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  1. Where to begin? I was born in Pittsburgh, my Dad was Korean War veteran and Westinghouse technician, Mom was a nurse. I've worked since I was 11 years old delivering the Pittsburgh Press. In my teens I worked at McDonalds and, put roof's on with my dad. We went to church every Sunday. We were not rich, but we were not poor. I was lucky to get C's in high school, I stared out the window waiting for the bell to ring. Looking back I wish I had paid more attention. In my senior year I joined the Army Reserve as an E-1. I went to basic training 6 days after I graduated high school, I turned 18 at F
    25 points
  2. My grandson (only grand child) turned 20 on the 20th of February. Today (his dad's 55th birthday - another senior citizen in the crowd.) he informed us that he is starting a class to learn and get certified to be an EMT, and has been approved, assuming he gets that certification, a place in the fire fighters academy in Las Vegas. I couldn't be prouder of the kid. I guess he isn't a kid any more. Drinks are on me.
    23 points
  3. A pretty little sonnet. An abundance of frilly language deigned to drip honey upon the ears whilst evading the sting of insult upon any party. But... We're cowboys - we speak plainly. We extend a hand when needed but we don't ask for handouts. We believe in being strong and self reliant. We believe in fair play and if a man betters you - you shake his hand and move on. We don't adorn with poison or back shoot. The shopkeeper has just as much right to a good or service as any one else. If he (or she) enters into a mutually agre
    21 points
  4. It was bedtime when I found him In the basement sitting motionless in front of his reloading bench and staring at nothing. I had fixed him his favorite supper. Steak, cheesy potatoes and mix vegetables to prepare him. To prepare him for what you ask? Well I had to be in to work early that morning. County Highway hadn’t plowed our road yet. He told me just to stay home, partly because he didn’t want me out in this winter storm and partly he didn’t want to have to let me use his 4x4 truck to get to work. You see, I and mechanical things just don’t get along. Our
    15 points
  5. And I feel that it is damn shame you have to come on here and defend yourself when you have done nothing wrong.
    14 points
  6. It’s my observation that high dollar procedures for pets are also those which are complex, lengthy, and painful to the pet. Cancer treatments with surgery and chemotherapy come to mind. When Dolly came down with cancer, our vet offered us those options, but we opted to send her forward peacefully. It wasn’t a cost decision at all. It was how much pain did we want her to go through, even if it was a pain that might have led to healing. She could not understand the concept of pain that leads to healing. We just didn’t want her in pain. Sorry for the rambling. Gotta go get the
    13 points
  7. So many fond memories of Founders Ranch. I believe my and Miss Ann's first visit was soon after purchase in 2004 and as I recall we parked RV at the "big house" for the night on the way to Winter Range. It was rainy and balmy but I was given a walk tour, in the mud, by Serita Slim in which he pointed out where probable construction would be (berms, parking, mounted arena, etc). Plans were in discussion at the house then where some of WB were still there before departing Phoenix. Miss Ann, although, not a shooter (but a costumer) loved the ranch. (But then she loved the whole Santa Fe/Al
    13 points
  8. Have you ever wondered why NASA always lands their rovers, on the Moon and Mars, in the desert? You would think they would land em in the city so we can observe how their citizens live, etc..... ..........Widder
    13 points
  9. FOX 13's Charley Belcher JlanutaSrpaoeSnnomyso e1ousrSe1ds, h20gr1r9s · Facebook Creator for iOS · You are looking at a real American hero right there. Faris Tuohy is holding a photo from 1944. That’s him on the left, holding a cup of coffee, after two days of battle in WWII. He’s 94 now, he’ll be 95 in April. “Thank you” just doesn’t seem enough. I appreciate the men and women who put their lives on the line for our freedoms so much.
    12 points
  10. Seriously, if you are worried about how LOW you can go to make the smoke standard in a shotgun shell you are in the wrong category.
    12 points
  11. For those that don'r want a vendor to buy the "good" deals how long should a "good" deal have to be up before anyone other than a new shooter can buy it? An hour, 8 hours, a day, a week? What decides what a good deal and what isn't. How do you know the vendor is not buying something for a son, daughter, grand child or spouse? What about the new shooter that asks his local dealer to find him a gun or guns. Is the dealer supposed to not buy the first thing he/she sees that fits the request because some other shooter is looking for the same thing? How is are the vendors that cater to
    12 points
  12. While living upstairs in apartment complex with a cinder block wall 20' across from the courtyard, our newly-arrived downstairs neighbors cranked up their stereo one Saturday afternoon. My roommate (a Navy VN Vet) decided to engage in a "battle of the bands" with them (17 year old newly-weds). The conflict escalated to full volume with the speakers of both parties set outside the doors. I don't recall their choice of music (this was early '70's), but Krake favored 50's-60's "hotrod" tunes. The neighbors retreated under a white flag when I blasted them with this:
    11 points
  13. This. It's not about cost but quality of life. My pets have given me years of unquestioned love and obedience. I don't want to fail them.
    11 points
  14. Rye, You are confusing tin foil hats with metal roofs
    11 points
  15. Well, this reminds me of a story. Upon arriving home yesterday evening, I was met at the door by my wife, sobbing her eyes out. Tearfully she explained, "It's the druggist. He insulted me terribly this morning on the phone." Immediately, being the caring husband I am, I got into my pickem-up truck and drove downtown to confront the druggist and demand an apology (or I was gonna open up a whole can of whoop-ass on him). Before I could say more than a few words, the druggist told me, "Now, just a minute, please listen to my side of it... This morning the alarm failed to
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  16. Let's look at this problem from another angle: I went to three drug stores and Walmart trying to find Alberto VO-5 hair goop, a well known and very old men's hair product. I finally found some at CVS.....three tubes on a bottom shelf of the men's 3/4 aisle section. Yet they have about a hundred feet of women's product, maybe more, down four aisles and across an entire back wall. If this were an isolated case I wouldn't gripe about it, but I can't find any brand of mustache wax (lots of sticky crap for spiked hair and women's hair), most places never even heard of B
    11 points
  17. I understand both sides of the situation. As the seller, I want to sell as quick as I can for my asking price. The first person to state "I'll take it" is the person that I'll sell to. Would it bother me to sell to a vender. Not at all. The buyer is willing to pay the price asked and will probably not delay payment due to "unforeseen" circumstances. I may not know the vender personally but I have seen the evidence, over the years on the website, that I'm not going to have problems with the transaction. If I were a new shooter, I can see their point. They would like to g
    11 points
  18. I would like to see a feedback link added for both the buyers and the seller. I am a merchat but I don't list here. I mainly use the gun auction sites and over a 22 year period I have accumulated over 500 all positive feedbacks. My point is I will bend over backwards to avoid a negative feed back. I also buy from those sites. If the seller has negative feedback the site allows you to see the complaints and the rebuttals. If the negatives are excessive, (to me more then 1%) or the seller comes of as confrontational I will pass on that item.
    11 points
  19. Why does selling and buying need to be non offensive or for the good of the majority? The SASS classifieds are for buying and selling, those that invest the time will most likely get the "good" deals. Since when has SASS become the "cancel culture" if something is offensive or not working for the "majority" in someone's eyes? As a buyer I'm certain I've offended sellers with offers that I believed were fair. As a buyer I've been offended by offers that in my opinion were ridiculously low. In the end if an agreement is made between the buyer and seller there shouldn't be
    10 points
  20. I’ve bought a few guns from JB over the years and every single one of them was as good as or better than advertised. You don’t owe anyone an apology or explanation.
    10 points
  21. We've been here in a really, really empty campgrounds, in what should have been WR. Been here ALL week...and I just noticed our cactus at our campspot!!! Couldn't have picked a better spot for our missing WR!
    10 points
  22. *I never get upset when someone gets a good deal. Whatever their reason. I'm happy for them. I also don't get mad when someone gets a better stage time than I do. I'm happy for them. *I don't like the idea of giving one type person(new shooter) an advantage over another type person for the purpose of "first dibs". Or any other reason for that matter. Even college entrance preference, or job hiring preference, or loan preference. Earn it, if you want it! *I don't like it when someone posts a want to buy thread and people say, "if he doesn't want it I do" or some such. It's just kind o
    10 points
  23. New aquisition. 45 caliber (that's almost 1/2 inch), with one of those new fangled rifled barrels, and capable of 3 charges per minute. Imagine that! Provided, of course, that you have nimble fingers and do not hesitate in your actions A true gentleman's weapon and capable of facing AND OVERCOMING the vilest and most dastardly attack! Does not perform very well in wet conditions, but, Oh Well!.
    10 points
  24. My Mother and Father had an incident about 40 years ago. "Lady" barged in front of my Mother and Dad in a line-up waiting their turn at the cash. "Lady" pushes her way in front of them with the words, " I'm in a hurry!" My Father, a usually patient and courteous man, in his 70's says "Yes, but so are we" to which "Lady" tells him to "F.O. Old Man!" Now, my Mother was about 5'2", 1/8 Algonquin and 7/8 Fightin' Irish. Mother reached up and back-handed the "Lady" and knocked her on the butt.
    9 points
  25. Possum, I recently responded to a WTB post on a Marlin 39a. I remarked “you and me both, been looking for one for a while” later a seller posted some pictures. I replied I would be interested if original poster passes. He did pass, and told me it was all mine if I wanted it. Made the deal. I didn’t feel like I scooped the OP. I made it clear I was 2nd in line. as for merchants snatching up the good deals, yes it bothers me. On one hand, it’s the American way. But, I also think new shooters should get 1st crack at “deals”. I even once saw a reseller claim a “free to good home” item
    9 points
  26. Be aware that any vender has to pay a substantial amount to SASS to be in the Chronical. Far more than dues cover. The folks on this forum are only a fraction of those in SASS and attending matches that are clamoring for guns from venders like those here. The venders offer their wares to folks that don't frequent other venues like this board. From what I have seen, they don't make that much profit when scaled against the risk of investment. I know of one vender that lost $700 on a gun that was never shipped and he has no recourse. I see the same folks with sour grapes over and over
    9 points
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