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  1. Another Ahab

    ROLL CALL: "West Texas Detachment" Identify Yourselves, Please.

    A good story is always welcomed: - How did you get from 1) Sunny Florida to 2) Bigger-then-Life Texas?!
  2. Another Ahab

    ROLL CALL: "West Texas Detachment" Identify Yourselves, Please.

    Some pilots sit LOW in the seat; - They're shorter than others. :naner: :doghead: :naner:
  3. Another Ahab

    ROLL CALL: "West Texas Detachment" Identify Yourselves, Please.

    Nice looking "mini"! - What's the story on the place with the random oil signs, some kind of park or something?
  4. Another Ahab

    ROLL CALL: "West Texas Detachment" Identify Yourselves, Please.

    What a beautiful machine!! :drool:👍:drool:
  5. Another Ahab

    ROLL CALL: "West Texas Detachment" Identify Yourselves, Please.

    I need to qualify that "fun" comment, per the remark once of my former flight instructor: - "It's always better to be DOWN here wishing you were up there, than to be UP there wishing you were down here." Here's a pic for starters
  6. Another Ahab

    ROLL CALL: "West Texas Detachment" Identify Yourselves, Please.

    I bet she's a gas!! That was mighty game of you to tackle the "tail dragging". I got half-way to a glider's license as a young buck, but then ran out of time and money. That was that. But pretty hard to beat the thrill of flight. It's fun!
  7. Another Ahab

    ROLL CALL: "West Texas Detachment" Identify Yourselves, Please.

    Whoa...I missed that Stinson on the first pass: - Sweet! What's the story behind that, like how did you decide on THAT airframe?
  8. Another Ahab

    ROLL CALL: "West Texas Detachment" Identify Yourselves, Please.

    I'm guessing you didn't lose any sleep making that decision: - "Hmmm, a commercial standard civilian jeep or a tricked out brute of an M109.....which should it be?"
  9. Another Ahab

    ROLL CALL: "West Texas Detachment" Identify Yourselves, Please.

    There's a mighty fine item, and a winch to boot, nice score. What's the stack behind the cab on the driver's side, is that a stanchion for an antennae maybe?
  10. Another Ahab

    ROLL CALL: "West Texas Detachment" Identify Yourselves, Please.

    I bet that's beautiful country down there. Cynthia Ann Parker was "saved" by people who thought they were doing her a favor. She spent the rest of her life trying to return to the Comanche. She considered them her real family, where she felt most at home. Her story is pretty amazing. If you...
  11. Another Ahab

    ROLL CALL: "West Texas Detachment" Identify Yourselves, Please.

    Maybe you got Comanche blood in you from way back and you're feeling a tug from the old ancestral lands: - That town would be named after Quannah Parker, Cynthia Ann Parker's son, and one of the last of the fighting Comanches. How long has your family been in Texas?!
  12. Another Ahab

    ROLL CALL: "West Texas Detachment" Identify Yourselves, Please.

    I'm not a Texan, but welcome anyhow from Virginia.
  13. Another Ahab

    ROLL CALL: "West Texas Detachment" Identify Yourselves, Please.

    That's funny, because kind of a similar story with me and my beautiful bride. She's native to Tennessee, from Chattanooga, and came to work in D.C. on the Hill for Senator Howard Baker. She wouldn't cross North of the Potomac and lived in Virginia. I got sweet on her, but lived in Maryland...
  14. Another Ahab

    ROLL CALL: "West Texas Detachment" Identify Yourselves, Please.

    You're a good man, but Seabees can be confounding; you just might have been confusing bullheaded-and-stubborn with tough. :naner:
  15. Another Ahab

    ROLL CALL: "West Texas Detachment" Identify Yourselves, Please.

    A little side-drift and sorry for the interruption to all you Texans, but One Bee to another, cheers. I was BU; what was your rating? :beer:
  16. Another Ahab

    ROLL CALL: "West Texas Detachment" Identify Yourselves, Please.

    You all should lay claim to the birthplace of Sweet Tea ("it's the water"); that would be funny! :mrgreen:
  17. Another Ahab

    ROLL CALL: "West Texas Detachment" Identify Yourselves, Please.

    Sweetwater is a really fine name for a town, and especially one where the water sometimes gets a little scarce now and then. Sweetwater; that's great. Is there a story behind the name?
  18. Another Ahab

    ROLL CALL: "West Texas Detachment" Identify Yourselves, Please.

    I'm not a Texan, but I do like my refried beans, so anyhow: - Welcome.
  19. Another Ahab

    ROLL CALL: "West Texas Detachment" Identify Yourselves, Please.

    Subscribed: - Just to follow, in case you all secede or something else real interesting like that Long Remember Cynthia Ann Parker!
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