Travels of the Fury

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  1. OrthmannJ

    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    I'm pretty sure I've mentioned this a time or two before, but Nathaniel is the heir apparent for the Fury. He's just 13 1/2, but he is definitely carrying on the Orthmann tradition of (physically) maturing early. He's already as tall as I am and I expect that he'll continue to grow. I always planned to teach him how to drive at a young age. He's not as eager as I was at that age, which is certainly his personality, but he's proven to be more than capable behind the wheel of a motor vehicle.

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    Living in a rural farming community gives us ample time and places to practice. I hope that by the time he turns 16 he'll be quite accomplished and driving won't be a scary thing for him (although I'm sure it will still be a scary proposition for his poor mother :LOL:)
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    It isn't necessarily going to be his actions, but the actions of the dunderheads around him, that your wife will be rightly worried about. But as long as his training behind the wheel deals with incoming emergencies, and being 'situationally aware' through use of the mirrors, adjusting said mirrors to give the broadest picture, and him keeping his head 'on a swivel,' will go a long way to avoiding accidents. In all my years behind the wheel, my dad, and his brother, my uncle the CHP/ISP officer, gave me the best instruction about driving.
     
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    I have to laugh Jeremiah. I remember the hours my dad used to spend with me at the local target, and Venture store, for those that remember on Sundays, they used to be closed then. Driving the lot, and practicing parking. By the time I was 16 I had logged a lot of time behind the wheel. I sure have fond memories of those Sunday afternoons. Again your boys will look back and thank you for the time you have dedicated to them. You have some great kids, and you’re building great memories!
     
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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    You're right Andrew. The idea is that he'll be more prepared to take on those situations when the time comes, just as Bill mentioned. Experience is the best teacher.
    I am hoping these will be good memories for the boys, I know they will be good ones for me. As always I appreciate your kind words.
     
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    folks at our age did the same thing with our dads. its how we learned . good job dad
     
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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    Got the Fury all winterized and tucked into the garage. Probably that last time it moves until spring.

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    nice
     
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    Don’t her side look pretty?
     
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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    Yessir!
     
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    A little late to the party, but...

    I'm sure he'll come around a bit more as he gets older. :) That last year before legal driving age has a way to light of fire under one's butt with the freedoms and opportunities being able to drive provides. I'd be willing to wager a bet he might be a little more eager about driving in another two years! ;) But yeah, Nathaniel certainly is a big guy for his age! I was always small for my age as a kid, but eventually I caught up. lol But I think that's great you're passing on the tradition and doing those things with your kids. They'll thank you for it later in life, I assure you.
     
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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    Never too late my friend.
    I think you are probably right. As things change and freedom comes calling, he'll probably become a lot more eager to get some more seat time.
     
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