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A tip of the hat to some special people


My old man, F.R. "Bob" Olsen, now dead a half century, had any number of dislikes - mostly women drivers and snoopy elderly neighborhood dames, all of whom he called "old battleaxes."

Well, I like old women who have colorful stories, take a shot of brandy in their morning coffee or their orange juice, take an occasional pinch of snus, and give me hell when I have it coming.

It's funny about young people. They don't think they'll ever get old and when they see old people barely able to walk, they stare and think, "Look at those old farts."

I've got news for you kids. If you live long enough,...

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