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#1 posted 12-17-2011 06:34 PM

Not only a simpler time, but less expensive. Mom and Dad let us ride our bikes miles out in the country to
swim in the river and creeks, fish, catch snapping and painted turtles, only to release them because we did
not know how to make turtle soup, but we did know how to roast a pheasant over a small fire because
we were hungry, doesn’t everyone carry salt and pepper in their hunting jacket. Jacklighting meant hunting
jackrabbits with a spotlight in the winter instead of complaining there was nothing to do weekend nights,
unless there happened to be a dance at one of the township (also called grange) halls within 30 miles. We
were just so deprived, we did not even have the sense to know it. Must remember to show my great
grandson how to make a slingshot out of surgical tubing and plywood, much faster and better than a
tree branch and tire inner tubes, which do not seem to exist anymore.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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