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Re: Fifty-Plus Club for SteamGeezers
« Reply #150 on: July 18, 2011, 05:24:26 am »
Made it into NM safly as I  mentioned elswere,only dear i saw was in daylight at the Texas/NM line.2100 miles in 50 hours from start time,not to bad especialy when you figure in 12 hours sleep, two sit down meals and four hours lost to replacing a wheel bearing set. :).  the only thing is the darn gas prices are climbing again. i hope i will have the cash to make it back to Md.                                      travelling Miles
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Re: Fifty-Plus Club for SteamGeezers
« Reply #151 on: July 18, 2011, 03:05:04 pm »
It's crazy!

It's been a few years since I did that drive,
but I remember (I-40 fm GA to CA)
it was late night that the deer came up to the road.

Particularly around the Gallup, NM area.

Glad you made it!

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Re: Fifty-Plus Club for SteamGeezers
« Reply #152 on: July 18, 2011, 06:42:01 pm »
Made it into NM safly as I  mentioned elswere,only dear i saw was in daylight at the Texas/NM line.2100 miles in 50 hours from start time,not to bad especialy when you figure in 12 hours sleep, two sit down meals and four hours lost to replacing a wheel bearing set. :).  the only thing is the darn gas prices are climbing again. i hope i will have the cash to make it back to Md.                                      travelling Miles

Miles, stop by Houston This weekend if it's not too far out of the way, for the Bayou City Oldtime Music Festival (July 21-23) (plug, plug, plug  :D).

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http://bayoucitymusicfest.com/
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Re: Fifty-Plus Club for SteamGeezers
« Reply #153 on: July 19, 2011, 12:19:12 am »
Sorry man, but I promised a old buddy that i would stop off in Denver,then i will be hopping I-70 and running east,til i run out of I-70 at Baltimore then it's up I 95 to Aberdeen . depending on fuel costs ,may run up to Cleaveland Ohio to see my mom's family. still have to finish 7 more items on the "Honey Do" list,before i leave,just wish it would rain a decent amount here,  one drop every twelve inches does not a rainstorm make.        Miles (the parched) Martin

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Re: Fifty-Plus Club for SteamGeezers
« Reply #154 on: July 31, 2011, 09:38:22 pm »
Completed the honey do list last Saturday am,then went to a BBQ got to see most of my SCA household,Pulled out Sunday at 4pm for the run to Denver got in at midnight stayed a day then hit the road on Tuesday at 3pm,at Wednesday at 10:30pm i was50 miles from the Ohio.V. line and called it a night slept nine hours got up and drove on into Aberdeen,Md arriving at 6:30 (massed Idiot attack on the beltway around Baltimore delayed me by three hours). good run overall                   only saw three deer on the whole trip and one of those was in down town Raton ,MN. funny how that goes                            Miles (the well traveled Sailor)Martin 

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Re: Fifty-Plus Club for SteamGeezers
« Reply #155 on: July 31, 2011, 10:24:36 pm »
 only saw three deer on the whole trip and one of those was in down town Raton ,NM. funny how that goes                            Miles (the well traveled Sailor)Martin 

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Re: Fifty-Plus Club for SteamGeezers
« Reply #156 on: August 01, 2011, 01:11:40 am »
I've driven through it in the middle of a snow storm once ,onetime  i chased one moving south,the stretch of I-25 from there down to Las Ve3gas,NM is really pretty after a snowstorm on a fullmoon night drive,just like the San Augustine Plains road outside of Soccoro,NM. Near the V.L.A. Railroad
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Re: Fifty-Plus Club for SteamGeezers
« Reply #157 on: October 29, 2011, 01:17:29 am »
Last time I was in Raton was 1983..... I had worked down at Philmont two summers in 79 & 80 while attending Trinidad State Jr College in Colorado.... I doubt it has changed much..... if it's still there.... up on a  back road that used to come into town from Colorado before they put in the interstate there is an old closed Adobe "Welcome" station ....with a big sign saying "Welcome to New Mexico" the entire welcome station was behind a six foot chain link fence with Barbed wire along the top..... Were they trying to tell us something?
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Re: Fifty-Plus Club for SteamGeezers
« Reply #158 on: October 30, 2011, 11:50:43 pm »
May I offer my application form to join the esteemed Steamgeezers (I love that word) establishment? I suspect that I qualify as I was born in the 50's (just) and spend my time (when not creating deranged mechanisms of mahogany and bronze) curating the archive of the original Ginger Geezer ( as well as promoting the excessive use of brackets/parentheses).

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Re: Fifty-Plus Club for SteamGeezers
« Reply #159 on: October 31, 2011, 07:03:42 pm »
Talisker, you say? (anyone for another one?)

Och, mon! Pour me a wee dram, if you please. (Sips the smokey gold) Aye, thaz guid!

Welcome, Sir Henry, to the SteamGeezers.

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Re: Fifty-Plus Club for SteamGeezers
« Reply #160 on: November 02, 2011, 08:19:35 am »
I ... spend my time ... curating the archive of the original Ginger Geezer.

This I find intriguing. Is this curation in an official capacity, or are you (like several denizens of BG, including myself) a private admirer and collector of VS's work?

Please do elucidate...

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Re: Fifty-Plus Club for SteamGeezers
« Reply #161 on: November 02, 2011, 03:46:40 pm »
It is official(ish) as I run http://vivarchive.org/ with a friend. We collect whatever we can by the great man, add it to the archive and then lend it out to members. It has to be members only, unfortunately, as his widow still dreams of the day he returns to fame and all the rarities become worth some wonga.

We have been producing a twice-yearly CD newsletter for the past few years, but lack of time and new discoveries means that the next will probably be the last (albeit on DVD as there will be too much for a CD). [The archive will continue, but newsletters will only be produced if some major creations resurface] And of course as soon as we decided that, a lovely old chap got in touch to say that he has cassette recordings of the very early years of the Bonzos, when they had a variable membership and played mostly covers of 20's/30's songs. So even 50 years on, new material is still surfacing, being digitised and spreading grins on wrinkled faces around the world.
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Re: Fifty-Plus Club for SteamGeezers
« Reply #162 on: November 03, 2011, 06:49:49 am »
It is official(ish) as I run http://vivarchive.org/ with a friend. We collect whatever we can by the great man, add it to the archive and then lend it out to members.

Ah! So you're one of the excellent chaps behind SHARE. Well done, that man.

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It has to be members only, unfortunately, as his widow still dreams of the day he returns to fame and all the rarities become worth some wonga.

It may not be worth too much monetarily right now, but Viv's work is priceless.

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Re: Fifty-Plus Club for SteamGeezers
« Reply #163 on: February 16, 2012, 07:42:55 pm »
Dear me! Is everyone in this club asleep?! Come, come, fellow SteamGeezers, don't allow the youngsters to think us a bunch of old fuddy duddies! (Have I used enough exclaimation points to wake anyone up yet?) Well, I hereby apply for membership in the SteamGeezers Club. I think I qualify, as I have come to the age that callow store cashiers ask me if I qualify for the Senior discount.... Hmmmph.  (Actually, sometimes it comes in handy at thrift stores.)
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Re: Fifty-Plus Club for SteamGeezers
« Reply #164 on: February 17, 2012, 11:11:41 pm »
Awake and reporting for duty m'Lady

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Re: Fifty-Plus Club for SteamGeezers
« Reply #165 on: February 17, 2012, 11:23:39 pm »
I wasn't asleep. That noise you heard was not snoring. That was the gears in my head turning (or trying to). I find that napping is a much better way to recapture the rejuvenated spirit, plus, the still seems to put out more when not being hit on every moment.
Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time...

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Re: Fifty-Plus Club for SteamGeezers
« Reply #166 on: February 18, 2012, 10:29:08 am »
Just resting my eyes.

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Re: Fifty-Plus Club for SteamGeezers
« Reply #167 on: February 18, 2012, 10:34:23 am »
Wha..? Wossat?...Yes, dear! ..

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Re: Fifty-Plus Club for SteamGeezers
« Reply #168 on: February 18, 2012, 11:16:01 am »
Welcome, Lady Toadflinger. I think that you will find that in this club the watchword is Quality rather than Quantity (though, as mentioned elsewhere, several of us are finding that we are of an age where we are increasing in quantity rather faster than we would like  ;) ).

I have been a trifle occupied lately playing a game of Count Today's New White Hairs in the mirror. By the speed of their arrival, it would appear that I am going through stressful times at the moment. As usual, I seem to be the last to know these things, but will happily continue to be blithely oblivious to the fact. And I haven't been called 'Young man' by a supermarket cashier for at least a week. :(

But each morning's perusal of the mirror brings the same exclamation: "White hair? At my age? How can it be?!" which then puts the spring back in my step as all the other male members of the family have been totally bald by the age of 30.  ;D

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Re: Fifty-Plus Club for SteamGeezers
« Reply #169 on: February 18, 2012, 11:29:59 am »
Not exactly sleeping, m'lady. Just hibernating through the winter.
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Re: Fifty-Plus Club for SteamGeezers
« Reply #170 on: February 18, 2012, 03:34:10 pm »
Well, there are a few alert geezers about, then! Good, good! Sir Henry, I have been playing Count Today's New Grey Hairs. I ruthlessly pluck out the white ones!Too many grey ones to pluck, don't ya know... Speaking of supermarket cashiers, I have been learning to keep my temper when addressed as Ma'am....(snarl, gnash teeth) Do you Gentlemen feel the same about "Sir"?  Young whippersnappers!

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Re: Fifty-Plus Club for SteamGeezers
« Reply #171 on: February 18, 2012, 03:45:55 pm »
After being a member here for months I finally looked in here! Wheeeee Steam geezers!
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Re: Fifty-Plus Club for SteamGeezers
« Reply #172 on: February 20, 2012, 08:09:57 pm »
Well, there are a few alert geezers about, then! Good, good! Sir Henry, I have been playing Count Today's New Grey Hairs. I ruthlessly pluck out the white ones!Too many grey ones to pluck, don't ya know... Speaking of supermarket cashiers, I have been learning to keep my temper when addressed as Ma'am....(snarl, gnash teeth) Do you Gentlemen feel the same about "Sir"?  Young whippersnappers!

I think it is splendid when young whippersnappers do call me "Sir". Doesn't happen often enough!

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Re: Fifty-Plus Club for SteamGeezers
« Reply #173 on: February 23, 2012, 07:11:58 pm »
All too often, they call me "Sir" only to get me to move out of the way...

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Re: Fifty-Plus Club for SteamGeezers
« Reply #174 on: February 26, 2012, 06:06:22 pm »
Usually it is a traffic cop calling me sir. I'll pass.