Saturday, March 17, 2012

1917 shuttle

John posted a picture of a shuttle he received from an aunt. He stated that he wasn't sure about the hook on the end.
I have a shuttle like his,  here is a picture of mine.

you can't read the words in this picture, but it does say "BOYE" above the center divot and  PAT April 10, 1917 below it.

here is a closer look at the hook
John, hope this helps you.

I had intended to post this earlier this afternoon, but farmguy came in and said he needed my help with a project.  I thought maybe an hour or 2, but no, we didn't get in the house until after 9 this evening.  we have finally finished supper and it is 10:20 pm.  I am going to get this posted and head for bed.

I am several days behind in reading my blog list. I have been doing re-cert classes for what used to be called First Responder.  the National EMS registry has changed the name to Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) and changed some of the things we can do.  They took away some of the things we used to be able to do, and gave us some new stuff.  So, I have passed the written test, and taken and passed 3 of the 5 practical tests, CPR & AED, applying a non-rebreather mask, using suction and using a Bag Valve Mask.  next thursday I will take and hopefully pass the Medical and Trauma assessments.  Good thoughts sent my way would be appreciated. I am not a member of any of the local ambulance squads, I was several years ago, but decided that a 15 mile trip at high speeds to get to the ambulance garage to go on a call just wasn't safe.  instead I am a member of our tiny local fire department only 3 miles away as the crow flies.  much easier to get there. I don't fight fires, I am responsible for the health and safety of the fire fighters, and I am expected to respond any time the county dispatch sends out a call for a medical or trauma in the fire dept area as the nearest ambulance service is at least 20 minutes away. 


  1. Good luck on all your tests, I'm sure you'll do fine. Isn't it silly when they take away things you used to be able to do? Especially when there's something that you know should be done, and you're not allowed to do it!

  2. Good luck with the tests.

    Just thinking about the help you can give those who need it makes me weak in the knees! I would be the one in a faint should I attempt aiding the wounded! I am glad for folks like you.
    Fox : )

    1. did you faint when your children were little and got hurt? I expect you kept a stiff upper lip and got through it. then had a mild breakdown later. well that is really how it works if you are well trained. your training takes over, afterwards, then depending on what happened, you can get the heebie-jeebies.

  3. Ladyytats, best of luck on your studies! Thank you for taking care of the firefighters as well. My father-in-law was a captain in a major city and even though he has passed on now I have a soft spot for any one fighting the fight.

    I am just learning to tat and am loving it. I've searched around and found a number of blogs I can learn from. Yours is one. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you Jana, Congratulations on learning to tat. it can be a very rewarding and relaxing pastime. if you have any questions, please ask.

  4. You have my good thoughts and prayers! It takes a special kind of person to be willing to do this, you are a saint! Thank you!

  5. That is a pretty shuttle. I bet those firefighter are glad to have you. You have my thoughts and prayers.


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