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Old 12-22-2012, 06:52 PM   #21
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I hung out at an online forum with a lot of very interesting people.
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:57 PM   #22
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Was nominated to the All American Swim Team for all 3 years in High School, and for 4 years in College... 1951 thru 1958. Was first in the country in my event, on the last year in H.S. and in 1956 in College. Never defeated in a dual meet. (Too poor to go to Olympics.... had to work summers to go back to school).

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Old 12-22-2012, 07:48 PM   #23
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In high school, I was "Cub Reporter of the Year" two years in a row. That's very hard to do. ( OK, the second year was an honorary award). I also took geometry twice and French 1 twice. Mandatory not honorary.

I also played very small stakes poker with Steve Martin early on in his career (he was sitting right there with that arrow thing going through his head).
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:10 PM   #24
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:25 PM   #25
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In the different and dumb category: Felt something weird and looked down to see a spare pair of underwear creeping out of the bottom of the leg of my jeans. This actually happened to me twice, once at the airport, once at a store. Couldn't stop laughing.

Wore mismatched shoes (same brand, but slightly different styles and colors) to the office. Twice. Also did the same with gymshoes to the gym but only once.
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In the different and dumb category: Felt something weird and looked down to see a spare pair of underwear creeping out of the bottom of the leg of my jeans. This actually happened to me twice, once at the airport, once at a store. Couldn't stop laughing.

Wore mismatched shoes (same brand, but slightly different styles and colors) to the office. Twice. Also did the same with gymshoes to the gym but only once.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:40 PM   #28
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Felt something weird and looked down to see a spare pair of underwear creeping out of the bottom of the leg of my jeans.
In a similar incident, the Wing Commander (USAF Col) walked up to me in base operations one morning and asked, "Lieutenant REW, what't this?", then reached over to something protruding from inside the cuff of my nomex (nylon) flight suit and slowly pulled out a pair of my wife's panty hose.
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In a similar incident, the Wing Commander (USAF Col) walked up to me in base operations one morning and asked, "Lieutenant REW, what't this?", then reached over to something protruding from inside the cuff of my nomex (nylon) flight suit and slowly pulled out a pair of my wife's panty hose.
At least I was losing my own lingerie .

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I jumped from a plane also. Had breakfast with a president. Also saved DW's life- she had a blue faced choking fit and I heimliched her - and it worked. She sees it as more of a big deal than I do.
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Maybe something you did (of course not the bank you robbed and did not get caught) someplace you visited, something you were a part of or someone famous you knew or met. Just something you tell or will tell your grandchildren. I think mine is that I worked at the White House and have been in the residence and also in the "basement". I have flown completely around the world, of course that is no big deal for a pilot. My mother did not have a birth certificate, just a letter signed by her older sister that she was there went my mother was born. What was your 15 minutes of fame?
24 years of U.S. Navy sea stories. Most of them will be classified for the rest of my life. Many of the rest are not suitable for a family forum...

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I got charged by a black rhinoceros, while on foot in Kenya.
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In a similar incident, the Wing Commander (USAF Col) walked up to me in base operations one morning and asked, "Lieutenant REW, what't this?", then reached over to something protruding from inside the cuff of my nomex (nylon) flight suit and slowly pulled out a pair of my wife's panty hose.
"Sir, I thought that's why they call it a cockpit!"
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:03 PM   #32
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Saved a few lives this summer by spotting a few teenagers being dumb and getting washed out to sea, then watched a few more folks jump in to extremely dangerous rip tides to save the first 2 and get washed out too.

I waded (as fast as I could) 1/4 mile back to the beach along a sand bar, tracked down someone with a cell phone, placed the 911 call and they brought out rescue forces by air, sea and land (including Marine/Cost Guard chopper that didn't get there till the 4 were safe).

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After the excitement died down, I chatted with the emergency responders and they said the 4 most likely would have drowned if I didn't call it in quickly. I don't think anyone else realized the initial 2 were in serious trouble and had been sucked out to sea, and no one else knew (for sure) the other 2 had jumped in to save the first 2. The weirdest thing was how slow I had to wade back to shore due to tides and wind and how loooong it seemed to take, knowing these folks were suffering and had maybe already drowned (they were so far out, I couldn't see them the entire time I was wading back).

What a weird way to end our relaxing family vacation at the beach...

I have some other crazy interesting and different stuff from a long time ago but I'm not sure if the statute of limitations has expired yet...
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:32 PM   #33
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Started dating my DH when I was 15.
You've got a year on us; we started at 16, been together since. Got married on an anniversary of the night we met.

What a strange trip it's been, and not nearly long enough.
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:26 AM   #34
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Rescued a toddler who wandered onto a busy roadway while his daddy was distracted with painting shutters. Took awhile for my heart to beat at a slower pace after that one. Somewhere out there there's a now young adult hopefully living a happy life with an interesting story to tell....that is if daddy ever shared it with him.

Climbed into the steeple of my church just to see the view. (It wasn't easy to get up there!)

Raced around the church with the custodian on hover-round scooters. Fortunately the pastor hadn't arrived yet that morning.

Spent ten hot, exhausting days in Haiti (pre-earthquake), but was able to do a lot of good.

Spent ten days in Guatemala. Met the presidents wife. Took children from families who live in the city landfill on an outing to a children's museum.

Spent ten days in Honduras helping build a church and helping locals.

Tent camped with my daughter in bear, wolf, Coyote country.

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Now that I am one day into retirement, I can't wait for more adventures!
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In a similar incident, the Wing Commander (USAF Col) walked up to me in base operations one morning and asked, "Lieutenant REW, what't this?", then reached over to something protruding from inside the cuff of my nomex (nylon) flight suit and slowly pulled out a pair of my wife's panty hose.

Turned out better than if they were HIS wife's panty hose.......
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