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BSAGuy
I have a 40' magnolia about 15 ' from our house.  That dang tree drops leaves in the fall AND from mid-April to mid-July in the summer.  The leaves are huge and prolific.  Clog my gutters big-time.

I did the third raking today just to get ready for the fall drop. 

I really just don't have enough words in my vocabulary to express how much I hate this *&$%#*!% tree.  It's on death row as soon as we can set aside $2,600 for the tree assassin to take it down.

Grrrrrrrr.
- Courtenay
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outlawmws
Gutter guards?  At least those leathery leaves will be on the ground...
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Leviticus Tomethreus
Man, sounds rough. Only one tree in my yard and it yields beautiful blooms that float on the clear pool water. It’s a real sight to take in for a city setting.
My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi”
for nothin’,if they did call me that.

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10/25, and 8/07

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Gunhippie
I love sittin' under a magnolia, sippin' Juleps....

The tree I hated when I worked in landscaping in Corvallis, OR, was the Liquidamber tree. Sure, a veritable rainbow of colors in the fall, but they dropped a hundred pounds of leaves each for months on end! "Hey, didn't I rake that yard yesterday?"
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
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Barrett
I feel your pain, we spent nearly $10k on tree removal before demolishing the old and building the new house in the city.
Took out all the exotic trees and left the natives that attract the birds.
Unfortunately 2 of these are Puriri trees, evergreens that continuously drop leaves the size of a matchbox. 

Guess what I'm always cleaning out off the gutters😏
I don't know about there, but here gutter guard is stupid money for what it is!
Andrew

Living and learning in NZ
Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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GCinSC

Can we add crepe Myrtle to this list PLEASE!

It ain’t a tree bigger than a bush and cut it down trunk sprouts cut out stump roots sprout it don’t know I hate it. 


Then there is the jelly palm. Think that plant Audrey II in little shop of horrors movie it takes over the space. 

I like hickory, oak, maple, poplar and such. 

 

Gary, self acclaimed Cast Iron Camp Cook & Tinkerer.
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0154
Mil-SpecOps #0308
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Gunhippie
GCinSC wrote:

Can we add crepe Myrtle to this list PLEASE!

It ain’t a tree bigger than a bush and cut it down trunk sprouts cut out stump roots sprout it don’t know I hate it. ....



To keep a tree or bush from sprouting from a stump or roots, get a 2-4D based herbicide and paint in on the stump--full strength--immediately after cutting it down. The entire root system will die.

The main shade tree in yards around here are English Willows and Poplars--cottonwood and white poplar--which shed leaves in the fall, but shed giant branches year 'round! I mean car and house crushers. I  hate 'em! We had a 1 1/2" dia live branch about fifteen feet long drop off one of our Cottonwoods at the pub a few weeks ago. Perfectly calm, hot day, then CRASH! Fortunately, it was deflected from hitting customers by the umbrella over their table.

It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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egroscup
Timm, don't forget the pricker balls of death that the Liquid Ambers drop every fall. You don't ever want to find one barefoot and mowing under them they come shooting out of the lawnmower at 1,000 mph. My hated tree is the Jacaranda. Very pretty lavender flowers. They are dropping leaves, if not leaves seed pods, if not those its dropping these caterpillar looking things and when it finally drops the crapped out flowers they smell like rancid pee.  Nice to look at in the neighbors a few doors down but not in my yard. E.
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Erik
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GCinSC

I had to use an alternate tool. Tow strap and a Dodge 2500 convinced it which way to go. When that Dodge was just in motion it’s momentum was the straw that broke the darn thing. 


Hope that’s all for now. 

Gary, self acclaimed Cast Iron Camp Cook & Tinkerer.
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0154
Mil-SpecOps #0308
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Gunhippie
It's been thirty years since I had to deal with those, Erik, but I still remember them!

Worse were the chestnut trees--deadly projectiles waiting to shoot out from under car tires at mach four, denting parked cars, crippling pedestrians and breaking windows.

I just read an article the other day about the tradition of planting only male trees--for those that are dioecious--in cities to keep unwanted fruit off the ground causing a serious uptick in allergies due to the pollen.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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BSAGuy
Barrett wrote:
I feel your pain, we spent nearly $10k on tree removal before demolishing the old and building the new house in the city.
Took out all the exotic trees and left the natives that attract the birds.
Unfortunately 2 of these are Puriri trees, evergreens that continuously drop leaves the size of a matchbox. 

Guess what I'm always cleaning out off the gutters😏
I don't know about there, but here gutter guard is stupid money for what it is!

Hey, Andrew, Gutter Guard is stupid money here in the USA also.  Sounds like a global conspiracy!!

I just suck it up and pay to have the gutters cleaned 2-3-4 times per year.  We have a two story house and I ain't getting up on a ladder or the roof to clean gutters.

We loved the Norfolk Island Pines in NZ.  Never seen those before and there are a lot of them by the Auckland airport.  Looked like a tree one might see in Whoville.
- Courtenay
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BSAGuy
Gunhippie wrote:
I love sittin' under a magnolia, sippin' Juleps....

The tree I hated when I worked in landscaping in Corvallis, OR, was the Liquidamber tree. Sure, a veritable rainbow of colors in the fall, but they dropped a hundred pounds of leaves each for months on end! "Hey, didn't I rake that yard yesterday?"

I am sitting near the much despised magnolia this evening, Timm.  First semi-cool day we have had in quite a while.  81F (27C) degrees right now at 6:22 pm EDT with 43% (low) humidity and a light breeze.  Definitely affirms that fall is coming. 

Come on down and I'll make you an icy cold Julep and serve it in a sterling silver cup.  I am on the back patio with BSAGal nursing a Hendrick's gin and tonic and enjoying a nice 70's playlist (Don McLean - American Pie) on Spotify.   

Life is good!
- Courtenay
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Gunhippie
G&T is also very good!

Unfortunately, I'm allergic to something in gin. I get a raging rash that starts at the base of my neck and spreads rapidly over my entire chest minutes after drinking a G&T. Itches like mad and takes hours to go away.

I haven't had a proper Julep in many years. Something about living among Yankees.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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BSAGuy
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- Courtenay
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BSAGuy
Hate to hijack my own thread, but Timm, I also hate the Liquidamber tree.  I never knew it had such a sophisticated name.  We always called it a sweetgum tree.  Those little prickly balls it drops are right up there with magnolia leaves for the nuisance factor.  15 on a scale of 1-10.

 I also have one of those in my backyard, so I guess I have a two-fer, LOL!!
- Courtenay
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outlawmws
The street trees when I moved here were almost ALL Liquidamber.  In the 30 odd years I've been here, I think all have been replaced.  I don't miss 'em at all...
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Whitegas Extraordinaire

I lived in a city with a significant tradition of planting trees flowers etc the park system was Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. They used to buy many different cultivars to repopulate after Dutch Elm Disease took out 95% of the trees in the thirty’s.
There were a number of failures, one in particular was a Hybrid I believe sterile Maple. It had sets of two branches that seemed to alternate 90 degrees perfectly perpendicular to the below set. They are the silliest looking trees you’d ever see. 

How about a four block section with virtually all Sycamore, beautiful trees with multicolored trunks because the bark splits and sheds everywhere. You don’t realize how bad it is until the trees are relatively mature. At 70 years Old it’s ugly so I’m not Quite sure how it would be if they were native and 100 plus? Becomes a slip hazard to folks on foot, bike or car. Plus it’s a perpetual problem.
I planted magnolia Jane for my wife and tried to move it when we relocated. I root pruned it the previous fall but was unable to move it without a hydraulic spade. We both loved that tree But it wasn’t of the age or size to be an issue.
My moms uncle planted a Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) back in the early thirties, beautiful deciduous conifer. When I was a kid his was 80’ tall and stunning, my dad planted onE in the late sixties and I followed suit in the early nineties! My fathers neighbor hates it but it’s probably pushing 60’ now. 
Then when I moved to the burbs with a whopping .34 acre wooded lot. The problem was I have maybe 8 trees. The balance was just off my property line and the neighbor decided to remove sixty trees. My forest haven was gone. The deck is unusable for most of the day and he has a couple of hours of scorching light on his. Privacy is gone, cooling bills are 2x yet heating is the same.
I gave up climbing to clean gutters after I got stuck on my slightly moss covered roof. Just pay some guy 90 bucks to clean them. Now my gutter install guy only recommends the linked product. It’s more expensive than the seamless gutter itself though.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/GUTTERSTUFF-5-in-x-48-in-K-Style-Foam-Gutter-Filter-GS-K5-SPAN/203318223

I ramble just to remind you there may be some trade off when you cut that down.

Thank you
Kevin

I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

ICCC # 1865

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BSAGuy
I have considered that Gutterstuff before, Kevin.  Is it any good?  Looks to me like it would degrade pretty quickly in sunlight.  What has your experience been?
- Courtenay
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scl
try a monkey puzzle tree if you want a truly nasty in your yard.
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Coast to Coast
I spent most of my life in Alabama.  I love big beautiful magnolia trees.  Especially when they are not in my yard.
-Bird- Milwaukee, WI.
“I don’t want another lantern, I just want the last one again”
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Jayhawksr
Honey locust. Now that’s a trash tree. 
Richard (KC native and KU Alumni living in Maryland)
Rock Chalk, Jayhawk. Go KU!
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DougA
Can I add pine trees with short needles that are like, well, needles?  I have two giant pines in front of my house (there had been three but I lost one in a storm back in 2006) that throw needles year-round.  They get everywhere, but mostly they collect in copious quantities in the gutters and clog everything up.  Cleaning the gutters usually results in more than a few needles getting stuck in various fingers ... ow.  I tried using the cheap, plastic mesh the home centers sell for DIY gutter screens.  That worked a treat for keeping the deciduous leaves out, but the pine needles still got through and now it was even harder to clean the gutters since I now had to get the mesh off first.  After a few years of that the plastic kind of deteriorated and I removed and trashed the mesh and am back to cleaning my gutters several times a year.  Fortunately my house is mostly a 1.5 storey so most of the gutters are at the first floor line so there isn't much high work to do.

I can relate to losing the forested yard.   I had two giant silver maples in my back yard which started to come apart last winter, taking out my electric service and fiber Internet/phone line, and I had to have them removed.  They were 70+ years old which is nearing max for silvers, major limbs were rotted up the middle, etc.  Sadly I had to have them removed and what was once a nicely canopied suburban yard is now a rectangular hot box in the summer.  🙁 
DougA  ... fettler and keeper of a family collection of nickel: a 249, a pair of 237s, and a 1938 228B, along with a late 1979 red 200a.  Then two more turned up, a 1941 243A and a 1944 242C, and now there's a b-day 200A lantern, too!.
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Whitegas Extraordinaire
Jayhawksr wrote:
Honey locust. Now that’s a trash tree. 


The sterile ones are mighty fine!
I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

ICCC # 1865

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Whitegas Extraordinaire
BSAGuy wrote:
I have considered that Gutterstuff before, Kevin.  Is it any good?  Looks to me like it would degrade pretty quickly in sunlight.  What has your experience been?

No specific experience just the recommendation from the gutter guy, he mentioned no one would pay for it. Eight years ago he had to buy a crate. It has to compromise efficiency with max flow but how often do you see that. He described it saying the leaves end up at the edge of the roof dry and just blow off. He’s done a bunch of over sized gutters for me, those with the GS would be the bomb!
I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

ICCC # 1865

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Dubblbubbl
Want to add poplar to the list, specifically my neighbors 40 ft poplar.  Drops huge 8 inch leaves in the fall, fills the air with cotton for months in the late spring, and drops branches all year, right on my shed and garden.  
Rob in NC
MilSpecOps Syndicate #1962
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #1962

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Hot Diggity
Magnolia burns pretty well....and it's always free.
Chuck, 3/61, ICCC 1689
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offrink
All you “junk” trees, I love to mill! Makes beautiful wood with hints of reds or green or really interesting growth ring patterns. Some of my best selling wood is “junk” wood. 
Ben
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Looking for B-Day dates of 6/80, 2/84, 3/11, and 12/13
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Gunhippie
I did forget the cotton from the cottonwoods and poplars. I spend most of the summer cleaning that stuff out of refrigeration condensers and other things that prefer to have free airflow.

Cleaning it out of a Rinnai tankless water heater requires a complete tear-down. Who designs something like this without an incoming air filter?
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Duck
Chinaberry, chinaberry trees suck. Chinaberry trees suck so much I could scream. I never want a another chinaberry tree on any property I own ever again.

Joe
Mil-SpecOps #0219
Stovie and Damn proud of it


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Gunhippie
Chinese elms are a popular planting out here--why, I don't know. They put on ten feet of growth a year in all directions, including down. We had one out in front of the pub, where our overflow parking is and I'd have to prune those downward-growing limbs two or three times a year. One day the power company asked if they could prune it back severely to keep it out of the lines, and I said "Prune it at the ground." I painted 2-4D on the stump and I've never had to prune it since!

The best shade tree out here is a native: Western Larch. It's a conifer that sheds its needles in the fall, which are fine enough you can just call them mulch, and it provides shade in the hot months but none in the winter. It requires almost no pruning and is incredibly stable in the wind--you rarely see one knocked down, even in 100+ knot winds--yes, we get those, too.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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egroscup
Have any of you had the opportunity to deal with a Jerusalem thorn tree? Those suckers have some nasty razor sharp sticker spikes at least 2" long. Everywhere. And they grow as a knotted mess with branches coming out one side and making a 180 and weaving back to the other side. Just plan on bleeding if you have to deal with one.  We also have the occasional Floss Silk tree or Coral tree around here that look like they have giant rose thorns covering the trunk. Luckily those don't need a lot of attention. Good for keeping people from climbing them though. E.
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arizonacamper
Russian olives and Mesquite both those trees have some nasty thorns on them.
Shawn
Owner of Copper State Diesel And Automotive. See my facebook page.

Lanterns are like tools. 
You can not have too many unless your wife says so!!

Gas is what you use for washing parts diesel is for making power!

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Looking for any lanterns or stoves dated 5/63 or 1/72
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gwillmot
steel mag.jpg One of the best Magnolias ever!  None dropped their leaves.  Wife's Aunts live in the Louisiana town where it was filmed .....
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Duck

egroscup wrote:
We also have the occasional Floss Silk tree or Coral tree around here that look like they have giant rose thorns covering the trunk. Luckily those don't need a lot of attention. Good for keeping people from climbing them though. E.

just had one removed from my backyard. Kept dropping branches every time the wind would pick up, plus the Mango sized seed pods would be lethal if one hit you

Joe
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Stovie and Damn proud of it


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Duck
Timm in my experience any tree who’s name starts with”Chinese” is a pain to prune

Joe
Mil-SpecOps #0219
Stovie and Damn proud of it


how long does one have to be dead before it’s considered archeology  and not grave robbery?


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Rfieldbuilds
Yes!   Russian olives are an insidious weed.  They grow all along the river and anywhere they can steal water on families property in Idaho.  Good hard wood, but a waste of a tree.  Did I mention the thorns?  
Randy
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VincentMechanic31

Interesting read this thread is. Some of you have some very strong tree opinions. I love it. 

My old nemesis was a river birch right over my back patio. Dropped trash 12 months of the year. But provided a nice kindling pile for the fire pit. 


Here at the new house, I wage an annual battle w a black walnut stump right outside my sons bedroom window. Every spring summer it grows 10-12’ sticky green new growth from the root. We hack it back and it’s nasty. Landlady won’t spring for stump removal. 


This spring I bored about 20 1/2” holes in it and crammed it full of epsom salt. Seemed to knock it back for a while, but it’s back now. One of these days I’m gonna do it in for good. 

"We are here on earth to fart around, and don't let anyone tell you any different" -Kurt Vonnegut 

- VincentMechanic31 (Vince) 
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The sterile ones are mighty fine!
Jayhawksr wrote:
Honey locust. Now that’s a trash tree. 


   Honey locust is widely planted in my neck of the urban woods and city streets. It is preferred because it sheds tiny leaves which don't block up street drains like the maple trees we have in abundance.
     But my neighbor has one and his wife absolutely hates the pods that are produced every second year by the hundreds  and shed all through the winter. She goes out in -20 degree weather and picks the pods off the 4ft of snow daily. Squirrels will eat the seeds. It is why chain saws were invented. 
She was only a moonshiner's daughter, but I loved her still.

I keep my tools sharp...but my mind sharper!
  Ed
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Tgarner01
Northman49 wrote:


   Honey locust is widely planted in my neck of the urban woods and city streets. It is preferred because it sheds tiny leaves which don't block up street drains like the maple trees we have in abundance.
     But my neighbor has one and his wife absolutely hates the pods that are produced every second year by the hundreds  and shed all through the winter. She goes out in -20 degree weather and picks the pods off the 4ft of snow daily. Squirrels will eat the seeds. It is why chain saws were invented. 


What about the thornes? We do whatever we can to kill honey locust. Constant flat tires when brush hogging...
Toby Garner
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Duck
Now see maples are one of my favorite trees and I'll put up with the leaves in fall and the seed pods in spring. Especially if I could tap it in March. Unfortunately no sugaring season where I live now too hot.

Joe
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Stovie and Damn proud of it


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arizonacamper
I grew up as a kid in the South Lake Tahoe area. you haven't seen anything that will hurt you until a green Sugar Pine Cone hits you or your vehicle. About 6" around and 8" to 15" long. Worst ones are when they're frozen.
Shawn 
Owner of Copper State Diesel And Automotive. See my facebook page.

Lanterns are like tools. 
You can not have too many unless your wife says so!!

Gas is what you use for washing parts diesel is for making power!

Coleman blues 243 #147
Coleman 275 appreciation #74
Milspec syndicate #39

Looking for any lanterns or stoves dated 5/63 or 1/72
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Gunhippie
I grew up as a kid in the South Lake Tahoe area. you haven't seen anything that will hurt you until a green Sugar Pine Cone hits you or your vehicle. About 6" around and 8" to 15" long. Worst ones are when they're frozen.
Shawn 


Never sleep or park a rig under a coconut tree! You think a Sugar pine cone is something? Imagine a 3+-lb fruit falling 60+ feet!

Oh, and Jefferson pine cones are no joke, either. Much denser than Sugar pine cones.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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