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OM45GE - Posted - 06/13/2015:  03:47:00


Or the one about the Texan who was impressing his out of state guest with how big everything in Texas and his mansion was. The guest excused himself to go to the bathroom, took a wrong turn, fell into the indoor swimming pool and yelled, "For God's sake don't flush it!"



 

dat - Posted - 06/15/2015:  05:58:54


or the guy from Texas that was bragging about being able to "drive all day and not get to the end of his land" , the guy from Louisiana said  "I used to have a truck like that, finally got rid of it"

dmiller - Posted - 06/15/2015:  10:17:30


quote:

Originally posted by dat

 

or the guy from Texas that was bragging about being able to "drive all day and not get to the end of his land" , the guy from Louisiana said  "I used to have a truck like that, finally got rid of it"







HA!!  I resemble that remark!  big

Mr. Quimby - Posted - 06/15/2015:  13:27:47


When I was visiting my folk sin South Bend, Indiana, last week for their 50th anniversary, there was an article in the paper about a bear in town.  I was all like, "Pfft, we get bears in Maryland all the time.  We had one on campus last year.  And then there was the one that wandered into the emergency room at a local hospital a few years back...."  My younger sister said, "We get javelinas on campus fairly often."



Between that, the rattlesnakes she watches out for when she walks the dog, and the desert centipedes she finds in her garage sometimes, I think she won the crazy wildlife game.

OM45GE - Posted - 06/15/2015:  16:35:02


We have chipmunks and bunny rabbits. 

chuckv97 - Posted - 06/16/2015:  06:27:13


Bighorn sheep and elk in the nearby mtns., antelope and deer on the short grass prairie around these parts


Edited by - chuckv97 on 06/16/2015 06:27:56

dat - Posted - 06/16/2015:  07:54:14


no tellin what all is in our woods, kinda like Charlie Daniels Wooley Swamp  



Well, you better not go at night

There's things out there in the middle of them woods

That make a strong man die from fright

Things that crawl and things that fly

And things that creep around on the ground



 



approve

 


Edited by - dat on 06/16/2015 07:54:30

DeanT - Posted - 06/16/2015:  10:05:49


in the city we have rats a crows and bad ass wild cats

OM45GE - Posted - 06/16/2015:  14:58:28


We do have coyotes and foxes, they keep the wild turkeys and deer on their toes. 

DeanT - Posted - 06/16/2015:  16:01:53


we had foxes out on the air force base

OM45GE - Posted - 06/16/2015:  17:11:01


We have both red and grey foxes. Someone told me the grey ones can climb trees but I've never seen it. 

dat - Posted - 06/17/2015:  05:42:34


havent seen a grey fox in years, red are still pretty common.    I never have heard about a fox climbing a tree, but then again there is a lot I have never heard of

OM45GE - Posted - 06/17/2015:  16:57:37


I just Googled it and they said the greys do and reds who live near grey foxes will too. Go figure. 

dat - Posted - 06/18/2015:  07:14:05


I just watched a video, amazing animals

DeanT - Posted - 06/18/2015:  09:54:43


the foxes on the AF base were slinky fast little suckers

dat - Posted - 06/18/2015:  10:59:42


I have seen some  foxes in Air Force uniforms

chuckv97 - Posted - 06/18/2015:  15:25:34


Remember all those military sitcoms in the 1960's? McHale's Navy, Gomer Pyle, No Time For Sargeants. There was a short lived one about women in the navy, I think (Waves?) anyone recall that one? (Foxes in uniform)

DeanT - Posted - 06/18/2015:  15:28:57


The Nurses in Ba Ba Black Sheep were foxes... they had to be, they were competing with Charlie's Angels

chuckv97 - Posted - 06/18/2015:  15:51:52


I remember now, it was called "Broadside"

OM45GE - Posted - 06/18/2015:  16:05:15


I liked Ba Ba Black Sheep

dat - Posted - 06/19/2015:  05:53:07


I did too, first time too see a Vought F4U Corsair and have loved them since



 



 



 




Edited by - dat on 06/19/2015 05:53:30

DeanT - Posted - 06/19/2015:  06:05:06


I loved Hutch, and later Michlin, in fact after high school I became an aircraft mechanic, and did it my whole career. Would have loved to have been a mechanic on those beauties.

dmiller - Posted - 06/19/2015:  11:29:30


My brother (graduated from Purdue University - - 1976) fell in love with aircraft in college and wanted to fly and work on the "big birds", so he joined the Air Force.  His girlfriend back then was a real "peace-nik" and told him she'd leave him if he went the military route.  He wished her well, and never regretted his decision.  He's had a very successful military/ commercial pilot's career over the past several decades.

 

DeanT - Posted - 06/19/2015:  13:27:37


I went through 3 wives while enlisted. It's amazing how a woman can like a fit guy in uniform, but not be willing to accept what it takes to be that guy. 

dat - Posted - 06/19/2015:  13:49:20


marriage in the military is rough,  my brother got a divorce right after he retired, him and his wife were both enlisted, so they knew what the other was going through,   but it was hard on them, one deployed and the other home, then the other way around, 6 months overseas, then a year somewhere else.  most of the time they lived together, but were really not living together.  then after they both retired they found out they really didn't like being around each other.    in a way I wish they had worked it out, but then again I didn't have to live with them to know the details

DeanT - Posted - 06/19/2015:  17:46:09


I saw very few successful military marriages. More ended in divorce than not.

OM45GE - Posted - 06/19/2015:  17:50:57


I achieved the same thing with my first wife by driving tractor trailers over the road. We didn't have to deal with each other or our problems. 

DeanT - Posted - 06/19/2015:  19:27:33


Amazing how fast the bank account disappears though...

OM45GE - Posted - 06/20/2015:  03:30:36


Amen to that. One of my driving friends came home from a trip to find the bank account and house empty, the credit cards maxed out and a FU note on the counter. 

DeanT - Posted - 06/20/2015:  05:45:17


I've got that T-shirt too!

dat - Posted - 06/20/2015:  07:41:59


bank accounts now a days stay gone even if you stay married.    youngest girl is in nursing school now, just started,  once she gets through we're breaking her plate, then maybe we might have enough cash left after bills to ride down to town and get a hamburger without wondering how were gonna pay for it

DeanT - Posted - 06/20/2015:  12:16:47


The Air Force paid my education. So no student loans. That helped a lot. 

OM45GE - Posted - 06/20/2015:  15:56:15


I worked my way through school, sort of a pay as you go plan so no debt. I don't know how some kids will envy earn enough to pay off six figure loans. 

DeanT - Posted - 06/20/2015:  16:52:39


it's crazy, spend the first half of your career paying off student loans. No way. I had my house paid off by the time I was 47, and bought all my cars for cash.

OM45GE - Posted - 06/20/2015:  17:34:22


Couldn't agree more Dean. 

chuckv97 - Posted - 06/20/2015:  19:56:38


I'd hate to get a degree now with the high costs, but I'd probably still do it just to get a decent job,,but that would likely require an MSc or PhD. My kids were scared off by student loan debt - they got into trades and other professions where they could take courses on the go while working.

dmiller - Posted - 06/20/2015:  20:22:02


 I think that the "trade jobs" are the most secure (these days).  You'll always need someone to troubleshoot or fix "this that or the other" that you can't live without.  I guess there is always the really "high salary jobs" out there, but that was never  a part of my world, so I couldn't comment on them and the "availability" (or lack thereof) of them.   As far as me and jobs in my past have gone - - I have NEVER lived or worked in the "rarified air" of those high paying positions. 

 

DeanT - Posted - 06/20/2015:  22:37:18


If I was a kid today, I'd still join the Air Force, and get into drone technology. That's the future. I still can't believe they paid me to work on the coolest jets in history. My career was like a hobby on steroids.

OM45GE - Posted - 06/21/2015:  07:51:52


My son is a very good piano, trumpet and euphonium player. I was at a police dog competition and one of the organizers (a police offer) plays the same instruments. He went into the Air Force and played in their band, got a college degree, retired and became a cop. He still plays in a couple of civilian bands.  No debt, two incomes, PX privileges is pretty good.  I planted the seed with my son. Not sure if it will take root. 

DeanT - Posted - 06/21/2015:  17:52:57


One of the least known aspects of the military, is that for every civilian job, there is a military equivalent. From mechanics to computers, to medical, to food to HVAC, to dentists, eye doctors, even seamstresses and veterinarians, to music bands and symphony, etc, etc. I've NEVER thought that the military advertises this well enough to high school grads. Only a very small percentage of members ever see combat, and those are the ones who volunteer for those jobs. Single soldiers who live on base have no bills. They can save up less than a years pay and buy a new car for cash. If they don't party it away, and stay single, and save, a military member can almost buy a house for cash by the time they are 25. Someone who goes in at 18, does it right, is eligible for retirement at 38, owns a house and a car debt free, and is one of the most desirable people in the job market. I stayed in a little longer, but still retired early, and am set for life.

OM45GE - Posted - 06/21/2015:  18:27:26


 That takes planning and discipline, not always a strength of teenagers. 

DeanT - Posted - 06/21/2015:  22:27:20


Because no one teaches them. I got lucky and my Dad was an old fashioned Dutchman. 

OM45GE - Posted - 06/22/2015:  05:07:32


True. Some thoughtfully chose a different path too.  At this point, my son has his heart set on UMASS Amherst. His uncle is a professor there and his mom and several other close relatives all went. They have excellent music and engineering programs, which are his two main interests. He's got a good shot at a music and marching band scholarship so it should be affordable. Seems well thought out to me. 

DeanT - Posted - 06/22/2015:  05:50:17


Interestingly, my brother took the university path, and is now a professor in upstate NY. My Sister did the same, and became a laboratory scientist. My other sister married a farmer and has been a full time farmer while raising 9 kids. I'm the only one retired.

dat - Posted - 06/22/2015:  06:15:17


my brother stayed in the Airforce 22 years, then he had one day off between retiring and starting with the FAA, he has a good retirement and also makes a truckload of money,    I should have joined the military or gone to school

OM45GE - Posted - 06/22/2015:  07:57:49


He may come around. He's just going into high school next year. I'm pretty happy he's even thinking about this stuff 

DeanT - Posted - 06/23/2015:  10:19:43


lots of time to work it all out!

dat - Posted - 06/23/2015:  10:51:06


OK,  I try not to steer anybody wrong, 'specially a youngster,   get him this book big



 



opencourtbooks.com/books_n/jim...ffett.htm



Jimmy Buffett and Philosophy cover



 



 


Edited by - dat on 06/23/2015 10:52:54

OM45GE - Posted - 06/23/2015:  14:09:48


He's a surprisingly thoughtful guy, especially given the carefree life he sings about. 

dat - Posted - 06/23/2015:  15:01:52


I like his songs, have only read one of his books and I liked it.   not the lifestyle to send someone off to learn, but it worked for him very well

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