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thanks, I printed three copies, Teresa, Sis and myself.


                                           Monroe

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Happy Hour / Re: Happy Thanksgiving!
« on: Today at 06:57:08 AM »
thank you chipper, I am thankful to be included among ya'll. My youngest sister always has Thanksgiving dinner at her house and there is always an open invitation to anyone who wants to come. Jewel used to prepare food to take but now we just buy the largest smoked turkey the store has. Sis picks it out & slices it up for the table. There is much to be thankful for on this day.

                                          Monroe 

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Happy Hour / remembering Nov 22, 1963
« on: November 21, 2017, 08:29:58 PM »
That was my week to work the 1PM to 10PM shift. I was still in our driveway sitting in my service truck to check in, keyed the mike gave my call letters and called the dispatcher. He responded about half crying and screaming that the President had just been shot. I didn't ask the address of my first call instead I drove to the service center & joined the rest in the office listening to the radio. It is still hard to believe that about 15 miles from our drive, back then, our President was killed.

                      Monroe

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Happy Hour / Re: I'm learning how to post a picture
« on: November 21, 2017, 11:37:23 AM »
Thank you Ben and thank you Donald for making this so easy. I believe judy also suggested that I watch your video but my mind wandered off toward the complications of this window 10. I better tell ya'll that Jewel & I had been to the coffee shop and the wind was blowing pretty hard.

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Happy Hour / Re: I'm learning how to post a picture
« on: November 21, 2017, 11:31:54 AM »
Ben called & encouraged me to watch Donald use ipiccy. lets see if I got it right

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Happy Hour / Re: I'm learning how to post a picture
« on: November 21, 2017, 08:45:51 AM »
Rabbit I was a fat cat, along about then I was also a service specialist, when another tech might need help I was supposed to know what to do. Between the two of us we usually solved the problem. Back then my personality was pushy with a little impatience thrown in, many times Jewel had to give me "the look" , I have never hesitated to look in her direction for guidance.

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Happy Hour / Re: I'm learning how to post a picture
« on: November 20, 2017, 05:59:54 PM »
This was on a slide I found and had already been re-sized by the previous program
notice Jewel has her shoes off. I think this was sometime in the early 70s. I have taken a picture today and got it in the computer but still working on the resize. notice I'm a little overweight, when I was on a service truck I worked on salary plus commission, I never stopped for a decent meal, usually ate a sandwich with a coke between my legs and a bag of chips in the seat driving to the next customer. That would have been late 60s into the 70s. 

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Happy Hour / I'm learning how to post a picture
« on: November 20, 2017, 01:48:11 PM »
sometimes there is no explanation for a picture , but this is really us sometime back.

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Happy Hour / Re: Got any interesting news?
« on: November 20, 2017, 10:17:26 AM »
our forum member and friend, Ben , was visiting on the phone when he mentioned how well I could remember the events based around pictures I've been showing from the past. My explanation was that Jewel could remember details which would sometimes ring my bell, but the pictures from the 50s had many details written on the back. On our travels later in life she always carried notebooks & pretty well documented everything. I believe we all have inner gifts of something  special, memory, artist, music, etc. Mine seems to have been in business, but only in connection with the trade I already had. Memory is a fantastic subject.

                                                                   Monroe

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Happy Hour / Re: Getting these cataracts off my baby blues
« on: November 19, 2017, 09:17:06 PM »
DB you will like your new vision. I knew a person who went legally blind with cataracts because of the fear to have them removed. There has been no pain or discomfort, the only problem I had was having to go off my arthritis med for a week before the surgery. I just sucked it up and took extra strength Tylenol. Keep us informed of your experience.
Jimmy came over this afternoon to see how the new computer was doing, I told him I thought I had it really messed up by in intentionally down loading a virus protection. He set down and in a few minutes got that program out." Daddy don't ever lose sleep over this computer if I can't fix it there's a couple of fellows I know who can".

                         Monroe

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General Discussion / Re: planting and digging potatoes
« on: November 19, 2017, 07:21:02 AM »
mater you are the age of our son, he will be 62 Feb.8 2018, Jewel & I will celebrate 63 years of a mighty happy fun filled life Feb 2. I was so sure when Jim entered HS he would get into the FFA like I did, he tried, but at his sophomore year he came to me , didn't want me to be disappointed , but he wanted to get fully involved with the school band and music. I let him know I couldn't be more proud of his decision. Jim learned my trade in home AC and again I envisioned the two of us building on that, but again he took a different path. As a father I'm sure that your Dad and I are mighty proud of seeing the success of our son's and recognize the values each of you have, which came from us.

         Monroe

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Happy Hour / Re: Getting these cataracts off my baby blues
« on: November 18, 2017, 08:35:02 PM »
thank you judy, I'm feeling my way along with this windows 10 program, I pretty sure I've messed up something like virus protection. Way back in the beginning when I was the assistant mgr. a new girl showed up one morning, That afternoon I stopped at the counter where she was just to see how things were going, she was very nervous and up set. She thought she had made a terrible mistake on the cash register & ruined it. Best I remember it was a minor thing , I told her there wasn't anything she had done and not to worry because there wasn't anything she could do wrong that I couldn't correct, I sure would like for someone tell me that about now.
  Mike I can read the scrolls going across the bottom of the TV without glasses. I couldn't even read the top letters of the eye chart before. Car head lights don't have the blinding halo now.

                                                                                                Monroe

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Happy Hour / Re: Getting these cataracts off my baby blues
« on: November 18, 2017, 10:56:13 AM »
Rabbit, thanks for checking on me , the eye is doing just fine , after a lifetime of being nearsighted in the right eye it is now at 20/25. I now have a Toric implant in that eye to correct the astigmatism. I'll be through with the first week of eye drops  Monday. My left eye has almost 20/20 but images are not very bright. I can really tell the difference now. Cataract will be removed on it Dec. 4th. I'm still trying to get used to this new computer, don't like it, don't know how to re-size a picture, Jewel had the Kodak program in the other computer and it was easy to use. I'm pretty sure I've already done something wrong that will take a computer genius to straighten it out. I'm not used to not knowing what I'm doing.

          Monroe

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General Discussion / Re: planting and digging potatoes
« on: November 18, 2017, 07:00:09 AM »
Champ every time I plant or dig a tater now I can't help thinking about that first garden. One morning , about daylight, we heard that John Deere popping out toward the garden spot. The neighbor, we found out, also was using the same large garden spot. He always called me by my first and middle name so when he saw me walking out, Monroe Sutton, I layed ya'll off some rows, everybody on that road could have heard him , I'm getting ready to git a few things in, the weather has us running late, now is time to plant ya'lls beans. Champ toward the last week of May there was a sprout but it wasn't a bean. Gardening can supply many fond memories , thinking back about that boy 18 years old that is a good one.

                                     Monroe
 

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General Discussion / Re: planting and digging potatoes
« on: November 16, 2017, 10:35:47 AM »
Jewel & I had only been married about three weeks when our nearest neighbor stopped by, Monroe the busters is on the tractor, it's time to plant taters I've already got mine in the ground, got enough left over for you & Jewel so come git the tractor it's time to plant. Jewel & I was 18 years old, just married & planting taters was the  last thing on our minds. It was over a week later we had run into town and when we got home there was a John Deere parked at the end of the old garden spot with a bucked of tater eyes on the seat. We planted those taters, Jewel climbed up , sat in my lap ,  we took the tractor home & thanked our neighbor . Now we both knew all about planting taters and any thing else garden wise but best I remember finding time was hard to do.

                                                                   Monroe

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Happy Hour / Re: Getting these cataracts off my baby blues
« on: November 13, 2017, 08:04:09 PM »
My right eye is cataract free now and everything is sure brighter. I was very nearsighted in that eye with an astigmatism, a special lens was put in which corrected that problem. Jim drove us to Dallas this morning and Sis is taking me early in the morning for a next day post op exam. Doc called a little while ago checking on me I told him I could see just fine and could drive myself over in the morning. He said he was sure I could but not to until he saw the eye. The left one is to be done Dec. 4th.

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Happy Hour / Re: CopperBackRattleMoccisan
« on: November 12, 2017, 01:23:38 PM »
Jewel was working around the azaleas & stirred up a pretty long chicken snake, she scared that poor snake so bad that it was trying to climb the fence. She sang Mezzo or second soprano but when I stopped laughing I told her she sure hit high C without a break.

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Happy Hour / Re: CopperBackRattleMoccisan
« on: November 12, 2017, 07:42:36 AM »
city boys were always wanting to come out to hunt & fish. I would never invite any of them to hunt but did give in to a frog gigging night. We had  a few frogs in the sack, went to a pond in a wooded area-- I carried the sack, one of the boys carried the light and the other was doing the gigging. The cottonmouth was laying on a log within the reach of the gigging pole, my first words were leave the damn thing alone but the gigger boy was determined to gig that snake. That snake looked like it stood up on it's tail  running up the light beam, the light boy screamed & started running backward, tumbled down the dam, lost the light, screamed again that he had been bit, the gig boy turned and ran into a fence. I could smell the snake and threw the frog sack where I thought it might be and retreated pretty fast myself. No one got snake bit but pretty scratched up.
Jewel & I was working our way up a major tributary to the lake in a little flat bottom boat crappie fishing. There was a slight ledge with limb structure under it , Jewel was up front jigging when she spotted the cottonmouth, it looked like a Goodyear tire, she started reaching in her bag, I started pulling us back just as the snake slid into the water. Jewel had her little 38 in hand but the snake went it's way.

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Happy Hour / Re: running test picture
« on: November 11, 2017, 03:13:34 PM »
Rabbit, Jimmy had brought a computer fellow to get this windows 10 up & running. He does the puter work for Southwest Airlines and was teaching me but so far I'm still pretty lost. He pulled most everything from the old hard drive. He was showing me where the pictures are now. He set everything up very simple and basic so hopefully I'll be able to do things pretty much like I used to do.

                                                 Monroe

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Happy Hour / running test picture
« on: November 11, 2017, 01:25:40 PM »
trying to get going

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