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Offline sandhills

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« Reply #660 on: March 10, 2015, 09:44:27 am »
In regards to the current "afraid of heights thread", Gotta work on that landing.

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« Reply #661 on: March 10, 2015, 09:59:50 am »
One I hear more all the time is "your doing it old school"to which I reply lucky to be doing it at all!
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« Reply #662 on: March 10, 2015, 11:53:49 am »
my dad use to tell me a lot I was doing things bass ackwards  :D :D  my uncles favorite  saying was you poor fool  I shur miss the things they both use to say and say to me  :( :(

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« Reply #663 on: March 10, 2015, 12:10:10 pm »
USMC - Wasn't like that in the Old Corps.

(All USMC will understand that one.)

Story I heard was Samuel Nicholas was hired to recruit 2 Battalions of Marines in late 1776. He immediately set up shop in Tun Tavern where he expected recruiting would be good. In short order he recruited first Marine. Told the new recruit he would have to provide his own musket and bedroll to which the young man agreed (before he sobered up). After that recruiting slowed down and Sam was having trouble enticing anyone else to join and was getting pressure to meet his quota so he broke down and offered the next candidate a USMC provided musket and bedroll as a recruiting incentive. The young man accepted (The judge had already told him it was USMC or jail as an additional incentive). Later that evening the two Marines were talking at the bar. Second Marine told first Marine about his deal and the first Marine just shook his head and said "Wasn't like that in the Old Corps." The saying has been around ever since.
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« Reply #664 on: March 10, 2015, 03:32:56 pm »
1776 or 1775?
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« Reply #665 on: March 10, 2015, 04:17:46 pm »
Dave,

    I stand corrected. November 10, 1775 is the correct date. Had an old CO who served with Chesty Puller at Chosin Reservoir. Had a plaque with a medieval Pike and sword and saying below was "If your 782 gear doesn't look like this don't talk to me about the Old Corps."

    Thanks for helping keep the records correct.
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« Reply #666 on: March 10, 2015, 08:12:47 pm »
you can't get to second base without leaving first
the experts think i do things wrong
 over 18 million b.f. processed and 7341 happy customers i disagree

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« Reply #667 on: March 10, 2015, 10:05:24 pm »
He's got them summer teeth...

some are here, some are there...
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« Reply #668 on: March 20, 2015, 06:54:54 pm »
Heres a list I found. Some of these have been posted, some not but they're all good.


Advices from An Old Farmer

Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.
Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.
Words that soak into your ears are whispered… not yelled.
Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight.
Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.
Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.
It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.
You cannot unsay a cruel word.
Every path has a few puddles.
When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
The best sermons are lived, not preached.
Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway.
Don’t judge folks by their relatives.
Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
Live a good, honorable life… Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.
Don ‘t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t bothering you none.
Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.
If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.
Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.
The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin’.
Always drink upstream from the herd.
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.
Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in.
If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around..
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.
Most times, it just gets down to common sense.
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« Reply #669 on: March 20, 2015, 08:06:36 pm »
Thanks David.   ;D
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« Reply #670 on: March 20, 2015, 09:46:37 pm »
Had a lazy guy out our way.
how lazy was he?
He married a pregnant  woman.

That guy is so dum he should not multiple.
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« Reply #671 on: March 20, 2015, 09:49:38 pm »
Words of wisdom from Hackberry Jake.

"Friends don't let friends cut pecan".  (New old saying). 

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« Reply #672 on: March 20, 2015, 10:02:25 pm »
Words of wisdom from Hackberry Jake.

"Friends don't let friends cut pecan".  (New old saying).

 :D :D :D
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« Reply #673 on: March 28, 2015, 12:26:11 am »
"still wet behind the ears" :)
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« Reply #674 on: March 28, 2015, 03:52:21 pm »
soft as a lamb's armpit
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« Reply #675 on: April 01, 2015, 03:43:33 pm »
The more I learn the more I realize how little I know

Before walking in another man's shoes be sure take off your own first
Good with the rough stuff and rough with the good stuff

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« Reply #676 on: April 01, 2015, 11:10:26 pm »
You drop a spark plug twice: once on the ground, and once in the garbage.
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« Reply #677 on: April 01, 2015, 11:45:51 pm »
 :D Have an old radiator guy here that always said that's how you gap them, just measure the drop to the ground in inches  :D.

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« Reply #678 on: April 02, 2015, 07:09:15 am »
Reading through Postons list above, you know, there's some good wisdom in some of those sayings.

Here's one that's been around us pastoral councillors a lot: "hurt people...hurt people". And it's so true.
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« Reply #679 on: April 04, 2015, 09:44:12 pm »
My best friend ran off with my wife - I sure do miss him.
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