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  1. 29 points
    I read a lot of posts on the wire - even some that I really don't have a lot of interest in specifically; but I enjoy seeing folks interactions. One thing I often see is, shooters telling others that their choice of equipment is not nearly as important as some others claim. An example: X model gun is just as good as Y model gun for most shooters in our game because "somebody" shot the X model gun really fast in a youtube video and "somebody else" won a world championship with it 25 years ago. And if "those somebodies" can do that with the X gun faster than the average shooter can shoot the Y gun - then obviously the average shooter doesn't need a Y gun because they can't even use the full potential of the so called slower gun. Please stop doing this. It is a disservice to anyone who might actually take this bad advice to heart. In any activity; certain "some bodies" may be able to take lesser equipment and still out perform you - but so what? A professional bike racer might be able to trade you his carbon fiber race bike for your Schwinn Beachcomber with fat tires, white wicker basket and shiny chrome bell and then still beat you in a race. So obviously even the Schwinn is faster than you were capable of using it. And it's true; you may never get the full potential out of a race bike - But the very simple question remains, "On which bike, are YOU faster?" Better equipment makes you better. Use lesser equipment if you want to. For appearance, for historical significance, for economics - for any reason you choose. But stop telling people better equipment won't improve them because they can't yet make full use of what they already have or because "somebody" is faster than them with lesser equipment. That is simply untrue.
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    After presenting this pin to myself, I hearby declare myself as the very first "Pew Pew Can't Shoot for Sh*t SASS Stormtrooper"
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    Our grandson Henry in Arkansas has seizures so a couple of years ago he ordered/qualified for a service dog from 4 Paws For Ability. Henry’s parents learned a few days ago that there will be a new member of the family in November after the dog and family train together for 2 weeks in Xenia, Ohio, beginning next week. Here is a picture of the Golden Retriever that has been specifically trained for Henry over the past two years. Comments from his trainers are heartwarming. Several dogs are trained simultaneously for each client, in case some don't work out. The final candidate is chosen just before placement with the family. Each litter of service dogs has a “theme” name; meet Weird Al from the polka litter! It’s hard to describe how excited all of us are that Al will be helping Henry.
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    We know that the Election season is upon us, and emotions are running high and hot. But, turning the SASS Wire Forum into a Facebook page is not allowed. Y'all agreed to the terms of use when you signed on. SASS is made up of people from all political and social views. Some may not like that, but it is so. It matters not whether the moderators agree with your political views or not. We are here to keep the SASS Wire Forum "neutral ground", and a place to get away from politics and the entanglements of the "real world". Private Messages have been sent to some of you over the past weeks to keep it "clean" and keep it non-political. Some haven't gotten the hint. Please don't make us remove your posting privileges. At the same time, we urge you all to exercise your right to VOTE. If you don't, then whatever happens in the elections, you are a hypocrite when you complain. For those who feel the need to make political posts, get a Facebook page, or set up a blog and write to your heart's content. This is not the place.
  5. 22 points
    And put 1917 in the Blu-ray, No politics for me tonight. Nothing I can do about it anyway. Or maybe Sgt. York.
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    This one is AWESOME! HalloweenCoffeeShopPrank.mp4
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    I prefer Timer Operators who follow the procedures as taught in the RO2 (Range Officer Training Course): RO2 p.8 A T/O who obviously counts misses and doesn't check the count of ALL THREE spotters is a major irritation.
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    I like a TO that is quiet, out of the way, and not visible after the beep. I really like a distinct pause between "standby" and "beep". After the beep, let me own the stage, don't be in my peripheral vision, and don't say anything unless there's a real safety issue. I will own my P's just fine.
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    Sportsmanship and being part of a team kinda demands that he still show up and be part of the team even if he cannot play.
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    We are a distributor for Shooters World powders. We sell a LOT of Clean Shot (smokeless). We just got approx 10,000 pounds of Clean Shot in at the warehouse. We are not running out. We order foundry lead 200,000 pounds at a time and have it delivered 10 tons at a time. We are working two shifts and trying to catch up with casting 100 + different weights/calibers. When EVERYTHING sells out (for whatever reason, it takes a minute to catch up again.) For the first time in years I’m asking customers to limit their bullet purchases to what they NEED NOW... not what they need a year from now. We are NOT GOING OUT OF BUSINESS. The possibility of a source, other than Federal, MAY BE what we are faced with... We are getting some to test. Might we need to replace the springs on some of our pistols, probably. We can still keep shooting. I also know that Fiocchi (and one other whose name escapes me) is opening a primer manufacturing facility in Arkansas and maybe Florida... Will we need to make adjustments? Sure! Am I gonna give up the game I love because of my dependence on Federal Primers? NOT ON YOUR DAMN LIFE! I’ve got a pair of Heritage 22s and a Widder/Slater Softstroked Henry! GREAT BIG HUGS! See some of you at LandRun next week! Scarlett
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    AHEM ! Aren't we forgetting something??
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    Most folks are afraid that they won’t be able to conveniently wipe the Kamala Harris off of their Joe Biden!!!
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    I wanted to put a measure on the ballot that would release all English instructors from prison, but apparently... you can't end sentences with a proposition....
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    5 sisters from two families graduate Marine Corps training together Semper Fi
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    Today is my wedding anniversary! Given the year we've had, I do need to say a few things more than I usually would. Thirty years ago today, at 10 a.m., I answered the phone, and so began a day that still seems part farce, part drama, and if it had been offered up as a screenplay, would have been rejected as unbelievable. That day was the start of a humorous few days, a very strange few months, and a truly remarkable lifetime with the love of my life. Today, I thought I would mention a few highlights. To do the entire story justice requires much more time and perhaps an adult beverage or two. It was at ten a.m. that I got the phone call from my brother asking if I wanted "the bad news or the bad news first." The bad news was I had been activated for Desert Shield. It was my best friend and fraternity brother from college, who got me through the rest of the day with my wits intact, who provided the good news. At least I didn't have to worry about that damn paper I had been stressing about! My brother-in-law to be met me at the door to his parents' house, and unintentionally gave me a laugh, when after stammering trying to tell me the news I already knew, said "I need a drink," and left me sorely tempted to have a drink myself. I owe my friend from college many thanks, for knowing that would have been a bad thing. We made it through the day, and I was in white tie and tails, and hurrying outside the church to be where I needed to be on time, when this small person stepped out of a car directly into my path, saying in no uncertain terms "You! We need some help," or something of the sort. I just recall trying to stop in slick bottomed shoes and fearing I was going to crush this person if I fell on her. It was my introduction to the "New York" portion of the clan. The wedding itself went smoothly (despite some behind the scenes hiccups). The reception can only be described as something else entirely. Despite not drinking much at all (a couple of toasts was it), much of it seems a blur. I do recall my now brother-in-law leading a now (legendary? infamous?) conga line through the kitchen of the club. I also recall saying "what the hell," when I saw a couple of the wealthiest and most respected men in town doing "The Gator" to Shout. I also recall my fraternity brothers actually being on their best behavior. Not that they wanted to be, mind you. And I recall a first dance with a beautiful bride who is beautiful after all these years later. Unfortunately, a few of the people who made that day important have died in the past few months, one over the past weekend. Others, including my mother-in-law and father-in-law, who were so hugely important in my life, have gone as well. But they remain in spirit. That is just the start of the story. Actually, the oddness started the night before at the rehearsal, continued through the night and the next morning, then beyond. Oh, and yes, that grin is still one that Mrs. Doc brings to my face.
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    Two hour drive to NM for Carol’s chemo treatments. Two hours there.Two hours back. I am beat. Early to bed for me. But first a toast to all my brothers and sisters in arms. We stood together For our flag For our home For each other America!
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    My comment isn't meant to sound negative, although it might to some Pards. But if some clubs change their shooting format and limit the shooting to 60-75% of what we are use to (10-10-4+), there will be some shooters who ain't gonna travel 1.5+ hours to a match just to shoot a total of 60 rounds. Some clubs the past couple years have started shooting 6 stages a day, instead of 5, because the paying customers wanted MORE shooting, not less. This is just a thought to be considered. Folks, when we all run out, we all run out. We'll just have to weather THIS storm together and hope for the best. ..........Widder
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    Allow me to introduce Mr. Reid Larson. Since 1977 you could find him on Interstate 74 at Exit 82. Pumping gas and turning wrenches, only closed on Christmas Day. You could be assured that every morning at 6:00 am, Reid was on the job. Except Sundays, he would go to church and open at 10:00 am. If you lived within 5 or so miles and could not get in for repairs, he would pick up your car and return it when done. "Pay me when you see me," he would say. Old school. Old values. Just before Shortcake's dad passed, she got a call from the ICU that he was asking for her. I was subbing that day and could not leave school. Emotional and frazzled she took off for the hospital with a low gas tank. She pulled into Reid's for gas and told him where she was going. He gassed her up quick. She realized she forgot her purse and could not pay him. "Pay me when you see me," Reid said. As she turned around in the station driveway, Reid ran toward her waving his arms to get her to stop. He gave her $40.00 out of his station's till. "You may be there a while and need something to eat and drink," he said. Reid lost his wife this past summer, and decided it was time to go. We are running out of Reid's, sadly. Appreciate the ones you find.
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    Bangor Maine Police Department 1rtS1hgponesodnred · Got Warrants? A "single-shot" Wednesday exclusive showing of the world's most marginally famous Bangor Police Department Facebook page. Let us waste no time! A man, dropped-off by taxi, at a local home improvement store determined that his life would be better if he had a battery-operated trimmer. As he attempted at leaving the store without using cash, credit, or debit he discovered that rechargeable lithium-ion batteries can be used as fodder to foil his followers when they are thrown directly at loss prevention professionals. Investigators later determined that there were no Captain America Shields available in Lawn &Garden. This heaving of two portable electrical power pods kept them at bay long enough for him to make his move toward the well-paved parking lot. #theypavedparadise #ifyoucandodgeawrench For some reason, the thief--now with no reasonable way to trim as he was out of battery power--was able to talk a lady into giving him a ride from the scene of the crime. Where was this woman in 1980 when I tried to thumb a ride to Guilford, Maine to meet a lady that I had met at a basketball game? The man was able to sweet talk his way into her passenger seat which then set her up to be pursued by soon to be arriving officers of the law. #wasitthepassengerseatofhisbestfriendsride? Could it be that she felt she could trust a man with a batteryless brush trimmer? Were his lines as sweet as his moves? We just don't know. As the cops fell into place behind the kind and unknowing woman (similar to the final scene in The Blues Brothers) and the man with a trimmer that would no longer trim, the woman came to the realization that this mope was not ride-worthy. She pulled to the side of the road for the cops, and trimmer-boy bailed out like he was destined to take Normandy; he wasn't, of course. Trimmer boy jumped over the railing and made a good head of steam as he headed toward Hobby Lobby the hard way. Right through the brush. And here he was, without an operable trimmer. Was he looking to be framed? Glittered? We cannot read minds people! He made it, but not before losing one of his shoes and a fairly new coat that he probably never paid for. Stymied by his stamina, the cops gathered up to go find him again. By that point, he had stolen a young girl's bicycle from in front of the Game Stop outlet. John Candy and Steve Martin should have been so lucky in Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. K9 assistance came in the form of a MSP Trooper and his dog, Odin. The team recovered the running man's coat but were not aware that he had taken to two (stolen) wheels in his journey to becoming the most unwanted man in Bangor. We thought we had lost him. A short time later we were contacted by loss prevention professionals from Kohl's Department Store. It seems a man wearing one shoe had purchased a pair of sporty brown boots after showing up on the lady's bicycle. He had seemed winded. He also did not explain his one shoe or his lack of the mate to that very same shoe. He left the store. But, the story does not end there. A few hours later, Trimmer-boy came back to Kohl's in the manner that all criminals soon return to the scene of their misdeeds. The man, still freshly shod with sporty brown boots then tried to fraudulently return some merchandise that had been stolen earlier. Of course, he wanted a refund. There is not a better way to get ahead than getting full value for items that you never paid for in the first place. The suspicious crew of Kohl's called the police. Police arrived, and much to everyone's surprise, the man ran again. He was caught by a Bangor Police Officer a short time later. He was taken to jail. It was discovered that not only was Trimmer-boy powerless because he had previously lobbed the load of lithium, he was also out on bail for past misdeeds. He was charged with robbery, and theft, two counts of refusing to submit to arrest, and his cake had candles representing sixteen counts of violating his bail (also known as conditions of release) from the same number of--previous--and outstanding criminal charges. When I use the term outstanding, I am using the word in the context of past, and unanswered incidents, and not, in the same way, that I might refer to Captain America's shield...or tights. The man was not from the area, and we have heard that law enforcement officials from his area are pleased as punch that he moved on to Penobscot County. These times do try us. The young lady will get her bicycle back. This is how we roll. Well, SHE rolls. Keep your hands to yourself, leave other people's things alone, and be kind to one another. TC BPD 3You and 2 others
  29. 14 points
    It's not the matches that's causing shortages. It's those darn people that practice!
  30. 13 points
    I’ve had it and got over it. Knew some folks that had it and died. Got a neighbor and his wife that haven’t left their 5 acre fenced property for six months now and the other day he told me they’re prepared to stay there for two more years if that’s what it takes and then tearfully told me he hasn’t seen his grand kids in that entire time including the two new ones that were born. Him and his wife both wear masks constantly, even in the house by themselves. If that’s how they want to live that’s fine, I’d rather live my life differently.
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    Medieval humor at Abbey of Sainte Foy, Conques, 1050.
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    I picked this up from a post on Facebook: If Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were alive today, their infamous sketch, 'Who's on First?' might have turned out something like this: COSTELLO CALLS TO BUY A COMPUTER FROM ABBOTT ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you? COSTELLO: Thanks I'm setting up an office in my den and I'm thinking about buying a computer. ABBOTT: Mac? COSTELLO: No, the name's Lou. ABBOTT: Your computer? COSTELLO: I don't own a computer. I want to buy one. ABBOTT: Mac? COSTELLO: I told you, my name's Lou. ABBOTT: What about Windows? COSTELLO: Why? Will it get stuffy in here? ABBOTT: Do you want a computer with Windows? COSTELLO: I don't know. What will I see when I look at the windows? ABBOTT: Wallpaper. COSTELLO: Never mind the windows. I need a computer and software. ABBOTT: Software for Windows? COSTELLO: No. On the computer! I need something I can use to write proposals, track expenses and run my business. What do you have? ABBOTT: Office. COSTELLO: Yeah, for my office. Can you recommend anything? ABBOTT: I just did. COSTELLO: You just did what? ABBOTT: Recommend something. COSTELLO: You recommended something? ABBOTT: Yes. COSTELLO: For my office? ABBOTT: Yes. COSTELLO: OK, what did you recommend for my office? ABBOTT: Office. COSTELLO: Yes, for my office! ABBOTT: I recommend Office with Windows. COSTELLO: I already have an office with windows! OK, let's just say I'm sitting at my computer and I want to type a proposal. What do I need? ABBOTT: Word. COSTELLO: What word? ABBOTT: Word in Office. COSTELLO: The only word in office is office. ABBOTT: The Word in Office for Windows. COSTELLO: Which word in office for windows? ABBOTT: The Word you get when you click the blue 'W'. COSTELLO: I'm going to click your blue 'W' if you don't start with some straight answers. What about financial bookkeeping? Do you have anything I can track my money with? ABBOTT: Money. COSTELLO: That's right. What do you have? ABBOTT: Money. COSTELLO: I need money to track my money? ABBOTT: It comes bundled with your computer. COSTELLO: What's bundled with my computer? ABBOTT: Money. COSTELLO: Money comes with my computer? ABBOTT: Yes. At no extra charge. COSTELLO: I get a bundle of money with my computer? How much? ABBOTT: One copy. COSTELLO: Isn't it illegal to copy money? ABBOTT: Microsoft gave us a license to copy Money. COSTELLO: They can give you a license to copy money? ABBOTT: Why not? THEY OWN IT! (A few days later) ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you? COSTELLO: How do I turn my computer off? ABBOTT: Click on 'START.'
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    UPDATE Henry and Al met for the first time this morning. Chilling like old buddies!
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    So Friday I was informed that I was exposed to the Wuhon crud. I was sent home for a two week paid vacation and told to quarantine. Ok, not a problem. I called home to spread the good news........ then called the County department of health to get tested. Today at 2:00. Results Weds. When I got home, Kaya was already getting the camper ready for my stay. Food, clothes, etc. As I was told to avoid contact I requested all my hunting clothes too. After all, there ain't nobody in my stand with me, right?!? Two weeks off during the early rut to hunt! Yee haw!! But, here's the reason for this post: 1. Look at your camper and think about if you had to live in it. Is it big enough to be comfy? Is it well stocked? 2. Put away the new guns. YOUR WIFE WILL SEE THEM IF YOU LEFT THEM OUT! 3. Thank your God for giving you the family around you. My wife is a strong woman and providing me with everything I need even before I know I need it. My daughter knew what gear I needed to hunt and even got my 1911 for me to keep in the camper. My son is keeping tabs on me because I will hide it if I need to go to the ER at some point. 4. The Saloon is a wonderful place to be. Keep the posts coming. It gives me something to do while I'm in prison..... There's more but I need to take another nap. Talk soon!
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    Amy Coney Barrett has just been confirmed as our newest Supreme Court Justice!
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    Gads. I don't even know what to say to all of this. No, better gear doesn't make you better. That's a fallacious argument. Better is only achieved with practice. What I will say, and agree to is this. The right gear will not get in your way. The right gear won't break down and leave you with that niggling "is something going to break today" thought in the back of your head. The right gear fits your hands, your body, and your personal ergonomics. Again, this keeps it from getting in your way and keeps you from fighting your gear. The right gear puts you in the correct head space to perform at your best. The right gear is "invisible" and doesn't take any thought or attention whatsoever The right gear does include the right ammo (I've written articles on this one) I do think that's the point Creeker is driving at. However, the right gear doesn't necessarily mean "all of the latest mods and widgets". It does mean that it's the gear that works best for you. Everyone is different. The right gear for me may not be the right gear for you. I hope that made sense. Doc
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    Some doggerel by a hack poet named Kipling: Tommy I went into a public-'ouse to get a pint o' beer, The publican 'e up an' sez, "We serve no red-coats here." The girls be'ind the bar they laughed an' giggled fit to die, I outs into the street again an' to myself sez I: O it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, go away"; But it's "Thank you, Mister Atkins", when the band begins to play, The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play, O it's "Thank you, Mister Atkins", when the band begins to play. I went into a theatre as sober as could be, They gave a drunk civilian room, but 'adn't none for me; They sent me to the gallery or round the music-'alls, But when it comes to fightin', Lord! they'll shove me in the stalls! For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, wait outside"; But it's "Special train for Atkins" when the trooper's on the tide, The troopship's on the tide, my boys, the troopship's on the tide, O it's "Special train for Atkins" when the trooper's on the tide. Yes, makin' mock o' uniforms that guard you while you sleep Is cheaper than them uniforms, an' they're starvation cheap; An' hustlin' drunken soldiers when they're goin' large a bit Is five times better business than paradin' in full kit. Then it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, 'ow's yer soul?" But it's "Thin red line of 'eroes" when the drums begin to roll, The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll, O it's "Thin red line of 'eroes" when the drums begin to roll. We aren't no thin red 'eroes, nor we aren't no blackguards too, But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you; An' if sometimes our conduck isn't all your fancy paints, Why, single men in barricks don't grow into plaster saints; While it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, fall be'ind", But it's "Please to walk in front, sir", when there's trouble in the wind, There's trouble in the wind, my boys, there's trouble in the wind, O it's "Please to walk in front, sir", when there's trouble in the wind. You talk o' better food for us, an' schools, an' fires, an' all: We'll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational. Don't mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face The Widow's Uniform is not the soldier-man's disgrace. For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Chuck him out, the brute!" But it's "Saviour of 'is country" when the guns begin to shoot; An' it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' anything you please; An' Tommy ain't a bloomin' fool -- you bet that Tommy sees!
  43. 12 points
    Well, there is more than one good thing [getting out of Illinois for one] but a new, fresh reloading area is gonna be nice. The new place just had the garage floor epoxied, area painted and buying all new benches and an A/C unit for the area.
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    Six years ago we rescued our first ever German Shepherd, Java. We were immediately sold on the breed, and two years ago, when the timing was right, we adopted Lacey. Personality wise they are exact opposites. Java is more like Eeyore, while Lacey channels Animal at times. Java is the big guy in the rear, Lacey with her favorite hedgehog.
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    Three Indian Squaws went into their tipis to birth their children. One laid down on a deer hide and gave birth to a 7lb 8oz boy. The second laid down on a bear hide. She also gave birth to a 7lb 8oz boy. The third laid down on a hippopotamus hide. She gave birth to two 7lb 8oz boys. This shows that the squaw of the hippopotamus is equal to the sons of the squaws of the other two hides. Duffield
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    I read it three times. I have no idea what the hell Euclid’s talking about. Did they have LSD back then?
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    Certain peoples, ancient and otherwise, believed time to be a river, from which one dipped generously as needed; others, that time was circular, and all would in time return -- the origin of our common saying, "What goes around, comes around." That might be where the idea of casting your bread upon the waters must come from. For several years now, I've made a habit of cutting my neighbor's yard when I cut my own. He never asked me to, but the man's had difficulties, and I'm lazy natured, so if I give his yard a haircut, why, that's work he doesn't have to do. I was going to give my yard its final haircut of the season, I got 3/4 of the first pass made and the drive mechanism broke: it'll take a major disassembly on this little Poulan Pro to get to the necessary parts, so I'm going to let the dealer handle that, along with new belts, sharpen and balance the blades and otherwise give this faithful little six year old mower a going-over. I heard something running outside, just now, and took a look. It's the neighbor whose yard I've mowed all these years. We spoke at the mailbox yesterday and I told him about my mower going kaput. He's out there with a push mower, cutting my grass. Cast your bread upon the waters.
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    My Jack loves me, and I love him, even when he forgets he’s 90 lbs full grown and tries crawling in my lap while sitting around the campfire.
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