Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Tractor Time and a Funny Story of a Couple of Old Guys





So I finished up Day 2 of my 5 day twelve hour shifts week. This morning I had to pick up these two old guys and take em back to their respective homes.

The first old guy had been in the Marines at some point. How did I know? Same way you always know. He was wearing as much Marine stuff as he could put on his body and prolly had a Marine cup cozy as well in his hand. The second old guy was a Navy diver who had served in Vietnam. I only found this out later because I asked him and he told me all about his exploits.

As we are driving down the road the first old guy announced he had come prepared for a long wait. He said this while waving a book in the air. I assume he meant he had brought something to read in case he had a long wait. The second old guy then said to him "Guess you got that hat when your son joined up then if you can read".

I almost drove off the road from laughing.

Luckily Old guy number one also found it funny so I didn't have to break up any old dog fights.




After I dropped off the first old guy the second one was telling me about his adventures recovering ordinance from some little inlet off Vietnam. Apparently it was very common for the planes back then to return without having dropped their payloads and of course they couldn't land with them so they would let them go in this little inlet and he was part of the team that would recover them.

Now I know from my days in the Artillery that there are various ways to keep the shells from arming so in case of short rounds and the like they won't go off. It's done with the fuse but I never knew 500 pound bombs had similar gadgets worked into them.




It was all very interesting stuff and I got a good chuckle out of the two old guys back and forth for a while.




Of course I just told this story because I am too beat to do a real post and I want to see how many of you guys actually read between the pictures!!!!!




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19 comments:

  1. great story, how about some hunks on tractors or do you not have any hunky guys across the pond just old guys
    :-)

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    1. Dawn - That's a trap. If I fall for it and post Male pictures the guys stop coming and then the Women abandon me like yesterday's news. I have seen it happen to many a strip club over the years :)

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  2. i'm not a guy so i read the print and find the pictures to be superfluous.
    please don't start showing 'hunky guys'. thanks.

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    1. DH - Never fear won't happen here. When it comes to visual eye candy I support only the Male view. I love Female input but cannot stand their (generally) preferred visuals :)

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  3. I didn't pay the photos any attention either, but loved the story. I don't need to look at hunky guys in photos either, because I have a real life one here at home. Well I think he is a hunk although he would say that he is just a 'shorty'!

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    1. Vera - So you are saying you have no desire to view neat old tractors?

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  4. i skip the tractor girl pics and always read between the pics. it sounds like you had a nice time talking to those 2 old guys! we have a lot of older people here in our 2 villages and me and jam love talking to them about just about anything! when jam's parents were down, our besty b's mother (about 80) told jam's parents that her husband said that he could talk to jam all day long - he loves talking to him! so you probably made their day by yik-yakking with them!

    sending much love buddy! your friend,
    kymber

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    1. kymber - The tractor girls at the show in Toronto said Jamby was easy to talk to as well :)

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  5. Could have been an interesting scuffle had you instigated things a little more.
    The tractor girls all looked happy to see you when you got home and took their photos!

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    1. Sf - It wouldn't have been fair really cause I would have teamed up with the Diver guy :)

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  6. Love the pics, love the stories. Just no pics of old marines with so much ink you can't see their arms please.

    Carl in the UP

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    1. Carl - Ya know I don't meet a lot of ex-Marines with tats myself just entire ensembles with their logos and story after story that start with "When I was int he corp".

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  7. I could use a couple of those tractor girls around the home ranch!

    Bob
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    1. Idahobob - I would send ya all these I got from the photos. They pretty much are useless and eat all the time. When the temp drops below 72 outside they complain about being cold too.

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    2. Typical.

      Maybe do better with inside work, eh?

      Bob
      III

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  8. This Navy mom loved the stories. There were pictures?

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    1. Hossier girl - Yes of neat tractors.... Even an old Oliver!!!!!

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  9. If you get some interesting old guys there is little else better than listening to them tell stories of old. Of course if they're not interesting then your in trouble!

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    1. Kev - No kidding or if there is some cute young Woman nearby they usually make me wanna puke.

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