Category Archives: True Stories

Towler declared suitable for parole

A 61-year-old Ceres man convicted of shooting two brothers execution-style over an alleged burglary has been found suitable for parole. Christopher Scott Towler was found suitable for parole at an Oct. 10 hearing at California State Prison Solano in Vacaville, … Continue reading

Posted in California, News, True Stories | 10 Comments

Crazy Charlie Lafitte

Fucking Crazy Charlie Lafitte….. man, I don’t even know where to start here. Me and Crazy Charlie Lafitte got to our unit within a month or so of each other, but I don’t recall who got there first. No matter, … Continue reading

Posted in True Stories, Wirecutter | 18 Comments

The resemblance is amazing

Los Angeles-based photographer Christine McConnell has created a wonderfully unique family album by recreating a series of portraits of different generations of her female relatives, spanning 200 years. Her photo project called “Seven Generations of American Women,” is a beautiful … Continue reading

Posted in Okies, True Stories, Wirecutter | 11 Comments


Worm was a new guy we got into the company about mid 1980. He was a wheeled vehicle mechanic and was from Kansas or Nebraska or some other flat place and was just a good solid kid. He was a … Continue reading

Posted in True Stories, Wirecutter | 30 Comments


The closer it gets to cooler weather the more I get to thinking about that big ass log laying down at the end of the property. Some of you may remember the day that damned old hickory getting blown over … Continue reading

Posted in True Stories, Wirecutter | 55 Comments

So I got me a new friend

His name is Wayne. Since we’ve moved in the property just to the north of us has been vacant. It’s an acre lot, maybe an acre and a half, and the only structure on it is an old metal barn … Continue reading

Posted in Tennessee, True Stories, Wirecutter | 25 Comments

The Field

I wasn’t much of a garrison troop when I was in the army but I loved being out in the field. It’s a good thing too because we spent damned near the whole winter in the field, coming in for … Continue reading

Posted in True Stories, Wirecutter | 25 Comments

Garrison Duty

It was a challenge keeping us busy when my company was in garrison for the summer. I mean, let’s face it, when your primary mission is to communicate in bad weather, good weather ain’t doing it a whole lot of … Continue reading

Posted in True Stories, Wirecutter | 25 Comments


I knew this ol’ boy named Ralph when I was in the army. It seems like I had met Ralph a few years earlier and while he kinda sorta recalls the circumstances, he never copped to actually meeting me. Me … Continue reading

Posted in True Stories, Wirecutter | 14 Comments

Right in the middle of saying Grace…

On the back porch saying Grace: “Lord, we ask that you bless this food, our family and our friends and… why, there’s that damned chicken right there!… thank you for letting us witness your power today. Gotta run, in your … Continue reading

Posted in True Stories, Wirecutter | 38 Comments

Well, shit.

Lost another chicken today – I went to change the water and clean the bowl and the white one made a break for it. I chased it around and then the li’l bitch took off and flew into the treeline. … Continue reading

Posted in True Stories, Wirecutter | 28 Comments

Yup, it’s been five years

Five years since I felt his last heartbeat. Hard to believe, huh? Sometimes it feels like it was 20 years ago, other times it seems like we were fishing just a couple weeks ago. Fucking tore me up when he … Continue reading

Posted in Pops, True Stories | 51 Comments

This is gonna drive the Left wild

President Trump may soon issue a pardon for Joe Arpaio, the colorful former Arizona sheriff who was found guilty two weeks ago of criminal contempt for defying a state judge’s order to stop traffic patrols targeting suspected undocumented immigrants. In … Continue reading

Posted in Illegals, Politics, True Stories | 8 Comments

Florida, baby…..

It’s Friday rush hour and Hector Herrera tries to change lanes on a busy Hialeah street. Jairo Linarte won’t let him in. What happens next turns violent, goes viral and lands Herrera in the back of a police car. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Florida, Tennessee, True Stories | 16 Comments

Behind Every Successful Man…..

I’m the happiest I’ve ever been in my life right now. I’m finally in the place I always dreamed about and I’m sharing a home and a life with the wonderful woman that was responsible for it. She’s the woman … Continue reading

Posted in True Stories | 20 Comments

What a stupid fucker

I posted that video earlier about the snapper and the apple and when I went to youtube a little bit ago for something else, I had all kinds of snapping turtle videos in the sidebar of the page. When I … Continue reading

Posted in True Stories, Videos | 16 Comments

Tower school

When I went into the army back in ’78, I had a couple of motives – I wanted to learn a trade and I wanted to get the fuck out of California. I had been there about 6 months and … Continue reading

Posted in True Stories, Wirecutter | 34 Comments

Shorter of Breath And One Step Closer To Death

Happy Birfday to me, Happy Birfday to me….. Yup, it’s the big day. I never was much on birthdays, even when I was a kid. There’s only a couple that I can remember right off hand. I remember my 10th … Continue reading

Posted in True Stories, Wirecutter | 82 Comments

Poor Buck

This was sent to me via email by Bill after seeing the tick-on-the-eyelid story yesterday. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Had to grin when I saw the tick photo and It brought back memories … Continue reading

Posted in True Stories, You can't make this shit up | 9 Comments


When I was in the army, we didn’t get to pick our roommates. You roomed with whoever you were assigned regardless of racecreedorcolorblahblahblah and you were expected to get along. For the most part we all did. There was a … Continue reading

Posted in True Stories, Wirecutter, You can't make this shit up | 32 Comments