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Forty Rod SASS 3935

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  1. You can always draw flies, laughs, sneers, attention, etc. All is not lost.
  2. Why announce it at all? If someone wants to try you....SURPRISE!!!
  3. LtCol Douglas Hamilton, 102 years old, lives in my town. He flew Pathfinders over the mainland a day before D Day and paratroopers on D Day. Tough old bird who was still alive a few months ago and may be still.
  4. Both. One to put in the gun to shoot, the other to sell with it if someone gets fussy over originality.....like Alpo said.
  5. Anyone willing to take this on? A short time before Tom Muley passed we had a Grumpy Lunch Bunch gathering at the Iron Skillet in Ontario, California. That was the cafe where the GLB got its start. I recently came across a home DVD with a whole passel of still photos from Tom's days with the GLB, with a lot of faces and names from those days. I'd like to get the original to Tom's son and send a few dozen copies to the people on the disc: at least those who are still alive. Now here's the situation: I don't know how to do that. I'd be willing to pay someone to do it so we could all have some memories to go with our old age. Any takers? 4T
  6. I still have a darning egg, but use it most it to help with other things. It's great for patching thin leather or buskin.
  7. Thanks, Hardpan. Nothing new here! I was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Army Ordnance Corps (ROTC, Utah State University "West point of the West"), made Captain in two years, four months, resigned my commission after four years active duty and three in the reserves and was enlisted into the Marine Corps as a Staff Sergeant (E6) MOs 3000 and 3042. Promoted to Gunnery Sergeant (E7) in three years and seven months. That was Army for four years in 1965 through 1972, and Marine Corps from 1972 through 1978. It all started with Army Junior ROTC at Logan, Utah High School from 1967 to 1960. JFWIW, I moved up so quickly in both the Army and the Corps because of exceptional parents who gave me good standards and values, and I might add....with no humility whatsoever....I was damned good at what I did in the military and I was very, very lucky! Not so much later on in civilian life.
  8. MY TV started turning itself on at strange times. First time it happened was about five months ago when I found myself buck nekkid in the hallway with a 1911 and flashlight looking for the guy whose voice had awakened most of me. I may have to break down and get a new TV and new and better DVD player. These are older than about 1/3 of the people I know
  9. Hey Gumba, what you got against da Mafia, huh? I sent yer name to Uncle Nello. You'll be getting a "Christmas card" from him in a few months.
  10. Maybe the buff was a senior citizen, too, and just too played out to stomp a younger human idiot.
  11. Yep, and so do all Jews, Mormons, Catholics, Baptists, and lawyers, taxi drivers, school teachers, cops and dentists. Yeah! RIGHT!
  12. My kids know that I want a few veterans from both the Army and the Corps in attendance, for the National Anthem and Taps played, and then they can do whatever they want with my ashes. I can't see using up any real estate to bury me and I will have no further use whatever is left. Maybe find a few red roses and pour me around the roots along with some coffee grounds and tomato juice. Roses thrive on that. And I'd be grateful if someone could get a little kid to smile and a dog to wag its tail at my ceremony. For years that has been a sign of a good day ahead. Maybe it will work for whatever adventure I find on the other side. '' I'll try to let y'all know how that turns out.
  13. I remember him being interviewed by some one who commented on his unusual name. "Unusual? I never thought it was unusual. It's an old family name." The interviewer asked if that were true. Parnelli answered " Oh, yeah We have a lot of Joneses in our family." When I was trying to be a racer I had three heroes: Parnelli Jones, Sterling Moss, and Wolfgang von Trips. I was pretty good but nowhere near their caliber. There were a lot of really fine drivers in those days and most were drivers, not designers of greatly modified super cars.
  14. I bought a cube steak last week. The first in many decades. It was very good. Now I'll have to go find a round steak.
  15. Being a vet twice I hired a Veteran owned landscaping company that bragged that they only hired vets. Okay, Three guys showed up. One never came back from lunch and the other two didn't come back the next day. They left all their tools there. I called the office the next day and the guy told me he wanted the tools back and I'd have to bring them by his office. He gaot a full load of my PO'ed Gunny comments and lingo that may have melted his phone wires. I put the tools on the curb and they vanished that afternoon. Never saw or heard from him again. I don't get suckered very often, but Pobody's Nerfect.
  16. Long Beach, CA had an amusement park called The Pike. It was in the harbor area and was a great place if you wanted get robbed or beaten...or both. One of the attractions was a museum, wax museum, and sort of a house of horrors. There was a "mummified sailor" hanging in one of the alcoves there, but when they closed The Pike and were tearing teat attraction down they discovered it was a real body. As far as I know it was never identified.
  17. Mine has a black handle but looks identical otherwise. Very common in some circles. I also have a Mister Coffee that my kids prefer when they come to visit. I'm not real fond of it but can't tell you why. Maybe it's the paper filters that it needs. BTW, thanks for the info.
  18. Look at what I suggested to Finagler.
  19. And that's an early BAR 1918: no carrying handle, no bipod, strange rear sight.
  20. You don't owe ME an apology and heaven knows I'm in arrears for apologizing. Now, about that dip wad TV guy who seems to be blaming the buff: He needs to be told by someone who can seriously damage him that the bison were here first and we damn near annihilated all of them. I wouldn't blame any wild animal for attacking people, but I will defend myself and most others on the wild turf, especially these useless pukes that have access to the media.....but most wild animals won't harm a human without cause. And that's the cause in their eyes, not yours.
  21. I have an old Hamilton Beech electric percolator. No on / off switch, just plug it in to turn it on, unplug it to turn it off. Red light comes on when it's done. Pot, power cord, the hollow shaft thingy that I don't know the name of, the hopper thingy that I don't know the name of either, and the lid. It's even easy to clean, simple to use and it makes good coffee if I use the right brand (Farmer Brothers 100% Arabica Medium Roast), in the right proportions, with the right amount of sugar, and in the right cup. (Mine! Nothing special about it, but it's MINE!) If I'm out 'boondocking' I have a similar one that you heat over an open fire. Just as good, but more of a PITA to use and clean.
  22. Get in touch with Cliff Hanger. He seemed to have a magic touch with those SxS shotguns.
  23. I could only see one (Jupiter? Big and bright.), the rest were behind everything but the Eiffel Tower: trees, a high school building, Walmart, etc. I just couldn't get situated right. I don't expect to be around for the next one. Then again..........
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