Maury's Place

A cyber soapbox for Maury
This is a collection of stories and opinions that may have occurred to Maury while traveling. These stories are likely to have come from something seen or experienced on a trip. Below is a list of story titles with links to the individual tomes.
My Electron Tree — A very fascinating and special gift
The Jaunting Cart — Mackinac Island
Harry S. Truman's middle name — The mystery is solved
B-29 Inspection Group — During WW2 Maury's father worked on a B-29 production line
Earthlings see alien craft — Strange craft seems to appear out of nowhere — True Story
The original meaning of the peace symbol — It isn't what many people expected.
Which side is the fuel filler? — What side, on a car, is the fuel filler?
A Very Unusual Experience — I attended an autopsy. NOT a fun story, but very interesting and educational.
Unloading Hay Trucks — A story from my childhood about how I earned my spending money.
Lightning About to Strike — A frightening experience in a thunder storm while driving I-80 in Wyoming.
Nevada and Wyoming — Different Ways to Build Interstate Highways — This is a personal observation of the different way the states of Nevada and Wyoming built Interstate freeways in their respective states.
California Freeway Names — North and South — This story came to mind while watching a high speed car chase on TV when we were staying in a Southern California RV campground.
How the Marshmallow Got Its Name — I wondered about the marshmallow name while toasting some of the sugary confections over a campfire during a crab fishing trip in Oregon.
My Grandma's Lye Soap — While on a trip to attend an FMCA convention, I was reminded of this story when I saw a stack of lard packages in a Pasadena, CAlifornia grocery store.
Car Fire at Highest Point on I-80 — This story is about a very exciting event I witnessed on one of my trips to my home town.
A Rocket Engine Test — Frightened while returning from my family's first road trip taken in 1963.


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