The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Boneyard51, Apr 2, 2018.
"There's always time to do right the second time"
Be a simple kind of man......
I always like "those who expect nothing, are seldom disappointed"
From a Steve Martin stand up routine, "Always, I mean never... "
This one is from an old girlfriends Dad,
"That man is as crooked as a Pennsylvania cow path."
'Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength." Eric Hoffer
"He jests at scars that never felt a wound." William Shakespeare
"That's what I love about these high school girls man. I get older, they stay the same age."~Wooderson 1976
If you're going to ride the Titanic go first class it's a short ride and everybody's getting off.
The one I always use is, I want to die peacefully in my sleep, not screaming like the other people in the car.
If you have a stress headache do exactly what is says on the aspirin bottle "Take two tablets and keep away from children". Barbara Bush
"ever notice the people who fuck there lives up the most are always the ones giving advice"...
My dad from the front porch swing.....
Enloe, I had to chuckle on that one! But he actually taught you something there! Showing you something instead of just telling you! I bet he was a great man!
My best advice to you, would be... Never take my advice.
just what do you do with that one???
When you least feel like it, work.
When you don't know where to start,
don't let that stop you.
As Mick Jagger likes to say, you can’t always get what you want.
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"If more is better, then too much is just right"
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My first boss, to my 16 yr old gung-ho self: "There's another day tomorrow and if there isn't, they won't need this shit anyway".
"You must be a twin...one guy can't be that stupid!" - A co-worker to another co-worker who actually is a twin.
-or the usual retort-
"When they circumcised you, they threw away the wrong piece!"
Not really quotes to live by but these guys do.
A2B, that is the funniest shit I’ve ever heard! Both of them!lol
Both of them are self deprecating as well, one from Cape Breton Island and the other from Newfoundland. The Newfie brags about how he put a puzzle together in less than 2 months and it said 4 to 6 years right on the box. The Cape Bretoner tells him he has frozen his brain drinking that Iceberg Beer.
The only difference between a Cape Bretoner and a Newfie is...about 70 miles. Funny guys.
Rule of the game; "Whoever dies with the most toys wins."
There would be times when my dad and I would be working with someone. During these times if something needed moved(my job) he would say get it son. If someone would say "that's too heavy" he would reply "Don't worry about the mule just load the wagon" It would be really bad for the mule if a bet was made but i never lost him any money.
I sure do miss you Dad
“Find out what you love doing and you’ll never work a day in your life.”
This quote has been used in many different jobs. If the job is something one likes, then you will have the time of your life and it will seem like not working at all. All jobs have their ups and downs. It is how you deal with both to get along in our society. Obviously, there will be more ups or else you will seek other employment. Jobs come and go, it is how you deal with what is in front of you as to the quality of that particular job.
But, the best thing is retirement. No more anxiety moments for the next work day. No more hassles with people that get shoved in your face or forms to fill out in a different way. These past years, it is get up to do what we like for that day. We love doing whatever we are doing that particular day and we are not working a day in our lives…or what is left of it. From road trips, to walks in the harbor, to enjoying sunsets on the horizon... and hanging out with our granddaughter is pure enjoyment. That is what we love doing.
It will take a long time to get to this point, but if one finds a job that you can work, with others, by yourself, or remotely from home, do it right. The rest will work itself out for your enjoyment.
In looking back, one blip may have caused us to go a different way in our lives. From hot rod teenagers to who knows what road it would have led us to, during the years of “getting along well with others.” (comment most used by teachers in our early grammar school days… “He gets along well with others”…) It could have gone either way… It comes down to how you cope with what you have chosen.
Memories last forever...
He who dies with the most toys still dies.
"He who lives with the most toys wins"
I worked with a great mechanic. He had lots of good quotes.
"Harder than hobo shit"
"She had a far away look in her eyes, like a pig pissing"
"Look out girls, he's after your water squirter"
Thank you, Norm Thurston. Otis Elevator mechanic
It always kinda bothered me getting on an elevator named “ Otis”......just sayin.......lol
Not sure if this has been mentioned but a familiar Henry Ford quote;
"Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – You're right"
It’s about slowing down and, as cliche as it sounds, “cherishing the moment whenever you can, remembering to be present, without the anxiety of worrying about the future.”
With our current national crisis, this quote rings true. But our hot rod/drag racing history proves that it can be a fleeting moment or several years of fun, fun, fun. Remembering to document what is going on was not on our minds back then, but years later when our writing/photography skills came to the forefront. It was hard to justify carrying around a small notebook and pen/pencil back then. So, jump up many years and the handy cassette tape recorders did wonders for capturing the moments. The 35mm film cameras were instrumental in helping create some great photographs and the moments of that past history.
Did we worry about the future? At age 16, not so much. At age 20, it was staring us in the face if we messed up somewhere. At age 30, the future presented us with a new way to look at life. So, yes, we just plodded along doing the right things all along the way to the present. We did contribute to society in a good way. Our high school teachers would have been proud to see this time period.
("He is a wonderful teenager, he gets along well with others"...)
So, we are still cherishing the moment with our times spent being around our granddaughter and son. As well as our extended family, in various locations of So Cal and in the Midwest. For now, we will all cherish those moments, while following the “social distancing” directive, despite not seeing our granddaughter in person. Facetime and video conferencing apps should help in keeping the communication in place.
“We've come a long way from where we began
Oh I'll tell you all about it when I see you again
When I see you again”
“How could we not talk about family when family's all that we got?
Everything I went through you were standing there by my side
And now you going to be with me for the last ride"
"So let the light guide your way hold every memory
As you go and every road you take will always lead you home”
Henry Ford had a lot of good quotes! Many people don’t know that Henry grew up on a farm, spending a lot of his youth looking at the ass of a horse! He said that was a waste of a mans time. That experience, influenced him to make developments in agriculture, most notably three point draft control, that is used on every tractor built today!
Around here we always thought a cape bretoner was a newfoundlander that got lost on the way to Toronto. Harvey
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