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  1. 34 points
    Got the referral done for the cancer center in Farmington NM. Appointment in 2 weeks. We plan on hitching the mules to the wagon and headin home on Monday! Colorady or Bust! 1,932 miles. Faugh A Ballagh!
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    Folks, when I was a young enlisted soldier, I used to do Pen & Ink drawings to supplement our income. This one is from 40 years ago this month. It is a lithograph; not the original. (I apologize from the glass glare.)
  3. 20 points
    People... Don't like them...
  4. 18 points
    My girlfriends younger very busty sister was washing my hair before cutting it . Boobs right in my face for few minutes. Good thing my mask covered up my smile or my GF would have shot me
  5. 17 points
    2006 Mazda Miata MX5 Grand Touring edition. 26,000 miles in immaculate condition. She rides like a dream.
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    She always used to bug me about why people need more than 10 rounds... Since the happenings this year, she asked me if I would go out and by a rifle with one of "those things" underneath that held "30 shots". Her arthritic hands won't let her rack the slide on a pistol, (she has a revolver), but she can pull a trigger, and she's an excellent shot. She wants me to buy more guns!!
  7. 17 points
    Friday afternoon I was talking with a fellow shooter about the Saturday match. There was a wildfire on the way to the range that was over 4000 acres. Several road closures. We were debating cancelling. My wife and daughter went for a walk about 7. Meanwhile, the conversations regarding the match continued. About 8:30 my phone rang. My wife said that they found a stray dog and were bringing it home. I secured our canines (our pit bull doesn't always get along with other dogs), and she brought it in. All was well with the meet and greet. However, she had an event planned for Saturday and couldn't miss it. So I called my shooter friend up and told him I wouldn't make the match as we had a stray that needed to get home. Posted a bunch of "found dog" notices, both at the site and online. Called the SPCA shelter and they had me fill out a "found dog" form on their web site. We took a ride down to where the dog was found and asked a bunch of folks if they recognized the dog. Went out to where they found it looking for "lost dog" notices. Nothing turned up. Meanwhile, this husky/Australian shepherd mix just played and played with our husky. Ran around the yard, wrestled, and just had a ball. They got along great! Even our finicky pit got involved. This morning I was starting to wonder if we had a 3rd dog as we hadn't been contacted. About 1:30 this afternoon I received an email from someone. Her parents lost their dog late Friday afternoon, right near where this stray was found. She saw one of the "found dog" notices I had posted. I called and talked to the dog mom, and she described him to a "T". So we met at a local parking lot and was able to gEt the dog back with his family. They were an elderly couple and just devastated about their lost dog. Apparently, he took off after a deer. That felt great. But I'm going to miss that playful goof ball with 2 different colored eyes. Doc
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  9. 15 points
    We are all teachers. Every word we say or say not, every thing we do, or do not, is heard by someone and seen by someone, and from these, observations are made, and lessons, drawn. I was obliged to perform my best friend's funeral -- no warning, no preparation, just stand and deliver, and I did. After the final words were spoken, after I leaned heavily on my dear friend's bronze box and watched saltwater spatter run off the shining, waxed surface, the fire chief stepped up and shook my hand and spoke his thanks. He also dealt me a good dose of humility. "You might not remember me," he said, "I'm Heath Beal." I remembered Heathie Beal, a little kid on a bicycle that just admired the hell out of the fire department and all that we did. He continued, "I became a fireman and a paramedic, because of what I saw in you." That brought me to a full stop. What I'd done, meant something to him -- meant enough to him that it became the star by which he steered his career. Well, it's happened again. Twice. An old friend's daughter is twenty now. I remember her as a coltish twelve year old, all long legs and giggle, and now in her sock feet she looks me in the eye. She was thrilled when my first book made print, she rejoiced when my second hit the market, and she couldn't wait for the third book to arrive, because she knew that her Uncle Linn had done it again. Now she too is a published author; her book made the electronic media. Her brother is a few years older than she. He, too, is a fireman and he, too, runs squad, and he too has written and been published. Hers is in the female detective genre, I have yet to read it -- supposed to hit market next month -- his will be out in November, and is written out of his background under the lights-and-siren. Our young watch all that we do, and our young take inspiration from those actions worthy of emulation. I find this a most sobering dose of humility!
  10. 15 points
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    I don't know Misty. I did meet her at GOA about 4-5 years ago. Personally, I think she has done a good job with SASS since being in her position and I don't think we, as SASS members, will see any drastic or negative changes in operations and everything will still run smoothly. I continued my SASS membership not only because of my support for SASS, but also because I've sensed a steady hand at the helm the past few years. I wish her well. ..........Widder
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  13. 14 points
    There is no such thing as a "Black National Anthem" this is just something to placate the politically correct, cancel culture liberals. This is the United States of America, we do not discriminate by race color or creed. I find the notion of a black national anthem extremely racist and I will never stand if it is played, no matter where I happen to be. Like Rye Miles said, "I'm sick of this crap" It's time to stop bowing down to these liberal snowflakes and BLM activists and stand up for our Republic and "One Nation Under God".
  14. 14 points
    Any club can spin off anytime they want. They have always been able to do that. SASS has no direct hold on any club and never has. They own the Name of the game. Since the beginning, the main thing that they have provided has been the Organization. The desire to be a part of that Organization has been what's kept things together. Sure.. someone can break away, but they would most likely continue to follow and maintain the current rules and game structure that SASS has worked to provide. I have watched as many things in the Game have changed over the years. Some changes were for the better, some not as good. I know that nothing stays the same for ever. The membership at large is heavily composed of "Older" folks. Most of them just want to play out their hand as long as they are able. There are a few "Hot Dogs" that think the game is about them, but they are little more than a fart in the wind... they will pass. The WB has more than earned a break from the strain of trying to keep things afloat. They have seen us through many storms, and we have all benefited from their guidance. I am and will be eternally grateful to them for the Wonderful Fantasy that they gave us many years ago. It has provided me and many folks like me with a lifetime of joy by providing us with an avenue of escape from our daily grind. There is no doubt that the new administration is facing a storm right now, but I believe that they will rise to the occasion. There is one thing that is Paramount to all of this, and everyone should remember it. It is something that I use to say when I was the Chairman of the ROC, and it is something that is just as true today. "The Game Belongs to the Members". I don't care who owns the Name, We, the members, own the Game, and NOBODY can take it from us. We can play it as long as we are able and willing, and I plan to do just that. Snakebite
  15. 14 points
    Phantom, There is no outside "buyer" in the mix. Misty
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    No call. Stage hadn't even started yet (incident occurred while staging the rifle). Send the shooter to the ULT to clear the rifle and verify that there is no obstruction in the barrel. Move to LT to reload rifle for a RESTART. SHB p.46
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    Done with threads about the shutdown. Done with threads about masks. Done with threads about protests. Done with threads about politics. Done with threads about racism. Done with threads about police. Done with threads about how the country is going to hell in a hand basket. Getting so there’s not much else it seems Life’s too short. I’ll follow my own drummer.
  21. 13 points
    A little over a thousand miles since yesterday through NC, TN, AR, and into the wind which’s sweeps down the plains. Weather has been okay. Tomorrow through Texas and to NM. Home by Thursday evening hopefully.
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    They said “Lift every voice is the black national anthem. So now we have 2 National anthems now?? I’m so sick if this crap !
  24. 13 points
    I don't think that speculation with negative connotations is appropriate. Occam's Razor, everyone of them is getting on up there in years, some are way past when most people are retired. The simplest assumption is that they're ready to relax and just enjoy matches. Having worked together for almost 40 years they are leaving together. No need for hidden agendas, secret agents, or lava bubbles under Founders Ranch, just a group of people who are stepping back after 40 years of work.
  25. 13 points
    One of my brothers sent some of Dad's memorabilia to me. Dad was a Fleet Marine, MOS 603, 1940 to 1947. Served on the USS Brooklyn, CL-40 during Operation Torch. Just some stuff Dad picked up at reunions.
  26. 13 points
    He'd never make it as a ball player.
  27. 13 points
    Some statues you just don't mess with.
  28. 13 points
    We need pics of the sister before we can believe this story.
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    Well, I will most definitely counter Mr Brules and Mr Chato's opinions ~ which I personally find to be unduly harsh, but to which they are most definitely entitled. I have worked with many members of the faith, both professionally and in volunteer positions with Scouts. By and large, I find them to be honorable, hard working, devoted to faith, family, and country, generous, and, believe it or not, accepting. More so than some... If the "bicycle boys" happen to stop by, if you're not interested merely advise them of such and they'll be on their way. However, the few times I've been visited (usually when I'm outside working on projects), I would let them know I'm "otherwise committed," then we'd have delightful conversations about any manner of things including hunting, fishing, Scouts, life experiences, and, usually surprising to them, mutual acquaintances. The religious views and practices may differ from others faiths, but hey - views and practices considered different by some are certainly no limited to LDS. By the way - I survived seventeen years married to a Catholic. Oh... and I have family who are LDS... Catholic... Methodist... Lutheran... I'm the sole Baptist.
  34. 12 points
    Drinking on the porch. UPDATE for y’all who asked: Carol is doing great! The oncologist said the tumor has shrunk by 50%. He said, “You’ve had no negative side effects, blood work numbers continue to improve, some being near normal. Looks like you hit a home run!” She has another treatment on Tuesday. Hopefully we’ll be able to set up an appointment with the cancer center in Farmington NM for follow up treatments, which will last a year or two, and start back home before the 4th. Looking forward to being back at the ranch. Not looking forward to the trip though. Not all the hotels are fully open yet and eating out is problematic. We’ll probably take a supply of microwave meals with us. We do have some N95 masks that Capt. Callahan sent. He’s a saint! Stupid pandemic couldn’t have hit at a worse time.
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    My daughter gave me the M1 Garand that I gave her 18 years ago. I am so happy to get this gun back. She never gets to shoot any more so she gave it to me for Father’s Day. Wahoo!
  37. 12 points
    Once they determined you didn't have Covid, they realized they wouldn't get any extra gov't money. So they lost interest.
  38. 12 points
    so grandad gives his young shooter a 10-22 { I was thinking the boy is 16 he should have his own rifle at 10 but that just me } birthday boy opens the box and show it off '...then hands it a friend to look at it it was handed to my grandgirl who was the first to open the action and check that it was unloaded . "every gun is loaded untill I see it not " then 2 girls and guy with dork knot say they "dont feel safe here with a gun" dam I dont feel safe here with 3 total morons that will be voting soon.... bye so young gun lust boy "so you have shot before " girl " yes I shoot alot with granddad"...hmm you forget to tell him you are in the top 3 girl shooter in steel challege ? girl smiling "he will find out " she invites him to our range I am the unpaid town carpenter of Little creek home of Coyote Valley Cowboys but one fringe is I have keys to range see pic of our plate rack grand was knocking down her side before the boy got 2 shots off
  39. 12 points
    I made my name Whiskey because I’ve been sober 8 years.
  40. 12 points
    This thread moved me. I spent some money and took gift cards to our local police department. I was met at the front door by a pleasant young officer who asked why I was there. I handed him the bag of 40 gift cards and told him that despite all the craziness, he and his fellow officers were appreciated. His smile was worth the trouble. I told him to spread the cards around and he said he would. He asked who I was and I just said I’m anonymous, and left. Not trying to say anything other than I appreciate the idea behind this thread. Thanks for prompting me to act.
  41. 11 points
    I know and appreciate that there are many here who are my senior. Well... a few, anyway. But next summer I'll be joining the Elder Statesman ranks. Heck, I've been considered an "Old Fart" so long that won't be much of an event for me. But about this "Younger Man's Sport" thing: When I'm not in my truck, I tool about in a Miata. An '02 Special Edition. I call her "Zelda," after a dear old friend who's no longer with us. She has all sorts of fancy-doodle "special" stuff that was a big deal when she was new; still pretty cool stuff, in my estimation. But, like me, she's getting kinda long in the tooth. Well maintained (better than ME!), she runs strong, and is still somewhat nimble. So anyway, for Father's Day, Sassparilla Kid gave his old man a set of brand-new Bilstein replacement struts for the li'l roadster! Yippee~!! But it was too damned hot to work on 'er last week; over the weekend we had a low-nineties "cold snap" and I got 'er done. Rears on Friday night and front on Sunday. And this is where I finally came to the realization that crawling around under low-slung sports cars is definitely a "younger man's sport." My GAWD but I woke up sore and stiff! I've always been my own mechanic; shux, when the engine in my '69 bug blew back in '71, I rebuilt it in my frat house bedroom. But I'm here to tell ya... us fat old farts just ain't built for these kinda activities. It HURTS! Oh well - younger man's sport or not, I'll keep doin' it. One note about the car: While slidin' about underneath that thing, I had plenty of opportunity to study it's design and construction. There's not a whole lot of solid structure; rather, the li'l car's light weight and rigidity is achieved by very clever stamping, forming, folding and welding of relatively light stock. So while I'm studyin' her construction, it occurred to me that "Miata" must be Japanese for "Origami!" By the way ~ the Bilsteins are wonderful. She's more nimble than ever!!
  42. 11 points
    I've got a boat load of #10 Rem Caps...but down to only 300,000 primers.
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    I hear the manufacturer of these is going into overtime production and ANTIFA is having special events to award them.
  45. 11 points
    Monday 29th I get a new Med-tronics Mina (pronounced "meena") pace maker. It's inserted directly into the heart by going into a vein in the groin and anchoring it in the interior of the heart muscle. 30-45 minute process, but they'll keep me over night to make sure the anesthetic wears off. Tiny little gadget, a silver colored cylinder a bit smaller in diameter than a .22 cartridge and just a bit over an inch long, with three little "claws" to anchor it in place. No external wiring, controls or anything else. Nothing but a dime sized scar where nobody but a medical professional will ever see it. Most importantly no "box" under the collar bone so I can shoot as soon as they do a second week check. They recommend a Med Alert bracelet some some over achiever wont "shock" me if I'm injured and unconscious. Good for about ten years and then they can replace it or put a new one alongside. I asked if I could get a foot locker full of them. There are some out there already, but I'm told that I'll be the first VA installed unit this side of Saint Louis. I'm really excited. I'm also scared half to death. I mean, they're fooling around with my heart.
  46. 11 points
    All this talk of shooting down drones from a group of folks that can't hit a stationary target @ 20' with a sawed off shotgun.....hmm.
  47. 11 points
    About a month ago a couple of young men stopped by to try to sell us a solar power system. They didn’t look up on the roof of the shop and RV garage and notice the system that I installed about 10 years ago. I showed them the system and inverter and they tried to get me to invest in an upgrade but after they reviewed my annual power bills they agreed that it didn’t really make sense for us to do the upgrade. We visited quite awhile over a couple of days about it and they asked if I knew anyone who might be interested in a system. My neighbor across the road that I helped buy a rifle for awhile back had complained a couple of times about his high power bills so I told the two solar guys to pay him a visit. I forgot about it until a knock on the door just now and there they were. The head guy handed me a crisp new $100.00 bill for giving them the lead. They told me that his system is being installed the first of the week.
  48. 11 points
    Earlier this month we picked up the gun cart of Dogwood Dave. His spouse wanted to donate it to someone just starting out. My son, Wildcard Ace was that Cowboy Action Shooter. Today we installed a brass memory plate in Dogwood's honor. Pictures here.
  49. 11 points
    Allllllllright. Enough! You can pick on those nasty Soot Lords all you want. You can pick on the Prairie Fairies too. And you can even pick on the brain damaged Gunfighters. But leave us Duelists alone.
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