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Forty Rod SASS 3935

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  1. HIDE YOUR GUNS AND OTHER VALUABLES, LOCK YOUR HORSES AND WOMEN AWAY, GUARD YOUR WATER HOLES AND VALUABLE PROPERTY, AND PROTECT ALL OF YOUR TREASURES!!! FORTY ROD IS BACK!!!!! SERIOUSLY, MY THANKS TO ALL WHO WISHED ME WELL AND SENT PRAYERS UP TO THE BOSS. The virus is dead and I am still alive and kicking. I have several more afflictions to tackle but this one scared the bejabbers out of me. I have been very fortunate to have the BEST medical team anywhere, made friends of a few, and learned a lot from them all. Had a Chaplain pray with me and asked that this thing would be cured by the 20th of March. It was. They held me one more day to confirm that the virus was gone and to process the paper work and discharge me from the hospital. It was and they did. I haven't been a good man and not a religious one either, but I'm comfortable that prayer, sincerely offered and totally believed in, works. Thanks againg and God bless all of you. 4T
  2. My mother was a first grade teacher for almost forty years. After my parents both retired they travelled to many places they dreamed of. They got some really affordable tours through the college where Dad had been a professor. One was to Japan. As the tourists were being sorted out a young Japanese man wearing a beautifully tailored suit (Mom noticed those kinds of things) walked though the crowd and asked in nearly perfect English (she noticed those things, too) "Excuse me,Ma'am, are you Edna Taylor". She said she was. He introduced himself by name and said "Mrs. Taylor, you taught me to speak English". His father had been exchange student at USU and enrolled the boy in a local school...Mom's school. Mom assigned a boy and girl to "tutor" him and modified her curriculum to help. After a month she changed out the "tutors" because everyone wanted their turn to help him. His mother would come and sit in on the classes a lot, and they both learned English together. Mom asked what he was doing now and he told her he and his father owned the tour company that was taking their group around, and that he was going to take her group personally. Mom asked if that was going to take work away from someone else and he told her that the girl who was to lead then was a new guide and she would be coming along as his assistant at full pay. I never heard much about what Mom got out the grand tour of Japan, but she could tell you everything she learned about this guy and his family. They exchanged mail for several years before Mom got Alzheimers. Thank you Hideo. I apologize for not remembering you last name.
  3. I put $2100.00 into my dogs mouth three years ago because her old age teeth were failing. It was worth every penny. I honesty hope she dies before I do because she suffered so much when my wife died. I don't want her togo through that again.
  4. Yeah, I was running rear guard when Moses crossed the Red Sea.
  5. And you thought Bondo was only good for one thing.
  6. Fart? At my age I have be careful I don't become a turd.
  7. I agree with first statement. As to the second, I would do it again but no force on Earth would have me.
  8. Don't put Carl don't just yet. Anyone who would dress and arm himself like that and then go into a crowd of fighters might be a damn fool......or he might just be the meanest SOB for miles around.
  9. I don't watch the Academy Awards, but I always check the see who won. It's a great way to get a list of crap I don't ever want to watch.
  10. My spirits are up, but good health? That's pretty iffy right now 3 of the last 5 days in the ER. And JFWIW worth, I don't like the sound of 82. I prefer 41.......again.
  11. I'd show him my Colt. If that didn't work I'd demonstrate how it works.
  12. There was a time in the steam era when this world saw a lot of gorgeous locomotives, in a lots of countries. The diesels came along and we still saw some new locos that would be considered beautiful....but not many. Thanks for the memories.
  13. Think those guys have enough shooting irons?
  14. I still use cake soap...Camay, because it's what my wife used. Tried an electric. Three or four different ones. Never thought much of them. I do use an electric beard and mustache trimmer, though. Beats scissors.
  15. I went to two matches at Coto de Casa back in the late '80s but was busy earning a living and besides "this looks like fun but I don't see it going anywhere." I finally joined at EOT in 1995 and thought....later on....that my number 3935 was really low. Yeah......right! Lots of faces gone and many who for some reason never got their pictures taken. We'll meet again at the last railhead.
  16. Complete and unbuilt plastic 1:1 scale model (I prefer LS plastics, might consider Marushan) of a M1928A1 Thompson submachine gun. Box magazines, no drums. Give me details and photos if available.
  17. I knew several people who lived in Seal Brach, Ca. when I was stationed there. At least four families had basements in their homes, f'or instance Ray and Jackie Taylor who owned The Flintlock at Hobby City in Anaheim.
  18. Living in Prescott Valley, AZ we have the cleverly-named Prescott Valley Guns. They don'y have the inventory they used to have but I have found a half dozen guns in the eight years since we moved here. Then there's Bucky O'Neill's in Prescott. They are a bit claustrophobic with so much stuff, but they have some wonderful guns. Next is J&G. I don't personally like them but they have tones of guns and their people seem to be well versed in their line of products. Bill's Trading Post is a candy store for gun people. Profanity is NOT tolerated. He has stuff that no one else had and is willing to look for something if he doesn't have it. Down the road a short way is High Country Guns with a grand selection of almost everything you could want and some of the friendliest staff anywhere. Lots of other places if your looking for "tactical" crap but too often the people working there are poster kids for nonsensical, over opinionated, nonsense. We have a plethora (your weekly new vocabulary word) of gunsmiths in the are. My favorite is still David Fink at Gunsight Academy. for "shade tree mechanics" we have a whole bunch available id you know where to look or who to ask. There are several world renowned engravers in the area and many really decent leather craftsmen. I'm still in mourning over the closure of Desert Eagle Guns fourteen months ago. Boris was one of a kind. And places to shoot from indoor ranges to some outstanding out door places to off the road spots. And if you want to meet some CAS type folks, drop by Zeke's Eatin' Place in Frontier Village in Prescott at 7:00 am onThursdays, walk to the right rear corner and introduce yourself. (Don't tell then I sent you or you'll get bounced out on your ear.)
  19. Started out with a safety razor and Wilkinson Sword blades. Went to an ejector razor for a short time. Went a throat cutter for a few years. Hands started shaking (I'm old you know!) Went to multi blade throw aways...still use a five blade model for trimming. Back to the safety razor and Wilkinson's again and get a really decent shave if I take my time.
  20. My daughter and her husband are both retired and have more money than brains. They have visited some exotic places Easter Island (aka Rapatui...however it's spelled.), Pitcairn Island, the lost cities in the Andes, and other like places. They met while climbing El Capitan. About two months ago the went to Norway to see the Northern lights and just told me that they are flying up to Newfoundland to see the eclipse. Wouldn't surprise me to find them on their way to Ankor Wat and Ankor Tom before long.
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