Re: [gardeners] Rocks

George Shirley (
Sun, 17 May 1998 16:14:17

At 09:45 AM 5/17/98 -0700, you wrote:
>On Sun, 17 May 1998, George Shirley wrote:
>> I sometimes think about renting a flat bed truck and going some place where
>> they have "free" rocks and getting a load. The blasted stuff sells at a
>> dear price around here. Watched a guy buy two pallet loads of what looked
>> like sandstone flat slabs the other day. Paid cash, had to be a drug lord
>> to afford that much rock here on the Gulf Coast. 
>Ok, guess that settles it.  Time to re-institute the triangle trade.
>Need to go to TX to pick up the in-laws 35 ft trailer and the truck to
>haul it.  Gonna haul shrimp and okra to Iowa, pick up a load of real
>sweetcorn for Oregon (guess it'll have to be the extrasweet types) and
>then bring a half load of rock to you in LA and half a load of
>construction grade cedar to Harry in MS.  
Aha, grey market players, just what the highway troopers of all those
states are looking for. Two of 'em, trying to pass themselves off as a
botanist and a computer geek. Yup, yup, wonder what the reward would be for
turning you in? <VBG>