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Red Gauntlet , SASS 60619

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  1. We ate our pork and beans cold from the can, but ma always heated up the ice cream. I still do it that way-- when you're raised up that way, it seems normal. By the time you find out it's not, it's too late.
  2. I never watch television news, of whatever channel or network. Haven't for years, except in extremely rare cases. It is designed to agitate. I read newspapers. I get the same news, but with much less emotional content. Digestion thus flows smoothly.
  3. Congrats! Your 'shaking' remark reminds me of our wedding. I didn't think I was nervous, but at the altar my knees were shaking considerable. Not enough to fall over-- but I never experienced that before or since. We were 19. Had our 52nd couple of months ago...
  4. I always really liked Armstrong, too. A favorite of Peckinpah's. Great in many westerns, I remember him best in Ride the High Country, a favorite movie of mine. He lived a long life; died at 95 just a few years back.
  5. Trouble with this mode of transportation, like science-fiction 'jet packs' in general, is that most failures, over land at least, will be fatal. There's a lot of space between 'high enough to kill you' and 'too low to deploy a parachute'.
  6. I was at the eye doctor's office yesterday. I get examined every 6 month because of some serious eye surgery 3 years back (that went well). Next appointment: Jan 14, 2020. I pointed out that 2020 should be a propitious year for opthamology. She said everybody has been saying that....
  7. Got the Cabelas/Bass fall hunter sale mailer today. They have Marlin 336s (30-30) for $419. I'm tempted. I have a pre-Remington Marlin 1894 .44 mag for SASS I bought at Big 5 for $325 in 2004. Love that rifle. I have seen the post-Rem issues with Marlin manufacturing discussed from time to time, but I'm not current at all and don't know what the present quality situation is. Would it be a good buy? Opinions solicited!
  8. It's hot there in the summertime.
  9. I always sit in a restaurant with my back to the wall, but that's because of Wild Bill Hickok, as I was never a cop!
  10. Since it's so recent, shave it off. It my case I've had it for 50 years, so she wouldn't recognize me without it. But then, maybe she'd like that.
  11. Did we ever find out about the post counts? I showed well over 4,000 posts before, then 1,900-some afterwards.....seems a little strange. I wonder what the criteria were for the "new" count. I haven't heard a thing. I have seen that the provider's employees have been online.
  12. It shows my post total as less than half of what it was. Why's that, and how did it pick the current number? I have no idea. Maybe someone who knows will answer. I don't know how many I had before, so mine may be incorrect too.
  13. As John Harrington said, "Treason doth never prosper; what's the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it treason". Charles I was mainly guilty of losing the English Civil War. But then, he started it....
  14. I have several Muslim friends. Two are doctors who have practiced medicine in this community for 40 years. Another is a woman from Turkey who was a secretary in our office for years, whose son was terribly wounded in US Army service in Iraq, and who has risked her own life speaking out against Islamic extremism in many public forums.
  15. As Badger says, Yakima is cowboy country and I'm sure they can fix you up there.
  16. Was always an Edgar Rice Burroughs guy myself. I never did read any Doc Savage, but I remember seeing gazilions of copies of the paperbacks around....
  17. I confess I use an alias here rather than my real name.
  18. Robert Copeland was a Tacoma lawyer who died shortly before I started practicing law in this city. He was, of course, well-known hereabouts for the actions of the Samuel B. Roberts. I heard many tellings of the Battle Off Samar from my senior partner, Claude M. Pearson, Capt. USNR, who had been a submariner in the War and came to know Copeland well in the Tacoma legal community. (Capt. Pearson was on four war patrols on the USS Pogy. He died just last year at 94; a really fine man.) The story is timeless. A guided-missile frigate was eventually named after Robert W. Copeland.
  19. I've loved that airplane. I was college kid or thereabouts when I first saw one test-flown out of Boeing field. We all pulled over to the side of the highway. It seemed like a dirigible, it was so big!
  20. I liked it, except the note that was held a bit too long. It's not sacred; as long as it's respectful. It was OK in my opinion. The anthem is done hundreds and thousands of times in pretty ordinary fashion.....I do like the sax....
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