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To: Paleo Conservative

Trevino is one tough bird. 1,000 stings might kill someone of any age.


6 posted on 04/13/2007 7:38:37 AM PDT by decimon
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Lets tell the story in the proper fashion. This old guy...91...still out and driving a tractor accidentally stirred up a huge number of bees. Never once did he lose control of the situation. He cut off the engine. He got off the tractor. He swatted calmly...rolled on the ground when required. He didn’t even want to make the run to the doctor until the son-in-law recommended it. But then you see a mighty stoic man...he wanted to shower and put on fresh clothing before going off to the doctor.

There at the hospital...they realized the implication of his stuation and thought the worst...and this stoic man just calmly sat there and survived on. Then when they ask him if he really learned anything from this entire episode...he said he would consider wearing long-sleeve shirts in the future. Its as stoic as you can get.

My dad is 79 and just as stoic as this old character. These guys are from a totally different generation. Whatever they learned in the 1920s and 1930s...was a lifetime lesson. You have to admire this rare thing of being stoic today. We don’t have many politicans or leaders of such potential. It is a sad society we live in...where the last of this breed are going to be gone in the next decade or so.


15 posted on 04/13/2007 11:19:19 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: decimon
Trevino is one tough bird. 1,000 stings might kill someone of any age.

Well, the bible tells us that Jesus survived a beesting attack....

18 posted on 04/13/2007 12:13:58 PM PDT by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
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