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Old 10-29-2010, 11:19 PM   #81
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The Amazon forest.
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:23 PM   #82
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A few places come to mind.....

The Camino De Cruces, or Las Cruces Trail which is a 22 mile hike (1964) through the jungle across the isthmus of Panama from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Back in the days before it became passable again.

Saigon/DaNang.......





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Old 10-29-2010, 11:48 PM   #83
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Well, I can't beat those places out of good ol' USA, but mine was Spchoppy, Fl. I was building a bridge accross the Ochlocknee River back in 1975. There was not a stop light in the whole county. I had convinced my Bride to join me there on the river in our 4 bedroom place. It was a trailer with some lean-to additions and I was delighted with the arrangements. She was a B'ham debutant who was destined to never be quite the same.Minimal heat , bathing in the river, washing dishes in the river.Driving an hr. to T-hassee just to see people with teeth. Crying at every opportunity. She is still with me for some reason or another...
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Old 10-30-2010, 02:19 AM   #84
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Sounds Very much like where I was born. I can explain the 2 holer.
People were getting blown up or burned from smoking Cigarettes while covering the only hole..
the Methane Gas built up when the only hole was covered and very few people if any would share the out house at the same time so the government demanded two holes..
we used a pot at night instead of going outside because of Snakes.
Tate's gap is the foot hills of the Appellation Mountains. I also picked Cotton for $.25 a bag and was passed around from family to family because my Dad was 17 and skipped state and my 16 YO dirt pour Mother couldn't keep me. the only good thing was that they were not related before they got married.
I would hunt Possums and Raccoon at night and put them in a 55 Gal can that they could not climb out of , then sell them at the only gas station which would sell them for profit to the locals who would stop in for Gas.

this is in Blunt County and it is still dry even though my Grand father ran a Still.
It sucked being passed around and when everyone would get a piece of chicken , I would get the tail and some skin rolled in floor and fried. It was still very good. I enjoyed your post , drop by some time and we can split a possum

His Name, I was born and raised up there as well. I graduated from Appalachian H.S.(side note K-12 grade are all on one hall) I pretty much know everyone in Tait's Gap(not sure where Tates gap is but it ain't in Blount County, AL) Whats your name and where in Tait's Gap did you grow up? I would love to catch up with some folks from back home...I never picked cotton(never saw any grown in taits gap for that matter) but I picked more than my share of maters!
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:24 PM   #85
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Another Incredible Read.

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Old 05-23-2011, 11:16 PM   #86
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His Name, I was born and raised up there as well. I graduated from Appalachian H.S.(side note K-12 grade are all on one hall) I pretty much know everyone in Tait's Gap(not sure where Tates gap is but it ain't in Blount County, AL) Whats your name and where in Tait's Gap did you grow up? I would love to catch up with some folks from back home...I never picked cotton(never saw any grown in taits gap for that matter) but I picked more than my share of maters!

Flyboy -The cotton I picked was at my grand fathers farm on Jackson's trail altoona alabama , only a few miles from your family home on the top of the hill . prob only 15 miles from you.

my other grandfather was at the bottom of the very hill that your family lives on. perhaps 2 miles from you

Google- jacksons trail altoona alabama

I did misspell Taits gap . was 10YO when I left and seldom went to school

Taits Gap is in Blount County

Taits Gap located in Blount County at latitude 33.965 and longitude -86.399 (Taits Gap Panoramio Photos). The elevation is 1,089 feet. Taits Gap appears on the Oneonta U.S. Geological Survey Map. Blount County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). Observes DST? Yes. Current Time. | Oneonta, AL ZIP Code Maps
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Conway, Arkansas. You would think that you have turned back the hands of time by 100 years. It lies southwest of Branson, Missouri approximately 60 miles, on the Buffalo River.

There is a working grist mill, water operated.They have a blacksmith and leather shop. And, it is not unusual to see someone traveling by horseback or in a horse drawn wagon. Some of the people kind of reminds me of the movie "Deliverance". And, they close the school for the first week of deer season - no lie.
Conway? I lived way out in the country from Searcy, we considered Conway one of the "big cities" in Arkansas.

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Milton Fla. in the seventies.
None of the streets had names, used to hate driving up there. Although they did offer seperate facilities to "colored people"......everyone was in the fast lane....come to think of it, not much has changed up there...except Walmart has come to town
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This threads gotta be one of the best reads I ever ran across. Thanks for sharing about all of your hometowns.
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November 1978 or 79, I met my brother in Forsyth Georgia. We were attending the NASCAR season finale at the Atlanta Motor Speedway located in Hampton. After having dinner, we decided to go find a beer and a pool table out in the country to relax for a bit. It was very cold, and we found this unpainted block building with NO WINDOWS. (that should have been a tip off)
So we go inside, ( stacked up cinder blocks for steps ) and there was a gas heater against the wall, about 12 pool tables, plywood sheets for the bar, and a number of very large Bubba's with bib overalls on, and these guys were BAREFOOTED ! I swear, I'm not making this up. I had to be careful not to stare, but it was in the 30's outside.
They gave us a serious look like, " what the h_ll you doin in our bar boy ? Well, first thing I did was grab a #21 cue stick from the cue rack and kept my back to the wall, this wasn't not my first rodeo.
My brother was one bad dude back in the day, but looking around, we didn't stand a chance, we were out numbered big time, and they were all around 300 pounds.
Anyway, Jr. and the boys decided we were either okay or crazy, and finally settled back and let us drink our beer and shoot pool. Darndest thing I've ever seen.
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