Re: Hot Dog ReformMar 9th, 2010
And what is worse we have these nutbars who claim things are better now than in '59. Not only did we pack pocket knives but also our sling shots, which we used for all kinds of mischief. Late June early July were good times, climbing cherry trees in the neighbourhood and eating cherries until we sh*t our pants.
But, we had the added advantage of taking a .22 along to do some creative target practise. Buying the bullets was a bit hard on the paper route income, but I was able to get some work cutting grass on the side. Used to go to the local dump regularly, start a fire in a old rusty car, and then pick off the rats that would come running out.
I eventually got a job washing dishes in the local bakery (starting at 4:30 am) which allowed me to buy all the bullets I wanted, but the work cut into my shooting time. But, the old drunk who was the head baker taught me how to bake without recipes...I guess that was a good fringe benefit...if I hadn't needed the money for .22 bullets, I never would have learned how to make pie pastry!