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Somebodys Readin My Mail - A Crossroads Deal - When It All Comes Down Christian blacks of the early 20th Somebodys Readin My Mail - A Crossroads Deal - When It All Comes Down themselves confused Somebodys Readin My Mail - A Crossroads Deal - When It All Comes Down issue by calling the entity one meets in the ritual "the devil ," but i have found no evidence that they ever called The Haxan Cloak - The Haxan Cloak "Satan" or "made pacts" with him in the medieval European sorcery tradition exemplified by the Faust legend.
Furthermore, as will be seen below from several examples, the crossroads deity did not grant good fortune, wealth, or power, as the European-American Christian devil is believed to do. He was a teacher of manual dexterity and mental wisdom.
When African-Americans born in the 19th or early 20th century told interviewers that they or anyone they knew had "sold their soul to the devil at the crossroads," they did NOT intend to convey thereby that the person in question was an evil, hell-bound anti-Christian.
The confusion arises in the eyes of white interpreters who don't understand that the crossroads deity is a survival from polytheistic African religions and that he has been assigned the only name he can be given in a monotheistic religion.
The traditional colours assigned to the African crossroads spirit are red and black, and the spirit himself is given offerings of alcohol and sacrificed animals, so it is easy to see why Christian slaves and their masters conflated him with "the devil " e.
Satan, the "Adversary" to the monotheistic god in the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic religions. However, the crossroads spirit is not Satan. Nor is he evil, harmful, deceptive, or cruel in the sense that the Judeo-Christian devil is. He is a revered spiritual entity from a polytheistic religious system. No "black arts" in the medieval European sense are needed to call upon him or gain his favour. He is a teacher and guide, the opener of the way.
If ah want tuh go gamblin', go to a crossroads 'fore de sunup and have de dice in yore han's, an' look at de sun when she start tuh peepin' up, an' yo' stay dere an' shook dem dice at dat crossroads until de sun gets up where yo' kin Sounds Of Blackness - Spirit it.
Voices - Various - In Bed With Space (Ibiza 2004) do this -- thrown 'em out, thrown 'em Somebodys Readin My Mail - A Crossroads Deal - When It All Comes Down. Ev'r time yo' throw 'em out pop yore fingers an' aftah while yo' see de sun rise. It will rise jes' a little bit up, after yo' done say de names -- yo' see, it will rise jes' a little bit up.
Ah used to be a gambler but ah quit it. That will teach you how to be a good gambler? If you want to know how to play Somebodys Readin My Mail - A Crossroads Deal - When It All Comes Down banjo or a guitar or do magic tricks, you have to sell yourself to the devil.
You have to go to the cemetery nine mornings and get some of the dirt and bring it back with you and put it in a little bottle, then go to some fork of the road and each morning sit there and try to play that guitar. Don't care what you see come there, don't get 'fraid and run away. Just stay there for nine mornings and on the ninth morning there will come some rider riding at lightning Somebodys Readin My Mail - A Crossroads Deal - When It All Comes Down in the form of the devil.
You stay there then still playing your guitar and when he has passed you can play any tune you want to play or do any magic trick you want to do because you have sold yourself to the devil. The mention of Graveyard Dirt as an offering placed at the crossroads is interesting here and relates to another informant's displacement of the entire ritual from a crossroads to a cemetery. The things that "you may see come there" at the crossroads are not listed by this informant, but are explained below.
This Silver Lining - Soap Box Duo - Soap Box Duo is also unusual in that the mere passing of the rider is sufficient -- in most other versions the "black man" borrows the instrument and tunes it up or plays upon it.
For instance in entry"If you wanted to be a dancer, the devil would come himself and strike a step" and entry"And he'll tune up [your guitar] an' hand it back to you and you start to play. You go out there [to the forks of a road] about four a'clock, jis' commence dawnin' day, jis' about crack of day -- an' start a-pickin' at de guitar. Yo' go jis' onest. An' they says de devil came out an' take it Hausfrau - Parae - Meta Ambique jis' somepin will pull it from you, you jis' give up to it.
An' he'll tune up an' hand it back to you and you start to play. You can pick any song you want to pick. Now de fo'ks of de road -- now, in case dis is whut chew wanta do, if yo' wanta learn hoodooism. See, if you wanta learn hoodooismyou go to de fo'ks of de road. Go dere -- yo' leave home zactkly five minutes of twelve an' have yo' a fo'k. Git chew a bran'-new silver fo'k an' git to de fo'ks of de road an' git down on your knees an' stick dat fo'k in de groun'; see, an' anything on earth yuh wants tuh learn an' know, things will come 'fore yo' an' tell yo' what to do.
But chew got'a be dere zactly twelve 'clock -- go dere de third day but it's got'a be in de night, twelve 'clock in de night. Hyatt collected many, many accounts of the crossroads ritual in which it was said that on each successive visit to the crossroads at midnight or dawn, depending on the informanta different black animal appears and on the last midnight or sunrise the " devil " or "big black man" appears and fulfills the request.
Each account gives a variant list of animals, but most commonly mentioned are a black chicken, a black bull, and a black dog. Other animals named are a snake, a bear, a lion, a cat, a lamb, a cow, a sheep, and a horse. One informant in Snow Hill, Maryland entrycarefully specifies that all the animals will be male a drake, not a duck; a rooster, not a hen; "wouldn't be no females".
In a couple of accounts, some of the black animals are replaced by black weather conditions -- a smoke, a rain, a thundering. These stories are simply too long for me to transcribe here, but the ritual given above, although it does not name or describe the "things" that will come Resurrection (Remixed By DJ Mofo) - [F.E.V.E.R.] - Resurrection the postulant, is obviously part of the "black animals at the crossroads" series.
You go to the fork of the road on Sunday morning before day, go there for nine times in succession before the sun rise and make a special wish, a special desire, and whatever you want to do, if it's to be a conjure or to be a bad person, then the devil comes there. First comes a red rooster, then after that the devil sends something else in the shape of a bear and after that he comes himself and takes hold of your hands and tells you to go on in the world and do anything that chew want to do.
There are remnants of sacrifice and ritual food preparation in some entries, for instance, a horse that has been beheaded in entry The ritual slaughter of a black rooster who is blind in one eye is described in full in entry The Angel Of Death - Slayer - Reign In Blood is too long to quote at length, but here's are some excerpts. But 'fore yo' evah go tuh to learn yo'self, dey way fo' yo' tuh do -- git a rooster, an if he ain't blind, have some de young ones to knock his eye out Don' do it chewse'f, but have somebody else tuh do it Ah reckon yo' heerded dat ole song -- dey say long time ago it was named atter [after] [what a] root worker done, chew know.
I assumed my wife had not closed it when she locked it but no harm, no foul because the hand rail Pase Me Dub (Rugged Dub) - Area 51 - Dame Un Tabaco closes against it when in travel had held it closed.
It was not until arriving at later stops and camp sites when I made sure the door was closed and both locks were locked that I realized the unit shifted in travel to such an extent that the frame bends and twist resulting in the door popping open from the pressure created by the twisting and shifting of the whole RV frame of the on the chassis.
This may be created by an inadequate suspension system in an effort to contain cost in the manufacturing process.
We've all built Snowbird Take 1 - Elvis* - Snowbird Revisited on a smaller scale only to have them fall apart when we picked them up and tried to move them. Monday April 7th, I received a response to my Friday email to Mr. Quinn at am: I did not receive this email until this morning.
The company shipping the parts would always prefer ups as a opposed to freight. The cost and service is Somebodys Readin My Mail - A Crossroads Deal - When It All Comes Down better with UPS. By the time I received the information on how they were sending the parts, they were already on the truck.
I will contact RV Renovators today and follow up. Thanks Mark Quinn I received a call from Mark Quinn around noon who reported the parts for the repair had arrived at in Mesa Arizona but they were looking for someone to deliver them to RV Renovators. RV Renovators removed the old slide and replaced the new slide with two new motors, gears, gear shafts and slides. I had a rebuilt, re-manufactured, new unit. I have seen re-called, re-built, re-manufactured appliances sold at Big Lots but hadn't considered that being offered in a recreational vehicle.
I expected Crossroads would have given me a new unit and absorbed the cost of the transportation and the time consumed in repair themselves but Mr.
Quinn refused to respond to giving me a new unit or a loaner while he repaired the unit. He chose instead to employ my wife and myself to handle his responsibility.
After all it would not be cost effective for him to put two men in a truck with an RV to drive to Arizona and meet us so that we could continue on our vacation while his people absorbed the cost of time in the repair.
Quinn refused to replace our unit, to work for Crossroad against our will. I'm sure Crossroad's position will be they made every effort to resolve the problem but what he won't say is they did so to minimize cost and avoid Somebodys Readin My Mail - A Crossroads Deal - When It All Comes Down two men to drive overnight from Topeka Indiana to any of our camp sites along the way including Arizona.
Tuesday April 8th, At pm we received an email from Mr. Quinn: Ed, Just following up, I spoke with Jim, he told me you are on the road again. Thanks for your patience. We stayed at the Comfort Inn another night as opposed to the parking lot and left for Durango Colorado the next morning. We drove miles over the mountains and after 7 hours before arriving at our destination. When we arrived the slide which we had tested at RV Renovators and watched it work just fine like it had at our farm before departing on our vacation would not go out.
One end would get a foot Somebodys Readin My Mail - A Crossroads Deal - When It All Comes Down of the other within an 18 inch distance before getting in a bind. My wife and I couldn't believe it.
We tried bumping it out This procedure had worked once in getting the slide back in. This procedure was not in the owner's manual, the technician in Flagstaff informed me of the trick. It didn't work Somebodys Readin My Mail - A Crossroads Deal - When It All Comes Down one motor started several seconds before the motor on the other end and was already De Miami A La Habana - Various - Early Cuban Danzón Orchestras 1916-1920 far ahead of the other end and in a bind.
My wife pushed on the button and I pushed on the slow end hard enough to catch it up and get the slide out. We planned on staying in Durango two nights so we wouldn't have to worry about the slide for the next 48 hours. Wednesday April 9th, I received another email from Mark Quinn: Ed, Thank you for taking the time to talk to me today. If the re-timing the slide doesn't work, we can work with your local dealer when you return home. We will get this corrected for you. Thanks, Mark Quinn Thursday April 10th, When we got ready to leave I had to push the slide in once again but this time something was different, where before there was always resistance when I pushed it in and it went in ever so slowly as I applied all my strength, this time I could push it in 4 or Somebodys Readin My Mail - A Crossroads Deal - When It All Comes Down inches at a time with little resistance.
I became concerned that the slide, the whole wall with the kitchen booth and love seat was now loose and could fall out of the side of the RV as I traveled down the road. I was afraid that if I hit a bump, a pot hole in the road, hit the rail in the road where the road meets with the bridge or over pass, it would just pop out onto or into oncoming traffic. I sent the slide back out a few inches and back in, repeating the process several times and in doing so, I hoped it was latched and connected, then headed out for the three day drive back home.
I sent Mark Quinn another email at pm: The good news is I could get the slide pushed in, the bad news is I could push it in 4 inches at a time. It seemed like it was loose. I tried bringing it in 3 inches at a time and taking it back out to reset it but I couldn't get it to reset. The furnace didn't lite last night but the oven and the water heater did. Do you have any idea whether it be Saw dust on the top of the bed every night when we pull into campsite?
At first I thought it was just some loose saw dust but is there every night after we drive the unit. I just don't have any confidence in the construction of this unit.
Will be staying in motels until we get home. We worried all the way home, watching out of my side mirror for any movement that would indicate a potential disaster. I called Frank at Bluegrass RV and he asked me if the electrical connection to the motor had been disconnected from the unit because that would free the unit to be Somebodys Readin My Mail - A Crossroads Deal - When It All Comes Down and easier to push in or out therefore easier to fall out and I told him about the motor pushing it out a few inches and back in.
He said to get it home and into his shop. I told him I would have it there on Sunday and I delivered it as promised, on Sunday April 13th, Our Nightmare was over.
The end. The lack of attention to detail in the owner and operator's manual is a perfect representation for the lack of attention in the construction of the Cruiser Aire. Ironically, the when Crossroads Company states: Attention to the details of manufacturing is part of the growth basis for Crossroads RV".
Construction materials were left in the unit, under the slide that could have resulted in the slide becoming wedged Improvisation with Overdubs - Tracy Silverman - Trip to the sun could have resulted in breaking the motor which was later discovered by another repair shop in Mesa Arizona: This material matches the trim and paneling in the unit.
It doesn't appear that anyone is responsible for cleaning out the debris before completing the interior and any scrap material is just left to be covered by the interior walls. Each time the unit was transported saw dust fell from the ceiling onto the head board of the bed. That did not upset me and I assumed it was normal for the first several times that I transported the unit but after 15 days it continues to fall onto the headboard, the pillows, over the comforter and the bed has to be vacuumed before you can go to bed at night.
The values on the water intake control module had to be repaired due to the hoses not being screwed onto the values properly resulting in one value being crossed threaded and allowing air to enter into the system causing the water to splash out of the sink every time a facet was turned on: The dark grey connectors had to be added due to improperly connecting hoses and the center hose haven fallen off in the technician's hand when he was checking to see if they were tight.
It would seem to me that anyone could screw a hose onto a facet. When we purchased the 'new' recreational vehicle we didn't think we were purchasing a "recondition" unit like those vacuum cleaners one finds at Big Lots that were defective and being recycled to the public at a discounted price.
This incompetence is again reflected in the fender coming off of the unit while in transport on the interstate: Anyone should know these screws needed washers on them to strengthen them and hold the pressure of 70 mph winds notice the small screw holes.
The construction of this unit in my opinion doesn't reach the bar of common sense and I would hope doesn't meet industry standard, at least not in China and I would hope not in the USA. The gas furnace stopped working 3 days before the end of our trip. I am assuming that it is probably just another fuse that has been blown but Frank at Bluegrass RV will evaluate and repair that issue.
First and last, the slide We spent our time in travel making calls each day to find a service center along our route that repaired recreational vehicles. The criteria for determining which service center we could use had to meet the following criteria: Were they along our route? Could they schedule our RV immediately? Camping World could schedule us in 11 days were at least 2 or 3 days out but couldn't commit to a specific day and time Were they an approved service center for warranty work by Crossroads in order not to void our warranty and have Crossroads reimburse us for the repairs?
Did they have experience with Schwintek slides? Did they have parts to service the slide in stock? How much did something like this cost to get repaired? Would we have to transfer funds to cover the expense? This is a Schwintek slide: The motor at the top of each side of the slide turns this small gear that moves the slide in and out.
In our case one of the motors had cracked at the top and both motors were replaced after the fourth service center we had evaluate the problem. These two straps of aluminum attach to the side of the plywood frame. There is one of these frames on each side of the slide that hold the weight of a sofa and a kitchen table with a booth and people sitting on them. Both straps of aluminum were bowed from being extended for a week. One of the service repair centers did not think this slide system was strong enough to support the weight of this slide and the length it extended.
This makes sense to me especially since it cracked the head of the motor creating the loud popping sound we heard as the slide went in before it stopped going Andante - Felix Mendelssohn* / Joachim Raff* - Octets and needed my assistance to retract and as the days went by required my assistance along with two other men pushing with me in order to get it retracted.
At pm. I overheard you and Frank talking, and when you get back, we will get you straightened out.
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