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  1. I often shout into the phone with as obscene words I can muster. Sadly, these are all recordings and it is a useless exercise to cuss at them!
  2. Did you include the cost and pain of getting a hernia repaired and/or repairing a slipped disk? I figure sometimes the cost of having a professional do it is well worth it!
  3. Having traced the history and examined the innards of the Remington Over/Under Double Deringer for about 20 years, and co-authored a book on the subject, there is one thing I never quite understood...how in blazes did/do you pack one with both barrel loaded and the hammer on the delicate half-cock notch? A deputy sheriff in Arizona once dropped one and it went off and hit him in the leg. The leg had to be amputated! True, the .41 Short Rim Fire cartridge is about as puny as can be, but before the advent of antibiotics, they were almost to be feared more than a .45 Colt's or .44-40!
  4. Then there was Ed Ames' throw on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson...
  5. Lt. Col. Richard "Dick" Cole, who was Jimmy Doolittle's co-pilot on the Raid passed away at age 103. RIP, sir!
  6. You also might try Winchester brass if you can find some. The necks are usually the thinnest of all, which may help the problem.
  7. When we visited Charleston, SC, a few years ago, there was an explosion out in the bay. Nobody hurt, no one near the thing when it went off. Maybe it was some CW artillery shell that finally decayed enough to go off. Never did hear an explanation. BTW, Marine Corps tradition has it that it was a Marine in the fighting tops of the Bon Homme Richard who threw the grenade or a larger bomb down the hatch of the Serapis, causing the magazine to blow.
  8. My custom leather business is Trailrider Products. The alias came from that trademark.
  9. Kid Russel- The first time I heard this song, by Jack Gladstone, was at an Indian Pow Wow in Denver. Having spent 3-1/2 years driving around the Judith Basin country in a blue truck, and having hung around the C. M. Russell museum in Great Falls, I have the computer screen fog up every time I see the lyrics or play Jack's tape. I have often said that only God and Charlie Russell can paint a western sunset! Thanks for posting this. In old St. Louis over in Missouri The mighty Mississippi, well, it rolls and flows. A son was born to Mary Russell And it starts the legend every cowboy knows. Young kid Russell was born to wander. Ever westward he was bound to roam, Just a kid of sixteen in 1880. Up in wild Montana he found his home. God made Montana for the wild man, For the Piegan and the Sioux and Crow, Saved His greatest gift for Charlie, Said, “Get her all down before she goes. You gotta get her all down ‘cause she's bound to go.” God hung the stars over Judith Basin. God put the magic in young Charlie's hands. And all was seen and all remembered, Every shining mountain, every longhorn brand. He could paint the light on horsehide shining, The great passing herds of the buffalo, And the twisting wrist of the Houlihan throw. God made Montana for the wild man, For the Piegan and the Sioux and Crow, Saved His greatest gift for Charlie, Said, “Get her all down before she goes. You gotta get her all down ‘cause she's bound to go.” When the Lord called Charlie to his home up yonder He said, “Kid Russell, I got a job for you. You're in charge of sunsets up in old Montana Cause I can't paint them quite as good as you, And when you're done, we'll go out and have a few, And Nancy Russell will make sure it's just two.” God made Montana for the wild man, For the Piegan and the Sioux and Crow, Saved His greatest gift for Charlie, Said, “Get her all down before she goes. You gotta get her all down ‘cause she's bound to go.”
  10. When I was about 42, I started seeing floaters in my eyes that had never been there before! Went to a retinalogist (MD) who checks me annually due to diabetes. So far, so good at 76+. But he did advise me NOT to shoot a 375 H&H. Again, CHECK WITH YOUR EYE SPECIALIST! Yes, the .45-70 can be down-loaded quite a bit. Lighter bullets and reduced powder charges will reduce recoil quite a lot, but CHECK WITH THE DOC!
  11. I have often asked that question. You'd think there would be at least a Miss Vulcan or Miss Klingon. Except for the fact that they are all married (I don't track that), there ought to be at least a Miss Kardashian (Star Trek Deep Space Nine)! Live long and prosper!
  12. Been a while, but I remember the Chicago area went from one area code to at least three. Colorado has, I believe, at least four, and, metro-Denver is divided between 303 and 720, with 970 covering some of the rural areas and 719, the southern part of the state. In the 303 and 720 numbers you simply have to dial the ten digit number for 303 to 303 and 720 to 720, and also from one AC to the other. From those two to the others, you have to use the 1-AC-XXX-XXXX combo. Some of my family lived for 10 years in Arizona. They have cell phones, and a call to them requires the 1-XXX-XXX-XXXX prefix, and is a long-distance call, even if they are in the next room!! When we finally have a colony on the Moon or Mars, who knows what the combo will be!
  13. Air Force apparently considers them fighter aircraft. They are part of Air Combat Command, which has all the fighters. B-1 bombers used to be in ACC, but were transferred over to Global Strike Command along with all bombers, conventional, nuke or dual capability several years ago. BTW, USAF apparently does NOT designate the A-10's in the 74th as "OA-10's". You can't tell the players without an official scorecard.
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