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    02-16-2019, 10:47 PM
    hawkeye54 replied to a thread SLAP Suit Slapped Down in The Bilge
    Lee, I was attached to a destroyer homeported in Long Beach from 1968 - 1971 -- is that photo of the port changed from what it was then - apologies...
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    02-16-2019, 12:48 AM
    L.W. the 1903 farmhouse I bought in 1993 turned out to be insulated 'only' with rosin paper - Gib is right on track advising double wall, or at...
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    02-15-2019, 08:41 PM
    Kat, I think that has something to do with the fact that breathing and heartbeat are automatic funct ions of the brain and central nervous system.
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    02-15-2019, 07:36 PM
    hawkeye54 replied to a thread 4 x 4 in The Bilge
    Steve, are those hood locks (?) OEM or aftermarket ? -- I don't recall seeing those on any similar vehicle Rick
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    02-15-2019, 12:43 AM
    Ian, I won't use "reply with quote" so as not to show the picture again - I will just say that the quotation in 4991 is spot on !!
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    02-14-2019, 09:47 PM
    My lady is a retired florist / greeting card artist / chocolate - Valentine's Day is a bear - can't buy flowers or candy or give her a card..... I...
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    02-14-2019, 08:38 PM
    Sharpie / Keith, thanks for the pictures and article. My wife did a course in the late 1990's with an artist in Highland Park, Illinois. That...
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    02-14-2019, 10:28 AM
    Tom, a question on the top photo of post #2 - how much clearance is there between the half-sweeps and the rear lift gate when open ?
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    02-14-2019, 10:12 AM
    hawkeye54 replied to a thread In retrospect in The Bilge
    Did you at least take time to chew them ?
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    02-14-2019, 10:10 AM
    hawkeye54 replied to a thread Winter irony. in The Bilge
    When I lived in Minnesota, we used to say : " there are those who have gone into a ditch, and those who WILL go into the ditch " - One of my ...
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    02-12-2019, 01:13 PM
    hawkeye54 replied to a thread This Sucks! in The Bilge
    Y>Y>Y>
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    02-11-2019, 02:36 PM
    hawkeye54 replied to a thread This Sucks! in The Bilge
    Kat, after an earlier surgery, I had a drain in my neck for 2 weeks - I can imagine some of that discomfort - but try to carry on and you will...
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    02-11-2019, 12:55 PM
    hawkeye54 replied to a thread Joke time in The Bilge
    ^ 10 pound limit, Rob ?
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    02-10-2019, 11:03 PM
    hawkeye54 replied to a thread Hope nobody was aboard in The Bilge
    "Flip that switch, yeah, that one - I think that's the masthead light !!! " :ycool:
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    02-10-2019, 09:57 PM
    John B, a local town ( Niles, Illinois ) ran these as unmarked police vehicles when I was in High School - circa early 1960's - You could not outrun...
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    02-10-2019, 09:25 PM
    hawkeye54 replied to a thread details, clocked in The Bilge
    More of the Ledger craftsmanship can be seen in the Steering Quadrant, Boom Jaw, and Cleat threads he has posted - all of it awesome.
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    02-10-2019, 08:46 PM
    hawkeye54 replied to a thread details, clocked in The Bilge
    ^^ " out of sight, out of mind (?) " -- I am sure Jim has given the whole idea a lot of thought ... Rick
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    02-10-2019, 08:10 PM
    Paul, when I left my last job (retired), I had to answer / delete 700+ e-mails , even though I carefully cleared and maintained my 'mailbox'.........
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    02-10-2019, 07:56 PM
    Interesting bit of history in that post #7, Jimmy ---- Thanks for posting that !!!! :ycool::ycool:
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    02-10-2019, 06:58 AM
    Geftb, it may be as simple as our quote from American football "upon further review . . . ." - Jim built them, and they seemed OK, but " upon...
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    02-09-2019, 04:37 PM
    hawkeye54 replied to a thread This Sucks! in The Bilge
    Kat must be a 'type A' personality, but I am in total agreement with John in post # 84
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    02-09-2019, 03:35 PM
    hawkeye54 replied to a thread This Sucks! in The Bilge
    Kat, please take the time to heal and come back 'slowly' - driving puts a LOT of strain on the body (think 'swerve' or emergency braking) - As one...
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    02-09-2019, 02:05 PM
    hawkeye54 replied to a thread Dear UPS in The Bilge
    John Smith, 53 years ago, I was a career- appointed letter carrier in ZIP 60077 - aside from delivering mail sacks of potato bud samples and new...
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    02-09-2019, 09:57 AM
    Y>Y>Y> Michael, thanks for your 'industrial-strength' efforts to improve the 'Bilge' - I strongly approve - a great selection, by the way !!!
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    02-08-2019, 08:53 PM
    hawkeye54 replied to a thread I got a real good idea in The Bilge
    Barney, I gotta echo Steve's last sentence in the post above. You're a good man and obviously a devoted partner Y>Y>
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    02-08-2019, 04:42 PM
    hawkeye54 replied to a thread This Sucks! in The Bilge
    Hope all is well, Kat !! My wife made me stop reading this thread at post #28 / 29, I was laughing so hard I almost forgot to breathe.
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    02-08-2019, 04:28 PM
    hawkeye54 replied to a thread Pencil art in The Bilge
    I really like those - when we were in Minnesota, our delivery courier (from our flower wholesaler) did exceptional work in an 'ink dot' medium. ...
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    02-07-2019, 11:28 AM
    hawkeye54 replied to a thread Va governor dilemma in The Bilge
    John, Ian, Paul - In the late 1970's, 'someone' in the military hierarchy developed and presented a seminar titled "UPWARD" - the acronym stood for...
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    02-07-2019, 11:13 AM
    ^ A whole lot, I imagine !!
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