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THE GOOD OLE DAYS

LETS TALK ABOUT THE GOOD OLE DAYS WHEN LIFE WAS SIMPLER AND ALOT LESS COMPLICATED AND GET BACK TO ESSENTIALS, FUN!!!

Location: TROY GROVE , ILLINOIS
Members: 45
Latest Activity: Feb 16, 2015

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Does anyone remember renting fishing boats? 9 Replies

When I was a kid growing up in the ‘50s and ‘60s very few people that I knew owned a boat. Being raised in one of the thousands of subdivisions that sprang up after WWII I don’t remember one person…Continue

Started by Mike Martin. Last reply by Mike Martin Jan 19, 2015.

FRIENDS REMEMBERED , WHILE I STILL CAN REMEMBER EM..... 2 Replies

BACK when  I was a young married man I came to Troy Grove, the birthplace of my wife of 42 years now.. I was at the post office one day getting my mail , no home delivery , then or now. There was an…Continue

Started by DAVID L EITUTIS. Last reply by dick tabbert Oct 25, 2014.

" MUSINGS ON GETTING OLDER " 2 Replies

  AS I sit here pondering how to start this I"m listening to " WALTZING MATILDA" by the Seekers. I associate the song with my time spent in Austrailia as a young man ..... They have a different…Continue

Started by DAVID L EITUTIS. Last reply by carl hendrix Sep 4, 2014.

THE BUCKET LIST OF 10 THINGS OR LESS FROM THE GOOD OLE DAYS! 19 Replies

AFTER READING JANS COMMENT ABOUT A BUCKET LIST LETS START ONE IN MY GROUP: 10 ITEMS ONLY OR LESS ABOUT THE GOOD OLE DAYS ON FAMILY , TACKLE  , FISHING OR ANYTHING PERTAINING TO THAT STUFF.  HERE'S…Continue

Started by DAVID L EITUTIS. Last reply by DAVID L EITUTIS Mar 15, 2014.

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Comment by carl hendrix on July 10, 2014 at 11:58am

nice boats Kelly !!  glad you got into gill fishing!

Comment by Leo Nguyen on July 10, 2014 at 11:02am

Great looking pics. Wow. Talking about a foggy day.

Comment by DAVID L EITUTIS on July 10, 2014 at 11:01am

GREAT PICS KELLY AND THANKS FOR POSTING EM IN ONE OF MY GROUPS ......CLASSIC PICS AND SUBJECT MATTER.....

Comment by Kelly Peterson on July 10, 2014 at 9:13am

Another picture of my dad's boat with son Rob and grandson Bradyn in action on our favorite bluegill lake. I took the picture from the front of boat.

Comment by Kelly Peterson on July 10, 2014 at 9:11am

My dad's boat he bought in the early 1960's-all Evenrude including the trailer-it was the last year that Evenrude sold a package like this. 16 foot tri hull fiberglass with 33 horse motor. That is grandson Bradyn behind the wheel who is just a couple years younger than I was when learning to ski behind this boat. Very stable boat but heavier than heck-look at those I-beams on the trailer! :)

Comment by DAVID L EITUTIS on March 16, 2014 at 4:30pm

Earl you have a great outlook on life and the ups and downs it has provided you and the ones close to you.

 Being lost in the bottle ! Well that is a waste of time as you so rightly pointed out and you undoubtedly are better today for it , realizing it's waste of time for you. Yup I"m gonna be 65 real soon and everyday when I get up its a good day no matter what comes. Some days are just better than others .

 Inventing the perfect bug , go get em buddy . Thought I had the perfect bug till I saw some of the talent on here. I would say that simple , effective, and most importantly Durable , are the keys to this question.
   I've been retired for almost 12 years now and don't know how I ever had time to work all the years I did. Seems like there is always something that needs tending to , but usually it can wait till I"m in the mood.
   I have seen your video's on the old boats and outboards and marvel at them and your dedication to em... Good post buddy !

Comment by Earl W Story on March 16, 2014 at 4:17pm

Speaking for myself only in this case. I've found that attitude is everything. I don't know how to be 50. I've got friends that are 50 and if looking at them is any indication of how to be 50 I want NO part of it! In my heart and head I'm stuck at 18-20 yrs. old. With all the old injuries and health issues mornings can be a little difficult but it just means getting moving good takes a tad longer. 

  If I had any secret at all it would be my relationship with Jesus and I just plain love every part of my life. I look forward to each new day, whether it be at work, fishing, or being dragged to antique shops with my wife. I try to always look at every person and situation in a positive way.

I don't ever plan on retiring and just fading away. I want to work, fish and love as hard as I can until God calls me home. I wasted 12 years of life in a bottle that I'll never get back. So I've got no time  to waste in the future worrying about aging, aches & pains, things I have no control over, or negative life sucking people.

Making my wife happy, inventing  the perfect Bluegill bug, antique outboard motors, and trying to be the man my dog thinks I am is a full time task.

I'm alway around to give a sympathetic listen to Y'all anytime anyone needs to vent and celebrate with Y'all on you're triumphs!   

Comment by DAVID L EITUTIS on March 16, 2014 at 10:39am

GGGGGGGGGGGood for you also Richard , Hit them banks buddy and slay some fish . Wish I could get my eating habits under control and that would help me a lot with my back issues I"m sure.
  LIfe without vision would be unbelievably hard . Could you imagine not being able to see all the pics on here !!!!

  Keep up the fight buddy, we're all in the same boat as we age......

Comment by DAVID L EITUTIS on March 16, 2014 at 10:36am

HEY EARL , in lots of cases attitude is everything . My own issues with my back and now neck are really making me miserable. LIke you I just refuse to let it stop me from what I want to do and need to do. When something hurts you fix it if ya can and deal with it the best we can.... GOOD FOR YOU !!

 YUP I think I"m 30 again myself , but in the morning when I get up I know I"m not .........

Comment by richard lytle on March 16, 2014 at 9:44am

thank you dick iam really glad to be back

 

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