Nylon Bus Grab Handles

Happy to see straps! They were almost extinct!


Black Nylon Webbing
Assist Strap for Bus and Rail
One or Two-Piece Rail Spools Available

Black nylon grab handle for buses

Here are some technical information for this strap.Technical Notes:

Passes FMVSS 302 (Flammability)
12” Standard Length
Black Standard Color
Many Other Colors Available
Hardware Included
Security Screw Optional
Available with Rubber Friction Pad
North American Made

If you are interested in this or any other grab handle, please contact us www.river-drive.com or inquiries@river-drive.com.

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Ghosts: Delphine Lalaurie’s Portrait and The Dark History — Paranormal Hauntings

Book 'Em, Jan O

Readers, this is an intriguing history and more recent recounting of a Louisiana haunting – read and learn!  Worthwhile and scary!  From Charlene at Paranormal Hauntings blog, 

Before I start this article I want to thank Paranormal Scholar on youtube for the inspiration on this. If you haven’t visited their you tube I strongly recommend you do. 1,271 more words

via Delphine Lalaurie’s Portrait and The Dark History — Paranormal Hauntings

For more ghosts and other things, including my new scholarly essay Infectious Ghosts about elements that make F. G. Cottam’s ghost stories so much more portent, scary and effective than most,  please see: https://www.amazon.com/Jan-Olandese/e/B071FK9L75


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Roundtrip Tokens

City Improper

The RedBird was the name given to the 7 train. These cars were painted a deep red to combat graffiti, which had become a major problem in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Perhaps most visitors who visit New York City land at JFK or LGA, which are both located in the borough of Queens. I’m sure they don’t realize the distance from the gates of their flight terminal to their final destination, which I assume is a trendy midtown Hotel. No matter the airport, or final destination, I imagine tourists grudgingly boarding their Manhattan-bound taxis, while hoping the numbers on the meter would tick a bit slower as they make their sluggish journey out of the airports. If they’re the adventurous types, and happened to land at JFK, they might hop aboard an Air-train, only to discover they must transfer to a crowded Manhattan-Bound E, J or A train…

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Remembering The Way Barbershops Were 

Miss Back In The Day USA


Figar0… Figar0! The Barber ofSeville!In remembering the art and tradition of barbering, it is all in reference to.. and specifically, right HERE the good ol’ USA.

The Iconic Barber’s pole

From then, physicians were clearly separated from the surgeons andbarbers. … Another, more fanciful interpretation of these barber pole colors is thatredrepresents arterialblood,blueis symbolic of venousblood, andwhitedepicts the bandage.

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The look of the barber pole is linked to bloodletting, with red representing blood and white representing the bandages used to stem the bleeding. … Both barbers and surgeons, however, remained part of the same trade guild until 1745. thehistorychannel.com

The 1880s to the 1940s were the golden age for barbershops. During this time, men socialized in all-male hangouts, and barbershops rivaled saloons in popularity. Visiting the barbershop was a weekly, and sometimes daily…

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