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I Met A Very Interesting Person Today.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by HollowHead, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. HollowHead

    HollowHead Firm member

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    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
     
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    Talk about a small world! From NYC to Yellowstone.

    How old is he now, pushing 85?

    - G
     

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

    Amazing.
     
  4. HollowHead

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    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
     
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    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    I met an interesting person today - I looked in the mirror. Dashing fellow. About my height and everything. He was fascinating!
     
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    That's awesome!
     
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    Spiffums I.C.P.

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    Mirror Mirror on the wall whose the vain-est of all :rofl:
     
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    Stay thirsty, my friend.







    HH - waiting for pics! Great story.