Conversation Between rdf and MarkPals

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  1. Hey Mark, just sayin howdy Butte. You're a blessing to many here. Keep it up friend.
  2. (couldn't fit this part in the first post, too many characters)
    I broke my back in '86, and then just worked odd jobs and such until I went to college. I graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in California with a B.S./MIS degree and went to work for Lockheed Martin as a database engineer in Santa Maria, Ca. I'm in Iowa because my gf lives here, and I just bought a house. But winters here are worse than MT if you can believe it, lol.

    I'll try to hook up with you in chat, but I don't get on there much. Thanks for writing back buddy, glad to have met you. Stay in touch, ok? Nobody understands the mentality of Butte and Anaconda people, I've found that out through all of my travels, lol. They grow them tough in those two towns, there is no doubt. Take care Mark.
  3. Hey Mark, just saw this. Yeah, I was a Copperhead, lol. Cheek was the basketball coach when I went to high school. Jim Kelly was the head football coach, and Barry Huot was the defensive coordinator and the wrestling coach.

    I remember once when we were wrestling Butte High in Butte, a bunch of kids came into the locker room they gave us and started whaling on all of us (the wrestling team). There must have been 50 of them, and only 15 or so of us counting managers. Hell of a fight, we got our butts whooped. And this was before the wrestling match, heh, lol.

    I'm in Iowa at the moment. I left Anaconda the day after I graduated, and moved to California. I jointed the union and was making $12 bucks an hour (good money in 1979). My dad was a construction worker, and I grew up working with him, so I was a journeyman by the time I was 15 or so. Then I just followed the work, living all over the west.
  4. Im not sure this got through to you, so I'm posting again. Im technologically challenged.

    Hi Bob! thanks for writing! u were a copperhead? lol I was a Maroon, but a little later. Was Cheek ur coach? He just passed away this year I think. So where do u live now? I hope someplace warm. This last winter damn near killed me.

    I think things have cooled a little with the kids, but I think there will always be a war between the 2 cities. I love anaconda. did u ever eat at the Copper Club? my cousin owned it. Kathy & dennis. They have both died and the place burned down. GREAT STEAKS! did u go 2 college? ever get back to mt?

    Funny, i remember my dad telling bout Butte kids trying to turn over Anacondas bus at the Civic Center. almost forgot that. I think the parents are worse than the kids now. lol

    Sure appreciate you writing. Do you ever go to the chat room? Maybe we can connect there sometime. Hope you are doing ok, and look forward to talking again. C ya Neighbor. Take care, k?
  5. Hi Mark. I saw your post in politics forum. I went to high school in Anaconda (graduated '79). My dad was born in Butte, and I lived there when a grade schooler for a while. Moved back to MT in 10th grade. We beat Butte High in football my senior year, it was glorious Do the kids from Butte and Anaconda still fight all the time? It was like open warfare when I was in high school, whenever we ran into one another. Even the adults in the stands during games would come down on the football field and join in the melee, heh. Coaches too.

    Take care friend, glad you're a member. You brought back many memories when I saw where you were from.

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