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!!!
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.
Offering face value for the tickets does not cover the full price, i.e. fees. IIRC these are in the ten or or percent range?
Most likely the accursed spell check strikes again!
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.
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!!!
Are we allowed to modify the idea?
Put a wall around Ca or Texas or Florida and make it a penal colony for folks that get banned or even overly down voted on 11W!
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!
100 days sounds so long, seven weeks does not!
Certainly do enjoy looking back at the impact of the Ohio High Schhols!
Well stated!! All of this is making it hard not to have extremely high expectations, even though these young men will have no direct impact on the coming season. But the success being shown is easily taken as an indicator, just as you stated above!!!
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.
I too am looking for the surprises. OSU has had a history of this, at least recently, and it's always like finding the present you wanted but either did not know or did not expect it!!!
WOW, that's an impressive list of state titles!!!!
Double wow, can't believe we are under 50 days to first game.
Just checked a Dublin site, max is 4 at $475 ea!!!
Congrats to you too Canukbuck, 65 is one of the big ones, or at least it was in years past. Retired or soon to be?
If retired you know, if not you will soon find out, can't tell anyone what you do, but your busy all the time and can't figure out how you ever had time to go to work!
If all goes as planned/hoped. There will again be multiple OSU players drafted high. Through my scarlet tinted lens, three seems low, regardless of which NFL teams choose early.
Through those same lens, the Redskins should be choosing later than third. Unless of course, they trade up!
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.
Football and Basketball both look to be great fun next season. These young people are sure making it easy to be a Buckeye fan!
Great man, great coach! Did it the right way, legally!! Thanks Coach.
Matt, Cronin is now out west, right?
55, time even flies when you aren't having fun!
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.
Good? No Great!!!
Hope Coach Day continues another trend we enjoyed with Coach Meyer! That is, generally pull in one surprise commit at signing time!! Looking forward to see how the recruiting rounds out. Really looking forward to seeing the production on the field. Less than two months to wait! It should be fun!!!
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!!
Is this the game Kern hurt his shoulder? Seems I remember him being driven into the ground, just not sure which game.