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Bill Wynne
06-17-2008, 09:00 AM
I have just discovered that there is a place in our profile for friends. I don't know how long that has been there but mine said "Bill Wynne has not made any friends". Everyone knows that it takes at least 6 for a proper funeral.:)

I don't know about the rest of you, but I need all the friends that I can get so I have started putting some of your names is as my "friends". I hope you don't mind.

I realize that most of us have not met yet but we are friends. I have put some of you down on my list who I almost never agree with and some who I almost always agree with. I haven't included any who are too grumpy, but give me time.

Concho Bill

Rusty Carr
06-17-2008, 09:32 AM
Haven't seen you in a while, and miss you and don't worry, I'll be happy to carry your casket,wait, that didn't sound right, Oh well. things are still fine in Dublin. See you soon, Rusty

Bill Wynne
06-17-2008, 10:12 AM
Put me in coach, put me in.
I have a strong back and a weak mind and would love to carry your casket.

Gee thanks, Francis. Don't be in any hurry. I'm not. I have put you down on my list though.:)

Concho Bill

Mr. D
06-17-2008, 02:31 PM
Gee I'm lucky! I can name quite a few members that would be ever so happy to put me in my casket! Preferably this afternoon! :D

Yote
06-17-2008, 02:34 PM
D, what time is the funeral, I'll be there.:D

Paul Fielder
06-17-2008, 06:06 PM
.....what does it do if you sign up as amigos??

pf

Bill Wynne
06-17-2008, 06:30 PM
.....what does it do if you sign up as amigos??

pf

I don't really know, Paul. Friends are people who you are friendly with. The more friends you have, the less people you can cuss at.:)

Concho Bill

Paul Fielder
06-17-2008, 06:39 PM
You live too far north......cursing at your friends is a term of endearment down this way!!

Normally, fishing and hunting are involved....but mostly around a bbq pit:-)

pf

Bill Wynne
06-18-2008, 08:50 AM
You live too far north......cursing at your friends is a term of endearment down this way!!

Normally, fishing and hunting are involved....but mostly around a bbq pit:-)

pf

You have part of a point Paul. We just call that razzing. I don't guess the boys up north razz each other much. We should ask Francis about that.

We may not be as far South as you but we are further south than San Diego and Savanna. Check it out on a map.

Concho Bill

Paul Fielder
06-18-2008, 09:26 AM
.....people will email me about living in south TX and ask me how I like San Antonio.

I tell them I visit there a few times a year to see my sister so our kids / the cousins can play and it'a about a 3-4 hour drive north. Takes me 5 hours to get to Houston if I REALLY step on it!!

Have to admit....we have a big time with the razzing but has to be the right setting and really good compadres. You can tell who your best friends are the more you make fun of eachother. Like I said, We really get into some belly rollers at bbq's and deer camp or on dove hunts is where I see it most.

Almost never do it front of the wives as they have no sense of humor of us making fun of eachother.

pf

graybeard
06-18-2008, 09:48 AM
Who is Bill Wynne??????Does he even own a gun?
The San Angelo Flash --Concho Bill
Put me down Bill
Jim
:):D:)

Bill Wynne
06-18-2008, 10:01 AM
Who is Bill Wynne??????Does he even own a gun?
The San Angelo Flash --Concho Bill
Put me down Bill
Jim
:):D:)

Graybeard, Thanks for the ribbing. I just put you on my friends list, and you too Paul. We Texans must stick together.:)

Concho Bill

brad541thb
06-18-2008, 10:23 AM
D, what time is the funeral, I'll be there.:D

Now that's a classic! :D

You set yourself up for that one D!

BC

Paul Fielder
06-18-2008, 12:32 PM
.....thanks guys!!

This is pretty cool.....I have to admit the requests are a compliment & uplifting!!

Nice to know you got amigos that got your back.

pf

Rusty Carr
06-18-2008, 02:21 PM
Hey guys, I like getting the friend requests. I guess I am a little outspoken, well maybe not much, but it's nice to have people who are willing to consider me a friend, despite my leanings. I'll be 62 soon, and I probably won't be changing much. Welcome to my neighborhood guys, Rusty

brad541thb
06-18-2008, 03:24 PM
.....thanks guys!!

This is pretty cool.....I have to admit the requests are a compliment & uplifting!!

Nice to know you got amigos that got your back.

pf

I agree.

You guys seem like a great bunch to party with our have a barbeque.

So, who's house are we meeting at? :D

Yote
06-18-2008, 03:35 PM
Y'all come on over. Gotta pool with an enclosure around it(no mosquitos) and a grill. Who's bringing the meat?:D

Paul Fielder
06-18-2008, 04:38 PM
.....just give me a holler starting in Nov (Oct if you like to bowhunt in hot weather) I'm usually dove hunting & in the shade w/ a cervesa in hand looking over a pond.

We normally have to shoot between 50-70 does depending on the survery on the ranch I hunt. Invite is open if you like venison.....we eat lots of it.

Have a pretty cool camp too......

pf

Bill Wynne
06-18-2008, 06:06 PM
Paul my friend,

What part of deep South Texas do you call home?

For you who don't know I have heard it said that if you live in Brownsville, Texas, you cannot leave at daybreak and drive out of Texas in daylight hours on the same day. Of course, that was said a few years ago when the highways were not as good.

Concho Bill

Paul Fielder
06-18-2008, 07:01 PM
.....about 45-50 west of Brownsville. If I left the house now, I could be eating dinner in Mexico in about 15 mins!!

South Padre is about an hour away but I have been fishing out of Port Mansfield recently. The Lower Laguna Madre is a unique place and one of only 2 or 3 ultra salinity bays in the world that actually thrives......it is saltier than the ocean. I Also do a little offshore but I'm a wuss and only go when it's super calm.

The Rio Grande Valley is a great place if you live to Hunt and fish and IF you can deal with the Heat in the summer time. My deer lease is about another 45-50 miles west of me in Starr County. We have some of the best wing shooting in the U.S.....one of my best friends is the U.S. Fed. Game warden and we spend a lot of time together at the ranch, shooting dove / whitewing and quail. If you like to bass fish, we have Falcon lake about two hours away that just set all sort of record weigh-ins from the last major bass tourney.


I love the Winter time but summers are getting tougher.....thank God for air conditioning!!

The only drawback to the area (as you stated) is we are a long way from nowhere if you travel. We are homebodies for the most part and I do all the driving out to the ranch or to the coast. Luckily, My wife enjoys staying home and being with the kids and not a vacation person. Our idea of a family get away is driving to San Antonio to stay at my sister's which is fine with me!!

Come on down if you want to shoot a doe this next season. I'm sure we'll have lots of thinning to do.

pf

Big Al
06-18-2008, 07:41 PM
For all that "have a point", wear a hat, it will cover your point.:D

vicvanb
06-18-2008, 08:53 PM
.....is there a place in the profile for "enemies?"

Just wondering...

Bill Wynne
06-18-2008, 08:58 PM
.....is there a place in the profile for "enemies?"

Just wondering...

Vic, There are no enemies here, just friends who have not met yet.:)

Concho Bill

vicvanb
06-18-2008, 09:27 PM
Bill,

GOOD ANSWER!

elmct57
11-14-2009, 01:17 AM
Hello,
i found this site and was wondering if anyone knew or could get a message to Mary Stidworthy? she & i served together at DINFOS, Ft Harrison in the 70's

any help appreciated. thanks

Betsy McLellan
USMC vet

Bill Wynne
11-14-2009, 05:59 AM
Hello,
i found this site and was wondering if anyone knew or could get a message to Mary Stidworthy? she & i served together at DINFOS, Ft Harrison in the 70's

any help appreciated. thanks

Betsy McLellan
USMC vet

Betsy,

I am not familiar with her but I hit google and found quite a bit on your friend, Mary Stidworthy. She racked up all kinds of shooting trophies in the '70s. You might just find her through Google.

Some of the other shooters here might know her or know of her.

Good luck,

Concho Bill

alinwa
11-14-2009, 01:56 PM
over on the The Dark Side (rimfire) they've taken the "friend" thing to a whole new level...... kinda' caused me to avoid the word entirely on this site. I misdoubt I've ever posted a word/question on the rimfire board.

Thank you for opening the door ;) friend....

It's been a pure-dee pleasure getting to know you here.

:)

al

Ohhh, and BTW, over here in the upper left corner we call it "flippin' " and friends do it, a lot. TRULY rare is the woman who can engage.... I'm proud to say my wife can flang it like a man :D she burns my biscuits on a regular basis.

Some on this board have taught me a thing or two about the art of verbal parlay. Doctor Tim Oltersdorf comes to mind, the man's a genius!

We're to far away from the border to use 'amigo' up here.... but if you call a girl "mijo" you're perty assured of a few welts! ;) Over in the Carolineys my relatives say amigo with the hard 'G'......

Bill Wynne
11-14-2009, 06:04 PM
over on the The Dark Side (rimfire) they've taken the "friend" thing to a whole new level...... kinda' caused me to avoid the word entirely on this site. I misdoubt I've ever posted a word/question on the rimfire board.

Thank you for opening the door ;) friend....

It's been a pure-dee pleasure getting to know you here.

:)

al

Thank you Al. The feeling is mutual.

I think the trick is to treat everyone you meet as a possible friend and never use the term lightly.

I have heard that a friend is someone who is always willing to help you and a true friend will help you hide a body.

If you ever need help, give me a call.

Concho Bill

Pete Wass
11-14-2009, 06:41 PM
Me and the delightful Ms J are going to be in Texas from 11-23 through 12-7. Wanna buy us lunch and see if we come up to your expecttions of Yankees?

Bill Wynne
11-14-2009, 08:03 PM
Me and the delightful Ms J are going to be in Texas from 11-23 through 12-7. Wanna buy us lunch and see if we come up to your expecttions of Yankees?

Sure Pete,

Where are y'all stayin? What do you like, Tex-Mex or steak?

You may be a Yankee and I am a Texan but I bet we are more alike than we are different.

Concho Bill

Fred J
11-14-2009, 09:14 PM
Pete:
Texas is a big place.
Lot's of great resturants in San Antonio.

Bill Wynne
11-15-2009, 06:06 AM
Pete,

Being the person that you are and with your outlook, you will find all kinds of friendly people down here. However that being said, you may have to pay for your own lunch some along the way.

Fred J is sure right about San Antonio being big and having a lot of good restaurants. There is good food all over Texas.

Fred, I heard that they shut down Earl Abel's over on Broadway and Hilderbran recently. If they did it a shame.

Concho Bill

Pete Wass
11-15-2009, 09:20 AM
We have traveled quite a bit together over the past couple of years and we don't go with an itinerary except for getting back to the plane on time. We have always been able to find motels etc so no problem there.

I have always hated to go on a planned trip, having looked at pictures first. Get there and you have allready seen it in the pictures. :( She does look up things to see and if we get to them fine, if we don't fine.

I am realllly only interested in what placs feel like while being there. I have spent a bit of time in Texas in the past. I have an old friend who lives in Rusk and I have called on him a couple of times; interesting part of Texas.

We are going to Brownsville first and look that area over. After that, whatever the day brings us except for one special stop before we get on the plane. I am prepared to do the driving. I know how big Texas is. SO, if we get a chance to meet somewhere, we will ;)

P.S.

I frequented Barbque restaurants so often in Florida last March I brought on Gout! What does that tell ya about me and food? I am not big on the seasonings in Mexican food or the combinations put together in Mexican dishes. I hardly ever go to them. We are peppered with them up here too; probably for obvious reasons. We have a bunch of lazy Americans here too :)

Fred J
11-15-2009, 11:18 AM
Bill:
Yes, they closed the original resturant, but move into a newer locaction in the Terrel Plaza area on Austin Hi-Way. Haven't tried it yet to see if the foods the same.
Pete: Don't drink the water down by the Rio Grande.

Pete Wass
11-15-2009, 01:47 PM
Bill:
Yes, they closed the original resturant, but move into a newer locaction in the Terrel Plaza area on Austin Hi-Way. Haven't tried it yet to see if the foods the same.
Pete: Don't drink the water down by the Rio Grande.



We carry bottled water to drink with pills or rinsing after brushing. I live on McDonalds Senior coffees the rest of the time :). Lowest cost, so far, for Senior Coffees or any Sinior Drinks for that matter is Webster City, Iowa. $.45 for any drink in the house for Seniors. Prior to that it was in Georgia; fiddy eight cent she said.

Pete Wass
11-15-2009, 01:51 PM
Sure Pete,

Where are y'all stayin? What do you like, Tex-Mex or steak?

You may be a Yankee and I am a Texan but I bet we are more alike than we are different.

Concho Bill



to swing over your way on our drive back to the Airport. We will be traveling a bit Northwest of you before heading home.

Fred J
11-15-2009, 01:57 PM
Stopped at McDonald's in Junction, TX, to refill my coffe mug. The little teen at the register, looked baffled, as she didn't know how to handle the sale. She asked her Lead, and without missing a beat, the Lead said," All Old People get their Cokes and Coffee half price. I thanked her and left.

Pete Wass
11-15-2009, 01:59 PM
your mug was a big one?

Fred J
11-15-2009, 02:01 PM
Still only paid fiddy since. Most other McDonald's and What-A-Burgers close to our ranges, offer the refill, free.

michael gould
11-17-2009, 06:41 PM
ok,
so if a former yankee ( new york...STATE, not CITY.) believes that strangers are just friends you haven't met yet...can I join the club?
shoot a six BR, belong to a nice club, live in central fla....whatcha think?

Bill Wynne
11-17-2009, 08:24 PM
ok,
so if a former yankee ( new york...STATE, not CITY.) believes that strangers are just friends you haven't met yet...can I join the club?
shoot a six BR, belong to a nice club, live in central fla....whatcha think?

Sure, Michael. I have nothing against Yankees if you don't. Most of us down here have gotten over that ugly War of Northern Aggression thing.:)

Concho Bill

michael gould
11-19-2009, 08:21 PM
well, the only thing I have against "yankees" is the baseball-playing(and I DO mean "playing" -types. shooting is a sport, boxing is a sport, baseball is a GAME.
keep me posted.

Bill Wynne
11-19-2009, 08:43 PM
well, the only thing I have against "yankees" is the baseball-playing(and I DO mean "playing" -types. shooting is a sport, boxing is a sport, baseball is a GAME.
keep me posted.

You know, I had a hard time accepting the New York Yankees as a good baseball team as a kid. That was the first time I ever heard the word Yankee alone without a common adjective before it. Most Yankees are OK. Many have become good friends of mine. We are more alike than we are different.:)

Concho Bill

michael gould
11-20-2009, 09:49 PM
it's funny, the more time i spend"down here" the more my yankee friends find me ...well, different. i hear a lot about "gun-totin' " etc...wait, is gun-totin' WRONG?! i had guns up there, too! they probably would have left the G on the totin' if i had stayed...