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Skip Towne
05-24-2006, 06:17 PM
My dad was an MD in a small Kansas town. My mom raised 5 kids. Sorry if this is a repost.

Calcountry
05-24-2006, 06:21 PM
My dad was an MD in a small Kansas town. My mom raised 5 kids. Sorry if this is a repost.My Dad repaired Clevis hitches.

nychief
05-24-2006, 06:22 PM
retired professor, university administrator.

Skip Towne
05-24-2006, 06:23 PM
My Dad repaired Clevis hitches.
Was his name Clyde?

Calcountry
05-24-2006, 06:25 PM
Was his name Clyde?No, that be his brother. My Dad's name is Slim.

SNR
05-24-2006, 06:27 PM
My dad made 100-post threads for a living

|Zach|
05-24-2006, 06:30 PM
Mom is a respitory therapist. Dad is an entrapanuer...former owner of Universal Homecare...current owner of Lunar Bowl and also actice in commercial real estate.

|Zach|
05-24-2006, 06:30 PM
My dad made 100-post threads for a living
ROFL

Bob Dole
05-24-2006, 06:31 PM
Mom worked for Division of Employment Security. Dad filed bogus claims.

Jenny Gump
05-24-2006, 06:35 PM
My dad was an MD in a small Kansas town. My mom raised 5 kids. Sorry if this is a repost.

My dad was an electrician. My mom a bookeeper. They think I am the smartest, most successful person alive because I went to college and now make good dough.

They are my biggest fans, aren't moms and dads great!?

Skip Towne
05-24-2006, 06:36 PM
Mom worked for Division of Employment Security. Dad filed bogus claims.
I'm surprised to learn that you know who your dad is.

Tribal Warfare
05-24-2006, 06:39 PM
My Dad is an E.R. Doc

Bob Dole
05-24-2006, 06:40 PM
I'm surprised to learn that you know who your dad is.

Why is that? Unlike when you were born, language existed and people kept records at the time of Bob Dole's birth.

4th and Long
05-24-2006, 06:40 PM
Popa drove a truck nearly all his life. You know, it drove Moma crazy bein' a trucker's wife.

seclark
05-24-2006, 06:43 PM
dad - park ranger
mom - teacher

nychief
05-24-2006, 06:44 PM
popa was a rolling stone.

Jenny Gump
05-24-2006, 06:44 PM
Popa drove a truck nearly all his life. You know, it drove Moma crazy bein' a trucker's wife.

Quoting Garth Brooks=Loss of 50% Gump respect.

Skip Towne
05-24-2006, 06:44 PM
Why is that? Unlike when you were born, language existed and people kept records at the time of Bob Dole's birth.
Considering your mom's profession, she probably just gave an estimate.

recxjake
05-24-2006, 06:47 PM
Dad, GMAC Financing
Mom, works in a school part time handng out bandaids and ritilin

|Zach|
05-24-2006, 06:48 PM
My dad was an electrician. My mom a bookeeper. They think I am the smartest, most successful person alive because I went to college and now make good dough.

They are my biggest fans, aren't moms and dads great!?
Hey im moving this week. I think we should force your son to move all the smaller boxes while we drink. Sound like a plan?

Jenny Gump
05-24-2006, 06:50 PM
Hey im moving this week. I think we should force your son to move all the smaller boxes while we drink. Sound like a plan?

He would do it, but for a price...momma didn't raise no fool...WTF are you moving to?

|Zach|
05-24-2006, 06:52 PM
He would do it, but for a price...momma didn't raise no fool...WTF are you moving to?
A house on Loren on the other side of campus.

Jenny Gump
05-24-2006, 06:52 PM
A house on Loren on the other side of campus.

Oh. You scared me there for a second. Do you seriously need help? Cause I won't hesitate to volunteer Nasium.

UteChief
05-24-2006, 06:53 PM
Dad is mason contractor
Mom does something with helping people find jobs

|Zach|
05-24-2006, 06:54 PM
Oh. You scared me there for a second. Do you seriously need help? Cause I won't hesitate to volunteer Nasium.
Nah, I am good to go. Its just a matter of finding time. Thanks though!

go bowe
05-24-2006, 06:57 PM
WTF are you moving to? really...

how's the snake gonna make it without you to wrap around, zach?

and what about that hottie roommate (or was that the snake)?

bogie
05-24-2006, 07:02 PM
My Dad had several jobs. Worked for John Deer and taught vocational agriculture in Golden City for several years. We moved and he became a soil conservation agent and worked for the Soil Conservation Service and substitute taught science on the side. For a while he taught adult education classes at night. After he "retired" from SCS he drove a truck for Sysco. He drove from Springfield to KC and back to Sprigfield several nights a week for several years (7 years I think). Now he's "retired" again and is a farmer. My Dad worked his ass off most of his adult life to support 6 kids, my Mom was a stay at home Mom and worked her ass off raising 6 kids.

|Zach|
05-24-2006, 07:02 PM
really...

how's the snake gonna make it without you to wrap around, zach?

and what about that hottie roommate (or was that the snake)?
heh, im going to miss Benny the snake for sure more so than my roomie...btw Megan was asking about you the other day...benny and mego actually met a few days ago.

http://static.flickr.com/52/147860562_b4c927f8e8.jpg?v=0

|Zach|
05-24-2006, 07:03 PM
My Dad had several jobs. Worked for John Deer and taught vocational agriculture in Golden City for several years. We moved and he became a soil conservation agent and worked for the Soil Conservation Service and substitute taught science on the side. For a while he taught adult education classes at night. After he "retired" from SCS he drove a truck for Sysco. He drove from Springfield to KC and back to Sprigfield several nights a week for several years (7 years I think). Now he's "retired" again and is a farmer. My Dad worked his ass off most of his adult life to support 6 kids, my Mom was a stay at home Mom and worked her ass off raising 6 kids.
I couldn't fathom making that trip several times a week. Incredible.

bogie
05-24-2006, 07:07 PM
I couldn't fathom making that trip several times a week. Incredible.

I know. I think he was 57 at the time. He took an early retirement from SCS because they wanted to relocate him. Most of us kids were in High School and he didn't want to relocate us. He sacrificed a lot for us kids. I think I'll give him a call.

bogie
05-24-2006, 07:09 PM
I can't fathom having 6 kids!

Rain Man
05-24-2006, 07:10 PM
My dad's job history since I was born:

Early 60s - Factory worker in a shoe factory
Early 60s - Drove a concrete truck
Mid 60s to Mid 70s - Bread delivery guy, then route manager
Mid 70s to Late 70s - Managed an A&W restaurant
Late 70s to Early 80s - Owned an A&W restaurant
Early 80s to Present - Owns a used car lot

My mom's job history since I was born

Early 60s - Stay at home mom
Late 60s - Cashier at Bread Thrift Store (part-time)
Early 70s - McDonald's and A&W (part-time)
Mid 70s to Present - Bank Teller/Check Processor

As with JennyGump's parents, my folks are glad that I went to college. They never had the opportunity.

|Zach|
05-24-2006, 07:13 PM
I know. I think he was 57 at the time. He took an early retirement from SCS because they wanted to relocate him. Most of us kids were in High School and he didn't want to relocate us. He sacrificed a lot for us kids. I think I'll give him a call.
Very respectable.

listopencil
05-24-2006, 07:14 PM
Dad ended up being a machinist, Mom ended up working in mental health.

Herzig
05-24-2006, 07:18 PM
Dad- Plant Controller for Dixie Cup paper products
Mom- 3rd grade teacher

4th and Long
05-24-2006, 07:19 PM
Quoting Garth Brooks=Loss of 50% Gump respect.
Knowing I was quoting Garth Brooks = Loss of 50% respect.

That door swings both ways, kid.

FAX
05-24-2006, 07:21 PM
Speaking of bad jobs.

FAX

FAX
05-24-2006, 07:25 PM
Another really bad job.

FAX

milkman
05-24-2006, 07:26 PM
Dad ended up being a machinist, Mom ended up working in mental health.

I'll bet her services are highly sought after if she's located in Denver.

FAX
05-24-2006, 07:27 PM
Really bad job.

FAX

4th and Long
05-24-2006, 07:29 PM
Has FAX been possessed by Bowser? All these pics. Yikes.

KC Jones
05-24-2006, 07:30 PM
Dad:
Reporter and then news editor (of the pulp variety)

Mom:
Secretary (Administrative Assistant in today's terminology)

In their off hours they attempted to raise 5 children to become mature responsible adults. At least we all survived to adulthood, so I guess they weren't total failures :D

FAX
05-24-2006, 07:31 PM
Has FAX been possessed by Bowser? All these pics. Yikes.

My bad. I don't know what got into me, evil buddy.

FAX

Rain Man
05-24-2006, 07:36 PM
Dad:
Reporter and then news editor (of the pulp variety)

Mom:
Secretary (Administrative Assistant in today's terminology)

In their off hours they attempted to raise 5 children to become mature responsible adults. At least we all survived to adulthood, so I guess they weren't total failures :D

Did your dad work at the Weekly World News? That's one of my favorite publications.

Rain Man
05-24-2006, 07:39 PM
Another really bad job.

FAX

Now that's a bad job.

Sully
05-24-2006, 07:39 PM
Dad- worked at GSA his entire life, till he died, pushing around shipments for the government.
Real Mom (who I don't really have contact with anymore)-florist, mooch
Stepmom-Worked for Missouri Disability till dad died.

Donger
05-24-2006, 07:43 PM
Dad = EE
Mom = Zoo keeper. In charge of four boys spaced less than 6 years apart. Now retired.

milkman
05-24-2006, 07:43 PM
Dad = EE
Mom = Zoo keeper. In charge of four boys spaced less than 6 years apart. Now retired.

EE?

Donger
05-24-2006, 07:45 PM
EE?

Electrical Engineer = Double E.

Douche Baggins
05-24-2006, 07:51 PM
My dad has worked for Halliburton for over 30 years now. He started out in the field and on oil rigs. He was on a rig when I was born. Now he sits behind a desk and goes to bullshit meetings. He was also a Jehovah's Witness elder for about 15 years before they kicked him out because I was a "bad kid."

My mom raised three kids and had a few odd jobs along the way.

Mr. Flopnuts
05-24-2006, 07:53 PM
My dad is milkman, and my mother's a whore.

alanm
05-24-2006, 07:53 PM
My Dad was a plumber. My Mom was VP of Clark Equiptment Co. in Omaha.

milkman
05-24-2006, 07:56 PM
My dad is milkman, and my mother's a whore.

You shouldn't talk about your mother that way, who ever she was.

KC Jones
05-24-2006, 08:05 PM
Did your dad work at the Weekly World News? That's one of my favorite publications.

Not quite that pulp, I was more just meaning of the newsprint variety. For over 30 years he put out the Grain Market Review at the Kansas City Board of Trade.

http://www.kcbt.com/kcbt_review.asp

He actually covered a police beat for the KC Star for a while. He had some great stories about hanging out with cops and mobsters back in the 50's.

Rain Man
05-24-2006, 08:07 PM
Not quite that pulp, I was more just meaning of the newsprint variety. For over 30 years he put out the Grain Market Review at the Kansas City Board of Trade.

http://www.kcbt.com/kcbt_review.asp

He actually covered a police beat for the KC Star for a while. He had some great stories about hanging out with cops and mobsters back in the 50's.

The 50's? Your dad must be a lot older than you. You seem a fair bit younger than me, and my dad didn't graduate high school until 1959.

BIG K
05-24-2006, 08:15 PM
My dad was in the Sea Bee's (Naval Construction Battallion) for 22 years, retired in 1972. Mom worked in retail and oh, raised 5 kids basically on her own. Dad did three tours in 'Nam but nothing compared to raising five boys.....

listopencil
05-24-2006, 08:40 PM
I'll bet her services are highly sought after if she's located in Denver.


She's retired and living in Virginia these days with my grandmother. She says hello, by the way, and wants to know if you ever stopped ****ing dogs and cats. NTTAWWT of course. Also you still owe $1,432.26 on your tab.

Nzoner
05-24-2006, 08:45 PM
Dad quit school in the 9th grade and did this and that until settling on car sales.Ended up owning his own lot and then eventually bought a salvage yard which he gave up about 8 years ago to retire at 51.

Mom was the very first employee of one of the Dairy Queen's here back when cones were a nickel.She ended up spending 30+ years there and now draws disability thanks to a nasty fall she took.

ChiTown
05-24-2006, 08:58 PM
WWII Vet (Army Aircorp Pilot) - 2.5 Tours

Thereafter, he spent 40 yrs with a pharmaceutical company as a general warehouseman. He passed away in May 2002 at the age of 81.

Bugeater
05-24-2006, 08:58 PM
Dad-deadbeat
Mom-retired now, her last job was payroll clerk for a wine distributor.

Sorry if this is a repost.

Skip Towne
05-24-2006, 09:39 PM
Dad quit school in the 9th grade and did this and that until settling on car sales.Ended up owning his own lot and then eventually bought a salvage yard which he gave up about 8 years ago to retire at 51.

Mom was the very first employee of one of the Dairy Queen's here back when cones were a nickel.She ended up spending 30+ years there and now draws disability thanks to a nasty fall she took.
I hear you. In 1962 I could buy a milkshake for a quarter. I bought an even smaller one today from Braums and the sales tax was 29 cents.

chefsos
05-24-2006, 09:39 PM
My dad was a mechanic at an auto dealership for 40 years. He's retired now. Mom, except for a few months working at a jewelry shop for extra Christmas money, was always a stay-at-home mom. To this day, she still does some in-home daycare. The more people with bad parent stories I meet, the more I've come to appreciate how great my childhood was.

KcMizzou
05-24-2006, 09:42 PM
Dad works at the Harley plant here in KC. Mom works for the NKCPD.

milkman
05-24-2006, 09:42 PM
My dad was a mechanic at an auto dealership for 40 years. He's retired now. Mom, except for a few months working at a jewelry shop for extra Christmas money, was always a stay-at-home mom. To this day, she still does some in-home daycare. The more people with bad parent stories I meet, the more I've come to appreciate how great my childhood was.

You should.

CHENZ A!
05-24-2006, 09:46 PM
Pops works for budweiser, mom is a secretary.

kc rush
05-24-2006, 10:17 PM
Dad works in the press room at the Star. Mom is an office manager/book keeper at a small law firm.

greg63
05-25-2006, 12:54 AM
My dad worked for the city. My mom worked for the State.

luv
05-25-2006, 12:57 AM
Dad is a letter carrier. Mom retired from General Electric plant.

StcChief
05-25-2006, 07:10 AM
Dad- Small business owner
Remodelling houses
Photo lab later in life
Retired

Mom- Librarian
Homemaker
Small business owner
Retired

Nzoner
05-25-2006, 07:24 AM
"My daddy was a Gibson,my mama was a Fender
That's why they call me Mind-Bender"

Duck Dog
05-25-2006, 07:28 AM
Dad is a Korean War vet, retired air traffic controller, retired school teacher and retired YMCA exec. Mom retired from the YMCA too after running their school programs.

rad
05-25-2006, 07:28 AM
My dad was an MD in a small Kansas town. My mom raised 5 kids. Sorry, if this is a repost, I dont really give a rat's ass.

Fixed.

Skip Towne
05-25-2006, 07:36 AM
Dad is a Korean War vet, retired air traffic controller, retired school teacher and retired YMCA exec. Mom retired from the YMCA too after running their school programs.
Was your dad in on that air traffic controller strike?

chagrin
05-25-2006, 07:42 AM
My dad is a retired Neurosurgeon
My mom was a School Teacher

Jesus
05-25-2006, 07:58 AM
Creator. Step dad was a carpenter. Mom was a homemaker.

morphius
05-25-2006, 08:08 AM
Dad - Lt Col AF and System Analyst (programmer/sysadmin)

Mom - Works for Weight Watchers

Jesus
05-25-2006, 08:11 AM
Dad - Lt Col AF and System Analyst (programmer/sysadmin)

Mom - Works for Weight Watchers

Could I get your mom's number? I put on a few over the winter....

morphius
05-25-2006, 08:16 AM
Could I get your mom's number? I put on a few over the winter....
I'm sure your Dad can get ahold of her, they have quit a bit of landscaping done in their yard, so there are plenty of bushes to burn and chat through.

StcChief
05-25-2006, 08:25 AM
"My daddy was a Gibson,my mama was a Fender
That's why they call me Mind-Bender"
ROFL

Inspector
05-25-2006, 09:21 AM
Dad retired many years ago - middle manager for TWA. (TWA was an airline back in the old days. They used to fly planes that had propellers.) Also retired from the Navy.

Mom - homemaker.

And both are still kickin - getting up there though.

MOhillbilly
05-25-2006, 09:25 AM
My father was a Physics/Math teacher,farmer,plumber. My mother is a some kinda hatchet lady who denies claims for a major insurance co.

Skip Towne
05-25-2006, 09:27 AM
My father was a Physics/Math teacher,farmer,plumber. My mother is a some kinda hatchet lady who denies claims for a major insurance co.
I thought both of your parents were teachers.

MOhillbilly
05-25-2006, 09:30 AM
I thought both of your parents were teachers.

nope dads side teachers- Grandma,father,two aunts,one uncle.

Moms side teachers- Grandmother,one aunt,one uncle,two cousins

Aries Walker
05-25-2006, 01:12 PM
Father: Journalist and PR manager (retired), now an author and portrait painter

Mother: Nurse. She could have been a doctor, but wanted to have a closer relationship with her patients.

ChiefaRoo
05-25-2006, 01:22 PM
Knowing I was quoting Garth Brooks = Loss of 50% respect.

That door swings both ways, kid.


So your saying you swing both ways?

Duck Dog
05-25-2006, 01:24 PM
Was your dad in on that air traffic controller strike?


Not the stirke during Reagans admin, but the sick in during the 70's.

Calcountry
05-25-2006, 01:26 PM
87

Calcountry
05-25-2006, 01:27 PM
88

Calcountry
05-25-2006, 01:27 PM
89

Calcountry
05-25-2006, 01:28 PM
90 geesh, waiting for the 15 seconds is getting a bit much

Calcountry
05-25-2006, 01:28 PM
91

FAX
05-25-2006, 01:28 PM
Daddy sold farts. Didn't do too well at that.

Mom basically spent her days in a fog.

FAX

Calcountry
05-25-2006, 01:28 PM
93

Calcountry
05-25-2006, 01:29 PM
94

Calcountry
05-25-2006, 01:29 PM
got to make sure you get another 100 post thread in your cap 95

Calcountry
05-25-2006, 01:32 PM
96

Calcountry
05-25-2006, 01:32 PM
97

Calcountry
05-25-2006, 01:33 PM
98

Calcountry
05-25-2006, 01:33 PM
99 I will let someone else put you over the top dude.

FAX
05-25-2006, 01:34 PM
Employing the Mr. bunnytrdr Theory of Post Amassment.

FAX

Calcountry
05-25-2006, 01:35 PM
Employing the Mr. bunnytrdr Theory of Post Amassment.

FAXJust wanted to make Sure Mr. Skip got his.

100 post thread.

Calcountry
05-25-2006, 01:36 PM
By the way mr. Fax, what did you have on your sammich?

FAX
05-25-2006, 01:37 PM
Just wanted to make Sure Mr. Skip got his.

100 post thread.

Fair enough, Mr. bunnytrdr. I am more than happy to assist in Mr. Skip Towne's acquisition of an additional 100 post thread notch.

By the way, do you know anything about the Hoffa case?

FAX

FAX
05-25-2006, 01:38 PM
By the way mr. Fax, what did you have on your sammich?

What, may I inquire, is a sammich, Mr. bunnytrdr?

FAX

ChiefaRoo
05-25-2006, 01:38 PM
Dad - Multi-National Corporation owner and Evil Republican
Mom - GMAC Cust. Serv. rep. (part time and for fun as she hates not working)
Me - Stone cold playa'

Duck Dog
05-25-2006, 01:41 PM
What, may I inquire, is a sammich, Mr. bunnytrdr?

FAX


That very well could be the shortest sentence ever written employing the largest amount of commas I've ever seen.

FAX
05-25-2006, 01:43 PM
Yeah. Probably should have used parenthesis for the second chunk, Mr. Duck Dog.

What a silly sentence.

FAX

AZORChiefFan
05-25-2006, 01:54 PM
Mom is a pharmacy tech. Used to count money for a KC area vending machine company. Thorn in my dad's side.

Dad worked for the Guv'ment. Worked at the Federal Building downtown, off troost, off Rainbow and then in N KC. The last two places were Treasury dept. He was a 'warehouseman'.

Calcountry
05-25-2006, 02:49 PM
What, may I inquire, is a sammich, Mr. bunnytrdr?

FAXOakie for Sandwich mr. Fax.

Shit this reminds me of the movie "Holes", The main dudes name was Mr. Sir.

Calcountry
05-25-2006, 02:50 PM
Yeah. Probably should have used parenthesis for the second chunk, Mr. Duck Dog.

What a silly sentence.

FAXno chit, I thought, everyone knew, what a sammich, was?