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Stories by Sunny........
Posted by: Wayne in BC
Date: February 20, 2009 09:15PM
Thank you Sunny!:smile:



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Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 02/21/2009 12:55PM by Wayne in BC.

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:usaflag:A Man and His Truck - It's a Beautiful Thing:shrug:
Posted by: Sunny
Date: January 12, 2008 09:41PM
What started out as beautiful day was fun, but I must admit, I made my choices so I had to live with them. My choices being staying home and babysitting my five year old grandson Jack, and his sister four year old Ali, while their mother ran errands, OR going with the brothers on a ride around central Arkansas with the full intention of going to see our older half brother Robert. Weighing these options, I chose the latter. Of course, this was something I did to myself, so I have to live with it.

Actually, it was not bad at all. They DID keep me in the back seat,.......something they have done since the inner tube and pirate incident as children, and they get a real kick out of this. Actually, being in the back seat is okay with me. Tom cannot scare me driving, and John can't backseat drive. Plus, I get to sit in middle of the back seat and listen to all their ramblings and goings on, or simply choose to sit back and relax.

About this truck thing. About three weeks ago, Tom went out and bought his own Christmas present. A new white Toyota truck, which was well over due for him. It has a dual cab, short wheel base bed, really pretty. Since his last truck was one of a smaller nature, and coming up on 200,000 miles, it is probably a wise purchase on his part.

Not to be undone, John went last week and bought himself a new GMC truck. It is also long overdue, as he drove whatever vehicle was left in his driveway when his wife and children left each morning. This could be anything from a VW van (no daisies on it), to a Grand Prix. Since he is anxiously awaiting this coming December to retire, he was trying to put off buying a new truck, but when he saw his brother bite the bullet and make his purchase, he decided maybe getting his truck would be a good idea too, then neither of them would have to depend on current transportation to get that boat into the water, or pull the camper to the woods. This way, they are actually double covered! :lol:

They are both proud of their new vehicles, and both are really very nice! As I got into the backseat today, I started catching up with them since my trip back from Colorado. I even had Tom stop at the Sonic and bought them lunch! I thought that was very nice of me :angel: plus, they cut me a little slack and didn't aggravate me near as much as they usually do. I did have to witness the two of them being themselves while trying to place an order at the Sonic. We had just been talking about how you order a hamburger, and then the person taking the order will notoriously ask you if you would like cheese on it. Thus, making it a CHEESEBURGER. Sure enough, when Tom ordered three hamburgers, the little girl asks "Would you like cheese on this???" "No" yelled John, "That would make it a CHEESEBURGER, now wouldn't it?" I don't know how many times she spit on our burgers, thinking he was being a wise ass, but when you eat out, you just have to put that thought behind you! Still, I feel it's always better to be nice! Your chances of a good sandwich with NO spit is a lot better. After bringing out our order, and getting a good tip from these two old farts, I apologized from the back seat. By the time she left, we were all best friends. :lol: As things like this happen, I am reminded over and over of the two brothers in the movie "Second Hand Lion". If you have seen it, you will understand. If you haven't your should. It's one of my most favorite movies of all times, and the two brothers in it ARE my brothers.

We did go visit our older half brother, and that's another story in itself! We had a great visit, and he was really glad to see us.

Spending the day with these two guys was a good choice. It is not often we can all three get together and do this. Plus being chauffered around the hills of central Arkansas was relaxing in itself.

Tomorrow, I am going to baby sit for my grandchildren, and perhaps help Scott with some things around here in the yard. But today was fun, relaxing, and it just makes me realize how much I miss these two being under my feet all the time. Believe me when I say though, by the end of the day, kissing them goodbye, I realized how we did all grow from the rambuncious kids who fought all the time, into the adults that we are now. Way back when we were growing up, you could have never made me believe that these two guys would be my best friends. My mother told me when I was a little girl, that "Someday, Linda, you will find out just how much you love them". "Never" was usually my reply. Well, once again mother was right,.........though it seems like it took an eternity, I look back not and realize the time sure did fly by!

Thanks for visiting my day! :)











Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/21/2009 12:57PM by Wayne in BC.


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Nice trucks, Sunny.... better story!! :)
Posted by: Mikie
Date: January 12, 2008 10:03PM
You tell Arkie that I expect him to retire real soon . I want to see all those treasures that he will be finding in the lakes!! :)

fair winds

Mikie



"A dog is better than me, for she has love and does not judge"

"Sometimes the things that may or may not be true are the things a man needs to believe in the most; That people are basically good; that honor, courage, and virtue mean everything; that power and money, money and power mean nothing; that good always triumphs over evil; and I want you to remember this, that love... true love never dies. You remember that. Doesn't matter if it's true or not. You see, a man should believe in those things, because those are the things worth believing in"

Yep neat trucks ! CongratsN/T
Posted by: ojm bc
Date: January 12, 2008 10:19PM

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Sharp trucks, and a enjoyable day for you.
Posted by: George-CT
Date: January 12, 2008 10:20PM
I see a lot of the toyota trucks around here. Pretty hard to kill those trucks. My son had one he put 276 thousand miles on and I can tell you they were not nice miles. Could not kill the engine, he did kill 2 trannys in it, stick shift, bunch of leaf springs, the 4 wheel drie spindles a couple of times. He just sold it and that kid is not treating it to nice either. If they stand up to that, that says a lot to me. He used it as his daily driver, his hill climber on weekend at the hill climb events, mud bogging,, just running around in the woods in general, at our track, jumping it and whatever else one should not do with a truck. He did do the maintenance on it like clock work, but used like a Sherman tank.... Geo

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Sunny, I am real happy for John and Tom getting their new trucks...............
Posted by: Kelley (Texas)
Date: January 12, 2008 10:31PM
It looks like you all had a great time today, visiting with your other brother and going out to lunch. Both those trucks are good looking trucks...you can tell that they are proud of them. So you rode in the back seat? :rofl: I love the pictures with the story, so interesting. Please have a great day! Kelley (Texas) :)



"Try to live up to your dog's opinion of you!"

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:) Thanks Cowboy! Needed to give them a minute of fame! :)N/T
Posted by: Sunny
Date: January 12, 2008 11:10PM

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They seem to like them! :)N/T
Posted by: Sunny
Date: January 12, 2008 11:10PM

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He can't wait, Mikie! The count down is on! :)N/T
Posted by: Sunny
Date: January 12, 2008 11:11PM

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Sunny, did they let you drive the new trucks? :)N/T
Posted by: Kelley (Texas)
Date: January 12, 2008 11:12PM

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Tom's still looks great, and he is keeping as a spare! Still runs good, but needs some shocks! :)N/T
Posted by: Sunny
Date: January 12, 2008 11:13PM

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They would if I asked! I like being chauffered any time I can get it! :)N/T
Posted by: Sunny
Date: January 12, 2008 11:13PM

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We DID have a good time! Thanks for the story, Sis!
Posted by: Arkie John
Date: January 13, 2008 12:04AM
I wish we had more times like that. It didn't matter that we didn't look for one arrowhead or find a silver quarter or anything else.

We had a great time together, ridin' in Lil' Bro's new truck.

The trucks look nice, but those old farts in front of them? Well, there's just no hope for 'em.

Johnboy

I've no doubt I'd enjoy a day with those two hotdogs too Sunny :lol:.......
Posted by: Rob/Windsor, Ont.
Date: January 13, 2008 07:52AM
As well as with you. :smile: Both beautiful trucks too ! :thumbup:

C'mon down! We have plenty of room in the interior.
Posted by: Arkie John
Date: January 13, 2008 10:56AM
If it gets too crowded, we can put Linda in the back end. :lol:

AJ

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