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18 hours ago, warbird said:

See the source image We carpooled to mammoth mountain with a one legged skier and your pics reminded of the weekend.  Dave was not put out by being mono legged.  He saved 50% on boots and a pair of skis lasted him twice as long. He never crossed tips.  He always went to the front of the lift line. Dave had a most positive attitude that washed overall who knew him.  We caught him only once on that weekend as a group and all posed for a group club picture on a slope .  As we took pics (35 mm film days) an ankle biter plowed through our group on the slope ending up near Dave down hill in a settling cloud of powder.  Dave regained his footing as the ankle biter looked up and Dave exclaimed "Look what you did to my foot"....

Had a relative (2nd uncle or so by marriage)  He was an avid skier who lost his leg to cancer back in the 60's.  The story we got at the time was he was one of the pioneers of amputee skiing in the Sierras.  

I haven't thought about him for a number of years.

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thank you for the greetings, things are still pretty wonky trying to do this so just bear with me and My energy level is low but I know this is good to bring my brain back online so I'll keep posting

Thanks Nimbus. The whole reset of the SA website where all the pages were wiped clean really had me at a low point. The last six months of it's life I had been just stomping on the gas pedal tryi

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Apologies to all.

There's no post count number first of all so I lost my way. I do have some proper black and white vintage glamour pictures on my phone but there's so many pictures I couldn't spend through and find them.

When I get back home then I have my laptop there's a specific folder I have the full of the proper picture for the top of the page.

Color pics or for Sol's thread.

Posting these pics off of my phone is difficult at best and there's no delete button that I could find so doing the best we can with what we have.

 

 

 

 

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Not to worry, that's just start-up glitch stuff.  Pales in comparison to---

---the subject matter.  You haven't lost a thing off your fastball,

or curve..

or slider.

 

Welcome back, it's just a good feeling for us, hope you're feeling it too.

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1 hour ago, hobot said:

Apologies to all.

There's no post count number first of all so I lost my way. I do have some proper black and white vintage glamour pictures on my phone but there's so many pictures I couldn't spend through and find them.

When I get back home then I have my laptop there's a specific folder I have the full of the proper picture for the top of the page.

Color pics or for Sol's thread.

Posting these pics off of my phone is difficult at best and there's no delete button that I could find so doing the best we can with what we have.

 

 

 

 

Heck man - there are no f! rules here - this is anar f! chy!

You dont need to apologize for anything.

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Welcome back.  I really missed this thread and am so happy it's creater and Shepard has returned.  Continued recovery and good heath to you.  Now back to going down the rabbit hole.  If this makes no sense blame the shit load of single malt I drank at my mothers 100th birthday.

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4 hours ago, hobot said:

Apologies to all.

There's no post count number first of all so I lost my way. I do have some proper black and white vintage glamour pictures on my phone but there's so many pictures I couldn't spend through and find them.

When I get back home then I have my laptop there's a specific folder I have the full of the proper picture for the top of the page.

Color pics or for Sol's thread.

Posting these pics off of my phone is difficult at best and there's no delete button that I could find so doing the best we can with what we have.

 

 

 

 

Hobs, the last thing you need to do is apologize for any of you work here. Truthfully, the body of work is OK without the body of work sometimes. 

 

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10 hours ago, Point Break said:

In 1974 my USN ship was in Kure Japan for a few days and liberty was generous (3 section) so a buddy of mine and I decided to visit Hiroshima. We had to take the train  to get there and since civies were not allowed in those days, we were in undress whites. The train made many stops along the way as it was sort of a commuter train.  So just the two of us in the train station looking confused (because we were) about how to get to Hiroshima when all the signs were in Japanese. Finally a conductor who spoke okay english asked if he could help. We explained our destination and he nodded, marched us onto the train and announced in Japanese to the assembled passengers where we were headed and they should advise us when it was time to get off. Each stop we'd look around and the group would shake their heads no and motion for us to stay seated. Finally we pulled into a stop and were advised with gestures and nodding that we had arrived. We get off the train after profusely thanking our guides and now stood at a taxi stand with a similar language barrier. Finally my buddy made an explosion sound and gestured with his hands an explosion. The driver smiled, nodded and took us directly to the Peace Park and Museum at Ground Zero. All I can say is it was stunning. The stark dome, the "shadows" of people vaporized by the blast, the museum. We finished the visit playing frisbee in the park and fountain with a bunch of kids much to their parents amusement. On the train ride back we were approached by a middle aged man who spoke pretty good English. Turned out he was a professor or teacher of some sort at a local university and wanted to try out his english. At the end of the ride back in Kure he got off as well and invited us to dinner in his home. We accepted and had a wonderful evening almost missing expiration of liberty hours back on board.

An experience I will never forget.

PB  Which chapter in the book will this be in. -  or do I need to compile the vignettes on my own?

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8 hours ago, Bugsy said:

OK, so you may me look it up (dang this random pic thread and its endless rabbit holes!).  

Hobart, Tasmania is at about -42 deg latitude.   The northern California border and Boston are both at about +42 deg latitude.  

I have never seen northern lights (other than just a faint flow on the horizon) at less than about 50 deg latitude.  

I saw the northern lights ~30 yrs ago from here in TX. Kinda freaked me out as I didn't know what it was at first. Finally called a weather guy in San Antonio and he confirmed that I wasn't crazy, he had other reports of the same.

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2 hours ago, chester said:

VINTAGE scantily Clad beauties!

So Monique St. Pierre who posed 43 years ago, who'll be 68 in November isn't vintage enough for you? 

...or should they be deceased or just on the verge of kicking the bucket to qualify as vintage.

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5 hours ago, hobot said:

Apologies to all.

There's no post count number first of all so I lost my way. I do have some proper black and white vintage glamour pictures on my phone but there's so many pictures I couldn't spend through and find them.

When I get back home then I have my laptop there's a specific folder I have the full of the proper picture for the top of the page.

Color pics or for Sol's thread.

Posting these pics off of my phone is difficult at best and there's no delete button that I could find so doing the best we can with what we have.

No apologies needed.  Glad you're back.

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43 minutes ago, boomer said:

So Monique St. Pierre who posed 43 years ago, who'll be 68 in November isn't vintage enough for you? 

...or should they be deceased or just on the verge of kicking the bucket to qualify as vintage.

New page, no rules, just trying to follow The example set before and I can't even do that because I don't see a page count and you can't delete posts anymore to back things up so... 

:)

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7 hours ago, justsomeguy! said:
8 hours ago, hobot said:

a specific folder I have the full of the proper picture for the top of the page.

You old horn-dog, you.

I call it my sock drawer.

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Hey Hobot - welcome back.

When you get back to your laptop, it would be good if the images you upload are at a higher definition / slightly larger size. Allow you to really blow up the picture and see the details. The current ones are good, but sometimes you want more.

I know that some people are bandwidth constrained, so not too large - just a bit larger.

Really enjoy the pics.

 

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On 5/13/2021 at 4:24 AM, Snaggletooth said:

 

Enpire State Buildeng, B25 into 78th & 80th floores, 1945.                             :)

Amazing hey, the building is still there!

Go the BOT!

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I go out sailing for a few days, and look what happened meanwhile! Truly a sight for sore eyes! Very glad to see you’re doing well enough to post again. Hope you’ll make a full recovery soon!

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21 hours ago, hobot said:

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One of my all time favorite movies! Almost as funny as Arsenic and Old Lace. Frankly I think Cary grant was Even better opposite Catherine Hepburn than Spencer Tracy. To be fair though, I think Grant is way underrated as an actor since so much of his work was in comedies.

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On 5/13/2021 at 10:44 AM, boomer said:

The one legged skier had great attitude and sense of humor - which is an asset for amps, who wish to maintain an active lifestyle or just got on with life as an amputee.

German prosthetic manufacturer Ottbock along with making waterproof micro-processor Genium X3 knees for sailing, windsurfing, kite-boarding and other watersports - came out with a mechanical hydraulic assisted knee ProCarve  for snowboarding , skiing, water-skiing & wakeboarding about eight years ago. The benefits of this besides snowboarding and skiing with both legs, one isn't stressing a singular hip socket.

 

A friend dropped by tonight. He grabbed is right leg from the passenger foot well, slipped it on and walked down to the "light house basement bar":lol:

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Flabob's looking pretty upscale here! My buddy used to keep his aged Citabrea and a single engine Cessna there back when it was barely more than a dirt strip and a hanger with a bunch of grungy old airplane freaks hanging around.

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13 hours ago, warbird said:

A friend dropped by tonight. He grabbed is right leg from the passenger foot well, slipped it on and walked down to the "light house basement bar":lol:

 

Full explanation at 17:22

 

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3 hours ago, justsomeguy! said:

 

In the absence of PC#s, perhaps just pepper them randomly hither and yon, to add to the surprise and pleasure factor.  It is after all the Random Pic thread.  No need to be bound by outdated conventions.

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2 minutes ago, El Mariachi said:

Even I can't f'ng keep up......

 

And you'd better have decent internet speed when the page post count goes above 50-60.

The machine is back.

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I'm doing all these postings using my phone and it's a bit of a workout for me still, I actually ran out of steam and had to quit.

I wish I knew what the post count was.

 

 

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