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Steely_D
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Posted: Jan 26, 2015 - 2:57pm



Original members. It's worth looking the Midnight Special performance up from 1976 to see how they've changed or not. For instance, the xylophonist still has his shirt open!


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Posted: Jan 24, 2015 - 11:34pm


Coaxial
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Posted: Jan 23, 2015 - 2:04pm

 oldviolin wrote:


 
{#Clap}
Prodigal_SOB
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Posted: Jan 23, 2015 - 12:31pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 
I wonder if they took it on Antiques Roadshow or something though. 

 
  
 I kind of doubt it.  I think it's always going to be something with much more value to the family than anyone else.  I don't think even he was a big enough Richard to sell the thing.  He probably wanted to lay low after the heist too.  I'm not sure what went into Grandma's thinking.  It truly did seem to be a much less important thing to her than it was to anyone else.  Perhaps because it was associated with a war she was old enough to see some effects of and she had just seen way too many wars by that point.  On the other had she was the one who made sure it survived to the current century.  It really is a crap shoot though trying to get it into the next. I'm not sure what its chances would have been had I ended up with it.  It may very well be in better place now. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 BTW:  It was never really in that much danger.  Had Grandma kept it till her death Hazel would have it and Suzanne would get it not me. 
ScottFromWyoming
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Posted: Jan 23, 2015 - 11:14am

 Prodigal_SOB wrote:

 they had named him Dick for a reason 
 

 
I wonder if they took it on Antiques Roadshow or something though. 
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Posted: Jan 23, 2015 - 10:57am

 MsJudi wrote:

Ain't family awesome?

My dad, about 15 years ago, called me one day to announce that he was writing a will that would make a gentleman named Jeff his executor, and that he was giving all of his belongings, including these family records, to him. Now, this was before Dad was senile, and Jeff was a friend of the family, but I couldn't understand why Dad would insist on giving him family records. When I questioned him about it, he told me, "Because when I'm gone, I know you and your brothers will fight over my things and I don't want that." {#Eek} Frankly, I was devastated. For one thing, my brothers had removed themselves from the family when they were both young men in their early twenties (I didn't even get a call from either of them when Dad died.) Secondly, the idea that anyone would want to fight over the pot Dad didn't have to piss in was ridiculous, and of course, third, he didn't trust me. Flat out, didn't trust me. He was willing to allow generations of family records pass to someone not in the family because he thought I'd fight my long-lost siblings for them.

Fortunately, Dad never did make such a will (he loved to hurt and scare the fuck out of me, though), and when he died, the records were still in his possession.

So, yeah. Family.

 
 
 In fairness to your dad I've seen some families who will fight over the damnedest things.  My dad's father even though Dad had been gone for some time made my mom rather than any of his own kids executor for pretty much just that reason.  I think one aunt was a little miffed and Mom wasn't too thrilled about the arrangement either but he was a pretty sharp old cuss.  I was really glad she had to do the job a couple of times too because when she came to me to ask if I thought Bill should do it for her because he was the oldest or if she should stick me with it because I was still in town.  I told her she should give it to Ted, the business major, and she knew I was right.   I really feel I dodged a bullet there even if I do now owe the kid big time.


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Posted: Jan 23, 2015 - 10:34am

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oldviolin
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Posted: Jan 23, 2015 - 9:55am

 MsJudi wrote:

{#Hearteyes} He likes him some green grass and warm sun, huh?

 
I know I'm a bit prejudiced here, but he really is something else. I've been blessed to have him for so long. {#Good-vibes}
His vet just shakes her head.
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Posted: Jan 23, 2015 - 9:42am

 oldviolin wrote:


 
{#Hearteyes} He likes him some green grass and warm sun, huh?
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Posted: Jan 23, 2015 - 9:40am

 Prodigal_SOB wrote:

My grandmother (pictured here) managed to hold on to the diary that her daddy had kept back when he too was fighting for Mr. Lincoln during the rebellion.   Sometime back in the early 80s one of the California cousins was visiting and found out about it and asked her if he could take it to have copies made for the whole family. Grandma was more than happy to let him and he did but then he sent back a shitload of copies and kept the original.  This of course made everyone in the family livid.  Everyone except Grandma that is.  As far as she was concerned they were his decedents too and it wasn't like they were going to burn it or anything.  Her mother was a late second marriage (she wasn't born till the 1890s, I'm not that old) and while I think he was still single at the time of the conflict this was the branch of the family from his first wife and in some sense they closer to it than we were.  She had had it all those years might as well let them have it now.  Once I found out how she felt about it I just decided that they had named him Dick for a reason and stop letting it bother me too.  After all she was the only one left at that point with any real memory of the guy.  If she was fine with it there was no reason for me to be upset.  My mother on the other hand I think went to her grave still pissed off and the subject has come up in the last year when visiting my aunt.
 

 
Ain't family awesome?

My dad, about 15 years ago, called me one day to announce that he was writing a will that would make a gentleman named Jeff his executor, and that he was giving all of his belongings, including these family records, to him. Now, this was before Dad was senile, and Jeff was a friend of the family, but I couldn't understand why Dad would insist on giving him family records. When I questioned him about it, he told me, "Because when I'm gone, I know you and your brothers will fight over my things and I don't want that." {#Eek} Frankly, I was devastated. For one thing, my brothers had removed themselves from the family when they were both young men in their early twenties (I didn't even get a call from either of them when Dad died.) Secondly, the idea that anyone would want to fight over the pot Dad didn't have to piss in was ridiculous, and of course, third, he didn't trust me. Flat out, didn't trust me. He was willing to allow generations of family records pass to someone not in the family because he thought I'd fight my long-lost siblings for them.

Fortunately, Dad never did make such a will (he loved to hurt and scare the fuck out of me, though), and when he died, the records were still in his possession.

So, yeah. Family.
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Posted: Jan 23, 2015 - 9:29am


Prodigal_SOB
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Posted: Jan 23, 2015 - 8:01am

 MsJudi wrote:
Tracing branches of my father's family back to 1725 and learning that at least one of them served in the Revolutionary War, and at least one of them served in the Civil War for the Union.

 
My grandmother (pictured here) managed to hold on to the diary that her daddy had kept back when he too was fighting for Mr. Lincoln during the rebellion.   Sometime back in the early 80s one of the California cousins was visiting and found out about it and asked her if he could take it to have copies made for the whole family. Grandma was more than happy to let him and he did but then he sent back a shitload of copies and kept the original.  This of course made everyone in the family livid.  Everyone except Grandma that is.  As far as she was concerned they were his decedents too and it wasn't like they were going to burn it or anything.  Her mother was a late second marriage (she wasn't born till the 1890s, I'm not that old) and while I think he was still single at the time of the conflict this was the branch of the family from his first wife and in some sense they closer to it than we were.  She had had it all those years might as well let them have it now.  Once I found out how she felt about it I just decided that they had named him Dick for a reason and stop letting it bother me too.  After all she was the only one left at that point with any real memory of the guy.  If she was fine with it there was no reason for me to be upset.  My mother on the other hand I think went to her grave still pissed off and the subject has come up in the last year when visiting my aunt.
 
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Posted: Jan 23, 2015 - 3:13am

 MsJudi wrote:
Tracing branches of my father's family back to 1725 and learning that at least one of them served in the Revolutionary War, and at least one of them served in the Civil War for the Union.

 
Damn Yankees!
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Posted: Jan 22, 2015 - 9:07pm

Tracing branches of my father's family back to 1725 and learning that at least one of them served in the Revolutionary War, and at least one of them served in the Civil War for the Union.
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Posted: Jan 22, 2015 - 8:48pm

 haresfur wrote:

Flashback. I spend several months in my misguided youth helping some friends fix up something awfully similar (not green though) to drive a good part of the way across the country. We got it running and I think it made it 2 miles out of town before blowing up.

  
 I can't lie. It has happened to me. If you have built as many cars as I have you would have a story or two like that too. I built a 1941 Jeep that the transmission went out within a couple hundred miles on a rebuilt engine. Couldn't find the parts to rebuild the trans so I sold the Jeep. Regret that one to this day. There was a tag on the engine that showed a date of delivery to the 5th Army Signal Corps eight days after Pearl harbor. Dec.15 1941.


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Posted: Jan 22, 2015 - 8:26pm

 Yonder wrote:

With a little help from my friend.

We are giving this van an update of 30 years. It's a 1961 Grumman curbside that was made on a Ford chassis with manual steering, drum brakes and a 232 6 cylinder engine. I bought a 1991 Ford F-150 pick-up that we have stripped for parts. We have the rear end and front disc brakes changed over already and are going to be pulling the engine out of the van tomorrow and installing the rebuilt(yes we did that too) 300 6 cylinder from the 91 into it's place. Then it will be time to mount the power steering parts and countless other parts to make to update complete, including all the catalytic converter and all the smog valves. Oh, and I replaced the broken windshields a couple of weeks ago too.

 
Flashback. I spend several months in my misguided youth helping some friends fix up something awfully similar (not green though) to drive a good part of the way across the country. We got it running and I think it made it 2 miles out of town before blowing up.
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Posted: Jan 22, 2015 - 8:16pm

With a little help from my friend.

We are giving this van an update of 30 years. It's a 1961 Grumman curbside that was made on a Ford chassis with manual steering, drum brakes and a 232 6 cylinder engine. I bought a 1991 Ford F-150 pick-up that we have stripped for parts. We have the rear end and front disc brakes changed over already and are going to be pulling the engine out of the van tomorrow and installing the rebuilt(yes we did that too) 300 6 cylinder from the 91 into it's place. Then it will be time to mount the power steering parts and countless other parts to make to update complete, including all the catalytic converter and all the smog valves. Oh, and I replaced the broken windshields a couple of weeks ago too.

 

Here's a shot of the donor truck. You may notice the back rims from it in the picture of the van. 

It doesn't look like that anymore.

 

 

   

 

 





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Posted: Jan 22, 2015 - 3:09pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:


 
{#Biggrin}
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Posted: Jan 22, 2015 - 3:00pm

Having someone at the Division of Conservation and Recreation say "good job" and thank me for bringing the storage facility in the floodplain proposal to their attention. Also having a neighbor stop us on our walk and tell me they were proud of me for speaking at the public hearings the other night.


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Posted: Jan 22, 2015 - 12:02pm


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