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About misterfox


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    Retired! after 30 years in data processing/IT.

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  1. Wipe the old server with a towel....
  2. Appreciating that after 20+ years, my wife still loves me. What is wrong with her?
  3. THANK YOU! I've found them interesting, and informative. Best wishes in your future project!
  4. I'm retired, and my wife has worked from home since mid March. They have been very busy - 3 to 5 times Christmas volume all year. So financially, we're good. When the lockdown/limited hours, etc hit - I realized that boredom would be a problem. We have a really nice dinner at least once a week. And MANY movies. During the summer, our MGB was our main entertainment. Nice evenings, top down, my wife, and fun roads. A lot of driving to go 'nowhere'. ? My daughter has been at school in France - that is a bunch of different adventures, right there, but she's doing well and that's what is important We know a few folks who caught the 'rona... and recovered. But they don't recommend getting it. One friend is still dealing with it 6 months later.... Being away from folks has been a bummer. All car club events cancelled has been a bummer.... We had our first ever Thanksgiving NOT surrounded by a bunch of family and friends. We had a nice (but a bit weird) Thanksgiving on our own. First time in almost 100 years my extended family is not having our Christmas eve party. Lots of old folks. So, for me, 2020 is kind of neutral. We've enjoyed as much of our time as possible, but it has distanced a lot of friendships.
  5. Gunboat.... Keep these stories coming. I have greater respect for the shared experiences and shared sacrifices of our military men and women. THANKS!
  6. This year - Thanksgiving is me and my wife. We'll eat well and have a pleasant day together.... My 86 year old MIL isn't having anyone in her house. Period. She usually had Thanksgiving with 10 to 14 relatives and friends. I'm going to miss the big Thanksgiving meal, but you have to make the best you can from what life hands you. You all be well, and have a good Thanksgiving.
  7. Daylight savings ends this weekend.
  8. Fingers crossed. I hope they make it through this as well as possible.
  9. Sometime around 1978, I heard on late night radio an interview with a guy who wrote a book about this incident. Heroism of the firemen pulling hoses up many stories of stairs... And that the Empire State building has an internal firefighting system with several 5,000 gallon (IIRC) water tanks on different levels. I don't remember much more than that... it was about 3am and I was coming home from work....
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    O Winston Link makes a cameo appearance in the movie 'Rocket Boys'. Which is worth seeing. The boys are taking rail from an unused siding - and they hear a train coming. Thinking the siding may be active, they run up to try to stop it. As the train passes them, the engineer - O Winston Link - waves at them.
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    O. Winston Link was the photographer. He specialized in trains and night shots of trains. I believe he used a large format camera and numerous flash bulbs. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._Winston_Link ...an American photographer, best known for his black-and-white photography and sound recordings of the last days of steam locomotive railroading on the Norfolk & Western in the United States in the late 1950s.
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    Railfan... Did you take that? When? I have a picture of the Sam Laud from 1979 - slightly off topic.
  13. There was a huge Sam The Record Man store on Yonge Street in Toronto... HUGE selection. I think they had pretty much everything that had been in print. IIRC - the one part of the store was three floors, and a main floor that was huge.
  14. Why hasn't the dirt surfaced?
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