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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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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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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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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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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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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Post by orin stepanek » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:02 pm

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We used yo have one of these;
almost a must; back in the day!
even had a sears catalog! :mrgreen: my brother had it anchored
down so kids couldn't tip it on halloween!
My grandparents had one on the farm also!
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Post by orin stepanek » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:17 pm

When I was a kid; (Iwas a kid once; the human kind) The High School football field was just across the street from our home! Both my brothers played and we could watch the teams play from our front porch! there was only a cable fence around the field! What a relaxed atmosphere it was back in the day! 8-) :lol2:
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Post by Ann » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:05 am

When I see the movie "Stand By Me", I'm reminded of things that happened in my own childhood. In most aspects I was nothing like the boys in the movie, but during the summers when I was eleven and twelve, 6-8 of us, both boys and girls, would take our bicycles and just cycle out into the "outside world", just to see what would happen and maybe look for a bit of adventure. Just like the boys in Stand By Me, we would just strike out on our own and face the world on its own terms.

Once we came to a large field where the crops grew really high. On a lark, we just threw our bikes in a ditch near the field and ran out into a dense forest of thick waving yellow stalks. We ran around laughing, and soon we started to play hide and seek. We really made a mess of the crops, but I never thought about that.

Until the farmer turned up, far away. To say he was furious is putting it mildly. I thought he would kill us. Of course, since I was a girl, he almost certainly wouldn't have touched me, but I really think he would have beaten up some of the boys. We ran for our lives and got away.

When I see the scene from the junkyard in Stand By Me, where the furious junkyard owner chases after the boys who trespassed into his property, I'm always reminded of the raging farmer chasing after us, when we had walked into his field of crops.

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When I see the movie "Stand By Me", I'm reminded of things that happened in my own childhood...
How many bodies did you come across?
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Post by neufer » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:54 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:07 pm
Ann wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:05 am

When I see the movie "Stand By Me",
I'm reminded of things that happened in my own childhood...
How many bodies did you come across?
I'm pretty sure that Ann is referring to the pie eating contest.

(I'm reminded of things that happened in my childhood watching Ingmar Bergman flicks.)
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neufer wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:54 pm
Chris Peterson wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:07 pm
Ann wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:05 am

When I see the movie "Stand By Me",
I'm reminded of things that happened in my own childhood...
How many bodies did you come across?
I'm pretty sure that Ann is referring to the pie eating contest.

(I'm reminded of things that happened in my childhood watching Ingmar Bergman flicks.)
How often did you play chess with Death?
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Post by Ann » Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:13 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:07 pm
Ann wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:05 am
When I see the movie "Stand By Me", I'm reminded of things that happened in my own childhood...
How many bodies did you come across?
None, apart from, occasionally, a run-over cat. :cry:

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Post by Ann » Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:17 pm

neufer wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:54 pm
Chris Peterson wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:07 pm
Ann wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:05 am

When I see the movie "Stand By Me",
I'm reminded of things that happened in my own childhood...
How many bodies did you come across?
I'm pretty sure that Ann is referring to the pie eating contest.
Of course! :chomp: :D
(I'm reminded of things that happened in my childhood watching Ingmar Bergman flicks.)
Now you're making me curious... :wink:

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Post by neufer » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:02 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:08 pm
neufer wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:54 pm

I'm pretty sure that Ann is referring to the "Stand By Me" pie eating contest. (I'm reminded of things that happened in my childhood watching Ingmar Bergman flicks.)
How often did you play chess with Death?
I'm not stupid enough to play CHESS with Death! :shock:
I generally opted for us to play Hungry Hungry Hippos. :arrow:
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Post by orin stepanek » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:48 pm

neufer wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:02 pm
Chris Peterson wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:08 pm
neufer wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:54 pm

I'm pretty sure that Ann is referring to the "Stand By Me" pie eating contest. (I'm reminded of things that happened in my childhood watching Ingmar Bergman flicks.)
How often did you play chess with Death?
I'm not stupid enough to play CHESS with Death! :shock:
I generally opted for us to play Hungry Hungry Hippos. :arrow:
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Post by orin stepanek » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:14 pm

When I was a boy; Mom and Dad had real candles on the tree! They were very careful when lighting the candles because it was very hazardous. They were never allowed to burn very long! :roll:
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Post by neufer » Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:10 pm

orin stepanek wrote:
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When I was a boy; Mom and Dad had real candles on the tree!

They were very careful when lighting the candles because it was very hazardous.

They were never allowed to burn very long! :roll:
I have a vague memory of my maternal grandmother having a tree with real candles up in Dedham, Massachusetts (c.1950).

Some years we got to climb up the Allin Congregational Church's bell tower to watch her older brother, Irving, play Xmas carols on the carillon.
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