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    Photos through History.

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    DLR, Joan Rivers, Pee Wee Herman and Elton John circa 1979.

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    A soldier in the Vietnam War with photos of his girl back home, 1969.

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    76 years ago today:

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    Good call ^. I was thinking that was tomorrow. Adding another one from that terrible day.

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    I remember this well from 1963. It made the world sit up and take note, but most chose not to hear.

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    37th anniversary of John Lennon's death

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    A day late, but appropriate none the less.

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    Crazy how long ago this was. That day I was driving to Liverpool to return a rental car I had been using. I heard the news as I was dropping down off the Pennines. When I got to the main railway station in Liverpool, they made a public announcement, and the whole place just came to a standstill. People were crying, everyone looked shell shocked, and it was a while before anyone started doing anything they had been. It was an unbelievable event that still is shocking to me.
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    RC, I also remember where I was when Lennon was murdered. I was with a good friend at his brothers art studio, sculptor. His brother was older than us and a huge John Lennon fan. We were all shocked but he was inconsolable. Such a tragedy.

    I also remember the monks who started themselves on fire. So shocking and unbelievable. I forget, what was were they trying to get across?
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    Tanya Roberts 1976 California.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    RC, I also remember where I was when Lennon was murdered. I was with a good friend at his brothers art studio, sculptor. His brother was older than us and a huge John Lennon fan. We were all shocked but he was inconsolable. Such a tragedy.

    I also remember the monks who started themselves on fire. So shocking and unbelievable. I forget, what was were they trying to get across?
    The monks were protesting the treatment of their number by the then S Vietnamese government. Not long after, there was a coup which was hoped would improve their standing, but it just brought about the war ultimately, so no great gain there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    I remember this well from 1963. It made the world sit up and take note, but most chose not to hear.

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    I'm sure I spelled his name completely wrong, that happened 10 years before I was born, but I read about it years ago, powerful actions to say the least.

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    The Field museum and Soldier Field in the middle of highway 41 in chicago before it was rerouted entirely to the west of them. Shedd Aquarium to the left on thr lakefront.
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    The old S curve on highway 41 at the chicago river before the curves were smoothed out. Navy Pier in the background
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    Interesting Joe, any after photos of those?
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    These are some pics of what theyy look like today. The s curve was moved further south away from the river and more skyscrapers built along the river.
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    These are some pics of what theyy look like today. The s curve was moved further south away from the river and more skyscrapers built along the river.
    Wow, quite a difference. Some serious skyscraper action. I haven't been to Chicago since the mid 80's. Is the area near the waterfront Schaumburg?
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    Sen. John F. Kennedy and his bride, Jacqueline, enjoy dinner at their outdoor wedding celebration in 1953.
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    Sen. John F. Kennedy and his bride, Jacqueline, enjoy dinner at their outdoor wedding celebration in 1953.
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    1968 - 1973 Schwinn Krates.

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    The 1970's was a good time to fly commercial.

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    Loved the 70's, what I can remember of it.

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    Here is a brief and not fully complete photo history of Chevrolet Suburbans from the 1930's to today:

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Wow, quite a difference. Some serious skyscraper action. I haven't been to Chicago since the mid 80's. Is the area near the waterfront Schaumburg?
    Schaumburg is a suburb NW of the city by Ohare. These areas are the Museum campus and the Loop neighborhood. The east loop has changed dramatically over the last 100 years

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    really cool
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    More chicago pics

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    Chicago rail yard as it existed until the late 20th century.
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    The lakeshore parks as the exist now, built on top of a roof over the rail lines
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    Some good stuff everyone. Love that Suburban breakdown through time.

    Joe, although I've been to Chicago it's been so long I couldn't tell locations. I know Shaumburg was an area I spent a little time in. Great city with a lot to do.
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    Amazing shot ^.
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    On this day

    More recent history.

    The "Christmas Tsunami" of 2004 in the Indian Ocean. Responsible for approximately a quarter million lives lost. My ship was heading for Singapore en route to the middle east with the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary strike Group. We held over a little longer and loaded up with supplies. We had enough emergency rations on board to put us at a critical point in stability. The slightest unusual wave, and we would be over.

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    The night before heading out to sea. A few of the crew, drunk, hanging out on the fantail on top of the rations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidewalk View Post
    More recent history.

    The "Christmas Tsunami" of 2004 in the Indian Ocean. Responsible for approximately a quarter million lives lost. My ship was heading for Singapore en route to the middle east with the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary strike Group. We held over a little longer and loaded up with supplies. We had enough emergency rations on board to put us at a critical point in stability. The slightest unusual wave, and we would be over.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_I...ke_and_tsunami

    The night before heading out to sea. A few of the crew, drunk, hanging out on the fantail on top of the rations.
    Such a boring life
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    That is truly disturbing.
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    I remember the Tsunami of 04. I was on the deck of the USS Missouri in Pearl Harbor. My family started calling telling me there was a big tsunami in the pacific. at that time it was unclear where it was and where it was headed.
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    My Mum in Brisbane 1944 as a red cross nurse on her way to work at the Servicemen's hospital...

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    That is truly disturbing.
    I'm sure we "produce" more cow skulls than that every day at the current rate of beef consumption.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azimiut View Post
    I remember the Tsunami of 04. I was on the deck of the USS Missouri in Pearl Harbor. My family started calling telling me there was a big tsunami in the pacific. at that time it was unclear where it was and where it was headed.
    I had a day of liberty in Pearl when we pulled in just a couple weeks before that. I spent the day touring the Mo, the Bowfin, and of course visiting the Arizona Memorial.

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    Such a boring life
    I circumnavigated the world when I was 23 on that ship. I've been to more countries than most Americans will see states.

    It's hard when I run into people, like a lot of those at my work, who have never done anything in their lives. One of them is 60, gets a month vacation every year, has worked at the same factory for 40 years, and has never been in a plane!

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    RC, great shot of your mom.

    Here's one of my dad at age 26 with my moms brand new [at the time] V-8 / 55 Chevy. My mom passed in 2012 at age 82. My dad is now 87 and still getting along pretty good. My mom was a pedal to the metal redhead and with such a hotrod of a car my mom used to laugh and say that every boy in school wanted to date her just for the car.

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    First is a photo of my Grandfather, probably taken in Texas. (San Antonio?)
    He was drafted into the Army Air Corps, in 1941, prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor.
    In 1944, as the need for combat troops increased, he was transferred to the regular Army (4th ID) as an Infantryman.
    The second photo was taken 5 years later after returning home from Germany.
    (Note the CIB in the second photo.)

    Third photo shows my other Grandfather and a couple buddies. He's pictured on the right. He served in the Pacific theatre during WWII, Navy. Stationed in the Philippines.
    Fourth photo shows my Grandfather (pictured, left) again with his buds, outside the Brig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidewalk View Post

    It's hard when I run into people, like a lot of those at my work, who have never done anything in their lives. One of them is 60, gets a month vacation every year, has worked at the same factory for 40 years, and has never been in a plane!
    I can relate to that actually. I travelled a fair bit and am an adventure oriented person. Comming back to my home town stoked on life, experience, and a wider perspective of the world. Meanwhile all my freinds and family are doing the exact same thing they've been doing for the last 20 years. Nobody can relate and my stories of adventure fall on deaf ears. It's a strange experience. Most of my good friends now have travelled a lot. I don't know, I tend to gravitate toward fellow excitable people or "switched on" as my friend likes to say.
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    My Australian maternal grandfather was a diplomat, but his passion was photography and film making. He made a few films for the Aussie Tourism Council pre WWII, and these grabs are from a piece he made on Hawaii. Some great action sequences of long boarding at Waikiki. Check these guys out!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidewalk View Post

    It's hard when I run into people, like a lot of those at my work, who have never done anything in their lives. One of them is 60, gets a month vacation every year, has worked at the same factory for 40 years, and has never been in a plane!
    When I worked in Philly, there was one gal in her 20s who had never travelled more than about an hour from her home. Then we got involved with a Japanese company, which is how I ended up moving to Japan, and after our boss initially went over and returned, he took a bunch of us to a Japanese restaurant. She stared at the menu and said "don't they have hamburgers?" I don't recall what she ended up ordering but at some point, a light went off in her head and she realized that there is a big, interesting world out there to explore. The Japanese restaurant became her favorite place to eat and she really started to open up to new experiences.
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    A 5mb computer in 1956

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    The imprint of a Japanese kamikaze plane along the side of HMS Sussex, 1945. Looks like it had no high explosives on board, or they didn't go off.

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    The first snowboards were made by Burton. I have memories of many trips up to Winter Park / Mary Jane ski area in Colorado in the late 70s. I was in high school and I made this trip weekly with a buddy in 1977 - 1980. On our way up the curvy mountain road to the resort we saw these guys on several occasions pulled off and climbing with snow shoes up the steep powder covered grades off the road. And then strapping into these boards. The very first snowboards. Craziest thing we ever saw. The first time we saw them we stopped and talked and admired these skateboard / surfboard looking snow contraptions. Surfing on snow, we thought they were crazy, but we wanted one. Look at what its turned into.

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    ^ that was sad .

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    ^ that was sad .
    Very, I was watching it live when it happened.
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    DLR, Joan Rivers, Pee Wee Herman and Elton John circa 1979.
    This one has to be later than 1979, Id guess more like mid to late 80s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Ochmonek View Post
    This one has to be later than 1979, Id guess more like mid to late 80s.
    Good catch. I just went and checked and it was 1986. I was going through so many photos at the time I slipped up.

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    I thought this was a post of mine from a while back. Used a few of these pics on a topic of bikes we have owned or started with....

    I got the Cotton Picker on an Easter Sunday when in middle school. I can remember it was a cold rainy Michigan day but was out to ride it at some point that day. Friends had other versions, one buddy had the Apple Krate.


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    Schaumburg is a suburb NW of the city by Ohare. These areas are the Museum campus and the Loop neighborhood. The east loop has changed dramatically over the last 100 years
    Did you read Devil in the White City ?

    I can't think of that area without thinking of that story anymore. Fascinating history, architecture and landscape information, all part of that story and the times in those early days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    When I worked in Philly, there was one gal in her 20s who had never travelled more than about an hour from her home. Then we got involved with a Japanese company, which is how I ended up moving to Japan, and after our boss initially went over and returned, he took a bunch of us to a Japanese restaurant. She stared at the menu and said "don't they have hamburgers?" I don't recall what she ended up ordering but at some point, a light went off in her head and she realized that there is a big, interesting world out there to explore. The Japanese restaurant became her favorite place to eat and she really started to open up to new experiences.
    That sounds like a cool thing to witness !!
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    W T HELL .... Insurance didn't cover a roof over their head ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bachman1961 View Post
    Did you read Devil in the White City ?

    I can't think of that area without thinking of that story anymore. Fascinating history, architecture and landscape information, all part of that story and the times in those early days.
    Great book! I love all his... In the Garden of Beasts is another good one. Different perspective of a short period in history during the rise of Nazi Germany... Dead Wake and Isaac's Storm are good too. I love how he gets so much period detail, makes the time come vividly alive!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bachman1961 View Post
    W T HELL .... Insurance didn't cover a roof over their head ?
    At the turn of the 20th Century, it was believed one of the best treatments for tuberculosis was fresh air - in particular, the 'mountain air' of Colorado. Each morning, patients would be wheeled outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coal-Cracker View Post
    At the turn of the 20th Century, it was believed one of the best treatments for tuberculosis was fresh air - in particular, the 'mountain air' of Colorado. Each morning, patients would be wheeled outside.

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    I'll take the fresh air thankyouverymuch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bachman1961 View Post
    W T HELL .... Insurance didn't cover a roof over their head ?
    I'm thinking with the TB epidemic they ran out of bed space.
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    That outbreak of TB pales in comparison to the skimming epidemic of today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bachman1961 View Post
    I thought this was a post of mine from a while back. Used a few of these pics on a topic of bikes we have owned or started with....

    I got the Cotton Picker on an Easter Sunday when in middle school. I can remember it was a cold rainy Michigan day but was out to ride it at some point that day. Friends had other versions, one buddy had the Apple Krate.
    You were one lucky Cub Scout.
    My neighbor had the Orange Krate. I yearned for that bike but only the "well off" kids got them. I ended up with a hand me down cruiser Schwinn from my older brother. The first thing I did was transform it into a Stngray. Ape hanger bars & banana seat. I removed the front fender and chopped the rear fender down with a hacksaw similar to a Stngray. It already had larger wheels and cruiser balloon tires with a larger cruiser frame. It ended up being a better bike for my purposes than the Stingrays they sold. It was faster and with the bigger tires it was great on the trails. Plus it was a wheelie machine. In hindsight as much as I yearned for the Krate Stingrays this bike transformed suited me better. I strapped my paper route bag across the ape hanger bars, worked great. And with the big tires I could cut through yards from house to house. These were the 70's when most homeowners were fine with that. Great bike in the snow as well.

    At the end of my paper route there was a dead end. Rather than pedaling 2 blocks and then cutting over a block and then riding another two blocks to my house. I would take a shortcut and cut through two yards and I was home. From one street to the other. Problem was, there was one guy who didn't take kindly to that. Yelling and chasing me several times, never did catch me. I learned to time it just right. If he was out I'd act like I was headed home down the street. Once I went a 100 or so feet I'd turn around. He would think I went the correct way home. He'd be back to working on one side of his house I'd make a break for it and cut through the other side of his house. By the time he saw me I was already through his rear yard and into the next yard. My rebellious side was showing. This went on for three years while I had the paper route. If he was paying attention I was forced to ride the road back. Lol - I was always surprised he never complained to my parents.


    Take note of the Krate Stingrays. They were styled after the muscle car era of the day. A slick for a rear tire. The front chain ring was stamped to look like a Crager Mag Wheel and chromed. As were the fenders chromes with a curved look. The 5-speed shifter mounted on the top tube was designed like a muscle car shifter. Large rear tire small front tire. Springer front end like an old Harley. The rear sissy bar had a pneumatic shock system built in. These were really one of the first full suspension bikes. Plus a drum brake up front. Cool stuff right there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coal-Cracker View Post
    At the turn of the 20th Century, it was believed one of the best treatments for tuberculosis was fresh air - in particular, the 'mountain air' of Colorado. Each morning, patients would be wheeled outside.

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    Interesting, and I assumed it was because they ran out of bed space. Sorry I skimmed this and an apology is owed to you before Korn chops my nuts off.
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    You know how touchy he is over skimming.

    Hell, if I remember right, he even started a thread about it a while back, calling out all the skimmers here. You were probably the one who motivated him to start that thread, with all your constant skimming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    You know how touchy he is over skimming.

    Hell, if I remember right, he even started a thread about it a while back, calling out all the skimmers here. You were probably the one who motivated him to start that thread, with all your constant skimming.
    No doubt and I'm not afraid to own it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    You know how touchy he is over skimming.

    Hell, if I remember right, he even started a thread about it a while back, calling out all the skimmers here. You were probably the one who motivated him to start that thread, with all your constant skimming.
    Wasn't me, someone started a poll way back in '15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    Great book! I love all his... In the Garden of Beasts is another good one. Different perspective of a short period in history during the rise of Nazi Germany... Dead Wake and Isaac's Storm are good too. I love how he gets so much period detail, makes the time come vividly alive!
    Yes on those details !
    I didn't look up other works by him but I'm a fickle reader.

    Another good read comes to mind; TC Boyle , Tortilla Curtain.

    Certain ones stick in my mind and I'm now down to sorting books to organize them. Guests here and the hoidays caused me to sweep a lot of things under the rug so now I have basement books, garage books and other various rooms and bins books.

    Have yet to put in a fireplace book shelf set up but it may happen.

    ADDED - Just recalled Road to Wellville, a funny book that was also a TC Boyle book. It's a bit of a hoot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Wasn't me, someone started a poll way back in '15.

    *Skimming through mtbr history...
    You need to up your entertainment value and lesson your griping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Interesting, and I assumed it was because they ran out of bed space. Sorry I skimmed this and an apology is owed to you before Korn chops my nuts off.
    Apology accepted.
    I skimmed once. It was back in '86. It was horrible.

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    Apology accepted.
    I skimmed once. It was back in '86. It was horrible.

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    We've all been there, it's the admitting part that seems to be difficult.
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    The imprint of a Japanese kamikaze plane along the side of HMS Sussex, 1945. Looks like it had no high explosives on board, or they didn't go off.

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    That is an amazing find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coal-Cracker View Post
    At the turn of the 20th Century, it was believed one of the best treatments for tuberculosis was fresh air - in particular, the 'mountain air' of Colorado. Each morning, patients would be wheeled outside.

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    Thank you C C .... I was just trying to be funny and tie it with current healthcare concerns/cutbacks (which ain't funny).
    C Springs and Manitou has a similar history as the TB oasis, healthier living.

    This is what I get for joking about people in hospital beds !

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    You need to up your entertainment value and lesson your griping.
    I thought my comment (post #66) was gold, I was giggling for at least an hour after, lol!

    See, I look at it this way; I get enjoyment out of entertaining others, and I assume you do as well. You just set me up and I hit a home run. We're like a comedy team and I scored one for us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    I thought my comment (post #66) was gold, I was giggling for at least an hour after, lol!

    See, I look at it this way; I get enjoyment out of entertaining others, and I assume you do as well. You just set me up and I hit a home run. We're like a comedy team and I scored one for us!
    Yes, post #66 had a score factor of 8. Gold would be an 8.5 or better. You're slipping son and that's no way to go through life.
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    12th April 1981

    I remember being out with my brother and his friends and all ending up in another guy's parents' house with other relatives all watching this.

    It was one of those -'where were you when' moments that I'll never forget
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    Very, I was watching it live when it happened.
    much like many impressionable events, this one too leaves a void in our hearts.

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    I thought my comment (post #66) was gold, I was giggling for at least an hour after, lol!

    See, I look at it this way; I get enjoyment out of entertaining others, and I assume you do as well. You just set me up and I hit a home run. We're like a comedy team and I scored one for us!
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    My school brought all the kindergarten classes into one room and rolled in a TV. A room full of 5-6 year olds watched that live on TV.

    The investigation found that the astronauts started their emergency air supplies. While there is no proof, it is possible that one or more of them was conscious when the vehicle hit the ocean. There was no possibility of escape.

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    I didn't think you were a team player?
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    I was walking around a shopping mall with my girlfriend. We were wondering why they kept showing the take off then finally paused and watched the whole thing and saw what happened.

    Sidewalk, do you remember seeing it at that age? I guess kids that age would not really understand what happened though I'm sure the teachers panicked with them having just seen that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    Sidewalk, do you remember seeing it at that age? I guess kids that age would not really understand what happened though I'm sure the teachers panicked with them having just seen that.
    The memory has faded now. I do remember a lot of kids crying at the time. I do know that, at the time, it had a big impact on me (though as I have learned through the years, I am not a very emotional person).

    We didn't have the constant barrage of the 24 hour news cycle. I don't want to pull a "kids these days", but kids these days are probably affected differently since death and destruction is in their faces constantly from such a young age. For me, it was rare. Even the Gulf War a few years later was nothing like what kids born 15 years later and on have had to endure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    I was walking around a shopping mall with my girlfriend. We were wondering why they kept showing the take off then finally paused and watched the whole thing and saw what happened.

    Sidewalk, do you remember seeing it at that age? I guess kids that age would not really understand what happened though I'm sure the teachers panicked with them having just seen that.
    I was in 6th grade when that happened.

    I remember another teacher interupting our class to tell our teacher what had just happened. Classes were cancelled and we spent the rest of the day in the main assembly area watching it on the news.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidewalk View Post
    The memory has faded now. I do remember a lot of kids crying at the time. I do know that, at the time, it had a big impact on me (though as I have learned through the years, I am not a very emotional person).

    We didn't have the constant barrage of the 24 hour news cycle. I don't want to pull a "kids these days", but kids these days are probably affected differently since death and destruction is in their faces constantly from such a young age. For me, it was rare. Even the Gulf War a few years later was nothing like what kids born 15 years later and on have had to endure.
    Quote Originally Posted by Coal-Cracker View Post
    I was in 6th grade when that happened.

    I remember another teacher interupting our class to tell our teacher what had just happened. Classes were cancelled and we spent the rest of the day in the main assembly area watching it on the news.



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    I was 25 years old and working a construction job. I arrived at work that day only to work for a couple of hours and then my boss sending us home. It was partly because it was a snowy day and partly because my boss wanted to rush home to watch this event. Following his excitement I also rushed home to watch it. I was at home by myself just devastated at what I just witnessed. Immediate emotions of knowing they all perished. A sense of knowing them having just watched them board and smile and wave to everyone. And then this, an instant flood of emotions and tears.
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    I was working in my first real job/career at the time of the Challenger loss. I don't believe I seen it live though. Definitely a heartfelt loss seeing something like that though even as re-play.

    I recall following this story as reported live on the run away aircraft;

    "The Ghost Plane For three endless hours last October the entire nation watched, horrified but helpless, as a runaway jet carried Payne Stewart and five others to its terrible destination"

    For many years, my career involved sales, field service or installations and I was a in the car with news radio, talk radio or something in my ear all day long long for 30 k miles a year. Didn't miss much in those days even though the news cycle wasn't quite what it is now.
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    [I]"The Ghost Plane For three endless hours last October the entire nation watched, horrified but helpless, as a runaway jet carried Payne Stewart and five others to its terrible destination"
    I missed that one, I might have been out to sea when it occurred. But I saw the episode on it on "Air Crash Investigations".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidewalk View Post
    I missed that one, I might have been out to sea when it occurred. But I saw the episode on it on "Air Crash Investigations".
    Seen them all, used to watch it all the time. Did make me less happy about going in airplanes though.

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    I watched that one "live". I was also 25, and working at Joe Creamons Chevrolet and Cadillac in Sanford, FL at the time as a line mechanic.

    I was out test driving a Sedan DeVille I had just worked on, and was listening to the launch coverage on the radio. As it was counting down to ten, I pulled over to the side of the road to get out and watch. Cape Canaveral was about 35 miles or so to the south/east, and you could clearly watch the shuttle launches provided that there was no cloud cover. (the night launches were particularly spectacular)

    I remember when it first exploded (I didn't know that yet at the time) thinking that was the weirdest booster separation I had seen yet, it didn't look anything like the previous ones. The guys announcing on the radio didn't know yet either, and also commented about that. You could clearly see two different engine smoke trails, each going a different way at the same time for a few seconds. In the back of my mind, I could sense something was "different", but it didn't register as 'something went terribly wrong' at the moment.

    It was quite a few minutes into it after that before it was confirmed that there was a problem. When I got back to the dealership shop, that was all anyone was talking about for the rest of the day.
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    Wow, watching it live on television and watching it actually live, two different sensations. I remember on television there was hope for a few minutes until it was confirmed nobody could survive it. In my heart as it exploded I knew it was a total loss.
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    I remember watching a heart breaking news piece later on after it happened.

    The live coverage, they kept panning to Christa McAuliffe's parents in the VIP launch-viewer box at the launch site. They were smiling and happy, excited, even after the explosion, probably thinking that it was just the solid rocker boosters separating, and one of the NASA officials had to go in there and tell them what really happened.

    What a horribly tough thing that must have been to had to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    I remember watching a heart breaking news piece later on after it happened.

    The live coverage, they kept panning to Christa McAuliffe's parents in the VP launch-viewer box at the launch site. They were smiling and happy, excited, even after the explosion, probably thinking that it was just the solid rocker boosters separating, and one of the NASA officials had to go in there and tell them what really happened.

    What a horribly tough thing that must have been to had to do.
    Oh man, I remember that. Don't think I've ever thought about it again since it happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    I remember watching a heart breaking news piece later on after it happened.

    The live coverage, they kept panning to Christa McAuliffe's parents in the VIP launch-viewer box at the launch site. They were smiling and happy, excited, even after the explosion, probably thinking that it was just the solid rocker boosters separating, and one of the NASA officials had to go in there and tell them what really happened.

    What a horribly tough thing that must have been to had to do.
    Yep, devastating coverage they showed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    defistating
    Sounds painful
    It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    Sounds painful
    Nearly killed him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    Sounds painful
    DJ phat phingered it.

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