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Where are we all from ??

by Don K.
posted 07-13-2009 06:08 PM


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Tim Dahn

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#151 posted 07-26-2009 12:25 PM

I was raised in Erie PA, for 25 years, moved to Tulsa Ok for 16 years and now live in Shenandoah Valley VA. I have traveled all around SE Oklahoma Don, up and down Rt 69 many times.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#152 posted 07-26-2009 04:32 PM

Hey Tim.... I have been to your old stomping grounds up in Erie several times myself.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#153 posted 07-26-2009 05:46 PM

Steve – Hmmm.. Born in Maryland but dad was Air Force so lived in Illinois, Virginia, Ohio, England, Montana. Joined the Navy and lived in Florida, Naples, Italy, Washington, Virginia Beach and England (again). Have visited numerous countries over the years – including Perth, W.A. a couple of times (fantastic place!). Currently on an extended stop in Vancouver, WA across the river from Portland, OR and finding that between the WA governor and the OR governor I have found out what it is like to live with pure insanity. This is definitely not the final stop on this bus!!

Oh, will be retiring from the Naval Reserve in 6 months, so if anyone has any tips on making the transition smooth, all are welcome.. and I am collecting ideas for my shadowbox as well!

-- Steve, Vancouver, WA

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acesylvain

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#154 posted 07-26-2009 06:27 PM

Raised in Quebec,Canada now i have been on Vancouver island for 16 y

Sylvain,

-- Syl,Courtenay,B.C

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#155 posted 07-26-2009 07:37 PM

Steve (NavyCop68) I spent a year in Naples Italy myself while in the Navy….loved it over there.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#156 posted 07-26-2009 07:56 PM

I see that a lot of you guys move around a lot what is the reason for those move.
I can see that some was for the army or navy but others I don’t know.

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#157 posted 07-26-2009 08:14 PM

frank, aka shinju from rockland ny

-- enjoy, be well and enjoy life with all around you

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#158 posted 07-26-2009 10:40 PM

Don K. – It was definitely an experience!! I have to admit it was a wild place to live and the food was fantastic. I was there from 89 – 92 before the Euro evened out the prices and was able to afford to live there well. Had a blast and developed my love to caprese salad!

-- Steve, Vancouver, WA

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#159 posted 07-26-2009 11:56 PM

Ahhhhh….caprese salad…..I LOVED it !!!! I was there from 86 to 87…just missed you lol.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#160 posted 07-27-2009 12:04 AM

NavyCop68 where in England were you based?.......

Andy

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#161 posted 07-27-2009 07:59 AM

I was based out of Naval Support Activity in Agnano. Afsouth was in Bagnoli (over the hill) and I patrolled throughout the area (Capodichino was the air base and Pinetamare was government housing). Got up to Gaeta a few times – to the beaches.

-- Steve, Vancouver, WA

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#162 posted 07-27-2009 08:13 AM

Steve,
I was stationed on Capodichino….When I was there…it was still the air base…but it was also the female barricks….almost 1500 military females lived on one side of the parking lot…and 25 Sea Bees on the other side. I will not EVEN say the things I saw go on in those rooms…lol.

Went to NSA all the time.

Went to Gaeta a few times myself. We were there when they blew up the USO…remember that ??

-- Don S.E. OK

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#163 posted 07-27-2009 08:55 AM

I just missed that actually.. or was it the bombing of the seamans center in downtown that I just missed.. so much happened that I can’t remember it all! They actually still use Capo, though it has been upgraded extensively (multi-million dollars worth) and NSA is shut down. They moved to an “admin site” closer to the Capo side of town and out of that horrible area they were in.

-- Steve, Vancouver, WA

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#164 posted 07-27-2009 08:57 AM

Pommy – forgot to reply to you as well!! I was stationed at the base at West Ruislip (RAF W. Ruislip) as well as doing security at RAF Daws Hill and a couple of other support sites. The interesting thing is that I was working there 30 years after we left England when dad was in the Air Force and stationed at those exact same bases! Truly came full circle on that one, eh!

-- Steve, Vancouver, WA

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#165 posted 07-27-2009 09:24 AM

Ah thats London way my friend about 40 miles from were i am now but glad you enjoyed your time here on our fair isle

Andy

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#166 posted 07-27-2009 10:13 AM

Born in the Cannon Gate within 150 yards from the Royal Palace of Holyrood, Edinburgh, Scotland, now live in the Kingdom of Fife.

Bill

-- Bill,Bonnie Scotland

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#167 posted 07-27-2009 12:13 PM

I pay rent in Brooklyn, NY (America’s 4th largest city), But I spend my winters down in Cahuita, Costa Rica…and much of the summer (as much as I can) at my cottage near Bath, NY.

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz

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#168 posted 07-28-2009 05:55 AM

Steve…glad to here they upgraded Capodichino, that place was a dump 20+ years ago when I was there…way past its prime..but man oh man…did we have fun there. Some of my favorite memorys from the navy are from living at Capodichino.

Hey…I see this topic is now a “Sticky”...cool !!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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#169 posted 07-28-2009 03:26 PM

Born in San Francisco, CA…raised in Greenville and Quincy, CA (NE Sierra’s), moved back to the Bay Area….came full circle. Currently living 50 miles No of San Francisco. Love it here, love the weather. When all of you comment on heat and humidity…avg temp here in the summer…80 with nice fog belt moving in during the evening…natural air conditioning.

-- Robin, California

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#170 posted 07-28-2009 03:34 PM

Masrol from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#171 posted 07-28-2009 03:40 PM

Born and raised in Queens NY now living in Long Island, NY

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#172 posted 07-30-2009 06:25 PM

Born and raised in Waynesville, NC, have lived in Hawaii, Washington State, California, Back to NC and finally the last 20 years in Snellville, Georgia.

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#173 posted 07-30-2009 07:38 PM

Born in Belgrade Yugoslavia, grew up in suburbs of Chicago, served 4 yrs in AF in Abilene TX, live in Rockwall Tx, suburb of Dallas.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#174 posted 08-03-2009 08:14 AM

Z…what brought you from Yugoslavia ??

-- Don S.E. OK

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#175 posted 08-03-2009 11:17 AM

Born & raised in Indianapolis, IN. Lived here my whole life with the exception of 4 years getting brainwashed at Indiana U. in Bloomington.

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#176 posted 08-03-2009 05:46 PM

I’m originally from Newport, Ky, but while I was in the Army I have lived in the following places for at least a year each: Ft. Campbell, KY; Ft. Bragg, NC; Key West, FL; Fort Rucker, AL; Fort Polk, LA; and overseas in South Korea, Germany and Iraq, and finally retired in Carthage, NY outside of Ft. Drum where I had been stationed for the last four years. I guess the good thing about my life is I recognize so many of the hometowns listed on here and have been to or at least near quite a few of them.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#177 posted 08-03-2009 06:02 PM

I live in the shadow of the Mouse in lovely Orlando Florida.

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#178 posted 08-03-2009 06:30 PM

Fort Myers Fl.

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#179 posted 08-04-2009 02:00 AM

Robert Canton, New York

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#180 posted 08-04-2009 02:21 AM

Hi everyone. Lenny here. I will chime in to represent the smallest state in the USA, Rhode Island or Little Rhody as we lovingly refer to it. And before the wisecracks begin…yeah, we can land a plane here. lol
I have yet to learn of another RIer on LJs. Any out there?

Way to go Don. Another great post!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#181 posted 08-04-2009 02:44 AM

Noble, Oklahoma—born and raised..

-- It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.

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#182 posted 08-04-2009 02:53 AM

South Jersey Here
Steve

-- Hey, It will always make good firewood!!

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#183 posted 08-04-2009 03:09 AM

Netherlands, The Hague.
Lived and worked, among other places, in Hamburg, Ruhr area, Brussels and Antwerp.

http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/The_Hague

-- Fred

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#184 posted 08-04-2009 03:09 AM

A little place called St.Helens…

-- Believe in the power of one - Evan Tanner

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#185 posted 08-04-2009 04:27 AM

the St Helens in WA?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#186 posted 08-04-2009 04:30 AM

Nah Bob…my good friend Paul in from merry old England.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#187 posted 08-04-2009 11:47 AM

Brandon, Manitoba… a recent arrival after living in Springfield, Mb and then Manitoba’s capital Winnipeg.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#188 posted 08-04-2009 03:54 PM

Thanks Don, although i didnt know you guys had a St.Helens over there.

http://www.visitsthelens.com/

This is my town

-- Believe in the power of one - Evan Tanner

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#189 posted 08-04-2009 11:39 PM

Paul, we had a Volcano erupt several years ago called Mount. St. Helen’s

-- Don S.E. OK

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#190 posted 08-05-2009 12:00 AM

Grew up in Chicago then I growed up in Georgia and here I shall pay taxes until They kick me out. G.A is the only state with no natural lakes, so take that for useless info

-- GO DAWGS!

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#191 posted 08-05-2009 01:54 AM

I thought there was a town called St Helens near the Mount that blew here in WA, but its across the Columbia near Woodland in Oregon

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#192 posted 08-05-2009 02:35 AM

I know that Don but its not the same as the town is it?
You know my American knowlege pretty much only comes from you buddy

-- Believe in the power of one - Evan Tanner

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#193 posted 08-06-2009 01:48 PM

Millersville, MD

-- "There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't"

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#194 posted 08-06-2009 04:56 PM

Hi I’m from Lenox ,Michigan.1 hour north of Detroit,

-- Bill in Mich

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#195 posted 08-06-2009 06:16 PM

I was born in Hiawassee, GA
Grew up just over the state line in Brasstown, NC
Went to college in Boone, NC
And now I live in Baltimore, MD

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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#196 posted 08-06-2009 06:29 PM

Originally from Ohio, but now living in Vancouver, WA.

-- - Jim, Carroll, OH

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#197 posted 08-06-2009 11:50 PM

Steve – born in and first 13 years in Detroit Michigan (moved before the riots).
Five years Army with three in Germany, missed doing a rotation to Nam.
Foreign business travel to Zurich, Singapore, Tokyo, Vienna, Paris, Honduras, England and several stops in Germany. Way too many trips to Mexico. Used to commute to Canada under a work Visa. Probably only a handful of states in US not visited.
Last 22 years in Trenton Michigan, about 15 minutes south of Detroit.

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#198 posted 08-08-2009 07:32 PM

I live in Auburn, Georgia.
It’s about 50 miles north east of Atlanta

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#199 posted 08-08-2009 08:07 PM

morley MI. about 50 north of grand rapids

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#200 posted 08-08-2009 08:58 PM

Harker Heights, Texas, but currently in Baghdad. Just hit 6 months, so I am half way done for this trip.

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