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Old 03-03-2018, 10:39 AM
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Gambling is roundly criticized by friends and family saying we will never make any money at the casino. We learned that a long time ago. What we always do is have fun. When you split 9s and drop a 2 on each one, double-down then win them all it feels good, even if you give it all back the next hand. And we usually do. Its too cold to fish, hunting season is closed and downhill skiing is too risky for old farts like us, what else can ya do?

OTS, we had a slice of New York pizza with beer last trip. Like you, I have had a lot of pizza and this was as good as it gets. Points from the casino paid for it
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Old 03-17-2018, 10:38 AM
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I sometimes wonder if this site should be closed down. Nobody comes here. I think I sold one book this year. That is fine because the books have been out a while and most have them. I just wonder if we have an audience.
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We're all getting old Frank. Sometimes we don't like to talk a lot about things we can't do and never will again!
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Yes, Jack, I hear ya. At 81 I can't stay up all night anymore. So I do day things like deer hunting. In that I keep chairs in the woods, park my SUV close by and just go to the chair. If two deer come out I shoot the smallest one so I can drag it.
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Naked BingO is a popular board game for folks who can’t get around anymore . It’s so popular it’s being played twice a week ....that’s only in the warmer climate states. Some were wishing their eye sight was once it used to be.
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Naked BingO is a popular board game for folks who can?t get around anymore . It?s so popular it?s being played twice a week ....that?s only in the warmer climate states. Some were wishing their eye sight was once it used to be.
and others are wishing their eyesight was worse than it used to be, as a result.

I mean, some things you just can't *unsee*
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Statement from R. Lee Ermey's longtime manager, Bill Rogin:

It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey ("The Gunny") passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia. He will be greatly missed by all of us. It is a terrible loss that nobody was prepared for. He has meant so much to so many people. And, it is extremely difficult to truly quantify all of the great things this man has selflessly done for, and on behalf of, our many men and women in uniform. He has also contributed many iconic and indelible characters on film that will live on forever. Gunnery Sergeant Hartman of Full Metal Jacket fame was a hard and principled man. The real R. Lee Ermey was a family man, and a kind and gentle soul. He was generous to everyone around him. And, he especially cared deeply for others in need.

There is a quote made famous in Full Metal Jacket. It's actually the Riflemen's Creed. "This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine."

There are many Gunny's, but this one was OURS. And, we will honor his memory with hope and kindness. Please support your men and women in uniform. That's what he wanted most of all.
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The lost of a good man. Very sorry to hear.
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We also lost Lefty Kreh recently.
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Can't shut it down until July 13th. I plan on posting a picture of myself in the "50" thread on either 7/11 or 7/12
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Frank, had you met Lefty?
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Frank, had you met Lefty?
No, I never had the pleasure of meeting Lefty. I suspect that he was a media darling which are needed even in outdoor media. I think he was featured at some of the shows in which I also appeared. But Frankly, I was stuck on the notion of my own importance and at that time I would have asked, "who the phuck is he?" In those days, if you didn't fish for striped bass you were dog waste.

I had my own heroes, Frank Woolner, who glorified surfcasting for stripers; and Lee Wulff who advanced Atlantic salmon fishing to a new religion. I guess it is a case of exposure and one's mood swings at the time. Hey, Lefty did well in his career as a fishing writer. Better than Mister Smarty who had to sell his fish at the dock to be a earning writer. Lefty, Woolner, Frank D. we did what we had to do.
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Met him once. I had no idea who he was since I wasn't fly fishing back then. He knew I had no idea, and that was the beginning of an enjoyable conversation about 10-12 years ago. He had no interest in letting me know that he was "special". Just a nice guy with some good short stories.
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I think the industry needs its Leftys. They brought a high level of literature to fishing interests to which we all subscribe. I can only wish, that after my passing, that Frank Smarty leaves as much of a mark. (Even if only the bordelows of Panama) as Lefty.

Dieing is a PIA. I wish we could kill it. But then the rotation at Quonnie would be as long as Frank Daignault book signings.
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But Frankly, I was stuck on the notion of my own importance and at that time I would have asked, "who the phuck is he?" In those days, if you didn't fish for striped bass you were dog waste.
You'll like this tidbit, Frank: Lefty went all over the world, and fished for all different kinds of fish, with all kinds of people, many of them fancy: he fished with Hemingway, Tom Brokaw, Fidel Castro, and Ted Williams -- but he never caught a striper bigger than 35 pounds. And he doesn't have geography as an excuse: he lived in Maryland almost his entire life.

He also didn't like fishing at night. I remember in his memoir -- it's a good read, for a non-Frankenbook -- he said something like "For me, fishing is supposed to be about enjoyment, and I don't enjoy fishing in the dark."

I can see, especially before he became Saint Lefty, that he wouldn't have impressed someone with your background.
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