Balance...

... because content is woefully lacking here - and I'm not in the mood to (to steal one of Bitterman's terms) beat the weasels, I'm just going to throw up another photo and then hit the patio....

... so here's a little nugget for y'all to chew on for a while... a color shot of my dear ole Dad at the Gia Le Combat Base back in '68... hey, see that twinkle in his eye?... yeah, that was me... of course, he had to wait four more years for me to arrive... but still, I was in there somewhere....

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(... by the way.. my Pa is the fella holding the rifle... )

... what I can't get over is the look on his buddy's face... looks a tad nervous, if you ask me... then again, Dad had that effect on some people...

... the really cool thing is how he is balancing the unloaded M-14 on three fingers.... those weapons had great balance...

... y'all have a good night...

by Eric on July 25, 2006 | Bullshit (15) | TrackBack (0) | Military Stuff
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His buddy could be looking nervous because I don't see your dad's other hand.
He was a handsome fellow1

Bullshitted by Maeve on July 25, 2006 05:26 PM

.. you know, that DID cross my mind...

Bullshitted by Eric on July 25, 2006 05:59 PM

'68, I remember it well -- most of it anyway.

Bullshitted by Jim - PRS on July 25, 2006 07:35 PM

"my pa is the one holding the rifle" no kidding, cause ya'll look like clones. awesome pic, eric. i think he shared your love for weaponry..."what, a picture? let me grab my rifle"

Bullshitted by shoe on July 25, 2006 07:56 PM

Your Dad looks... Big. Holy crap.

Bullshitted by Bou on July 25, 2006 07:57 PM

You dad was very handsome! My dad's eye was twinkling at the same time, Eric, I think we are very close in age but I might be a teeny bit older than you :)

Bullshitted by Lisa W. on July 25, 2006 09:08 PM

Dad is good looking man.

...here's what is weird, you are younger than my son!!! Gawd, I'm getting old.

Bullshitted by vicki on July 25, 2006 10:59 PM

yep, your pa looks like he could go bear hunting with a pocketknife and come home with the rug and hams.

That shot of the tin roof hooch does bring back a memory or two

Bullshitted by GUYK on July 26, 2006 11:35 AM

Y'know, hereabouts when we beat our weasels, we don't talk about it much in public. We also wash our hands afterwards.

I'm just sayin', is all.

Bullshitted by El Capitan on July 26, 2006 12:12 PM

You do look a lot like your dad. Handsome runs in the family...

Bullshitted by Richmond on July 26, 2006 02:06 PM

Now,there's a warrior.Thanks for sharing the photo with all of us.

Bullshitted by DanToom on July 26, 2006 02:15 PM

that pitcher is livin proof how the fruit dont fall far frum the tree. ere ye eggsplaind whut twuz, i figgerd ye were the redhed with the rifle!

Bullshitted by buddy don on July 27, 2006 04:16 AM

Good pic, and you do favor him. But I like the other pic of your dad better. Cuter. Not that I'm lusting your dad or anything... ; )

Bullshitted by Key on July 28, 2006 12:54 AM

Cool pic - I thought you were my age, ya little squirt!

;o)>

Bullshitted by Mark on July 30, 2006 12:19 AM

I glanced at the photo before reading the post.

Thought it was you, Eric.

Bullshitted by Harvey on August 1, 2006 10:15 AM