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    Tell us your stories.... and pics if you have 'em.

    I have extreme fear of heights, but I've flown small planes (Cessna) a few times. When my late husband passed, one of the guys at the local VFW offered to take me up in a rented 152 to scatter his ashes over the rivers and woodlands that he loved. Every time I would open the window to fling some out, and start crying again, he would take his hands off the controls and tell me to fly her. I met that guy many decades ago when we both worked at McDonnell-Douglas. He is a USAF veteran. He knew my late husband because of the local VFW hall we supported. He knew how to comfort a widow in the best way.

    Despite my sorrow, that windy stormy March day in 2005 gave me the love of flying in small craft. It was absolutely terrifying. I'm glad I did it anyways! I took flying lessons at that airport (which is no more) for a year, but never did get my license. Also did parasailing which is even more scary.

    Your stories?

    Me! lol

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    Had kids. That was pretty cool.

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    One thing i guess im proud of was rescuing a couple kids caught in a rip tide on a barrier island off South Carolina.

    I had been watching these two brothers messing around in the surf and getting further and further away from shore.

    I knew it was just a matter of time before they drifted into a rip tide and sure enough i saw the panic hit them that they were no longer in control.

    I had found myself in that position many years earlier and was fortunate that my oldest brother noticed and drug me back to safety.

    I went out since mom and dad were not paying attention. I got to the older one and got him back under control and sent him off to his parents and went for the other. It was worse by that time and I was struggling to keep us both afloat while trying to get away from the rip tide. Daddio finally showed up and I got his kid to him and myself back under control.

    Scary but I was glad to return the favor my brother had lent me.

    Two days later my idiot sister-in-law was headed out to sea in a rather more vigorous tide. I drug her back as well. Prolly a bad idea given my history since but who knew.

    Moral of the story: respect the ocean. She is powerful and you are no match. I was lucky more than once. I wont be so foolish again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celticguy View Post
    One thing i guess im proud of was rescuing a couple kids caught in a rip tide on a barrier island off South Carolina.

    I had been watching these two brothers messing around in the surf and getting further and further away from shore.

    I knew it was just a matter of time before they drifted into a rip tide and sure enough i saw the panic hit them that they were no longer in control.

    I had found myself in that position many years earlier and was fortunate that my oldest brother noticed and drug me back to safety.

    I went out since mom and dad were not paying attention. I got to the older one and got him back under control and sent him off to his parents and went for the other. It was worse by that time and I was struggling to keep us both afloat while trying to get away from the rip tide. Daddio finally showed up and I got his kid to him and myself back under control.

    Scary but I was glad to return the favor my brother had lent me.

    Two days later my idiot sister-in-law was headed out to sea in a rather more vigorous tide. I drug her back as well. Prolly a bad idea given my history since but who knew.

    Moral of the story: respect the ocean. She is powerful and you are no match. I was lucky more than once. I wont be so foolish again.
    Love your story, Hero Dude!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Had kids. That was pretty cool.
    Like... gave birth? Damn, impressive!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatOwlWoman View Post
    Tell us your stories.... and pics if you have 'em.

    I have extreme fear of heights, but I've flown small planes (Cessna) a few times. When my late husband passed, one of the guys at the local VFW offered to take me up in a rented 152 to scatter his ashes over the rivers and woodlands that he loved. Every time I would open the window to fling some out, and start crying again, he would take his hands off the controls and tell me to fly her. I met that guy many decades ago when we both worked at McDonnell-Douglas. He is a USAF veteran. He knew my late husband because of the local VFW hall we supported. He knew how to comfort a widow in the best way.

    Despite my sorrow, that windy stormy March day in 2005 gave me the love of flying in small craft. It was absolutely terrifying. I'm glad I did it anyways! I took flying lessons at that airport (which is no more) for a year, but never did get my license. Also did parasailing which is even more scary.

    Your stories?

    Me! lol

    What else would I say besides travel? Well, I did use to make my own hand-kneaded bread.

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    raised two kids.....
    Isaiah 6:5
    “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”

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    Raised two kids into responsible, conservative voting adults.

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    Raised two educated children who are now professionals , Seven grand-kids, 3 who completed college, 2 of those who finished grad school and one in Med school, the younger ones still in grade school , they will be going to college

    Went sky diving at age 60
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    Quote Originally Posted by guno View Post
    Raised two educated children who are now professionals , Seven grand-kids, 3 who completed college, 2 of those who finished grad school and one in Med school, the younger ones still in grade school , they will be going to college

    Went sky diving at age 60
    Old as dirt and still voting Democrat. Pitiful life...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Soul View Post
    Old as dirt and still voting Democrat. Pitiful life...
    Education you and yours should try it
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    Quote Originally Posted by guno View Post
    Education you and yours should try it
    Educate yourself and learn to write basic sentences. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatOwlWoman View Post
    Tell us your stories.... and pics if you have 'em.

    I have extreme fear of heights, but I've flown small planes (Cessna) a few times. When my late husband passed, one of the guys at the local VFW offered to take me up in a rented 152 to scatter his ashes over the rivers and woodlands that he loved. Every time I would open the window to fling some out, and start crying again, he would take his hands off the controls and tell me to fly her. I met that guy many decades ago when we both worked at McDonnell-Douglas. He is a USAF veteran. He knew my late husband because of the local VFW hall we supported. He knew how to comfort a widow in the best way.

    Despite my sorrow, that windy stormy March day in 2005 gave me the love of flying in small craft. It was absolutely terrifying. I'm glad I did it anyways! I took flying lessons at that airport (which is no more) for a year, but never did get my license. Also did parasailing which is even more scary.

    Your stories?

    Me! lol

    AWESOME!!!! I (presently) would like my kinds to spread my ashes down @ the river I have kayaked on over 500 times... They could do it off the bridge but that might be to easy for them...

    I would love to hear more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Had kids. That was pretty cool.
    First thing I thought of, but it sounded boring, & you made it sound even more so.....

    But it is a great gift, often over looked & under appreciated until it is late or to late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celticguy View Post
    One thing i guess im proud of was rescuing a couple kids caught in a rip tide on a barrier island off South Carolina.

    I had been watching these two brothers messing around in the surf and getting further and further away from shore.

    I knew it was just a matter of time before they drifted into a rip tide and sure enough i saw the panic hit them that they were no longer in control.

    I had found myself in that position many years earlier and was fortunate that my oldest brother noticed and drug me back to safety.

    I went out since mom and dad were not paying attention. I got to the older one and got him back under control and sent him off to his parents and went for the other. It was worse by that time and I was struggling to keep us both afloat while trying to get away from the rip tide. Daddio finally showed up and I got his kid to him and myself back under control.

    Scary but I was glad to return the favor my brother had lent me.

    Two days later my idiot sister-in-law was headed out to sea in a rather more vigorous tide. I drug her back as well. Prolly a bad idea given my history since but who knew.

    Moral of the story: respect the ocean. She is powerful and you are no match. I was lucky more than once. I wont be so foolish again.
    great job!!!

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