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Trudging Along

Discussion in 'The Geezer Corner Cafe' & Chat Section' started by Kayak Jack, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Well, without the burdens of forgotten and ignored resolutions, Life is easier and more enjoyable. Gatherings together with various units of family, groups from our Masonic Lodge and Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), we have our social needs and duties completed and fufilled. Additionally, we go to a weekly supper club at a sumptuous (read "expensive") inn, Riverlake Inn.

    Riverlake Inn is in Colon, Michigan. Colon is very close to the southern border of the state, lying close to ?indiana. Colon is the "Magic Capitol of the World". I've heard that in the 30s, the magician Blackstone bought a home there. Slowly, other folks involved in magic followed. As their numbers accumulated, they drew in even more. Until ome day, they proclaimed it as the world's Magic Capitol. That's them, and we are us.

    We deeply enjoy our groups. Collectively, they provide friends and companions who are stimulating, interesting, entertaining, and fulfilling. We make it a practice to have no more than one acquaintance at a time who is sane. They're a sad breed, sane ones, afflicted with being too predictable and boring. Our friends are spikey - breaking out in humor, jokes, tricks, deep philosophy, rich experiences, advice both sound and misleading, offers of help, and the strong support of a trusted buddy.

    We trudge along. Life goes on, and we're an active part of it. Thank you, God.
  2. oldsparkey

    oldsparkey Well-Known Member

    Jack can't have all the fun since we have some good times down here.

    Life is such a challenge , keep all those resolutions and remembering which ones were made this year. I'm going have to list them sometime , somewhere , and forget where that list is. Heck it would be simpler to not even make that list. :lol:

    Fortunately my membership in the local Greasy Spoon and Red Neck Club has not expired so I can still ride in an old jeep and wear white "T" Shirts with dirty shorts. Mostly grease stained from working on my friend ( yep singular as in one not plural friend's ) jeep.
    One of these years his motorcycle which is still in a couple Orange Crates will be together. Providing if it is ever figured out which part goes with which part. :?

    We do manage to meet , occasionally at the local Two Burgers for a Buck Club. The meetings are held during hunting season ( Both the legal one and later the Red Neck [ Cracker ] one ) since everyone is normally broke from buying all those crates of Red Neck and Blue Ribbon Beer and the bags of ice.

    Admission is only a Buck but it has to be field dressed before going to the meetings. If you screw up and shoot a Doe , you can not get the burgers but only some day's old french fry's. Enough hot sauce and salt on them and you would never know they were days old since that green color they have vanishes. :mrgreen:

    Usually there is a bunch of folks there and most of them you want to stay away from. Just to name a few.... Chainsaw Sam , Dead River Royce , Sewer Smelly Smitty , Tree Chopper Tom , Road Rash Roy , Wrong Way Willie. As usual there is always one dandy there dressed and fit to kill in the latest fashions which is old Bell Bottom Billy.
    Yep they are a motley crew but never alone since the cops are normally following one or more. Think of it as having a permeate escort watching you everywhere you go. :roll:

    Ain't noting better then a muddy Jeep with a cooler full of iced down Red Neck and Blue Ribbon Beer along with some days old , soggy , french fry's to munch on.
    Question ....How do you recognize a happy , mud bogging , Jeep driver ?
    Answer....By the amount of the mud on him. The more the better.

    You just have to love the Deep Swampy South and it's easy life style. We are just sloshing along , singing our song , :oops: but not in harmony.
  3. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Sounds like we travel in quite different groups.
  4. oldsparkey

    oldsparkey Well-Known Member

    Mine is fictional ( well sort of ) and yours is real. :D
  5. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    They're real, allright. Authentic, original, and breathing.
  6. oldbuffpilot

    oldbuffpilot Well-Known Member

    Speaking about breathing---how is the FAA treating you? Hope you get a fair shake from them.

  7. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Andy, I talked with the regional office in Des Plaines yesterday. They were moved off of dead center last week by my call. They now want a signed statement from me that I am complying with the use of a Constant Pressure Air Pump (CPAP) machine. (They already have documentation of the year prior to my physical.). And a signed paper from me thst I am not slerpy and inattentive through the day. (This is the FIRST time they adked for that, and didn't ask the flight surgeon to get it frim me a month and a half ago). They also want documentstion about the surface skin cancer from discovery through cure. (They have a signed letter from the doctor who treated that, and a statement that no sign of cancer exists).

    So, they are sitting on their hierarchical butt, slowly wasting my time.

    I can't fly my plane out to get the annual inspection where I want to. I can taxi it to the FBO on Mason Jewett Field, which is OK, but not what I want. It will be a month and a half or more yet. . . . . . chewing nails and spitting rust here
  8. grandpa paddler

    grandpa paddler Well-Known Member

    You know that if I had any influence with the FAA, I'd exert it. Sadly, anything I'd do would probably just slow you down even more.
  9. oldbuffpilot

    oldbuffpilot Well-Known Member

    I wish you well with it Jack. I'm so glad my livelihood no longer is at the mercy of a ******* in OKC.
  10. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Andy.
  11. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    The program at the Riverlake Inn's weekly supper club is different every week. This week it's about sex and gender in 2017. Examples and explanations will be presented to explain these. Being a quiet, unassuming guy, I'm hoping that Chucky will be able to answer any questions and concens I may have. ;-)
  12. oldsparkey

    oldsparkey Well-Known Member

    Ha Ha Ha , Not me , Only thing I know is when it is mention .... it automatically causes headaches , sore backs , stomach problems , a bad case of gas , hiccups , a twitch in a eye including sneezing and that's just my reactions.
    I'll stay with fishing since it's definitely more relaxing and fun. :roll:
  13. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Well, THAT is a tale of woe.

    The subject this Sunday has more to do with sexual role identification. You and I are used to male and female. This presentation, I think, will discuss other roles that don't, necessarily match those two. I await being taught.
  14. Wannabe

    Wannabe Well-Known Member

    -What scares me is that They may make all this alternative stuff mandatory.
  15. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Oh, and I was counting on you to help me if something like that happens. Chucky crapped out on me; I was counting on you. Who do I turn to now?


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