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Open invitation to all who lived through or served during the cold war and can remember a world before computers.

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Comment by Dave Gettman on March 19, 2017 at 3:10pm

Went down to my buddy's house last night to celebrate Chuck's life. Couldn't really drink much because of a recent tooth extraction but thought I would have one short shot in his honor. Decided to look up what he liked to drink and have a shot of that. Found out he detested liquor, so I had a beer instead and called it good.

Comment by Harry Warner on March 19, 2017 at 2:56pm

My mother worked at the hotel at the time.  Should'a mentioned that.  

Comment by Harry Warner on March 19, 2017 at 12:49pm

Mid '50's my mother got me a job as a service elevator operator  in a hotel in Paterson, NJ.  One day there was a Rock n Roll show at the Fabian Theater, 2 doors down.  Among those appearing was Chuck Berry, also staying at the hotel.  So one day I'm  doing my ups and downs and in comes Chuck Berry with a couple others, having to use the service elevator.  At the time I'm thinking he's sneaking in to avoid his fans but years later I figured it was because he couldn't use the main elevator.  Was a sign of the times.  What the hell did I know as a young teen?

Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on March 18, 2017 at 11:11pm

Chuck Berry has passed.... old one's fading fast.

Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on March 18, 2017 at 11:11pm
Chuck Berry has passed.... old one's fading fast.
Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on March 18, 2017 at 12:17pm

Viewing the trooper laying on his bunk on main page. Just had a thought, never had a bed as good has that. I slept three years while in B-Troop on a cot that could be converted to a bunk-bed. It's what you get use to, having said that I glad those years are behind me.

Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on March 18, 2017 at 12:11pm

Reading the comment about shots in the eye. I would guess this was a treatment for the "wet" type of Macular Degeneration. My  late Mother and Wife had and have the so call dry-form of Macular Degeneration. No shots.

Comment by Dave Gettman on March 17, 2017 at 3:11pm

Yeah Wayne, it's funny how the doctors always have a rosier outlook on your health than you do.

Comment by Dave Gettman on March 17, 2017 at 3:09pm

Comment by Dave Gettman on March 17, 2017 at 3:07pm

Jim,

Wife told me her mom used to get shots in her eyes to get rid of floaters. Guess I'm keeping mine!

 

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