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pipesbywhitney
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:44 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

T. Pollock wrote:
I had a pinto years ago too and almost got rear ended! Shocked  I was stopped waiting for traffic  to make a left turn at the bottom of a hill when a 4x4 truck came barreling over the hill with a man his wife and small child in the truck. He locked up the brakes and started sliding trying to stop. The car I was waiting on passed by and I gunned it!!! Unfortunately the man in the truck had lost control and went into the ditch. As I gunned the pinto I could see the truck flipping end over end in my rear view mirror. He had hit the end of a culvert. As soon as I was clear of the intersection I jumped out of the car and ran to check on whoever was in the truck. It had landed on it's roof and I was horrified when I heard the screams of a baby!!! I was able to pry the door open and get them out.Thankfully this happened in front of a hospital. In the end all were ok THANK GOD!!!

No more pintos for me! Laughing
I did have a Vega with a SB 350 for a while, what a wild ride! Laughing
I also built a Chevy Luv with a SB 283, Lots Of Fun!!!


Thankfully you were there and willing to help, Tim. Not many was "to get involved" these days ... nice going!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ted wrote:
Kevin Keith wrote:
Pinto beans are good with cornbread and a sliced up onion on the side.


Joy and I will be over for supper........ UH... Sunday
Embarassed  . Sorry, can't.. WISH THOUGH!!!  Best meal in this universe.. td


It sho' 'nuf is...y'all come on and we'll have fried okra too!

Just like everybody else back then,my dad's family was poor and beans and cornbread and onions were what everyone ate.  Dad said the after school snack was cornbread and buttermilk.  Poor, yep, but to me they ate like kings!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a feast to me.
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ted
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kevin Keith wrote:
ted wrote:
Kevin Keith wrote:
Pinto beans are good with cornbread and a sliced up onion on the side.


Joy and I will be over for supper........ UH... Sunday
Embarassed  . Sorry, can't.. WISH THOUGH!!!  Best meal in this universe.. td


It sho' 'nuf is...y'all come on and we'll have fried okra too!

Just like everybody else back then,my dad's family was poor and beans and cornbread and onions were what everyone ate.  Dad said the after school snack was cornbread and buttermilk.  Poor, yep, but to me they ate like kings!


I'll be "right on down".  
We had to have grown up the same way.
Corn meal "mush" 3 times a day.  Better name today.. "grits"..  
Squash, Okra, Zuccini, Onions,  Cornbread and a few "maters" in the late Spring..
We didn't starve did we?
Still won't eat green beans or drink milk.. Way too much of both as a boy.. td
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KK/ted you guys are starving me to death, those were country vittles.  I thought everyone ate that way until I went into the army, all the city boys dropping like flies while the country boys took it all in stride.  I guess it didn't hurt us too much growing like that Smile Now where are those vittles.....
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thankfully you were there and willing to help, Tim. Not many was "to get involved" these days ... nice going!

Actually I almost felt like it was my fault! This was right in the heat of all the law suits over the Pinto/gas tank explosions. He told me later that he and his wife were doing something with the baby when they came over the top of the hill and didn't see me till it was too late. I'm sure when he looked up and seen a Pinto stopped to turn in front of him that he panicked! When I got to the truck he was kicking the door trying to get it opened. The top of the door was buried up in the dirt and the door was crumpled. I grabbed it and snatched and the door opened plowing up the dirt behind it, but I know it was not my strength but God's that was able to open that door! The father handed me the baby while he helped his wife out of the truck. Amazingly there was not a scratch on the baby! Mom and dad weren't as lucky but were not critically injured. At he end of the day... we were blessed!!!

A few years later a small sports car lost control in front of my house (which was in a curve) and hit a tree. I was in bed when it happened but heard the car coming wide open and then the crash. I was the first to get to them but by the time I did the car was fully engulfed in flames. It had went into the tree backwards and on impact the fuel tank exploded. I watched as two men burnt in that car and have never in my life felt more helpless!!! Crying or Very sad There was simply nothing I could do as even getting close to it burnt skin. The fire dept. told me later that they had both died on impact but that didn't help my guilt feeling for not being able to get them out! That Image will never leave my mind and that day will haunt me for the rest of my life!!!


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