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  • Birthday 03/18/1953

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  1. Thanks for the in formation. Prayers for both Gary and Sharon.
  2. Has anyone heard from Gary (OBG)? Just wondering if he got his computer up and going again.
  3. There is a guy named Bryon Tittle that lives in Warner Oklahoma (south of Tulsa). He does IH parts and salvage. Just do a search on FB. He has a 806 FWA on his profile pic.
  4. Are you gonna get to plant any cotton this year?
  5. Pretty bad down here in Texas too....
  6. l've seen this pic posted before in FB IH groups but nobody seemed to know what it's purpose was. But l'm pretty sure it didn't have anything to do with harvesting cotton.
  7. An old truckin' buddy sent me a couple pics last week from the late 80's and early 90's. Robert Heath lnc. was a old trucking company based in Lubbock,Texas, started sometime in the 40's. They hauled a lot of boxed beef from the panhandle of Texas out west to California. Then produce back to Texas. They also had the only RCC (Texas Railroad Commission) permit to haul beer intrastate in Texas. So if beer got hauled within Texas state lines, Heath hauled it. Furrs Cafeterias had stores in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. They had their own fleet of Petes that supplied all the restraunts. Driving for them was one of the top dog driving jobs at the time. Good pay, good benefits, assigned truck and home most nights and weekends. Sad to say that either company don't exist anymore. Heath got bought out by a big corporation in Dallas. And when Roy Furr died, his kids sold both the chain of grocery stores and the cafeterias. Anyway, after my buddy sent the pics, l decided to draw my version of a Furrs Pete.
  8. The "M" in the parts number means it's a muffler bearing.......😁
  9. He didn't say specifically but it was in the Vernon, Texas area.
  10. My granddaughter's husband, the roughneck sent me these pics this morning. A few days ago they were moving the rig and a thunderboomer rolled in and sprouted a couple of tornadoes. l asked him what they did and he said "Nuthin. Ain't no place to hide from them so just as well keep workin' and just hope it don't come over where you are." Sure nuff, nuthin happened and they got the derrick laid down and it didn't even rain on them. This pic shows how they move the derrick. Forward facing truck pulls it by the A-legs and base legs on a bolster. Rearward facing truck drives in reverse with the crown on another bolster.
  11. Haven't heard of him in years. He used to do a lot of NASCAR parody sings. One of my favorites was "Mark Martin really drives that Viagra #6 car really hard..."
  12. Gary, just saw this on FB. seems like you posted something about Teddy Blue Abott. Something about being on a cattle drive from Texas to the part of Montana in your area....? The Texas Quote of the Day was written by old-time trail cowboy Teddy Blue Abbott: "If a storm came along and the cattle started running -- you'd hear that low, rumbling noise along the ground and the men on herd wouldn't need to come in and tell you, you'd know -- then you'd jump for your horse and get out there in the lead, trying to head them and get them into a mill before they scattered to ****-and-gone [The cowboys would attempt to make the cattle run in an ever-tightening circle until they could no longer move.] It was riding at a dead run in the dark, with cut banks and prairie dog holes all around you in a shallow grave... One night it come up an awful storm. It took all four of us to hold the cattle and we didn't hold them, and when morning come there was one man missing. We went back to look for him, and we found him among the prairie dog holes, beside his horse. The horse's ribs was scraped bare of hide, and all the rest of the horse and man was mashed into the ground as flat as a pancake. The only thing you could recognize was the handle of his six-shooter. We tried to think the lightning hit him, and that was what we wrote his folks in Henrietta, Texas, but we couldn't really believe it ourselves. I'm afraid it wasn't the lightning. I'm afraid his horse stepped into one of them holes and they both went down before the stampede. The awful part of it was that we had milled them cattle over him all night, not knowing he was there. That was what we couldn't get out of our minds. And after that, orders were given to sing when you were running with a stampede so the others would know where you were as long as they heard you singing, and if they didn't hear you they would figure something happened. After awhile, this grew to be a custom on the range, but you know, this was still a new business in the seventies and we was learning all the time." ------- Teddy Blue Abbott, "We Pointed Them North, Recollections of an Old Cowpuncher," 1939 Shown here: Teddy Blue Abbott at the age of 18
  13. Years ago before they closed Reese AFB in Lubbock, Texas, they had both T-37 and T-38 trainer planes. For being a smaller sized plane, the T-37 was really loud. One of my old motorcycle riding friends was a flight instructor in the T-37's. He used to joke and say "A T-37 was a expensive tool that the USAF used to convert jet fuel into extremely loud noise." Same thing could be said about the B-1B now days....lol
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