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 Posted 09/26/2018  06:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Pete2226 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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80?! I'm not even 20 yet


Calzone - I cannot imagine the changes you will see by the time you are my age! Makes me nostalgic - starts my "remembery" going!

When I was growing up, there were no passenger jets, and no internet. If a department store was air conditioned, they advertised the fact on their store windows in large block letters with snow dripping from them.

Telephones were tied to the wall and you either talked to the operator to make a call (gave her the name of the person you were calling) or used the rotary dial (which was considered "new fangled"). My phone number in Dallas was 4 digits. There were no area codes or zip codes. Our phone was called a party line, because 4 families used it. We had to wait to use the phone until the line was clear.

School dances were sock hops. The dance our parents thought should be outlawed was The Bop.

I had a job which included being able to copy documents. I was taught to use a wet copier. First the document was exposed to light against paper which served as a negative. Then that page was placed on another sheet an immersed in a liquid developer. The 2 sheets were then pulled together through a wringer, separated, then the sheet with the copy was laid out to dry.

We would have air raid drills at school learning how to protect ourselves from a blast from an atomic bomb. At the signal, we would go into the halls and kneel facing the wall and place our hands over the back of our neck.

Even though I was quite young, I remember my job during the war. I was told to take the tin cans into the street and stomp on them to flatten them for pick up. I was told that they would be made into tanks. I also was assigned a job of working in our Victory Garden. I remember wave after wave of airplanes flying over my house in formation - P-38s and B-29s.

I remember going to the train station and watching the troop trains leaving.

I remember listening to the radio: The Lone Ranger; The Shadow; Sky King; Fibber McGee; Walter Winchell; Amos and Andy...and many more.

Sorry to rattle on...senility has its benefits!
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 Posted 09/26/2018  3:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thisistheshow to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Makes me nostalgic - starts my "remembery" going!


I think it is important to remember, to tell, and to listen. I love to hear how it was before me, and I love to tell my kids how it was before them. It can make for a lot of lessons learned and interesting conversations.

Thank you for sharing!
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 Posted 09/27/2018  06:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Pete2226 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I think it is important to remember, to tell, and to listen. I love to hear how it was before me, and I love to tell my kids how it was before them. It can make for a lot of lessons learned and interesting conversations.

Thank you for sharing!


And thank you for your kind words!
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 Posted 10/02/2018  6:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MrPink2018 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm in!

i have two pix to post. I hope that's okay. I guess i'll hear about it if it's not. both pix taken earlier this year.

first pic: MrPink2018 in front of the pink-lighted t-mobile store at night.




second pic: MrPink2018 with the actual Mr Pink, my flamepoint siamese.


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 Posted 10/02/2018  11:42 pm  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lovely cat, MrPink2018, and thanks for sharing!


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We would have air raid drills at school learning how to protect ourselves from a blast from an atomic bomb. At the signal, we would go into the halls and kneel facing the wall and place our hands over the back of our neck.


I'm 33 and we did the same thing in school. I suppose it still coincided with the final years of the Cold War, though. I never understood exactly how the procedure would help in the event of an atomic bomb being detonated nearby.
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 Posted 10/03/2018  06:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Pete2226 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I'm 33 and we did the same thing in school. I suppose it still coincided with the final years of the Cold War, though. I never understood exactly how the procedure would help in the event of an atomic bomb being detonated nearby.


I never understood either!
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 Posted 10/03/2018  06:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Pete2226 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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second pic: MrPink2018 with the actual Mr Pink, my flamepoint siamese.



Love this photo!
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 Posted 10/03/2018  12:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I never understood exactly how the procedure would help in the event of an atomic bomb being detonated nearby.
It does not help. It was the proverbial head in the ground. La la la, nothing to see here. Boom.
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 Posted 10/03/2018  8:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I never understood exactly how the procedure would help in the event of an atomic bomb being detonated nearby.
It was to give the children something to do to keep their mind off the events, an anti-freakout measure. Most of us didn't realize just what would happen in a nuclear blast, most folks still don't. Do you? I had to learn to load nukes on airplanes, not as "dangerous" as opined, unless in the 1.5-3 mile blast zone....then the rads get ya after 5-10 miles. The danger is the fallout from the cloud and wind currents, otherwise you will not care for long. It's the biologics and chemicals that scare me more!
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 Posted 10/03/2018  11:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DBM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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We would have air raid drills at school learning how to protect ourselves from a blast from an atomic bomb. At the signal, we would go into the halls and kneel facing the wall and place our hands over the back of our neck.

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 Posted 10/08/2018  5:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MrPink2018 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
thanks pete & spruett. I'm not much to look at but the cat is beautiful.
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 Posted 10/08/2018  5:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well the Indians were a bummer today - no more baseball for 5 months. And a long crappy Ohio winter to look forward to.
Well, this is so strange - the Browns are winning and the Indians have lost! Go Cavs?

This is to Houston - hope you get another World Series!


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 Posted 10/09/2018  12:15 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Well the Indians were a bummer today


I was disappointed, as well. With Lindor, J-Ram and the pitching, I expected at least one win. I do expect them to be even better next year, though.


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no more baseball for 5 months.


Not for me...yet.
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 Posted 06/14/2020  9:40 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Call me a necromancer because it's time to resurrect this thread! Thought this would be fun for my 7k post.

It's a shame all the photos of my I have are serious, and my eyes are messed up. Oh well.





This one is my picture from our virtual graduation.


This one is from last last night's/this morning's beach trip with some friends. Me and my "brother".
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 Posted 06/15/2020  08:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah ,I guess I'm a little older than you Cameron . Started coin collecting when I was a little younger than you ( 14 )

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