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Mister Wilson
Those of you, of an age and time, probably know where that line comes from.  When we have these strings of hot, humid, rainless days I think of Joni and that song.  It finally broke tonight, got an inch of rain from a couple of quick thunderstorms, then the fire flies were out in force with a few bats flitting around.  Love it.
John
H.C. Lanterns dealer
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #2001 A Turd's Odyssey
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Coleman Slant Saver #31
Looking for 6-56 and 6-58 Birthday lanterns.
There's been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about.
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1hpycmpr
I miss seeing lightning bugs!  When the kids were little, we were sitting at my Dad’s kitchen table during a visit to Ohio and one of them spotted a fire fly.  They had never seen them before since we lived in Wyoming.  I took them out side while Dad headed to the garage to grab some jars.  The kids studied them pretty closely until it was time for bed and they let them go.  Good times!  Thanks for stirring up that memory, John.
Mark
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MartyJ
Lightning bugs are a childish wonder I have never lost.  Wish they were on our coast but if they come with chiggers and no see ums, I will pass. 
Marty
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Gunhippie
I should know that song... Joni is a favorite of mine.

Fire flies... growing up mostly in Oregon, we had none. Some glowworms in the lawn after a rain, but no flies. My first trip to West Texas as a semi-adult, I finally got to see a real show down by the Rio Grande. Completely fooled me. I had no idea what I was seeing.

On the other hand, West Texas also had blister beetles. Those I can do without for the rest of my life. I still have scars forty years later.

Later, sailing around the Fijian islands, I saw an entire island flashing with coordinated fireflies. I mean, the entire island would flash on and off about once a minute!

Now back in no firefly country, and I find myself missing them terribly. Everyone should have fireflies!
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Banjoman
I had fire flies when young too some of my friends drove them when we got older.
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Pancholoco1911

I remember those blister beetles. I remember we used to sleep in the patio (patio en mexico means front yard) without covering, everything was nice back them in the Sierras no crime no bad people. 

the fireflies those used to appear in rainy season (tiempo de aguas) June through September. One thing I dislike from rainy season in Mexico are the “baiburines” Is how we used to call them locally in general Spanish are “niguas” and “chiggers” en ingles jajaja. (Spanish lessons for free lol)

those f@@@ bastards walked all the way to your balls ⚽️ lol and armpits I hate those and don’t want them again to be in my body. Rainy season Was a painful season but you get used to it 

~Pancho~
Looking for B-Day lantern 9/83, 7/85, 10/04, 5/11, 2/19
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Mister Wilson

Here you go Timm.
John
H.C. Lanterns dealer
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #2001 A Turd's Odyssey
Canadian Blues #028
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Looking for 6-56 and 6-58 Birthday lanterns.
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bowenstudios
I've always loved and played with fireflys as much as any other kid, well any kid that plays outside. I guess I always took them for granted though. When my father in law came to visit West Virginia a couple years ago form East Texas he was like a little kid with amazement at the fireflys in my yard.
-Mike
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DougA
A friend who lives in the hills south of Buffalo has what seems like clouds of fireflies in late June and early July, all along the grasses at the tree line around his property.  It is quite a sight.  At the cottage we see a handful of fireflies in early July.  Monday night at home we had electricity problems in the area and the power was out for six hours.  At one point well after dark I walked out in front of my house to see what was going on around the area in the electric-less situation and I actually saw a firefly.  First one I have ever seen in the city/burbs.
DougA  ... fettler and keeper of a family collection of nickel: a 249, a pair of 237s, and a 1938 228B, along with a late 1979 red 200a.  Then two more turned up, a 1941 243A and a 1944 242C, and now there's a b-day 200A lantern, too!.
Coleman Blues Member #92.
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #009.
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Gunhippie

I remember those blister beetles. I remember we used to sleep in the patio (patio en mexico means front yard) without covering, everything was nice back them in the Sierras no crime no bad people. 

the fireflies those used to appear in rainy season (tiempo de aguas) June through September. One thing I dislike from rainy season in Mexico are the “baiburines” Is how we used to call them locally in general Spanish are “niguas” and “chiggers” en ingles jajaja. (Spanish lessons for free lol)

those f@@@ bastards walked all the way to your balls ⚽️ lol and armpits I hate those and don’t want them again to be in my body. Rainy season Was a painful season but you get used to it 



OK, chiggers might be worse than blister beetles.

But I still recall the night I was in a phone booth (anyone remember those?) in West Texas talking to my GF in Oregon. A blister beetle landed on my arm right above the elbow, inside. GF asked why I was so quiet, then I started crying. "What's wrong, hun?" "There's a blister beetle on my arm and I'll have a horrible burn tomorrow and there's nothing can do about it!"

PS: Being on the far end of the US is not a good way to keep a GF.

It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Sandman
Lighting bugs are all fun & games until one splats on your windshield & you smear it with wipers......another time i noticed a faint glow of one on walkway.....upon closer examination it was a toad that had one part way down his gullet .....could see the glow emitting thru toads skin......lol

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Gunhippie
Sandman wrote:
Lighting bugs are all fun & games until one splats on your windshield & you smear it with wipers......another time i noticed a faint glow of one on walkway.....upon closer examination it was a toad that had one part way down his gullet .....could see the glow emitting thru toads skin......lol


Try to pay attention to the road when driving an antique Willy's PU through the desert of West Texas with the cab full of fireflies!
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Gasman64
There's been loads of fireflies around here lately.  I was coming back from a motorcycle ride last weekend, and a short while after sunset, rode through a bunch of them, probably the most I've seen in one area at one time.
Steve
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Whitegas Extraordinaire
Just know that they don’t taste too good but the bits left stuck to your teeth continue to glow!
DAMHIK
Thank you
Kevin
I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

ICCC # 1865

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gwillmot
Hiss of Summer lawns?  If I heard that... I'd be loading up some snake shot!
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SteveRetherford
its a Joni Mitchel song .
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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Chucker
My mind went to another song....

Chuck
"Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones." Proverbs 16:24
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Gunhippie
gwillmot wrote:
Hiss of Summer lawns?  If I heard that... I'd be loading up some snake shot!


The buzzing of summer lawns:

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It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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salukispeed
We have the fireflies here and only a very few chiggers and this year has been a bumper crop of the flashing little bugs. I still remember my Mom getting so excited when we as kids were having fun chasing them and then my kids too. Around our house they are called NaNa bugs to keep the joy and memories of Mom alive. When they started showing up here a few weeks ago both kids 25-27 called to say the NaNa bugs were home to say hello!
Bob
ICCC 1868
Perfection appreciation #10
Milspec 65252
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firetop
We have a new pup that loves chasing them go out every night and she goes nuts.
Jay Birthday lanterns 2/56 OR 3/57 ICCC # 1088
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Rubing
We had quite a few fireflies out last night here in MI as well. 
ICCC # 1402
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joecichlid
Throw in a comfy chair on the back deck, something cold to drink and THAT is heaven to me.
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Mister Wilson
Right?
John
H.C. Lanterns dealer
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #2001 A Turd's Odyssey
Canadian Blues #028
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Looking for 6-56 and 6-58 Birthday lanterns.
There's been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about.
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scl
you want to see fireflies, come to the east coast coleman collectors convention in gettysburg. whole giant trees are lit up along with everything else. yes i love fireflies and have many stories about them, one being when they got loose in my grandparents house in iowa. all were upset about it but me, i thought it was great.
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Bill
Love them both—Joni and fireflies.  
Bill Sheehy, aka Merlotrin P.M.      ICCC #1390      eBay handle: wtspe
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BSAGuy
It ain't summer until the lightning bugs and cicadas come out.
- Courtenay
Be Prepared
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salukispeed
Listening to the cicadas and watching the lightening bugs as I write this. Definitely warm humid summer evening.
Bob
ICCC 1868
Perfection appreciation #10
Milspec 65252
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Whitegas Extraordinaire
salukispeed wrote:
Listening to the cicadas and watching the lightening bugs as I write this. Definitely warm humid summer evening.

Cicadas just turned on!
I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

ICCC # 1865

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12057dave
Thanks John and Chuck for sharing those videos. Love both artists. Watched Jonis birthday bash a while back. It was pretty good. 
Dave                                                       BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #1957
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