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Tigerdug

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Posted: Jul 13, 2020 5:52 AM
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How did you get into the career you have? Seems pretty cool.

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Posted: Jul 13, 2020 6:18 AM
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Lived in Memphis in 1992-1995 , during that time I sort of fell into it by chance .

I had two girl roommates (neighborhood friends from Moncks Corner ) that I lived with off of Overton Park .
One afternoon one of them asked me to go with her that night to a bar so I could " keep this old creep away from me " as she put it , and I wasn't doing anything so I went to run interference for my roomie .

Well , turns out the guy was an engineer on a tugboat for a company out of Greenville MS . We started talking about his job and what it would take for me to get on with a tugboat company , and I was waiting tables half the time and broke the other half so I was really anticipating working out there when I left the bar that night .
Instead of giving him grief about shmoozing on a girl over half his age , I got his number .
About a week later I was a green deckhand aboard the tug Ray Waxler working a fuel barge run from Baton Rouge to Paducah, Kentucky and I haven't looked back .
It's been tremendous career for an uneducated man like me , fulfilling and one I can be proud of I think ...when I retire at death ;)

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Posted: Jul 13, 2020 6:24 AM
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That's awesome.

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Posted: Jul 13, 2020 8:22 AM
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Posted: Jul 13, 2020 8:26 AM
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i don't smoke and I have never sullied my body with a tattoo's ink ... sir ;)


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what kind of tugboat captain from Memphis has no tattoos?

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Posted: Jul 13, 2020 8:29 AM
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Re: what kind of tugboat captain from Memphis has no tattoos?

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Posted: Jul 13, 2020 8:33 AM
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The kind who's old man was covered in them as a chief in the Navy , and who advised me from an early age that tattoos just don't age well and you end up looking like some mischievous teenagers with markers found you passed out drunk .

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I would never sully a tattoo with my body.***

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Posted: Jul 13, 2020 9:08 AM
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Me neither. If I had had a football tattooed on my stomach

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Posted: Jul 14, 2020 11:39 PM
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when I was younger, it would look like a basketball now. Glad I dodged that bullet. :)

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Posted: Jul 13, 2020 8:34 AM
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Bahahahah ??

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Posted: Jul 13, 2020 8:33 AM
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Lol, interesting.
We love "our" Tigerdug

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Posted: Jul 13, 2020 9:06 AM
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You could’ve sold that as an episode to threes company man!

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Posted: Jul 13, 2020 2:18 PM
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Come and knock on our door ???????

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Posted: Jul 13, 2020 2:22 PM
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Soooo, tell us more these roommates...

It’s important!

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There's gotta be a "Rulz" about roommates


Posted: Jul 14, 2020 8:36 PM
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and an accompanying picture . . . Gotta be . . . and Tigerdug would follow the rulz . . . Wouldn't he?!!!

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Tigerdug has a PhD in wisdom & life skills IMO.

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Posted: Jul 13, 2020 9:55 AM
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Hardly uneducated.

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Re: Tigerdug has a PhD in wisdom & life skills IMO.

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Posted: Jul 13, 2020 2:15 PM
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Life skills is a lock , wisdom ... ehhhh ...

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interesting!***

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Posted: Jul 15, 2020 2:15 AM
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Great story.


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Posted: Jul 15, 2020 2:16 AM
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Great story.


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Posted: Jul 13, 2020 7:20 AM
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It's always interesting to hear how people get to where they are in life.


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Posted: Jul 13, 2020 8:29 AM
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Feel the same , like how did LBB get from lighting sales to an alcohol-fueled rolling stone ?
The story goes untold .

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Posted: Jul 13, 2020 8:32 AM
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T'sU for asking...

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Posted: Jul 13, 2020 8:57 AM
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Good bio Dug. By the way, did you end up marrying one of the roomies ?

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Posted: Jul 13, 2020 10:21 AM
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I have an acquaintance I used to hunt with who was a river boat pilot and ran the route from New Orleans to Baton Rouge. Always had some interesting stories! I still keep up with him a bit. He doesn't smoke or have tats either, but Lord knows he hasn't missed much else in this world. Colorful doesn't even begin to describe him!

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Posted: Jul 13, 2020 2:50 PM
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Not at all !
I am still friends with one , have lost touch with the other and that's all that ever happened to us ;)

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Posted: Jul 15, 2020 8:22 AM
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No , there was only friendship with those two girls . I was in a relationship at the time with a girl from Sumter. She moved out there with me ...ended up having my two daughters with her and our oldest daughter graduates in August from Clemson .
Life is a funny , winding road ain't it ?

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Posted: Jul 14, 2020 9:21 PM
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https://youtu.be/CiGXfOPEd68


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