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Old 12-31-2008, 09:00 AM   #15
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Old 02-10-2009, 04:23 AM   #16
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"Claim to fame?"
Not really braggin', but probably should add:
I've played for 2 Presidential Inaugurations (Regan's second, and Geo. H.W.'s only)and performed for the Regans at the White House. My band opened the '84 Olympics in Sarajevo, also played at '80 Lake Placid Winter Games. Not bad for a "country boy".
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:57 AM   #17
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In 1963, I finally made the cheerleading squad (I was an alternate) due to one of the girls braking her leg snow skiing. I was thrilled. We had a game in Lapeer, Michigan. It was one of those foul raining almost cold enough to snow days. There was no one in the stands. Only the players and cheerleaders were insane enough to be out in that nasty weather. But this was my moment of glory, I had the cute uniform, sassy hairdo, I was a cheerleader!The tradition was that during half time the cheerleading teams did welcome cheers to the opponet team. There I was front and center. I went to do my split eagle jump, my saddle shoe got stuck and came off in the mud and I landed on my glory. Red faced and mortified, my teammates pulled me out of the mud bath and I spent the rest of the game wraped in a blanket with tears running down my face. I changed to student council after that.LOL One of the reason's that I will never forget Lapeer!!!!!
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:18 AM   #18
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Hi Dannie,
Looks like we might be of a similar vintage. I graduated H.S. in 1965. I was a cheerleader of sorts as first trumpet in the pep band. Good memories!
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Old 02-10-2009, 01:27 PM   #19
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WKHS 1966 I know, the saddle shoes gave it away. When I think about are mid-knee length skirts and boat neck sweaters over our button down white oxford shirts next today's cheerleaders, oh my!!!!!
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:13 PM   #20
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WKHS 1966 I know, the saddle shoes gave it away. When I think about are mid-knee length skirts and boat neck sweaters over our button down white oxford shirts next today's cheerleaders, oh my!!!!!
The saddle shoes were part of it, but you also mentioned making the squad in 1963!

I spent 33 years teaching, now retired and writing/playing music.

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Old 02-10-2009, 05:11 PM   #21
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I don't know about fame...but,

I was across the same gas pump from Minnie Driver a couple of years ago, she lived here in town for a while. She was filling her own fuel tank.

Last year my engine company was doing structure protection at a fire in Malibu and the house we were assigned to was the female half of the 80's group "Boy meets girl". Very nice folks, they made us a very nice dinner, signed and gave us some C/Ds.

The inventer of the bar code system lives near here as well.

Wish some of that money rubbed off somehow...
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My claim to fame would have to be my library of interesting yet useless knowledge.
Example: What is Daffy Duck's middle name? Which "Bond girl" married Ringo
starr?

These have got me a few beers over time, but have yet to put a buck in the bank!!
Perhaps on a game show one day...Laugh everybody!!!

Name the song that was Manfred Mann's first top ten hit?

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Old 06-10-2009, 01:59 PM   #23
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No big deal...
My band has been asked to do 10 shows at the NY State Fair again this year. See the details at our website, below.
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:29 PM   #24
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As a teenager, I was a material witness in a murder trial in Los Gatos, CA. Not really a talent, but quite an experience. It was a very famous case locally. A young girl named Tania Zack had disappeared, and I found her purse a couple of weeks later in a little-traveled part of a local park. It was a few weeks before they found her body. I remember being very nervous about the publicity, knowing that the killer was still on the loose and unidentified. It was several years before they found the man who did the dirty deed.
It took three trials to decide that he was mentally imbalanced, go figure!

Mexray, I almost bought a '58 or '59 ah sprite with a chevy 350 and a frozen trans. It was white, and it was in Los Gatos, CA. This was in about 1985 or 6.
Too much project for me at the time. Could this be your old one?

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Um, a claim that Maggie can comfortably print here is that her great-great-great grandfather and his 5 brothers were early 1800's settlers in southern Mississippi. The house he completed in 1818 is still standing and lived in. The cemetery on the hill behind this house contains many family graves including that of his widowed mother-in-law, who was born in Virginia in 1732 and is the oldest marked grave in Mississippi. The 5 brothers procreated profusely, and she is related to thousands of people throughout Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee and Texas!
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Why did this thread disappear into the forums rather than popping up onto the portal page??
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On the subject of ancestors, I have a published documentary of my family history going back to the 600's with names and birth dates/ deaths. Many of the Icelandic Sagas were written about my ancestors who lived in the 600's to about 1100 A.D.
Perhaps the most famous viking of all-time, Egil Skallagrimsson, is a relative removed by about 65 or 70 generations, as well as Snorri Sturlusson, the author of The History of the Kings of Norway, The Poetic Edda, and The Saga of Egil Skallagrimsson. These were written in the early 1200's and still are popular today among scholars of Scandinavian literature and history.

Now you know why the screenname says VIKING!

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