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Old 10-17-2013, 05:53 PM   #2701
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Way Back When

I got the Montgomery Ward Catalog in the mail today.

Being an old guy I remembered when my brother and I would wait for the Christmas Sears catalog. This was back before color TV and black and white was only on a few hours a day.

Anyway our favorite thing was to go through the catalog and choose only ONE item per page for Christmas. Of course we never got any of it but that didn't really matter.

Also while Im at it. Does anyone else remember orange wax whistles that came out during Holloween? You would chew the wax one whistle at a time until there was no taste and then you spit it out.
It was a very different time in America.

Or the little wax coca cola bottles. Or red wax lips...

Anyway fall is in the air...
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:10 PM   #2702
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I'm not too far behind you, Vic, and I remember all those things.

The Sears near my home would set up one area full of Christmas stuff. In the middle was a huge slot car set up. We boys would line up to take a few laps while our parents shopped. And the Sears catalog was the BOMB!

When I was a kid we didn't have quite enough money to be considered poor. Christmas was family and church time and we looked forward to a few small gifts and clothes.

My kids have never known anything but prosperity, but Melissa and I have done what we could to instill the love of family and community and the value of being happy with what you have. Raising children now is not for sissies..............
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:13 PM   #2703
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What? Money from the feds to me ????

Whatta concept! LOLOLOL!!!

  • As a side glance (Peter Egan-style) - I just gotta love our Madhouse. Always will. What happened Tony? Did I beat the shit outta ya too bad (not) when we parallel lawn-mowed the camp-site grounds out there last time? Dude just FLIES on an a bike. No matter what shit dude says.
Hey Pete!
I'm on vacation in the mountains.
3 days of Barbers, then rest of this week in the Smokeys and such.
Havin a BLAST and won't bother yawwl with pictures of me pointin at stuff.
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:20 PM   #2704
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Vic - fall is in the air. I remember back in '69 when my pop would go to sears to get tires. The minibikes and go-karts in there would drive me insane!

Sears catalogs were good for many things. Ogling Bicycles, toys, and HOT chicks. Afterward when I was still a lad, overseas - that, and the JC Penny catalog, my siblings and I would have to drift through to "give ideas" to the folks, but most was never found under the xmas tree - ' cept for maybe a really cool Aurora HO slot car track that was bad ass and when got, I tended to like a demon.

JC Whitney saved our ass over there many times for brake slave cylinders for a 66 Rambler American - 5 days later - viola - brake job commenced!
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:23 PM   #2705
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Vic - fall is in the air. I remember back in '69 when my pop would go to sears to get tires. The minibikes and go-karts in there would drive me insane!

Sears catalogs were good for many things. Ogling Bicycles, toys, and HOT chicks. Afterward when I was still a lad, overseas - that, and the JC Penny catalog, my siblings and I would have to drift through to "give ideas" to the folks, but most was never found under the xmas tree - ' cept for maybe a really cool Aurora HO slot car track that was bad ass and when got, I tended to like a demon.

JC Whitney saved our ass over there many times for brake slave cylinders for a 66 Rambler American - 5 days later - viola - brake job commenced!

I had forgotten about minibikes at Sears. My first real motorcycle was a Benelli 106 that was bought at Sears.
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:26 PM   #2706
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Madhouse - you insane fool. I would think that NOW is the time to point at a Sears catalog!
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:34 PM   #2707
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Damn straight man! Being that my first 4 speed clutch and shift-it was a Benelli 50cc mini bike over there in Naples at the ripe age of about 10 or 12 - say about 1971. I had many miles on Vespas and Lambrettas after our family's 4 year tour. That's the damn thing that got me into bikes in the first place. What's not to die for with a rich, new, 750 Laverda?

This I ask.

Costra Nostra beeyatch .

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Old 10-17-2013, 06:50 PM   #2708
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better go check the T/A Pedro... they don't like to be idled overnight
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:02 PM   #2709
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It was a goddam HELIX man! You bastids! (I shoulda never have shared that overnight idle story!)


BTW - that Helix is running FAST! I just LOVE the lil ol 2fiddy haul asser! Took the idled overnight batch out last weekend. We went zoomy zoomy fast Z!

Goddamn awesome. I just LOVE that 'lil scoot!

Maybe I should throw that batch onto the u-haul also!
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:51 PM   #2710
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:32 AM   #2711
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Talking Done got 'er did.

Got the old girl over to my house at lunch.
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:55 PM   #2712
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Just did a 4 minute wipe down...





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Old 10-18-2013, 02:23 PM   #2713
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Just did a 4 minute wipe down...





Bring More Wallet

Get used to spending these:


Seriously--it's a good-lookin machine, I'm sure you'll love it. Slap some IRC GP110's on it and you'll be ready for Blackwater
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:10 PM   #2714
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Somehow, one of those ended back up in my garage recently.



Definitely a worthy successor to the old KRS.



That's a nice looking R80, Pete!
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:18 PM   #2715
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Thanks Inept, and thanks James.

I guess that it must just be some invisible whirlpool that some of us dip our toe into...

Only time and billions of dollars will tell now. :-)
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