200A and 202 reproduction
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brucesheehe

This is a wonderful success story!
 

HARD WORK...
Every morning, the CEO of a large bank in Manhattan walks to the corner where a shoe shine is always located.
 
  He sits on the couch, examines the Wall Street Journal, and the shoe shine gives his shoes a shiny, excellent look.
 
  One morning the shoeshine asks the Executive Director:
 
  - What do you think about the situation in the stock market?
 
  The Director asks in turn arrogantly:
 
  - Why are you so interested in that - that topic?
 
  "I have a million dollars in your bank," the shoeshine says, "and I'm considering investing some of the money in the capital market."
 
  - What’s your name?  –Asks the Director.
 
  - John Smith H.
 
  The Director arrives at the bank and asks the Manager of the Customer Department:
 
  - Do we have a client named John Smith H.?
 
  - Certainly –answers the Customer Service Manager–, he is a highly esteemed customer.  He has a million dollars in his account.
 
  The Director comes out, approaches the shoeshine, and says:
 
  - Mr. Smith, I ask you this coming Monday to be the guest of honor at our board meeting and tell us the story of your life.  I am sure we will have something to learn from you.
 
  At the board meeting, the Executive Director introduces him to the board members:
 
  - We all know Mr. Smith, who makes our shoes shine in the corner;  But Mr. Smith is also our esteemed customer with a million dollars in his account.  I invited him to tell us the story of his life.  I am sure we can learn from him.
 
  Mr. Smith began his story:
 
  - I came to this country fifty years ago as a young immigrant from Europe with an unpronounceable name.  I got off the ship without a penny.  The first thing I did was change my name to Smith.  I was hungry and exhausted.  I started wandering around looking for a job but to no avail.  Suddenly I found a coin on the sidewalk.  I bought an apple.  I had two options: eat the apple and quench my hunger or start a business.  I sold the apple for two dollars and bought two apples with the money.  I also sold them and continued in business.  When I started accumulating dollars, I was able to buy a set of used brushes and shoe polish and started polishing shoes.  I didn't spend a penny on entertainment or clothing, I just bought bread and some cheese to survive.  I saved penny by penny and after a while, I bought a new set of shoe brushes and ointments in different shades and expanded my clientele.  I lived like a monk and saved penny by penny.  After a while I was able to buy an armchair so that my clients could sit comfortably while cleaning their shoes, and that brought me more clients.  I did not spend a penny on the joys of life.  I kept saving every penny.  A few years ago, when the previous shoe shine on the corner decided to retire, I had already saved enough money to buy his shoeshine location at this great place.
 
  Finally, three months ago, my sister, who was a prostitute in Chicago, passed away and left me a million dollars.
 
Bruce Sheehe
ICCC #889 - Connoisseur of Time, Friends, Leisure, & Coleman   Altoona, PA - The Mountain City - Near The Eastern USA Continental Divide
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Bumpkin 95
Ha Ha now that’s  a good one. Some commodities are worth more than others 😂
  • Lee
  • Milspec Syndicate member #1995
  • Like a lantern just hanging out
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Leviticus Tomethreus
That was such a nice story until the last paragraph
My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi”
for nothin’,if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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74HARLEY
If only I had a sister!
Joe
looking for 200a 11-56,9-77,2-65 Coleman 275 appreciation syndicate member #0004 ICCC #1262
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Leviticus Tomethreus
I have a sister👀
My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi”
for nothin’,if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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25 502s
Another funny one. Thanks!!
Jason
not looking for any more Bday gpas. Honestly, if you have a 10-72 don’t let me know about it.
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Coleman Slant Saver #56
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Gunhippie
Self-made man: Heir.
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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Rubing
Good one Bruce, I didn’t see that coming. 
ICCC # 1402
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Gasman64
Bruce, I never saw the end coming!
Steve
ICCC #1012




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rob_pontius
Wow!!! The ending was killer.
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1hpycmpr
Too funny, Bruce!  🤣  I needed a good laugh, thanks!
Mark
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Mister Wilson
Hey, she earned her million through “hard” work also.
John
H.C. Lanterns dealer
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Canadian Blues #028
Coleman Slant Saver #31
Looking for 6-56 and 6-58 Birthday lanterns.
There's been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about.
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Smudge
Hey, she earned her million through “hard” work also.

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also happens to the man. Whatever befalls the Earth, befalls the sons of the Earth.” - Chief Seattle

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BSAGuy
That gave me a good laugh.  Thanks!
- Courtenay
Be Prepared
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Majicwrench
What fun. Didn't see it coming at all.
Keith
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