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Discussion in 'Hats' started by Matt Deckard, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. Interesting to note that he hailed from a county in Alabama that opposed secession during the Civil War. Wallace was actually a classmate of his.
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  2. Tex Avery, of Warner Brothers animation fame.

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  3. Chuck Jones.

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  5. Happy 95 to the man that broke the sound barrier. With a busted arm and a broomstick handle, no less.


    "The first time I ever saw a jet, I shot it down."
    - General Chuck Yeager

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  6. Hurricane Jack

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    Wow, I had no idea. Guess I just kind of forgot about him.
  7. Guilty, as well. One of my go-to news sites featured his birthday this morning. The article also pointed out he outlived the man who played him, Sam Shepherd, by over 20 years.

    So far...

    Crusty, wonderful, old SOB.

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  8. Bamaboots

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    I have two autographs and one is from Chuck Yeager.

    In 2003 he was the guest of honor at an annual festival held in the city where I worked. I was the Sgt. of a small unit typically tasked with coordinating security for the event. We did dignitary escorts, and personal security among a bunch of other things associated with dog and pony shows.

    For about a four hour period Yeager was about the grounds with local VIP's and a young woman, Victoria, who was only identified as his assistant. A subordinate and myself were responsible for staying with him. After about fifteen minutes it became apparent that he had a potty mouth unrivaled by anyone I'd ever heard, myself included. As we're walking through crowds, people are stopping him for autographs and photos. It's a balloon festival so they're are lots of children. At the VIP tent where Yeager spent most of his time, people lined up for autographs. The other officer and I quickly learned to step between Yeager and children as they approached in order to get his attention as he would then tone down his language for a brief moment. Victoria also assisted in this.

    I was given a commemorative ball cap that I asked Yeager to sign. Victoria was right by his side when I asked him to sign it with just his signature. After he did Victoria took me aside and said "if that hat turns up on eBay, I'll be talking to your ass". Quite a girl. I think she's his wife now.

    He was great guy and fun to be around. Never stopped talking and loved to tell his stories.
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  10. AbbaDatDeHat

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    Greetings All:
    A good ol WV boy! Him and the Rocket Boys!
    Sportin a great hat too!
    Be well. Bowen
    PS: Go eers!!
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  11. Hurricane Jack

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    Probably posted before; I can't recall.

    Kinky Friedman







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    We still have 2-3 good tobacconists here but he has never been here with his cigars. I ordered some once but never reordered. I kind of wish one of the tobacconists would have him come in.
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    I'm a fan of Kinky. Friedman as well.
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    I remember that yr when he ran. He was on Don Imus a lot & I would always watch or listen if I couldn't get to a TV.
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  16. I like Victoria.
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  17. Bamaboots

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    I liked her too. I don't think his children do.
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    And now back to the thread.....I thought this coat and hat were interesting...1934. From the Getty collection.
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