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System restore can be a godsend. lol

Really you lived in NYC and then Long Island, Peggy? Cool. the beaches out here on Long Island are still lovely but some unfortunately are crowded. I guess it is to be expected here as: class blockquote As of the 2010 census, Long Island had a population of 7,568,304,[2] making it the most populated island in any U.S. state or territory. It is also the 17th most populous island in the world, ahead of Ireland, Jamaica and the Japanese island of Hokkaidō. Its population density is 5,402 inhabitants per square mile (2,086 /km2). If it were a state, Long Island would rank 13th in population (after Virginia) and first in population density.The highways and freeways of Long Island are like parking lots on the weekends with NYC residents traveling to the island for shopping (great malls) and of course the beaches. Also, a lot of NYC residents have weekend/summer homes on the island.

Pretty much the only reason people from Long Island go into NYC is for the Broadway shows, the museums and art exhibits and of course for the nightlife oh and yea to work lol.

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I sometimes regret not keeping at least a weekly journal from the day we arrived in Manhattan aboard the Queen Mary by the way.We lived on Madison Ave. Life was totally different in NYC then. For one thing there were no computers and very few TVs. also airconditioning was called 'Refrigeration' and it was only in cinemas and some very large stores and some office buildings. In fact it was aptly named, since in the summer we would go to see any movie just to get cool. However, the air was almost freezing, and I always had to wear a sweater to be comfortable. Then when you emerged the heat would hit you like an oven and your hair would immediately go into a frizz. The best thing was that it was a very safe city even at night. You could go into Central park and listen to the band which played in a bandstand. It was a gift to the city by a family. sorry can't remember the name. I used to go down to 14th street to shop at 'S.Klein on the Square. Large store. Greenwich Village was a tourist area and really interesting.
Because modern inventions (such as Pcs and cell phones for example) were in the future, it was always great to go into any restaurant and have a wonderful meal. Many family resturants and food from many countries and it was always made right there in the kitchen. It was before all the food was frozen and sent in from New Jersey.... and the chef would only make the sauces. Tricks in all trades these days.Just a call on the cell.
New is not always better than old is it, even with computer programmes and browsers etc etc etc...
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It's not too late to start that journal, Peg! It would be a shame to not capture the wealth of experiences and knowledge you've accumulated in your lifetime. The way one of my friends does it is whenever an old memory pops into mind, she goes to the computer and writes it up. She keeps a Word document, so it's easy to just go there and add more to it. Sometimes random order can be more interesting and effective than trying to reconstruct a chronological history.
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nchristi :-)

Well my very first memory is when I was about five months old in my baby carriage so I am afraid the rest of lifetime memories would be never ending... I agree that I have had an interesting life as I look back on it. Never had time to do anything but live each day as it came so never thought much about it at the time.
Life is good all the time. Bad memories don't stay too strong which is one of the mysteries in llife I think.
It is always almost impossible to re live an old physical pain. Isn't that a good thing.
I just need a day with more than 24 hours to do justice to a journal.
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Nchristi,
You must take the blame for a further memory, and this will be the last one on this thread. I think memories don't really belong on Technical pages do they.
I include this link which I found fascinating...

British airships R100 and R101 (Interesting photos.)

I remember seeing one of these airships flying at night and it was most impressive. I was about ten I think and walking home with my cousin. she being some years older. She was not happy to hear a strange noise from over head. It was a brilliant starry night. We use to have plenty of them where I lived in a country market town in a valley with mountains all around. Easy to see even by starlight and then suddenly hear the purring noise and look up and see the stars blotted out by a huge shape overhead. A brightly lit undercabin was so interesting. The craft was flying low and I remember saying to my cousin that I wondered how they missed the Sugar Loaf mountain because they were that low. It moved quite slowly and even tho it was huge it looked very graceful. Don't know if it was the R100 pr the R101. The 101 crashed and burned in France on the way to India. That made the government stop all airship building and flying and the 100 was broken up. Such a shame because there was nothing wrong with their design. It was not the first flight by an airship. When Alcock and Brown made their first Atlantic flight in 1919 there was also a flight by an airship. Went from Scotland to New York and back. Would have been a small craft.
I always wanted to fly from then on. Airships were never really feasible unfortunately.

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Peg, thank you so much for always sharing your fascinating life experiences and memories with us! I really enjoy reading them—you have a great way of relaying these stories about your life, and I hope to hear many more things which you may want to share with us. I agree with Nchristi, it's never too late to start a journal of things you remember or want to share! emoticon
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Hi Greg and Hi nchristi. Well I am back with a memory which is also somewhat technical. Sixty years ago when we lived in New Jersey Roy and I were in a radio shop close to the second 'Two Guys from Harrison Store'. We were living near to Pompton Lakes at that time. This shop was on a Highway. Maybe Route 1 ??? Not sure.
Anway we bought a Blaupunkt table radio. It must have cost over thirty dollars I think. It was certainly something we pondered because we had very recently moved to NJ and bought a house. The budget was very restricted to say the least. It practically jumped off the top shelf into our hands. It has a lovely wooden case. It is AC. 6 watts output. It has 4 valves inside(we called them valves then. Now I think it may be tubes)
It has two jacks at the back for a recorder and a recordchanger. ? ?Had to think about record changer. don't even have records these days do we. The dial is actually a horizontal glass strip across the front with short, long and medium wave reception. It works very well. The only thing missing is a small screw type bulb just inside the front, to light up the dial. Roy would never attempt to put in a new one because it would mean taking the back off and messing with other stuff inside to get at the bulb. Doesn't seem to matter, you can still see the various lines and numbers anyway.
I just wondered if anyone here had heard of this brand or type of radio. The sound is better than the electronic sound in radios these days. I suppose it is an antique. what does that make me Horrors.

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Thanks so much for sharing that story with us, Peg! Isn't it interesting how this radio can play better quality music than some of the electronic radios and computers of today? Things can change so quickly sometimes in the tech world. Now, instead of putting TV shows or movies on DVD, sometimes they sell them online—you have to pay for what you want to watch and download it to your computer or smart phone. Who knows how things will be in just a couple of years time?
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An elderly relative (now deceased) had a set of Blaupunkt speakers that were nearly 5-feet tall and at least 2-feet wide. He was really into the quality of music. (He also lived in Pompton Lakes, NJ!)

Blaupunkt/Wikipedia
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nchristi, :-)

It's small world isn't it...

 I checked the wiki link and the picture of the Blaupunkt-Stockholm model
Is almost identical with my Paris model. I think it is not a short wave/longwave however and the 'dial'
on mine is all across the front of the case. The wooden case is really good looking and it does have the best sound.
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