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Topic: A Thanksgiving Tradition in Red Deer, Alberta (12 msgs / 268 lines)
1) From: Vicki Smith
OK, it's really only my tradition, not an official one...
Canadian Thanksgiving is in October, so yesterday was a work day. I may 
be a Canadian citizen now, but I still miss my US family on the day and 
  look for special ways to celebrate.
During our lunch hour (when the office is closed to all but employees) I 
played Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant (mebbe a bit too loudly) for my 
office mates. At this point, it is mostly about nostalgia, so even folks 
with very different political views were happy to hear it again. And it 
wasn't just that people were being nice--the Vietnam war touched the 
lives of Canadians of my generation, too, just in different ways.
I then placed my last coffee order for the year. One year I had coffee 
coming in during the Xmas rush at the post office and it was hell. For 
some reason they were not delivering packages to Ron's office (or 
anywhere else), and the postal outlet was backed up.
People would come in and walk around the drug store where the postal 
outlet is located looking for their packages. The employees had no idea 
where they might be and would tell customers that if they couldn't find 
the packages themselves, they would just have to wait until the pile of 
boxes thinned out. You also couldn't walk in the aisles of the store, so 
I'm guessing they didn't sell much hairspray in December.
With this new order, I will now have about 50 pounds of green beans, so 
the no ordering thing should not be much of a problem.
I don't actually like having so much on hand. It's not that I don't use 
it up in a timely way, but when new coffees become available, I then 
have to pass them up until my stash has become more reasonable.
Vicki

2) From: raymanowen
"...when new coffees become available, I then have to pass them up until..."
What? The possession of a stash is never Unreasonable. Not having one is.
In the event of a terrible postal SNAFU, a stash can ameliorate the pain.
Vicki -
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
Have you ever run out of gas? Not me- darn Bronco just stops...
On Nov 23, 2007 4:44 AM, Vicki Smith  wrote:
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3) From: Robert Joslin
Hey Vicki
     I'll agree with Ray.  For someone who lives north of Calgary and south
of Edmonton, and just getting into the winter season, I wouldn't consider 50
lbs of greens an unreasonably sized stash.  Forgive the OT question, but do
you get much snow there east of the mountains?
Happy (and warm) Roasting
Josh
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4) From: Vicki Smith
I roast about 2.5 pounds a week. We have no problems with mail, except 
for the annual Xmas debacle. I've run low, from time to time, but I have 
never run out.
Actually, we don't get much snow. Now, this is from a person who was 
raised in upstate New York, so there may be a grain of salt there. What 
we do get is damned cold (and moose in our downtown park, from time to 
time).
We are indeed south of Edmonton, but we have colder weather than both 
Edmonton and Calgary. We only get ~106 frost free days a year.
If I end up buying a Behmor, at some point, the selling point for me 
would be the ability to roast inside when it is -40 (or thereabouts) in 
my garage.
vicki
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5) From: Tom Ulmer
-40 would likely find me rolling around heaven in an Elvis Cadillac...

6) From: Sean Cary
It got down to 42 here last night and I had the heater on in my room -
which is quite to the Wisconsin native' roommates dislike.
Below 70 I get cranky!  I have very think Floridian blood!
If I had to roast below 30 very often, which I was at for a few days
in No Va last year...I would drink diet coke!
Sean
75 or so to go...
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7) From: raymanowen
"...the ability to roast inside when it is -40 (or thereabouts) in
my garage."
-40 Yeow! Is that -40 F or C ??? -ro
On Nov 23, 2007 8:04 PM, Vicki Smith  wrote:
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8) From: miKe mcKoffee
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Kelvin:-)  
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raymanowen
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Subject: Re: +A Thanksgiving Tradition in Red Deer, Alberta
"...the ability to roast inside when it is -40 (or thereabouts) in
my garage."
-40 Yeow! Is that -40 F or C ??? -ro
On Nov 23, 2007 8:04 PM, Vicki Smith < vicki.smith
 > wrote:
I roast about 2.5 pounds a week. We have no problems with mail, except 
for the annual Xmas debacle. I've run low, from time to time, but I have
never run out.
Actually, we don't get much snow. Now, this is from a person who was
raised in upstate New York, so there may be a grain of salt there. What 
we do get is damned cold (and moose in our downtown park, from time to
time).
We are indeed south of Edmonton, but we have colder weather than both
Edmonton and Calgary. We only get ~106 frost free days a year. 
If I end up buying a Behmor, at some point, the selling point for me
would be the ability to roast inside when it is -40 (or thereabouts) in
my garage.
vicki
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9) From: Dave Kvindlog
Doesn't matter whether F or C.  They're the same at -40.  -40 F = -40 C.
Cold is cold, no matter HOW you measure it!
Dave Kvindlog
iHomeroast
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
(where it's now 27 F)
On 11/24/07, raymanowen  wrote:
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10) From: Dave Kvindlog
Now THAT's funny.
But I doubt it gets below Absolute Zero in Red Deer, though it may feel lik=
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it at times.
Dave Kvindlog
iHomeroast
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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11) From: Bonnie Polkinghorn
Nice story Vicki,
My in-laws were taking care of the kids Wed. night, so hubby and I had
dinner at Alice's Restaurant in Sebastopol, CA.  There's also a great
little place called Alice's Restaurant we used to go to on Hwy 35,
Skyline Drive, somewhere north of Saratoga and south of San Francisco,
great breakfast!
You can never play Alice's Restaurant too loudly!
Humming,
Bonnie P.

12) From: Vicki Smith
-40 is the sweet spot, when F and C are the same. I don't BTW, roast at 
-40 in my garage. I have at -30 (which is -22 F), but only because I was 
somewhat stupid, wanted to see if it was possible, and dressed for it.
I can pull out my IR2 if needed and roast inside.
v
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