Retired Guys

The Retired Guys

The Retired Guys

December 31, 2017

Jumpin’ into the “Life Net” durin’ the Drill Tower was not my strong point. While I stood on the 3rd floor platform, lookin’ down at the guys holdin’ the life net,

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The Retired Guys

November 30, 2017

So, I’m still not on board with tattoos and body piercings. I was hopin’ that writin’ about it might help me to better understand the concept of body mutilation and tattoos.

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Retired Guys

June 23, 2017

Just when you thought it was safe to use a knife to cut up your fruits and vegetables, a group of doctors has recommended that warnin’ labels be affixed to avocadoes.

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Retired Guys

Retired Guys

April 30, 2017

Many years ago, I had the pleasure of working with Bill Gerke at 33’s. Bill was a excellent fireman, with an easy goin’ manner and a light-hearted attitude.

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Retired Guys – The Shoot Out at Old 45’s

March 31, 2017

Fire Station 45 was located at 947 S. Norton Ave. It opened in 1924 as a Double Tank Chemical company but later became a single engine until it closed in 1987.

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The Retired Guys

February 28, 20170 Comments

Have you noticed them plastic squares covered with extra-large nodules, approximately 3’ X 3’ in size that are glued to the ground at entrances/exits to most stores, shoppin’ malls and sidewalk aprons? I had no idea what they were for and assumed they provided some kind of extra grip or traction for those people in […]

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The Retired Guys

May 31, 2016

Well, I never thought I’d see the day. The Grapevine magazine has morphed into an album of pictures. It’s become sort of like a scrap book, but different.

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May 2016

April 30, 2016

I could care less about clothin’ fashions. Give me a well-worn pair of pants and a comfortable T-shirt with a few oil and mustard stains and I’m good to go.

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The Retired Guys

The Retired Guys

January 31, 2016

On December 5, 2015, the Relief Association had its annual Open House. This event is always special and it’s a great time to meet up with old friends.

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Retired Guys – A Salute to Bob Patterson

Retired Guys – A Salute to Bob Patterson

May 31, 2015

There were several Patterson’s on the job, but only Bob Patterson drew cartoons and wrote in the Firemen’s Grapevine.

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