Fantasy Attic

Winners Circle => High Rollers Club => Mile High Rollers => Topic started by: McGrandpa on December 19, 2017, 10:17:36 AM

Title: The 5000 Club!
Post by: McGrandpa on December 19, 2017, 10:17:36 AM
HI!  McG. has made it to 5000 posts!
Title: Re: The 5000 Club!
Post by: Aelin on December 19, 2017, 10:23:12 AM
You probably talked too fast for our poor eyes and neurons :psycho:

 :congrats:
Title: Re: The 5000 Club!
Post by: thelufias on December 19, 2017, 10:23:16 AM
LOL.....You gotta give us a chance to catch up in here but yup...you made it......
Title: Re: The 5000 Club!
Post by: McGrandpa on December 20, 2017, 02:09:50 AM
I am not so impressed now, seeing what a lot of you have made it to.  And that just depends on which roll over your post-ometer is showing too!  LOL!
Title: Re: The 5000 Club!
Post by: McGrandpa on December 20, 2017, 02:11:12 AM
You probably talked too fast for our poor eyes and neurons :psycho:

 :congrats:

I KNOW right!  Ain't it awful !??!    :crazysmile: :yippee: :tearlaugh: :winks:

Thanks!
Title: Re: The 5000 Club!
Post by: heddheld on December 20, 2017, 08:21:42 AM

aw mate ........at least your in same time zone !!


come here and you'll still be waiting  :shrug:


have fun with gifts  :mwah:

your 1/2 way to next milestone :congrats:
Title: Re: The 5000 Club!
Post by: Aelin on December 20, 2017, 08:33:45 AM
And we'll see between McG and Fafnir who will be the next for 10 000  :heeheehee:
After all, he has doubled Marcia during the race toward 5000.

But we have also in group of more than 5K FrahHawk and Margy!
Title: Re: The 5000 Club!
Post by: McGrandpa on December 20, 2017, 01:52:24 PM
I've seen this is a BIG board!  I mean, going by what I was used to on the old dial up BBS's, even the big BBS boards were tiny compared to the web forums today.   The Attic reminds me much of the old OLD buildings on Governors Island, NYC.  They are two storie buildings with basements and full attics.  The attics were full hardwood floors, there were a few windows and skylights that got covered in snow.  The attics of the barracks buildings were full of pool and billiard tables, TV sitting areas, reading and library areas, all wide open inside the attic.  The buildings were huge.  As much as 200 yards each, and three of them had T's.   There were the odd times each of us had watch duty.  Spent a weekend just looking after the place, making sure there were no thefts, fights, fires.  Duty watch.  I would spend my time shooting 8 ball on the big billiards tables.  Made shooting on smaller 8 ball tables a breeze!  Ha!  But there were many "cubby" areas, almost like rooms.   It was very cool there.  Now its all closed up.  The Coast Guards 99 year lease ran out.  And they didn't renew the lease.  So the base, including the Captain of the Port, moved out.  Oh well.  I wonder if all that gear was just left up in those attics, just collecting dust?  Power is off, so be like a bunch of ghost halls.  Kianna would be right at home!
And ALL of this tells me that all these folks find places to just BE, and we don't even bump into each other in the halls!  LOL!  It's a BIG place!
Title: Re: The 5000 Club!
Post by: thelufias on December 20, 2017, 02:39:34 PM
After the completion of the Newport Bridge they closed down the Rose Island Lighthouse and my Uncle Ray, who was in the Coast Guard and was the Light Keeper on Rose Island, was relocated to a Lighthouse in NY...but I'm not sure which one.
Title: Re: The 5000 Club!
Post by: McGrandpa on December 20, 2017, 04:51:07 PM
That's cool TL!   My dad ended his enlistment tour with two years at a light station in the Mississippi Delta somewhere.  I know they called it the Southwest Light.  He was a Radarman, on a Navy ship that was off Okinawa when the A-bombs dropped.  So his enlistment ended with the end of WW II.  Like a lot of discharged servicemen flooding the country, he had trouble finding any work at all.  He reenlisted, lateraling to the Coast Guard.  He was married then, so was given the light station.  Residential and suitable for couples, there were 3 couples covering 3 shifts.   I know the CG operated a LOT of light houses and stations.   Until Loran C and then finally GPS they also operated LORAN and Radio Stations around the world.   Redundant now, so they closed em.   Most of the CG ships became too old, obsolete.  They canned a lot of these too.  My ship is now permanent moored at the Maritime Museum in Baltimore, MD. 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historic_Ships_in_Baltimore
and
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USCGC_Taney_%28WHEC-37%29

Spent 2 years on Taney 37.  I was a Radarman.   
Title: Re: The 5000 Club!
Post by: AmirA on December 22, 2017, 06:06:53 AM
 :congrats: :mwah:
Title: Re: The 5000 Club!
Post by: McGrandpa on December 22, 2017, 06:22:37 PM
Thanks AmirA!