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Old 11-06-2009, 08:37 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by hampstead38 View Post
There's a part of my brain that knows better... about so many different things... but it occasionally "disconnects." .
Enjoyed the post....fortunately (or unfortunately) for us it is soft, white sand that fools many locals and visitors alike. That secluded romantic site on the beach becomes a real nightmare when you're sunk up to your axles.

As far as a brain disconnect.....happens a lot here in the South.....many times at family reunions/functions, and preceeded by the now infamous statement, "Hold my beer, and watch this."


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Old 11-07-2009, 06:47 AM   #30
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When I was a kid, my father was the genesis of an incident which is still remembered by the old folks in the area still alive.

It started one Saturday morning when he got his 3/4 ton pickup stuck to the axles in the wet red dirt of a neighbor's field. My dad then walked down the road and borrowed a similar truck from a friend to pull it out and buried it too. Next he went back to our house and got his tractor, an old Massey-Harris and buried it next. Then a bigger borrowed John Deere. Then he called a commercial wrecker who decided that since he didn't have enough cable that he could pull the machinery out and quickly buried it. Next, since daddy was a member of the local volunteer fire department, he went and got the fire department's duece and a half pumper truck to extricate everything and buried it too. By this time it was Sunday evening and so the vehicle burial detail stood down for the time being. The next day at work (daddy worked for ARCO) he borrowed an oil field specialty winch truck, a 25+ ton monster with a diesel driven hydraulic winch and several thousand feet of 3/4" wire rope on the spool. He drove it home and chained it off to a huge oak tree about 1000' feet from the burial grounds and humped the cable's bitter end with a team of horses down to the string and began pulling them out, one by one. They all came out in short order after that. As I said, the old timers in the area all still remember that incident.

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Old 11-07-2009, 06:56 AM   #31
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Ok, now I get it! Thanks!


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