3/7/1935

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  1. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    On this day in history is my crowning glory. It was the day I was born. I'm 79 today. If I had known that I was going to live this long I would of taken better care of myself. My legs are shot along with my back. My teeth are plastic and I'm fat, I also wear glasses and my hands shake when I'm trying to tie a fly or two on.

    But the good side of this is that I'm only 21 years away from 100. Living 3/4 of a century you would think I've seen a lot. Well I have, I missed out on Korea and was 4F for Viet Nam. To young for WWII and not yet born for WWI.

    I can remember when fishing was good in Washington and then when it all went to hell. So to hell with it all. As soon as I get off this computer I'm going up to fish the Beaverhead. If I catch something that is good and if I don't that is good also. That is why it's call fishing and not catching.

    You all have a nice day now. Bye, bye.
     
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  2. dogfishdan

    dogfishdan New Member

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    happy birthday. You are doing very well for 79, I'm 60 and have the same, mines from logging, sawmills and construction. Fishing is my pastime also and hope to be able to do more of it in the future like you
     
  3. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    HBD! you ol'
    fart!!! :cool:

    Glad to know you... even if it is only via screen.

    I doubt very much that I'll make it to 79 but if I do, I hope I can continue fishing as you have.
     
  4. Bruce Baker

    Bruce Baker Active Member

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    Happy Birthday!!!
     
  5. Whitey

    Whitey Active Member

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    How you managed to survive this long is truly inspirational. ;)

    Love, YT
     
  6. bhudda

    bhudda heffe'

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    Happy birthday jim!!
     
  7. Patrick Allen

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    Old and pissed off. I love it.

    Happy B-Day old guy.
     
  8. royalcoach

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    Awesome !
    Christ I hope I make it to 79 and can still flyfish !
    Pretty doubtful though.

    Happy Birthday :D
     
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    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    Happy birthday
     
  10. flybill

    flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

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    Happy Birthday Jimbo!
     
  11. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Well I tried my luck on the river. I believe that the fish don't like me this year. I threw a lot of different flies at them but no love. Back to the drawing board.

    Oh and thanks guys for all the love.
     
  12. flybill

    flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

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    I don't care what you say, you're not getting my bud lite! ;) But I'll buy you a whiskey next time we're on the river or you're out here!
     
  13. PeteM

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    Jim,

    Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great time fishing today.

    Pete
     
  14. Strawfish

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    Jim, Happy Birthday! Getting to go fishing on your 79th b-day is truly a great day. Good luck!!
    John
     
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    Roper Idiot Savant

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    Happy birthday Jim...see you again next year...;)
     
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    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    I hope you do live to be one hundred, OMJ. And may God grant you one extra year in order to repent!!! :)
    Happy Birthday!
     
  17. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Happy Birthday, Jim. Don't get too feeble before I get a chance to come back & meet you this summer. Retirement is wonderful . . . no freeking boss to tell me I can't go when & where I want. God Bless & may you have many more.

    The Other Jim
     
  18. IveofIone

    IveofIone Active Member

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    3/7/35, best wishes to you from 7/27/38. Looks like we'll have at least one more spring to hear red winged blackbirds singing in the reeds. Enjoy.

    Ive
     
  19. FinLuver

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    Happy Brithday...Old Man!! :)

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    @ GAT...Gene you make it to 79 and wanna go fishin'; I'll drive ya to the "kiddie pond" :p
     
  20. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I don't really drink beer. One beer is almost fine but the second one tastes bad and the third one I usually throw away because it tastes like shit. I'll stick to hard stuff.