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Oldtimers at Fiddler's Green 8 Replies

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Comment by Wayne Dixon on August 19, 2009 at 12:10pm
You know I still have over 225 old 33 records some I bought back in the 60's, still put out some beautiful music. I have a lot of the big band era and a mixture of all types of music. They sound real good, I have 4 different sets of speakers, set up so I can select the sound I want through my amplifier. I put this group together. I talked to a couple of music stores, they said people are looking around buying the old 33's and 78's again. When I stationed in Amberg I bought a grundig console, which I sold to my nephew, it is still working over48 years. I still love to listen to the old ones.
Comment by Jesse Kelley on August 19, 2009 at 11:20am
I just have to say it wont be long and CD's will be obsolete also.
And actually all ready are, with the iPod.
Plus I have 600 or more cassette tapes, that I never play anymore.
The camera chips and memory sticks are the new rave. The latest NewEgg.com ad, had a 32G stick for $39.99.
Comment by James F. Burgos on August 19, 2009 at 10:22am
Oy, such a deal !
Comment by Dave Gettman on August 19, 2009 at 9:36am
I've got a Jewish friend who rebuilds 8 track tapes. The guy is so cheap he doesn't own a garbage can! His weekly garbage, which would fit inside a softball, is always tossed in somebody else's can.
Comment by James F. Burgos on August 19, 2009 at 9:16am
Say Dennis, what do you do when the tapes wear out? As we used to say back in the day : far out, man. I guess it is like phonograph records. Once I couldn't buy replacement needles, my album collection became junk. I had some good ones too. I am slowly rebuilding the collection with CD's through Amazon.com. They have a WIDE selection. Remember all of the stereo systems we bought at AFEES and had shipped home ? If we only knew.
Comment by Dave Gettman on August 18, 2009 at 7:32pm
I read the stats, and AARP looses an average of 300,000 members a month. The 60,000 stated specifically that they were leaving because of the healthcare deal. But while they loose 300,000 active members a month, they get 400,000 new members every month.
Comment by Dennis Wayne Williams on August 18, 2009 at 7:30pm
i still a working 8 track player
Comment by Robert D King on August 18, 2009 at 7:06pm
By selling out the way it looks AARP has done...they have commited suiside. Some one should loan the senior management a sord so they can jump on it!
Comment by Mike Kultgen on August 18, 2009 at 7:02pm
I heard on a local talk radio show today that the AARP has lost almost 60,000 members since July because of their endorsement of the medical bill. Members are cutting up their cards and sending them back.
Comment by Dave Gettman on August 18, 2009 at 2:10pm
I've got about twenty e-mails this morning about AARP. They sure have a lot of folks upset.

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Colonels of the Regiment

8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888



This was the third design of the 2d Cavalry DUI, worn from 1924-1931. The sharp points on the ends of the bottom scroll again called for a redesign.


Machine Gun Troop, 2d Cavalry; Adjutant General.

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