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Friday, December 30, 2022
Last December 30th I had written that I bought a new Zippo
Armor® Brushed Chrome Windproof Lighter as a practice run
for my 2022 Birthday Extravaganza (which again starts next
week). Well, I have been carrying this lighter now every day for
one year and I still REALLY like it. It is almost my favorite (my fav
being my Zippo Horseshoe Embossed lighter that I have semi-retired).
And this lighter has indeed turned out to be easier to grip and hold onto than my last Zippo which was brushed chrome front, back, top and both sides.
Some folks have an issue with the need to refill a Zippo to keep it
operational. For more than a few years now it has not been a problem
for me. Once a week, on Wednesdays, after work, I refill my Zippo, my
lotion and my sanitizer. It just takes a few minutes and I am good to go.
With this schedule I have never run out of lotion or sanitizer and my lighter has never gone dry.
And a zippo makes a good fidget item as well, if you are into that sort of thing, which I sometimes am.
Merry Christmas 2022 From Your Friends at El Rancho De La Tex.
"Little Guys with BIG GUNS!" We sure hope you all had a great Christmas. We did over here at The Ranch to be certain. After a fantastic home cooked meal with ham, baked potatoes, corn, peas, carrots and dinner rolls, we settled in to watch "The Terror of Tiny Town" on the 10 foot screen. Tiny Town is a western starring all little folks. Great fun.
I've never really mentioned this before, but here at The Ranch we do observe Christmas with all of the decorations and the fixins, but we rarely, if ever exchange gifts. It is just something that we have not done for years and years. It is a long story.
But tonight my mom and my son surprised me with a gift. I opened it up and it was "Renegade: The Complete Collection" on DVD. Something that I had been wanting for a LONG time. To their surprise and mine as well I became quite emotional.
Actually very emotional. You see, I love Lorenzo Lamas, Reno Raines and Vince Black and he means a lot to me. I know, weird. But that's just the way it is,
Thank you mom. Thank you my son. I will cherish this gift for more than one reason.
Here is another Zippo lighter that I own. I think this may be
the first one I ever bought. I purchased this one from the
National Rifle Association sometime in the early mid 1980s.
This lighter I did use for lighting cigarettes as I smoked at the
time. Most likely Winston 100s, Marlboro or More Reds, or
all of them. I used this lighter a LOT.
Here is a closer up of the attached logo on the Zippo. This
lighter is in really good shape considering how much I
carried and used it.
The markings on the bottom indicate that my lighter was manufactured in 1974. Wo. That's a long time ago.
And lastly, here is the box it came in and the little information sleeve that was included. I have not used this lighter for years and years and I will never use it again. It will be another one of those little things that I want my son to have.
We put our Christmas lights up yesterday. Our lights go up on Thanksgiving Day and come down on January 1st.
Those are the rules.
Last night after a Thanksgiving dinner (which could only be described as being absolute PERFECTION) prepared by my mom, we settled in for a viewing of Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. What a fantastic Thanksgiving Day we had.