Times They Be Deteriorating

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  1. Frank Sanoica

    Frank Sanoica Very Well-Known Member
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    My friends, followers (damned few), compatriots (not sure what it means), and all others mired down here with me, I must thank fervently. Seems time is "catching up". Nothing to be alarmed about (I think). My composure has been slipping recently. Someone recently wondered (@Patsy Faye, maybe ) what the hell I meant.

    Even I don't know. Everyday things are, for me, taking on new relevance, producing result previously unencountered, imponderables undecipherable even to myself. It has been a long, hard grind, often
    provoking great pain, often providing great satisfaction. At this point in time, rather than peer into the ending tunnel seeking bright lights, I am choosing rather to whisk brightened previous image.

    Things, they be a'changing, no doubt.

    Briefly watching some long-lost game show my wife was engrossed in, I recognized Gene Rayburn from years past. I had no idea of the time-perspective. This uncertainty led me to want to ask my friends here:

    As you watch and enjoy T-V show presentations from the past, do you, like me, experience brief episodes of recollection which suggest, for example, the Wheel of Fortune contestant greatly resembles Liberace?

    If you do, ya think we've seen so danged many faces over the years, that some MUST look similar? Frank
     
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    I did a thread on the subject of faces - because when you think of it, we must have 'doubles'
    I've seen two people on TV that looked very much like meself
    With so many people in this world, there has to be at least two faces that are identical and with all the plastic surgery
    going on - there will be more ! :p
    Good to see you in an upbeat mood Frank :)
     
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    Oh ! When I watch old programmes which I do frequently - I do have recollections, just as we do with music
    and its great !
     
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    Don't necessarily think "times are deteriorating", just changing for both the good and bad. Sometimes older folks, like us on this forum, have an extremely hard time seeing what life is like today. As for me, I really, and I do mean REALLY, wish there were computers back when I was in the Navy. I remember the first Stockroom (electronic/computer parts) that I worked in from 1982 thru 1986. No computer for inventory or for looking up parts. Didn't realize just how much I would like using one until 1989, when I had one in a stockroom where I worked as a Stockroom Supervisor.

    As far as tv goes, I watch, almost on a daily basis, a network called MeTV aka "Memorable TV". The old Gunsmoke and Rifleman shows are on there.

    When my wife was an "Extra" in movies, and was in a movie with John Travolta, she told me that John Travolta's "double" actually looks better than he does. There are a number of actors that have a "double" that look darn near like them. When I was in Square Dancing, there was a lady that resembled Loretta Lynn so much, she was actually approached by some folks at a hotel/casino in Reno, where her and her husband were staying, asking for her autograph. When they realized she wasn't Loretta Lynn, they apologized and left.
     
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    Gosh, @Frank Sanoica , I'm going to have to ponder on that a while before I reply.
     
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    @Shirley Martin

    The "ponder window" time limit is set at 24 hours, Shirl..........
    Frank
     
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    Frank, does that mean....."speak or forever hold your peace?" LOL
     
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    Nah, that just means that @Frank Sanoica takes an impish delight in setting deadlines. But what he doesn't know is that I'm old and tend to ignore deadlines. I might have my reply ready in another 24 hours..... or maybe not. :D
     
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    This nonsensical OP finally "hit home": it got moved to another forum. There I expect that rather than garner new interest, it may quietly die.
    Frank
     
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    I was just wanting to leave the announcements category for announcements. It should live or die here as well as anywhere else.
     
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    Die?!?!? Nevah!!!! As God is my witness, it will nevah die again!
     
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    @Shirley Martin
    Then, Ma'am, do what you must to resurrect and keep it alive. I would be remiss to act in deference to a blurb I myself had begun.
    Frank
     
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    Many a time, I sit and ponder
    And as I ponder, I often wonder

    What the h3ll is @Frank Sanoica talking about?????:D
     
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    COULD BE ABOUT HIS NEW BATTERY CHARGER ???
     
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    Whatever changes we notices I suspect many of us are changing too. Or comparing now to sometime past, maybe not. I've not noticed any one that looked like anyone from some past aspect of my doings or viewings. I have never seen anyone who resembles me, but have been told by others, they have. If so, I feel for the poor soul. I almost said 'poor devil' but thought better.But surely there's not two so ugly.
     
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    Sounds like your all taking a few nipps from something other than the cook'en sherry :)
     
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    Well I confess. I did take a nip or two. I cut up a large peach into small bite size bites, poured a bit of half & half over the peaches, and called it supper. Was completely out of white lightning.
     
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    I heartily recommend ;
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    @Jeff Tracy
    In my late teens, the group I hung with, Russ, Ted, Charlie, all still in high school, Russ & Ted being younger, I was about 17 or 18, were into imbibing in our basement. Our favorite purchase was Cobbs Creek Whiskey, at $3.49 a fifth, best bang for the buck. The local liquor house, Foremost Liquors, wouldn't sell to me, not 21, but unquestionably sold to Russ, never even "carding" him. He rode that as being quite the dapper tripper! Now & then, we'd bribe a destitute out on the sidewalk to buy for us; the clerks saw this through the big plate glass window, but sold to the guy unquestioningly.



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    Rotgut at it's finest, note: "Cobbs Creek whiskey was once a pretty bottom rail product of the Continental Distilling Company, a subsidiary of the Publicker alcohol and chemical company. Publicker and Continental were located on Delaware Avenue–Publicker just north of the Walt Whitman bridge and Continental close to Pier 70. There’s a bit of dissonance in the image of a slow-sipping southern gentleman pulling on a bit of well-aged cask conditioned whiskey and the way the product was really generated. As this excellent site points out, both Continental and Publicker were massive industries churning out humongous quantities of alcohols, solvents and, oh yes, environmental contamination. Throughout the 1980s as Publicker slowly crumbled, the riverside site became a veritable horror shop of exploding tanks, fires, oozing barrels and tanks–sometimes causing human casualties. A fire in 1987 essentially ended production and the site was consigned to the Superfund list.

    Russ was known to brag, he could "chug" anything, in any amount, at any time, sober or lubricated, but "lost it" polishing a half-bottle of Tequila, a feat which quickly drove him to the large trash can at the other end of the basement, where he quickly dispelled his intake. My wife heard it from upstairs (this happening a few years hence), and threw him out of the house! Here is a remarkably close image of him reminiscent of those days:

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    Moderation is essential ;
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    Thanks to photography copyright ©2006 by John Lipman. All rights reserved.
     
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    @Jeff Tracy
    I had no idea back then, ~ 1960, '61, that our cheap purchases were based upon a dubious producer. WTH do 18 year olds know, anyway? Quite a history you have dug up, thank you.

    The other history, that of our shenanigans, is cloaked in humor, rather. For the record, Russ' parents blamed me for contributing to his drinking (not really true), inasmuch as I left Chicago in 1972, and had no contact with him until just recently, about 4 years ago, I learned Russ had done quite well for himself, remaining in the Chicago area all those years, having become a successful real estate broker. Evidently, he married happily, had kids, and grandkids, and gave up the lurid lifestyle many years ago. Frank
     
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    All is explained in this ancient Tome ;
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    NEVERMORE
     
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