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HollowHead 10-14-2012 23:26

I Met A Very Interesting Person Today.
 
I live along one of the roads into Yellowstone N'tl Park and took a ride today to grab a beer at one of the entrance lodges. The park traffic is much thinner now and individual vehicles stand out so I noticed a conversion van (captain's chairs / raised roof) filled with a family helping an eldery gentleman to an overlook in his wheelchair. I pulled over because I really needed to use the facilities and parked next to the van and during the course of friendly discussion found out that the gentleman in the wheelchair was my high school Spanish teacher from Long Island from '77. Great guy: WWII vet, cold war translator and my most influential teacher/mentor at that time...and he still remembered me!
Pictures will follow HH

Gallium 10-14-2012 23:46

Talk about a small world! From NYC to Yellowstone.

How old is he now, pushing 85?

- G

Detectorist 10-14-2012 23:50

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Originally Posted by Gallium (Post 19519523)
Talk about a small world! From NYC to Yellowstone.

How old is he now, pushing 85?

- G

Wow, someone up there high in the sky wanted you two to cross paths before he passed.

Amazing.

HollowHead 10-14-2012 23:56

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Originally Posted by Gallium (Post 19519523)
Talk about a small world! From NYC to Yellowstone.

How old is he now, pushing 85?

- G

Back in school he told us (only when asked), that he was taught Spanish and sent to deal with USAAF guys who were shot down, crashed or landed over the Pyrenees (sp?). Oddly, he never talked about the next twenty years. HH

AA_Khost 10-15-2012 05:14

Tagged.

Dennis in MA 10-15-2012 07:34

I met an interesting person today - I looked in the mirror. Dashing fellow. About my height and everything. He was fascinating!

r3dot 10-15-2012 08:51

That's awesome!

Spiffums 10-15-2012 12:05

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Originally Posted by Dennis in MA (Post 19519980)
I met an interesting person today - I looked in the mirror. Dashing fellow. About my height and everything. He was fascinating!

Mirror Mirror on the wall whose the vain-est of all :rofl:

mhambi 10-15-2012 13:41

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Originally Posted by Dennis in MA (Post 19519980)
I met an interesting person today - I looked in the mirror. Dashing fellow. About my height and everything. He was fascinating!

Stay thirsty, my friend.







HH - waiting for pics! Great story.


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