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« Reply #225 on: February 03, 2010, 07:16:29 PM »
I enjoy your company on the forum, even if you are all dinosaurs  ;D

Thanks kat!  The dinosaurs enjoy your company, too.  :)
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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #226 on: February 03, 2010, 08:09:14 PM »
Well, nobody has asked it yet, so... How did you get the name Muleskinner?

Back, way back in the early 1970's I drove 18 wheelers cross country. I had started with a city cartage company and was a teamster (union member). When I told the union bosses I was setting out on my own (breaking my ties with the union), driving my own rig as an owner operator, they called me a 'muleskinner'. The name stuck and became my CB (citizens band radio) handle...good buddy.  8)

If you google muleskinner you'll find some information about mule team (cartage) drivers back in the 1800's.

There you have it and thanks for asking!  ;D



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« Reply #227 on: February 03, 2010, 08:13:45 PM »
I enjoy your company on the forum, even if you are all dinosaurs  ;D

Hey, we're still walking on this side of the grass. LOL!!!

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« Reply #228 on: February 03, 2010, 09:26:52 PM »
Heh Grandpa!  I also drove a big rig across the country in 1980.  Wasn't union, though.  Owner-operator for North American Van Lines.  I don't remember my CB handle now, but I know it was lame.  And you know this is true...  once you've driven a rig across the country, you can drive ANYTHING!  Lol!
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« Reply #229 on: February 03, 2010, 10:43:04 PM »
Hey now Kat, I resemble that remark *giggles*.  :)

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« Reply #230 on: February 04, 2010, 08:45:07 AM »
Heh Grandpa!  I also drove a big rig across the country in 1980.  Wasn't union, though.  Owner-operator for North American Van Lines.  I don't remember my CB handle now, but I know it was lame.  And you know this is true...  once you've driven a rig across the country, you can drive ANYTHING!  Lol!

Hi Pam! I started driving local (union job) for Global Van Lines. Then went independent (owner-operator) and contracted with Atlas Van Lines. I did my work with a passion, but it was tough for my family, what with me being away from home so much.

Yup!!! Back then I could drive anything. When I left the trucking business I suffered severe withdrawal. Every time I'd pass a big rig on the highway while driving my dinky car, I'd get the shudders. After 30 years away from jammin' gears, I've survived. And after all is said and done, I still have the good memories of my cowboy days in my big rig.  ;)

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« Reply #231 on: February 04, 2010, 12:12:59 PM »
Heh Grandpa!  I also drove a big rig across the country in 1980.  Wasn't union, though.  Owner-operator for North American Van Lines.  I don't remember my CB handle now, but I know it was lame.  And you know this is true...  once you've driven a rig across the country, you can drive ANYTHING!  Lol!

Really Pam? I hadn't pictured you as the truck driver type. Well, every day's a school day!



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« Reply #232 on: February 04, 2010, 05:37:52 PM »
Actually, it was 1981 for me.  Not 1980.  Had to be 21 to get a commercial license.  I was part of a driving team.  It was a fascinating and crazy year, to be sure!  One thing I always remembered is how much drivers watched out for each other.  I was perfectly safe walking into a truck stop by myself in the middle of the night.  And they were always so helpful...  always the first to stop if there was an accident on the highway.
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« Reply #233 on: February 04, 2010, 10:56:21 PM »
Did they even have wheels in 1981?  ;D

I was in elementary school...and that was the year MTV launched.

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« Reply #234 on: February 04, 2010, 11:03:59 PM »
Did they even have wheels in 1981?  ;D

Yeah, they had wheels, but my feet got really sore from all the pedaling on the ground. 
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« Reply #235 on: February 05, 2010, 01:24:06 AM »
I was in elementary school...and that was the year MTV launched.

You mean MTV hasn't always been around??

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« Reply #236 on: February 05, 2010, 01:24:43 AM »
I was in elementary school...and that was the year MTV launched.

You mean MTV hasn't always been around??

Oh wow!  I hope that's a joke.
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« Reply #237 on: February 05, 2010, 02:53:11 AM »
Wow, that must have been back when MTV was a music station  ;D

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« Reply #238 on: February 05, 2010, 01:03:29 PM »
I have something to say.

I HAVE MY LEARNER'S PERMIT OH YEAH!

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« Reply #239 on: February 05, 2010, 01:30:48 PM »
Did they even have wheels in 1981?  ;D

Yeah, they had wheels, but my feet got really sore from all the pedaling on the ground. 

Nice one. Is my sarcasm rubbing off on you, Pam? I hope so.  ;D

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« Reply #240 on: February 05, 2010, 05:36:02 PM »
I was in elementary school...and that was the year MTV launched.
You mean MTV hasn't always been around??
Oh wow!  I hope that's a joke.
Nah, where could you get such a thing from!? Everybody knows that MTV has been around for as long as such things as fire and the number zero, so let's say 1985-ish?
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« Reply #241 on: February 05, 2010, 05:42:22 PM »
Oh and I turned 15 yesterday but still... PERMIT!

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« Reply #242 on: February 05, 2010, 05:48:34 PM »
Oh and I turned 15 yesterday but still... PERMIT!

Happy birthday and congratulations!  I still remember when I got my learner's permit back in 1975...
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« Reply #243 on: February 05, 2010, 05:49:38 PM »
My dad was two then...

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« Reply #244 on: February 05, 2010, 05:55:54 PM »
15 for the learner's permit? When I was your age I had to wait for a whole other year!!! Now how fair is that? BTW happy birthday!
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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #245 on: February 05, 2010, 06:15:48 PM »
Swede, didn't you say you're 17 in another post?  Back in the olden golden days of the 1970s, it was 15 to get a permit and 16 to get your actual license.
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« Reply #246 on: February 05, 2010, 06:20:08 PM »
Oh and I turned 15 yesterday but still... PERMIT!

Happy Birthday! Congrats on getting your permit too!

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« Reply #247 on: February 05, 2010, 06:27:56 PM »
Hi there from GA, USA.
I've lurked here a bit since around Christmas when I finally got Sims 3.  I love the Sims and played all the Sims 1 to pieces.  Found this site through a google search for Sims 3 guide- best one was here.  :)

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« Reply #248 on: February 05, 2010, 06:29:50 PM »
Pam, are you sure that's true for Sweden? I am 17 (soon 18), but I'm living in Sweden now and have always lived in Sweden, so the learner's permit here is for 16-year olds (after a compulsory, useless 4-hour lesson on safety) and 18 for a driver's license! I have absolutely no clue whatsoever of any rules concerning the US.

Now for another subject: Welcome Kimmy! Glad you've found your way here!
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« Reply #249 on: February 05, 2010, 07:10:27 PM »
Yeah, my information is for the U.S.

And welcome Kimmy!!  Thanks for the kind words.
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