"Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the mind and healing to the body."
~ Proverbs 16:24
"He who sacrifices thank offerings honors me, and he prepares the way so that I may show him the salvation of God."
~ Psalm 50:23 NIV
So you have perhaps watched the videos I placed up before this entry & now you are perhaps thinking . . . . mmm, what do parachutes & Yugo's have in common? Welllllllll . . . I wonder that myself . . .
see where I reside we got a wee bit of woods over there, and over there, and hey some more over there as well . . . splotches I guess would be the best way to describe it . . . my oldest daughter is wanting to make a Home Zombie Movie ( now that is a wholllllleeeeee nother entry in itself ) so we have been going down to our end of the street & exploring some of the woods there . . . when I was telling a fellow neighbor about this she said we should come on down her way which so happens to be the complete opposite end of our street to see something . . . now I love love love . . . did I happen to mention I LOVE exploring woods & it has been forever & a day since I have been able to so I gladly jumped at the chance . . . and when she showed me the "something" I about flipped my lid! It was an area where cars had been left & from the looks of it forgotten . . . most are . . . well, crushed & crumpled . . . others had windows broken out, figuring this is most likely from other people finding them . . . and for a mast majority of them nature had taken back its land . . . briors, throns, small trees growing over & in them . . . I would have been content to explore the area for a very very long time but there were signs of someone or someones making residence in a few of the vechicles down there . . . but before we left we came across a spot that had a line of Yugo's, about four or five, in a row & inside one of them was a sprawled out canopy cargo parachute !!!! Say what?????? Yeah . . . but it gets better! In the back area of the Yugo there appeared to be more in a . . . mmmmm . . . sack? something of that nature . . .
My neighbors husband went down there to check out our story . . . for some reason hearing a Yugo full of parachutes just sounded really funny to him ( can't imagine why!) The one he brought back helped us to find out a little more about these parachutes . . . they are canopy cargo, four colors orange-green-brown-white . . . it had a date of 1977 on it as well as a green imparable ( yep that is exactly how it is spelled ) tag which gave us some more info . . . they were declared non-use due to being overaged & the inspector dated them in Jan. 1996!
What a crazy crazy crazy find & I love it ! Now my neighbor & her husband are wanting to possibly sell them on ebay, there are a few canopy cargo parachutes on there already, but I want to hold off for just a wee bit . . . I noted the USAF stamp a few times on the chute . . . so I inquired to a friend of mine who has served with the Air Force for over 26 years what the Air Force does with chutes no longer in use . . . she explained they are destroyed . . . so without revealing names or the location I told her about the chutes & she too was curious & asked for the green tag . . . she is gonna look into the what where when who & why & get back to me . . . I know I know I love to explore & I know I sound wishy washy here but I wanted to cover bases with the BASES before we touched, removed or sold any of these chutes . . . how horrible would that be to find such a great find & get in some major trouble for an innocent mistake, know what I mean jelly bean?
I do so love to explore areas - find of the wall unusual things - and think about who was there and how it got there . . . this discovery thus far is the most quizzical one I have come across yet!
God, there's so much to thank You for; my life and family; provisions and blessings. But most important, thank You, God, for loving me. Amen