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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:10 AM
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My late great Dad was The Condom King of Nanty-Glo, Pennsylvania.
My Dad's been gone for nearly four years now, and I just heard this interesting piece of news about him. I wish I'd known this while he was still alive.

Dad grew up in the small coal-mining town of Nanty-Glo, in Western PA. When he was around 15 (this would have been in the early 1940's), a train derailed near Nanty-Glo. Boxes of condoms were spilled during the wreck. Those boxes were retrieved by my Dad, and thereafter, if you needed a condom in Nanty-Glo, he's the one you had to see. Fork over the money and Dad would give you the condom.

Isn't it funny to find this out now? My sister told me this over the weekend, and I laughed so hard I hurt my back, and nearly peed my pants. :rofl:
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:11 AM
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1. OMG, that's hysterical!
:hi: :rofl: Dear old dad... :) That's too funny!
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:18 AM
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2. Enterprising lad, your father. n/t
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:19 AM
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3. did you inherit his stash?
could be important :D
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 01:16 PM
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4. I knew someone from Nanty-Glo
well, at least I think he was.


what a great name for a town. Guess they weren't glow in the dark condoms back then .... sorry....
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 01:48 PM
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10. It's a fucking small world, isn't it?
What are the chances that you'd actually know someone from Glo-Town, as we called it? Free-kee! :hi:
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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 01:28 PM
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5. Whats the shelf life of a condom?
Dont those things have expiration dates?
And for how long did he keep selling his stock?

hmmmm.
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 01:30 PM
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6. lol...he promoted safe sex before it was cool!
great story!
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 01:41 PM
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7. .










How close is Nanty-Glo to East Rochester? That's where MY Dad grew up. Wonder if he was a customer? :rofl:
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 01:46 PM
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8. Richardo!!
Hi guy! :pals:

I think East Rochester is in Beaver County, which is not at all close to Nanty-Glo. So, Dad Richardo probably never bought a condom from Dad Bunny, which was probably a good thing, ultimately. Wouldn't you agree?

PS - my folks had seven kids, so I think Dad was doing what any good dealer does - just sell the stuff, never use it! :D
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 01:48 PM
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9. .
:spray:
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 03:05 PM
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11. Kick
To be closer to my follow up thread. :D
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 03:36 PM
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13. Reciprocal kicking.
Sounds like a new exercise fad, doesn't it?
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marzipanni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 03:21 PM
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12. It's wonderful that he helped many a young man avoid the heartbreak of...
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