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07-02-2020, 04:16 PM - 3 Likes   #79261
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I see Brand X gave me a like for that. Is there message in that, racer?
I shared it with her. First time she has signed on here in a long time. She declined comment in the thread, and didn't mention that she liked your post. I did see it though.

I have had many haircuts since then, even wore it short like my second grade picture when driving trucks. Mrs. Racer has been the only person to cut my hair since we have been together, save for the one time I was in Seguin, Texas a few years ago, and decided on getting a trim for the funeral. When I went out for the last foot surgery a couple years ago, she asked if I wanted a trim just before the surgery, so I would look sharp, and I politely put her off, saying, "After the surgery."

About a month later she asked if I was ready, and I said, "After the first of the year."

Around Valentine's Day she asked, "You're letting it grow out again, aren't you?"

I just smiled and kissed her.

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Enough lies.

Racer through the years.

Me, before you could see me. Long Beach, California.

I'm in there, trust me. 6 months before some stranger I never met, and never saw again slapped me on the backside and made me cry, at the US Navy hospital in Corona, California.




Me, carpet surfing, 8 months. Shootin' the curl, sportin' 3 cornered pants, pooping green and puking pablum. Cowabunga dude!





That carpet surfing is hard work. Dad giving me a ride on his knee after a few runs on the big waves.





Grandpa giving me a knee ride. I was like, "Who is this guy?"

Grandpa was good with kids. He had 6 of his own, and they all went out and had a bunch, in twos and threes, so lots of grandkids (my cousins).






2 years, 7 months.

GQ all the way. Gonna chase down some girls, play it cool.

Rico Suave cool.





Tough guy. Heading for the ring.





3 years, 3 months. Merry Christmas from San Pedro, California. Dad was in the Navy, so we moved around a lot. San Pedro was just another stop along the way.





Second grade. Waiting on that last tooth to come in.

If memory serves me, this was the year that Kennedy was assinated.





Fifth grade. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

That sweater had leather elbows. I felt like Ward Cleaver.

I looked like Dennis The Menace.




July, 1972, almost 16 years old, Silver Lake, South of Everett, Washington, at the house in the next picture. Holding a chicken here, as I recall it was one that became a pet. Mom made pets out of too many of the animals. We could never eat a pet.

Ate that chicken's unborn young though. Every morning at breakfast.





With my mom, 1981. That house is the last house my family lived in as a family. Mom got it in the divorce. When she remarried, and moved in with her new husband, I moved in a took over payments. Lived there for about 10 years, met and married Mrs. Racer 1.0. Mom got divorced from her second husband, bought a 24 foot travel trailer, and moved it in behind the house. That may have been a contributing factor in the deterioration of my marriage to Mrs. Racer 1.0, but I would never fault mu mother for such things. Divorced Mrs. Racer 1.0 after 3 and 1/2 years, mom cashed me out in the equity I earned for making payments on her mortgage for 10 years, I moved out and bought my first bit of real estate.

A few years later mom sold her place to developers, along with everyone else in the area, everyone moved away, the machines came in a raped the land, and they built tick tacky little boxes, so close together you can't drive a car between them, and besides a tiny two car garage that would have trouble accommodating two Smart cars, there is limited street parking.

No more rural scene with hobby farms dotting the landscape.




>>>>EDIT<<<<

I should have included this video, it is perfect for it.

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Just found another, I'm around 7 or 8. My sister was having a Brownies or Girl Scout thing, I don't recall, but there was cake, and if there was cake in my house, I was getting in on it.

Besides, the house was full of the fairer gender, and I really like them. I am such a bad boy.

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Okay, let's play "caption that photo".
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Okay, let's play "caption that photo".
" Hold my Dr. Pepper and watch this ...."

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Yes ..He would look good in our ( girls ) uniform.....
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June 4, 1950, while running 3rd on the final lap the throttle linkage failed, so driver Vittie Cothron stuck his head through the window, holding the steering wheel with one hand, operating the throttle with the other, hanging on (quite literally) to his 3rd place position.


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Less motorised, but with quite some views. Not something I'd ever be able to do, though. My intolerance of heights wouldn't allow it Or rather, my intolerance of stupidly steep cliffs that will kill you if you fall wouldn't allow it

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My intolerance of heights wouldn't allow it Or rather, my intolerance of stupidly steep cliffs that will kill you if you fall wouldn't allow it
You've gotta risk it, to get the biscuit, Savoche.

You can, of course, stay safe, and just hop around on some roofs:


Recommend full-screen.

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You've gotta risk it, to get the biscuit, Savoche.

You can, of course, stay safe, and just hop around on some roofs:

YouTube

Recommend full-screen.
As I said a few weeks back, oh, to be young, flexible, and fearless.

Awesome video.
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QuoteOriginally posted by FantasticMrFox Quote
You've gotta risk it, to get the biscuit, Savoche.

You can, of course, stay safe, and just hop around on some roofs:

YouTube

Recommend full-screen.
Nah, not my kind of fun

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That would be quite an experience. Nothing a few drinks and a new pair of Jockey shorts wouldn't remedy.
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Nah, not my kind of fun

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Come on, come on.

Elephant speak for, "I'll kick your butt!, now git!"
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An awesome "amateur" fireworks display. The show begins at about 4:30, and is non stop for about 25 minutes.

I am not worthy.

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The 25 minute mark was just at. another level.

We can't do this in Oz anymore ( past 40 yrs )


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