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Old 08-19-2004, 05:10 PM   #14
Lan Powers
Dojo: Aikido of Midland, Midland TX
Location: Midland Tx
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 660
Re: What are you capable of doing?

Actually, one of the pair was a local man whose daughter went to school with me.
The other was a brother in law, (I think)
Since there were no vehicles there, these two guys assumed there was no one home and drove on into the back part of our property.
The bro - in law owned some acres across the fence in the woods that abutted our place, and wanted to check it out.

Just a combination of bad circumstances, leading to an escalating situation. Pure misunderstanding. I didn't know either of these guys, although the father of my classmate was SURE I knew him.
The point of this all was that I knew from then....I would do it. I would fall to peices afterwards, but it would be a case of dealing with it then.
Colored my attitude from that day forward.

Probably not a big moment in the overall scheme of things, but it was a watershed for me.
Thanks for asking.

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