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And when the guy paid for his sandwich and left his girl friend to pay for her own, that pretty much solidifi ed my marriage theory. I can still remember datin’ my wife and the times we went to Bob’s “Big Boy” and Tiny Naylor’s for din- ner. I always paid. Geez, imagine the money I would have saved if the woman’s movement would have come along sooner! Then there’s this: Watchin’ every-


On the evenin’ of December 3, 2011,


there was a gatherin’ of alumni from Fire Sta- tion 10 and 14 at the AT&T buildin’. This is the high rise buildin’ just north of 10’s, which was known years ago as the Trans- America buildin’. Back in 1976, Fire Station 10 was dispatched to a reported fi re in this buildin’ and as they cleared the front apron


they immedi- ately looked up and saw fi re comin’ from several of the


upper fl oors. Due in large part to this fi re, the Department de-


veloped our High Rise fi refi ghtin’ procedures. Alright, enough about ancient history. Captain Jerry Bedoya, FS 10-C and


Captain Mike Overholser, FS 14-C decided it would be fun to get current and former mem- bers of 10’s and 14’s together for a Christmas party. Their efforts paid off because it was a great party, with 117 guests in attendance. I saw quite a few retired guys and many current members from both assignments. The view of the City from the top fl oor was also spectacular, especially if you appreciate the L.A. freeway system!


A big “Thank You” to June Butler,


who’s the General Manager of the buildin’. She was very gracious and arranged free parkin’ for all guests as well as securin’ the “Room at the Top” for this event. By the way, after all was said and done, there was an $800 surplus of cold hard cash which was donated to the Widows & Orphans Fund. Thanks again to Jerry Bedoya and


Mike Overholser for your time and efforts in puttin’ this party together. I understand this may be an annual event, so keep a look out for in- formation on next year’s Christmas Party. Hey, maybe you guys from Montana and Colorado will join us next year and witness the beautiful sights of Los Angeles for yourselves! I was standin’ in line at my favorite


“hole-in-the-wall” sandwich shop the other day and noticed a young couple in front of me. After observin’ several minutes of passionate kissin’ and huggin’, I assumed they weren’t married.


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one playin’ on their “Smart Phones” and never speakin’ a word to one another. Only the sound of thumbs glidin’ across the keyboard. I don’t get it. Hey, maybe if I start wearin’ my pants around my knee caps this “New Age” stuff will all make sense to me!


CoWBoY huMor A man and his


ever-naggin’ wife went on vacation to Jerusa- lem. While they were there the wife passed away. The undertaker told the husband, “You can have her buried


here in the Holy Land for $150 or we can have her shipped back home for $5000. The husband thought about it and told the undertaker he would have her shipped back home. The undertaker asked him, “Why


would you spend $5000 to have her shipped home when you could have a beautiful burial here and it would only cost $150? The husband replied, “Long ago a


man died here, was buried here and three days later, rose from the dead. I just can’t take that chance!”


KEEP SMILIN’! A/C choppedup@att.net


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