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Old 11-27-2015, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Vermont / NEK
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Old 07-04-2016, 07:28 PM
 
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Default it was 4orty years agoe today ,,,,

the bicentenian was a big party in the u.s.a,, and newport,vt did it's share to celebrate , along with the rest of the country..... lynn had been letting me stay at her place in town for a while,, and early on the morning of the 4th, we climbed out on her roof just before dawn, to watch the sunrise. after staring at the sun for an hour or so, she came in thru the bathroom window,,, and i followed.... . the streets were starting to get crowded,,, lottsa people,, cops ,, nurses,, govt. workers,, antiqued cars and trucks,, all there to wave the flag. we were walking around with a handful of weed ,, sharing it with whoever wanted some... what a beautiful day in the neighborhood. looking back, the past forty years have moved along pretty quick,, regardless of how boring some of it might have been.. but now i worry about the next 40,, too many people wanna kill everyone else. we already have everything we need to live in peace & comfort.. apples grow on trees,, potatoes grow out of the ground,, fish are in the water.. thanks to cable t.v ,, vcr's & dvd players,, i've managed to see almost every movie ever made. the past couple thousand years of history of man,, showing the good with the bad,, are scary enuf,, and considering the way everything repeats itself,, the next forty years make me glad i was born i was born in 1953. i didn't have to live thru indian attacks,, or in WW2.. although , going to public school in nyc during the late sixties,, i did have to survive the ' brothers' & pr's. i also got to hear some of the best music every made,, as it happened brand new on the radio.. in the early seventies,, before there was so many troopers and radar, i got to drive some of the fastest car made,, with gas @ 19 cents a gallon.. if you get pulled over today, you don't have to worry about your little brother or sister ratting you out to the cop that pulls you over,, the cars dashboard will tell the cop everything about whatever you were doing.. with all this science & knowledge , there are still too many groups of stupid people out there ,, blowing up airplanes,, shopping malls,, churches,, bus terminals ,,,, and the the people voted into office keep on serving themselves.
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Old 07-09-2016, 10:44 PM
 
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Default special edition

speaking of 1953,, robin and sandy had a little baby girl, i don't remember her name. sandy reminded me of 'olive oyl ' ,, tall and skinny.. robin was also tall & skinny,,but with a long beard , and his ponytail was longer than sandy's... robin grew up in connecticut,, near the BIC pen factory.. his father was some kind of traveling salesman,, driving cross country and thru canada a few times a year. this was before the interstate highways were built. in '53, robins dad bought a brand new ford,, limited edition 50th anniversary model,, and by the time robin was in college ,, studying to be a micro chemist rocket scientist, his old man passed away. the ford had over two hundred thousand miles on the dash,, but still looked brand new. no one had ever been on the back seat.. it's possible the back doors had never even been opened... the car was left in the garage for a couple of years,, while robin dropped out of school, turned on to life,, and grew his hair long.. one summer's day,, i gave robin a ride to his mother's house,, and 3 weeks later,, he shows up in norton, with his fathers ford.. he loved that old car.. down by the river, with a bucket of soapy water, he'd wash it by hand,, taking his time,, making sure to get all the dust off. if only he'd put half the effort into washing himself. any way,,, he baby'd that car.. for the first month or so,, he wouldn't even take it to town,, and when he finally did goe,, he went alone... no one else was allowed to sit in it. so in november , i was surprised one morning to see a bunch of people, with robin, getting ready to goe on a road trip.. i don't remember everyone's name who went,, but it was a small group,, three in the front bench,, 4 in the backseat, on their way to boston, about a week & half later,, the first of the survivors shows up,,, slimjim had to hitchike back up, ,,, over the next couple weeks,, everyone that had gone , made it back to the park,, each with their own version of what had happened,, ''' robin was driving along the highway,,, some other car cut them off,,, and,,, badda bing,,, badda boom ,, they were in the middle of a 5 car pile-up.. and that was the end of the '53 ford...
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Old 09-21-2016, 10:14 PM
 
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Default bama rama ding dong

mike and tony must've known each other since the third grade. in their late teens, they went together to india, and stayed for a couple years. by the time they came back to the good ole usa,,, they called themselves ' rama signh & babou dass. '' goe figga ... any way ,,, when they showed up in norton,, the first time i met them,, they had strips of paper with little blue dots.. and a kilo of nepal fingers... naturally ,,, we became best friends rite away.. they were good people,, always smiling ,,, wouldn't hurt a fly,, or eat a hamburger.. they would always appear at the start of summer,, and then go back out west for the winter... i was with them one morning when the police pulled one of the dawn raids. a few of us had been up all nite,, playing cards,, dealers choice,, krazy 8ights,, poker,,, casinoe,, steal the old man's bundle,,, just as the sun was coming up,,, and the wine bottles went empty,, we were starting to pass out,, and then we heard guns going off, with people shouting from down the path ,, the cops were ripping up whatever pot plants they could find,,, and arresting anyone who gave trouble back... by the time that we realized something bad was happening,, we ran down to check it out ,,just in time to see the swat team drive away,, the cops had their little tricks to slow us down,,, as they would enter the park silently, whatever cars they saw ,, they would pull apart the spark plug wires,,, stopping us from chasing after them.. this is way before inside hood releases .... the last time i saw the boys,, they had decided to switch names with each other... rama became babou,, & babou was rama..
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Old 05-25-2017, 10:57 AM
 
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,,,, it's been awhile,, hope all is well ,,,, getting ready to write some more ,,, gotta get the thoughts in order,,, more to come ,,,,
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Old 05-28-2017, 06:07 PM
 
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one nite during the winter,,,, me and tom were coming back from newport,,,,, which was beer and shots while shooting pool at the bluebird diner,,,, just before we got to the park entrance,, tom tells me to keep going forward,,, we goe towards the customs station, and make the rite turn ,,east towards colebrook,, after a mile or so, tom has me pull up some farmers road,,, the weather was clear,, but everything is frozen with ice and snow on the ground.. a little ways uphill,, i park to the side and follow tom into a housetrailer ,,,, bobby binns is inside ,,, waiting for the heat to kick in,, and he's playing with a little b& w tv,,,, tuning in some french channel with a naked girl,, tom had a bottle of wine, and the 3 of us finished it off,,,,,we hung out for a couple of hours,,, talking about everything we could think of,, and not remembering any of it two minutes later... bobby was o.k., and i made another friend, ,,,, at the end of winter,,, bobbys little house burned down,,,, by the time the fire dept. showed up,, all they could do was watch it as the fire burned out... bobby moved back to the park, and continued work the farms thru the summer,,,, walking back and forth every day,,,, within the year,, him & joni hooked up and then got married in stump meadow,,, and they've been together ever since,,, at least until a few hours agoe,,, twenty minutes agoe,,, i just heard that bobby passed away,,,, don't know '' how , or why '' but now it doesn't matter, ''' good luck to you bobby ,, wherever you are ' ,,,,,
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Old 08-23-2018, 08:42 PM
 
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me and tom come back from town one afternoon and find a baby pick-up truck with a cap on the back parked just past the train tracks,, there's still plenty of snow on the ground,,, but it's towards the beginning of spring. tom is looking at the virginia plates and he 's thinking out loud saying ; maybe michael barksdale is back. the datsun is blocking the road, so we have to park out front and walk in... sure enuf,,, with in the hour,, we hook we with mike and his pretty girlfriend. they both have a tan, and he's bragging about how two days before, they were skinny-dippy down south on the beach, and now they're walking around like eskomoe's . mike's family had money ,, a year later,, he bought a piece of land towards isle puddle,, and two years after that, he shot his girlfriend and then himself . so it goes !
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Old 08-24-2018, 06:44 AM
 
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Sometimes the frosting hides the nature of the cake....
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Old 08-29-2018, 08:15 PM
 
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Default ,,,, a long summer's nite

billy knocks on my door one afternoon ,, it's a splendid day outside, so he comes inside and i see he's holding his rifle. a single shot 22. " come on " he says ; lets goe squirrel hunting, i look at him like he's crazy,, wadda you wanna goe killing a squirrel for ? he says ; for the hell of it. i grab my 22 pistol and a box of bullets , and we head out towards the farmers hay field. on the west edge, on the tree line was a old logging road,,,,me and burlington joe had found it a few weeks earlier ,,, and were building my cabin down there... so anyway,,, it's a nice sunny day,,, early afternoon,, me and billy walk past my cabin frame, and keep on going west. we goe past beaver dams, old logging sites, tree stumps that would take a dozen people holding hands to make a circle around,,, we keep on walking west... once or twice,, some birds jumped out of the the tall grass,,, but it was mostly forest . between the two of us, we got plenty of bullets,, but no one thought to bring a water jug,, or even a sandwich... next thing we know,, it's starting to get dark... it's the middle of summer,,, we 're dressed in dungarees,& t-shirt,, no jacket,,, bic lighters were fairly new, but we used ohio blue tip- strike anywhere , stick matches,,, normally i always had some in my pocket, but not this time,,, and neither did billy. we started to goe back the way we came in ,,, but it got dark real quick.. soon enuf,, so dark that we couldn't tell where we were walking,, so we just stopped where we were and waited,, and waited,,, there was no moon that nite,,, and nobody knew that we went for a walk. we were sitting on the ground a few feet from eachother, but it was as black around us as if we up inside a coy dogs ass.. which ,,after another hour or so,, we were surrounded by a small pack of,,,, billy and me stay up all nite, talking about everything , anything we could think of ,, and when the wolves would sound like they were coming within twenty feet or so,,, we would pop off a few rounds in different directions.. it seem to take forever for the sunrise to show up,,, we were covered with morning dew,,, and by the time we got to the farmers hay field,,, we were so happy ,,, we started yelling all the way home,,,, waking people up as we passed their places.. meanwhile,,, now that i think about it,,,, we didn't see one damm squirrel the whole time ...
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Old 09-03-2018, 09:06 PM
 
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,,,, burlington joe had a sister with a few kids. one of them was a little girl, about 6 or 7 years old. so joe is locked up in jail for a few weeks, i don't remember why, but it doesn't matter,, and the little girl writes and sends a letter to her uncle in jail. joe gets the envelope, sealed, and unopened, and notices a crunchy bump in the middle of the letter. he opens it up,, and finds a handful of grass,,,, from someone's lawn, and a note written by the little girl. besides the other stuff she wrote,,, she also said ; dear uncle joe,,,, mommy says you like grass,,, so i'm sending you some.... ,,, what a sweet girl ! ,,
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