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    Talking This just in, haha

    A fire started on some grasslands near a farm. The county fire department was called to put out the fire. The fire was more than the county fire department could handle. Someone suggested that a nearby volunteer group be called. Despite some doubt that the volunteer outfit would be of any assistance, the call was made.
    The volunteers arrived in a dilapidated old fire truck. They rumbled straight towards the fire, drove right into the middle of the flames and stopped! The firemen jumped off the truck and frantically started spraying water in all directions. Soon they had snuffed out the center of the fire, breaking the blaze into two easily-controlled parts.
    Watching all this, the farmer was so impressed with the volunteer fire department's work and was so grateful that his farm had been spared, that right there on the spot he presented the volunteers with a check for $1,000.
    A local news reporter asked the volunteer fire captain what the department planned to do with the funds. "That ought to be obvious" he responded, wiping ashes off his coat. "The first thing we're gonna do is get the brakes fixed on our fire truck!"



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    lol that was good for a well needed laugh.

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    That was funny when I first heard it - in 1972. Harve - how old is this joke?

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    older than you boy, older than you. get em Harve his Daddy might of heard that joke in 72 but according to profile he wasnt even thought of yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LVFD301 View Post
    That was funny when I first heard it - in 1972. Harve - how old is this joke?
    When Harve first heard this joke,the tag line was

    "we have to get these danged horses trained to learn the meaning of the word whoa!!!"
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    Jerry Clower told it on Uncle Versie Ledbetter at least 30 years ago.

    As an aside, my grandmother's maiden name was Ledbetter. Yeah, we're probably kin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EastKyFF View Post
    Jerry Clower told it on Uncle Versie Ledbetter at least 30 years ago.

    As an aside, my grandmother's maiden name was Ledbetter. Yeah, we're probably kin.
    That he did. His version is halarious.

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    I don't mind fire rolling over my head. I just don't like it rolling UNDER my a**.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firemanpat29 View Post
    older than you boy, older than you. get em Harve his Daddy might of heard that joke in 72 but according to profile he wasnt even thought of yet.
    LOL.... There you are again - another one that trusts Firehouse.com and their screwed up DOB listings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firemanpat29 View Post
    older than you boy, older than you. get em Harve his Daddy might of heard that joke in 72 but according to profile he wasnt even thought of yet.
    It was 1872....
    Still love ya, Brother Harve!
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    Chief, I don't think he meant me in that "72" remark....... However, this thread has at least Three of us who know who Jerry Clower is........
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    Chief, I don't think he meant me in that "72" remark....... However, this thread has at least Three of us who know who Jerry Clower is........
    At least four

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    However, this thread has at least Three of us who know who Jerry Clower is........
    Yeah, Jerry was my 4th Cousin, twice removed on my momma side...

    ...then he was picked up as a free agent by my daddy's side and made a 3rd cousin.



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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefengineer11 View Post
    At least four
    Five.

    My favorite bit is when he talks about going to the football game.
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    Six.

    And when I was once having breakfast at the Opryland Hotel many moons ago, he stopped asked if he could sit and eat with me. He spent 30 minutes talking, laughing, telling stories. Great times, and a true story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoxAlarm187 View Post
    Six.

    And when I was once having breakfast at the Opryland Hotel many moons ago, he stopped asked if he could sit and eat with me. He spent 30 minutes talking, laughing, telling stories. Great times, and a true story.
    I am genuinely jelous of you right now. I wish he were still around. He was a comedical genious.
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    I don't mind fire rolling over my head. I just don't like it rolling UNDER my a**.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    Chief, I don't think he meant me in that "72" remark....... However, this thread has at least Three of us who know who Jerry Clower is........
    Yeah, I meant I heard it in 1972 when I was 12. I figured you had heard it LOOOOONNNNGGG before me though.....

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    seven

    My favorite is the squirrel story
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    Make that nine please,

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    Thumbs up Dang...............

    Y'all makin me feel right at home.........


    Yeah, the Squirrel............ "The Tupelo Mississippi Flash....."
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    I had no idea who Jerry Clower was until my last visit to the NFA in August.

    One of the the instructors, who was from South Carolina, must have quoted him at least a dozen times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    I had no idea who Jerry Clower was until my last visit to the NFA in August.

    One of the the instructors, who was from South Carolina, must have quoted him at least a dozen times.


    And you grew up in the South?



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    Quote Originally Posted by PaladinKnight View Post
    And you grew up in the South?
    Sheltered childhood.

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    And you grew up in the South?

    Nope. Didn't live here until 8 years ago when I moved here at age 43.

    Grew up in upstate NY and lived most of my adult life in Vermont, except for a short stint in MA.

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