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Old July 24th, 2007, 05:58 PM   #16
 
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45 Colt nothing wrong with those hillbillys I am one myself pal I live here in texas and use to live where you lived. Best thing I ever did was leave that state. Glad to have ya with us and if any of us can help ya well that's what we are good at helpin.



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Old July 24th, 2007, 09:03 PM   #17
 
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Like you and some others that I haven't replied to, thank you.
I appologise for not doing an individual "thank you".
I'm still trying to push for a real estate course.
Like the electrician course,my taxes I paid in,paid for my schooling at the college here.Quite expensive:$3,700.00 for each of us.
With what I did learn,am using this for an electrical expansion,here at the house.In a few days (been hot here)should finish the job.And have power out to the big shed.
A project I've been planning for a few years.Got the time to do now.
As you all heard about the "slump" in Commiefornia.
I don't expect this to last much longer.Just a feeling.
When it will end,good guess.
At least,it's not cannery or winery related.
Just want to retire much more comfortable.
The cannery retirement,is a joke.
The Vaquero I bought, consider it a birthday and graduation present.
Had to hardly anything to it.Throats are good,a little smoothing,
feels good.Shot so-so.Should be better as time goes by with it.
Same for the BlackHawk.Made some more seasoning rounds.(45 Colt)
The BlackHawk, does need some "breaking in".I had to open the throats
to .452".
Now, the RedHawk,7.5", is another story ! Not many rounds through it.
28 yards,270gr GD's, was grouping excellent.(44 mag)
The 454 Casull, was a little behind the RedHawk.The 454 is a F.A.
Next trip,I'll have to see where that 1884 Springfield Trapdoor is hitting.It's an original.Those 45-70's,I like them.
Nuff tugging on your ear.
Y'all hang in there !
See ya !
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Howdy 45 Colt. Glad to have you with us and enjoy reading your writings. When you joined up, I was on a road trip out to visit the wife's folks in Bakersfield. She has several family members from the Salinas area that worked for the 'cannerys', some with the carrot packers, others with garlic around Gilroy and one with the spice plant, think it was Shillings? Anyway, I lived there in SoCal from '68 thru '86, when I packed up and came back home to Louisiana. Can't say I regretted moving although I did enjoy my trips out to the Imperial Valley desert and Chocolate Mountains looking for gold mines and generally exploring. Would spend a week at a time with my little Baja bug running all offroad. Probably the best time of my life. Made many trips up into the upper desert around Lone Pine and Inyo, Bishop area. Liked that too for the trout fishing and camping. Got stuck up in Glacier National Park due to a late storm that dropped several feet of snow and washed the bridges out further down the mountain. Was over a week before they got us stragglers out by helicopter and 4 wheel drive NG trucks. Now it's just pictures and memories but they were really fun times. I still have a best friend who was LE that retired to Twain Harte, not far from Modesto up in the mountains. He has a great little place overlooking a canyon with lots of trees and fresh air.
Yeah, I was amazed at the ratio of Mexican to anglos since my last vist three years ago. And we ran through one of those check stations coming into CA. Actually there were two on I-10, one for Ag and the other Border Patrol. It was like coming into a different country, felt like I needed a passport. I had to make sure the 45acp 1991 Colt was tucked way back under the seat as paranoia set in that I was going to be jumped by the federalies and hauled off to jail for my concealed firearm hidden under the seat. While it's a pretty place in areas, especially along the Pacific Coast Highway, I was happy to be on the road back home after ten days.
On guns - you have a fine crop in your stable. While I am short on the long guns, my wish list includes something with a lever in 45colt. I also am a big fan of that cartridge and still have my first SA which is a 45 NMBH. I got onto the .357 wagon for awhile so have more of them than anything else, but will need to add at least another 45, hopefully in stainless, sometime soon.
Keep up the good work, and luck to you on your pending move. - jimbo
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Hi Jimbo,
Thank you.Didn't think I'd had a captivating writing style.
Always nice to hear from the "Southern Boys".
Guess Missouri was considered Confederate,back then.
My relatives in the 1800's,up near KC-St Joe area, were friends and what I was told,ran around with Jesse and Frank James.And many fought on the Confederate side.
Back in 1989,I was returning from Florida.Sorta a complicated story.
Short,nutshell version:couldn't stand my cousin.Drunk all day long, everyday.....
I stopped at an AMOCO,just off I-10.One employee can out,and we chatted for awhile. What was so great about our chat, was his accent.Had a French/Cajun twang.I could have stayed all day long !
Was a refreshing change.Heard too much Spanish from this state.
And,I stopped before this for a driving break,just over from the Panhandle-Florida.Thought I'd listen to the radio.
That one DJ, was almost bouncing off the walls ! Was Cajun music.
Had some that I really liked instantly.Sure beats that rap-crap junk.
And that "gangsta" crap.
Met a lot of nice people along I-10.
You never know,much less me,might find our meetin place.
If Atlas Pacific should call,I'd work for them.Highly unlikely.
I still can work on those 50's designed pitters.
A few years ago, a new one was designed,and can pit peaches about
twice as fast as the old ones can.
Many canneries are biting the dust.So,Atlas isn't hiring right now.
I do know many of the mechanics, and 2 high-ups in the company here.
Oh well....
Decided not to return to any cannery or work at any winery.
I feel, there's better work.Not exactly safer,but better.
There's pluses and minuses, and risks in every profession.Nothing is totally safe,or totally risk free.It's just something we have to accept.
Well,I'll see if my pard has posted.
Glad to hear from ya !
See ya !


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.45 Colt Hi Richard Welcome I finally got on too look foreward to chatting with you. Frank
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.45 Colt Hi Richard Welcome I finally got on too look foreward to chatting with you. Frank
You bet Frank.
You're my Pard !
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Welcome to the forum, good to have you aboard.
Thank you Taurus_9mm
Keep fegettin those smiley thing-a-ma-bobs ![:I]
Hope somtimes soon, when,or IF it cools off to head to the range.
Catch y'all later !
Have a good day.
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Richard, you old hound dog, you! Talking about sneaking up on someone! Glad to see ya here. I don't get over to ol' Graybeards much any more. I did get your PM over there regarding the 45 acp ammo. We'll have to get in touch. No more land line, strictly cell service now, and I don't believe you have my cell number. I'll shoot you a pm here with updated info. Never did get that bear hunt off the ground up in Chester.. I've got a D-7 tag so far, still waiting to see if I get a 6 or a 5 for my second tag. Last year was the worst season I've seen for deer spotted, let alone bagged. Oh well, that's California for ya. Sounds like you're hanging in there since your lay off. Keep the faith, brother.


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Richard, you old hound dog, you! Talking about sneaking up on someone! Glad to see ya here. I don't get over to ol' Graybeards much any more. I did get your PM over there regarding the 45 acp ammo. We'll have to get in touch. No more land line, strictly cell service now, and I don't believe you have my cell number. I'll shoot you a pm here with updated info. Never did get that bear hunt off the ground up in Chester.. I've got a D-7 tag so far, still waiting to see if I get a 6 or a 5 for my second tag. Last year was the worst season I've seen for deer spotted, let alone bagged. Oh well, that's California for ya. Sounds like you're hanging in there since your lay off. Keep the faith, brother.


Peace and God bless, Wolfsong.
Well Wolfsong,really happy you're here too !
Thank you !!
Glad you got the PM.
Had your cell #.It's gotta be here !(can I PANIC now ?)
Yep, a lots changed since last year.Was a real sad time for us all.
A few went on to plant 7.With the way I was treated,told the invite letter,I don't want to be considered for employment.And told them why.
So, took an early retirement (the money really sucks !).Got a used, but much better washer and dryer, and a new stove from OSH.
Been doing some improvements around here.My latest,is running power from the deck out to the shed.Yep, using what I learned from MJC.
Some of this was "old hat".Was funny:had to take "Computer Training".
Mostly, kept my mouth shut.A mechanic I partly trained a few years ago,let the cat out of the bag to the instructor.This instructor,has a Master's Degree.He was impressed by how many years I had !
And then, the in between stories.
I did graduate from MJC's Electrician and PLC course.Another story in itself ! Graduated May 3, 2007.
Got the Honda fixed up,some things were replaced.Bills paid,groceries bought.Money didn't last long:was from my separation package and back payments from retirement.
For a graduation/birthday present,June 1st,bought a Ruger 45 Colt Vaquero, and after our (maybe) last trip to Tombstone,bought an original 1884 Springfield 45-70 Trapdoor.The prices of those, are going up.Decided to buy it anyway.My CC took the hit.But,I figured that $680.00 total, was worth it.It is a piece of history.Nothing special about where it went etc. Wouldn't trade it for the world.
For hunting,still haven't bought my license yet.Much less tags.
I'll have to see-hope I say the right things to the interviewer
Saturday.This is for my federal unemployment extension.Gotta have something comming in,besides that sick retirement....
And maybe get that license and tags.
Tomorrow,have to get my resume made.
Will PM ya for some more nitty-gritty stuff.would read like a long book.
Yeah,GBO has gotten quite large.
Stay in touch when you can.Keep your butt down when necessary !
Almost bed time.
See ya !

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45 Colt,
Warmest of welcomes from Connecticut, I see you have made yourself at home and I hope you continue to enjoy this fellowship, sorry to be so slow on the draw with a welcome but I just wanted to add mine to your thread. Again welcome,
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Hi Peace !
Thank you.
Don't let bein too slow on the draw bother ya.
Many times,I am too.Or is it, I are too.
I wish all a gooder weekend, and a much better week.
(Love slaughtering English !)
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Welcome from S/E Texas...this is most likely 'bout th' friendliest forum around!
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Welcome from S/E Texas...this is most likely 'bout th' friendliest forum around!
Thank you Jody Johnson !
Have taken I-10 through Texas, a few times.
Met a lot of fine people through there.
Got that right ! 'Bout "th' friendliest forum around !".
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