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Since you asked... 4 Replies

Started by Jeff Jarriel. Last reply by Jeff Jarriel Aug 18, 2019.

That time the NAZI's invaded Camp Gates...in 1987

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Another Border Story. Almost accidental WWIII... 1 Reply

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Comment by Harry Warner on February 2, 2020 at 7:09pm

Two hats are hanging on a hat rack.  One says to the other, ”you stay here, I’ll go on a head.”

Comment by Shannon Ryan on February 1, 2020 at 4:29pm

Harry, that view is looking south towards Mobile Alabama , it is 375 miles from  my location. I would love to try some of that coffee I will message you My address thank you very much.

Comment by Harry Warner on February 1, 2020 at 10:20am

Dave, I know you don't drink coffee, but the offer has no time limit.  

Comment by Harry Warner on February 1, 2020 at 10:13am

Shannon, in what direction is that view?  Also, read below.....
When Frank went a'wandering I sent him a little RV warming gift of coffee for him and his wife.  That's how they learned about it.  I would be very happy to send you some.  No obligation!  Send your address and it will be done.  Best coffee I’ve ever had.  

Frank, me too.  This past November, my wife's cousin, who is a crime novelist, stopped here on her way to do a book signing at our library.  While here we offered her coffee, tea etc.  Coffee it was!  She couldn't stop raving about it, so I gave her a package to bring back home with her.  Well, now her husband is hooked as well.  She told us that one of her Christmas gifts to him was packages of caramel coffee.  (I think it was also for her) I also supplement the buttery caramel with a version from Java Boulevard.  I make a pot every morning and Jo and I wait for the 5 beeps so we can start our day.  

Comment by Frank L Moseley on January 31, 2020 at 4:32pm

Good Friday Afternoon fellow Troopers and Oldtimers!

Yeah, I am still kicking and groaning. Have been in this RV Park almost a year and a half.  We're doing okay, health wise.  Oldest Granddaughter is getting married in March (out in Washington State, outside of Seattle). I will not be there. We're trying to save money to drive up to MA, at the end of May, to see the Youngest Granddaughter Graduate from High School.

HARRY ... Still drinking that Buttered Caramel Coffee from Target. Bought a new bag last week.

Saw that Mike "The Jeweller" Routolo had a Birthday yesterday . Saw it on Facebook and sent a greeting to him.

I hope that everyone is doing well. I do get the e-mail notifications when ,  someone posts here, so I keep up that way.

Be well, Take care.   Toujours Pret!

Comment by Dave Gettman on January 31, 2020 at 12:31pm

Shannon, years ago I spotted wolves in Washington while elk hunting, long before they were reintroduced into the state. They just released a couple martens the other day. Those are getting pretty rare around here.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on January 31, 2020 at 12:20pm

Thanks for the heads up Mark I will look into that. I have set out some game cameras hoping to get some images l am new to this area but some of the old timers swear they have spotted wolves in the area. Frome the pictures I have seen the Tennessee red wolf does resemble a large coyote. There is a YouTube video I watched about a facility in Chattanooga that has red wolves and it is about 175 miles east of my location. According to the state of Tennessee there are no wolves in the wild but they could be wrong about that. I do believe they tried to reintroduce the red wolf into the smokey mountains but were unsuccessful perhaps some of them survived and made there way to other places around the state.

Comment by MARK PILLOW on January 31, 2020 at 10:55am

Red Wolf not Werewolf (spell check is drunk again)

Comment by MARK PILLOW on January 31, 2020 at 10:54am

Aside - if you think you have a red wolf (and your description sounds like it) contact ASU Rewwolf  (our Mascot since Jumpin Joe and THe Indians had to go) and they are running a recovery operation, will take it off your hands are spring pups are on their own and if you have a cluster - pay you to count and monitor. FYI

Comment by Dave Gettman on January 31, 2020 at 8:53am

Sounds like a winner, Brother!


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