I hope someone can answer this . I spend 5 or 6 months a year in other states and my cell phone number is out of N. ? Georgia . I've heard that if you dial 911 in an area away from home , it won't work , or you have to dial a code for that area first . Anyone know anything about this ? True or false ?
911 on cell phones while traveling
It will work! This is now done by whatever tower is closest to you when you call....although in my rural area of Missouri we have a consolidated 911 for a multi-county area and their first question when answering 911/cell phone is "What city, please?"
Here's the gov't site: http://www.fcc.gov/guides/wireless-911-services
JuneyBug , I appreciate you and the link . This has been in the back of my mind for several years but never asked . I'm comfortable now . The info for getting the state emergency no. for accidents is going into my "book" for each state I go into . Thanks so much again.(PS , I enjoy your comments and posts all over D G .) Digger
Aww! Thank you! I had always hoped to meet you at one of the Texas or GA roundups ^_^ It looks like it is going to be a few more years before I can move down there, though. I had looked the 911 info up recently because everybody on facebook is sharing these (Wrong!) posts about 211 and 112,and *8?.. and such, that I figured I had better print something out so I wouldn't be calling the wrong numbers when we go back to the states NEXT WEEK!!!! (can you tell that I'm a little excited?) We are going to Dover, Delaware and I really don't know a thing about living in the northeast other than having spent a few months at Fort Dix in the '70's. Here in Korea it is 119 for emergency or 1330 if you don't speak Korean and you need to know the city prefix and dial it first = I am used to being confused and having to have a printout in my wallet ☺
If you're going to Dover , take time to make the trip across the Delmarva hwy across the water . We pulled a GBL mobile home across it 35 years ago and shut the hwy down with police escorts . Memorable .
Be glad to have you home on USA soil . Where is your home town , or do you have one any more ?
I was from Little Rock, Arkansas and still have 2 brothers that live there, most of the rest of the family is in southeast Texas, Fort Worth and San Antonio to the west and New Orleans to the south. There are a few in-laws in the Fort Bragg, North Carolina area that we will be close enough to visit easily, so that will be great, but it is a long drive to see the rest of the family. We are glad to be going to a place that has great seafood ^_^
Hi namesake! From Delaware it's a short drive to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. The Longwood conservatories and greenhouses are worth visiting even in winter, and the garden's restaurant serves great crabcakes - all crab, no filler. Their snapper soup is wonderful, too.
Good luck with your move!
Other June , try to get the recipe from them , they just might give it out , or (Shameless me ) cozy up to the cook . LOLOLOL. Red snapper or snapping turtle ? (I'm just being smart ,) but in the deep south , snapping turtle was a major food until they became so rare . Where I am in Texas ,a portion of the bay was fenced off and turtles were brought in by the boat load and held there for processing by a huge plant . It is called Turtle Pen in Copano Bay . I'll have to Google it , bet I can find info on it there .Main reason I go to Chinese buffet is for the variety of shrimp dishes and raw oysters .
Juney , I had a house on lake Erling for 24 years , until I sold it about three , four years ago . That's between Springhill La and Bradley Ar. I have a sister from Monroe La that moved to a little town just outside L R .Valonia ? I think that's right , anyway even if my spelling is wrong , you'll know .Maypop is hostessing the roundup again this year in early June , maybe you'll get by there when visiting N Carolina . Still a long drive , but I have an extra bedroom so no motel needed , twin beds in there .
It's my thread , so not OT .
Longwood Gardens' Chesapeake Crab Cakes recipe:
2 lbs. Backfin crabmeat
1 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
1 tbsp. dry mustard
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp. minced parsley
1/4 lemon, zest only
1/4 cup bread crumbs
Combine & mix all ingredients, be careful not to break up the crabmeat. Portion into 3 oz. cakes. Chill until ready to cook.
Saute each side over medium high heat 2 to 3 mins., or until golden brown.
You thang , you . I'm gonna enjoy this recipe . Thankee , thankee . How did you get it ? Have it all along ? A hundred thankee's .I have one I'll share with you tomorrow . D H is wanting me to pull up the bank statement so he can see the refund . ( I'm gonna enjoy spending it )
I did not steal the Longwood recipe, it was given to me! I volunteered at the gardens when I lived in south-east PA.
Volunteering is a great way to learn lots of things, eh? We all seem to like to share our favorite things. Longwood Gardens is now on my list of places to see☺There are so many neat things to see and do so close by ^_^
I have been wanting a soft-shelled crab dinner for the longest time and we are getting there at the right season for it!
I'm sorry if it sounded like I thought you stole it . We on D G don't do things like that . My recipe follows in a minute , I have to copy yours first .Don't have my printer with me .
Blue Crab Jalapeno Hush Puppies
1 CUP ALL PURPOSE FLOUR
1/2 TSP BAKING POWDER
1 TSP KOSHER SALT
2 TBS SUGAR
1/2 CUP BUTTERMILK
1 STICK BUTTER (MELTED )
1 OZ CREAM CHEESE
12 OZ PICKED FOR SHELL CRAB MEAT
1/3 CUP SHREDDED SHARP CHEDDAR CHEESE
1 JALAPENO PEPPER , MINCED
1 CLOVE GARLIC , CRUSHED
DEEP OIL FOR FRYING
HEAT OIL IN POT TO 350 DEGREES ,WHISK FLOUR , CORNMEAL ,BAKING POWDER ,SALT AND SUGAR UNTIL WELL BLENDED
IN SEPARATE BOWL, WHISK BUTTERMILK EGG , BUTTER AND CREAM CHEESE UNTIL WELL MIXED
ADD THE WET INGREDIENTS TO THE DRY UNTIL THE FLOUR MIXTURE IS MOIST
ADD THE CRAB, SHREDDED CHEESE ,JALAPENO , GARLIC , MIX WELL
SCOOP THE MIXTURE IN BALLS AND COOK IN HOT OIL , TURNING IF NECESSARY
DRAIN ON PAPER TOWELS AND EAT WHILE WARM
I OMIT BAKING POWDER AND SALT USING SELF RISING FLOUR INSTEAD . IF JALAPENOS AREN'T TO YOUR LIKING , YOU MAY OMIT THEM ALSO