Texas 17

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  • Paul Sokal
    Paul Sokal
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    on: April 28, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    On the way to Marfa.

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    Russ Lewis
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    Re: Texas 17
    Reply #1 on: April 29, 2022 at 11:02 am

    Oh yeah, that’s West Texas. I went through advanced pilot training at Big Spring, Texas in 1952, Paul. I also made occasional photo shooting trips through the area from Colorado Springs later in life. Regarding Big Spring, as a friend once said: “If it grows it’ll stick ya; if it crawls it’ll bite ya; if it flies it’ll sting ya.” That’s West Texas.

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    Paul Sokal
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    Re: Texas 17
    Reply #2 on: April 29, 2022 at 11:10 am

    So true. One of my favorite moments during my medical career was when a young man came in with an unusual complaint. He said for six months, whenever he touched a specific spot on his leg, it sent an electric shock down his leg. Asked him what he’d been doing six months earlier and he said camping in the Big Bend. I told him he probably had a thorn broken off in his leg and that every time he touches that spot, the thorn stabs a nerve. Sent him to a surgeon and that’s exactly what they found.

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