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    Had to change my first trail name (halfback) It was because I was born in NY, moved to Fla, then moved half way back ...to NC. There are a lot of us here. ...but it was way too masculine and footballish for me, so at the Priest shelter, I confessed to changing it myself. I raise quail, have ducks, and am a pilot by trade, so Bird it became. The name was taken, so I just added Lady for the screen name.
    It's better to be lucky, than good!

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    Man.... I remember starting this thread a long time back. Love it. What a cool group of people.
    We will never conquer a mountain. The mountain allows us to visit and with enough time asks us to kindly go back down. And sits in peace with or without our presence.
    my quote.

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    Mine is very simple, last name is Thomson with no p (Thompson). I constantly have to tell people it's Thomson with no p.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earplug94 View Post
    Man.... I remember starting this thread a long time back. Love it. What a cool group of people.
    Your story is awesome. I still chuckle when I think about it.
    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine

    Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
    - Bob Marley

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    Well I am the youngest of eight kids and after my moms passing there was the reading of the will. My oldest brother read the will and he read the first six names and then "and or others". Since that time I call the second to last brother "Andor" and myself "Others"

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    When i was young in boyscouts i was camping and it was totally downpouring. Little me got a fire blazing as tall as i was! One of the adult leaders came over to me and said,"Someone should call you The Torch!" and the rest is history.

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    Wow, I missed this thread until now. Wish I had more time to read it all the way through.

    Every hike I'm on people always notice my backpack. It's a "perfect for me" pack from McHale. I figured I'd only get a pack like this once, so I upgraded the material from grid stop to pure dyneema. It's pretty tough stuff, but it doesn't take dying very well, so it's all white. It's also a pretty simple design, like a giant marshmallow on my back. I'm sure you can see how references to the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man developed.
    Chance favors the prepared mind - Louis Pasteur

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