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Postby Mookie4ever » Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:26 am

I had to share this story

Venus Ramey - 1944 Miss America

Canadian Press
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2007

WAYNESBURG, Ky. (AP) - Miss America 1944 has a talent that likely has never appeared on a beauty pageant stage: She fired a handgun to shoot out a vehicle's tires and stop an intruder.

Venus Ramey, 82, confronted a man on her farm in south-central Kentucky last week after she saw her dog run into a storage building where thieves had previously made off with old farm equipment.

Ramey said the man told her he would leave. "I said, 'Oh, no you won't,' and I shot their tires so they couldn't leave," Ramey said.

She had to balance on her walker as she pulled out a snub-nosed .38-calibre handgun.

"I didn't even think twice. I just went and did it," she said. "If they'd even dared come close to me, they'd be six feet under by now."

Ramey then flagged down a passing motorist, who called 911.

Curtis Parrish of Ohio was charged with misdemeanor trespassing, Deputy Dan Gilliam said. The man's hometown wasn't immediately available. Three other people were questioned but were not arrested.

After winning the pageant with her singing, dancing and comedic talents, Ramey sold war bonds and her picture was adorned on a B-17 that made missions over Germany in World War II, according to the Miss America Web site.

Ramey lived in Cincinnati for several years and was instrumental in helping rejuvenate Over-the-Rhine historic buildings. She returned to Kentucky in 1990 to live on her farm.

"I'm trying to live a quiet, peaceful life and stay out of trouble, and all it is, is one thing after another," she said.




"She had to balance on her walker as she pulled out a snub-nosed .38-calibre handgun."

That's an amazing woman ;-D
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Postby Amazinz » Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:33 am

If they'd even dared come close to me, they'd be six feet under by now.


Lol. That's one tough broad. :-D
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Postby JTWood » Sat Apr 21, 2007 10:32 am

Amazinz wrote:
If they'd even dared come close to me, they'd be six feet under by now.


Lol. That's one tough broad. :-D

That was my fav quote, too.

I love it! ;-D
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Postby Stejay » Sat Apr 21, 2007 10:52 am

What a great woman. I would hate to be an intruder in her home though!
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:09 am

"Take out the tires Grandma!"
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Postby Coppermine » Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:30 am

Haha, it's the real life Beverly Hillbillies :-b

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Postby Madison » Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:39 pm

Sweet! ;-D
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