Category Archives: Daily Life

An Icon Reporter Arrives for Meeting


Yes folks, the entire office staff are running around the Rochester C_J_L bureau like crazy people. (J/K ) Mike Mounts has arrived via chopper at the Rochester bureau for meetings with the Chief and staff.

Stay tuned.

The Big Guy Flying in Rochester Bureau Meetings



Good evening folks! With all the activity regarding the eclipse and Pres. Trump and his agenda for tonight. The Rochester bureau is busy also.

The Owner,CEOr/Editor in Chief, Mr. Mark Ivy is flying in to Rochester to meet with Michael Mounts regarding him officially joining C_J_L, Rochester bureau. Mr. Mounts is an author, and well read man in today’s events and historical events also. I as G_M of the Rochester bureau think he’d fit right in.

Stay tuned.

Picture 1, Mr. Ivy Owner,CEO, Editor in Chief of CJL.
Picture 2, His private plane.

Eclipse Day, The Rochester C_J_L Bureau

Good afternoon to the Chief at headquarters in Indiana, Heyseed at the Missouri Bureau, and Mike here with me at the Rochester Bureau.
These two pictures were taken back to back at 2:10 p.m. ET.
Picture 1 is facing east from the Bureau.
Picture 2 is facing west from the Bureau.

The Caboose and Its Life

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The “Caboose
They were started in the 1800’s. The little red car at the end of the train.
They were originally constructed in a makeshift, cheap way. A small cabin like structure was built on a railroad flat bed car.
Then as railroads progressed, expanded, the Caboose was modified and improved. The Caboose after modification became a custom shelter so to speak for the “conductor” and “brakeman” of the train.
It had a kitchen, sitting area, and bunks. And then with further modifications, it had an upper window built in, so the crew could see forward. I call it a “crowsnest” of a train. This was constructed due to boxcars being much higher and blocking the front of the train to the conductor, brakeman, lookout man.
By the time the 1920’s rolled around, there were 34,000 Cabooses in use on American railroads in the United States. But then like all things, things change with “time” and technology.
A small device which cost only a few thousand dollars could be attached to the last car on the train which could give the engineer all the information he needed to operate the train safely. Hence, the “Caboose” faded.
The Caboose’s life ended during the 1980’s.

How baby carriages have changed.




Like all things with “time”, they change. You name it, generally they change. Cars,trucks,tractors,computers,washers,dryers,etc..
This week while on assignment, I spotted an old old baby carriage. It was posted to C_J_L. Then while doing other work, I came across a few other baby carriages that were part of past stories I did. I noticed a change and wanted to share it.

Possible new addition to Rochester C_J_L bureau.




Good morning everyone! Currently there’s a lot of activity at the Rochester Bureau. The Chief is flying in for talks to a possible new reporter, Mr. Michael Mounts.
Mr. Mounts is an active writer with 32 novels written to date.
Pic 1: The office staff are working overtime doing updates, setting up a new office if he joins.
Pic 2: The Editor/CEO, Mr. Mark Ivy flew in and just arrived in his limousine from the airport.
Pic 3: A formal breakfast will be taking place after the meetings.
Have a great Sunday.

Old Truck


This morning while working on an assignment, I saw this old jalopy. I love the old cars and trucks! Things certainly have changed through the years.

Antique Baby Carriage


Yes folks, while on a run today, I saw this piece of history. As you see, it’s in great shape for its age. I have no idea how old it is, but I would say at least 50 years old for starters.

From the 20th Century – A Real ‘Steam Shovel’


These days machines like this are designed much different and are called “excavators“. ¬†However, back in the day, these were called “steam shovels“. They were actually powered by steam.
As you can see by the sign, it has gone on the national registry.

Amish Buggy


Quite often I will be on a run and go through the Amish community. There are stores just outside of Rochester that sell their products. Today I saw this buggy at one of their outlets.