Re: tracking ole desert rats....

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Posted by Ballarat Don on July 01, 2003 at 19:03:39:

In Reply to: tracking ole desert rats.... posted by Michelle Kaye on June 30, 2003 at 11:49:34:

Hi Michelle I'm happy to report that Ballarat Don is still alive as it is I.! Nice to hear that old friends are asking about me.

I was working at Panamint Springs from Feb. 1999 until Feb. 2000 when I became unable to work due to health problems, the closest diagnosis is "Benign Vertigo Syndrome" which is a loss of balance, high blood pressure and fatigue. Yes, yes I know that vertigo can be caused by the intake of beer but this happens even when I'm sober!

Anyways. I'm now living in Ridgecrest and subsisting on 100% disability from Social Security (God bless you, F.D. Roosevelt) and sell books on the internet to supplement my meager income. Luckily, I am ambulatory, not in a wheelchair and can drive around town ok but long trips are out.

A friend did drive me out to PanSpgs last month where I had the pleasure of meeting the charming Ms Kelli but outside of that I rarely get out to Panamint Valley where I spent most of 25 years and met some of the most interesting people in the world.

As for the old Senator, I don't know what happened to him but if I do find out I'll have him check in on this message board.

It sure is nice to know that so many people still remember Ballarat Don,

Lord High Mayor, Ballarat (ret)
Sheriff of Ballarat (ret)
Population of Ballarat (ret)
"Scourge of the Panamints"

etc. etc. etc.

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