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Old 10-15-2008, 09:05 AM   #21
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Well, at least the excitement didn't involve any sheep.

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Old 10-15-2008, 09:13 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Rustic23 View Post
I guess the excitement was what went on in the woods?

What was the punch line of that old joke? Of course, I knew the farmer's daughter, but only at school and that one time she gave us a tour of the pasture; there was a cool dead cow out by the second silo, a bleached cow skull, and bats flew out of the empty silo. Those we the days.

I hate to get serious on this of all threads but going into the woods was the closest I ever got to what we long for in retirement: fantasy and total escape from school and family responsibilities.

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Old 10-15-2008, 10:48 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by socca View Post
I have trouble comparing joyriding in a ATV and a combine - kind of like comparing a Cessna with a B-52
Sure, but correct for age and alcohol....

I think Rich wins, though, for sheer near-miss. Whoaaaa!
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:39 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Sarah in SC View Post
What was that event called...Tailhook? ;)
Oh, yeah that was the Navy...
Let's just say that the participants & supporters earned what they'd been desperately begging for (over a decade), including a notorious SECNAV, and hope that the submarine force does a slightly more professional job of welcoming women to its ranks. Because the submarine force is not gonna thrive on its current inbreeding program.

I should also point out that in 24 years of service I'm glad I never had to directly compete against my spouse for performance rankings or promotions. The technical term for this experience is "FITREP fodder".

Back on the topic of "rural excitement", and with the upcoming Thanksgiving menu in mind, I'd like to repost one of my favorite local-culture photos:
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:56 PM   #25
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I got brought home by a New York State Policeman for shooting a .22 rifle at the town dump when I was 16. I had been doing it for years but the night before, the town council made it illegal. My mother took it in stride. That was in 1970 out in the country.

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