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#152867 - 04/14/06 10:55 AM Re: My Apologies-1977 Thread  
tseeba  Offline
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 13
Walhalla, ND, USA
1977 - soiling my diapers
1987 - girls

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#152868 - 04/14/06 10:15 PM Re: My Apologies-1977 Thread  
JoeTestingEngr  Offline
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 782
Chicago, Il.
March 1987: We were in our third month of HSN ownership. 8 hour shifts of watching cheap garbage sold over 2MW of MTS Stereo. What a waste! There had been the normal talk about them not planning to get rid of anyone but we were down to 18 from around 50. I would routinely have our Master Control Operators go to slide because the cable folks in Fl. weren't sending me a legal signal. There's only so much that a frame synchronizer can fix. Broadcasting just wasn't fun anymore. I left in June.
I did 6 solo skydives in March 87. It looks like I was just getting the cobwebs out, style sets, tracking, barrel rolls, then trying to land in the peas.
This was in the Cleveland, Oh. area.

#152869 - 04/18/06 07:39 AM Re: My Apologies-1977 Thread  
Alan Belson  Offline
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,803
Mayenne N. France
Fair-do's to us Oldslowbiles- what happened to 1947, '57 and '67?!
1947 was the year we had really bad blizzards in the UK. Pa took me to the British Legion Club [ex-armed services], to get some ale in for Christmas and had to carry me home part of the way on his shoulders, as I'd sunk up to my armpits.
Cripes, is that nearly 60 years ago already?

'57 Old School Yard. Who was that idiot?
'67 Magic year - Got a plum job as a draftsman and met Denise on a number 62 bus. She gave me her last cigarette. Wow!
Been married 36 years this month!


Wood work but can't!

#152870 - 08/21/06 10:17 AM Re: My Apologies-1977 Thread  
Kenbo  Offline
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Posts: 233
1977.. Queens silver jubilee. I was in the local brass band that played when she came to visit Stirling (14 years old)
1987.. Getting divorced from first wife

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#213047 - 03/13/14 02:30 PM Re: My Apologies-1977 Thread [Re: Trumpy]  
HotLine1  Offline

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,803
Brick, NJ USA
How about 2007, or...1997
This thread was a walk down memory lane


#213049 - 03/15/14 09:54 AM Re: My Apologies-1977 Thread [Re: Trumpy]  
Texas_Ranger  Offline
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Posts: 2,392
Vienna, Austria
87: 2 years old. In November I got a toy hoover which I found utterly unrealistic because it was battery operated. I eventually got my dad to fabricate an external wooden box that held the two D cells and a bit of flex to the hoover. Unfortunately I later cannibalised the hoover and now it's missing just about everything. A few years ago I found another similar one (different colours and labelled Siemens) but this one doesn't work either - the filter cover is missing, as are the accessories. Originally this thing came with a small box of styrofoam balls for playing cleanup.

March 1997: greatly looking forward to my second ski trip with school in late March/early April. I vividly remember that it was nearly 20C the last day of skiing and there was more mud and water than snow. One girl wearing white overalls fell into one of the mud pits smile

March 2007: started my first job on the 10th I think. Electrical planning at a largish office 25 km from Vienna with a 1-hour commute each way (by train, by car the way home would probably have been twice that or more). I left that bunch of binge-drinking workaholics (one of them regularly worked Mon-Fri 6-6, Sat-Sun 8-6, often more than that) 15 months later and went back to university. My two recurring tasks were moving switches, sockets and lights around in CAD plans and filling endless Excel spreadsheets with circuit numbers. That got old pretty quickly and due to bad eating habits I gained nearly 15 kg in that time. Mind you, I was borderline underweight before but I definitely knew I didn't want that trend to continue.

#213050 - 03/15/14 02:19 PM Re: My Apologies-1977 Thread [Re: Trumpy]  
HotLine1  Offline

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,803
Brick, NJ USA
I'll do backwards....
2017: May slow down a little....Will wait 'till then to decide. Enjoying life & work.

2007: Doing the same; got an AARP advertisement in mail,threw it in the recycle bin without opening. Enjoying life & work.

1997: EC business going good. Enjoying life & work.


#213101 - 03/21/14 10:24 AM Re: My Apologies-1977 Thread [Re: Trumpy]  
harold endean  Offline
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 2,233
Boonton, NJ
March 1977 I was driving my 1976 CJ jeep and going to work for my boss as an apprentice. I left the alarm company and started being an electrician.

#213102 - 03/21/14 03:27 PM Re: My Apologies-1977 Thread [Re: Trumpy]  
LarryC  Offline
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 781
Winchester, NH, US
March 1977: Finishing my Boy Scout project.

March 1987: Exited the US Navy after 6 years.

March 1997: Working at first job as an Electrical Engineer.

March 2007: Doing Controls work.

#213103 - 03/21/14 04:07 PM Re: My Apologies-1977 Thread [Re: Trumpy]  
gfretwell  Offline

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Posts: 9,060
67 in Cuba fixing 3 056 verifiers for IBM (support call) and considering being shanghied on the sun tender Orion in Cuba if I wanted to go to Spain. I also did some work for the branch office In Jamaica enroute.

77 midnight coordinator and 2d level support for 5 states.

87 managing 14 guys in Ft Myers, hardware support and starting to get into the "designing/building computer room" business.

97 retired from IBM, working as state electrical inspector for 5 counties.

07 doing a little consulting but mostly retired.

Now really retired.

Greg Fretwell

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