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paulgila

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rural roads & waving grass.

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the swimmin' hole from my moms childhood.

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corn pops are born.

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clouds.

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MattyB

Are you serious with this? A year later and you're still posting pictures? Maybe you could get multiple threads going that take several years to complete their respective threads thus placing your mind in a permanent state of layered memories. I just saw Inception.

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Walter John

Bouncy country rock beat medium/fast tempo

'G'....................'C'

rural roads & waving grass

'D'..............................'C'..........'G'

how long will this damn thread last

'G'............................'C'

mom's old house is nearly gone

'D'..........................'C'......'G'

in the fields corn pops are born....

'C'........'D'

now ow ow... sudden stop after loud bang on bass drum

................'G'

I'm drivin' now -----------short lead guitar break

Floating clouds in duel blue sky

makes me ask the question why

family fun it ain't no sin

see my nephews fit right in

now ow ow... sudden stop after banging an enormous Balinese gong

I'm drivin' now --------ridiculously loud and long lead guitar break duration = 2 months

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MattyB

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paulgila

thats awesome wal!!!!

and mattyb said this thread was pointless! :lol:

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Jeff Searle

thats awesome wal!!!!

and mattyb said this thread was pointless! :lol:

No! I'm saying it's pointless! Will the book be out soon? :lol:

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paulgila

you'll want a signed copy,i'm sure... :winkie:

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Jeff Searle

you'll want a signed copy,i'm sure... :winkie:

Stop winking at me, will ya?

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paulgila

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more photos about buildings...

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& farm equipment.

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paulgila

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how'd ya like to have a sprayer this big for the weeds around yer ranch-type tract home?

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skeet shooting:fun for the entire family!

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my cousins husband roger shows us how its done.

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roger tells jake how to throw the skeet with a hand-held thrower.

he was better at throwing them than shooting em,much to his dismay.

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paulgila

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i even tried it myself.

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i didnt do too badly!

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jake showing off his new-found talent.

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giving the young-ens a chance to BLAST things.

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paulgila

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most people dont know that alot of the country looks like this.

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fancy house in valley city.

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out on one of my cousins farms.

these out-buildings date from the 40s or 50s.

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paulgila

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giant bins.

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jon & matt.

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weights to hold the tractor down when it picks up something heavy.

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farmers love their tractors & usually take pretty good care of em.

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paulgila

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doesn't everyone have a gas station in their yard?

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fill er up.

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serious weed-killing capabilities.

serious.

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huge sprayer.

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paulgila

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this is called a "discer."

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its folded up to fit in the shed.

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i could use one of these to weed between my palms.

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kids have cool toys on the farm.

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paulgila

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endless lawns.

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jacob in the "forest of over-sized tires(or 'tyres' if you prefer)."

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2 styles of beer drinking.

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paulgila

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this device helps the aliens guide the tractors to make the crop circles.

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out in the field getting a lesson in "beans."

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lets play "spot the farmer just from his forearm & shoes."

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how many acres of this kinda stuff is out there?

at least 1 or 2 that i saw.

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paulgila

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getting corny.

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this is where the term "cornrows" came from.

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sarah finds a frog.

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it was delicious.

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paulgila

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back in valley city where there are oftentimes more cars than people.

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more examples of midwestern architecture.

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mud is something that they've learned to live with.

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my sister & mom.

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paulgila

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hostas are big here.

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there are many varieties.

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downtown vally city. the venerable "nu bar."

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MattyB

Are those palm-beans?

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paulgila

nope,they are "has-beans," you should know that.

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MattyB

This has just bean an amazing thread! I hope it beans a lot longer. :blink:

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Jeff Searle
:lol: .....paul, great pictures and naration as usual. Especially the interest in the mud and beans. keep them coming ole pal.....

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paulgila

jeff is someone holding a gun to yer head?

you dont HAVE to keep coming here,ya know... :lol:

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John in Andalucia

Great to see this ongoing from last year, Paul. I think all those vanishing points on the horizon would drive me stir crazy!

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Walter John

What was that song about the Flatlands of Dakota ?

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paulgila

you get used to it,john :winkie:

wal i think the song yer thinking of goes like so:

"now somewhere in the black minin' hills of south dakota there lived a young boy name-a rocky racoooon,now."

wrong dakota,walbert.

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Walter John

I remember the song now, in fact it was two different songs, boy those cloudy grassy corny mid western swimming hole hosta Dakota photos can really give the mind a flip... :blink:

They carried them to the flatlands,

And they died along the way...

So take me back to the black hills

The black hills of Dakota

:(

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Walter John

Bouncy country rock beat medium/fast tempo

'G'....................'C'

rural roads & waving grass

'D'..............................'C'..........'G'

how long will this damn thread last

'G'............................'C'

mom's old house is nearly gone

'D'..........................'C'......'G'

in the fields corn pops are born....

'C'........'D'

now ow ow... sudden stop after loud bang on bass drum

................'G'

I'm drivin' now -----------short lead guitar break

Floating clouds in duel blue sky

makes me ask the question why

family fun it ain't no sin

see my nephews fit right in

now ow ow... sudden stop after banging an enormous Balinese gong

I'm drivin' now --------ridiculously loud and long lead guitar break duration = 2 months

The words and chords changed a little but here it is, my own composition for those without proper hearing. You have to try to imagine Paul and some others adding their musical weight, you just have to try real hard.

From the thread that inspired it, and because I said I would, and because it rained so much I got bored, here's Watty O'Diamond with:

Dakota Driving

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paulgila

thanks for a truly wonderful musical interlude,walmer.

now back to our program.

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old hotel.

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they dont make em like this anymore.

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valley city state university &...

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its famous bridge.

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paulgila

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prairie style.

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near tower city,ND.

the farm my grandparents owned.

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derelict farmhouse. i am surprised they havent burned it down yet.

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old bank bldg in tower city.

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paulgila

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the old market.

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looking east.

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typical house in town.

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paulgila

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roads that dont get driven on.

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sidewalks that start & end nowhere.

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grain elevators that dont get used anymore.

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paulgila

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one of the nicer old homes in tower city that is now a

bed & breakfast.

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headin home.

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the end.

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Jeff Searle

The end to freaking WHAT!!! *&%$!*

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_Keith

The end to freaking WHAT!!! *&%$!*

Paul ends like Brett Favre retires.

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paulgila

jeff--watch yer blood pressure :)

keith--i have no idea who that is.is he from north dakota?

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Ken Johnson

Wow I just got mesmerized at 6 in the morning.

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