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PostWed Aug 03, 2016 6:14 am 
I watched it last night. Pretty good. http://www.pbs.org/video/2365812690/

What's especially fun about sock puppets is that you can make each one unique and individual, so that they each have special characters. And they don't have to be human末animals and aliens are great possibilities
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PostWed Aug 03, 2016 11:31 am 
I watched it, but I was a bit distracted because nwhikers was back up and running after I hadn't gotten a fix for days. It was decent, but seemed to lack pretty much all of the emotional impact that reading the book provided. Or maybe I was just too distracted.

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PostWed Aug 03, 2016 1:13 pm 
I'd like to read the book. I got the feeling there was more to be had. There usually is.

What's especially fun about sock puppets is that you can make each one unique and individual, so that they each have special characters. And they don't have to be human末animals and aliens are great possibilities
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PostWed Aug 03, 2016 2:43 pm 
The book is so good I read it in a couple sittings. Quite exciting even though the outcome has been known for 80 years..

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PostWed Aug 03, 2016 3:02 pm 
Thanks, that was great. I had never heard this story, though I probably should have having lived my first twenty years within 2.5 miles of the shellhouse and the next 32 years within 14 miles or so.

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PostWed Aug 03, 2016 4:40 pm 
If you missed it -It can be watched here http://www.pbs.org/video/2365812690/

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PostWed Aug 03, 2016 6:15 pm 
This documentary covered the same topic as "Boys in the Boat" but was no where near telling the full story BITB is a must read for everyone. It is about grit, determination and passion. A remarkable look at the men who made up " the greatest generation" NW natives will love the look back at our regional history

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PostWed Aug 03, 2016 8:37 pm 
meandering Wa wrote:
BITB is a must read for everyone.
I'm going to take you up on that. Hope it's as good as you say.

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PostThu Aug 04, 2016 4:54 am 
I ate it up.

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PostThu Aug 04, 2016 5:33 am 
Hmmmf. Ten people in line for it in our library system.

What's especially fun about sock puppets is that you can make each one unique and individual, so that they each have special characters. And they don't have to be human末animals and aliens are great possibilities
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PostThu Aug 04, 2016 7:48 am 
Good documentary, exemplary book. Read it, you won't be disappointed. Joe Rantz, Don Hume, and the others really had an amazing run as UW athletes that is essentially unmatched in UW history. The book does an amazing job bringing you to the setting of western WA during the 1930s and there is no romantic nostalgia, it's pure grit, dirt, and salt water. And then there's that whole part where the Boys...you know....kick the Nazi's ass on their own turf. Hell yeah!! Can't believe they didn't mention "Sequim" considering a chapter + is dedicated to it in the book and Joe spent his formative years here. They just called it "another small town in Washington". Weak.

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PostThu Aug 04, 2016 9:07 am 
I heard a bit about the hard times on the eastside (Chelan area) of the state from my mom and her family. We'll just say that they survived by poaching. Mom mentioned several times about trying to hide her venison sandwich while eating lunch at school. Most likely other kids did the same. They also took in a cousin. Apparently Mom's immediate family was better off than the cousin's. My dad grew up on the west side and his family managed to get by working in the mills and whatever else they could find.

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PostThu Aug 04, 2016 11:02 am 
Tree, you'll be greatly impressed by the story of Joe Rantz. Frankly, all of the boys had rough backgrounds but Joe is the focus of the book. The obstacles he overcame....the documentary just touches on how hard it truly was for him. I'll loan you my copy if you want. smile.gif

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PostThu Aug 04, 2016 11:11 am 
I know a handful of people that have read the book, every single one of them raved about it. Ditto what others have said, strongly recommend reading it. side note--10 is a long wait list at your library? Hmm....all relative. I've been on much longer wait lists.

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PostThu Aug 04, 2016 8:54 pm 
[quote="trestle"]Tree, you'll be greatly impressed by the story of Joe Rantz. Just finished watching this great piece of history. The story of Joe Rantz almost bought tears, the hardships he went thru in his childhood. Look forward to reading the book now, which I loaned out.

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