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Comment by Uncle John on April 15, 2021 at 9:53pm

LOL, Gary.   Just be brave and pet the kitty.

Comment by Gary W aka Rev. Bluejeans on April 15, 2021 at 8:17pm
Nicely done, T! I agree with Uncle John about being averse to cutting into an old plate to mount a pickup. And obviously with you, as well! Great job planning for the bridge location. I'm liking the whole 'Skunk River' thing - - just don't want to be anywhere's NEAR there when that Levee breaks!
Comment by Uncle John on April 15, 2021 at 12:06pm

PS:  It would be cool to do the song on a Skunk River LPG!  Will make do with what I have. It sounded pretty good on my little CB-mandolin.

Comment by Uncle John on April 15, 2021 at 12:03pm

Tee, I sat down and wrote a Skunk River song this morning.  Seems like a good one right now.  Wil have to see  if it still seems good tomorrow.  If it seems good, will try to make a video.

Comment by Dave Lynas on April 14, 2021 at 8:39am
I love this one T.
Comment by AGP # on April 13, 2021 at 5:34pm

Love the Tailpiece and the Bridge, which don't impair the look of a very nice Iowa Licence Plate :-)

Comment by Uncle John on April 13, 2021 at 2:57pm

LOL, on the name.  Small world. 

Another tidbit.  In Ames, Squaw Creek feeds into the Skunk River.  But Squaw Creek is not politically correct, so will soon be re-named.  

Comment by T-Gripped on April 13, 2021 at 2:51pm

UJ--I had a next-door neighbor who hailed from Iowa and when he learned of my addiction, I mean hobby, he generously gave the plate to me. We lived in Hardin County for about 5 yrs, just north of Story County. I like your suggestion: Skunk River Blues it is!

Comment by Jerry Jordan on April 13, 2021 at 2:30pm

lookin good

Comment by Uncle John on April 13, 2021 at 10:44am

Iowa plates sound the BEST!  How did that one find its way to NC?  I hope it sounds good for you.  I have a similar looking white and black birthyear (1950) Iowa plate that I have not yet used.  It is my music room den.   FYI , 48 county is Story County which is one county east of me and nearly dead center in the state.  It is the home of the Ames, Iowa and the Iowa State Cyclones.   The Skunk River passes through Ames and the county.  Man, Skunk River Blues would be a fine title.  

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