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Picture proof that I had an abnormal childhood (lots of old pics)

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mountainexplorer, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    Lots of pictures, so dial up beware. I found a bunch of old pictures, and compiled a new mountainexplorer historical story: Sorry if I'm using up too much bandwidth. If I am, just delete this.

    Earliest memories include living in a house that was being remodeled.
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    From a young age, Allan liked having many used cars and trucks.
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    He would sometimes help the construction effort going on around him.
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    Though there was no wedding or paperwork, Allan felt as if he was in a marriage relationship from the start. From a young age, he experienced and learned what living with a woman was like in a playhouse setting after school and on weekends.
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    He labored by day and by evening, building structures out of scrap boards and items laying around the yard.
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    When fullsize playhouses weren't enough for him and the neighborhood gang, he'd spend alone time up north building and making campsites, often collecting too many campers and RV's.
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    There were occasional family visits from family Allan's Dad's side, meaning he was often around people in their 60's and even 70's.
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    He raised two chickens in the backyard until they grew large enough they had to go to a farm setting.
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    But Allan's bird pet phase wasn't over... he was the founder and builder of Bird City, and the population of bird city skyrocketed over the years.
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    Allan had a sensitive emotional side. He almost cried when they decided to sell the old 1960 Chevy truck.
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    He always had plenty of girls over, but no romantic sparks. Relationships were strictly platonic.
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    He learned how to tow trailers long before driving a car.
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    Allan's Dad was lost to cancer when he was 15.
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    Allan got older, and grew up like all people must... but he carried with him those habits of the past...
    Collecting older cars and trucks at age 14...
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    And tried being a body/paint man once at 14; hence learning from his first project, he should never do bodywork...
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    Still was building things out of wood and scraps at age 16...
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    And collecting Campers and creating fullsize campsites at age 17 and 18...
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    It also didn't help matters that Allan's School had, for this area, the oddest looking School Bus around known as "The Twinkie".
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  2. mountainexplorer

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    He found fascination with old things, like the old *Radarange* microwave the school had that he wanted to keep because he felt it was an antique.
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    And strangely found Polka music fun to listen to, in a funny way of course.
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    But Allan had to move on from the antiquities of his school when he graduated in 1999 and moved on to college.
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    He got his neighbors mad once, not because of college parties or loud music, but because he painted a Nova for a friend's mom.
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    Even though he is a person of building and not destroying... trying to rebuild and salvage and make better what can be...
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    Allan let people come onto his place and stay in his campsite...
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    and tear up his field...
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    And he was never a violent person.
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    And then sometime a few years ago, Allan became mountainexplorer and got in 4-wheeling and off-roading and joined CK5... and you know probably know all the stories from then on.

    The End. Or is it?
     
  3. Resurrection_Joe

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    You are a really cool guy, you know that?
     
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    Dude, if you were on this coast, I would say that you should throw a huge CK5 party. You probably still should, even though I couldn't come.
     
  5. MTBLAZER89

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    That was pretty cool dude.
     
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  7. sandawgk5

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    Nice, Very Kewl. Brought back some memories on my side too:D

    Thank you

    Ira
     
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    That's cool. Nice to "re discover" old pics once in a while.
     
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    That's cool. I really like the second pic down, where you have all your cars/trucks and a huge smile.
     
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    Cool stuff Alan...
     
  11. mountainexplorer

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    Thats the 1st pic I ran across. I looked at it, and all my toy cars and trucks, and realized I've always been this way since I was little; collecting large quantities of older vehicles only they are fullsize now.

    Only thing I wish for now is that I had as many girls hang around me as did back then. :wink1:
     
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    Good work. Always love the Alan Stories

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    x100 :D
     

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