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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #495 on: October 19, 2018, 09:36:18 PM »
@Rikki Gins if you have any you want me to attempt to transcribe, feel free to let me know. :)
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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #496 on: October 19, 2018, 10:37:42 PM »
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I like this as much as the dreams!

Ha, yes Bart, I bet you can do some great sounds of a slot machine being played and a steak being sizzled.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #497 on: October 19, 2018, 10:41:58 PM »
In addition to his many other endeavors, Del Webb once owned the New York Yankees - purchasing them from the Jake Ruppert Estate in 1945 (the man who acquired Babe Ruth) with partners he soon bought out, and selling them to CBS in 1964.  The Yankees won the World Series 11 of those 20 years, and were on the losing end another 5.

CBS of course ran them into the ground, and they didn't go back to the post season again until 1976 in the Steinbrenner era

Thanks for the info, @PB.  Del Webb is a cool sounding name.  Bet he hobnobbed with Elvis, but I guess I could ask @Bart Ell about that.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #498 on: October 19, 2018, 10:44:34 PM »
@Rikki Gins if you have any you want me to attempt to transcribe, feel free to let me know. :)

Thank you @Spookcat, I will.  You are a great postcard transcriber!

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #499 on: October 19, 2018, 10:55:33 PM »
Thanks for the info, @PB.  Del Webb is a cool sounding name.  Bet he hobnobbed with Elvis, but I guess I could ask @Bart Ell about that.

With all those mob ties, Sinatra

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #500 on: October 19, 2018, 10:58:10 PM »
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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #501 on: October 19, 2018, 11:00:43 PM »
With all those mob ties

Mine?
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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #502 on: October 20, 2018, 02:46:26 AM »
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I like this as much as the dreams!

On it .. one of my personal obsessions is old Vegas casinos .. so I will enjoy this one :)
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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #503 on: October 20, 2018, 02:55:05 AM »
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I have always wanted to go to Las Vegas and gamble away my pitiful savings at the Mint Casino.  I was attracted to the Mint, not for it's association with money, but for the mental image I would get of those tasty peppermint patties that you can find at the checkout counters at restaurants.  I figured that if I could win a couple hundred thousand bucks gambling, I could treat myself to a steak and tip the cashier lady a couple hundred dollars and she would let me grab a handful of the mints without charging me.  But alas, the Mint isn't there anymore.  It got sold off back in the 1980s.  Too bad, because there was a steak house located near the top of the casino.

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The Mint became part of Binions.

Downtown Las Vegas is fabulous for Vegas history buffs. I enjoy my time on Fremont Street much more than on the strip. The steakhouse at Binions is still open even though the rest of the hotel is now closed, and is very well reviewed - maybe you can still get there @Rikki Gins ?

The coffee shop in Binions is where I had a first hand experience of old time gangster mafia bosses. That along with playing poker with Jackie Gaughan are my favourite memories of Vegas.
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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #504 on: October 20, 2018, 03:24:20 AM »
Slowish day at work has many benefits

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« Reply #505 on: October 20, 2018, 03:33:30 AM »
Slowish day at work has many benefits

Nice!  :D
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« Reply #506 on: October 20, 2018, 03:43:24 AM »
Slowish day at work has many benefits

Thank you @DynamoHum.  I'm glad things were slow at work because you sound great.  Did you win your poker game with Jackie?  I've never met a mobster myself, but I had a distant relative (since deceased) who had been a member of the mafia.  I can't remember which family, possibly Lucchese.  I'd have to look it up.  Thanks again.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #507 on: October 20, 2018, 03:48:27 AM »
Thank you @DynamoHum.  I'm glad things were slow at work because you sound great.  Did you win your poker game with Jackie?  I've never met a mobster myself, but I had a distant relative (since deceased) who had been a member of the mafia.  I can't remember which family, possibly Lucchese.  I'd have to look it up.  Thanks again.

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He was very shocked I knew who he was as I am British and also I don’t think a lot of the other people at the table knew who he was ... I gave his hands a wide berth at the table;) He was a gentleman, and treated like a king at the casino, even though he no longer owned it!
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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #508 on: October 20, 2018, 03:53:37 AM »
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« Reply #509 on: October 20, 2018, 03:54:44 AM »
Welcome :)

He was very shocked I knew who he was as I am British and also I don’t think a lot of the other people at the table knew who he was ... I gave his hands a wide berth at the table;) He was a gentleman, and treated like a king at the casino, even though he no longer owned it!

Fascinating!