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Said it before, I’m not a Glockophile.


It’s a sound mechanical system, and if you like it by all means carry one. It just doesn’t feel right in MY hand. You may find it perfect, I know people that LOVE THEM. Wouldn’t carry anything else.

This is a butt puckering situation for any bad person, wouldn’t you think?

  1. TomR, armed in Texas permalink
    01/24/2013 13:39

    I’m old fashioned. I like guns made out of steel and wood.

  2. 01/24/2013 13:49

    Exactly so.

  3. upaces88 permalink
    01/24/2013 14:32

    Gotta be Texas! LOL

  4. upaces88 permalink
    01/24/2013 14:35

    Lee had a great contract with GEICO (insurance company) doing commercials for them. When he spoke out against Obama….Obama got his panties all in a wad and had him fired!

  5. upaces88 permalink
    01/24/2013 20:16

    I did something realllly stupid one time. I had this little bar in Dallas down in the Red Neck District (Harry Hines).
    I opened at 10:00 a.m., and all of the truckers driving through Dallas would pop in for a morning shot with their scrambled eggs, gravy and biscuits before heading out. We just got settled; and, they began to eat as I put $1.00 worth of music in the Juke Box to get their blood going for the day!.

    This idiot came in..sat down and ordered a Bloody Mary, and when I turned around, he had pulled a weapon and wanted my $$. I was NOT thinking. I jumped over the bar and hit him in the head with a bottle of scotch and told him to get TF out! Then I realized what I did. I felt faint and had to sit down, and my truckers had to take care of me! lol.

    That was very stupid of me! It was instinct…that’s all I can say.

  6. 01/24/2013 21:18

    AWESOME! You did well. Very well. And I think those truckers would have had this thing before it got any worse.

  7. upaces88 permalink
    01/24/2013 21:34

    Oh! yes! They would.
    I have los tit a couple of times like that. It wasn’t something I planned. It was sheer instinct; and I only weight 103 lbs at the time.

    Interesting thing about is, they (the truckers) told everyone….and I NEVER had a problem in any of the bars I managed or owned. The word does get out.

    LOL….I have to tell you this TRUE funny story. Sammy was this HUGE trucker, okay? LOL
    (I am cracking myself up remembering our conversation).

    HE came in one night and said, “Elaine, I don’t have any $ until Friday, can I drink on a tab (knowing I usually didn’t do that).” I pulled him over to the corner of the bar and ask him: “Sammy what is going on? This isn’t like you”.

    Bless his little heart. The man was about 6’2″ tall and huge! I mean huge and mean. He told me he had picked up this hooker on Harry Hines Blvd.. She was, hmmmm, how do I put this? While he was driving, she favored him a lot!!!! While she was “favoring” him, she took his Wallet and all of his money.

    I said, “Sammy, why didn’t you stop the truck.”
    “Elaine, I just couldn’t’ just felt so good. When we stopped at the light, she jumped out, and I couldn’t leave my truck!.”

  8. poetopoet permalink
    01/24/2013 21:43

    upaces88, What a gal you are and must be.

  9. upaces88 permalink
    01/24/2013 21:54

    LOL….naw…just taking care of business. Hell on wheels when I had to be.
    I was very shy, believe it or not, but this old man who owned the first bar I worked in told me, “Pick out the biggest SOB in here, and make a case of him” People see you pick on the biggest without fear, and they will leave you the hell alone! And, he was right.

    That…and Red necks … REAL Red Necks are so easy to get along with. They are down to earth. They are simple and NOT complicated and have a sweetness about them that I didn’t find in the High $$ clubs later I owned, promoted/managed.

  10. upaces88 permalink
    01/24/2013 21:58

    Poet, people now have no respect for anyone. They have no “code” to live by. They cherish high $ clothes, cars, etc…but have “no code.”
    Decent people have a code they live by. Once we (or I) understand their code, I know where my boundaries are and everyone gets along quite nicely.

    The more education a person gets…It “seems” they lose the code I am talking about.
    I don’t know…maybe(?) .. maybe it is our society now that no one seems to have any type of code they live by.

  11. upaces88 permalink
    01/24/2013 21:59

    I do know, I don’t seem to belong in the society I have been seeing lately. What happened?

  12. TomR, armed in Texas permalink
    01/24/2013 21:59

    upaces88 – One of the last times I went into a strip joint was in ’74, the Bamboo Lounge next to the Tower Court on the circle on Harry Hines. I was a disabled Namvet in a wheelchair. After my first drink, my buddies(all in wheelchairs) and me could not buy another drink. Pitchers were kept full on our table by some of the raunchiest looking characters in any b-grade movie. Even the DPD making their rounds came to our table to see that we were OK. Yeah, I’m a Dallas boy. Raised in the Love Field area and Oak Cliff.

  13. upaces88 permalink
    01/24/2013 22:01

    I was right down the street from the Tower Court on Harry Hines. Do you remember the Mark II, III, IV and the Parliament?

  14. upaces88 permalink
    01/24/2013 22:03

    When I first moved to Dallas, I lived in the Love Field, Turtle Creek area. I was never in the Oak Cliff area much.

  15. upaces88 permalink
    01/24/2013 22:04

    Tom, that is the way it should be when the vets come in for a drink!!!

  16. upaces88 permalink
    01/24/2013 22:05

    Were you ever in the Strip Joint that “Jade East” used to strip in? She was absolutely a beautiful woman and a dancer.

  17. TomR, armed in Texas permalink
    01/24/2013 22:30

    No to remembering any of those places. Never really spent much time bar hopping.. Heard of Jade East. Kinda famous like Chris Colt. I grew up near Cedar Springs and Hudnall. In the late 60’s my hangout bar was the Taboo Room on Lemon Ave. It was always full of stewardesses(remember them? before old and gay flight attendants. Back when flying was glamorous) from Love Field. Often had small jazz bands and good steaks and pizzas. Then sometime in the 80’s I heard it became a gay bar. Turtle Creek was a cool area until the gays took over. I’m an old fart and I am talking mostly the ’60s/’70s when I was young and out and about. Breakfast and coffee at 2AM at Lucas B&B. Trying to figure an excuse to give my dad why I was out so late and why his Impala SS smelled like cigarettes.

  18. 01/24/2013 22:37

    I vaguely remember the 70s.

  19. upaces88 permalink
    01/24/2013 22:48

    Yes! She was famous like Chris Colt. There was this HUGE, supposedly comedy stripper that was a lover to Jade East (she was on Hee Haw…big fat woman)
    OM GOSH,I lived on Cedar Springs and Hudnall…1967 to 1970. I remember the Taboo Room. I lived with two Flight Attendants (American and Branniff). I lived right on Turtle Creek at the Establishment and what was the other one…right next to the toll road they built? I also lived on Cedar Springs and Oak Lawn.

    Did you ever go to Maxine Kent’s Blues Club on Lemon Avenue or was it Cedar Springs (lord, I forget)?

  20. TomR, armed in Texas permalink
    01/25/2013 14:06

    cmblake6 – would you pass on my email address to upaces88. I would like to get together w/her and compare/reminise about adventures and misadventures in older Dallas.

  21. 01/25/2013 15:55

    I’ll give Tom a few hours, then I’ll flush this.

  22. 01/25/2013 15:56

    Can do.

  23. upaces88 permalink
    01/25/2013 16:03

    I did get an email from him and I did reply….

  24. 01/25/2013 16:06

    Cool. Will now delete then.

  25. upaces88 permalink
    01/25/2013 16:11

    Yes, you can. Thanks!

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