Hello Bruce and Oletruckers,
Ya, you're right, Bruce. When it is warm enough to plant rutabagas in Blue
Earth, one of Minnesota's southernmost towns, kids on the range are still
ice for the next hockey game. When it is warm enough to plant rutabagas on
the range, kids in Blue Earth are getting their Halloween costumes together.
The only constant is, when we're not making ice, planting rutabagas, or doing
the Halloween thing, most of us are working on a Chevy Oletruck, or wishing
we had one to work on.
For you Oletruckers closer to the Gulf of Mexico, or Mexico itself, take
Bruce's words about putting his Oletruck to bed for the winter next weekend
grain of salt. If he's like me, he'll figure his odds of bagging the lunker
eelpout, or the lunker whitetail are much improved if he motors to his favorite
fishing/hunting spot in an Oletruck.
Listen, at zero dark hundred, on the eighth of November, for the creak of a
slowly opening garage door. It'll be not too far from his house. Bruce's usual
hunting partner, if she is a lab, will make that wincing sound only dogs can
make when they smell gun oil but don't get to go along.
A few hours, a couple of days, or a week later, Oletruck will bring the
hunter back to the dog. It will also bring the venison back to the freezer.
will take dog and Oletruck for a celebratory drive around town. Maybe, then, he
will put his Oletruck to bed for the winter.
Just my two cents worth.
Regards, happy hunting, and hug your dogs,
1951 Chevy 3100
(Sort of thinking about a 1962 Suburban, some bogey wheels, and other parts.)
In a message dated 10/13/03 4:43:44 PM Central Daylight Time,
<< Subj: Re: [oletrucks] Where is everyone?
Date: 10/13/03 4:43:44 PM Central Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (Bruce Kettunen)
Reply-to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Bruce Kettunen)
You forgot to tell them, Culver, that Mille Lacs is in the warm half
of the state. They usually don't get ice until sometime in December.
Up here I've seen pickups on the ice on Thanksgiving weekend.
This weekend I was using the oletruck to haul some lumber and get
things ready for winter, really an excuse to get one or two last
rides in it. I plan to put it to bed in the garage next weekend
before snow hits. Driving it to work all week to turn over the gas
in the tank with fresh Holiday gold premium ("For Use in Snowmobiles,
Outboards, Small Engines, and Classic Vehicles Only").
I'm sure our Canadian friends can top our stories. At least it still
gets daylight for a while every winter day here.
For those who don't know what a fish house is, rent Grumpy Old Men
sometime. For those who don't know what winter is, rent Fargo.
Fer shure, we Minnesotans never have to rewind it to pick up on the
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