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Robert Thomas

 

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Post  Posted 28 Jul 2020 11:54 am    
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I thought growing older would take longer!
When I was a kid I wanted to be older... this crap is not what I expected.
My body is a temple, ancient and crumbling, probably cursed or haunted.
But, I can still smile,also called, "grin and bear it".
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Jim Fogle


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Post  Posted 28 Jul 2020 1:42 pm    
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Life is funny.

As a preteen I would occasionally spend a hot summer day in an oak tree, settled in with a canteen of water, a nine transistor AM radio and a science fiction book borrowed from the library. If I brought some snacks our pet raccoon would climb the tree, sit in my lap and scratch it's belly or take a nap.

During the winter it was school and come home to watch Steve Reeves play Superman or Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels in the Lone Ranger. It was also fun to check out what show the Mickey Mouse Club was going to feature; Spin and Marty, Leslie Nelson as the Revolutionary war leader, Francis Marion (the Swamp Fox), or Davey Crockett.

I got pretty good with a Duncan yo-yo too! I would gather the remnants of four or five bicycle frames and assemble one that worked. Hopefully the coaster brake would work but if not I'd just drag my feet.

Before my brothers and I were born my parents along with some relatives and friends had a successful regional band in the Washington, DC, Richmond, VA, and Baltimore, MD clubs along with movie theaters and radio stations. My elder brother became part of the act when he was old enough to walk and talk. I guess that's when he caught the performance fever.

When my parents moved to South Carolina they continued to play night clubs or military clubs on Friday and Saturday nights but health issues changed the focus from music to daytime work to acquire health benefits.

None the less our parents knew a lot of country music musicians and performers. It was not at all unusual for a tour bus to be parked on the street in front of our house and a jam session going on in our living room. Ernest Tubb, Billy Grammer, Clyde Moody, the Collins Kids are just some of the visitors I can think of off the top of my head.

Those were magical times. Sorry for the rambling.
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Ian Rae


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Post  Posted 28 Jul 2020 1:43 pm    
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That does sound magical, Jim.

Does anyone actually look forward to being old?
No - so it can't be a disappointment when it happens.
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Larry Carlson


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Post  Posted 28 Jul 2020 1:56 pm    
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Getting old beats the alternative.
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Charlie McDonald


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Post  Posted 29 Jul 2020 12:17 am    
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A friend, visiting us in Santa Fe, said "What's all this about 'new age?' I'm interested in old age!"
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Jim Fogle


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Post  Posted 29 Jul 2020 6:11 am    
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Getting old has it's benefits. I enjoy being able to follow my interests instead of focusing on making a living.

I've always had an interest in audio production but never had the time, space or money to learn about it. Now is a golden time for audio production. Hardware is being emulated in software, full featured DAWs are available for free or at low cost, computers offer incredible performance at an affordable price and video tutorials are available for free or at low cost.

I don't play any instrument well but with Band-in-a-Box or by using song construction kits or loops I can explore every facet of audio production.

If this is my golden years, I'll take it.
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Bob Womack


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Post  Posted 29 Jul 2020 6:30 am    
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The maturity, the experience, the mellowness and contentment of a long-term marriage, all make it worth it.

Bob
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Lee Baucum


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McAllen, Texas (Extreme South) The Final Frontier
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2020 9:35 am    
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Nice memories, Jim!

When you are 6 or 8 years old, summer seems almost endless. The previous school year is just a vague memory.

My summertime reading was the series of Hardy Boys books. Our old library had a bunch of them, perhaps all of them. I know I read all they had.

Lee
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Don R Brown


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Post  Posted 29 Jul 2020 2:07 pm    
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Jim Fogle wrote:

During the winter it was school and come home to watch Steve Reeves play Superman


That would be George Reeves. And yes, that and Lone Ranger were a couple of my favorites.
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Craig Stock


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Westfield, NJ USA
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2020 3:00 pm    
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Just yesterday I was thinking to myself about a large garden I had planted in front of commercial building that I can't wait to see it next year after a year's growth.

And then I thought, life goes by too fast and why wish for time to go by, I can wait and enjoy life as slowly as possible!
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Charlie McDonald


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Post  Posted 30 Jul 2020 12:52 am    
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Well put, Craig.
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Scott Duckworth


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Post  Posted 30 Jul 2020 3:40 am    
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My body is a temple, ancient and crumbling, probably cursed or haunted.
But, I can still smile,also called, "grin and bear it".


I resemble that remark...
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Jim Fogle


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Post  Posted 31 Jul 2020 2:29 pm    
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Don R Brown wrote:
Jim Fogle wrote:

During the winter it was school and come home to watch Steve Reeves play Superman


That would be George Reeves. And yes, that and Lone Ranger were a couple of my favorites.
Yep Don. As soon as I read your response I knew you are correct. Thank you for correcting my error.

I was traumatized by George Reeve's sudden death and the controversy surrounding his death. George played Superman for five years, that's a long time and led to him being typecast. That can be a heavy burden for any actor to carry. Excellent overview here: https://www.biography.com/actor/george-reeves
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Don R Brown


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Post  Posted 31 Jul 2020 3:42 pm    
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Interesting link, Jim. I had always heard that he committed suicide, but was unaware of the speculation it might have been murder. Sad and tragic either way. RIP Mr. Reeves. Sad
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Godfrey Arthur


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Post  Posted 31 Jul 2020 8:49 pm    
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The SuperReeves.


Sad they were Super on the screen not so superman in real life.




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Don R Brown


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Post  Posted 1 Aug 2020 4:06 am    
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ROFL, bullets zinging by and the woman is peering around Superman to see the shooter.

And Superman would stand there and let the bullets bounce off his chest. But when the pistol was empty and the bad guy threw it at him, Superman would duck out of the way. Laughing
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