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#1 posted 12-17-2011 09:30 PM

I recall going to my grandparents farm in the summer where the only water was a hand pump outside the kitchen door and waste was eliminated in an outhouse.

I recall walking a mile and a half to school each day (no, it wasn’t up hill each way) regardless of the weather.

I recall walking right through the middle of downtown with my shotgun over my shoulder to get to the other side of town where the best hunting was.

I recall going to school each day from about first grade on with my pocket knife right where it belonged, in my pocket just like nearly every other boy in school and at recess and lunch, using that knife to play mumbly peg or stretch or to do a little whittling

I recall picking strawberrys for spending money (and eating nearly as much as I turned in LOL) and delivering papers and picking up pop and beer bottles (at 2 cents per back then) and baling hay, boy do I remember baling hay.

I recall using appliance boxes from behind the Western Auto store as my B-17 bomber and my Sherman tank.

I do not recall my parents ever driving me to a “play date” or to ball practice or to the movies or to school or anywhere else for that matter unless they were dragging me somewhere that they wanted to go (and I usually did not). Shanks Mare and or my bike were my modes of transportaion and somehow or another I managed to get around just fine.

I think back on these fine, fine memories and many more that I could have recounted and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that if any of todays youngsters read this post that they will feel intirely justified in calling me a Bald Faced Liar. ;^)

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)


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