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13 hours ago, hobot said:

 

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I wanna be a “Plaid Stallion” in my eye-catching hounds-tooth corduroys.

Said no-one. Ever.

Mind you, it would juvenilely anarchic to turn up at somewhere like Cowes Week with a boat of that name. And matching crew gear. And sails.

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13 hours ago, hobot said:

 

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I wanna be a “Plaid Stallion” in my eye-catching hounds-tooth corduroys.

Said no-one. Ever.

Mind you, it would juvenilely anarchic to turn up at somewhere like Cowes Week with a boat of that name. And matching crew gear. And sails.

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4 minutes ago, hobot said:

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I bought a '69 SS 396 Chevelle for cheap because those linkage thingies were not adjusted correctly, no reverse.  A little quality time on my back in gravel under a half jacked up car and I had a gem.

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14 minutes ago, Point Break said:

PSA 182 non stop to North Park. Went to that.....along with nearly everyone on duty in San Diego County that day. Nothing to do when we got there.

Just like in the Cerritos event.....just another normal day in the North Park neighborhood.

 

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6 hours ago, hobot said:

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You are in your French Car Period Hobot!!!

 

Citroën Méhari: a 2 seats open car, built on the basis of the iconic Citroën 2CV. They are loved by their owner and the body lasts forever: it is abs plastic...

 

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'64 or so Pops had a black Dauphine as a commuter car, he swapped it out for a TR-4. He was into Jazz, Bongo drums and other weird stuff!

Strange choices for an Aeronautical Engineer.

 

 

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12 hours ago, hobot said:

Just like in the Cerritos event.....just another normal day in the North Park neighborhood.

 

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Happy to have missed the Cerritos event. One of those is enough. Oddly, I left the department in San Diego county I started at and made my way north to a much larger department in between those two events. Fortunately I was off duty for Aero Mexico (and I didn’t work in that region anyway). Whew…..

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54 minutes ago, warbird said:

How many people ignored the bill/selections after the first shipment?

how many subscribed under different names or variations of the same address.  just to get more of the penny deals...  copmuters are too smart nowadays to let that happen..

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The "expand" key sure makes it look that way dunnit?   Yes, the dirigible, not our sunbather with the granny head scarf.

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bottom half looks like the Delta Variant..

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Skinny yes, but over the years she appeared fairly down to earth and well grounded.

After the Germans invaded the Netherlands in 1940, Audrey Hepburn used the name Edda van Heemstra, because an "English-sounding" name was considered dangerous during the German occupation. Her family was profoundly affected by the occupation, with Hepburn later stating that "had we known that we were going to be occupied for five years, we might have all shot ourselves. We thought it might be over next week… six months… next year… that's how we got through". In 1942, her uncle, Otto van Limburg Stirum (husband of her mother's older sister, Miesje), was executed in retaliation for an act of sabotage by the resistance movement; while he had not been involved in the act, he was targeted due to his family's prominence in Dutch society. Hepburn's half-brother Ian was deported to Berlin to work in a German labor camp, and her other half-brother Alex went into hiding to avoid the same fate.

"We saw young men put against the wall and shot, and they'd close the street and then open it, and you could pass by again... Don't discount anything awful you hear or read about the Nazis. It's worse than you could ever imagine."

—Hepburn on the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands

After her uncle's death, Hepburn, Ella and Miesje left Arnhem to live with her grandfather, Baron Aarnoud van Heemstra, in nearby Velp. Around that time Hepburn performed silent dance performances to raise money for the Dutch resistance effort. It was long believed that she participated in the Dutch resistance itself, but in 2016 the Airborne Museum 'Hartenstein' reported that after extensive research it had not found any evidence of such activities. However, a 2019 book by author Robert Matzen provided evidence that she had supported the resistance by giving "underground concerts" to raise money, delivering the underground newspaper, and taking messages and food to downed Allied flyers hiding in the woodlands north of Velp. She also volunteered at a hospital that was the center of resistance activities in Velp, and her family temporarily hid a paratrooper in their home during the Battle of Arnhem. In addition to other traumatic events, she witnessed the transportation of Dutch Jews to concentration camps, later stating that "more than once I was at the station seeing trainloads of Jews being transported, seeing all these faces over the top of the wagon. I remember, very sharply, one little boy standing with his parents on the platform, very pale, very blond, wearing a coat that was much too big for him, and he stepped on the train. I was a child observing a child."

After the Allied landing on D-Day, living conditions grew worse, and Arnhem was subsequently heavily damaged during Operation Market Garden. During the Dutch famine that followed in the winter of 1944, the Germans blocked the resupply routes of the Dutch people's already limited food and fuel supplies as retaliation for railway strikes that were held to hinder German occupation. Like others, Hepburn's family resorted to making flour out of tulip bulbs to bake cakes and biscuits; she developed acute anaemia, respiratory problems and oedema as a result of malnutrition. The Van Heemstra family was also seriously financially affected by the occupation, during which many of their properties, including their principal estate in Arnhem, were badly damaged or destroyed.

 

 

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