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40 years ago this month, where were you?
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tonyo6302 05-Jun-18
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Mike the Carpenter 05-Jun-18
JTV 05-Jun-18
BIG BEAR 05-Jun-18
bigswivle 05-Jun-18
K Cummings 05-Jun-18
elkmtngear 05-Jun-18
JL 05-Jun-18
bad karma 05-Jun-18
Woods Walker 05-Jun-18
MK111 05-Jun-18
sleepyhunter 05-Jun-18
Glunt@work 05-Jun-18
Treeline 05-Jun-18
Coyote 65 06-Jun-18
TD 06-Jun-18
Rhody 06-Jun-18
Spike Bull 06-Jun-18
Lucas 06-Jun-18
OkieJ 06-Jun-18
Will 06-Jun-18
Brotsky 06-Jun-18
Russ Koon 06-Jun-18
Russ Koon 06-Jun-18
Bake 06-Jun-18
Feedjake 06-Jun-18
MT in MO 06-Jun-18
HDE 06-Jun-18
South Farm 06-Jun-18
Brian M. 06-Jun-18
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TD 06-Jun-18
Hackbow 06-Jun-18
Rhody 06-Jun-18
7mm08 06-Jun-18
jjs 07-Jun-18
Grey Ghost 07-Jun-18
Scar Finga 07-Jun-18
BOX CALL 08-Jun-18
JD 09-Jun-18
Salagi 10-Jun-18
IdyllwildArcher 10-Jun-18
wooddamon1 10-Jun-18
cnelk 10-Jun-18
DL 10-Jun-18
ben yehuda 11-Jun-18
From: tonyo6302
05-Jun-18
Remember this from 40 years ago?

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I was a young Marine, just shy of my first deployment overseas, went to the Costa Mesa Mall ( California ), and watched this movie with the Mother of my children.

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LOL ! How the time flies !!!!

From: tonyo6302
05-Jun-18

05-Jun-18
Just moved to Michigan and was looking forward to my last full summer before starting 1st grade.

From: JTV
05-Jun-18
1978... in Hawaii at KMCAS or on a West Pac on the Tripoli (LHA-7) ........

From: BIG BEAR
05-Jun-18
I'll never watch anything with John Travolta in it again. Those Scientologists are bat shit crazy. I really respect Leah Remini for exposing a lot of the truth about that cult.

I was 12....... And watched Travolta in Welcome Back Kotter as a kid.

05-Jun-18
40 years ago this month I was in Quantico, VA in junior increment of OCS with the Marine Corps. Just finished my first year of college and remember thinking I could have been partying with my college buddies if I had not signed up for this. LOL, good times really.

From: bigswivle
05-Jun-18
38 here. So I guess I was practice?

From: K Cummings
05-Jun-18
40 years ago today I was enjoying my first summer with a drivers license...probably taking my girlfriend to see Greese.

KPC

From: elkmtngear
05-Jun-18
Probably cruising around town every Friday and Saturday night, waving and yelling at girls, trying to convince them how cool I was. Or, partying at the lake.

One more Year until H.S. Graduation...I couldn't wait!

From: JL
05-Jun-18

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Hmmmm.....June of '78. I think I had just graduated from high school. I went to work full time at a vending machine company. Had no purpose in life....just meandering. Douglas C. Neidermeyer asked the right question later on....."What do you want to do with your life?"

From: bad karma
05-Jun-18
40 years ago today, I moved to Colorado.

Haven't regretted it, but the overabundance of leftists is making me want to find a spot for the next few decades.

From: Woods Walker
05-Jun-18
I was 3 years out of college and in the second year of having my own business, and working my tail off.

From: MK111
05-Jun-18
I was still working in the Finance Company and just transferred again to another problem office. At least this time I didn't have to move. Three years latter I came down with MS but after 37 years I'm still walking and talking so life is good.

From: sleepyhunter
05-Jun-18
Just turned 19, was working at SIE Geosource in FT Worth TX. Living in a 1 bedroom apt.

From: Glunt@work
05-Jun-18
Riding my bike, swimming in the lake, hunting everything that moved with my BB gun, roaming a river bottom with a cheapo recurve and fiberglass arrows. My family had moved to Colorado (which was a fantastic place in '78) a year earlier and my folks divorced right after. Sister was gone to college, brother was 17 and doing his own thing most of the time so my Dad and I spent a lot of time fishing and shooting. Poor as heck but I never gave it much thought.

From: Treeline
05-Jun-18
I was in West Texas a few miles outside of San Angelo. Mom worked in town and Dad was usually working out of town during the week and came home on weekends.

Mom had a couple acres of garden that my brother and I had to keep weeded and watered and we had some haying and cattle to take care of but a lot of free time. Usuall the weekends were for the bigger projects like fence building, working cattle or haying.

Whenever I could sneak away, I was running for miles up and down the Concho River fishing and hunting. Had a 10-speed bike that I set up with a rack for my gear that allowed me to get to places up to 15 miles or more from the house. Usually had a bow or slingshot in my hand for any varmints or rattlesnakes as my folks wouldn’t let me take a rifle at that age.

Hard to believe how normal that was for an 11 year old boy to be turned loose with no supervision back in those days.

From: Coyote 65
06-Jun-18
Was on a 15 day summer camp in Gila Bend AZ. Had just been assigned as a crewchief /door gunner on a Huey gunship. Flew 55 hours in that 2 week period and probably another 55 hours maintaining the bird between flights. My butt was sore, but it was the 2nd most fun job I had in the Army National Guard.

Terry

From: TD
06-Jun-18
Married a couple years and planning/packing for a move to Hawaii after a cousin there offered me a job...... wanted to build a sailboat and sail around the world.... didn't know diddly about boats or sailing.... perfect. Hawaii would be the prefect place to learn and build.....

LOL....... cousin sold his business three weeks after the move and he went back to the mainland..... I found out I hated sailing.... boring to make two dozen zigzags and all day to get from here to there... but truly love the ocean, motor boats and big game fishing. Ohhhhh.... screaming, smoking, burn your hands and legs on the reel fishing..... next to bowhunting, maybe the best....

Funny how things change and how they work out. Forty years ago...... lived here by far for most of my life now. But about done with the infringing population..... was 20,000 or so folks here 40 years ago. Couldn't buy gas after 8 or 9pm. Now there's some 200,000 plus.

Kinda looking for that old laid back pace again. Have some plans to find it. This world is flippin' nuts......

From: Rhody
06-Jun-18
"Those Scientologists are bat shit crazy."

Really, the ones I know are gun toting conservatives that vote republican.

I've been watching their new network on Directv 320. I learned that Deering Banjos are made by a Scientologist.

Leah Remini An unhappy liberal that doesn't like Scientology... who would have thunk it.... LOL

06-Jun-18
I was traveling the western world, hang gliding off every mountain and cliff I could find! And bowhunting whitetails!

(Edit: I was 27!)

From: Lucas
06-Jun-18
I was 2

From: OkieJ
06-Jun-18
Working in the oilfield on a rig.

From: Will
06-Jun-18
Montessori School. Probably pasting or making a Popsicle stick houses.

From: Brotsky
06-Jun-18
Probably trying to figure out how to go in the big boy toilet! :)

From: Russ Koon
06-Jun-18
Enjoying driving around in my first brand new vehicle. I was just back to work a couple months after a brief layoff, but the work outlook was good and the overtime was plentiful.

My first 4WD was older basic Scout, and I fell in love with a new bright red V8 four-speed version. Working mostly seven-day weeks and ten-hour days at a sklilled trades job, the $4650 price tag didn't seem scary at all. Good old days.

From: Russ Koon
06-Jun-18
Enjoying driving around in my first brand new vehicle. I was just back to work a couple months after a brief layoff, but the work outlook was good and the overtime was plentiful.

My first 4WD was older basic Scout, and I fell in love with a new bright red V8 four-speed version. Working mostly seven-day weeks and ten-hour days at a sklilled trades job, the $4650 price tag didn't seem scary at all. Good old days.

From: Bake
06-Jun-18
I'll be the odd-man out. 1978--my parents were celebrating their one year anniversary, and I was 3 years from being born. My mom would have been pregnant with my older brother though. . . .

Good times . . . . :)

From: Feedjake
06-Jun-18
Nope Bake you're not alone. I was 15 years out from delivery yet!

From: MT in MO
06-Jun-18
Hell I can't remember where I was last month, much less 40 years ago...8^)

40 years ago would have been around the time I was getting my first real job in computer programming. Worked for a small insurance company for about 6 months and then moved on to a software development company. Then I started traveling...a lot...all over the world...and the rest is history...

From: HDE
06-Jun-18
Goofing off I'm sure.

BK - don't come to NM, isn't much different and soon to get worse...

From: South Farm
06-Jun-18
Playing stinkfinger down by the creek with my first love Jennifer. Don't tell my mom!

From: Brian M.
06-Jun-18
One of the first movies I went to see ( Star Wars & Smoky and the Bandit too). I was 12. Riding my bike to fishing holes, puberty and girls, geekyness, Mom had MS so was growing up quick. Exploring the woods with friends. First interest in archery and hunting. Seems everything memorable happened at 12.

06-Jun-18
Little league baseball. Played 2b and CF.

From: TD
06-Jun-18
"My first 4WD was older basic Scout, and I fell in love with a new bright red V8 four-speed version. Working mostly seven-day weeks and ten-hour days at a sklilled trades job, the $4650 price tag didn't seem scary at all. Good old days. "

Russ..... my daily driver is a 76 Scout..... my first brand new car was a 75 Scout.... I'm slowly moving up in the world..... =D

But this scout is a bit more tricked out..... hoping to make it all one color in the next year or so.....

From: Hackbow
06-Jun-18
I was 14 and working 12 hr days cutting weeds out of beans in N. IL with 3 friends. We made $1.50/hr and most farmers (their wives, of course) we worked for would feed us lunch.

From: Rhody
06-Jun-18

Rhody's embedded Photo
1965 IH Scout
Rhody's embedded Photo
1965 IH Scout
Yo TD... SCTNRD

'65. 4-196, 4 core radiator, custom 2bbl intake Weber 38/38. 4sp t18 wide, D18 guts in a 20 case, Norms OD, D27 front axle, D44t rear trac-loc front and rear, 3" body lift , full cage, hidden 8k winch. Tires are 265x75rx16s buckshot Mudders. Ford F250 power steering box.

It's a kick ass little 4x4.

From: 7mm08
06-Jun-18
Was a junior in high school. Chasing girls, whitetails and ducks.

From: jjs
07-Jun-18
Slagging iron waiting for the hunting season.

From: Grey Ghost
07-Jun-18
Playing summer league B-legion baseball on a team consisting of the best players from 4 high schools, and working at a local sporting goods store.

Matt

From: Scar Finga
07-Jun-18
Running around southern California with either my 22 or my pellet gun, and probably doing some fishing up at the lake with some of my friends. I was 10 years old, things were so much different back then!

From: BOX CALL
08-Jun-18
Was 28, had my military behind me,working in a plastic factory,bow hunted a bunch,had good health.married,a son.now divorced,retired,grown son and senior grandson.several health issues.but life goes on.had several international scouts,a 1979 Chevy luv 4 WD pickup,now got a 2009 jeep Cherokee wagon.probly my last vehicle.I'm 68 this year.

From: JD
09-Jun-18
Summer between Junior & Senior year of HS. Drove '71 Chevy Monte Carlo. Summer job with FWS riding around in an airboat with a crazy old coot setting charges to blow new potholes for waterfowl or trapping & banding wood ducks and geese. Ran a setline most nights during the week for catfish....can't remember getting a lot of sleep....

From: Salagi
10-Jun-18
Between my Junior and Senior year in high school. Got to go spend a week in Washington DC with a few hundred other kids courtesy of the Rural Electric Association. Talked to senators, congressman, shook Pres Carter's hand.

Back home I got a job at less than minimum wage (somehow that was legal) doing maintenance at a hotel in Branson MO. It was owned by the local veterinarian and I thought I'd get to work in his office. Instead I took care of the motel grounds and even had to clean rooms. Pretty disheartening to a teenage boy to knock on a door and say "maid!" before going in. ;) But, they paid better than my folks could although I still had plenty of work on the farm I had to do after working the "real job".

10-Jun-18
I was in my mom's belly in Burnsville, MN. Just about to break 5 of my mom's ribs kicking because I was on my way to being over 2 feet long. My dad was wheeling my mom into church in a wheelchair because of it - a month later he'd bring her in on a dolly with a piece of plywood because she couldn't bend at the waist for the last 2 months.

From: wooddamon1
10-Jun-18
Holy smokes, man, 2 feet long?!

I was 6.5 at the time, probably at my Gramps cabin raising hell and blood pressure, great place to be and a great guy to be with. Had my pick of poplar sapling to fling sticks with.

Hate to admit I liked that movie the first hundred times I saw it. My daughters still watch it once in a while.

From: cnelk
10-Jun-18
Farming 3000 acres. Hay season. Cultivating. Dozer work. Picking rock. Mending fences. Everything a 14yr was told to do.

From: DL
10-Jun-18

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Making money commercial fishing. Four 30+ pound salmon. I’m wearing the Helly Hanson’s.

11-Jun-18
40 years ago I was still 2 years away from making my debut in the world ;)

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