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  1. El Caballo
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    Wow, I can feel the cold in that picture. When I was a kid in Hartford, CT, we would shovel our own driveway and get all of the snow off of any car that wasn't in the garage, completely clean. Then we could go out and shovel other people's walks for cash. It was great, we worked hard and tried to get as many walks done as we could in a day, slept like logs that night. I really miss being a kid sometimes.
     
  2. Rootie Kazoootie
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    from Colorado

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    John Zink and his midget! thx

    My bad, denny moore.
     
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    Tahoma, CA (Lake Tahoe). The more things change, the more they stay the same. (this is home away..
     

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    Not many changes, other than time... Tahoma, CA (Lake Tahoe).
     
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    Shoveling snow in winter, mowing lawns in the summer, and raking leaves in the fall. PLUS two paper routes one early morning with the Courant and one in the afternoon made up mine and most of my friends formative years. Made one appreciate working for your money. :)
     
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    That's Denny Moore, Zink's mechanic.
     
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  8. El Caballo
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    @ loudbang ^^^ No lie, I did the same thing, even the paper route, on my Schwinn with a huge basket on the front. Remember the customer receipt book with the little perforated stamps you would give to the customers after they paid? I had a reel type mower that weighed as much as I did, I fished it out of someone's trash by the curb, all I had to do to it was sharpen the blades and adjust the cutting bar and I was knocking on doors!
     
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    You sure you aren't my long lost twin brother I never knew I had LOL. My work was exactly like yours even to using a trash picked and repaired reel mower.

    It was nice at Christmas time most people handed out a whole DOLLAR tip for getting their papers delivered. But the one that mattered the most was this very old couple that could hardly get around so I helped them move things and whatever. Come Christmas they gave me what looked like a thick book but when you opened it it was full of rolls of lifesaver candies in all the flavors. Must have cost them a fortune with their limited money and I never figured out how they got it.
     
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  11. El Caballo
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    Yankee thrift and work ethic.

    Giving has it's own rewards.

    I like to think the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, my son saved up his money from working on one of the local ranches and bought himself a gas powered, power washer. He put an ad in the local neighborhood website, bought t-shirts with the company logo and his phone number, and got magnetic signs for the sides of my old Suburban and he is pulling down really good money. He made $500+ in a week! Of course I encourage this in him every chance I get, very proud of him, he's 17 years old, and loves the '58 which is his and my project.
     
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    The fire department used to open hydrants for inner city kids to keep cool in. Brooklyn, NY.
     
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    Newport Blvd., guess where?
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    I'm sure our European members in particular have heard of this, a gas generator that burned wood to propel a car.
    1938 Hudson hearse.
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    BTDT, was full of beggars, wannabe's, and yuppies back in '92.
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    from new jersey

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    Oof, dah!
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    No, Emma, that isn't his tail...
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  24. The tank is in the cab on these truck? What is he filling?
     
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    1935 Popular Mechanics, submitted by the Good Idea Fairy.
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    San Antonio PD, Nueva St.
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    You better like this music...
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