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Re: Re: son/military/demolition

Well, ya'll are making me feel better. Thanks to you too Bonnie....had
to dry my eyes after reading that one though. This list is such a
blessing to me. Every single day.

cathy carpenter <cathyc@rnet.com> wrote:
DH was into such devices as a high schooler in the early 60s. The 
authorities were much more tolerant then. (Now, he would have been 
expelled from HS and doing time...) His most powerful "creation" would 
blow up a steel trash can. He used to say that you could get anything 
mail order as long as you lied about your age. Our first date was 4th 
of July, when he went into great detail on how the fireworks we were 
observing were made. (We had a close call with the Secret Service in 
college...) He has "made good" however: BS, MIT; MD, Harvard; COL, 
USA, MC, retired; and still practicing medicine in a small midwestern 
town. There is hope!

On Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at 12:57 PM, Jesse Bell wrote:

> I know it...LAST year, 4th of July, he is lighting one of those big,
> missile launcher firecrackers...and his sister says, "NEAL...you have 
> it
> in the tube upside DOWN..turn it over"...his response "Be quiet 
> Brianna,
> I know what I'm doing". It's dark by now, so it's hard to see. So..he
> lights it (wrong end) and runs backwards...but before he can get out of
> the way the thing blows up on the GROUND and leaves a HUGE hole in the
> dirt. Nice. Very nice. Demolition? I don't think so.
> Kitty wrote:
> What's the e-term for my eyes bugged iut when I saw the word 
> demolition?
> As it is, Sam as an MP, has to patrol for such devices. Scary.
> Kitty

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