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My Apologies-1977 Thread #152837
02/28/06 11:25 AM
02/28/06 11:25 AM
Trumpy  Offline
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,260
SI,New Zealand
This thread is Off-Topic

Sorry guys,
I was taking out a couple of my rantings the other night and I should have done it with a bit more sleep under my belt.
Anyway I ended up deleting the whole thing.
But to start a new one, what were you doing on the 1st of March 1977?.

Go ahead guys, at my expense:

[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 03-15-2006).]

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Re: My Apologies-1977 Thread #152838
02/28/06 01:44 PM
02/28/06 01:44 PM
George Corron  Offline
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 717
Lorton, Va USA
March 1st, 1977

I was still pushing a service truck around Washington, D.C. Lotsa GSA (General Services Administration - a Federal gummint entity for you folks across the pond), private commercial, restaurant type work etc. BORING!!!

'Course, I WAS the only 7 year old service truck driver in the District. [Linked Image]

I could still do two things I can't seem to do now....... 1) See my feet without bending over and 2) Comb my hair. I can't seem to remember if I miss either of those now!! [Linked Image]

Re: My Apologies-1977 Thread #152839
03/02/06 10:25 AM
03/02/06 10:25 AM
PCBelarge  Offline
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 681
Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA
I was in college at Syracuse NY. I lived in an old house that was fraternity owned, but I was not a "brother". March 1st we might have been at a basketball game. We had more snow than you can shake a stick at that winter - oh yeah - winter ends in April in Syracuse. I was a Landscape Architect student and I graduated in '78.

[This message has been edited by PCBelarge (edited 03-02-2006).]

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Re: My Apologies-1977 Thread #152840
03/03/06 12:47 AM
03/03/06 12:47 AM
golf junkie  Offline
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 507
York, NE
"A" school, Great Lakes Naval Training Center, North Chicago, IL. What a pit that place was.

Re: My Apologies-1977 Thread #152841
03/03/06 09:23 AM
03/03/06 09:23 AM
Trumpy  Offline
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,260
SI,New Zealand
Sorry Guys,
What started this all off was my whinings about in 1977, I was going to a movie with my mother and my Auntie and happened to come across a guy that had come off his motorbike.
I'll never forget that day, the Bee Gees singing "Stayin' Alive", How ironic.
The guy died at the scene, but that made me want to be a Fireman.
Since I took up Fire-fighting I've attended 997 calls and while that's nothing to be proud of I suppose, I suppose I have helped the odd person.
But, 1977 was a good year wasn't it?!.
I was 7 years old.
How on earth did things get so out of order since??.
Mind you we had the 80's, which didn't help.

Re: My Apologies-1977 Thread #152842
03/03/06 09:33 AM
03/03/06 09:33 AM
Trumpy  Offline
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,260
SI,New Zealand
Course, I WAS the only 7 year old service truck driver in the District.

Is there a Mafia link in there?.
You never have told us who you really are.
[Linked Image]

Re: My Apologies-1977 Thread #152843
03/03/06 02:34 PM
03/03/06 02:34 PM
SvenNYC  Offline
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,691
New York City
Uhhh....I was two years old? [Linked Image]

Re: My Apologies-1977 Thread #152844
03/03/06 03:12 PM
03/03/06 03:12 PM
Alan Belson  Offline
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,803
Mayenne N. France
'77? Transferred to a new unit. One of the clerical officers, let's call her Mrs E., took exception to an Englishman daring to work in "Welsh-Wales" and just loved to reject, ( with an oily grin ), every expenses claim, housing claim, hotel claim, travel claim, fuel chitty etc. that I made, with nitpicky errors, "wrong color biro", " need 4 copies", " no photocopies allowed", Wrong form, (you want a MO156A) ", "The wrong co-signee", "Too late for this month", "Not entitled to that." etc. etc.
I called her 'Heart of Glass' from Blondie's hit of around that time.
Then, we got a new English Director.
She promptly failed one of his expense forms for a taxi when his limo broke down on the way back from London one wet night, on the basis there was a bus service available! The next day she was transferred to a remote building at the back of site as a clerk in a cardboard-packaging recycling shed! LOL!

Was singing this for weeks after!

"Once had a love and it was a gas,
Soon turned out to be a PITA,
Seemed like a good thing, only to find,
Mucho mistrust, loves gone behind!"


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Re: My Apologies-1977 Thread #152845
03/03/06 11:12 PM
03/03/06 11:12 PM
JoeTestingEngr  Offline
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 806
Chicago, Il.
'77: Senior year of high school. I was doing electrical work after school and on weekends. No clue on what I might've been doing that day though. I can tell you for sure that I did 2 solo skydives from 9500'AGL on March 8,87 but only because I have logbook entries for them. If I wrote down my activities in 77, it would've been on either a Star Trek, M.C. Escher or Tolkien Calendar.

Re: My Apologies-1977 Thread #152846
03/03/06 11:21 PM
03/03/06 11:21 PM
macmikeman  Offline
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 717
Honolulu, Hawaii
March 1977 - Enjoying my 8th month of living on Oahu's North Shore. Surfing every day. Still here. I have had me a good life. Thank you God.

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