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    Throw Pillows, Aviation and Our Well-being

    You know, there are some things that a guy just has to keep to himself, and this internalization can be very destructive on a guy's well-being. This internalization sometimes leads to an eruption of bad guy behavior. It is fortunate for many of us Supercub.org guys to have each other to turn to, to vent, as it were. Out with the bad juju, in with the good.

    While sitting around a table at the Winifred Tavern with a group of super sensitive and intelligent (I know, I am being redundant) Supercub.org Cowboy Wannabe’s the subject of throw pillows arose. It is not often that a subject can immediately trigger an outpouring of emotions from a bunch of aging Supercub.org Cowboys, but the subject of pillows was like giving a dose of syrup of ipecac to get the poison out of one's stomach. Immediate results, immediate relief.

    Being the sensitive guys that we are, we sat there and agreed to share our experiences with throw pillows. Eventually virtually all of us contributed to the conversation, sharing our feelings about how throw pillows had negatively impacted our well-being. For some, it was the frustrating to not be able to sit on our favorite couch/sofa without removing several pillows. For others, it was the frustration of not being able to walk calmly into our bedrooms and sprawl onto our very own beds without removing several pillows. Many of us suffered from both.

    While trying to get in touch with our inner feelings about this we also were left with the feelings that, were the pillows alone not a problem, we knew not where to place the pillows. We are left with the oxymoronic designation of “throw pillows” in that we are met with chastisement if we even dared to throw those throw pillows. And if we threw them, where to throw them?! Onto the floor (the obvious choice)? O’ contrar! The floors are covered with dust, it seems, and we must not soil the throw pillows. Where are they to be gently placed?

    A solution was offered by one scholarly person, with regard to negotiating how many throw pillows should end up in our homes. It was suggested that for every throw pillow we had in a given room an equal number of animal trophies be hung on the walls. Elk. Deer. Sheep. Fish. Turkey. The options are as endless as the options for cloth and size of throw pillows.

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    It was virtually unanimously agreed upon that this was a sensitive and sensible solution, but alas this solution would not work for all of us. One extraordinarily sensitive aviator pointed out that his wife liked having trophy deer or elk hanging in their home. Regardless, if there would be 7 throw pillows on the bed there would also be 7 deer heads arranged upon the wall.

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    Not to jump to any quick decisions, yet another sensitive newcomer to the group suggested that the throw pillows might be placed in the mouths of the animal trophies. I’m telling you, the ideas just keep rolling in.


    I will end this with a photo of a small sign that was mailed to our home by the wife of one of our fellow Supercub.org Cowboys (from Oklahoma, had a green tractor stolen years ago). I think it is such a cute little thing.

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    Offered in the Spirit of Compromise,

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    Randy,

    Have you recently retired? Slow day at the office? Accidental big whiff of Nitrous? Is there some delirium at the root of your musing?

    What do you do with a duvet?

    Wayne
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    Wayne, I had inspiration at the Missouri Breaks flyin, had a few minutes to myself this morning and thought I might share some laughs with you fellows.

    Throw those pillows!

    Randy

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    This sure grew from a laugh or 2 at the Breaks! Good post.
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    I can't wait until Laura and Julie weigh in on this...
    "Often Mistaken, but Never in Doubt"
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    I thank God my wife is not into throw pillows. But I think she would like the idea of them on top of a deer rack on the wall.

    We actually only have 3 pillows in the house. One is in the closet for emergencies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SJ View Post
    I can't wait until Laura and Julie weigh in on this...
    I wouldn’t suggest you bring weight into this SJ. A tip from a wise man I once knew. He was smothered near unto death by a...you guessed it...a throw pillow ��
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    Randy, thank you for the enlightenment and the chuckle. Truly epic. I’ll buy into the animal head for a throw pillow 1:1 ratio plan. So far I’m keeping up as my wife also doesn’t overdo the pillow thing. I’ll have to count antler panel mounts and wall hanger skins in that mix to stay in the running though…..Now, along the same vein but a different medium if you will. I was enlightened by a female co worker some years ago on this one. I truly, honestly had no clue at the time I asked the question: What is it with you women and shoes?
    The look I got back was equally as priceless as your original post here.
    It said “You’re such a dumbs@#t, I can’t believe you don’t know the answer to that.” She kept it nice though when she finally understood I really didn’t know. Her answer just covered it all. For those here that know this I apologize. For the rest of you, here is what she said. “Shoes are to women as guns are to guys”. Now maybe this doesn’t cover everyone but it answered enough of that question that many things were much clearer. Maybe I am that dumb but it sure made a lot more sense. Anyone want to go for a 1:1 gun to shoe ratio? I’m in!
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    Step and stumble over a few pairs of their shoes in the dark of winter and you will achieve a higher level of awareness. My guns live in elevated or secure places.

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    If you are a married man, and own an airplane, every potential point of possible conflict or critique must go through this filter:
    'How will this affect my wife's attitude toward my airplane and my ability to fly freely.' A lot of stuff just doesn't really matter that much
    after it goes through there. You have an airplane. You won.

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    In Alaska before modern times men hunted and maintained weapons plus recalled oral history. Women organized and kept the camp plus recovered/processed the harvested game (Ernest Burch). Everyone had a task and all either survived or starved together. No common residence except perhaps after a long day of work for each. Women had their areas and men gathered in a male community dwelling or Quargi . No throw pillows allowed but many trophies and gear. Recall the past to judge the present.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC12D-4-85 View Post
    In Alaska before modern times men hunted and maintained weapons plus recalled oral history. Women organized and kept the camp plus recovered/processed the harvested game (Ernest Burch). Everyone had a task and all either survived or starved together. No common residence except perhaps after a long day of work for each. Women had their areas and men gathered in a male community dwelling or Quargi . No throw pillows allowed but many trophies and gear. Recall the past to judge the present.

    Gary
    I appreciate that. Out here on the prairie there was a common dwelling. Both man and woman worked hard at respective tasks of subduing the earth. When time allowed, the man brought home an animal, and the woman stretched and tanned the skin. Among other things, she'd make a throw rug!

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    Modern Quargi ref #11 might be the equivalent of male-female oriented dwellings. Like hangars or specialized caves within a home. In my experience there needs to be a place for each member of the dwelling or unruly behavior occurs. Suffer at your discretion or mark your place.

    Gary

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    Right. Funny how it works out. Inside the dwelling I have a small office with my stuff arranged in organized disorder. The rest of the dwelling is under my sweetheart’s dominion.

    Then there is the pole barn shop full of dangerous things. My wife usually doesn’t enter without an escort.


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    On my garage door....all true for several reasons

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