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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #11625 on: July 27, 2021, 03:06:17 AM »
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #11626 on: July 27, 2021, 04:13:13 AM »
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #11627 on: July 27, 2021, 04:14:30 AM »
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #11628 on: July 27, 2021, 04:43:34 AM »
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #11629 on: July 27, 2021, 04:44:31 AM »

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #11630 on: July 27, 2021, 05:11:08 AM »
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #11631 on: July 27, 2021, 05:12:43 AM »
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #11632 on: July 27, 2021, 05:13:24 AM »
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #11633 on: July 27, 2021, 06:44:58 AM »
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #11634 on: July 27, 2021, 11:54:19 AM »
https://i.ibb.co/TY6s10v/ahg36bsd7623e.png

Please click on the colorful link above and you will see a handsome young man's high school graduation picture.  Give him his correct first name and you will win 100 points.  If you pick a name that I have made up, you will win 25 points.  Also, for a limited time only, you might pick a name that will be worth 50 points.  I don't want to give anything away but there is more to that picture than meets the eye.  All will be explained at the conclusion of the quiz, which will take place later this afternoon, so be sure and get your picks in now.

Clarence
Edwin
Harvey
Hillard
Leonard
Norman
Omer
Rudolph
Verner
Walter


Omer

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #11635 on: July 27, 2021, 01:50:06 PM »
Harvey: 100 points
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Norman: 50 points
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Rudolph: 25 points


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Everyone wins today's quiz.  Please join me in looking up to the heavens so that we may wish Harvey a very happy 100th birthday!

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Harvey was our own @Walks_At_Night's dad!  All of those 50 pointers up there were Harvey's brothers.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #11636 on: July 27, 2021, 02:15:19 PM »
Everyone wins today's quiz.  Please join me in looking up to the heavens so that we may wish Harvey a very happy 100th birthday!

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Harvey was our own @Walks_At_Night's dad!  All of those 50 pointers up there were Harvey's brothers.

What? Really!!? Happy birthday and respect to Harvey, and also respect to @Walks_At_Night.  Cheers!

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #11637 on: July 27, 2021, 02:53:16 PM »
Harvey: 100 points
Clarence: 50 points
Edwin: 50 points
Leonard: 50 points
Norman: 50 points
Verner: 50 points
Walter: 50 points
Hillard: 25 points
Omer: 25 points
Rudolph: 25 points


@whoozit: 50 points
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@FISH: 25 points
@Mr Apnea: 25 points
@anniem: 25 points


Everyone wins today's quiz.  Please join me in looking up to the heavens so that we may wish Harvey a very happy 100th birthday!

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Harvey was our own @Walks_At_Night's dad!  All of those 50 pointers up there were Harvey's brothers.

Most excellent!

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #11638 on: July 27, 2021, 02:57:35 PM »
Harvey was our own @Walks_At_Night's dad!  All of those 50 pointers up there were Harvey's brothers.

YOUR GRANDMOTHER WAS A SEX MACHINE!

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #11639 on: July 27, 2021, 03:00:02 PM »
What? Really!!? Happy birthday and respect to Harvey, and also respect to @Walks_At_Night.  Cheers!

Yep, my Dad was born in in 1921. He was well into his 40's when I was born.

The day he started Kindergarten was the day he started work. Digging potatoes and what not for the farmer down the road after school. My Grandfather was a drunk and thus was often out of work so with 14 kids in the house, the kids had to pickup the slack. The Depression didn't help matters. They would do whatever to earn enough money for shells for the shotgun and bullets for the .22 - so dinner more often than not was what they could go out and shoot. Thus all the boys became pretty damn good shots. Uncle Clarence was the best - the Army picked up on that and Uncle C. ended up being a gunner on B-24 during the war. Dad was second to youngest - Aunt Doris was the youngest. So all the other older kids pitched in and ensured that there was enough money to allow them both to finish High School.

From there Dad ended up in it the Civil Conservation Corp way up in Northern Michigan before ending up working for a corporation whose logo you probably see everyday. He worked as a blast furnace technician and maintained and repaired them. He took a leave of absence after Pearl Harbor and joined the Navy - he had enough of working in mud and slop in the CCC's so wanted to ensure he didn't end up in the Army or Marines. He served on a Destroyer and got to see a lot of different theaters of the war. He fought Germans, Italians, Vichy French and the Japanese. Luckily for him, he spent most of the war on convoy duty - so he got to party in New York City quite a bit. As opposed, to say, my poor Uncle Ed who ended up in Burma and spent his time sweating in the jungle and getting sick constantly.

After the war he returned to his job and had a close call right after I was born when a blast furnace exploded. They weren't sure if he would be blinded for life or not but it turned out ok. He retired and enjoyed his pension for almost 30 years. He wanted to make it to age 100 but didn't quite get there but made it well into his 90's.  His life wasn't boring!

 
A big thanks to @Rikki Gins.  Thought it would a fun little addition to 100 Years Ago today.