Younger still…and still ridiculous

November 4, 2011 at 9:46 am (By Ron)

There’s 1962 Me in Harry Truman’s Presidential Limo with my Old Man (still wearing hats!) taken in the Henry Ford Museum.

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10 Comments

  1. Melinda said,

    The young Kingfish…is that The Minnow?

    My dad never wore a fedora, but my grandpa always did, right through the seventies.

  2. amba (Annie Gottlieb) said,

    You haven’t changed a bit.

  3. kngfish said,

    You haven’t changed a bit.

    Oh….is that good? The hair looks the same! Yow! Back to The Past!

  4. karen said,

    If you(any/all of) could go back to the past, would you?
    Would you do it differently– or all over again and damn the consequences?

    We still wear hats in the North- @least the Rednecks(included)do. My barn hat is an orange hunting hat. I call it a touke(but, i can never know if the spelling is correct). It’s a French name- Quebec variation.

  5. wj said,

    Would I go back to the past? Maybe as much as two decades (no, not thinking of being younger, at least not for this purpose), but no further. There is just too much in the way of comfort, medical options, etc. that I’d not be enthused about giving up.

    OK, maybe go further back for a brief visit. There are some people and events that I’d be interesting in seeing first hand. But that involves days or weeks, not years.

    If I really want to see what living conditions were like, there are still places on earth today which would give me the basic idea. (OK, so maybe the guy living in the mud hut and fishing from a crude boat has a cell phone to check prices for his catch. But his overall living situation is not that different that it was everywhere in the past.)

  6. Icepick said,

    If you(any/all of) could go back to the past, would you?

    I’d tell the me of 2000 to buy lots of property on credit in the early Aughts, use them as credit cards through 2005/early-2006 and then sell everything and take whatever profit there was, after taxes.

    Alternately, I’d tell the me of April 2, 2008 to go ahead and punch the boss in the face – it wouldn’t make things any worse going forward, and there’d be SOME satisfaction involved.

    Or is this not what you meant? :)

  7. Icepick said,

    If you(any/all of) could go back to the past, would you?

    I’d tell the me of 2000 to buy lots of property on credit in the early Aughts, use them as credit cards through 2005/early-2006 and then sell everything and take whatever profit there was, after taxes, by no later than June 2006.

    Alternately, I’d tell the me of April 2, 2008 to go ahead and punch the boss in the face – it wouldn’t make things any worse going forward, and there’d be SOME satisfaction involved.

    Or is this not what you meant? :)

  8. Icepick said,

    Oops. Sorry for the double post. The second one is actually more correct.

  9. Icepick said,

    Would you do it differently– or all over again and damn the consequences?

    There are things all along the way that I wish I had done differently. Except that if I had I might not of ended up with the people I’m closest to. So I’d just have to endure all the bad stuff and leave it unchanged, at least until 1995.

  10. karen said,

    Yup, about how i feel– although not the punching my boss in the face thing. I sleep w/the boss:0). Or, if you ask him- i AM the boss, if only for a little morale boosting. The mud hut thing– well, we have a lot of small, old trailers up here– and wooden shacks, 2, wj.

    I just was thinking of how little we actually knew- even(esp) emotionally- back when we were as young-faced as amba and Ron– back when we weren’t all tatoo-ed up w/cynicism or sorrows.

    My neck of the world is changing. Wind is hitting the mountains– and there’s a battle waging– of course, big wind will win. Our mountain ranges are going to be leveled to host the height and weight of ugly towers… making money for someone. I’m not happy. Esp about that. I bet if you google Lowell Mountain wind project… i haven’t the heart.

    Today is a sunny, beautiful day.

    Yes, the two paragraphs are related.

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