| | A little TX humor....Volunteer Fire Fighter humor.
The alarm went out to the fire departments from miles around. When the
>fire fighters appeared on the scene, the chemical company president
>the fire chief and said, "All of our secret formulas are in the vault in
>the center of the plant. They must be saved. I will give $50,000 to the
>fire department that brings them out intact.
>But the roaring flames held the firefighters off. Soon more fire
>to be called in as the situation became desperate.
>As the firemen arrived, the president shouted out that the offer was now
>$100,000 to the fire department who could bring out the company's secret
> >From the distance, a lone siren was heard as another fire truck came
> > into
>It was the nearby rural "Colonia El Rincon" volunteer fire company
>of viejos over the age of 65. To everyone's amazement, the little
>engine operated by this Chicano Fire Department passed all the newer
>sleek engines parked outside the plant..... and
>drove straight into the middle of the inferno.
>Outside the other firemen watched as the Chicano old timers jumped off
>to fight the fire with a performance and effort never seen before.
>Within a short time, the Chicano old timers had extinguished the fire
>and saved the secret
>The grateful chemical company president joyfully announced that for such
>a superhuman feat he was upping the reward to $200,000, and walked over
>to personally thank each of the brave, though elderly, Chicano fire
>The local TV news reporters rushed in after capturing the event on film
>"What are you going to do with all that money"?
>"Vell," said Tacho Garza, the 70-year-old fire chief, "the first thing
>going to do is fix the pinche brakes on that chingada truck!
There's no one more thankful to sit at the table, than the one who best remembers hunger's pain.