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About Sonny

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  • Birthday 01/05/1946

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  • First Name
    Sonny
  • Last Name
    Cook
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    woodworking

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    Lackland AFB Basic Training 1964

    Chanute AFB 1964-1965 Training, Jet, Over Two Engines(B-52's)

    McGuire AFB 1965-67
    438 OMS
    780 Section
    ACC C-130E 63-7872

    Naha, Okinawa 1967-68
    21st TCS (TAS)
    ACC C-130A 56-0489
    CC C-130A 56-0489
    CC C-130A 56-0533 (Blind Bat)


    Retired from U.S.General Services Administration (GSA) after 38 years of Federal service. I started out as a Building Engineer in Federal Buildings. Later I served as the Building Manager for the State Dept. and the White House. I also headed up special projects for GSA, such as 8 Presidential Inaugurals, 2 Presidential Transistions, NATO 50th Anniversary, and worked on several Olympics.I was also the Director of the buildings located in the Federal Triangle in Washington, DC which housed Treasury Dept.,IRS, Ronald Reagan Building, Commerce, ICC, Secret Service, Customs, EPA and ATF.

    I served for a short time as the Deputy Director of Operations for all the Federal Buildings in the Washington Metro Area.

    I finished my career as the Director of Special Services which included all the fire alarm/fire extinguisher systems, high voltage maintenance, refrigeration services, pest control, and horticultural services for the Washington Metro Area.
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    Hyattsville, Maryland
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    Retired. Spoiling our 6 grandchildren. Loving life!

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  1. Points of Wisdom for the Day The location of your mailbox shows you how far away from your house you can be in a robe ...before you start looking like a mental patient. My therapist said that my narcissism causes me to misread social situations. I'm pretty sure she was hitting on me. My 60 year kindergarten reunion is coming up soon and I'm worried about the 195 lbs I've gained since then. I always wondered what the job application is like at Hooters. Do they just give you a bra and say, “Here, fill this out?” The speed with which a woman says "nothing" when asked "What's wrong?" .... ... is inversely proportional to the severity of the crap storm that's coming. Denny's has a slogan, 'If it's your birthday, the meal is on us.' If you're in Denny's and it's your birthday ... your life sucks! If I make you breakfast in bed, a simple "Thank you" is all I need ... ... not all this, "How did you get into my house" business! The pharmacist asked me my birth date again today. Pretty sure she's going to get me something. On average, an American man will have sex two to three times a week. Whereas, a Japanese man will have sex only one or two times a year. This is very upsetting news to me. I had no idea I was Japanese. I can't understand why women are okay that JC Penny has an older women's clothing line named, "Sag Harbor". I think it's pretty cool how Chinese people made a language entirely out of tattoos. What is it about a car that makes people think we can't see them pick their noses? The reason Mayberry was so peaceful and quiet was because nobody was married .......... Andy, Aunt Bea, Barney, Floyd, Howard, Goober, Gomer, Sam, Earnest T Bass, Helen, Thelma Lou, Clara ....... and, of course, Opie-- all single. The only married person was Otis, and he stayed drunk. Money can't buy happiness but it keeps the kids in touch! R.I.P. boiling water... You will be mist.
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    Trees

    Two tall trees, a birch and a beech, are growing in the woods. A small tree begins to grow between them, and the beech says to the birch, 'Is that a son of a beech or a son of a birch?' The birch says he cannot tell, but just then a woodpecker lands on the sapling. The birch says, 'Woodpecker, you are a tree expert. Can you tell if that is a son of a beech or a son of a birch?' The woodpecker takes a taste of the small tree and replies, 'It is neither a son of a beech nor a son of a birch. It is, however, the best piece of ash I have ever poked my pecker into.
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    Retirees

    Q. When is a retiree's bedtime? A. Three hours after he falls asleep on the couch. Q. How many retirees does it take to change a light bulb? A. Only one, but it might take all day. Q. What's the biggest gripe of retirees? A. There is not enough time to get everything done. Q. Why don't retirees mind being called senior citizens? A. The term comes with a 10% discount. Q. Among retirees what is considered formal attire? A. Tied shoes. Q. Why do retirees count pennies? A. They are the only ones who have the time. Q. What is the common term for someone who enjoys work and refuses to retire? A. NUTS! Q. Why are retirees so slow to clean out the basement, attic or garage? A. They know that as soon as they do, one of their adult kids will want to store stuff there. Q. What do retirees call a long lunch? A. Normal Q. What is the best way to describe retirement? A. The never-ending Coffee Break. Q. What's the biggest advantage of going back to school as a retiree? A. If you cut classes, no one calls your parents. Q. Why does a retiree often say he doesn't miss work, but misses the people he used to work with? A. He is too polite to tell the whole truth
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    Divorce

    An old man in Phoenix calls his son in New York and says, "I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery is enough." "Pop, what are you talking about," the son screams. "We can't stand the sight of each other any longer," the old man said. "We're sick and tired of each other, and I'm sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Chicago and tell her." And he hangs up. Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone, "Like heck they're getting a divorce," she shouts. "I'll take care of this." She calls Phoenix immediately, and screams at the old man, "You are NOT getting divorced! Don't do a single thing until I get there. I'm calling my brother back and we'll both be there tomorrow. Until then don't do a thing, DO YOU HEAR ME?" And she hangs up. The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife. "Okay," he says, "They're coming for Thanksgiving and paying their own way!!"
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    Holiday in Rome

    A woman was at her hairdresser's getting her hair styled for a trip to Rome with her husband.. She mentioned the trip to the hairdresser, who responded: "Rome? Why would anyone want to go there? It's crowded and dirty.. You're crazy to go to Rome .. So, how are you getting there?" "We're taking BA," was the reply. "We got a great rate!" "BA?" exclaimed the hairdresser.. "That's a terrible airline. Their planes are old, their flight attendants are ugly, and they're always late. So, where are you staying in Rome ?" "We'll be at this exclusive little place over on Rome 's Tiber River called Teste." "Don't go any further. I know that place. Everybody thinks its gonna be something special and exclusive, but it's really a dump." "We're going to go to see the Vatican and maybe get to see the Pope." "That's rich," laughed the hairdresser. You and a million other people trying to see him. He'll look the size of an ant. Boy! Good luck on this lousy trip of yours. You're going to need it..." A month later, the woman again came in for a hairdo. The hairdresser asked her about her trip to Rome: "It was wonderful," explained the woman, "not only were we on time in one of BA's brand new planes, but it was overbooked, and they bumped us up to first class. The food and wine were wonderful, and I had a handsome 28-year-old steward who waited on me hand and foot. And the hotel was great! They'd just finished a £5 million remodeling job, and now it's a jewel, the finest hotel in the city. They too, were overbooked, so they apologized and gave us their owner's suite at no extra charge!" "Well," muttered the hairdresser, "that's all well and good, but I bet you didn't get to see the Pope." "Actually, we were quite lucky, because as we toured the Vatican, a Swiss Guard tapped me on the shoulder, and explained that the Pope likes to meet some of the visitors, and if I'd be so kind as to step into his private room and wait, the Pope would personally greet me. Sure enough, five minutes later, the Pope walked through the door and shook my hand! I knelt down and he spoke a few words to me" "Oh, really! What'd he say ?" He said: "Who the heck did your hair?"
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    McDonald's

    A German tourist walks into a McDonald's in New York City and orders a beer. (In Germany and many parts of Europe, McDonald's actually does serve beer.) The local guy in the line behind him immediately gives him the jab: "They don't serve BEER here, you MORON!" The German fellow felt pretty stupid, but suddenly turns to the New Yorker with a surprised look, and begins to chuckle. "And what's so funny?!?" the New Yorker demands. "Oh, nothing really, I just realized that you came here for the food."
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    Bubba

    At the police station, Bubba explained to the police officer why his cousins shot him. "Well," Bubba began, "We wuz havin' a good time drinking, when my cousin Ray picked up his shotgun and said, 'Hey, der ya fellows wanna go hunting?'" "And then what happened?" the officer interrupted. "From what I remember," Bubba said, "I stood up and said, 'Sure, I'm game.'"
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    The Price of Fabric

    Walking up to a department store's fabric counter, a pretty girl asked, "I want to buy this material for a new dress. How much does it cost?" "Only one kiss per yard, " replied the smirking male clerk. "That's fine," replied the girl. "I'll take ten yards." With expectation and anticipation written all over his face, the clerk hurriedly measured out and wrapped the cloth, then held it out teasingly. The girl snapped up the package, pointed to a little old man standing beside her, smiled and said. "Grandpa pay the man."
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    Business one-liners

    Business one-liners : It's Not My Job! It's not hard to meet expenses; they are everywhere. It's not how good your work is, it's how well you explain it. It's not the work that gets me down, it's the coffee breaks. It's out of my control. Job placement: Telling your boss what he can do with your job. Join in the new game that's sweeping the country. It's called "Bureaucracy". Everybody stands in a circle. The first person to do anything loses. Junk mail arrives the day it was sent. Just about the time when you think you can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends. Just about the time when your income gets to the point where food prices don't matter, calories do. Just because you are paranoid doesn't mean they are not out to get you. Just when you get going, someone injects a dose of reality with a large needle. Just when you get really good at something, you don't need to do it anymore. Just when you think you've won the rat race, along come faster rats. Knowledge based on external evidence is unreliable. Laziness is the mother of nine inventions out of ten. Leakproof seals will. Learn to be sincere. Even if you have to fake it. Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse. Leftover nuts never match leftover bolts.
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    Prospective Husband

    An elderly pair (he a widower, she a widow) meet in a retirement village. They seem to hit it off; they share each others values, enjoy the same jokes, and find pleasure in each others company. After a few months, the widower asks for the hand of the widow in marriage. She appears hesitant and decided to probe her soon-to-be a little. "Perhaps I shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth, but... How's your health?" "It's OK", he answers. "I'm not getting any younger, but I don't have any major health problems. I can still enjoy life". "Well, then", she replies "I don't want to be a snoop, but I've got to protect myself: how are you fixed financially?" "So-so. I'm not rich, but I'm comfortable. You don't have to worry about me sponging off you; I can support myself". The little old lady blushes, and finally asks her swain - "And how's your sex life...." "Infrequently", he declares. The widow ponders this for a moment or so, before asking... "And is that one word or two?
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    Business One Liners!

    Business one-liners : It is incredible how much intelligence is used in this world to prove nonsense. It is later than you think. It is morally wrong to allow suckers to keep their money. It is not enough to tell me you worked hard to get your gold. The devil works hard too. It is not how someone measures up. It is how they measure you. It is not sufficient to be a success; it is also necessary for your friends to be failures. It is not true that life is one thing after another, it's one stupid thing over and over. It is okay to be ignorant in some areas, but some people abuse the privilege. It is the dead wood that holds up the tree. It is when you trip over your own shoes that you start picking up shoes. It isn't that they can't see the solution, it's that they can't see the problem. Business one-liners 79: It would be nice to be sure of anything the way some people are of everything. It's always darkest just before it goes pitch black. It's always darkest just before the lights go out. It's always the wrong time of the month. It's better to have loafed and lost than never to have loafed at all. It's better to retire too soon than too late. It's difficult to work in a group when you're omnipotent. It's Good Enough For Government Work. It's hell to work for a nervous boss, especially if you are why he's nervous!
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    Skydiving Accident

    A woman with an undetermined hair color is watching the news with her husband when the news says, "Two Brazilian men die in a skydiving accident."The woman starts crying and says to her husband while sobbing"That's horrible! So many men dying that way!" Confused the husband replies "Yes dear, but they were skydiving, and there is always that risk involved." After a few minutes, the woman, still sobbing, says, "So how many is a Brazilian?
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    Business one-liners

    Business one-liners : Indecision is the key to flexibility. Indifference is the only sure defense. Information deteriorates upward through bureaucracies. Information travels more surely to those with a lesser need to know. Information's pretty thin stuff, unless mixed with experience. Inside every large problem is a small problem struggling to get out. Inside every small problem is a larger problem struggling to get out. Instead of calling in sick, call in well. Tell them how great you feel not having to go to work today. Interchangeable parts won't. Is there life before coffee? It may be bad manners to talk with your mouth full, but it isn't too good either if you speak when your head is empty. Business one-liners 77: It does not matter if you fall down as long as you pick up something from the floor while you get up. It doesn't matter whether you win or lose, until you lose. It is a dog-eat-dog world out there and I'm wearing Milk Bone underwear. It is a poor workman who blames his tools. It is better to be part of the idle rich class than be part of the idle poor class. It is better to remain silent and thought a fool than it is to speak and remove all doubt. Moral: think before you speak. Or engage the brain when engaging the mouth. It is easier to get forgiveness than it is to get permission. It is easier to take it apart than to put it back together. It is important to keep an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out. It is impossible to build a foolproof system, because fools are so ingenious.
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    Boat Wreck

    Morty and Saul, are out one afternoon on a lake when their boat starts sinking. Saul the banker says to Morty, "So listen, Morty, you know I don't swim so well." Morty remembered how to carry another swimmer from his lifeguard class when he was just a kid. So Morty is begins tugging Saul toward shore. After twenty minutes, he begins to tire. Finally about 50 feet from shore, Morty asks Saul, "So Saul, do you suppose you could float alone?" Saul replies, "Morty, this is a heck of a time to be asking for money!"
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