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3-7-77 wrote: Thu Feb 08, 2024 1:58 pm
michigangriz wrote: Thu Feb 08, 2024 1:28 pm
…what I do get is that the 37 tradition is okay, but not if under the unwritten rule of not being born in Montana. That is my only complaint. Always has been.
I was told I was born while my parents were on vacation. Doesn't say much for the decision making process of those two, big road trip so near the delivery date, but I could have been born....a Californian! ARRRGH!!! But, I held out, and took my first polluted breath at St. Pat's.
Born a Griz. Eat your heart out! :lol:
It certainly WAS polluted if it was during the days of the lumber yard teepees and the pulp mill….
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My glorious day was well before Hoerner-Waldorf, but the wood products industry was alive and well in Missoula. TeePee burners abounded in the Five Valleys. Maybe my Missoula debut is why I've always liked the smell of wood smoke.
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3-7-77 wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 10:18 am My glorious day was well before Hoerner-Waldorf, but the wood products industry was alive and well in Missoula. TeePee burners abounded in the Five Valleys. Maybe my Missoula debut is why I've always liked the smell of wood smoke.
Come on. The pulp mill was there my entire childhood and beyond. I was born in '62. You can't be THAT much older than me.
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michigangriz wrote: Thu Feb 08, 2024 9:58 am No, you completely misunderstand me… I am not wanting to cancel anything about the University of Montana, I only wanted to issue a valid complaint….if bearing the 37 jersey requires birth in Montana, then I am not for it…I love Montana, endlessly…. Sorry, but what are you missing?
I don’t think I’m the one missing something.

Montanans “hate” it when out-of-staters tell us how to think, particularly about things in our own state.

It’s our state’s pet peeve. Pretty sure that’s what “oro y plata” means on our state flag—please keep your out-of-state complaints to yourself, even if you think they are “valid.”
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AZGrizFan wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 10:36 am
3-7-77 wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 10:18 am My glorious day was well before Hoerner-Waldorf, but the wood products industry was alive and well in Missoula. TeePee burners abounded in the Five Valleys. Maybe my Missoula debut is why I've always liked the smell of wood smoke.
Come on. The pulp mill was there my entire childhood and beyond. I was born in '62. You can't be THAT much older than me.
I don't know where 3-7-77 was born, but I actually can confirm that if he was born in Missoula, it would be entirely realistic for him to remember a time before the mill had gone in. I'm not trying to dox anything about him, but oddly I can actually confirm that based on a previous conversation with him that had nothing to do with this topic. He's not THAT much older than you, but his statement is in line with the age he previously mentioned to me in passing.
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AZGrizFan wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 10:36 am
3-7-77 wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 10:18 am My glorious day was well before Hoerner-Waldorf, but the wood products industry was alive and well in Missoula. TeePee burners abounded in the Five Valleys. Maybe my Missoula debut is why I've always liked the smell of wood smoke.
Come on. The pulp mill was there my entire childhood and beyond. I was born in '62. You can't be THAT much older than me.
Au contraire.

Remember the intro to 'Star Wars,' "...long long ago, in a land far, far away..."
There are lots of people older than you, or me, that post regularly on this site. 'Older' is a relative term.
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3-7-77 wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 11:22 am
AZGrizFan wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 10:36 am

Come on. The pulp mill was there my entire childhood and beyond. I was born in '62. You can't be THAT much older than me.
Au contraire.

Remember the intro to 'Star Wars,' "...long long ago, in a land far, far away..."
There are lots of people older than you, or me, that post regularly on this site. 'Older' is a relative term.
I'm so old I was born in Missoula General! :lol: :lol:
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37 is about the players, not the fans. Internal team dynamics, not external. This is a stupid debate. Tradition should remain as is amongst those on the team. It is special and MSU has tried to replicate it. They can’t. Fans stay out of it. Don’t care where you were born.
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AZGrizFan wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 12:32 pm
3-7-77 wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 11:22 am

Au contraire.

Remember the intro to 'Star Wars,' "...long long ago, in a land far, far away..."
There are lots of people older than you, or me, that post regularly on this site. 'Older' is a relative term.
I'm so old I was born in Missoula General! :lol: :lol:
Damn that’s old! I was born in ‘77 and raised in Msla and never knew there was a Missoula General😂.
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alabamagrizzly wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 2:30 pm
AZGrizFan wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 12:32 pm

I'm so old I was born in Missoula General! :lol: :lol:
Damn that’s old! I was born in ‘77 and raised in Msla and never knew there was a Missoula General😂.
yep. gonzo now, and for quite a long time.
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AZGrizFan wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 3:52 pm
alabamagrizzly wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 2:30 pm

Damn that’s old! I was born in ‘77 and raised in Msla and never knew there was a Missoula General😂.
yep. gonzo now, and for quite a long time.
I remember driving past the building quite often after they closed the hospital (maybe late 80s?) But I have zero recollection of when they tore it down. Interestingly, it was renamed from the Northern Pacific Hospital to Missoula General Hospital the year I was born. I was not born there however. Uncle Sam called my dad's number and I got the privilege of being born on an Army base in a state that was not Montana. They moved back home when I was 2, so despite being born elsewhere, I'm as Montana as they come, even in my exile LOL.
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You were on TDY, Montanan. :thumb:
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3-7-77 wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 7:12 pm You were on TDY, Montanan. :thumb:
I love that!
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Da Boyz Mom wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 6:57 pm
AZGrizFan wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 3:52 pm

yep. gonzo now, and for quite a long time.
I remember driving past the building quite often after they closed the hospital (maybe late 80s?) But I have zero recollection of when they tore it down. Interestingly, it was renamed from the Northern Pacific Hospital to Missoula General Hospital the year I was born. I was not born there however. Uncle Sam called my dad's number and I got the privilege of being born on an Army base in a state that was not Montana. They moved back home when I was 2, so despite being born elsewhere, I'm as Montana as they come, even in my exile LOL.
Well I don’t remember the building EVER being there, but according to a little google search, it wasn’t torn down until ‘85…
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AZGrizFan wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 7:35 pm
Da Boyz Mom wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 6:57 pm

I remember driving past the building quite often after they closed the hospital (maybe late 80s?) But I have zero recollection of when they tore it down. Interestingly, it was renamed from the Northern Pacific Hospital to Missoula General Hospital the year I was born. I was not born there however. Uncle Sam called my dad's number and I got the privilege of being born on an Army base in a state that was not Montana. They moved back home when I was 2, so despite being born elsewhere, I'm as Montana as they come, even in my exile LOL.
Well I don’t remember the building EVER being there, but according to a little google search, it wasn’t torn down until ‘85…
Where exactly was it?
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alabamagrizzly wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 9:20 pm
AZGrizFan wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 7:35 pm

Well I don’t remember the building EVER being there, but according to a little google search, it wasn’t torn down until ‘85…
Where exactly was it?
I believe on Orange St (East side) just inside the exit off I-90…
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AZGrizFan wrote: Thu Feb 08, 2024 5:16 pm
3-7-77 wrote: Thu Feb 08, 2024 1:58 pm

I was told I was born while my parents were on vacation. Doesn't say much for the decision making process of those two, big road trip so near the delivery date, but I could have been born....a Californian! ARRRGH!!! But, I held out, and took my first polluted breath at St. Pat's.
Born a Griz. Eat your heart out! :lol:
It certainly WAS polluted if it was during the days of the lumber yard teepees and the pulp mill….
I worked in the lab out there '66-'68 part time. Drove out there several years ago. The biggest pile of rust imaginable.
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AZGrizFan wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 9:33 pm
alabamagrizzly wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 9:20 pm

Where exactly was it?
I believe on Orange St (East side) just inside the exit off I-90…
Thank you. I always enjoy hometown history lessons😊.
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AZGrizFan wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 10:36 am
3-7-77 wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 10:18 am My glorious day was well before Hoerner-Waldorf, but the wood products industry was alive and well in Missoula. TeePee burners abounded in the Five Valleys. Maybe my Missoula debut is why I've always liked the smell of wood smoke.
Come on. The pulp mill was there my entire childhood and beyond. I was born in '62. You can't be THAT much older than me.
Pulp mill was running by 1958.

I liked the teepee burners...but not the pulp stench. Yuck. It was most notable when you'd leave town and it would hit you on the way back in.
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GrizMania wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 12:34 am
AZGrizFan wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 10:36 am

Come on. The pulp mill was there my entire childhood and beyond. I was born in '62. You can't be THAT much older than me.
Pulp mill was running by 1958.

I liked the teepee burners...but not the pulp stench. Yuck. It was most notable when you'd leave town and it would hit you on the way back in.
When working there I had to strip clothes on the porch and quickly hit the shower before stinking up the whole apartment. The boots stayed on the porch as they frequently walked in black liquor to get to the lab. The books i took out there to study still retain the smell today when opened.
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