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Old 10-07-2017, 05:33   #31
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Hey, this thread kind of went dead and since it is my baby, I’m a bit mournful. So I thought I’d pump a little life back into the child, if you’ll pardon my metaphor.

Not sure what to pump it with, though. How about this: I had a diet A&W Root Beer yesterday at a funeral and it was actually quite tasty. I don’t drink diet drinks much but this one actually didn’t have that diet drink taste I so abhor.

But discovering it at a funeral was a bit disconcerting.

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Hey, this thread kind of went dead and since it is my baby, Iím a bit mournful. So I thought Iíd pump a little life back into the child, if youíll pardon my metaphor.

Not sure what to pump it with, though. How about this: I had a diet A&W Root Beer yesterday at a funeral and it was actually quite tasty. I donít drink diet drinks much but this one actually didnít have that diet drink taste I so abhor.

But discovering it at a funeral was a bit disconcerting.
Well the A&W Root beer topic brought back fond memories of those drive ins with waitresses on roller skates and hot rod muscle cars flexing their inviting style and slick wheels as the song by the Frankie Valli Four Seasons plays I Cant Take My Eyes Off of You.
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MJordan....Hearts Journey

I too have a diet A & W Root Beer once and a while, you are right they do not taste to bad.

My memories of A&W go back to a small town in the Colorado mountains where I grew up. The A&W would give a free large root beer to any kid in little league baseball who hit a home run. I got a few of those, not many, but it was clear on the other side of town, at 9 years old, it was a long ride, but well worth it, as I recall! Did you ever notice whenever you rode your bikes that the wind would be blowing right in your face....?? Funny how that works...

All good memories for sure...

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The A&W would give a free large root beer to any kid in little league baseball who hit a home run. I got a few of those, not many, but it was clear on the other side of town, at 9 years old, it was a long ride, but well worth it, as I recall! Did you ever notice whenever you rode your bikes that the wind would be blowing right in your face....?? Funny how that works...
I would've gladly forsaken a free A&W mug just to watch one of my swings take a ball out of the park. I played baseball my whole youth and softball up to about age 30 and the best I could muster was a few inside-the-parkers.

Sigh. Needed to do more bench-presses, I guess. Or was my bat speed too slow? But I did bat .300 in high school ... that's pretty good, right?

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... as the song by the Frankie Valli Four Seasons plays I Cant Take My Eyes Off of You.
Frankie Valli taught me to love falsetto. Barry Gibbs worked to undo that (but I do love the Bee Gees anyway).

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I would've gladly forsaken a free A&W mug just to watch one of my swings take a ball out of the park. I played baseball my whole youth and softball up to about age 30 and the best I could muster was a few inside-the-parkers.

Sigh. Needed to do more bench-presses, I guess. Or was my bat speed too slow? But I did bat .300 in high school ... that's pretty good, right?
300 was great! I never came close in high school....

I was raised in a small mountain town where the altitude was 6500ft. that even helped in Little League. There was a kid I grew up with, he was left handed, straight A student, really good in all sports....I fought him once, we got along better after that...but I did hit a home run off of him 1 time! That was the best free root beer ever! This guy went to West Point after high school...he retired a few years ago as a Brigadier General, turns out he was one of those very special guys....I was glad I grew up with him.

I played baseball, basketball, and football with him through 8th grade...then we moved away to a larger town. I liked it their also, but the high school did not have any good sports teams....but I still played! But it was not as much fun...

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I was raised in a small mountain town where the altitude was 6500ft. that even helped in Little League.
We visited Breckinridge one summer many years ago and I brought along some old tennis balls, deader than doornails. I took them out to the court when my brother-in-law decided to play because we couldn't buy any new ones that day (can't recall why not). Anyway, I pulled out the old, dead balls and ...

BOING! They bounced like new balls back on planet earth. I think Breckinridge is about 10,000 feet so that made the difference.

And I should mention, I only batted .300 my senior year. And just barely ... mostly all singles.

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Yep, playing sports in the high mountains is a whole new experience....now a days when I go back I find breathing at altitude is a bit challenging especially if you are moving around......

My high school Baseball team won the Colorado state championship my Freshman year, except 9th grade was still Jr. High! The next year the district split our student body in half, sending half to a new high school that opened the that year. That pretty much killed our competitive position in the league! I learned how to be a good loser, but I was a wrestler also, and that was one on one....so I really enjoyed that more than other sports....but all still are good memories...

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FYI - the posts from Tery and replies to him have been moved into Tery's intro thread, as they are more relevant to that discussion.
http://www.diabetesforum.com/introdu...874-intro.html

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HFLC ?
Try adding High Cholesterol, and heart Disease to your Diabetes...
Low fat, low Carbs ...Low taste, low texture, low joy of food

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