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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
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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 richard lytle on March 16, 2014 at 9:31am

thank you earl  i know the feeling i went back to work and i have a no bitching policy lol and its does piss off the cry babys around me.

Comment by Earl W Story on March 16, 2014 at 9:25am

I feel your pain there Richard. I've got diabetes myself that took me forever to get under control.

I simply refuse to give in to the aging process. Every day I wake up and head out into my day full blast. I work 50-60 hour weeks and still manage to hit the local ponds through the work week. I've discovered, at least in my case, attitude is everything. I think I'm 20. If I was to listen to my Dr., wife, and friends my own age I'd be miserable.

Grab every day like it was your last and squeeze all you can out of it. Plus it pisses off all the whiners around you! 

Comment by dick tabbert on March 16, 2014 at 9:21am

Missed you buddy. Glad your getting things under control I guess that's a step I have to do next. You know we can take care of our bodies as we are going through life or do what we want when we want and take care of it later. Problem with that is sometimes later is to late its a chance we take. Glad to see you had the will power to do so although a little motivator can help and getting things in order. I guess I'll have to jump on the wagon and get myself right. Take care buddy and welcome back.

Comment by richard lytle on March 16, 2014 at 9:05am

wish i was back in the good ol days when i was young and healthy and could fish all day and night.but now that iam getting older these health scares are awful i have not been on this sight for awhile because i lost my vision.due to type 2 diabetes which i just found out.my vision is back to normal my sugar level is getting under control.and yep i dropped 30pounds and ready to walk the banks and nab some gills and crappies and break in my new gear.oh yea

 

 

Comment by DAVID L EITUTIS on March 15, 2014 at 5:16pm

The older I get the more important the old things become to me! Right now I'm listening to sweet heart of WW2 from England, VERA LYNN. LISTENING RIGHT NOW TO "WE'LL MEET AGAIN " AND " I'LL BE SEEING YOU" ...... Just doesn't get any better than her from back in those days......

Comment by DAVID L EITUTIS on March 15, 2014 at 4:27pm

Ya know folks the first guy who joined this group was no other than Sir Bruce Condello and left a very important message: He said the bluegill is the poster child for this group and he is of course right . Thanks Bruce.

  For the most part everyone I know , their first fish caught , was a bluegill . True for me too and remember the early days out a Lake Adelpha in Seatonville Illinois as the first place I caught fish with any regularity and of course the lake is gone now , but not the memories of my youth there..

Comment by DAVID L EITUTIS on March 15, 2014 at 4:02pm

Hey Steve  welcome to a group on here I'm especially fond of. Lots of the younger folk on here won't understand bout the old Days , but probably being North of 50 like I am and probably you too, you'll get to see and read some stories in this that brings back memories for ya.....
  Glad to have ya in the group and hope we get to see some stories from you .

Comment by Lord of the Fly , Rods on January 3, 2014 at 7:10pm

 Hey , we see a lot of those Go Devils this time of year, people come from all over the world this time of year to  duck hunt in our swamps and ricefields, remember  we are  the Duck Hunting Capital of the World.  LOFR

Comment by carl hendrix on January 3, 2014 at 6:36pm

I guess they are used in other countries-- the one I rode in was in tenneessee-- a buddy of mine had one- he took me for one heck of a RIDE!  we  jumped logs and stuff-- I thought he was nuts for doing it!

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on January 3, 2014 at 6:32pm
 

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