Remembering! What is in Your Past?

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Remembering! What is in Your Past?

Post by orin stepanek » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:48 pm

A carbon copy of The Car my Dad drove when I was a kid!
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He was well proud of that Roadmaster and drove it well into the '50s! :wink:
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Post by orin stepanek » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:57 am

Chinese Checkers! One of our favorite indoor games when we were kids! I think they are still sold!
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Post by orin stepanek » Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:48 am

This is a copy of the first car I Bought! 8-) Got the picture from the internet!
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Re: Remembering! What is in Your Past?

Post by Ann » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:46 pm

orin stepanek wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:48 am
This is a copy of the first car I Bought! 8-) Got the picture from the internet!images.jpg
Wow wow wow! :D The cars sure looked hot and handsome back in the days!

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Re: Remembering! What is in Your Past?

Post by neufer » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:48 pm

Ann wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:46 pm
orin stepanek wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:48 am

This is a copy of the first car I Bought! 8-) Got the picture from the internet!
Wow wow wow! :D The cars sure looked hot and handsome back in the days!
Looks like a cross between a dog and a tardigrade to me.
  • So...what model of car is that?

    (And was your dad a bootlegger?)
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Re: Remembering! What is in Your Past?

Post by orin stepanek » Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:49 pm

neufer wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:48 pm
Ann wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:46 pm
orin stepanek wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:48 am

This is a copy of the first car I Bought! 8-) Got the picture from the internet!
Wow wow wow! :D The cars sure looked hot and handsome back in the days!
Looks like a cross between a dog and a tardigrade to me.
  • So...what model of car is that?

    (And was your dad a bootlegger?)
'52 Chevy Fleetline fastback!
Oh He did make homebrew! :shock:
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Re: Remembering! What is in Your Past?

Post by neufer » Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:01 pm

orin stepanek wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:57 am

Chinese Checkers! One of our favorite indoor games when we were kids! I think they are still sold!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_number wrote:
<<A star number is a centered figurate number a centered hexagram (six-pointed star), such as the one that Chinese checkers is played on. The nth star number is given by the formula Sn = 6n(n − 1) + 1. The first 43 star numbers are: 1, 13, 37, 73, 121, 181, 253, 337, 433, 541, 661, 793, 937, 1093, 1261, 1441, 1633, 1837, 2053, 2281, 2521, 2773, 3037, 3313, 3601, 3901, 4213, 4537, 4873, 5221, 5581, 5953, 6337, 6733, 7141, 7561, 7993, 8437, 8893, 9361, 9841, 10333, 10837 (sequence A003154 in the OEIS). Unique among the star numbers is 35113, since its prime factors (i.e., 13, 37 and 73) are also consecutive star numbers.>>
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Checkers wrote:
<<Despite its name, Chinese checkers is not a variation of checkers, nor did it originate in China or any part of Asia. The game was invented in Germany in 1892 under the name "Stern-Halma" as a variation of the older American game Halma. The "Stern" (German for star) refers to the board's star shape (in contrast to the square board used in Halma). The name "Chinese Checkers" originated in the United States as a marketing scheme by Bill and Jack Pressman in 1928. The Pressman company's game was originally called "Hop Ching Checkers". The game was introduced to Chinese-speaking regions mostly by the Japanese.>>
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Re: Remembering! What is in Your Past?

Post by orin stepanek » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:53 am

I think we still have a game board somewhere in the house; but I'm not sure about the marbles! :mrgreen:
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