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Re: Heard From An Old ASAer Today
On Friday, October 19, 2018 at 4:17:28 PM UTC-4, Bob La Londe wrote:
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Carnival?   What Carnival? Sounds interesting?  

Care to expand on that?

Re: Heard From An Old ASAer Today
"Jim Davis"  wrote in message  

On Friday, October 19, 2018 at 4:17:28 PM UTC-4, Bob La Londe wrote:
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Carnival?   What Carnival? Sounds interesting?

Care to expand on that?

***************  Rides & Games.  Just like carnivals here in the US.  Well  
maybe a little more crooked back in 1969

I also spent two seasons on the road with the carnival here in the US in the  
mid 1980s before I went back to college.  I worked the carnival all season  
and then I was a press operator in a cotton gin in the winter time for a  
couple years.  To be honest most of my time with the carnival as an adult  
was just about survival.  I've got a few stories, but they are mostly not  
pleasant ones.  I did have a boss give me an 1969 Thunderbird with the 429  
interceptor engine when he couldn't afford to pay me.  Another gave me a  
nice 500 Mossberg 12ga when he came up a little short when it was time to  
settle up.  Carnival life is a constant hustle to survive.  One lady who was  
a traveling companion found herself on the street when I found a needle in  
the bathroom.  We weren't that kind of companions so I wasn't worried about  
catching anything.  We just traveled together for a while and saved on  
expenses.  I taught her how to hustle a mark and use her assets to the best  
ability when she first joined up.  Pretty seedy lifestyle.  Pretty hard to  
avoid meth users and abusers.  Probably more on a carnival lot than any  
other place I've been.  Even slum streets of a big city.  I remember running  
some locals off our lot a couple hours after closing one night in Las Vegas.  
When they left I went back to sleep, but some other guys followed them.  The  
next day I heard one of the followers bragging how they think they broke one  
of their backs later.  Not a life style or way to survive I would recommend  
to anybody.








Re: Heard From An Old ASAer Today
On 10/16/2018 7:23 PM, Bob La Londe wrote:

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Bob,
Well be sure to tell "him" I said Hi as well.  Better if "he" would
show up here as you said.

Enjoy your trip to the Caribbean.  The last few times my wife and I were
there we would plan each day to go off ship first thing in the morning,
walk to the end of the pier, find a taxi, tell the driver to go to a  
specific beach on the other side of the island, tell the driver to be  
back at 12:30pm and pic us up, snorkel until about 12:00pm, taxi back to  
the ship, shower and dress, get something to eat, leave the ship and go  
to the tourist traps just to say we were there and to to look, back to
the ship before departure.

Next day, new port, different island, different beach and got to see
parts of the island that nobody else on board had seen.

Later,

Les










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I told him he should stop in here and say hi.  He says he's retired now.

I may stop by and see him in the mid later winter.  Looking at doing a
Caribbean cruise with my wife for our 25th.  Probably launch out a port
in his home state rather than freeze our tushies off sailing down the
eastern seaboard.

***********

Sadly, probably not going to be able to meet up this trip.  Its 3hrs drive  
one way from where our ship is launching to where he lives.  Maybe another  
time.  


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On Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 12:05:13 PM UTC-5, Bob La Londe wrote:
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I will see you next time.

Re: Heard From An Old ASAer Today
On 12/25/2018 8:23 PM, jimrojas813@gmail.com wrote:
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Well if it isn't Jim Rojas!!

Hi Jim, welcome back to pit.
Been a long time not reading your typing.

Hope all is going as well as it can.

If you have been lurking you may have noticed
that some of us old Pharts are still here.

Thanks for stopping by...................

Les




Re: Heard From An Old ASAer Today
On Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 7:23:05 PM UTC-4, Bob La Londe wrote:
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Who are you calling old? lol

Re: Heard From An Old ASAer Today
On Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 8:35:26 PM UTC-5, Jim Rojas wrote:
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Hey Jim.

I DO reserve the right to call you "young man"  

(Mainly because I'm the only one old enough here to do so)

Welcome back.  

Good to hear from you again.


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On Monday, December 31, 2018 at 5:49:10 PM UTC-5, Jim Davis wrote:
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No problem. I am glad to be back.  

Re: Heard From An Old ASAer Today
On Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 8:53:19 PM UTC-5, Jim Rojas wrote:
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Coincidently, I was driving near the Cross Island Parkway last week on my way to Manhattan and you popped into my mind.  I thought I remembered that you said you used to live somewhere nearby.  


Re: Heard From An Old ASAer Today
On Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 2:33:47 PM UTC-5, Jim Davis wrote:
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I grew up in the Sunset Park area. That is near the Verrazano Bridge.  

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