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Abilene Slim SASS 81783

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  1. Sometimes real life intrudes and throws a curveball, which is why I figure these ancestry things are nothing more than an approximation. Family secrets tend to distort the info. A good friend found out at 60+ years of age after parents were long gone, that his father wasn’t his birth father. Seems his mom was prone to fooling around and became pregnant. His dad married her anyway and raised my friend as his own.
  2. I remember vacs like this, where the bag was huge and suspended from the handle, similar to the Bissell. I also remember that dust and dirt settled in the bottom 10 percent of the bag and never came close to filling it up, requiring it be emptied frequently.
  3. That was Andrew Young, Jimmy Carter’s U.N. Ambassador.
  4. I learn something new every day. I wonder what Greta keeps in her closet?
  5. I used to live in St. Louis. I learn something new every day. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gratiot_Military_Prison
  6. As it turned out, there was more than enough wind over the deck that day that the takeoff length was less than anticipated. So much so, that the first couple of aircraft nearly clipped the island with their wingtips. Subsequent planes were told to hold the nose down a bit longer to avoid striking the island.
  7. That’s a fine looking pistol!
  8. Woulda helped if the website showed the images right side up. Looks like lingerie. But then, this is internet and may just be a prank.
  9. Not just revisionism, but denial. Just like the townsfolk surrounding the camps.
  10. And yet there are still Holocaust deniers among us. College educated no less…
  11. Wait a minute… that appears to BE many SASS members.
  12. Not all of them. As I recall, eight were captured, two were executed, and two died in captivity due to their maltreatment. 4 survived their imprisonment. It’s been 60+ years since I read this: https://www.amazon.com/Four-Came-Home-Survivors-Doolittles/dp/157510007X
  13. Celebrities think because people adore their performances onscreen or on field, they’ll also adore their politics and need to share them. I wish there were more like Larry the Cable Guy who said to an interviewer, “I just told a fart joke. Who cares what I think?”
  14. The problem is $60-80,000 isn’t an uncommon price for cars anymore. A minor fender bender repair now starts at $3,000. My car is 20 years old, but I still have to pay for all those new cars - and the lawsuits from those s**tbird ambulance chasers. “We get the big money for YOU!”
  15. I don’t care who you are, that’s funny right there. And true…
  16. In this country, Kix was/is a kid’s breakfast cereal.
  17. They look just like tabis (pronounced tahbee) that are worn with Japanese sandals called zoris (pronounced zorree) that looked like flip flops. They were common when I lived in Japan in the late fifties. Apparently they’re a fashion item now.
  18. Looks like it’s in a war-torn and/or impoverished locale. Doing what they can with what’s available.
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