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  •  The President of my Dirt Bike Club hadda... (4+ / 0-)
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    ...wooden leg he got as a commo guy in the Marines...Seems he was sent over to the Motor Pool to take down a phone line that ran across the lot, climbed a pole to take off the wires, which apparently was all that was holding the pole up, because as soon as he took the wires off, it fell over and crushed his lower leg badly enough that he needed to have it amputated, and as a result, he has a prosthesis, and a "Handicapped" placard.  He walks pretty well, well enough that he doesn't look disabled and would constantly be accosted in parking lots as a result...

    (An amusing story about "Bob"...Our club was providing labor for a trailwork project the US Forest Service was conducting in Los Padres NF...the clubs each took turns providing workers each weekend and the USFS would provide a couple of Forest Service Technicians with Honda Trail 90's with chain saws, axes, McCleods, etc...On one obstacle we were working, Bob was whacking away with an axe, and he missed pretty badly, I mean REALLY BADLY, like "KA-THUNK" and sunk the axe deeply into his wooden leg...The USFS guys were standing right in front of him, and I watched the blood just DRAIN from the tech's face as he watched Bob, who was wiggling the axe back and forth while trying to dislodge it while muttering "Goddammit!"...)

    "Ronald Reagan is DEAD! His policies live on but we're doing something about THAT!"

    by leftykook on Sat Apr 28, 2012 at 09:09:31 AM PDT

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