Nice M1A there.
I was 8.
"Like a bitter weed, I'm a bad seed"- Johnny Cash
"I'm a loner, Dottie. A rebel." - Pee Wee Herman
Rode hard, put away wet. RIP JHM
"You're a junkyard dog." - Lupe Flores. RIP
Awesome picture, thank you for sharing.
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1984...wish I still had my nikon FE w/ motor drive, SIGMA 80-200 lens and SunPak potatomasher flash. >sigh<
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Film is NOT dead, still used everyday
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"God made men, but Sam Colt made them equal."
Para,thanks for posting that pic,i have #02638x.It is a shame the younger members did not have the chance to get these and enjoy them but it also sucks getting old.
very cool pic
So that was back when Beta SP and 3/4" tape was fresh?? This message has been edited. Last edited by: sohjah,
"If the fool would persist in his folly, he would become wise." -- William Blake
I saw this thread when it was first posted and felt a lot of nostalgia.
There's something about that time period--the early 80s--that always brings me back to some of the best times in my life. I was 11 in '84.
The pic has sort of a Stand By Me quality to it. It's almost like I can imagine I'm there experiencing it.
Now, that is coming from a 35-yr-old who just realized yesterday I might be entering an early form of mid-life crisis. All of this balls-to-the-wall stress and responsibility is wearing on me and I've been thinking back fondly more often to "the good ol' days" when time didn't matter much, which incidentally lasted until I was about 30. ROFL!
Thanks for the memories Para. It's a stirring pic.
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I graduated from college with a BA in political science. That fall, I was working the towers, cell block or yard in a state prison.
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Well, I am not sure why I missed this thread before - but I'm here now, and I'll kick in.
In 1981, I spent most of the year in Monterey, CA at the Naval Post Graduate School.
[ Hey Lunde - did you find any of my carvings on the pilings at Monterey bay harbour?]
In 1991 I was back attending the Monterey Photographic Institute "Masters-in-Residence Class" which offered some of the most memorable times of my life. Studied 3 days with Luciene Clergue at a mansion on the 17-mile drive around Carmel. Sang with Clint Eastwood at the Ranch once [got drunk several times].
Thanx for the memories -
- Chance favors the prepared mind -
Wasn't even conceived yet...
Fantastic photo though.
"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."
- George S. Patton
In 1984 I was either a junior or senior in high school depending on what month that was.
I was 36, and bought my first Harley in 1984.
A 1985 FXST. Already had a shit load of hand guns and rifles.
Today I still have a shit load of guns , with my Sig's being the newest addition. I now ride a 2003 FXST/D Deuce.
I still shoot 35mm film with a Minolta 9XI, and a Maxxium 9. Though, I longer use slide film. These days I'm using Kodak Ultra Color 100.
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84 lets see.....I had just got back from doing three tours over seas in Okinawa, Japan....Then I went back in 86and 87.....Love it over there...
Danger is real...Fear is a Choice....Semper Fi
great pic there!!
i wasnt born untill october that year though...
"To fight and conquer in all your battles is not the pinnacle of excelence.
Subjugating the enemy without fighting is the true pinnacle of excelence."
-Sun Tzu, The Art of WAR
What a prize. To find old memories in a Kodachrome slide from a long ago summer.
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with what I got
That's about six months after my parents got engaged. I don't think I was even a concept.
Death smiles at us all. Be sure you smile back.
Nice to see so many "youngsters" on here
My oldest son was already 13yo by that year.
"God made men, but Sam Colt made them equal."
I thought I was a young man until I read this thread...now I am depressed...well I am still young at heart.
Gee thanks Para for starting this landslide of member confessions to being younger than all my kids...Oh well at least there are a few of us "older" guys still enjoying this forum.
Oh Yea, I really like the photo Para...I am sure it brought back some very fond memories.
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Thanksgiving 1984 was my birthday as well, although I was 24.
Spent 1984 in Diego Garcia and the Philippines.
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It's one of those pictures that 'tells a story' just by looking at it.
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