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Date: 03/15/05 22:59
A Sobering Winterail Moment
Author: drew1946

During the presentation of Don Olson's film of vintage Santa Fe scenes, I had a startling moment. This was referred to as "historical" footage and one scene depicted some small parts of the "Last Run of a PA" operated by PLA in 1967. Very nice stuff until I saw myself walking into the scene with my black rimmed glasses and carrying my old leather camera bag. I may have been only 20 years old at the time but seeing ones self in "historical" films is somewhat disconcerting. Damn I can't be that old!



Date: 03/15/05 23:05
Re: A Sobering Winterail Moment
Author: zephyrus

I'll bet.

At one point, Vic Neves mentioned the first Winterail in 1978. It occurred to me that I was 7 years old when the first one was held.

Of course, mentioning that to Vic bought me a pained look!

Z



Date: 03/16/05 04:36
Re: A Sobering Winterail Moment
Author: drew1946

Sobering to Vic? I was 31 in '78. <long sigh>



Date: 03/16/05 06:55
Re: A Sobering Winterail Moment
Author: Mudrock

I was only 21 and that was for only the last day of
1978.


Mudrock



Date: 03/16/05 07:44
Re: A Sobering Winterail Moment
Author: TonyJ

I was 34 in 1978. Now I feel like I'm "Father Time". - Tony J.



Date: 03/16/05 11:23
Re: A Sobering Winterail Moment
Author: n6nvr

a LEATHER camera bag? I didn't know they even had cows back then.



Date: 03/16/05 11:52
Re: A Sobering Winterail Moment
Author: RD10747

I was 49 in 1978...still going!!!




Date: 03/16/05 12:11
Re: A Sobering Winterail Moment
Author: PullmanPorter

Just as sobering is the thought that in a few years there will be guys on Trainorders who weren't even born in the 20th century!



Date: 03/16/05 18:24
Re: A Sobering Winterail Moment
Author: danf

Tony, you're about the same age as my parents... ;)

TonyJ Wrote:
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> I was 34 in 1978. Now I feel like I'm "Father
> Time". - Tony J.





Date: 03/16/05 18:26
Re: A Sobering Winterail Moment
Author: MargaretSPfan

I was 36 in 1978 . . . the same age my son is now. Where did the years go? :)



Date: 03/16/05 19:32
Re: A Sobering Winterail Moment
Author: CarolVoss

MargaretSPfan Wrote:
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> I was 36 in 1978 . . . the same age my son is now.
> Where did the yeras go? :)

I was 41--my son is 46 as I write. My "baby" twin daughters will be 41 in May. As the great William Bendix used to say on the Life of Riley, " what a revoltin' development THIS is!!!" :-)
But how fortunate we all are to be here and yakking about it---hey, I'm even sitting in Charleston SC right now, having flown from SFO this morning. Took Tommy the Rocket DeLa Rosa, retired Amtrak engineer, aged 85, to dinner last night--------we should all look so great!! particularly since he battled colon cancer so successfully in the past 3 years. Hang in there, ALL OF US!!!
C.



Date: 03/17/05 04:02
Re: A Sobering Winterail Moment
Author: GE13031

CarolVoss Wrote:
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> I was 41--my son is 46 as I write. My "baby" twin
> daughters will be 41 in May. Hang in there,
> ALL OF US!!!
> C.

I was, and remain 39 ....except for Social Security and medicare purposes.

Congratulations on OUR birthday!





Date: 03/17/05 06:34
Re: A Sobering Winterail Moment
Author: WAF

Life Happens....



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