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John Bridge 08-20-2001 02:53 PM

I am pleased to announce that Sonnie Layne has sent a pic of himself -- he is the first one to do so and will therefore remain forever the number one guy in the John Bridge Forum Photo Album.

So here he is, the world-famous poet, chef, wine expert, cheese sniffer, painter, tile man, computer whiz, horticulturist, botanist, woodworker . . . . Sonnie Layne!


John Bridge 08-20-2001 03:12 PM

Well, I'm wrong. I just remembered Dave Gobis was the first to send a pic. The famous "Polar Bear" shot. Cant' remember where I put it, but I'll find it and move a copy over here. Guess I'll have to move myself in here too. And Rob's daughter Jana, too.

JC 08-20-2001 04:55 PM

Man he looks just like I imagined!! Or maybe it just that all those painters look the same after awile..i dunno

John Bridge 08-20-2001 05:37 PM

I tracked down Dave's picture. Had to go up into the Arctic to find it. Here he is, the world-famous executive director of the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (and erstwhile tile setter), Dave Gobis.


John Bridge 08-20-2001 06:25 PM

And here is Jana, the daughter of our Tile Forum/Advice Board moderator, Rob Z. Jana is only 5, but we're raising her as a mud girl, eh Rob?


Sonnie Layne 08-21-2001 08:30 PM

Hey, I never claimed no interest in sniffin' cheese! Where did you make that up from, JP? I mean, uhhh, yeah I like great wines, fine gold, Vercacci sunglasses, Louis Vuoitan brief cases and all that, but does that necessarily qualify me as a cheese sniffer? Hell, just put a dab of that Feta with onion and tomatoe/basil on a loaf of fresh french loaf and I'll show you what a drag I'm not!!! hehehe.

I'll bet you don't even know how to make butter, you with your fahcy woodworker's vises. Ya needed to make it big enough to capture your head??? or wat? eh? ferget about it... you from brooklin 'er wot?

All a tease John, it's too close to the autumnal equinox to get you all peaved. I've a feeling I couldn't do that anyway so, I'll just let you pass lightly thro' the fields of holly. (now we'll find out if he's really Irish or not).

your bud,

Bud Cline 08-21-2001 10:37 PM

Sonnie, why yall wearin' two shirts with shorts?

John Bridge 08-22-2001 06:43 AM

Geez, did you have to say equinox? Don't you remember we had to lose that thread a while back just to end Rob's dissertation on the heavens? Now, he'll probably pick up where he left off. :)

The cheese sniffing was just a little literary license stuff.

Got your pics, Bud. I'll work on them this afternoon.

Rob Z 08-22-2001 06:45 AM

I won't be revisiting any astonomical discussions due to lack of interest, thank you!

Sonnie Layne 08-22-2001 06:59 AM

John, license granted, thanks. Beautiful vise, by the way. Did you turn the screws yourself? I mean I think I remember seeing that the screws were wooden as well, was this of your manufacture?

Bud, thanks for noticing, I think. Actually they're swim trunks. I had a rare day off a few weeks ago.};){

cx 08-22-2001 10:24 AM

Where is the picture of the bench vise? I don't seen it.

Sonnie Layne 08-22-2001 10:53 AM

is where you'll find it, scroll down, it's a beaut.

cx 08-22-2001 01:28 PM

Thanks Sonnie, don't know how I missed it.

John Bridge 08-22-2001 04:08 PM


Just kidding about the equinox. I wouldn't mind hearing it again. Maybe we won't lose it this time.


The screw in that vise is allthread, but I have successfully turned my own wood screws and nuts (Thanks to Roy Underhill -- I bought his book).

And now what you've all been waiting for, the Bud Cline Family Album. Bud sent me 4 shots to do with as I choose. I've tried to get everybody in and cut down on the loading time. Bud, when you said those pics were big, you weren't kidding. Had to get out my snips.

http://www.johnbridge.com/bcline1.jpg http://www.johnbridge.com/bcline2.jpg http://www.johnbridge.com/bcline3.jpg
Top: Bud's daughter Leslie (a knockout, eh?), Tanner, who is unhappy, and Bud. Middle: Bud and Laura Lee (another knockout. No, not you, Bud.) Bottom: Bud and kids. Tanner is happier.

There is one other daughter that didn't make the cut, one day when I figure out how to use my digital camera again I'll catch her on the run. She lives out of town attending the University of Nebraska.

[Edited by Bud Cline on 08-22-2001 at 07:43 PM]

John Bridge 08-22-2001 04:16 PM

The question now is, where are those pictures of Art he said he sent a couple weeks ago?

JC 08-22-2001 06:23 PM

Dang Bud never pictured you as a blond. The beer belly was a given though.

John Bridge 08-22-2001 06:27 PM

Hey J.C. Pony up, man. And watch that beer belly stuff, okay? :)

Rob Z 08-22-2001 06:44 PM

Everyone be warned. I sent a pic to John, and I'll make Bud look skinny.

Art, c'mon and send in the pictures!

Bud Cline 08-22-2001 07:26 PM

Blonde my ass. That's white and I earned every one of them suckers.

Rob Z 08-22-2001 07:49 PM


How about getting that picture of Dave Ashton and all his drunken cronies over here?

Sonnie Layne 08-22-2001 07:59 PM

Aww, Bud, you're not nearly as scary looking as you type, hehe. From now on it's MR Bud. Great looking family, good on you.


chip 08-23-2001 04:05 AM

Alright already!!

Do they have to be on a floppy? Or can I send just regular pictures.

Of course, with me in it, it would be anything but regular?

Let me know and they will be in the mail this week end.

Man, I must say there is some tough competition out there! With Sonnie, Jana, John, Dave and now Bud, I'm going to have to find some one who can touch up mine.

Boy isn't Loralea cute!!


Sonnie Layne 08-23-2001 06:52 AM

Hey Art,
You can take a regular photo to one of your local Quizno's or Speed E Print or most any reprographics place and they'll have a scanner. They can scan it to a floppy, then you can attach the file to an email. Ask if they can scan it and convert it to a JPEG file, they're much smaller.

John Bridge 08-23-2001 05:26 PM

Yeah, Rob. I'll have to remember where I last put that shot of Dave A. That's an old one though. Maybe we ought to nudge him for a newer one.

Art, mi amigo. If everything else fails you can do like Rob does and send the snapshot via snail mail. I'll do the scanning. If you want to take a new pic, you can have it developed anywhere, and "anywhere" can load it onto a disc for you.

And yes, jpeg will be the format. I don't know of anyone who loads it any other way except (drum roll) Microsoft . . . hush . . .

Sonnie, Have you gotten into any of those image files that start with b?

Rob Z 08-24-2001 06:57 PM

I will bug Dave for a more recent mug shot.

John Bridge 08-25-2001 09:25 AM


I just remembered this. You're on AOL and certain photo processing places will upload your pics to AOL. It's the thing you see when you sign on right below the "you've got mail." It says "you've got pictures."

Yeah, Rob. Get us a more recent shot of Dave the Creature. That other one was taken in the late eighties, when the other Bush was running for pres. You remember -- "H. Dubya."

Guess I ll have to get my own mug moved over here, too.

John Bridge 08-25-2001 09:44 AM

John Bridge Family
You've seen it, but I wanted to get it into the album.
Steve, Patti and Matt. The old geezer in the back is actually one of my older brothers. I'm much younger than that guy.

Rob Z 08-26-2001 06:59 PM

Hi Tanner. How old are you? When is your birthday? Can your Dad help you type?

Hi Steve and Matt.

From Jana

Sonnie Layne 08-26-2001 09:01 PM

I take it all back!! I'd never be able to stand the pressure of working alongside the mudmeister. I mean, I would help if I only could, but, with a reminder of that photo, I'll regress into complete ignorance. I am not worthy!!!!

John Bridge 08-27-2001 02:34 PM

You lost me again, Sonnie.

I just got the pic of Rob Z. You would definitely want him on your side in a bar fight.

The Zschoche Family --Jana, Christina and the guy in back.

Bud Cline 08-27-2001 03:04 PM

"My God" he's bigger than the ocean!

I sure am glad I've been nice to him.

JC 08-27-2001 04:34 PM

Yea he is

cx 08-27-2001 04:59 PM

Damn, me too, Bud. And look, that girl is standing on her tippy toes!

Mister Jana's Daddy from now on. Least for us little guys.

kalford 08-27-2001 05:11 PM

Hell...I ain't much taller than his wife!!

John,My computer won't cooperate!! Can I send a couple pics
by land?

Rob Z 08-27-2001 06:40 PM

Hi everyone

I assure you, I am a real easy to get along with kinda fella.

Let's see some pics from the rest of you!

That picture was taken in OCT 99 at the top of the tallest dune at Kill Devil Hills, NC. It's not far from where the Wright Brothers did their thing.


Dave Ashton 08-27-2001 06:45 PM

No you know why Rob works alone most of the time....because he can!

Rob Z 08-27-2001 06:48 PM

Dave...we need a newer picture than the infamous Rugby hooligan pic.

Give me a call.


LDavis 08-27-2001 07:15 PM

Geez Rob, with football season gearing up, I guess you'll be storing the tile tools so you can get back to that "linebacker" position somewhere. Don't have much trouble collecting that bill when the jobs done, right?

John Bridge 08-28-2001 02:29 PM

Moving right along, I've got a couple more to post. I got a new picture of Dave "Creature" Ashton.

Here's Dave (left) and his Rugby team mate Smiley.

John Bridge 08-28-2001 02:31 PM

And here's CX (Kelly the Ski) Chaplin.
Caption: "You're never to old to be stupid." --CX (attributed)

[Edited by John Bridge on 08-28-2001 at 06:26 PM]

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