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Question of the day

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013

* My mom has been sending around childhood photos of me. In this one, my Uncle Denny is pulling me in a Kankakee Fire Department wagon, which I think may have been a Soap Box Derby entry….

* The Question: Caption?

Every snarky commenter should [but aren’t actually required to] also click here to donate to Lutheran Social Services of Illinois. I’m 51 today, so how about giving $51? Or $510 if you’re a big bucks type? Thanks!

- Posted by Rich Miller        


30 Comments
  1. - siriusly - Tuesday, Mar 26, 13 @ 11:15 am:

    Thanks for being my designated driver Uncle Denny, but can you please slow down I need to lean over to get my cigs out of the glove box.


  2. - Give Me A Break - Tuesday, Mar 26, 13 @ 11:17 am:

    A youg Richie learns to let others pull the load and do the heavy lifting.


  3. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Mar 26, 13 @ 11:20 am:

    “When I grow up, I’m gonna get me a driver, and a butler, and a maid, and a jet, and I’ll be president.”

    True story.


  4. - Anonymiss - Tuesday, Mar 26, 13 @ 11:22 am:

    Rich, in his younger and more vain days, shaved before being photographed.


  5. - siriusly - Tuesday, Mar 26, 13 @ 11:22 am:

    “No it’s true Uncle Denny, if you pull me real fast I could fly. I heard it. No, I can’t tell you where I heard that I know it’s true.”


  6. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Mar 26, 13 @ 11:24 am:

    Leave the Squirt Gun, take the Cannoli


  7. - Mama - Tuesday, Mar 26, 13 @ 11:29 am:

    Boy can I turn on the charm at the drop of the hat. Wow! My very own firetruck! Happy Birthday Rich. Keep up the good work.


  8. - Rich Miller Sr - Tuesday, Mar 26, 13 @ 11:31 am:

    Gee thanks Uncle Denny, but I would rather be riding in a Cadillac from McBrooms!


  9. - Rich's Mom - Tuesday, Mar 26, 13 @ 11:34 am:

    This was the only free ride I ever had in my life.


  10. - Arthur Andersen - Tuesday, Mar 26, 13 @ 11:39 am:

    “Uncle Denny, pull me down to that restaurant on the corner. Dad says that cops and firemen never have to pay for their food there and I’m hungry!”


  11. - ElGerry - Tuesday, Mar 26, 13 @ 11:44 am:

    Free rides for seniors - the training phase.


  12. - dupage dan - Tuesday, Mar 26, 13 @ 12:03 pm:

    “No, officer, I wasn’t speeding. Really. And, no, this isn’t a ‘63 Caddy that used to be the ‘Obamalac’ that I painted to look like a firetruck, honest.”


  13. - Bill - Tuesday, Mar 26, 13 @ 12:03 pm:

    Cosmo Kramer !


  14. - The unknown poster - Tuesday, Mar 26, 13 @ 12:12 pm:

    Oh look, my very own flammable fire truck.


  15. - Michelle Flaherty - Tuesday, Mar 26, 13 @ 12:19 pm:

    Congratulations, between your service to the KFD and your age, you are now eligible to retire with a full pension.


  16. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Mar 26, 13 @ 12:37 pm:

    Here’s your ticket, pack your bags, time for jumpin’ overboard. Transportation is here. Close enough but not too far, maybe you know where you are. Fightin’ fire with fire.

    Burning down the house.


  17. - MrJM - Tuesday, Mar 26, 13 @ 1:05 pm:

    “Yep… when I grow up, I’mma tell ever’body to bite me.”

    – MrJM


  18. - Doug - Tuesday, Mar 26, 13 @ 1:32 pm:

    I swear I paid those parking tickets


  19. - Nearly Normal - Tuesday, Mar 26, 13 @ 2:36 pm:

    My first set of wheels! Wait until I get my own car with a real motor and brakes and and…


  20. - railrat - Tuesday, Mar 26, 13 @ 2:43 pm:

    when I grow up I want to be just like Art Petacque !!!


  21. - Secret Spice - Tuesday, Mar 26, 13 @ 3:17 pm:

    KFD truck? I said I wanted a KFC truck so I could have Colonel Sander’s secret herbs and spices chicken all the time.


  22. - Anon - Tuesday, Mar 26, 13 @ 3:36 pm:

    As a boy, Rich enjoyed riding around in his pretend fire truck. Ironically, in adulthood, he built a career out of lighting fires under Illinois politicians, bureaucrats and influence peddlers.


  23. - Just The Way It Is One - Tuesday, Mar 26, 13 @ 3:38 pm:

    Young Capitol Fax Blogger Rich Miller playing “Pretend” with his Uncle Denny at his 5th Birthday Party, musing about being the President one day while smiling at and acknowledging the admiration of local Kankakee bystanders as he’s wheeled about down Main Street in his Make-shift Fire Truck during the 4th of July Parade…


  24. - Just The Way It Is One - Tuesday, Mar 26, 13 @ 3:40 pm:

    P.S. Happy 51st Birthday! (One of the Chicago Bear GREAT Ones, Dick Butkus, you likely know, wore #51)…enjoy!


  25. - WazUp - Tuesday, Mar 26, 13 @ 4:02 pm:

    “Some day I’ll have a real horse pull me around a track and I’ll have a movie camera .. and “


  26. - Amalia - Tuesday, Mar 26, 13 @ 4:32 pm:

    Push Push Pull! (think three stooges)


  27. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Mar 26, 13 @ 5:29 pm:

    Although a guarded family secret, this fire truck was a “gift” from a boy who shares Rich’s birthday - Santino Corleone.


  28. - Amalia - Tuesday, Mar 26, 13 @ 6:34 pm:

    ugh I can’t event quote it correctly!

    Press, Press, Pull. that makes much more sense in Rich world!


  29. - Sir Reel - Tuesday, Mar 26, 13 @ 8:36 pm:

    Young Rich decides going on the wagon won’t work. Commits to a lifetime of going off the wagon.


  30. - walter sobchak - Tuesday, Mar 26, 13 @ 9:30 pm:

    A much simpler America, now gone with the wind.


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