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The Saint
Reply with quote  #26 

OOO, my bro we are waiting for you at the big board, come back, I rejoin. We need you dude....I think BCC is going to go back he and I have a long comversation by phone yesterday. Thank you for the help. He said that he was going to open a page on baseball on the board ( JK you are not invited--You told me that my fish stink )LOL. Bring it on....

JK, I have the baseball and the raffle tickets roll.

 

Take care .

The Saint.

Kurt Vanalstine
Reply with quote  #27 

Triple O thanks for the warning.  I meant to respond to this when it was first posted and for some reason didn't.  You guys have quite a fraternity here.  Sounds like you have all been communicating for quite awhile.

 

Saint talks about wheat harvest in July.  Where are you?  I'm in Kansas and that's when we harvest wheat.  Maybe you're close by.

 

I appreciate the responses I got from a couple of the guys on getting my old photos on disc.  I'm going to have to try that.

 

Does anyone know how to get hold of morning reports.  I want to check something out to settle a question in my mind.  Unfortunately I can't remember the date right off hand.

The Saint
Reply with quote  #28 

  Kurt, No I am not in the Plains, I think the one you are talking about is the Iowa Kid ( John Peters). The only thing we harvest here is alligators, I am in the Middle of Florida in the east coast. Any way WELCOME Home Bro.

 

Take care and be careful out there.

 

The Saint.

john peterson
Reply with quote  #29 

kurt out here in iwegia we don't grow alot of wheat but triple o lives in eastern colorado and he has a wild time with it!! were are you in ks???PETE

Kurt Vanalstine
Reply with quote  #30 

Pete,

 

I'm in the middle of the state.  The biggest city around is Wichita.  It's about 50 miles south of Hutchinson.  We're home to the Kansas State Fair.  The PGA Men's Senior Open is going to be held here in July.  If you salt your food it probably came from here.  Carey Salt company was founded here.  Morton Salt company is here, also.  We have an air and space museum, called the Kansas Cosmosphere, that competes with the Smithsonian for exhibits.  In fact the Liberty Bell 7 Mercury space capsule was restored here.  We're also the home of the NJCAA National Basketball Tournament.  We're only about 40,000 but we have some pretty neat stuff if you like it flat, hot, cold and windy. 

Luther Patton
Reply with quote  #31 

Kurt Im from Jenks, about 12 miles from Tulsa, Oklahoma as I had mentioned before in a reply to your early e-mail. You forgot to mentioned about the Big  Dog Choppers in Wichita.

Be safe Bro.

Luther, Nam 67-68. Black Scarf's

john peterson
Reply with quote  #32 

kurt my grandparents were from abilene and i had other rel's in jct city and all over ks live just south of ames(go clones) hope ta see ya at the reunion i'm the one who'll more that likely be somewere around the 18th cp or the 16th havin a toddy or two!!!  PETE

Tom Copeland
Reply with quote  #33 

Pete,

 

Why do you feel the need to hang around the CPs for the 18th or 16th just to have a cold beverage?  We might get lucky enough to have a few cold ones in the 2nd's CP this year.

 

Tom

john peterson
Reply with quote  #34 

tom been known ta hang around the 2nd cp too with the 1/2 wit dick seems like i go where ever the trouble is!!!

The Saint
Reply with quote  #35 

J.P, we are waiting for you at the 2nd Inf C.P. The boss said that since she is from Iowa at least you need to come over and say hello.

 

Take care Bro.

 

Hope that R.K get well soon....

 

 

The Saint.

johnpeterson
Reply with quote  #36 

saint ; YOU KNOW i wouldn't pass up a chance to see a good lookin iowa gal!!! of course i plan on seeing you altho it might be tough doing that AND riding herd on ROGER!!!!   SHORT!!  PETE

O.O.O.
Reply with quote  #37 

Kurt,

 

Actually, we're not very fraternal. Fact is, no one else will put up with us so we hang out and harrass each other.

 

Located south of Akron CO. Lots of wheat, cows, snakes, mosquitoes etc. Did I mention wind? Lots of wind. Lots and lots of wind.

Sgt Rock
Reply with quote  #38 

O.O.O.---Well I'll be!!!  My Dad (R.I.P.) was born in Akron, Colorado, in 1922!  We went back thru there once, almost 50yrs ago.  A couple of the adobe walls from grandpa's homestead wuz still standing; that woulda been a few miles south from a lonely wind-swept general store.

 

Ron Betts; C 2/18, '66-'67  

john peterson
Reply with quote  #39 

still trying to get joe interested in a "MINI" reunion out that way i think it would be a ball and its only a short hop away for some but hey he just puts me off!!!

O.O.O.
Reply with quote  #40 

Heck, I'm not trying to put you off Pete. It's just that us high class arty types hate to associate with commoners. Actually, I'm in the process of trying to upgrade my living quarters. Squirt is getting quite restless. He somehow has decided he deserves an abode more in line with his high political standing. Sheesh! I never knew being a grand poobah was such a pain in the butt!

 

Ron, you have any predecessors planted out this way? Back in 22 Washington county had a population of about 28,000. Right now it's just at 5,000. Do you have any idea about where your grandad's place was located? Maybe I could check it out and see if anything is still there.

Kurt Vanalstine
Reply with quote  #41 

Hey triple O

 

You guys sound like the guys that I hang with at the Legion.  The old farts there hate us.  We've told our lies so many times we can't remember who's story is who's.  We hunt, fish, golf, drink, whatever, together.

 

Where is Akron from Evergreen and the Little Bear.  That's a great place.  My son-in-law is from Pueblo.  They go out there a couple times a year.

 

 

Ron Betts
Reply with quote  #42 

Triple Aught...Nope, doan know of any legit relatives left there in Akron.  My only recollection wuz that outing we made when we lived in Lakewood, just west of Denver.  I musta been about 10yrs old.  Like I said, seems that we turned south at the corner next to a white two-story general store...continued on a few miles (maybe bent around another corner or two) and then stopped next to a pretty desolate spread with a few adobe walls still half-standing.  That was on the east side of what was probably a county road.  We've got a couple of old pictures of my Dad, at about age 6, laughing and grinning while standing in front of that adobe house in his very first pair of 'long pants'.  I figger that Grandpa packed everybody up and moved to Puget Sound during the 'Dust Bowl', then moved on to Oregon in the late thirties. 

O.O.O.
Reply with quote  #43 

Kurt, it is a small world. So you've been to the Little Bear, have you? I was going to that place before it was the Little Bear. Used to know the owner. In fact, laying around here somewhere in my vast (disorganized) record collection is an album by Denny Mintle and his Evergreen Dixielanders. I'll have to see if I can find it.

 

Used to do a line dance up there, when everyone was properly lubricated, of course. We would go up the stairs, across the inside balcony, out the back door around the buildings, down the side of the hill, up the main street and back in the front door. Lots of fun. Lots of years ago!

 

I'm about 100 miles due east of Denver on the plains. More like Nebraska than what most people think of when they think of Colorado.

 

Ron, I'm thinking that the store you are talking about is in Anton (halfway between Cope and Last Chance), still a going concern, for this area. The road heads south toward the Arickaree River and the Mennonite cemetary. There used to be a town down there, but it was wiped out by the deadliest tornado in Colorado history and never recovered. I'll check with some of the folks down there and see if any of the oldtimers recollect the name. It's been a long time ago, though.

 

 

Sgt Rock
Reply with quote  #44 

My Bad, Trips!  I think yer right...'Anton' does ring a faint bell.

john peterson
Reply with quote  #45 

tri naught well you could atleast condecend and stoop to many low lifes coming out and degrading the join it would be fun!!! just cause you don't want to be adobe walls standing alone some place is no reason to ruin a good time besides if we get kinda rowdy we can always go bug sgt dan!!!!

Kurt Vanalstine
Reply with quote  #46 

Hey Triple O it's definitely a small would.  Haven't been to the Little Bear for a couple years but it is a great place.

 

I wasn't too far from you last Sept.  Went up to Deadwood to loose money and took I80 west to that little corner where you can throw a rock from the highway in Nebraska and hit Colorado.

 

If you want wind come down to central Kansas.  We've had several days when a 40 mph was considered a light breeze. 

 

Tom Copeland - I saw on another message that you have 1/2 tags.  How much and where do I have to send the money to get those?  If I can get to the reunion I will but it's doubtful that I can.  Too many irons in the fire this summer.

The Saint
Reply with quote  #47 

Kurt, check your e-mail. This is about the Polo shirts with the 2 Inf Reg Logo that you want.

 

Take care.

 

The Saint.

Tom Copeland
Reply with quote  #48 

Kurt,

 

Send $24.50 to:

 

Tom Copeland

7838 Golden Pond Ct.

Indianapolis, IN  46278

 

Be sure to put in a note that includes your name, address, and which plate you want.

 

As soon as I get your money I will send the plate via US Mail.

 

Tom

Kurt Vanalstine
Reply with quote  #49 

Hey Saint / Tom,

 

Got the email.  Thanks, I appreciate it.  I'd love to be able to meet all of you guys if I can make it to Phoenix.  Hey, isn't that a Glenn Campbell song from the the late 60's.  Take care.

 

Kurt

The Saint
Reply with quote  #50 

Thank you for the come back..Welcome Home Bro.Try to make it to the reunion, you will be glad you did.

 

Take care and be careful out there.

 

The Saint.

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