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On ‎1‎/‎27‎/‎2019 at 4:19 PM, owejia said:

hipower now you have to tell us about the hornet incident.😬

Well...OK. Though this little tale isn't nearly as embarrassing nor foolish as some of the childish stunts my same age cousin and I pulled back then.

We were about 9 years old, and like kids of the late 50s were fond of doing. We were playing army of some sort. So my Dad comes in from work and hands me a really, really HUGE package of Black Cat Firecrackers. (You know this isn't going to end well...don't you.)

So my cousin Carson and I tore into them and very quickly tired of just lighting and throwing them. You see what's coming, right?

Yep, that's it. We started throwing them at each other. But that just really wasn't satisfying enough. Not enough, make-believe blood, guts and gore for us.

Being all American red-blooded little soldiers. It degraded quickly thereafter.

We hit upon the idea of making hand grenades to toss. You know just for fun. Sure.

We made I don't know how many mud grenades, used a stick to make a hole in them, and set them out to dry. But as it was late, we had to postpone the war until the next day.

Come morning, Carson and I snuck out with a cigarette each and a bunch of the aforementioned firecrackers.

We each had a flour sack. Some of you older geezers remember those I guess. Sat down and put a firecracker in each one, and loaded up our flour sacks. Then proceeded to light the cigs and commence trying to kill each other.

Dried mud balls didn't react quite how we thought they would, especially after all that time to harden. They did "explode" to a degree. Mostly just into small, shrapnel-like pieces.

But being to energetic and foolish to stop, we ran around the trees throwing them. all the while trying to find cover so as not to get hit too much.

Now...remember that little shed from the start of this tale? That's right. That one.

I proceeded to run inside and hide, throwing those dried mud grenades thru the open side of the shed.

Well, those hornets didn't like the noise and pieces of dirt hitting the walls. A few started buzzing around and checking out the situation.

About that time...Carson did a double up on me. Threw 2 inside. And of course the hit near that nest, and went off.

That set off the whole nest, I think. I ran. They flew out with me.

I ran for Carson, wanting to share the fun. lol

We both got stung several times before getting into the house, where we spent most of the day.

Now wasn't that long version better than just saying I got stung while in the shed? lol 

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That is a good story hipower, OL asked what I was laughing at.

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Glad to hear not too many stings. If those black cats go off too close they leave powder burns, and those sparklers leave burns scars if you touch them to your leg, my brother wanted to know if they would burn flesh.  Thanks for the story, and yes Mama made things out of the flour sacks. Never thought of making mud gernades. Kids being kids, great life experiences.

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14 hours ago, owejia said:

Glad to hear not too many stings. If those black cats go off too close they leave powder burns, and those sparklers leave burns scars if you touch them to your leg, my brother wanted to know if they would burn flesh.  Thanks for the story, and yes Mama made things out of the flour sacks. Never thought of making mud gernades. Kids being kids, great life experiences.

When I think back on this, I realize just how stupid we were. Both of us got some cuts and scrapes from that very hard dried mud, and not much else.

I had an uncle, same side of the family btw, who almost lost and eye in an M80/Coke bottle deal. 

Guess there might have been, and maybe still are, some flaws in our gene pool to try some of the crap we did back then.

 

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44 minutes ago, Jeb48 said:

Re-bodied 1909 Holt 75 tractor

 

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Looks like the forerunner to the wienermobile.

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18 hours ago, RED333 said:

That is a good story hipower, OL asked what I was laughing at.

Someday...I might, but not too likely, tell the story of the moonlight make out session in Sparta.

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6 hours ago, hipower said:

Someday...I might, but not too likely, tell the story of the moonlight make out session in Sparta.

See, now you just can't do that. Tease another good story like that, and say you're not going to give us the details...

Maybe we should have a story time thread. Only good, wholesome, no longer chargeable fun.

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8 hours ago, Jeb48 said:

Now this is an exciting parade.

 

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If this was done today the left would go nuts!!!

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Slightly updated version of Saturdays guy with spare ammo

 

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On 2/3/2019 at 8:18 PM, Jeb48 said:

Keystone Raid

 

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Far right one looks like an angry Hitler...

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Picture predates Hitlers rise. So maybe Hitler looked like a Keystone cop?

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Calamity Jane, she really was a looker.

 

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2 minutes ago, Jeb48 said:

Picture predates Hitlers rise. So maybe Hitler looked like a Keystone cop?

Maybe...could explain some of his anger. LoL

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Just now, Jeb48 said:

Calamity Jane, she really was a looker.

 

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Please tell me this is a death portrait. I hoped she did not look that bad alive....of course I would not have said that to her face

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54 minutes ago, Jeb48 said:

Calamity Jane, she really was a looker.

 

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I didn’t know that Calamity Jane was Rachel Maddow’s mother.

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1 hour ago, Garufa said:

I didn’t know that Calamity Jane was Rachel Maddow’s mother.

She was known to do quite a bit of prostituting. Just goes to show you.

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12 hours ago, Ronald_55 said:

Please tell me this is a death portrait. I hoped she did not look that bad alive....of course I would not have said that to her face

I don't think she looks bad. 

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The bottom edge of left pants leg look like they were trimmed with pinking shears.

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Grete Natzler slight better looking shooter/actress

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