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Re: Bird Watcher: Peace Corps Stud [Re: atvalaska] #15011515 06/30/20
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Originally Posted by atvalaska
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Just came across some old photos....

July of 1982, me and a buddy hiked north across the Afram Plains, an area historically depopulated due to Ashanti slave raids. Seventy miles of roadless bush, then home to a remnant West African elephant population. This was at the top end, a town of 1,000 people who hadn't seen a White man in five years..

Skinny as a frickin' rail due to the food, climate and lifestyle.

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Going on forty years later an actual road cuts along that route we took now, prob'ly not for the better frown

Ron?... is that u? ...LA Times ; Ron Jeremy, porn star, charged with sexually assaulting four women


Sorta related, I used to tell the people in my village that all White men had two penises, then I would point to my crotch and count "baaku ni mienu" ("one and two") and tell them that was why we was so smart. Of course this was a lie, and I at least thought it was very funny the first time I said it (we was prob'ly sitting around in the shade drinking palm wine, passing the gourd around), but then you know how it is with lies, I just had to stick to the story. No worries, I don't think anyone believed me anyhow.


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Re: Bird Watcher: Peace Corps Stud [Re: 12344mag] #15011521 06/30/20
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Originally Posted by 12344mag
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Look at you all young trying to be like Roger and schit........


Not even close, at that time Rog was in the eighth grade and sleeping with Bandidos' Ol' Ladys cool


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Originally Posted by Birdwatcher





When I took this photo I was quite aware of the fact that this photo was gonna be it, my official living on the Frontier like in the Old West photograph. After this I was never gonna experience another military coup, I was never gonna be getting my water out of an African stream, I was never gonna be eating the exact same food every day, I was never gonna be living in a mud-walled African village, and I was never gonna be that skinny again without trying. All of this and everything else, I was never gonna do again for the rest of my life. This was it, THE portrait, closest I'd ever come to looking like a longhunter, or fur trapper, or Confederate.

In short, I was at the top of my game and knew it. So I when this photo was took I was trying to look like a bada$$ like kids do in Middle School grin

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Re: Bird Watcher: Peace Corps Stud [Re: Birdwatcher] #15011562 06/30/20
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Originally Posted by Birdwatcher
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Look at you all young trying to be like Roger and schit........


Not even close, at that time Rog was in the eighth grade and sleeping with Bandidos' Ol' Ladys cool



LOL! He was giving mustache rides to his teacher in the 6th grade!


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Re: Bird Watcher: Peace Corps Stud [Re: Sitka deer] #15011642 06/30/20
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Originally Posted by Sitka deer
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Originally Posted by HitnRun
You can tell how educated a person is just by a picture and that guy in the middle looks mighty stupid.



You should probably read your tagline.

+1! And quoting an idiot, no less.


Probably not a thief though.


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Originally Posted by Birdwatcher
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Dang it Birdy, hope they didn't all hit you up for child support.


April 1st one year I wrote a heartfelt, four page letter to my mom, saying that I'd got a girl in my village pregnant and that while she couldn't read or write or speak English (actually not true, most of 'em have the basics and all the village elementary schools teach in English), so while she couldn't read or write or speak English she was a really nice girl and I was gonna bring her home and try to find a way to make it work. At the end of the letter I wrote in big letters PS. APRIL FOOL!!!!

When I mailed it April 1st I failed to consider the fact that it might not arrive in New York State until June.

My mom never did get through all four pages, she tore it up and started crying grin She still doesn't think it was very funny, my sister does, she's the one who put the pieces together and finished the letter.

Actually, if I had it to do over? WTF a couple of African kids? Worse things coulda happened.


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Re: Bird Watcher: Peace Corps Stud [Re: Birdwatcher] #15011671 06/30/20
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Originally Posted by Birdwatcher
That is a Greener 12 gauge built on a Martini-Henry action, they used black powder and reloaded brass shells, loaded with a single round lead ball. To hunt they went out at night using carbide lanterns to spotlight game.

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I want to hear more about the goat.

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I knew you'd ask about the goat!!


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Re: Bird Watcher: Peace Corps Stud [Re: kingston] #15016229 07/02/20
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Originally Posted by kingston
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That is a Greener 12 gauge built on a Martini-Henry action, they used black powder and reloaded brass shells, loaded with a single round lead ball. To hunt they went out at night using carbide lanterns to spotlight game.

[Linked Image from live.staticflickr.com]


I want to hear more about the goat.


Its a hair sheep, they keep them for the meat. A familiar sound in a village; the rush of air in and out of the trachea right after the throat gets cut.


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Originally Posted by 12344mag
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Look at you all young trying to be like Roger and schit........

needs to fill out that stash more.


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Seems you have lived a very interesting life. Great stories and pictures! Thanks for taking me along.

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he has the t shirts.


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Re: Bird Watcher: Peace Corps Stud [Re: stxhunter] #15023618 07/05/20
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Originally Posted by stxhunter
he has the t shirts.


Here ya go Rog, past photos from your neck of the woods; Scat Cat and Wharf Cat. I took 'em out twice years ago overnight offshore to the rigs, had to stop, OMG fifteen minutes out and kids would be already laid out with seasickness, eleven hours and forty-five minutes to go. Plus kids with asthma and such wouldn't put that on their permission form for fear they couldn't go, again you'd find out five hours along, seven hours to go

[Linked Image from live.staticflickr.com]

He we are all wiped out coming back in the morning, then kids who had spent about the whole trip puking their guts out and laying incapacitated in the cabin would ask me when they could go again grin

[Linked Image from live.staticflickr.com]

So we switched over to the day trips, not as hard on the kids (or us smile ).....

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Back to Africa, and the hike.... I used to write letters every week or two to my family back then, long ones, took like two or three days to write. Out of boredom as much as anything else. When I went I wanted to be Joe Peace Corps, out in the boonies, so they smiled and gave me what I requested. I still recall the Peace Corps landrover driving off, leaving me and my bags by the side of a dirt road, like I was being dumped off in the fields grin Turns out there is NOTHING to do in a small, isolated village, except drink. I figure one-third of humanity might be alcoholics. Women? Anyone with ANYTHING going for 'em at all gets out of the villagesand lives in the towns and cities. All ya got in a village, even a big one of 2,000 like mine was, is the unending drudgery and poverty of subsistence farming, hand labor.

Actually I had wanted to go to the Phillipines or to Thailand for the women, and I would have come prob'ly back married like every other guy who went there, and today I mighta had an overweight Asian wife and a passel of half-Asian kids and grandkids by now. But I don't. Actually the Peace Corps was already going Feminist and Politically Correct forty years ago. I'm pretty sure even if they did have openings in Asia when I was applying I might have got de-selected, precisely because of my interest in the women.

Back then Peace Corps was trying out new methods of screening for the volunteers, what they DIDN'T want was guys going over there and just letching and boozing, or even worse what they didn't want is for people to quit and come home early. During a week-long program in a hotel in Philadelphia everything you said and did was carefully evaluated. Fortunately I was in a control group, the two former marines and former Puff the Magic Dragon Vietnam vet crewwman or course were de-selected on the basis of comments they had made, so they threatened the Peace Corps with legal action and got in after all.

Anyways, back to the hike,,,, here's a map I drew in the letter dated August of '81 I about the trip....

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didn't you move to south texas for the brown wimmen?
just asking.


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Originally Posted by RoninPhx
birdy
didn't you move to south texas for the brown wimmen?
just asking.


I did. Tough job, someone hadda do it. At the time I didn't know Roger was taking up the slack.


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Originally Posted by Birdwatcher
No worries, here I was 13 years later, towards the end of my Motorcycle Stud period cool

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Cool pic Birdy.
I know we disagree on the R100GSPD, but a place like that, it's hard to beat IMHO.


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Originally Posted by Birdwatcher
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he has the t shirts.


Here ya go Rog, past photos from your neck of the woods; Scat Cat and Wharf Cat. I took 'em out twice years ago overnight offshore to the rigs, had to stop, OMG fifteen minutes out and kids would be already laid out with seasickness, eleven hours and forty-five minutes to go. Plus kids with asthma and such wouldn't put that on their permission form for fear they couldn't go, again you'd find out five hours along, seven hours to go

[Linked Image from live.staticflickr.com]

He we are all wiped out coming back in the morning, then kids who had spent about the whole trip puking their guts out and laying incapacitated in the cabin would ask me when they could go again grin

[Linked Image from live.staticflickr.com]

So we switched over to the day trips, not as hard on the kids (or us smile ).....

[Linked Image from live.staticflickr.com]

[Linked Image from live.staticflickr.com]

I won the pot, almost 3 hundred bucks, on that boat yrs ago ( 1900 I think ) with a 12-inch sand trout, was the only fish caught.

















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Its not how you pick the booger..
but where you put it !!
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Originally Posted by RoninPhx
birdy
didn't you move to south texas for the brown wimmen?
just asking.


This was the one I married, OMG all of that and a believing Christian, Conservative, liked guns, slept with me on the floor for two decades, loved camping, loved motorcycles, loved being a mom, went under the knife three times trying to give us children. Her dad was career Air Force and of old school Tejano stock, her Filipino mom witnessed the Bataan Death March as a little girl and spent the war years hiding in the jungle while her own father fought with the guerrillas against the Japanese.

I had no idea a woman like this even existed.

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She brung a young son into the marriage. When she got pregnant she had married the father, another dancer. She told me the the second time he came home drunk and hit her she was cooking, she turned around and broke his collar bone with the hot iron skillet, picked up the baby, walked out and refused to take a nickel of child support. All of that and her hair did that all by itself ... smile

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These photos were taken a little over twenty years before the Chicxulub Asteroid struck, wiping out life as we all knew it crazy

I have nothing bad to say about that woman, she gave me my own family, gave me the best years of her life (mine too), At present she is experiencing difficulties.

Also in the present, one of these people has me listed as "Dad" on his phone, the other with her Christmas bicycle spells my name "Grampa" when she texts me, and that's my bicycle on the right..... so it ain't all bad smile

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Originally Posted by jackmountain
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No worries, here I was 13 years later, towards the end of my Motorcycle Stud period cool

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Cool pic Birdy.
I know we disagree on the R100GSPD, but a place like that, it's hard to beat IMHO.


Um.... 'cept maybe by a KLR..... smile

That was the BMWMOA National Rally, 1995, Durango CO.

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In the two years and 45,000 miles I put on that bike I also attended the 96' Nationals in Fredericksburg TX.

These rallies weren't "show us your tits" sort of occasions, and women were actually in kinda short supply, but I have never ridden in close company with so many really skilled motorcycle riders cool




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