Roselodge: Corvallis, Oregon USA

Welcome to RoseLodge - a wide spot on the internet highway

We're a consortium of Authors, Editors, Educators and Craftspeople based in Corvallis, Oregon.

Kathy's Corvallis Dream Weaver
site: Sashes and ...

Kathy's 2019 Crafts Selling Site
(square service provider)

Kathy on Pinterest

Kathy Hancrafted on Amazon

Kathy's Crafts on eBay

Kathy's Crafts on etsy

Kathy Corvallis' paypal craft site (closing)

Kirk's Auto Refitters

Rev. Art Morgan and
Moment Ministries

recycle scrap metal for $
Burcham’s Metals in Albany

Network Solutions
They were the correct place to register your domain name.
Have gotten slimy since 2015.

Facebook site for Harley Davidson J & JD's (1916 thru 1929)

assemble a '23 JD from scratch

Motor Cycle Repairer
for Military Specialists - 1923

So you want to be a Registered Nurse
( RN ) in Oregon?

eBay beanie baby
since 2001 to 2014

eBay Beanie Babies
since 2014...

in memory
James H. Critchfield

Memorial Day 2003

in memory
David K. Moncur
379th Inf. 95th Div.
28 Apt.1922 - 14 Dec 1944
Battle of the Bulge

in memory
Nova W. Du Pont
1919 - 2002

eight WW II Battle Stars

Algeria-French Morocco
Southern France

Battle Star Five - Alsace and Rhineland

Central Europe

56th Medical Battalion

Fourth Army
Command structure

-Garfield 7372-
Fort Sam Houston Texas 1 April 1945
(Japan surrendered 2 Sept 1945)

There's always been a bottom;
  there'll always be a top.

Someone to take the orders,
 and someone to call the shots.
Someone to take the beating,
 and someone to win the prize.

That may be the way it's been,
  but that don't mean it's right.

James Talley
"Are They Gonna Make Us Outlaws Again?"

Many have complained about ethanol in our gas. Here is a site that lists ethanol-free gas stations around the U.S.

U.S Gov. listed Recalls

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C).

what operating systems are used in the internet world?

earn big bucks programming

Admiration by ‘Beserko’ Bob Doerrer: “I would walk barefoot over three miles of broken beer bottles to kiss the hubcap of the truck that takes her underwear to the laundry.”



exogenous vs. endogenous
reciprocity ≠ retroproscity

The US population discards each year . . . enough aluminum to rebuild the US commercial air fleet four times over.

giving a toast

May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And the rain fall soft upon your tracks
And until, until we meet again
May God hold you
Safely in the palm of His hand

A Hydronic heating system is
a cooling or heating system in which heat is transported using circulating water. If you are in Corvallis, Oregon and need service, maintenance and advice on your Hydronic System, contact:

Barefoot Radiant Heating, LLC

Recumbent covered bicycle with battery (solar charged) motor assist = Elf

 Older people can also contribute on their merit.

People are still building neat cars in the USA.
(may not be a secure link - April 2021)

If you are on an old PC computer using ACD FotoCanvas 3.0 (to do simple html) and want it on your new Windows PC, use SeaMonkey 2.40.
"it's in there"

To politicians and other public 'servants'; Don’t tell people what they need. Ask how you can serve them. Listen to their answers. Then give them the power — the authority, the encouragement, the tools — to succeed." Salem Statesman Journal - 8 May 2016; pg.A4

“You can’t sustain a standard of living by borrowing.” Senator Judd Gregg  ret.
5:50am  Squawkbox on CNBC - 28 Aug.2012

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only
exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the
public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate
promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because
of the loose fiscal policy ensuing, always to be followed by a
dictatorship, then a monarchy." -  Alexis de Tocqueville -

Earliest known picture of Corvallis Oregon ~ 1868 population ...1220

    One of Benton County's more colorful Sheriffs was Solomon King, who followed Palmer with a 10-year term from 1876 to 1886 -- the longest term served so far in the county.
    Sol King was "taller and bigger than most men of his time" and the best known of the historic King Family in Benton County. He came to Oregon in 1845 on a wagon train when he was 12 years old. In 1872, Sol King and his wife and six children moved to Corvallis, where he purchased the Corvallis Livery, Feed and Sale Stable.  (above on the right)
    The family ran the business for 14 years before giving it up after the barn burned. In 1876, King ran for Sheriff for the first time and was given the support of the Corvallis Gazette, the local newspaper. The paper praised him for his struggle "to manhood thro' the pioneer difficulties... For his opportunities, no man, for generosity and whole-souled help, to those in need, has more to rise up and call him blessed than Sol King." [picture from OSU Arcives P25:1922]

"Reality, with all its warts and bad odors, builds giants. Bull builds dwarfs.
Car & Driver Magazine p.14, April 1975
"Capitalism unleashes potential."
Warren Buffett-CNBC 4:38am  pdst; 17 Nov. 2010
"You can't predict the future, but you can create it."
William Cohen from A Class With (Peter F.) Drucker

"happiness is wanting what you have, not having what you want"

"Goals are easier to reach when you can step over a lowered bar."
Non Sequitur 10 May 2008

"If you're rich in this country, it's a fabulous place!"
Jim Cramer CNBC 5:30am pdt 17 Jan. 2008

"Reality, with all its warts and bad odors builds giants. Bull builds dwarfs."
Car & Driver. April 1974 pg. 14

Financial advice:
Spend less than you earn.
Make savings automatic.
Take free money; 401 k & 403b
Keep the return as your money.
Owe as little as possible.
Tend your own garden.
Trust the power of average.

Oregon State University - home of the maraschino cherry, Earl C Gilbert, Betty Crocker, The Pyramid Play (OAC-1933 picture), leghorn chicken, grain and
osu's Special Collections & Archives

Twin Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation Services
Mike Terwilliger, Director
34275 Riverside Dr., Albany, OR  97321
Tel: 541-740-6257  Fax: 541-926-8141
more information

the Correct time (world sun map)
Tired of automated telephone systems?
Here is a list of end-arounds by company. click here

link to 2-dimensional curves, like we had to learn in algebra...

1956 AC Ace, precursor to the Shelby Cobra
chassis no. AEX 132 fitted with a Chevy. The later ones had Ford motors and were called Cobras.

Ginger Bread - someone's old secret family recipe

Melt 1 cup Butter and stir into 1 cup Molasses and 1 cup Sugar mixed together.

Add 1 cup Sour Milk and 2 beaten Eggs.

Then sift together 2 cups flour, 1 tsp. Baking Soda, 2 tsp. Ginger, 2 tsp. Cinnamon, and 1/2 tsp. Salt adding them to the mixture and mixing well.

Bake about 30 minutes in a moderate oven.

If desired add 4 squares grated chocolate. 350 degrees  35 minutes

Church Key (church-key)  patented 1935-36

Nov. 2014 From

Crash test ratings - New and used car safety ratings:

Recalls & investigations - Car and equipment safety alerts:

Complaints & defects - Enter your complaint and see others:

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amadoric   us ( æm ə ˈdôrik ); am . a . dor . ic;   am a doric (classical Greek column)

noun - Person who originates a new word that is licensed, patented, or Trade Marked for future use.

(9am Thursday 2016 Oct. 27)


Corvallis, OR beginning thru the Early Days

Staking the Avery Land Claim.

Atty. James K. Weatherford.

Corvallis in 1900
by Minerva Kiger Reynolds
(12.75 pdf file downloads)

Minerva Kiger-Reynolds

Bellfountain, Oregon ~1920

Monroe, Oregon ~1910

Corvallis photos

The Corvallis Magazine ca.1962
Corvallis' early days

dial 211 Human Services in Oregon

Books featuring the Corvallis area

various Maps of Corvallis and Benton County

File A Police Report in Corvallis, Oregon

I Want To.... (access all points of corvallis city government: complaints and so on)

Crime Reports for Benton Co.

more statistics about 97330

Corvallis city employee salaries

more Corvallis info

Corvallis Livibility # Site

24/7 OSU webcams at Corvallis, Benton County and Newport

Oregon Air Quality now

Oregon Power Outages

Corvallis, Ore. has 168 miles of stormwater pipes, 8,000 catch basins, and 2,700 manholes.

scientific soil restoration - healing soil-Corvallis, Oregon

Meeting Rooms in Corvallis' restored Train Station Baggage Building

Book bindery specializing in restoration and repair

identify Oregon flowers

What's being built right now
May have to create an acct. to see all details?

some housing/permit complaints

city refuses to
maintain/manage dangerous tree in sidewalk right-of-way

Corvallis Historic Auto Club

Café Yumm! in Corvallis

Chintimini Wildlife Center

Friends of the Whiteside Theater

Greenbelt Land Trust
Corvallis & Benton Co.

Heartland Humane Society - Corvallis & Benton County

Habitat for Humanity's RESTORE
Marys Peak Group-Sierra Club

hiking & walking trails in the Corvallis Area

Audubon Society of Corvallis

Freshwaters Illustrated

Benton Co. Museum
Benton County Genealogical Society

Oregon has road cams

raising other people's kids
'wrong way' Corrigan
another wrong way parker
899 EMJ
211 FGG

"memorial" to those who started modern recycling in Corvallis.
Dr. Richard Ross - OSU Faculty Advisor
OSU Physical Plant
Jeff & Kathy Harvey
Pam & Mike Gaughan
John Matthews
Bill Gilbert      Dave Army
B.R.I.N.G. Recycling was Corvallis Recycling was Eco-Alliance Recycling was OSU Recycling (a product of the first Earth Day 1970)

early days in Corvallis 1970-1975

Inavale Farm on Facebook
(horse boarding+ in west Benton County)

Old Creek Wallbed Factory
Murphy Beds

Willamette Veterinary Clinic

Farm Anumal Sanctuary near

Your Green Home-Healthy Home & Building Supplies
in ... Corvallis, Oregon

softstar Shoes in Philomath

Corvallis Bicycle Collective

Windstone Editions
Fantasy caricatures (figurines)

Sean D Brown
117 Productions
Custom Raft Frames, Boats & Accessories

Made In America products for sale

sing along
"Hallelujah, I'm a Bum"

Here is a website to enjoy that is a
tire size comparison calculator:
You can input different tire sizes and compare their measurements. Also is somewhat educational to see how the RPM's are affected by tire diameter.

1911 - "Automobiling is a very fascinating sport. (An automobile) does not cost more than a first-class house, and one can be run at about the same price that it takes to support a fairly large family."

Asahel N. Bush; famous person in Salem Oregon
  "Rocket 88" is a rhythm and blues song that is called the 'first rock and roll song.'

There Goes My Baby - first R&B song that had strings in it.

Top selling rock and roll songs of all time.
Bill Haley & His Comets "Rock Around the Clock" 1954 Rock & Roll

Griffo Brothers Ironmonger Works in Corvallis

CamLink™ for Windows
Birkenstock Express
Black Mesa Winery
in New Mexico
A complete list of all Oregon license plates.
(1.25 meg .pdf file will download)

Chevy 261 engine
All knowledge known to man: Wikipedia and
list of all Grose-Jets carburetor float bowl gas shutoff valve (vintage)
Baseball play-by-play scoring sheets down thru the ages
roughshod - 1. shod with horseshoes having projecting nails or points.
2. ride roughshod over, to treat harshly or domineeringly; override; crush
SVMT by SARENS of Germany
[serial(?) Vehicle Mobile Transport]
Multi-wheeled moving equipment
Nate's recommended Tune-up Instructions for Chevy 216/235/261 engines on Deve's site

Web terms
Google patent search
all U.S. patents

Patent Numbers/Issue years

CNET  (electronics+ buy+)

A good manager has your back; I knew one.
As a species, humans manifest a quality called neoteny, the retention of juvenile characteristics into adulthood. Neoteny has physical ramifications—scarce body hair and a flat face are two examples—but it also has neurological ones. Namely, we have an extraordinary capacity to continue learning throughout life.
Metal brake lines reproduction, custom fabrication; brake pipes. All ends (metric, AN and American), bulb and flare; antique and vintage. Cupro-nickel tube.
Peter Caldwell
World Wide Auto Parts of Madison
2517 Seiferth Rd.
Madison  WI  USA  53716-3302
US WATS (800) 362-1025
(608) 223-9400     (608) 223-9403 fax

shows U-Clips, V-Clips, U-Nuts & SpeedNuts.
car parts reproduction
(mini milling)
Girling valve spacer

Restoration Supply Company
all the old auto bits and pieces from
leather racing helmets to Brit radiator hose clamps

other metal reproduction services:
2021 - casting plastic parts reproduction
metal castings #2...#3

Coventry Climax engine manual FWA, FWB, FWE

I recommend these people: they rebuilt the water pump for my 1965 OSCA Fiat 1600S; even provided a new impeller and cut a gasket for me! in Portland, Oregon USA or 1-800-545-9088

Lucas starter brushes and brush springs - see Moss Motors!
Power Brake Booster Exchange Inc.
4533 SE Division
Portland, OR., 97206
Tel: 503-238-888

   61 = 1000 cc.(1920's Harleys)
   74 = 1200 cc. (same 1920's)
 302 = 5 liters (vintage American iron)
 427 = 7 litres

Mercedes original parts diagrams.

Peach Parts - Mrec + help

I have reproduced Chevrolet right rear brake extension (#3680958) for 1946-52 3/4-ton; also Left rear ext. is 3680957; both 7 19/32" O.L. These are available at $50 each; shipping extra. Chevy I needed parking brake cables for a 1952 Chevrolet 3/4-ton pickup. I sent the old ones to these people and got a good set of replacement cables, they make them. Call 1-800-634-2145 and ask for Earl. (this is Speedometer Service and Instrument in Portland, Oregon; 530 NW 11th Ave. 97209) My pair of cables were $65 each and $17 UPS COD to return.

Jim Carter Classic Truck Parts also has these for $45 each.  ME290 part no.

original (1st) Daimler SP250 article
source for those little carburetor bits and pieces
Motor Cycle Repairer
for Military Specialists - 1923
; see
I recommend Mac's Eugene Radiator Repair for radiator repair and replacements. They really know what they're doing, have a large stock of radiators on hand, in a range of prices, and do good repair work. Eugene, Oregon 877-325-6227 or 541-344-0253.
For old generator checking and rebuilding, I recommend Zilkoski Auto Electric in Eugene, Oregon. 541-747-9213. He was able to identify a Fiat generator I had from the 1960's and tested it for free. He is electronically plugged into the Lester Catalog for additional information on generators.
Tchotchkes, brick-a-brac,
dust collectors, accessories,
add-ons, decorative elements, topiaries

Since 1982, copper pennies have been 97.5% zinc with a copper plating. Cost 1.26-cents to make in 2008. A nickel is 75% copper and 25% nickel; cost 7.7-cents to make.

In World War
II, 11% of the U.S. pilots shot down 90% of the planes.

They were country boys who'd grown up with a rifle; knew deflection shooting, the art of leading the moving target.   Chuck Yeager
our founders
Augie Doggie & Doggie Daddy

Honus Wagner card from The American Tobacco Co. 1909. Pulled after introduction at Mr. Wagner's request; he didn't smoke.
"... Only 50 to 60 T206 Wagner cards are believed to exist...."
History of baseball card collection
2007 - $2.8 million sale
7 cards more rare than Honus

From: J B Wymore
Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2006 6:35 AM

I like Safeway good enough; there, 14 donuts equals one dozen!! 

Just don't go in and try to buy 5 'assorted varieties' Post breakfast cereals between 14-20 ounces for $5.00 with their coupon in the paper this week. It doesn't matter if a certified Safeway employee TELLS you that means ANY Post cereals in that ounce range. You better just get Raisin Brand (yuck) or Honey Bunches of Oats cause THAT'S what "assorted varieties" mean. Because, when you get to the checkout, it will ring ANY other variety up at regular price. Then when I innocently told the checker to stick them up her butt, she pressed some hidden button that froze her computer screen and it wouldn't do anything.

After getting about half the employees gathered around the cash register, they had to shut the machine down, restart it, then take all the groceries back out of my cart and run them again while the line behind me grew to mob proportions; and about the same mindset. All the while I was sweetly telling the impromptu employee meeting if they didn't practice bait & switch and deceptive advertising they wouldn't have this problem. THEN to my rescue came one young checker who blurted out, "Oh, we have been hearing this complaint all week!" Everything came to a standstill as all the other employees stared at her and the assistant manager turned beet red while writing down her tag number.

I left with my chin(s) held high, albeit no cereal.

...and from our good friend William Thornton:

I been painting for 30 years+. In 20 years of using the WD40, I've never  had any rust come back through anything I painted this way (this is just the way I do it ...OK!!). WD40 will neutralize rust stops it dead in its tracks.

When I got my truck, I scratched the rust with Brillo pad or sandpaper; whatever I could get to. Then blew everything off with air; all the little crevices, up under the truck. Then just saturated everything with WD40. After it sits hour or so, blow off excess with air (rust has been stopped.) Then let it sit, for a couple of weeks at least, and paint with primer. I use spray cans; that way I can get paint in tight spots with that under truck!! Works great for me.

If its rusty, it gets the WD40 treatment from me. And yes, I Figured This Out!! I put WD40 on everything that moves or don't move (did I say everything??) This means computer keys,... let's just say everything!! My house smells like WD-40 & my Truck. (...even ME) I've had 4 major surgeries; 3 steel plates in left foot, full right hip replacement, right shoulder been reconstructed, 3 ruptured disc in back (fell through scaffold in 1982)!! I just about bath in WD40. The doctors can't believe how good I HEALED UP! No skin problems and I could go on and on about this!!!   (do not attempt this at home!  ...ed)

Kemmerer, Wyoming, where J.C. Penney started his first store.  A favorite quote from old J.C. - "A man on his feet is worth two on his seat."   He never sat down at his desk.

    And Jack Wymore, my knowledgeable friend from Willamina, replies:
    "Been to that first store. It's still there. At that same card game where Penney made his famous quote, his lifelong friend, William "Wille" Winchester countered with his own astute quote, which he hurriedly wrote on the back of the Jack of Spades; "God made all men, Winchester made them equal". Later he made it his company's motto. A third man at that table that night, Samuel
Colt, a known braggart and card cheat also uttered some immortal words destined later to become his motto, "Fear no man, no matter what his size; call on me to equalize".
    The man who made up the fourth partner at the game they were playing that particular night, a Montana version of Spit in the Ocean, was my dad. Not to be outdone he also had a quote which seemed very pertinent for the occasion. 'No matter how dumb the dealer looks, always cut the cards.'  That evening was one for the history books."

Problem: a secondary computer on local network can’t access resources thru network’s ‘server’, like the internet or a printer.
   (server is running Windows XP. Secondary computer is running Windows Vista)

Solution: on the local network’s server …

Start/Control Panel/

Network connections/

Highlight computer’s icon (the one that can’t hook up thru server computer which may be linked to the outside world)

click Change settings of this computer option in column at screen left

click Settings button

click Advanced Tab

click Settings button

click Advanced tab

Uncheck box by afflicted computer

Accept/close windows.   ...done. Only took us 1.5 months to come up with this; and we did google the problem on the network, repeatedly.

541-602-7941 cold calls from cell phone provider; bottom feeder.
   There is a bug with Microsoft's OS and the network at BellevueComputers ( in Corvallis, Oregon.

   Try this: Take a C: drive with Windows 98. Back it up onto Bellevue's network using drag-and-drop. Do a low-level format on the old C: drive and install Windows XP. Drag the backup into a new folder on the XP desktop.

   The Windows Folder within will be empty; no Desktop, and everything relating to Outlook Express 6 is gone (spell checker, favorites and emails.)

"Microsoft won't certify their reps - 26 Dec.2002"

update -March 2005 - same computer, which they sold me, one fan was mounted backwards and heat sink not glued to CPU chip correctly.

Copyright © 1998-2021 by   All Rights Reserved.   13 May 2021 - Bill G  corvallisWE at gmail dor com