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NickDG  (D 8904)

Jun 6, 2005, 8:05 AM
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http://www.airtrash.com/

Click on the "New Guy"

And yes, I awoke the following morning still wearing my new "hat."

NickD Smile
BASE 194

MissBuffDiver  (D 4621)

Jun 6, 2005, 11:29 AM
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CONGRATULATIONS Nick! I saw your picture on the AT website. Smile I know how you feel Dude. Damn excited aren't ya? Cool They inducted me on March 13, 05. Why do I remember the date? Cuz it would have been my 40th wedding anniversary if I would have stayed with the SOB. Laugh I haven't been able to get out to the DZ cuz of my bumb leg. I tried all weekend to get a ride from AZ to Perris. Frown I'll get there eventually. Heard Ed's memorial turned out great. I am happy for that. I will meet you eventually and we'll raise a few glasses or kegs I'm sure. Shocked Welcome to the BEST SKYDIVING CLUB and the BEST people I've ever met. P.S. They are truly THE BEST !!!!! Crazy ....Sandy...AKA...SNOOPY-SANDWICH-MISS BUFF DIVER-[and a few names they call me that I don't know about] LaughLaughLaugh
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airtwardo  (D License)

Jun 6, 2005, 1:31 PM
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COOL ~

Ya got the "NOD"Wink

GreenLight  (D 18859)

Jun 6, 2005, 5:48 PM
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One member closer to world domination....Cool

norman8791  (D 5555)

Jun 7, 2005, 1:23 PM
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Welcome to our family Nick, this is Norm, I was there when we brought you in Sat. Night, It was great meeting you. You will have to come up to Taft and jump with the Taft Trash soon, Norm

NickDG  (D 8904)

Jun 7, 2005, 7:23 PM
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Norm, I'll come and see you all as soon as I can.

And thanks for the Welcome . . .

NickD Smile
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hottamaly  (D 15263)

Jun 8, 2005, 1:35 PM
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Damn, I missed it. I'[m sorry I was running around some where else when you got "trashed". Welcome!Cool

NickDG  (D 8904)

Jun 8, 2005, 1:43 PM
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You may have missed the trashing, but we didn't miss this earlier hug, and you know I've always had an eye for you . . .

Thanks, Sister . . .

NickD Smile
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mjosparky  (D 5476)

Jun 8, 2005, 9:34 PM
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Damn, I missed it. I'[m sorry I was running around some where else when you got "trashed". Welcome!Cool

But you were have a great time while you were running around.Tongue

Sparky

jakee  (C License)

Jun 10, 2005, 5:59 AM
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Damn, how many years of skydiving (and BASE) experience in that one photo?

You guys must be able to tell some stories!!Cool

norman8791  (D 5555)

Jun 10, 2005, 7:18 AM
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Hey Sparky:
How many total years of skydiving did you say was on our jump for Dirty Eds, dive, Norm

riggerrob  (D 14840)

Jun 13, 2005, 8:34 AM
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Congrats Nick!

John has more grey hair than the last time I saw him ....

Wait a minute, I have more grey hair than the last time I saw John ...

Oh, never mind.

Muttering to himself as he wanders off ...

mjosparky  (D 5476)

Jun 13, 2005, 9:40 AM
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Hey Sparky:
How many total years of skydiving did you say was on our jump for Dirty Eds, dive, Norm

425 years total for an average of 35. Hottamaly brought the average down with her 14 years.Tongue

Sparky

MissBuffDiver  (D 4621)

Jun 13, 2005, 1:03 PM
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Smile I would say that THE HOT Tamale brought it up!Laugh Laugh Laugh...SNOOPY

NickDG  (D 8904)

Jun 14, 2005, 6:05 PM
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http://hometown.aol.com/base194/Trash/trash.htm

NickD Smile
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MissBuffDiver  (D 4621)

Jun 14, 2005, 7:16 PM
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Thanks Nick. I have a huge smile right now. Smile I wish the names were under the pics. I see Bob Butt, Patty, Al Krueger, Norm, Chet, you, Larry, and I should know some others, but it's been 25 yrs. Frown I don't look the same either. Shocked...Sandy

jbrasher  (D 5166)

Jun 14, 2005, 10:52 PM
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Rob,

There's less of it, too!

hottamaly  (D 15263)

Jun 15, 2005, 1:57 PM
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Hey Sparky:
How many total years of skydiving did you say was on our jump for Dirty Eds, dive, Norm

425 years total for an average of 35. Hottamaly brought the average down with her 14 years.Tongue

Sparky

Hey now.....I know, I such a "young one"Crazy

NickDG  (D 8904)

Jun 15, 2005, 2:50 PM
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It's you've had too many students, Dad . . . Way too many students. Few realize that Instructors are the less noble metal you place next to the thing that would otherwise melt down when the juice is applied. We are "fear sinks" and soak up for years the fears of our charges. Fear is like fire, it's a living breathing thing and it has to reside somewhere and it resides in us rather than our students because it can be better dealt with there.

It's the reason that after years of teaching we confidently spout the answer as we walk toward the door from the student who says he suddenly can't remember what happens at five thousand feet. It's like a dagger to the heart, but you smile and say "pull" as you continue like you're strolling into a Bar and all's right in the world. Inwardly you realize you told this guy it was possible and now you have to make sure it all comes out right in the end. That's the responsibility that weighs on you. And it's what's turned your hair.

I don't think, except for a few times, in the last two thousand times I've walked to the door with an AFF level 1, and thought to myself, this guy is ready and he knows enough to save himself if the worst happens. No, it's always a bit of I'm going to have to be there for this guy and it's no fooling around.

Yong Chisolm is a very intelligent and capable woman. She peppered me with every rational explanations for why we shouldnt jump. Her verbal arguments continued all the way to altitude where I'm now a quivering mass of jelly with too many doomsday scenarios on my mind. It seems weak when reserve side looks her in the eye, smiles brightly, and says, "Are you ready to skydive!"

Yes, you can discuss why we burnout, you can say we made our beds and now we should stretch out in them, but it's more than that and the price we paid got us something back in the long run. The rewards are many and lately came as this one . . .

"G" aircraft on the "JFTC" load . . .

Yong Chisolm, yellow, G2

NickD Smile
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SwampThing  (D License)

Jun 15, 2005, 3:24 PM
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It seems weak when reserve side looks her in the eye, smiles brightly, and says, "Are you ready to skydive!"


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Just breathe deep, go to your 'special place' and carry on the march. I always figure if i think they can do it, some might rub off.

NickDG  (D 8904)

Jun 15, 2005, 3:45 PM
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>>I always figure if i think they can do it, some might rub off.<<

Yeah, but that's hoping . . .

NickD Smile
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MakeItHappen

Jun 21, 2005, 1:47 PM
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Thanks Nick. I have a huge smile right now. Smile I wish the names were under the pics. I see Bob Butt, Patty, Al Krueger, Norm, Chet, you, Larry, and I should know some others, but it's been 25 yrs. Frown I don't look the same either. Shocked...Sandy

http://hometown.aol.com/base194/Trash/trash.htm

From L to R, top to bottom:

1 Nick and Ivan Henry
2 Nick and Al Krueger
3 Nick and Bob Butt
4 Nick and that packer guy who's name I always forget (Mick is it?)
5 Linda Hardesty and Nick
6 Dan Cook and Nick
7. John Brasher, Larry Walsh, John Bull, Bob Butt, Patty Christman, Norm van Pelt, Fred Basile, Al Krueger and someone I don't know. oh and Nick too.
8 Mike Owens, Nancy Sardella and Nick
9 Paul Moran, Nick and ???
10 Chet Bennett, Nick and Bud Krueger
11 Nick and ??
12 Linda Witte and Nick

Nick was pretty choked up about being inducted into Air Trash.
Congrats Nick.

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(This post was edited by MakeItHappen on Jun 21, 2005, 1:49 PM)

MissBuffDiver  (D 4621)

Jun 21, 2005, 3:17 PM
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Smile Thanks Nick....There are a few I don't know. A few I recognized on my own. Chet, Bob, John, Al and Sparky don't look a whole lot different after 25 yrs. Cool Patty was just a teeny bopper. Wink Ivan and Bud look changed the most. Shocked When I finally get out there you will see that I'm not the sexy young thing I used to be either. Wink My hair is salt and pepper and down to my butt. [black and white] Blush My nice little butt is now a nice big butt. Unsure My face has no wrinkles, Shocked Thank God. If you could all just picture me at 150lbs.Frown instead of 105 lbs.Wink then I look kinda the same. NOT! Crazy Hey, looks like most of us gained weight. Tongue I told Don Henderson if I was 6' tall I'd look damn good, instead of the 5'2" that I really am. He cracked up, then told me how big his gut was. DAMN ShockedLaughLaugh3 hrs on the phone with 007 on June 4. Just what we both needed. To talk of old times while the ash dive took place.Angelic I miss everyone soooooo much. I will get out to Perris as soon as my body lets me. Frown I'm sure most of ya are wracked with pain and body parts that just don't work good anymore. Mad So, you know what I mean. I'm so glad that you are still able to jump. Cool I would love to, but can't. Mad...Thanks again for the names and WELCOME to Air Trash Nick.....SANDY

MissBuffDiver  (D 4621)

Jun 21, 2005, 4:11 PM
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Blush Guess I should pay attention to who posts what Blush Thought Nick sent me the names. Thanks to you MakeItHappen. Smile Whoever you are. Laugh

hottamaly  (D 15263)

Jun 22, 2005, 1:52 PM
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Thanks Nick. I have a huge smile right now. Smile I wish the names were under the pics. I see Bob Butt, Patty, Al Krueger, Norm, Chet, you, Larry, and I should know some others, but it's been 25 yrs. Frown I don't look the same either. Shocked...Sandy

http://hometown.aol.com/base194/Trash/trash.htm

From L to R, top to bottom:

1 Nick and Ivan Henry
2 Nick and Al Krueger
3 Nick and Bob Butt
4 Nick and that packer guy who's name I always forget (Mick is it?)
5 Linda Hardesty and Nick
6 Dan Cook and Nick
7. John Brasher, Larry Walsh, John Bull, Bob Butt, Patty Christman, Norm van Pelt, Fred Basile, Al Krueger and someone I don't know. his name is John but I don't know his last name. oh and Nick too.
8 Mike Owens, Nancy Sardella and Nick
9 Paul Moran, Nick and ??? that's Alister (hot air balloon guy.
10 Chet Bennett, Nick and Bud Krueger
11 Nick and ?? that's Rick Schluter from Elsinore (started in the "round days")
12 Linda Witte and Nick

Nick was pretty choked up about being inducted into Air Trash.
Congrats Nick.

.

SmileHope the added names help.

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