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A Brief Pause From The Ordinary..., Demographics time--please just humor me
SulliedGoon
post Jul 29 2011, 09:36 PM
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Sometime during 1968 I was ambling through
a pine stand near Kingsland, Georgia.
I noticed something dangling from a low hanging
branch. It was a rocket section with chute
still attached. It was hanging there like
fruit waiting for my tiny hands to grasp.

An honest to god rocket! "woowoo!!!" I shrieked with
boyish enthusiasm.

I ran home and handed it over to my parents.
It had officious instructions about
returning it to "the proper governmental authorities"
or some such boilerplate. My father gave
it to someone he worked with and
that was the last I heard of it.

Never found out what its actual function was
or what organization launched it.

I was five at the time so I the whole episode left
me feeling like I had discovered a secret cache
of pirate gold smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif


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PDP8E
post Sep 8 2011, 02:55 PM
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this seemed like the only place to put this....

...for those of you who remember and may have actually built one (back in the day) ... Heathkit -- yes, that HEATHKIT --just made the announcement that they are back in the DIY KIT Business !

http://www.heathkit.com/

Yeahhhhh!


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post Sep 9 2011, 03:52 AM
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Hmm, maybe there will also be a MITS or IMSAI revival.

Probably not.

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