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Old 07-08-2003, 02:46 PM
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i was born at a very young age. in those days, it wasnt as easy as it is now for you kids. you dont know how good u have it. i used to have to walk the mule 12 miles to get water from the well, it was so hot, most of it evaporated before i got back, and god forbid i drank any of it, dad would whoop my butt when i got home. i had to wake up at 5am, milk the goat, do my chores, and get off to school. if my homework wasnt done, the teacher would hit me with a stick, then dad would hit me with whatever branches were still on the tree. we were so poor, we couldnt even pay attention , then i got older, and started cutting grass. i walked 5 miles to my customers house, and mowed 6 acres with a rusty old pushmower, up hill, both ways. yup, life was tough, but it made me a stronger person. now, i have 16 customers, 2 rusty mowers, and dont have to walk my mowers anymore, thats right, i pull them with my huffy 10 speed that i stole...ummm, i mean bought last year. yup, life is good, and they said i would never amount to anything....
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Old 07-08-2003, 03:35 PM
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You ought to franchise that system........you'd give chemlawn/trugreen a run for there money
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Old 07-13-2003, 02:16 PM
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i was born at a very young age. in those days, it wasnt as easy as it is now for you kids. you dont know how good u have it. i used to have to walk the mule 12 miles to get water from the well, it was so hot, most of it evaporated before i got back, and god forbid i drank any of it, dad would whoop my butt when i got home. i had to wake up at 5am, milk the goat, do my chores, and get off to school. if my homework wasnt done, the teacher would hit me with a stick, then dad would hit me with whatever branches were still on the tree. we were so poor, we couldnt even pay attention , then i got older, and started cutting grass. i walked 5 miles to my customers house, and mowed 6 acres with a rusty old pushmower, up hill, both ways. yup, life was tough, but it made me a stronger person. now, i have 16 customers, 2 rusty mowers, and dont have to walk my mowers anymore, thats right, i pull them with my huffy 10 speed that i stole...ummm, i mean bought last year. yup, life is good, and they said i would never amount to anything....

ROTFLMAO...love the part about "up hill, both ways". You some kind of p/t comedian bobby???
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Old 07-13-2003, 03:35 PM
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Why didn't you take the goat with you to eat the grass that way you don't need to cut it.
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Old 08-03-2003, 11:48 PM
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HA HA! LOL! I love the line, "We were so poor, we couldnt even pay attention" ha ha! thats great!

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Old 08-21-2003, 09:58 PM
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I see that it's funny to you American born citizens but my dad pretty much had to go through all of that and some people still do today. I don't know if you guys have ever been to Europe and seen some small towns but yeah us americans do truelly have it made he was born in Croatia in a small house on a famr. His family grew up poor and struggled to make ends meet. The had 6 cows and some chickens and everyday at 4:30 my father had to walk up to the pastures to let the cows eat, and then come back at 6,milk the cows, eat breakfast and walk to school in another neighboring village 4 miles away even during the winter months in the heavy spw from being in the mountains. They were beaten in school with tree branches but his parents only disciplined him if he did something horrible. Then when he got home he would work in the fields with his 2 sisters and mother and father for 2-3 hours and then eat supper. Eventually at age 12, my father came over to America where he and my family started a new life. This is a true story so again even though it may be funny to you, some people actually had to go through that.
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Old 08-21-2003, 10:26 PM
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Lighten up. We know that.
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Old 08-26-2003, 09:45 PM
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Yepp lots of people been there.My grandfather came from croatia in 1923.
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Old 08-27-2003, 08:06 AM
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at least he had cows and chickens. if i wanted to eat eggs, i had to steal them from a birds nest.
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Old 08-27-2003, 06:02 PM
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Great Story Bobby................


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