Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude

Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude
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Friday, 22 July 2022

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 The other day I was doing my chores and minding my business when the music box spat out this mouldy oldie.




I hadn't heard that one in a million years. And back in one million BC when I was a kid eatin bronto burgers - this song was always in the background and I never really heard it. If I did I never really thought much about it because I was never into The Motels.

When it came out of the music box, I just remembered the endless summers of youth, and the ways of times long gone. Girlfriends, after school jobs, parents...and it brings ya up short. 

Where were you in 82? 

13 comments:

  1. Finishing nursing school, waiting for the results of the state boards... deciding where I wanted to work, entertaining job offers.

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  2. Playing music professionally in whatever gig that paid, traveling around America, driving 500 miles on a day off for the next show.

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  3. Had just graduated high school and driving across the country in a 78 bronco with a 351W and no ac heading to trade school in Arizona. That heat would kill me today.

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  4. Finished my freshman year in college, worked with CEF that summer and got married that fall. Busy year.

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  5. Where was I in 82? Doing what I'm still doing....seeing patients, paying taxes.....and in the final year of marriage 1.0. But it was the 80's..... all in all a pretty damn good decade.

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    1. Sorry to hear that Dan. Yannow... it wasn't a half bad decade at that.

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  6. Walking across the stage to pick up my high school diploma. Entered college that fall at UMKC (still living at home) and saw that in large measure life was like prodding the end of a painful nerve with your tongue. It has since gotten better.

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  7. In '82 I was a US Army Staff Sergeant with a wife and three kids, stationed at Ft. Irwin, CA, and getting ready for flight school.

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  8. I was 31, crane and inside loft rigger working on/in navy war ships, San Diego. Tree Mike

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  9. Stationed in the UK at RAF Woodbridge wrenching on A-10’s in the good ol’ bad ol’ days of waiting for Ivan to come swarming through the Fulda Gap. Spent almost all the 80’s in Europe, good times indeed!

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  10. In 1982, I was living in Chattanooga, TN. I was newly married to wife 1.0 who could have been Ellie May Clampets sister. I was 28, three years out of the Navy and two years into a 40 year career in medical imaging.

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  11. Hell, I remember where I was in '62. '82? One of my better years, though it took hindsight to appreciate it. I was making a fabulous $6.50/hr as a medical technician trying to get my technologist registry, taking part time science classes at the local CC to turn my worthless BA into a science degree. I was renting bugsmasher airplanes at the local airport--do you have any idea what a great pickup line is "Hey, wanna go flying with me?" And the two seats in a Cessna 150 are quite cozy. mmm-mmm-mmmm.

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  12. I was 16,left school in august, joined the British Army as an apprentice tradesman in September, turned 17 in October 82, spent the next ten years in then Army.

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