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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-05-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 383
Posted By boblee
Drainage structure sizing is based on the formula...

Drainage structure sizing is based on the formula CIA; the runoff coefficient x intensity x area (in acres) to determine cfs (cubic feet per second). In residential areas with open ditches, the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-08-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 246
Posted By boblee
Wink Hmmm... You might be on to something? I have...

Hmmm...
You might be on to something? I have been off work this week, a little self-indulgent vacation of sorts...

Bob Lee
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-08-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 246
Posted By boblee
I thought today was the 7th, for real. I guess...

I thought today was the 7th, for real. I guess senility and dementia have set in. Oh well...

Bob Lee
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-08-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 246
Posted By boblee
Oops, I didn't see it. Sorry about that.

Oops, I didn't see it. Sorry about that.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-08-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 246
Posted By boblee
"A date which will live in infamy."

December 7, 1941. The Empire of Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt asks for a "Declaration of War."


Bob Lee
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-06-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 2,462
Posted By boblee
A Winchester model 97 16 gauge hammer pump loaded...

A Winchester model 97 16 gauge hammer pump loaded with
ought buckshot. The year was 1957, I was 11 years old.

Bob Lee
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-22-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,184
Posted By boblee
A story.

Sometimes I get in the mood to tell one - and although I'm at work today, I'm not really doing any work, so I think I'll tell a story about one of my old and longtime dead mentors; Roy Dickerson.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 459
Posted By boblee
Don't be so quick to discredit Costco. My sister...

Don't be so quick to discredit Costco. My sister has been wearing hearing aids for over 30 years, with no shortage of money to spend to get the best available. She recommended Costco to me through...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 8,273
Posted By boblee
Is that right? I suppose that I'm a "typical...

Is that right?
I suppose that I'm a "typical young pothead" too. Well, not exactly. I'm 71 years old and I've been smoking it in moderation for almost fifty years now. Said so out loud on this...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 459
Posted By boblee
Costco. They have hearing aid centers. I went...

Costco.
They have hearing aid centers. I went through extensive testing at no cost other than the membership. The doctors (examiners) do not work on commission. They will recommend what they...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 11-11-2017, 01:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By boblee
I can only chuckle.

Before I've finished whatever it might be that I say, it will be Veterans Day, 2017.

I suppose it must have just slipped by y'all. After all, there's more important things to squabble over... NFL...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2017, 11:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By boblee
Veterans Day 2017

To my fellow soldiers, sailors, airmen and airwomen.
Thank you for your service. All gave some and some gave all.


Boot camp Ft. Bragg, NC 1966.
Bob Lee
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 990
Posted By boblee
A long, long time ago, during my duck hunting...

A long, long time ago, during my duck hunting days... I had a wisdom tooth that had been giving me trouble, serious trouble. Quite conveniently, my hunting partner is a dentist (long since retired)....
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-02-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 4,518
Posted By boblee
If you're looking for trouble son, I expect...

If you're looking for trouble son, I expect you've found it. Before it's over, you're gonna wish you hadn't said that.


Bob Lee
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 11-01-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,530
Posted By boblee
Well, we all know this much to be true: Nurses...

Well, we all know this much to be true: Nurses can dawdle, they don't always respond right away when a patient punches the call button - then there's shift changes and mistakes made with...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 11-01-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,530
Posted By boblee
News reports are that the driver / killer is...

News reports are that the driver / killer is refusing to talk to investigators. I would suggest cutting off pain medications...


Bob Lee
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,783
Posted By boblee
I think, I think... That far too much attention...

I think, I think...
That far too much attention is being paid to talking the talk. It really don't matter very much what is said and seen. Leads to judgment and judgment is rarely a good thing. I...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-12-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,566
Posted By boblee
I don't have a stand on this - one way or the...

I don't have a stand on this - one way or the other.

But I'm curious as to what women TBH members may think? And male members' wives / significant others' stance on the matter?

And lest ye...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-06-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 4,252
Posted By boblee
Good grief. If this discussion had not been...

Good grief.
If this discussion had not been conceived - as a figure of speech - by such a tragic event, it would be almost laughable. But it's not amusing and it never will be. 58 people dead and...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-02-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 684
Posted By boblee
Someone will take issue with what you said. But...

Someone will take issue with what you said. But I won't, because what you said needed saying. Thank you.


Bob Lee
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 09-20-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By boblee
I don't know just how much things might have...

I don't know just how much things might have changed since then. But when I arrived at Ft. Bragg, NC early April 1966 to begin boot camp, I had a bit of an attitude.

The DI's, 1st Sergeants and...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 09-20-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By boblee
Much of the citizenry will disagree... But...

Much of the citizenry will disagree...

But it is my belief, my stance - that all US citizens that pass the physical exam should serve minimum two years military. Women included.

I despise war,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-19-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 2,913
Posted By boblee
'05 Switchback and an '06 Switchback XT. Both...

'05 Switchback and an '06 Switchback XT. Both have been restrung twice and both still more accurate than I can shoot 'em. Have never felt the need to or a desire to replace them.


Bob Lee
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-18-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 972
Posted By boblee
Oh really? What are you basing such a profound...

Oh really? What are you basing such a profound statement on?

I'm an old bird hunter, approaching my 71st birthday. I don't do it anymore, but I did it for the better part of 35 years. And I shot...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-15-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By boblee
Well... I've yet to hear a deer yell...

Well...
I've yet to hear a deer yell "Incoming!"


Bob Lee
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 5,721
Posted By boblee
Not to me. Bob Lee

Not to me.


Bob Lee
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 08-25-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,598
Posted By boblee
His ego, it's insatiable. It's not about America,...

His ego, it's insatiable. It's not about America, it's about him. He thought he would be admired and loved by everyone.
He misjudged.

Back to the question; dunno? If I had to put money on it,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-21-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,459
Posted By boblee
Four in my lifetime - all within the past five...

Four in my lifetime - all within the past five years, including today. At bedtime, I'm gonna get down on my knees and pray earnestly that there won't be no more. For real.


Bob Lee
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-21-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,459
Posted By boblee
Not a concern with the high caliber of escorts...

Not a concern with the high caliber of escorts contained in my little black book.
And remember when we were kids and a kiss or two always seemed to help make a bobo (injury) feel better? That's...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-21-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,459
Posted By boblee
For y'all that have been spared the experience: ...

For y'all that have been spared the experience: Try to imagine an object about half the size of a kernel of corn with real jagged edges all around it. Then another - a little later on...
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-21-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,459
Posted By boblee
Don't tell me that I ain't tough.

I passed two kidney stones today without screaming out loud.


Bob Lee
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By boblee
To keep things completely clear with not even one...

To keep things completely clear with not even one misunderstanding, that ain't me, and I didn't even open the link.

Although I did major in journalism, I've never submitted anything to anyone for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,172
Posted By boblee
Well, that wasn't all that long ago (relatively...

Well, that wasn't all that long ago (relatively speaking) and I expect that you ain't deteriorated much since then and could still woo a pretty woman if inclined.

Whereas... I have - I ain't...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,172
Posted By boblee
Which one? 3rd from the left or one of the two...

Which one? 3rd from the left or one of the two taller guys on the far right?


Bob Lee
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,172
Posted By boblee
Dunno, too long ago to remember. Possibly a...

Dunno, too long ago to remember.

Possibly a cigarette butt can post holder? Smoking was okay with the world back then.
Cigarettes were $2.00 a carton at the PX.
Smoke 'em if you got 'em. Light...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,172
Posted By boblee
Ha! We all did! Although I was cut a certain...

Ha!
We all did! Although I was cut a certain amount of slack by the DI's for being a squad leader. That's what the arm band on my left sleeve signifies (temporary corporal rank).
I remember once...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,623
Posted By boblee
I don't know, well over a hundred. At least one...

I don't know, well over a hundred. At least one with every rifle in the safe shown. My son's gun safe; all the guns in there but 3, passed down through me. My fire has pretty much burned down to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,172
Posted By boblee
Hence the title of the thread my friend. How...

Hence the title of the thread my friend. How young and innocent we once were...


Bob Lee
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,033
Posted By boblee
I've been a voracious reader since I was but a...

I've been a voracious reader since I was but a child. We didn't have no TV and in retrospect, I'm glad. My grandma once told me that she was so glad when I learned to read so she didn't have to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-11-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,061
Posted By boblee
If a woman can smoke a cigarette, breast feed and...

If a woman can smoke a cigarette, breast feed and drive a stick shift all at the same time...
Well, she might be a redneck.


Bob Lee
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-11-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,424
Posted By boblee
There's nothing funny about this. NOTHING. The...

There's nothing funny about this. NOTHING. The attempts at humor and aerial photos of California labeled Guam are borderline sick.
We're talking about the impending possibility of nuclear war. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-11-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,172
Posted By boblee
Thank you. But I was a personnel clerk later on...

Thank you. But I was a personnel clerk later on after basic training and I did nothing heroic - not even close.
The US Army don't award silver stars or purple hearts for catching the clap or...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-11-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 440
Posted By boblee
Be very careful with the heat. Dove feathers are...

Be very careful with the heat. Dove feathers are loose and will **** near choke a dog. Keep plenty water handy and give the dog breaks to cool down.

Photo taken a long time ago. Kate, the best...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-11-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,172
Posted By boblee
Ain't it funny...

How time slips away.
I was rummaging through some old boxes the other day looking for something and I found this:
Boot camp, Ft. Bragg, NC, a little over 51 years ago.


Bob Lee
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-11-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,424
Posted By boblee
West Point graduate? Or maybe Annapolis? ...

West Point graduate? Or maybe Annapolis?


Bob Lee
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-10-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,033
Posted By boblee
Robert Ruark's The Old Man and the Boy and The...

Robert Ruark's The Old Man and the Boy and The Old Man's Boy Grows Older.



Bob Lee
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-09-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 9,075
Posted By boblee
I think that's a splendid idea, I believe I'll do...

I think that's a splendid idea, I believe I'll do just that - it's been a few days. Eat some Bluebell Homemade Vanilla with Peaches, smooth out a little bit and pray a lot.

And I'm all for 165...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-09-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 9,075
Posted By boblee
That's right. Hundreds of thousands of South...

That's right. Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans and lots of US citizens living / stationed there. All dead.
And if he slips one through to Guam, the US has three, I think it is, airbases there...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-09-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 9,075
Posted By boblee
I have no idea what the solution might be - if...

I have no idea what the solution might be - if there is one at all. But I ain't in charge, so even if I had some answers they would go unlistened to and unheeded anyway.

But I have noticed...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-09-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 9,075
Posted By boblee
Yup. And nobody knows what either one of them...

Yup.
And nobody knows what either one of them will or won't do. They're both bat**** crazy - common sense doesn't apply here. My God, they're playing a game of nuclear chicken at the entire...
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