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The Town Dump Truck
 
The Town Dump Truck

(OMED: The following note came to us from one Bill Furman.  If you look at the annual report of an Oregon company by the name of Greenbriar, which owns an Oregon company by the name of Gunderson,  you will see that a fellow named Bill Furman runs the joint.  Underneath his outer garments he wears red jockey shorts over a full body blue leotard that has a cape with a big "S" on it.  This is not a joke.  Photographic proof exists.

The note below was originally sent to Mr. Furman by his cousin, Doran Hopkins.  Furman forwarded it to his corporate communications director, Bruce Harmon, whose hobby is Oregon Magazine.)

Bruce: I thought it might be interesting to some of you to share this rather routine communication from my cousin in Eastern Oregon where I grew up.  (BF)

Just business as usual in Imbler and Summerville, Oregon!

 Greetings from the Redneck country of Eastern Oregon.

 I have to share with you an article from a local newspaper which
 captures the essence of Eastern Oregon.  The article concerned the minutes of the Board of Directors of the local cemetery district.  In part the minutes read.... (from the Valley News of Elgin, OR)

"Discussion returned to the broken axle of the District's 1946 International dump truck.  The truck, missing the driver-side door, also has an inoperable gas tank.  The gas supply is provided by a boat-type gas tank that sits next to the driver on the bench seat and is attached to the engine by means of a quick-disconnect hose.  The truck's headlights are not operable and the windshield has several bullet holes. 

Ms. Gambill said she didn't believe it would be cost effective to repair the truck."

 Everything else is fine here.  Fran and I send our best to everyone.

 Doran Hopkins

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