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Old 07-17-2013, 07:24 PM
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Well said man..



Also, today was the first day i have driven my truck with the wind fairing and lights, well driven more than 5 miles anyway...so driving to town to go to the YMCA (normally i ride my motorcycle but i had to get groceries for the wife), and driving down the road at 60mph... i hear the wind coming off the fairing....seems like instead of going up and over its going down between the cab and topper, making a weird howling noise...sounds cool, but also annoying, lol.
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:31 PM
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Well fellas, I lost my grandpa today.

His health failed very quickly after they discovered undiagnosed lung cancer about 3 weeks ago. It was frightening how fast he went downhill. Luckily he passed without too much pain or discomfort.

I was lucky enough to get to know him very well and we spent a good amount of time together, usually working on projects. I think I inherited my desire to constantly work hard with my hands from him. He grew up on a farm, poor, and was one of those cool bad ass old guys who had done just about every job in the book. Woodsman, city public works worker, fur trader, concrete mason, and later on he became a real estate agent and owned his own real estate company. He loved working hard and had a real blue-collar sensibility about him. He cleared the land and built our family cabin up north that we still use all the time. Nothing made him happier than just DOING something....he indirectly taught me a lot of good lessons about how to live an interesting and fulfilling life. He was a great character and I'm gonna miss him a lot.

So anyway my whole point is....fellas, spend time with your parents and grandparents. You don't want to be there at the end of their life wishing you had spent more of your time with them. Do it now while you still can.
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:33 PM
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I have owned a 2.0, 2.9, 3.0 & 4.0 ranger.
so if anyone wants to make fun of me, I don't care.
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:35 PM
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Sorry for your loss man... i lost my gpa in 2009, he had stomach cancer, he was a ww2 vet... i wish i had spent more time with him, but he lived in texas, and the last time i saw him was in 2004....

its not easy man...i know
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Well fellas, I lost my grandpa today.

His health failed very quickly after they discovered undiagnosed lung cancer about 3 weeks ago. It was frightening how fast he went downhill. Luckily he passed without too much pain or discomfort.

I was lucky enough to get to know him very well and we spent a good amount of time together, usually working on projects. I think I inherited my desire to constantly work hard with my hands from him. He grew up on a farm, poor, and was one of those cool bad ass old guys who had done just about every job in the book. Woodsman, city public works worker, fur trader, concrete mason, and later on he became a real estate agent and owned his own real estate company. He loved working hard and had a real blue-collar sensibility about him. He cleared the land and built our family cabin up north that we still use all the time. Nothing made him happier than just DOING something....he indirectly taught me a lot of good lessons about how to live an interesting and fulfilling life. He was a great character and I'm gonna miss him a lot.

So anyway my whole point is....fellas, spend time with your parents and grandparents. You don't want to be there at the end of their life wishing you had spent more of your time with them. Do it now while you still can.
sorry, Calvin... my only grandpa left us back in 1972. I'm glad you and your Grandpa were close.
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:40 PM
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Sorry for your loss man... i lost my gpa in 2009, he had stomach cancer, he was a ww2 vet... i wish i had spent more time with him, but he lived in texas, and the last time i saw him was in 2004....

its not easy man...i know
Thanks man, my grandpa was a Korea vet. The running joke (that he perpetuated) was that he was over there "'fighting his guts out in Korea" when he spent most of his time as a radio operator.

But yeah, he was a cool guy and a great character. Sucks that you didn't get to see yours more often. Hanging out with grandparents is so fun for me because I am such an admirer and preserver of the past...of traditions and old things. And the only way you learn about a lot of that stuff is from the people who lived it.
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:58 PM
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my Grandpa was in WWI for Germany. Although he was born there and was forced into the German Army, He did his duty. As soon as his service time was up, he came to America in the early 1920s.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:04 PM
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My grandpa was in the army and landed in Normandy on D-day..
He was a retired welder and volunteer fireman...he had a small farm too with horses and cows and chickens and goats, and alpacas and emus...(not sure if i spelled those right).

He had a full military funeral ceremony...it.was awesome and tearful..

And of course grandma was a nurse....typical movie romance story there...lol.
He was 25? or so and she was only 17 when they got married....everyone said they wouldnt last....but they proved them wrong....63 yrs i think they had together.
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:43 AM
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ever notice that guys in their 20's - 30's marrying girls who were 16, 17 years old back 80-100+ years ago wasn't considered "sick" or "molestation" and no one said, "call the cops, I want this pervert locked up" Heck, my grandpa and grandma on my dad's side were nearly 15 years apart, with my grandma getting married at 17.
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:52 AM
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ever notice that guys in their 20's - 30's marrying girls who were 16, 17 years old back 80-100+ years ago wasn't considered "sick" or "molestation" and no one said, "call the cops, I want this pervert locked up" Heck, my grandpa and grandma on my dad's side were nearly 15 years apart, with my grandma getting married at 17.
i've noticed & it makes me wonder who sucked who's dick in washington DC to get 'moral' things like that passed into law haha! lol

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sorry, Calvin... my only grandpa left us back in 1972. I'm glad you and your Grandpa were close.
x2 - i'm glad i read back here, but sorry for the loss calvin.
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:00 AM
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ever notice that guys in their 20's - 30's marrying girls who were 16, 17 years old back 80-100+ years ago wasn't considered "sick" or "molestation" and no one said, "call the cops, I want this pervert locked up" Heck, my grandpa and grandma on my dad's side were nearly 15 years apart, with my grandma getting married at 17.
yep...times have changed....back then, if you could marry your young daughter off to an older guy who had a job that could take care of her, that was a big plus...

also consider that back in the 1700s era, as soon as a girl got her period, she was considered a "woman" and ready to wed and have kids....
and many cultures in the "uncivilized" parts of the world still do that....and i do believe the Amish culture does it too...they marry at a young age...
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:48 AM
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Now you have to find somewhere to mount it.
I'm mounting it with this 4xrac system to the side of my bed!

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Old 07-19-2013, 11:22 AM
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:01 PM
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Guy's! remember, Hopkins cruise tomorrow night, mainstreet, after 6pm.
to get to Hopkins: from the north: 169 south to excelsior Blvd, turn right at light, then right at 5th ave, then left at light.(mainstreet)
from the south: 169 north to excelsior blvd, right at the light then turn at 5th st, then left at the light (mainstreet)
from the west: hwy 7 to shady oak road, (right at the light), then left at next light (mainstreet)
from the east: hwy 7 to 5th st. (left at light) then right at the 2nd light (mainstreet)
there will be a food donation truck at the corner of 5th Ave and we'd like all to donate what they can.
there should be lots and lots of cruisers, look for me either at the donation spot.

Hope to see you there!
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:21 PM
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Wish i could make it...im up at Bemidji right now...then i gotta go to Itasca park tomorrow for the wedding..
Doing lots of driving...thankfully we are in the wifes car (29mpgs).
But i have seen a hell of alot of rangers!!
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