Brambles reminds me of an old forum member called Greenie, he worked for Brambles for years I believe, he wrote a lot of bloody ripper stories about just what they did and didn't do, and put them up here on the forum. they were so good I used to send them to my mum, and even she loved them.
Wonder if he or his stories are still around- anyone know?
Was he the fella that drove a RoadBoss for them, picked up some huge motor in Melbourne town, no brake saver and in Grandma gear into Brisbane ?
If it is, bloody good yarns
The forum has changed so much over the years
Your better to die trying than live on your knees begging
the previous posts for Greenie had been migrated across this Forum in 2015 but his account had already been removed on the old Forum so his posts showed up with No Author on the left. I have spent a bit of time tonight reconstructing connections and accounts for Greenie(728 post) and the late Chocs(3383 posts) so you can now search on posts made by both of them with a username.
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Thanks very much Terry, much appreciate your efforts!
Well said Pauly- the forum HAS changed but I guess thats just part of the continual rolling evolution of life? I didn't know Greenie, but his posts were bloody magic. I'll go back and read them again. And Chocs was a special bloke- he was a cranky bugger, he'd get the shits (which is why he went off the forum and started oltrucks but underneath that, he a was a very talented and special man. I agree, dunno how he every got any work done- Roz told me that he would just work with the phone on his shoulder while he kept talking and doing stuff. Bloody clever too, wasn't much he couldn't do. And tell a joke, and a story..Gone too young. Anyway...
Speaking of old cranky bastards, there's another topic in itself- "Cranky bastards who've left the forum!" Chocs did, "Bunch of tards". Newto. AngleIron. Gilly, Crackers, and Ronhorse (sadly passed away, there was another special bloke) and a heap of others that I forget their usenames, but remember them for their posts. Adam, with the grey S2 Tipper. Ron Kirk, the Cummins expert. Bruce, the founder(?) of the haulin the hume, another ripper story teller. Which leads me to wonder- I wonder if the common interest in old trucks / junk, means this type of these people are crankier and less tolerant than normal...? or just older and grumpier!! Anyway I agree Pauly, it is like a dog- ya gotta put up with being told off or scolded occasionally, or not liking what someone says to you. But the benefits far outweigh the costs. If not for this forum, I wouldn't have actually met Chocs, or you, or Browny, or Swishy, or a whole bunch of blokes that I'm lucky to know, or have known along the journey.Keep smiling, people! And have a good weekend.
PS Here's a shot of the great Chocs man doing what Chocs did best. Help people.
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