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Tiff is Tough!
Posted by: Dan-MO
Date: January 20, 2006 10:32PM
I have in the past, told the story of my paternal grandfather on this forum. He made his living as a lead miner in the deep underground mines of South-Central Missouri. Before becoming a miner he fed his family during the depression days by working in the timber, making props for the same mines that he eventually worked in, and hacking out railroad ties with a cross cut saw and broadaxe. A derogatory slang term non local people sometime called a person who made his living this way was a

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/24/2006 10:31AM by Royal.

Great story as usual !N/T
Posted by: ojm bc
Date: January 20, 2006 11:58PM

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good story dan,nothing like giving your opponent motivation.N/T
Posted by: david(tx)
Date: January 21, 2006 12:47AM

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Good story.....
Posted by: Lil Brother
Date: January 21, 2006 07:38AM
I always enjoy reading yours Dan. Where in Missouri do you live? My mother inlaw lives in Farmington where there is a mine of some type. A lot of Carol's relatives worked there years ago. Now it is closed and they give mining tours.

I think that Farmington houses a lot of criminals too, but you wouldn't know it by looking at the town.

Lil Brother:smile:

Sometime, provocation works against you. :) Great story Dan..N/T
Posted by: Mikie
Date: January 21, 2006 08:50AM

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Farmington is in my neighborhood.....
Posted by: Dan-MO
Date: January 21, 2006 10:51AM
I live about 25 miles west of there in a rural area.The closest town to me is the tiny town of Caledonia.I have many friends and relatives that live in Farmington.The mine you are talking about that is open to tours is actually in Bonne Terre-another town very near Farmington.My grandfather worked in those same mines! I posted a story about them a year or so ago...My wife is also from Bonne Terre.Small world!

Farmington is a very nice town as far as towns go with a low crime rate.There are lots of criminals there but they all live in the state prison located there.....:shrug::lol::lol:

Always great to hear from you Tom.

That's a great story, Dan.
Posted by: Arkie John
Date: January 22, 2006 12:33AM
I could feel the 'sweetness' crunch of that hit.

I know you loved it, God help him! :) <><


Hey Dan.....
Posted by: Lil Brother
Date: January 22, 2006 08:25AM
My wife ask me to ask you if your wife was related to any Detrings, Landolts, or Faircloths. Her great uncle Earl Faircloth worked in the Bonne Terre mine for years before actually giving the tours there in later years. It IS a small world. I hope you are doing well Dan.

God Bless,

Lil Brother :smile:

Wonderful story, Dan! We think we have it so hard
Posted by: Sunny
Date: January 22, 2006 03:26PM
sometimes, but our grandparents, great grandparents and etc. really had a tough time making a living. At least they worked and supported their families.

I could hear the crowd cheer as the guy jumped up in the air and you nailed him! :)

Now there is a history lesson! That is very interesting. Thanks for
Posted by: Royal
Date: January 22, 2006 04:00PM
taking the time to post it buddy!!

Re: Tiff is Tough!
Posted by: alsway
Date: February 20, 2006 06:56PM
Great story and good HIT.:THUMBUP:

Dan, very educational and enjoyable reading, thank you! :)N/T
Posted by: Kelley (Texas)
Date: February 20, 2006 09:09PM

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