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Harrison Freebird

Reno, NV

#21 Oct 6, 2009
Sebastians mom wrote:
<quoted text>I remember that day too. We saw it all the way in Denver. Lots of ash everywhere but I'm sure nothing compared to you.
Jet stream carried ash and smoke mostly east where day turned to night for several hundred miles. Mother nature was angry for a while. Its thought Spirit Lake Lodge where I worked for 3 summers was covered with 100/200 feet of mud and debris.

“....VETS”

Since: Jan 08

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#22 Oct 6, 2009
remember some of it too well...
leeches /snakes /crawlers every where , out going incoming hair teeth eyes balls all over the jungle , making like the croc of Peter pan in the rice paddies and 24/7 rain pitter patter pitter yep the 60s ...kinda like the ten little indians , I seen them go one /two/three and then there was one me

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#23 Oct 6, 2009
tallyho wrote:
remember some of it too well...
leeches /snakes /crawlers every where , out going incoming hair teeth eyes balls all over the jungle , making like the croc of Peter pan in the rice paddies and 24/7 rain pitter patter pitter yep the 60s ...kinda like the ten little indians , I seen them go one /two/three and then there was one me
A hearfelt thank you to you for what you have done for us. I don't think any of us can imagine what it was like for you. I trained under an Army surgeon and he was the best to work with. He showed us pictures of what it was really like in the Mash units. The pictures were indescribable. Again a huge thank you. My son is getting ready to go in the Air Force and it is people like you that make me so proud of what he is getting ready to do, and for everything we have in America.

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#24 Oct 6, 2009
Harrison Freebird wrote:
<quoted text>Jet stream carried ash and smoke mostly east where day turned to night for several hundred miles. Mother nature was angry for a while. Its thought Spirit Lake Lodge where I worked for 3 summers was covered with 100/200 feet of mud and debris.
I still remember the story of the old guy that refused to come down from there when it happened. He had lived most of his life there and couldn't imagine life any where else. Amazing the things that stick in your mind.

“....VETS”

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#25 Oct 7, 2009
Sebastians mom wrote:
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A hearfelt thank you to you for what you have done for us. I don't think any of us can imagine what it was like for you. I trained under an Army surgeon and he was the best to work with. He showed us pictures of what it was really like in the Mash units. The pictures were indescribable. Again a huge thank you. My son is getting ready to go in the Air Force and it is people like you that make me so proud of what he is getting ready to do, and for everything we have in America.
a very heart felt thanks , a very unforgotten warrior (yes warrior) were the military nurses .....
Harrison Freebird

Reno, NV

#26 Oct 7, 2009
Sebastians mom wrote:
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I still remember the story of the old guy that refused to come down from there when it happened. He had lived most of his life there and couldn't imagine life any where else. Amazing the things that stick in your mind.
The "old man on the mountain" Harry Truman was his name. He owned Mt. Saint Helens lodge on Spirit Lake one mile from Spirit lake lodge where I worked those three summers 1961-1963, our neighbor in Portland Harry "Gus" Gustafason built Spirit Lake lodge in the 1930's. Gus hired my brother and I during the summer months where I learned at a young age what work was all about.

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#27 Oct 7, 2009
Harrison Freebird wrote:
<quoted text>The "old man on the mountain" Harry Truman was his name. He owned Mt. Saint Helens lodge on Spirit Lake one mile from Spirit lake lodge where I worked those three summers 1961-1963, our neighbor in Portland Harry "Gus" Gustafason built Spirit Lake lodge in the 1930's. Gus hired my brother and I during the summer months where I learned at a young age what work was all about.
I know exactly what you mean. My first job at 13 was in the grain elevator. carrying around 50# sacks of feed. Unloading the grain trucks.
Filling the feed sacks. I knew what work was at a young age too. Not many girls can say they have done that.

“....VETS”

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#28 Oct 7, 2009
Sebastians mom wrote:
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I know exactly what you mean. My first job at 13 was in the grain elevator. carrying around 50# sacks of feed. Unloading the grain trucks.
Filling the feed sacks. I knew what work was at a young age too. Not many girls can say they have done that.
not too sure about this but I know a sack girl or two ..... wild oats ???
Harrison Freebird

Reno, NV

#29 Oct 7, 2009
Sebastians mom wrote:
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I know exactly what you mean. My first job at 13 was in the grain elevator. carrying around 50# sacks of feed. Unloading the grain trucks.
Filling the feed sacks. I knew what work was at a young age too. Not many girls can say they have done that.
Looks like you also learned early on what work was all about too. My brother and I operated a 2 man (long bar) chain saw cutting rounds of douglas fir logs, split and stack for winter to heat the 3 story lodge. End of summer Gus paid us each $150, room and board @ no charge.
Gus wasn't what I'd call a big spender, our third summer however we got a raise,$225 each for 3 months work.

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#30 Oct 7, 2009
tallyho wrote:
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not too sure about this but I know a sack girl or two ..... wild oats ???
I only wish it had been that much fun. LOL
Harrison Freebird

Reno, NV

#31 Oct 7, 2009
Flower-Child wrote:
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uh, I can't remember the 60s, LOL
Sure bet you have a story or three about the 70's and 80's tho Diane!

Brenda sez hi...
Doug

Portland, OR

#32 Jul 27, 2013
Harrison Freebird wrote:
<quoted text>story time....around 19 I started going to a bar/dance club. Bartender Bill never asked for ID (okay with me).
"Action Unlimited Show Band" had a steady gig there. Fri/Sat nights for better part of 2 years there I was, under age doin my thing. Now the good part....turned 21 Aug 69' and flopped my OLCC card (real ID) on bartender Bills bar.
Never will forget the look he gave me as he laughed and said "YOU POS" and poured me my first legal drink.
I was the guitar player in that band. Jut found this on the web. Can you write me to see if we know some people and where they might be now?

Doug C.

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