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What is that I hear?
Vanity | 4 July 2012 | JRandomFreeper

Posted on 07/04/2012 7:40:57 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper

What do I hear tonight? Sounded like a couple of 24 pounders over at the base and a volley of 6 pounders, followed by the big guns again.

Of course, it's a celebration today, and no-one is actually shooting.

I can hear it. Catz are hiding.

What I didn't hear tonight was my grandsons. Sorry. I just can't frigging hear them. Too high pitched at their age.

Too many years around jets and guns and personal arms.

I read their lips the best I could and my eldest grandson there tried hard to communicate with me.

I don't hear so good anymore.

I carry a coin in my right pocket. 1 oz .99 silver, US Mint. Important if you want to calibrate scales in a kitchen. I pulled it out to show to the grandson and he said (I read) Walking Liberty.

Tonight, I heard freedom.

/johnny


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Just my comments on the day.

/johnny

1 posted on 07/04/2012 7:41:01 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper
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To: JRandomFreeper

I have the same hearing problem.Too much automatic weapons fire back in the day.


2 posted on 07/04/2012 7:48:15 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I too carry a Liberty Dollar. A 2000 vintage walking Liberty. She’s a beautiful Lady.

I don’t use her to calibrate scales, but it’s nice to walk around with some real money in the pocket. Not that I’d spend her.


3 posted on 07/04/2012 7:50:37 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: JRandomFreeper

Teach those (grand)children well JRandom...


4 posted on 07/04/2012 7:50:37 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: Farmer Dean

Must be a common affliction. I too can’t hear very well anymore. Higher pitches are worse. My day was rather boring. All the celebrations here were cancelled due to the fires. The only fireworks I’ll see are on youtube.


5 posted on 07/04/2012 7:54:43 PM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: Free Vulcan
What makes an old grump get weepy is the thought that elder grandson said 'Walking Liberty' when I pulled the coin out of my pocket. I guess I did something right with the kiddo and she passed it on.

All I do now is spoil 'em. They can't annoy me, I can't hear 'em.

/johnny

6 posted on 07/04/2012 7:56:14 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: AFreeBird
Never looked at the date, until you mentioned it. 1998.

The shiny coin that her brothers were interested in did get the 1 year old grand-daughter to approach without screaming. (Gotta trim my beard, I scare small children).

Her, I can hear. Go figure.

/johnny

7 posted on 07/04/2012 8:00:49 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: rfreedom4u

Funny thing: Our local editorial and conservative cartoonist - Gary Varval - had a toon in the paper today of people watching fireworks on an iPad.

You’re not alone, but we don’t have the fires. Hope all your family is safe.

Most fireworks here in Indy today are canceled as well. Threat of fire. No real rain for over a month, and resivoirs are way low. Great deals from the fireworks sellers though. Saw a sign for 60% off, if you want to buy and set off later as there’s a ban in place this year.


8 posted on 07/04/2012 8:03:17 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: JRandomFreeper
RE: "Tonight, I heard freedom."
Indeed you did Johnny. Indeed you did. Hang in there.
9 posted on 07/04/2012 8:07:46 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Beards scare kids, if I recall back when I had one. But once they get used to it, they liked to grab hold of it quite often. And they’re weren’t always gentle about it either.


10 posted on 07/04/2012 8:10:15 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Marine_Uncle
Hang in there.

That may be fairly appropriate in a few minutes. I'm going on the roof and watching the rest of the show.

/johnny

11 posted on 07/04/2012 8:12:50 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Going to bed with your poetry on my mind. Salutes, FRiend.


12 posted on 07/04/2012 8:25:16 PM PDT by GopherIt
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To: GopherIt
Salute.

That ain't poetry. I think in agricultural circles they call it something else.

It's not even good free-verse.

Just my thoughts.

/johnny

13 posted on 07/04/2012 8:30:27 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

My dad went deaf from decades in hangars and on flight decks.

Happy 4th! Bill, Sabine and I are just wrapping up our annual viewing of “1776.”


14 posted on 07/04/2012 8:35:18 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("The Lord will rescue me from every evil threat and bring me safe to His heavenly kingdom.")
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To: JRandomFreeper
Enjoy the show. Still a lot of blasting going on in my neck of the woods as well.
On another note, I noticed when I went back to respond to your question as to "Who are you Tyson", that you or someone else removed that particular post seamlessly. So I left it go at that.
Nay. I had no intention of delivering a knock out punch. I did send her some follow ups where I tried to consul her damaged feelings. As well as a personal email. Admonishing her not to clam up but roll with the punches and to seek knowledge and truth. I hate to see younger folks leave the site. So much for them to consider that many of them haven't a clue on. Things so vital to their future freedom.
Do have a great upcoming day.
15 posted on 07/04/2012 8:37:45 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Fireworks were outstanding here, along with the mosquito bites. My neighbors across the pond must be in 1% because they put on a two hour show with the other 1 per center on the other side.

I’m grateful and thankful for their huge display! My neighbors and I were cheering and clapping. God bless the USA in the days ahead.


16 posted on 07/04/2012 8:39:32 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: Tax-chick
I'm still dragging the laptop around watching Liberty: The American Revolution.

Docs said I probably lost more of my hearing to computer fans than jets and booming guns and personal firearms. I didn't bring up rock concerts.

Meh. We also got cigarettes in our rats back then.

I'll live with it. It was touching to see my grandson work so hard to communicate. He's tri-lingual, so he isn't always easy to lip-read.

He knew Walking Liberty when he saw it though.

/johnny

17 posted on 07/04/2012 8:54:39 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

My husband and the husband of a friend have the same circumstance of the same origin. Our 82yo combat vet neighbor’s hearing is worse. We hope that when we go over there to check on him he won’t blow our heads off accidentally lol!. It has been a good Fourth for us. We’ve distributed educational materials to receptive persons and distributed patriotic-themed toys to kids. Our neighbor is OK. All is well.
Thank you for taking care of the country and sleep well!


18 posted on 07/05/2012 12:00:35 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
***All I do now is spoil 'em. They can't annoy me, I can't hear 'em***

age does have some perks, not having to listen to drivvel...but keep reading, a lot of us like having you around.

Hope you have a good nights sleep tonight...:O) GG

PS a few years back at Christmas (I always have it at my house for about 25 people) One of my grandsons made the mistake of saying " grandma you got some cobwebs in the corner of the living room..." I handed him the mop and said.....he who finds it cleans it up... My grandkids now think my house is spotless....but they all still love me as much as I love them (have 13) One works in TV in California, one in Montana in the Air Force, One graduated from U of M and another one won a full scolorship to college in N>Y. The youngest is in the 9th grade...another got a scholorship to University of .....I forgot, but he doing well...

Brain is going quicker than my hearing.....:O)

19 posted on 07/05/2012 12:27:13 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: JRandomFreeper

My Liberty dollars came from my late father-in-law, and they’re all from the early 20th century.

It’s a beautiful coin with a lot of weight, both from the silver and from the symbolism.


20 posted on 07/05/2012 4:48:34 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: JRandomFreeper

I bought a pair of Game Ears from Cabelas, about $40 for two earpieces. They make for a temporary hearing aid, not in the league of $5,000 hearing aids with all the bells and whistles but they definitely help.


21 posted on 07/05/2012 4:54:25 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I just bought some new "invisible" hearing aids and they are fairly remarkable, not just for their size and comfort, but for what they gave back.

For the first time in a very long time, I can hear what you're saying if I close my eyes, even whispers. I'm listening to and playing music again.

This time, they're worth the money. It's hard to get my head around what all I've been missing.

22 posted on 07/05/2012 5:40:58 AM PDT by GBA (To understand what is happening to America and why, read The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn)
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