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  •  There was an above ground pool set up in the (5+ / 0-)
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    backyard , my brother had some friends over , when they were done and gone I jumped in the pool and started swimming . No one was around , my mother looked out and saw me swimming .
    My brothers friend left a longboard along side our house ,
    I saw it there , I didn't know who it belonged to , didn't cross my mind that it belonged to anyone , I grabbed it and took it down to the beach and did my best to surf , I used it for a very very long time , no one said anything to me about using it , it was so big and heavy the only way I could really carry it was on my head until I made a 2 x 4 trailer for my bike .

    When I took scuba lessons the instructors thought I was sent from the office to check up on them . They said I was to good to be a student .

    Drop the name-calling MB 2/4/11 + Please try to use ratings properly! Kos 9/9/11

    by indycam on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 02:44:42 PM PDT

    •  mr u grew up in the Canal Zone (3+ / 0-)
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      His pride and joy was his big ass long surfboard. He saved and bought it and picked the design on it. I have a pic of him standing with it grinning like a fool, he was about 15 or so. Surfing was his life.

      "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

      by high uintas on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 02:49:00 PM PDT

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      •  I Now Get The Beach Thing (3+ / 0-)
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        My brother a few years ago decided to get married on a beach in FL. We have no connection to FL or a beach. Just what they wanted to do. We were there for two weeks. In that short time I might have gone into the "surfing" culture.

        I have been to a lot of beaches in my life. Never for a couple weeks. Where I lived on said beach. I did not want to leave. I could easily see how I'd be a beach bum!

        When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

        by webranding on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 02:58:21 PM PDT

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