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  1. Hey old man, take care of yourself and thanks for thinking of others.  We won't make it to Quartzsite either this year due to serious family sickness.  I'll save your shot of Crown Royal for next time.  :oregonian_winesmiley:

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  2. I remember back in the 1930's and 40's we kids weren't allowed to go into any stores or public buildings of any kind for fear of the Polio Scourge.  If you wanted a popsicle or ice cream cone you waited outside of the store while the soda jerk handed you're cone around the screen door to you and you paid him.  Things like county fairs were prohibited along with any public function like swimming pools or holes, school yards, parks, etc.  There was actually nothing for a kid to do in those days.  The president also caught the disease which finally killed him during WWII.  I lost a couple of friends and there were three in my family that were crippled from it.  For some reason they were all male.  That disease went on for many years and thousand died or were severely cripple from it. Finally the Salk Vaccine came out and I took my kids in for a sugar cube with a drop of vaccine on it to be inoculated with it.  Remember the 'March of Dimes'

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  3. 37 minutes ago, fredmason said:

    Tom, that was before they started using glossy paper...😇😇

    Fred you're right, that was a curse when they started using that.  There were still some softer pages but you avoided the glossy pictures.  I heard that the catalog was made originally especially for that reason, to put in the out house and read while...………….  But soon after we modernized and went inside.  I shed a tear when they blew up the old Sears catalog building on Roosevelt Blvd. outside of Philly.  It was the end of an era and now Sears is gone completely.  I got the explosion somewhere on film, got to get it out and watch it again.    :th_panic:

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  4. 1 hour ago, Oregal1976 said:

     

    The shelves have been empty in my area for a couple of weeks now & we're down to our last roll of TP here at home. So it looks like I'm going to have to stay home and hunt toilet paper instead of gold nuggets.

    Back in the day we used the Sears Catalog in the out house.  There should be enough trash magazines coming to the house to help out till the pandemic is over.  :thumbsupanim  

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  5. Yeah Skip, he's hiding his real age.  He is now officially pushing the big six-o and you know what that means.  He's been one hell of a great son and I'm so proud of him.  But I never thought that he would make it this far doing all the risky and duovirus things that young-un does.  :ROFL:

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  6. Hey bro, your still a handsome devil even with out your hair an beard.  I might suggest that you curl your Moustache on the ends and you will start to look like me.  Hang in there old boy, every one is praying and supporting you.  Like me, enjoy the forum an pictures of the yeller.  Bill is there for you also, keep the faith bro.  :thumbsupanim

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  7. Happy Birthday Son.  Remember that you are working on the big '60' and that's when the aches and pains really start.  Keep it up and you could become just like me...…………...    :thumbsupanim   

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  8. Doc, I came home after brunch with my wife and lo and behold there was a strange looking package leaning on my front door.  I took it in and opened it up and out popped a large camp rocking chair.  That is one prosthetic that will gratefully use not only camping but out in the back at home.  Love to sit and rock while falling asleep.  You're a good dubey Doc and I will remember you every time I doze in it.  We won't make it to Quartzsite this year as things are getting pretty rough with Tom's wife Sherri in the hospital.  We can't seem to be able to get her home as things keep getting complicated.  She is going to need very delicate an close care at home also.  Tom has hit the wall with this and had to rest for a couple of days to recuperate and go on.  She has now developed an infection in the wound from her lip to her throat.  I think that they fed her food orally too soon.  She had to go back on the feeding tube.  They have to wait three more days for the culture to see if the right anti-biotics are being used.     

    I am starting to almost feel myself again after three bouts in the hospital. A couple of operations, blood clots in lungs, heart meds driving me to see things, five weeks of radiation and chemo.  lost forty pounds but boy do I look good in my clothes now.  Still weak and can't keep up with the young'uns anymore, but I do go out and watch the Toyota so that it doesn't wander off.  

    Our hearts will be with you in Quartzsite, so have a great time and think of me once in a while in my back pasture rocking and sipping some cool ones.  Thanks again bro, It's a beautiful and expensive rocker.    :thumbsupanim    

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