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13 August, 2019

That Time I lived in a Ghost Town

That Time I lived in a Ghost Town
Posted in : Ranch Life on by : TetonTrekker
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It was 1980, I was 18 years old, and I had just spent my first summer in Jackson Hole. In late August or early September my X got a job as a working cowboy on a ranch in the ghost town of Lida, Nevada. So we packed everything we owned into our station wagon.

2 August, 2019

Weird Sh*t Bingo

Weird Sh*t Bingo
Posted in : Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Random Crafts on by : TetonTrekker
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I envision a group of 10 friends meeting up for breakfast on a Saturday morning at their favorite coffee joint. Over coffee, draw for their cards and divide into teams of two. Decide on what time the game is over and a place to meet and compare Bingo to declare the winners. Then all take off in teams, one team per car. Each team would get a win for the most Bingos (ugliest taxidermy bonus is the tie-breaker), and individual wins would be decided by each player by awarding their trinket to who they think won. Everyone would pitch in to buy the winning team lunch or a drink.

1 November, 2018

November 1940

November 1940
Posted in : Pauline & Ab, The Life Story of a Tennessee Sailor on by : TetonTrekker
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An excerpt from “The Life Story of a lucky Tennessee Sailor that Lived to Retire” by Abb R. Truett:
November, 1940, as we came up from the south to New York on a Standard Oil tanker, I was called by the Navy for active duty. The Navy dispatched me to the U.S.S. Santee at Baltimore as a Commissioned Officer. The U.S.S. Santee at that time was on oil tanker rigged for fueling ships at sea.

7 September, 2018

Music: Good for the Soul

Music: Good for the Soul
Posted in : Confessions of a Band Geek on by : TetonTrekker
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I played the flute from 5th grade until I graduated from High School, then played in the Bishop California Community Band a couple times right out of high school. I moved to Jackson for a summer in 1980 and stayed, life, work, family, children, and Jackson Hole activities filling my life and my flute collecting
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