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At 7:36am on February 6, 2014, Randall Smith said…

Hey Pat. Thanks for the condolenses (or however you spell it) on my niece's death. Like your brother-in-law, it's probably for the best.

At 8:10am on January 9, 2014, Randall Smith said…

I think I've only seen one pro football game, too (L.A. Rams vs. Wash, back in 1967!). But I have see many college games--both football and basketball-and several pro baseball games. Alas, those days are gone. Hard, cold seats don't compare to my recliner. My old boney body with an enlarged prostate couldn't take sitting in the cold for 4-5 hours. Appreciate your comments.

At 8:25am on December 24, 2013, Loren Miller said…

Pat, it's been a privilege to interact, discuss, and laugh with you during the time we've spent on A|N together.  It's as good a Christmas present as I could as for and far better than most.

The VERY best of the holiday season by yours, my friend.  I look forward to much more in the new year to come.

At 6:41am on September 18, 2013, Randall Smith said…

Thanks Pat. I sometimes forget I'm going to have "a blast". I'm in the anxiety stage right now. I plan to drink lots of wine!

At 6:45am on August 30, 2013, Randall Smith said…
Amazingly, this particular farmer friend that can't identify trees, etc., is a Purdue graduate (1970)! You'd think he'd know. Further, his grammar is awful ("we was.."). Otherwise, he's a good guy and friend. To your point, sorry you don't have access to that 4 acres you referred to. I hope it's being taken care and advantage of.
At 4:08pm on August 26, 2013, Randall Smith said…
It's not just the local farmers who are ignoramouses, but the whole community. 99% religious zealots, too. I'm not that smart, but I know dumb asses when I see and hear them. Of course, that wasn't my point in the blog.
At 2:42pm on August 20, 2013, Sentient Biped said…

Pat,

It probably says something about Quincy and its environs, that Kankakee was exotic and worldly by comparison  :)

You are right about the ""I warn't birthed here like all y'all" syndrome.  Unfortunately, added to that is "you, your father, and your grandfather were never one of us".  Much later, as a grad student in Indiana, the same syndrome descended on me multi-fold.  It's much better for me in the Northwest, where people reserve their judgement for the invading,, overwhelming, Californians.  

Still....  there is part of me that misses - what - the familiarity?  

My dad knotted fish nets, and did the same to make hammocks.  We didn't have air conditioning.  On hot summer nights, we would tie the hammocks between trees in the creek bottoms, and sleep uncovered.  Mosquitoes, wow.  Snakes, frog, spiders, OK.  But those damn mosquitoes.

At 11:16pm on August 14, 2013, Sentient Biped said…

p.s.  I miss the World Weekly News.  Batboy was my favorite.

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At 11:13pm on August 14, 2013, Sentient Biped said…

Pat -  I grew up in Quincy.  For me at the time, Kankakee seemed like an exotic, far away place, almost urban - proximity to Chicago I guess.

When I was growing up, we could only get Quincy and Keokuk TV and radio stations.  There was no 4-lane out of town, so even St. Louis was a major trip.  Driving on longer trips, we could get radio signal from St. Louis and Chicago, once we reached 30 or 45 minutes out of town.  I used to say that was the effect of the "Corn Curtain".

Undergrad and MS at Champaign, PhD at Purdue.  It was life in Lafayette that led me to get as far away from the Midwest as I could. 

At 7:10am on July 31, 2013, Randall Smith said…

Thanks for the supportive comment on my recent post. Post crash interviews with the religious nuts only got worse, especially with upcoming funerals. Enough to mke me gag. I flip channels.

At 11:24am on July 26, 2013, Loren Miller said…

Hey, Pat!

Do me a favor: if you aren't already (and you likely are), flag the spammers you see with the Report an Issue page here, please!

At 6:58am on July 6, 2013, Randall Smith said…

Hey Pat. Yeah, the "third wheel" part is probably the reason (for not being invited to dinner). To be honest, I'd just as soon stay home and eat my own food! But I still have to wonder why.

At 8:49am on June 26, 2013, Loren Miller said…

That last comment you made on GOD'aye's post was PREMIUM, Pat!  And adding Buckley to it was the icing on the cake!

At 7:11am on May 23, 2013, Randall Smith said…

I hate to admit I'm a bit prejudiced toward some elements of our society, but it is what it is. Somebody has to call a spade a spade. Enjoyed your comment.

At 8:49am on May 11, 2013, Randall Smith said…
Pat, you've convinced me to remain "partnerless". I won't be seeking and searching anymore, but if Miss Right falls into my lap, I may change my mind!
At 9:34pm on May 4, 2013, Loren Miller said…

Bro, when you can answer that question, you get a prize. [sigh!]

At 3:39pm on May 4, 2013, Loren Miller said…

Okay, Pat ... here you go ... but remember, YOU ASKED!

At 3:02pm on May 4, 2013, Loren Miller said…

Hang in with me, Pat (re: my status).  I'm just back from a week trip to Dallas and I'm a bit pooped.  I'll put it together either today or tomorrow - please stay tuned!

At 7:36am on March 4, 2013, Randall Smith said…

Your reply to my post was most uplifting. I appreciate your effort to lead me out of "darkness and despair". I'm overstating, of course. But I do feel better, despite a rough day babysitting yest.! It's another day and the sun is out!

At 8:04am on January 14, 2013, Randall Smith said…

No problem. I put "rebuke" in quotes, you noticed. Like I said, I fully understand where you're coming from. Ignorance has no boundaries.

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