March 27, 2010

A Road To Nostalgiaville Of Soda and Beer

This is great. The site is a museum that mainly focused on the beer and soda's historical background. I have never seen so many ads for old beer and soda cans which is what I liked the best. You can view them in the first link. In the second link you can see big collections of soda bottles, soda glasses, con top soda cans, and soda cans. There is a link within the second link that will lead you another page called "A Pop-A-Can Soda Story". The third page is the home page as you can see.

Soda Pad Home Page

The Museum of Beverage Containers & Advertising's Soda Collection

Home Page - Welcome To Nostagiaville

The collection is part the Nostalgiaville farm in Springfield, Tennessee. There are pictures of the location of the farm as well interior pictures of the museum. There is a virtual tour as well, where you can see the collections and everything. If you wish to see it in person, you can make an Personal tour to visit the farm.

There are other pages that are not collection. There are photographs of other cities.

March 23, 2010

Peterbilt All The Way

An interesting history of Peterbilt, a heavy duty truck history from 1900 to 2000. The company itself was established in 1939.

According to the site, the goal was for the industry was to concentrate on delivering high performance and low maintenance, as well very strong and durable vehicles. The focused to paying off a low operating cost with the driver productivity and high resale value. That was basically what the focus of Peterbilt when it was established. If you will keep reading, you'll find that there is quite a rich history for this company, that actually does begin in 1900 before the trucks even existed yet. There were motor wagons that were motor driven commercial. There was a big competition at the time. But when the steam power was fully in use in the early 1900's those wagon were no longer in a higher demand. People now turned to the railroad system which was much faster and thus a faster service. The rivers and the canals also became highly useful as another mean for transportation. This early technology paved the way to a company called Peterbilt which gradually become a top trucking company since its birth 1939. If you do the math, it is a 71 years old company. I don't know of many companies that still exist after so many decades.

Much more information at:


March 22, 2010

Soviet Pressed Steel Vehicles At Tri Ang

I admit, I don't really understand much what this page is all about. This page is just an addition to the tri - ang site. These are are Soviet and Chinese pressed steel models of vehicles. The page mentions Tippers, special trucks, excavators, fire engines, ZIS/ZIL, Zavod, AZLK and Camocean trucks.

Tri - Ang: Soviet Models

March 21, 2010

Blog - Hearing Dog Training

My friend, Martha, has just started a new blog.

Martha Hoffman has been a trainer with the Hearing Dog Program (HDP) for many many years, and is one of the trainers who helped established the new HDP that was established when the SFSPCA cut off its old program. She now is the Training Director for the new independent HDP. She has now started a new training blog.

Blog - Hearing Dog Training

In her new blog, Martha will be describing all of her HDP training visits that are interesting and how to train. If you are in another dog training list or sites, could you please pass this information along. So since she just started the blog, it's very fresh.

I volunteered to help promote her blog. Hopefully, it'll bring more awareness about these service dogs. Many people don't know what hearing dogs are. They are not widely known like dogs for the blind. I've been in situations where people didn't want me to go inside the store with my previous hearing dog, Bodie, but explaining that he is a service dog helped most of the times.

You know, I've had people asking me what kind of things does the hearing dog perform for me. But when they ask me for more information about the training, it becomes harder for me to explain because it's not that simple. There is more than just training a dog to do basic commands like sit, stay and come. This blog has answers to all those questions with details and descriptions.

I've known Martha for many years now. She has a lot of experience and can vouch for her as a good trainer. She helped me a lot when I was dealing with Bodie's mischiefs.

Above is Shelby, my new hearing dog. She is a Black Lab who just turned 2 years old early March. Thanks to Martha she is now a part of my life.