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Forty Rod SASS 3935

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  1. 3 hours ago, Alpo said:

    I don't know who General Dula is or was, but I would hope that a general in the armed forces of the United States would have better sense than to think that you WIN the Medal of Honor.


    For that reason alone, I believe the first part of that story was bogus.

    Son, I just lost a lot of respect for you.  Quibbling over a simple word, almost universally misused, to claim something is bogus is just simply wrong.

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  2. 10 minutes ago, Yul Lose said:

    Is it for a model railroad? 4 1/2 inches high I might be able to build one. Is it similar to this?


    Almost exactly.  The panel between the upper and lower horizontal beams and between the legs needs to be square.


    I'll have to mix the paint myself to match the rest of the project.


    Name your price and I'll have a check in the mail ASAP!


    Thank you very much.

  3. 1 hour ago, Texas Lizard said:

    You are Mormon...Don't they believe in more than one wife??  Or did they stop that???


    Should have asked my cousins....Got about a 100 or more that Mormon...Can't keep up with all of them...Kinda like rabbits....


    Texas Lizard

    BTW, I had a bunk mate in 'Nam who was from backwoods Arkansas.   We had 6, 8, 10 and 12 hole lean-to latrines ("Heads" for the Navy and Marines among you.  Powder Rooms for the Air Force pogues amongst you).   He'd been in country about a week when I found him leaning on the rail around the second deck of the barracks just staring at our 10 holer.  I asked what was going on.  He said "back home an outhouse that big was owned by rich folks, Catholics, or Mormons."  :lol:

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  4. Stopped that in 1896 to be able to gain statehood from a government that didn't understand that  the Bill of Rights prohibited government interfering with religious practice.


    There are some fake "Mormons" who are not, and never have been recognized by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and never will be.  They are mostly up in northern Arizona on the Utah border.  I doubt that are more than a few thousand of them at most, and they are in trouble with the law over many things. Polygamy, child marriages, taxes, forcing people  who want to leave their "church" to stay by using force and threats, etc.


    They do have some of the best baked goods on the planet and I'm told their common produce is unbeatable.


    A lot of uneducated and / or anti-Mormon people try to use that against the real LDS church.


    There is your history lesson.  There will be a test on Friday.

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  5. I want to find a torii gate like the ones in front of almost Marine Corps barracks in the world.  I need one 4 1/2 inches high and am amazed by all the gates offered and almost NONE have any dimensions in their ads, be it on Amazon, Etsy, or what ever.


    I want one with close detail representing a wooden original, not stone.


    Anyone have any suggestions?

  6. I ate breakfast at one of my favorite spots this morning.  A few minutes after I got served a young Oriental man and two really lovely ladies sat down across from me, one next to him the other across the table.   They were having fun and being friendly with every one who passed by.


    I finished my meal and as I got up I commented that "you know, life is unfair".  I told the young man "It doesn't seem right that you have two and I don't have any."


    He grinned and put his arm around the girl beside him and told me "Well this one is mine but you can have the other one.  She's my sister."


    "His" elbowed him in the ribs but the "sister" stood up beside me and said "I'll go with you sir, if you promise to make an honest woman (antique phrase) of me and don't ever have to admit that he is my brother."


    "His pushed him out of the way and stood on my other side.  "I don't like the way he claimed me as 'mine' so I'll go with you, too."


    The people in the cafe were getting in on it by now, laughing and having a good time making suggestions and cheering me on.


    This dude looked like he'd peed on an electric fence and started apologizing, but the crowd wouldn't let it go.  They were all over him.


    Finally "His" said that she had a lot invested in him because they were married and the kids would need a daddy, so she'd back out of the mix.


    "Sister" was known by a lady in the crowd who suggested that she had better check with her mother because this boy needed looking after and Mom couldn't spare any more time, what with grandkids coming.


    I stepped back and thanked the ladies for accepting my offer (I didn't remind them that I hadn't made any offer) and that at my age it was the best acceptance of any offer I'd had in years. 


    We were all cheered and as I left I paid for their breakfasts.


     If I were sixty years younger and single.........  HUH, my soon to be wife would have killed me in front of all those witnesses!!!  :lol:


    Life isn't perfect, but Mother Nature showed us that she has a sense of humor and it made my day. 


    Sometimes life is just plain fun!

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  7. I would fire the presenter and everyone involved in this fiasco.  They wouldn't get paid and they would get the worst possible and insulting recommendation I could devise.  


    I'd even ban them from the campus and any school-owned property.


    I even go so far as to identify every one, including pictures of them, on public TV and any other media I could think of and, if they were a graduate of the school I'd revoke their diplomas and other credentials.


    This is totally unacceptable.

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  8. On 5/11/2024 at 1:25 PM, Wallaby Jack, SASS #44062 said:



        ................... it's the one that wants to kill you.   :mellow:

    You gotta be more specific than that.............and good luck with that.  It's been tried a whole bunch of times and I'm  still here.  Some of those guys that tried ain't.  :P  :o  :D

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  9. 9 hours ago, Buckshot Bear said:


    Well then, you're wrong aint cha?  


    Biscuits and gravy "my style" (Southern style biscuits with sausage, Tabasco sauce, and fresh ground black pepper) are the basis of life.  A side of four or so slices of bacon, OJ / AJ 50-50 mix, and coffee to round it out.


    One serving a day will keep you going until you're at least 82 years old....and beyond.

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  10. Our High School Army ROTC  got three of them in 1958.  The three top shooters on the pistol team were issued them. I got a Ruger #1.  I was sixth out of 14 shooters.


    Never did get to shoot a 41 and never liked the Ruger well enough to own one.

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  11. Five Oreos

    1/4 cup Tollhouse chocolate drops

    Two 3 Musketeers bite size candy bars

    Two heaping tablespoons original Ovaltine powder

    1/4 cup cold milk


    Break it all into small pieces and eat up.


    Caution: have Tums on hand and plan on staying awake for a day or two.

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  12. I'll try to keep my Impala running until I die.  It has some issues, but I've learned to deal with them and it had the largest trunk on the market (My Sicilian friend called a Mafia certified nine body trunk.) except for one MB sedan, has some blind spots where a semi can hide, and gets a whopping 23 MPG average.


    The little window on the dash that keeps giving me totally stupid messages is annoying and it's very often unreadable because some idiot designed it so glare at any time of the day or night washes everything out.  That includes my rear view camera.


    The front doors are very heavy and my busted up old body has to remember not to park on any slope that forces me to open the driver's side door up even the slightest bit.


    I can't disable the passenger front window button (I can shut down both rear windows) and my dog can open it and try to get out at eighty miles and hour so I have to be vigilant.


    The radio controls are so automated I can't work them without parking to change stations.


    I'll keep iy though because I paid cash for it and it has had very few problems and there are only 39,000 miles on it.

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  13. I bought an Impala the year before they dropped it and the Malibu was supposed to replace the Impala.  It did, but it wasn't near as nice a car. 



    I think they will go the way of the Studebaker before long

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