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Author:  NebrHogger [ Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:38 pm ]
Post subject:  After the fact...

I was telling a close friend about this recently & had it on my mind last night while playing trains. I mentioned how I really don't like fireworks. The colored light displays are all right, but fire poppers... not so much.

The first year or three after I got out, I flat had to leave town on the 4th. I'd go to the ranch to hang out with Mom & Dad. When kids light off a 500 pack of Black Cats, it sounds very much like an "exchange of compliments". Or something. I could only take so much of it & still don't care for it to this very day. The sound reminds me of another place and time.

The mind is a wonderful organ. It never fails to amaze me how some things stay with you... I was in college not long after I got out, and after class, I was driving over to the apartment with friends to have a few beers while studying for an upcoming exam. We actually did get in a little studying that way.

On the way, I was driving through a Mexican neighborhood. From between two parked cars, a little boy dashed out with a toy rifle and was shooting at us. He was having a great time playing.

Without thinking, I bailed from the moving car and "assumed the position" to return fire. Took a few seconds to realize I didn't have a rifle and wasn't where I thought I was.

My friend in the front seat quickly had the car under control & pulled it to the curb. The little boy laughed and ran away. The other two friends were laughing their butts off.

"What a dummy!! Ha ha haaaaaaaaaaa!" Dummy indeed. That I did such a thing still bothers me. Back at the apartment, I shotgunned a beer to stop the shaking & we went over the chapters to be tested, asking questions in turn.

The study group broke up before supper time. Later that evening, I took my gf out for a drive. She really didn't understand what was going on ( I didn't actually want her to understand the cause & effect) but she was a comfort.

I will always think well of her. But she was 17 and I was 20... too young to get serious and we went our separate ways. May God grant she has had a happy life. Lord have MERCY she was pretty.

Please forgive me for babbling, Friends... I'll put the crayons away now. SW

Author:  HerrMesser [ Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:55 am ]
Post subject:  Re: After the fact...

They say crayons can be very comforting. And you don't even have to stay in the lines.

Rad

Author:  Herr Mario [ Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: After the fact...

...just dont eat the crayons like the dog does... ;)

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Author:  NebrHogger [ Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: After the fact...

I think there's supposed to be a rainbow in this one, too! ;) :bigrin: Tele-puggy! SW


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