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MEMBER SINCE   October 03, 2013

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Comment 18 Jul 2019

Want to add my thanks for your service.  Like nearly everyone else your story brought tears to my eyes and a lump to my throat.  Great writing!  Grew up in a small farming community, and the smell of newly mowed hay is still a special odor.  Thanks to God for keeping tabs on you both in country and on your ride home.  As happy as you were to get home, I bet your family was even happier!!!

Comment 18 Jul 2019

That vetted must have had most bells and whistles.  At least IIRC, I priced one back then and was thinking it was more like $4k, but I did not have much on it, maybe side pipes.  But I was newly married and as much as I wanted it, I couldn't pull the trigger.

Comment 17 Jul 2019

Forgot, my 6'6" son fits easily in the back seat, again with from seats in normal position.  I'm about 6' and tilt my seat back abit more than normal, helps my back issues.  Will "guess" one of these would fit your budget.

Comment 17 Jul 2019

Traded my Impala this past year.  The trunk area is not wide enough, but with seats folded down you can get an eight foot board completely inside with the front seats in normal driving position.  Don't remember Max width, but half (24x48) sheet of plywood or drywall fit easily, even the dealer didn't know this.  Got more than 30 mpg on trips. Ride was great, plenty of stuff (more than needed).  Like you, wanted a pickup, resale on those is nuts though.  Can always rent one when needed, several stores even have cheap rentals iirc.

Now have a more expensive SUV.  It's nice, but does not have the same space, even with both sets of seats folded down!!  But for the first time in over 51 years, Mrs Buctor picked this one out.  Being the truly genius I am, I'll never say one more bad word about it!!!

Comment 14 Jul 2019

Had the same question!  What does that say about us?

And before someone infers something incorrectly, Mrs Buctor is way, way better than I deserve.  And she'd have to shed more than 190!

Comment 13 Jul 2019

Had several cousins play for Chaminade back when it was Chaminade.  In those days the students were not as aware of schools all over the nation like today.  Hell, back then, there were only a few OSU football games on TV each year, IIRC.  Parents were more likely to pressure their good Catholic sons to go to a good Catholic school.  Do not believe that is as prevalent as today.  Add to that the difference in success for both schools and I doubt it's quite as rough to recruit as it once was, at least for a much larger percentage of toDay's kids.

Comment 08 Jul 2019

Not from the sports world, but the Mills Brothers are from Piqua?

There are stories that Piqua was a secret get away for Bob Hope years ago.  

Piqua was also home to an early nuclear power plant IIRC.

It was once the county seat of Miami County.

Probably only the older folks will remember any of these.

Comment 07 Jul 2019

If you go box spring set, beware of the ones you don't have to turn/flip.  We have old versions of both, the set we flip and rotate is definitely holding up better!  They have foam tops.  They one that we only rotate has trouble rebounding from my weight, nominally 215. The one we flip seems to recover quite nicely.

Some years back, we bought a ~8" thick knock off foam.  It had no memory!  It was like rolling into a sway back horse.  My wife weighs a tad more than half my weight.  She did not have this issue.  So would likely work well for young ones, not so much for heavy ones.  

Comment 05 Jul 2019

It does not matter what "we" think!  Not even sure it matters what Urban thinks.  To find out the future, that is, the answer to this question, find out what his wife thinks!!