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The FReeper Foxhole Enjoys a Lazy Sunday with a SAMWolf & Snippy Update - October 15th, 2006
snippy

Posted on 10/14/2006 8:13:16 PM PDT by snippy_about_it



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Give them victory over the enemy...

Grant them a safe and swift return...

Bless those who mourn the lost.
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for all those serving their country at this time.



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So here we are, in the Deep South, Ochlocknee, Georgia...almost.


We aren't in any city, but Ochlocknee is our post office. It's a short pleasant 10 mile country drive to the grocery and the town of Thomasville.

We like it out here in the country and this time we plan to stay put for a while, Lord willing and the creek don't rise or the saints... and all that.

Direct TV isn't bad at all, although admittedly we rarely watch tv.

Dial-up internet is painfully slow.

The dogs are good. We have a decent amount of yard fenced off for them with a temporary farm fence. Miss Scarlett loves to chase the bugs out here and on the land behind us lives a young female "Sarge look-alike" named Miss Tilley.

Sarge just sits and pines away for her. I'm pretty sure she thinks he's a handsome fella.


Sarge, flirting with Miss Tilley


We have poisonous toads here and we have to watch the dogs carefully at dawn and dusk. They think it's fun to play with the toads.

Miss feather, we have lots of dragonflies, they like to tease the dogs. It's like they know the dogs can't catch them.

We have all kinds of birds, Sam saw a pileated woodpecker a couple days ago, I'm jealous!. We have blue jays and cardinals, warblers and finches and a few different woodpeckers. Roosters crow in the early morning and the woods yield lots of strange sounds at night.

The sky is quite beautiful out here, you can see more than you can in the cities and suburbs. It's like camping out only with a house instead of a tent.

Oh yeah, somewhere between Oregon, North Carolina and Georgia, we got married to each other...in Florida. :-)

We can open burn out here. (note to samwise: with permits!)

The past two Saturdays we spent the entire day watching our burn pile burn. Sam has done such a fine job of clearing the land that we have plenty more to burn when the days are good for it. It's a great way to relax.



Gnats, they are horrible at certain times of the day. The road system is good and the people in the nearby towns are what we find here typically, nice southern polite folks.

We're mostly settled in and hopefully a time will come when we will be able to fence the entire acre in and the dogs can have free roam of the place, that'll be nice.

We wish we could be online more but there is a lot to do and I'm away about 11 hours a day during the week commuting to Tallahassee and Sam is always busy with the chores. And did I mention, dial-up is awful?



All in all, we're blessed and truly enjoying ourselves, the house, the dogs and the area. Now that the humidity of summer is over the weather is quite pleasant.

I'd love to share more pictures with you but in case you missed it, dial-up is awful to work with and we can only be on-line one computer at a time.



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To: snippy_about_it

Keep the lantern out
and the dogs penned,
the dragonflies wild, and I'll be in!

I like a queen size bed to roll around in
and six pillows to support various parts
of my anatomy! LOL


Oh my gosh ROTFLOL!


101 posted on 10/15/2006 2:07:27 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (and, i wasn't on when you answered either....(New temporary tag line courtesy of SW)
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To: SAMWolf
Hey Sam, Thanks for the ping. We were recently in Atlanta, GA for a conference . . . a very gracious State. Enjoy your new home.

God bless.

102 posted on 10/15/2006 3:28:34 PM PDT by w_over_w (You have a problem with authority Mr. Anderson.)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf
Oh yeah, somewhere between Oregon, North Carolina and Georgia, we got married to each other...in Florida.

Need new glasses. I sure missed this the first time. Congratulations to Mr and Mrs. About_It!

103 posted on 10/15/2006 3:30:06 PM PDT by Samwise (All that is needed for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing.)
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To: Samwise

Nice job.. I did this one 8 years ago..
http://www.rusthompson.com/UniLockPavers.html


104 posted on 10/15/2006 4:01:04 PM PDT by The Mayor ( http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: bentfeather

That is too funny!!!!

Thank you Feather!


105 posted on 10/15/2006 4:05:50 PM PDT by The Mayor ( http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: snippy_about_it

Your very welcome Mrs Foxhole...


106 posted on 10/15/2006 4:06:19 PM PDT by The Mayor ( http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: snippy_about_it

You don't know how tempting that invite is...


107 posted on 10/15/2006 4:07:02 PM PDT by The Mayor ( http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: Professional Engineer

Only thing is that the red glares that we saw were from transformers blowing, not rockets. : )


108 posted on 10/15/2006 4:08:02 PM PDT by The Mayor ( http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: The Mayor
The hardest part is digging out enough topsoil to cover the thickness of your pavers...

Yep! Then what do you do with the dirt? Hubby ended up leveling some low spots. :^)

109 posted on 10/15/2006 4:21:06 PM PDT by Samwise (All that is needed for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing.)
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To: snippy_about_it
It was probably on his to-do list that long ago.

You have no idea how funny that is. Hubby just crossed it off the list we have for the house. It was the last item of a three-page list.

We were just moaning that unfortunately it has taken so long to do everything that some of the things need to be redone. Sigh......

110 posted on 10/15/2006 4:30:31 PM PDT by Samwise (All that is needed for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing.)
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To: Professional Engineer; alfa6
Wanna come do mine?

Sure..... as soon as Hubby finishes all his airplanes. He's been working on his Corsair for 14 years.

Guess what he did yesterday. He went to the AMA Headquarters and flew buddy box instruction for a boy scout camporee with 1,200 boy scouts. About 300 to 400 of them went through the line.

111 posted on 10/15/2006 4:35:51 PM PDT by Samwise (All that is needed for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing.)
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To: Samwise

I had so much I had to truck it away. I didn't have a problem getting rid of good topsoil around here tho. I borrowed a dump truck from a friend.


112 posted on 10/15/2006 4:38:21 PM PDT by The Mayor ( http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: Samwise
You have no idea how funny that is.

LOL, oh, I was hoping!

113 posted on 10/15/2006 4:54:24 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul. WWPD (what would Patton do))
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To: Samwise

LOL. I snuck it in just to see who was reading the thread. ;-)


114 posted on 10/15/2006 4:56:48 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul. WWPD (what would Patton do))
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To: Samwise

I snuck it in but it is all true.


115 posted on 10/15/2006 5:01:03 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul. WWPD (what would Patton do))
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To: Samwise

Brave man your hubby is 1200 Boy Scouts, aye caramba :-)

For those of us who are unenlightend what is "buddy box instruction"

Regards

alfa6 ;>}




116 posted on 10/15/2006 5:11:46 PM PDT by alfa6 (Taxes are seldom levied for the benefit of the taxed.)
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To: alfa6; Samwise

Buddy box is connecting a second tranmitter to have a master/slave set up. The slaved radio is the one controlling unless the guy in charge flips the switch. "I have the aircraft" in other words.


117 posted on 10/15/2006 5:34:22 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (If you know that i and j are the same number, you might be a nerd too.)
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To: Professional Engineer

Thanks, I kinda thought that was what it was.

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


118 posted on 10/15/2006 5:38:02 PM PDT by alfa6 (Taxes are seldom levied for the benefit of the taxed.)
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To: alfa6; SAMWolf; Peanut Gallery; Wneighbor; Darksheare
Here's an interesting cell phone.


119 posted on 10/15/2006 5:51:42 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (If you know that i and j are the same number, you might be a nerd too.)
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To: Professional Engineer

Just don't use it at a school, a bank or during a traffic stop. ;-)


120 posted on 10/15/2006 6:58:03 PM PDT by SAMWolf (To learn about paranoids, follow them around)
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To: w_over_w

Thanks w_over_w. Getting used to people being polite all the time, it's sorta nice. :-)


121 posted on 10/15/2006 7:00:29 PM PDT by SAMWolf (To learn about paranoids, follow them around)
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To: snippy_about_it
Dang it! I read the thread; I just missed it.

You try reading with teenagers running around and see if you don't miss something. LOL
122 posted on 10/15/2006 8:04:40 PM PDT by Samwise (All that is needed for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing.)
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To: SAMWolf

By the way - if you haven't gotten there yet, Andersonville is a nice day trip from where you are. The Confederate Naval Museum in Columbus would be a somewhat harder day trip. Savannah, Darien, Brunswick and St. Augustine would be more likely weekends. On a wildlife note, the Okefenokee swamp tour at Waycross is worth the trip, and I think there are supposed to be some bald eagles along the Flint.


123 posted on 10/15/2006 10:07:54 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: SAMWolf
and now with dial up finishing it could get unpleasant.

Don't they have public access computers at the Thomas County library (at least at the Thomasville location) you could use? Or has city life spoiled me?

124 posted on 10/15/2006 10:17:05 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: PAR35

We want to go to the 8th Air Force Museum in Savannah, it looks really interesting, we've passed Andersonville site a few times in our travels between GA and NC.


125 posted on 10/16/2006 5:43:32 AM PDT by SAMWolf (To learn about paranoids, follow them around)
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To: PAR35
Don't they have public access computers at the Thomas County library (at least at the Thomasville location) you could use?

That may be worth checking out. (They probably use dialup too, LOL)

126 posted on 10/16/2006 5:44:38 AM PDT by SAMWolf (To learn about paranoids, follow them around)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; bentfeather; Professional Engineer; Samwise; Peanut Gallery; Wneighbor; ..

October 16, 2006

The Empathy Factor

READ: Hebrews 4:14-16

The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. —John 1:14

In the summer of 2005, I led a group of high school students on a missions trip to Jamaica. Our goal was to build a playground at a school for deaf children in that beautiful island country.

Many of our students had previously visited the school and played with the kids. But one of our teenagers had a special connection to the Jamaican children. Chelsea too grew up in a world of quiet. Deaf since birth, she didn't hear a sound until she was 11, when she received a cochlear implant. Now able to hear about 30 percent of the sounds around her, Chelsea understood the deaf in ways our other students could not. She had true empathy.

Empathy is a strong emotion. It can drive us to come alongside those who are in similar situations. It can cause us to care in a deeper way for those with whom we share a concern or a difficulty.

The most important example of empathy is the Lord Himself. He became one of us (John 1:14). Because He did, He understands our struggles and weaknesses (Heb. 4:15). Jesus knows what we are going through, for He endured this life Himself. As we receive His grace in our time of need, we are better able to come alongside others. Dave Branon

God lived as man, as one of us,
And understands our need for grace;
He is not distant nor detached
From all the trials that we face.  —Sper

No one understands like Jesus.

Bible in One Year: Bible in One Year:   Isaiah 47-49; 1 Thessalonians 4


127 posted on 10/16/2006 6:18:52 AM PDT by The Mayor ( http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: The Mayor; SAMWolf; snippy_about_it; Professional Engineer; Peanut Gallery; Samwise; alfa6; ...

FOXHOLE FLAG IS UP!
Good morning everyone.

128 posted on 10/16/2006 7:58:56 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (and, i wasn't on when you answered either....(New temporary tag line courtesy of SW)
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To: snippy_about_it
Congratulations, Sam and Snip! May you have great joy and happiness in your new life together and new home!

You mentioned "poisonous toads" and I thought you'd picked up stakes and moved again - to Washington D.C.!

Thanks for the update. Dial-up does suck - so we appreciate the effort!

129 posted on 10/16/2006 11:59:08 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf
CONGRATULATIONS!!

It sounds like you've found a wonderful place to live!

May God bless your marriage with many happy anniverseries!


TIME OUT: 19:54
KMG-365

130 posted on 10/16/2006 5:54:41 PM PDT by Johnny Gage (911 Dispatchers tell cops where to go.)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; bentfeather; Professional Engineer; Samwise; Peanut Gallery; Wneighbor; ..

October 17, 2006

Tapping The Treasure

READ: Psalm 119:14-24

Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from Your law. —Psalm 119:18

Stephen May discovered a treasure while teaching literature at the University of Northern Colorado. In the library, he found 150 boxes of letters, manuscripts, journals, outlines, and notes given to the school by James A. Michener.

Surprisingly, no one was using those materials to write a biography of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, known for his historical novels. After years of research and writing, May produced a new account of the life of Michener from that great treasure.

Each day, you and I are writing the story of our lives by what we say and do. Are we using the great, but often neglected, wealth of the Bible? The psalmist wrote: "I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, as much as in all riches. . . . Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from Your law" (Ps. 119:14,18).

The Bible is the written record through which we get to know Jesus Christ, "in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge" (Col. 2:3). Its nuggets of truth are available to us all.

A life well-lived is directly related to a Bible well-read. As we live out our life story, let's be sure to tap the treasure of God's Word every day. David C. McCasland

My Bible to me is a treasure house,
Where I can always find
Whatever I need from day to day
For heart and soul and mind.  —Anon.

The Bible's treasures are found by those who dig for them.

Bible in One Year: Bible in One Year:   Isaiah 50-52; 1 Thessalonians 5


131 posted on 10/17/2006 7:07:42 AM PDT by The Mayor ( http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: colorado tanker
You mentioned "poisonous toads" and I thought you'd picked up stakes and moved again - to Washington D.C.!

LOL, I don't think the ones we have here are as bad as those in DC. :-)

Thanks for the well wishes.

132 posted on 10/17/2006 8:06:15 AM PDT by SAMWolf (To learn about paranoids, follow them around)
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To: Johnny Gage

Thanks Johnny. How's your situation going?


133 posted on 10/17/2006 8:06:48 AM PDT by SAMWolf (To learn about paranoids, follow them around)
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To: The Mayor; bentfeather

Morning Mayor and Feather


134 posted on 10/17/2006 8:07:18 AM PDT by SAMWolf (To learn about paranoids, follow them around)
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To: SAMWolf

WOO HOO, morning to you Sam!!

It's raining today, fallen leaves all over the place.


135 posted on 10/17/2006 8:08:49 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (and, i wasn't on when you answered either....(New temporary tag line courtesy of SW)
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To: SAMWolf; snippy_about_it

Sam, Snippy, just be aware of what Sarge is thinking as he looks at Miss Nellie! LOL

136 posted on 10/17/2006 8:13:45 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (and, i wasn't on when you answered either....(New temporary tag line courtesy of SW)
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To: bentfeather

We know what he's thinking. :-)


137 posted on 10/17/2006 11:30:48 AM PDT by SAMWolf (To learn about paranoids, follow them around)
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To: SAMWolf

Nap time!

138 posted on 10/17/2006 11:32:43 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (and, i wasn't on when you answered either....(New temporary tag line courtesy of SW)
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To: SAMWolf

Work is going good, but our finances are tighter than ever, and we struggle to make end meet each month.

But we're all healthy and both employed. :)

Thanks for asking.


139 posted on 10/17/2006 6:02:23 PM PDT by Johnny Gage (911 Dispatchers tell cops where to go.)
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To: Johnny Gage
our finances are tighter than ever, and we struggle to make end meet each month.

We know that feeling. Only one of us working right now and it makes it tough.

140 posted on 10/17/2006 6:29:28 PM PDT by SAMWolf (To learn about paranoids, follow them around)
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To: SAMWolf; snippy_about_it

I just realized the other day you guys are in Georgia. I hardly ever get on any more and thought I would check in with my old buddies to see if they were still around. I noticed on your profile you had moved. You are only a few hours away. I hope, Lord willing, we can meet soon. That would be wonderful!!! Do you like where you're at? We moved to Tampa in August.

God bless!


141 posted on 10/17/2006 8:09:38 PM PDT by SpookBrat
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To: SpookBrat

Long time no see! We're about an hour north of Tallahassee, give us a call if you get up this way.

How're things going for you?


142 posted on 10/18/2006 4:23:32 AM PDT by SAMWolf (To learn about paranoids, follow them around)
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To: bentfeather; The Mayor; SAMWolf; snippy_about_it; Samwise; Professional Engineer; All
Busier than a cat with three tails in a room full of rocking chairs Bump for the Freeper Foxhole.

Regards

alfa6 ;>}

143 posted on 10/18/2006 5:32:00 AM PDT by alfa6 (Taxes are seldom levied for the benefit of the taxed.)
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To: alfa6
Busier than a cat with three tails in a room full of rocking chairs

I love that expression. :^)

144 posted on 10/18/2006 5:35:46 AM PDT by Samwise (All that is needed for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing.)
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To: alfa6; SAMWolf; snippy_about_it; The Mayor; Professional Engineer; Samwise; Peanut Gallery; ...

Morning alfa, everyone.


145 posted on 10/18/2006 5:37:03 AM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: bentfeather
Hidee Hoe, bentfeather!
146 posted on 10/18/2006 5:38:07 AM PDT by Samwise (All that is needed for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing.)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; bentfeather; Professional Engineer; Samwise; Peanut Gallery; Wneighbor; ..

October 18, 2006

God Put You In My Way

READ: Luke 10:30-37

He, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" —Luke 10:29 In the movie The Four Feathers, Harry Faversham left England in the 1880s to search for his friends in the King's army in the Sudan. In his quest, Harry got lost and was near death in the vast deserts of Africa. Then, as his life was ebbing away, he was rescued by an African, Abou Fatma, who cared for him.

Stunned by the man's kindness to a stranger, Harry asked why his new friend had done so much for him. Fatma's response was direct: "God put you in my way!"

In the parable of the Good Samaritan, a priest and a religious scholar, whose calling was to help the downtrodden, ignored the need of a fallen traveler who had been left to die on the Jericho Road. A hated Samaritan, however, gave his time and resources to help the hurting man, displaying Christ's compassion. He bandaged his wounds, brought him to an inn, "and took care of him" (Luke 10:34). The ravaged man had been put in the way of all three travelers, but only the Samaritan responded.

As we move through life, we are challenged to respond to the needs of people. We will either show them Christ's love or be indifferent. How will we respond to those God chooses to put in our way? Bill Crowder

Lord, I need Your help even to see the needs of people
around me and then to know how to care for them.
Give me a heart of compassion like Yours and
opportunities to express Your love.

Compassion never goes out of fashion.

Bible in One Year: Bible in One Year:   Isaiah 53-55; 2 Thessalonians 1


147 posted on 10/18/2006 5:53:37 AM PDT by The Mayor ( http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: Johnny Gage

Thank you Johnny, good to hear from you.


148 posted on 10/18/2006 6:45:10 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul. WWPD (what would Patton do))
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To: alfa6

DROOOOL!!! AN M-16 with Quad Fifties.


149 posted on 10/18/2006 7:01:14 PM PDT by SAMWolf (To learn about paranoids, follow them around)
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To: SAMWolf; alfa6

You noticed that too...


150 posted on 10/18/2006 7:44:44 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (If you know that i and j are the same number, you might be a nerd too.)
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