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Off Topic / Grandma Gatewood
« on: July 10, 2024, 08:15:02 AM »
At the age of 67, Emma Rowena Gatewood informed her adult children that she was going out for a walk. Little did they know that her “walk” would make history. Gatewood became the first woman to hike the entire 2,168-mile Appalachian Trail solo and in one season, starting from Mount Oglethorpe in Georgia and ending at Mount Katahdin in Maine.

Gatewood, often called "Grandma Gatewood," was a farmer’s wife from Ohio and a mother to 11 children, who in turn gave her 24 grandchildren. Her remarkable journey was not only a testament to her physical endurance but also to her indomitable spirit. She survived a marriage marked by severe domestic violence, escaping her abusive husband after many years. Her trek on the Appalachian Trail was a form of liberation and healing.

Gatewood's first thru-hike in 1955 was done with minimal gear: she wore Keds sneakers, carried a homemade denim bag, and relied on her knowledge of foraging and the kindness of strangers along the way. She completed the trail again in 1960 and section-hiked it in 1963, becoming an enduring symbol of perseverance and adventure.

Her journey brought significant attention to the Appalachian Trail and inspired future generations of hikers. Emma Gatewood's legacy lives on, not only in the hiking community but also as a powerful story of resilience and the enduring human spirit.

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Off Topic / Re: Jokes? Jokes, anyone...
« on: July 10, 2024, 07:19:43 AM »
My therapist asked me if anyone in the family was suffering from mental illness. I said, "No, we all seem to enjoy it."

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Off Topic / Re: Jokes? Jokes, anyone...
« on: July 08, 2024, 01:22:14 PM »
When I was young man, I didn't have very much money. My mom always said, "Son, work until your bank account looks like a phone number."
Finally, after 40 years of hard work, marriage and two kids, "Mom! I've made it!!"
Available Balance $9.11

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Off Topic / Aunt Jemima
« on: July 08, 2024, 07:45:15 AM »
The branding of the syrup was a tribute to this woman’s gifts and talents. Now future generations will not even know this beautiful woman existed. What a shame. The world knew her as “Aunt Jemima”, but her given name was Nancy Green and she was a true American success story. She was born a slave in 1834 Montgomery County, KY. and became a wealthy superstar in the advertising world, as its first living trademark. Green was 56 years old when she was selected as spokesperson for a new ready-mixed, self-rising pancake flour and made her debut in 1893 at a fair and exposition in Chicago. She demonstrated the pancake mix served thousands of pancakes, and became an immediate star. She was a good storyteller, her personality was warm and appealing, and her showmanship was exceptional. Her exhibition booth drew so many people that special security personnel were assigned to keep the crowds moving. Nancy Green was signed to a lifetime contract, traveled on promotional tours all over the country, and was extremely well paid. Her financial freedom and stature as a national spokesperson enabled her to become a leading advocate against poverty and in favor of equal rights for all Americans. She maintained her job until she died in 1923, at age 89. This was a remarkable woman, and sadly she has been ERASED by politics. I wanted you to know and remind you in this cancel culture period.
Credit to the respective owner

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Off Topic / Re: TODAY IS.....
« on: June 28, 2024, 06:47:02 AM »
National Tapioca Day
...
love that stuff


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Off Topic / Operation Red Wings
« on: June 28, 2024, 06:45:48 AM »
 

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Off Topic / Re: TODAY IS.....
« on: June 20, 2024, 11:11:53 AM »
 

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Off Topic / Re: Jokes? Jokes, anyone...
« on: June 17, 2024, 08:53:42 AM »
In an effort to level the playing field, Ozzy Osbourne will debate Joe Biden.

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Off Topic / Re: TODAY IS.....
« on: June 14, 2024, 05:37:38 AM »


Tomorrow

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Off Topic / Re: TODAY IS.....
« on: June 13, 2024, 01:38:53 PM »
National Weed Your Yard Day

(nope...too hot...maybe tomorrow)
After 5pm

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Off Topic / Re: Jokes? Jokes, anyone...
« on: June 07, 2024, 11:48:38 AM »
Gun control.

A wolf attacks a sheep.

The sheep died.

Other sheep observe the killing and notice that teeth kill sheep.

The sheep remove their own teeth for their own safety.

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Off Topic / Re: Jokes? Jokes, anyone...
« on: June 07, 2024, 11:37:38 AM »
I asked my Grandpa, "After 70 years of marriage, you still call Grandma, darling, beautiful and honey. What's the secret?"
He said, "Well, I forgot her name 10 years ago and I'm scared to ask her.

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Events / Re: MAGA Rally
« on: June 07, 2024, 08:09:07 AM »
If Biden had "fans" like Trump it be the same.  Hilarious.

Same reason people like scientologists are hilarious. Imagine if they where decked out in their savior and walking around taking about cuthulu.


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Reloading / Re: new Lee Challenger III press
« on: June 06, 2024, 06:08:18 PM »
i own no presses nor reloading components...
You will own nothing and be happy with it!

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Off Topic / Re: Jokes? Jokes, anyone...
« on: June 06, 2024, 08:59:15 AM »
Pride month has been moved to August, because pride comes before the fall.

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Off Topic / Re: Jokes? Jokes, anyone...
« on: June 06, 2024, 08:01:19 AM »
An old veteran was looking through his bag for his passport. The woman on passport control asked him, “Have you visited France before?”

“Yes,” replied the old man.

Sarcastically she responded, “Well surely you should know to have your passport ready,” to which he answered, “I didn't have to show it last time.”

“Impossible!!” she barked.

The old man looked her straight in the eye and said, "Last time, when I landed on D-Day in 1944, I couldn't find a dadgum Frenchman to give it to.”

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Events / Re: MAGA Rally
« on: June 06, 2024, 07:48:38 AM »
This is hilarious
Inb4 no biden rallies he must of lost

Bush never had rallies weekly, nor Obama or pretty much president before.   

It's a cult.


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Off Topic / Re: TODAY IS.....
« on: June 06, 2024, 05:51:34 AM »


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Off Topic / Re: TODAY IS.....
« on: June 06, 2024, 05:50:57 AM »
 

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Events / Re: MAGA Rally
« on: June 05, 2024, 09:21:03 AM »
 

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