Where has nearly a century of years gone?

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  1. dweiss17

    dweiss17 Registered User
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    Aug 1, 2006
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    Philadelphia, PA
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    #1 dweiss17, Dec 8, 2014
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    Have any of our members ever bought the deals that Omaha Steaks seem to be putting out most every day. All kinds of food goodies at seemingly very fair prices. My freezer still contains some stuff I bought early in November. I looked at my built-in oven in the kitchen, the pilot light has never gone out since we bought the house in February 1961. It was used quite often when my wife was alive…since her passing I have no idea when it was last used, or thoroughly cleaned.

    I have a lot of Omaha Steak food I wanted to bake or broil, but do not want to use an oven that has remained idle, I imagine, since 1998.

    Today, on the Internet I went to Amazon and bought a KitchenAid unit that broils, bakes, heats, toasts and possibly some other stuff I'm not aware of…frankly, since my gambling days at the Atlantic City casinos; I have not had a real Mignon steak or fish broiled to my satisfaction. I'm a bit tired of the usual restaurant menu for foodstuffs.

    I have a microwave that still works 100%, I suppose I'll donate it to a place like Goodwill, along with a lot of clothes that has been closet hung for a number of years, pants, suits, shirts, I no longer wear.

    When is the last time you got all gussied up with a shirt, tie, suit and polished fine leather shoes? I recently disposed of a lot of laced sneakers that were perfectly good and useable. My bum knees will not allow me the luxury of bending over to lace shoes or sneakers.

    At times, it makes me wonder…where have all the years gone…I still remember stuff from when I was 3 years old. What fascinates me is that I cannot remember one thing from when I went to the Madison School in Philadelphia's Northern Liberties when I was 6 to near 8 years of age…then we moved the third house I remember.

    Our first house were I was born was 814 Bodine Street on December 11, 1915, then we moved to 239 Fairmount Avenue; after which we moved to 628 W. Columbia Avenue and I was enrolled in the 3[SUP]rd[/SUP] grade. I do not remember the teachers name. But remember all the names of the teachers to the 8[SUP]th[/SUP] grade. Almost 99 years of life…hoping for 105.
  2. richiec

    richiec Registered User
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    Feb 24, 2007
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    Good to hear your memory is so good. I am the keeper of the dates for my family. I can tell my siblings when something happened and why. for some reason I was curiously attuned to things going on around me, from my parents fights over my father's indiscretion with his secretary, to my brothers fight with my father when he wrecked my mothers car on a snowy night when he was only supposed to take it to work at Pathmark and back home. I can still name all of my grammer school teachers, my 4th grade teacher is still alive at 85 and remembers all of her students. A funny thing, last year, all of us kids went to visit her, I brought my 4th grade report card and as soon as she looked at the envelope she said you graduated to 5th grade, how could she tell, she signed the envelope before they were handed out. On a side note, I still have my grandfather's report card from 1898 in Bayonne, NJ when he was 9 years old. I am only 61 but have high hopes of making it into my 80's.

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