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    Its December 7th, 76 years ago today the Japanes bombed Pearl Harbor. 2,403 Americans were killed, 1,178 were wounded. There was no state of war when this attack occured. As many of you know, my father was there, serving aboard the U.S.S. PENNSYLVANIA. It it a day I will never forget, and I think many Amercicans should keep the memory alive of those that died and were wounded. So I started my day with a prayer to honor those there. I will never forget. That day, today, will always be honored by me. Glenn
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    Excerpts from "Reflections on Pearl Harbor" by Admiral Chester Nimitz. Sunday, December 7th, 1941--Admiral Chester Nimitz was attending a concert in Washington D.C. He was paged and told there was a phone call for him. When he answered the phone, it was President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the phone. He told Admiral Nimitz that he (Nimitz) would now be the Commander of the Pacific Fleet. Admiral Nimitz flew to Hawaii to assume command of the Pacific Fleet. He landed at Pearl Harbor on Christmas Eve, 1941. There was such a spirit of despair, dejection and defeat you would have thought the Japanese had already won the war. On Christmas Day, 1941, Adm. Nimitz was given a boat tour of the destruction wrought on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. Big sunken battleships and navy vessels cluttered the waters everywhere you looked. As the tour boat returned to dock, the young helmsman of the boat asked, "Well Admiral, what do you think after seeing all this destruction?" Admiral Nimitz's reply shocked everyone within the sound of his voice. Admiral Nimitz said, "The Japanese made three of the biggest mistakes an attack force could ever make, or God was taking care of America. Which do you think it was?" Shocked and surprised, the young helmsman asked, "What do mean by saying the Japanese made the three biggest mistakes an attack force ever made?" Nimitz explained: Mistake number one: The Japanese attacked on Sunday morning. Nine out of every ten crewmen of those ships were ashore on leave. If those same ships had been lured to sea and been sunk--we would have lost 38,000 men instead of 3,800. Mistake number two: When the Japanese saw all those battleships lined in a row, they got so carried away sinking those battleships, they never once bombed our dry docks opposite those ships. If they had destroyed our dry docks, we would have had to tow every one of those ships to America to be repaired. As it is now, the ships are in shallow water and can be raised. One tug can pull them over to the dry docks, and we can have them repaired and at sea by the time we could have towed them to America. And I already have crews ashore anxious to man those ships. Mistake number three; Every drop of fuel in the Pacific theater of war is in top of the ground storage tanks five miles away over that hill. One attack plane could have strafed those tanks and destroyed our fuel supply. That's why I say the Japanese made three of the biggest mistakes an attack force could make, God was taking care of America. Any way you look at it--Admiral Nimitz was able to see a silver lining in a situation and circumstance where everyone else saw only despair and defeatism. President Roosevelt had chosen the right man for the right job. We desperately needed a leader that could see silver linings in the midst of the clouds of dejection, despair and defeat. Our national motto is, IN GOD WE TRUST, he watched over us in 1941 and continues to do so today. CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR OUR COUNTRY!
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    So my son had some fun taking pictures of my grandson Jeremy and some of my tractors this past weekend. I though it would be fulno do a "Caption This: thread with them, so I'll start and ya;ll have fun. I didn't do it Grandpa I know you're hiding a Big Block Kohler around here somewhere! I won't tell Grandma how many you have! Ya, I can fit it, just watch Let me show you how to fix this tranny Let's get some red on!
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    Going to pick up my new sublimated mugs tomorrow. s.
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    This is his cousin, Clifford the big wheel horse red dog.
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    If you guys spent as much time on your tractors as you do following BRF's bowel movements we'd have more red tractors in this world instead of skittles....just my
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    I can spot a diesel mechanic anywhere - you , sir fit the bill to a tee... I know how BRF got his demeanor - it's from dealing with truck drivers all day , been there , done that . Got tired of throwing tools at fools so I left that profession for the most part but I still get peppered with questions from friends that are drivers , and they wonder why I have a bad temper.. Sarge
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    God bless all those who died on that tragic day. Today is my daughter's birthday but I would remember Pearl Harbor anyway. I grew up hearing about it all the time. My uncle died in WW 2 as a result of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
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    Madison is in the rear view mirror! Traffic was steady but nothing like it will be in 30-40 minutes At the stop my traveling buddy woke up and said the famous line, “Are we there yet?” “No son, ONLY 360 miles to go though!” Next stop—Dubuque
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    Three words Taco Bell Salute Man, would i ever like to go on a Horse Rustlin' trip with this guy!! It gives "Run for the border" a whole new meaning, now doesn't it?
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    We are in the right series! Wrong model... Grabbing a bite to eat, making sure that I have all the last minute stuff, and then heading out soon! I wonder...do I need an IV of this stuff now or later today on the way home?
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    OH, sure...now you clean your camera.
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    Imagine him something like this... ...only bigger.
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    I have a gal who makes too ... she can put any pic you have on one.
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    Thanks for the reminder Richard
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    The design of the eight speeds were geared (pun intended) around ground engaging attachments.
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    I'v been seeing ads for FRED on TV!
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    Alright Boyz, i'm gonna get ya Hers your Big Nasty Red
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    A quick Breakfast stop in Dubuque! zach—I know you’d be a great employee but if I don’t come home with you, momma will kill me! Can’t wait to see this thing loaded! —good suggestion Dan, I’ll keep that in mind for the return trip. Thanks— next stop—Cedar Rapids...
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