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How about a fun trip back memory lane?

I grew up not only watching Red Skeleton, but living with his twin brother. When I was young my mom, brothers and I lived in the basement apartment in my grandparents house and I would watch Red Skelton with grandpa every Sunday night. My grandpa was as kind and funny as he was and every time I see Red I think of him. Their love and compassion was just there to see and I need to remember that more often.

Ed Sullivan was another favorite and he launched a thousand careers.

They just don’t make them like that anymore. Who’s your favorite?

I won’t be around till later. I’m off to Park City.

Back in the 80's.


We used to go to the annual arts festival when you had the chance to browse at your leisure and not deal with huge crowds. That is a thing of the past. It looked nothing like this.


Or this.


You can see why.


I only skied park city once. Yawn.

Another view.


Back before all that development that mountain was our playground and boy did we play on it a lot. During summer there is the alpine slide, zip lining and who knows what other things they have put in the last 4 decades? But we usually went to play in the fall because of the colors.

Anyhoo that’s my trip down it.

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but much more mundane, just picking up packages. Have to hit the tip top of Dry Creek Valley by 11, halfway back down the valley by 11:30, Healdsburg by noon, then find something to eat (and maybe someplace to eat it) and head then back here. Probably 200 miles or so, and then it's my turn to make bread.

Enjoy your trip.

be well and have a good one

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I think Red Skelton was one of a kind.

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When I was in elementary and junior high, we lived in an oil camp. The nice thing about this for the kids was there were enough of us to have teams to play baseball, kickball, red rover and other games. When we got tired of that we went into the empty field next to the camp and made forts and had dirt ball fights. Another activity was riding our bicycles “blind”. You would shut your eyes and another kid would direct you. When things got boring, we would run someone into the ditch. It is a wonder we all ended up in one piece.

Grew up in house without a television so the evenings were buried in my Nancy Drew or whatever book I had gotten from the bookmobile. Pretty satisfying life for a young kid!

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whatever cover the terrain provided. Thanks for the memory.

be well and have a good one

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Thanks for sharing. Never made it there, tho heard good things about the place
early 80's. Looks like it was a fun town.

Hope Sam enjoyed the ride!

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down memory lane. Your story about your grandpa reminds me of my grandfather. We only saw my grandparents occasionally, but it was always exciting for my siblings and I when we got to visit them.
I have many good memories from those times with my grandparents. I feel very fortunate to have known them.

It seems that our society has forgotten the crucial role grandparents can play in their grandchildren's lives. In the state where I now live, our Lt. Governor said that the elderly are disposable, and that we do not need to take steps to ensure their safety and well-being. That was an unthinkable idea just a few short years ago. My grandfather would never have accepted such an idea regarding his grandparents. He would have been repulsed by any person who would advocate such a thing.

Anyway, TY for sparking good memories.

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@randtntx he needs to be replaced with a human being ASAP.
Grandparents, biological or the sort of adopted ones can make all the difference in the world in kids' lives. I really only had one grandparent and I loved her dearly. Other grandparents died when I was still very young.

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thanks for the OT! It was so cool!
I have memories of me and my late Father having snowball fights on the rare occasions it snowed enough to for a palm full to mash into a ball.
Last week was an experience of a lifetime. We still have empty grocery store shelves, and seems no water is just everywhere.
Our state death toll is 70, more or less.
The D's put the money and power in the hands of ERCOT, so don't stop the blame at the R's door.
Anyway, it was nice to see the pictures you posted, and we all need to remember whatever good times we were fortunate to have.

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