Originally Posted by SteveS
Yes it is. Posting anywhere in off topic will not add to your count.
So go topside and do some posting!
I finally upgraded my scanner with one that will talk to my "Vista" system and it will be nice to add some more old pix to this thread myself.
Thanks Steve, I finally started to look at the beginning of this thread and I got up to page 31. Some really awesome photos
and some great stories!! On post #17, it was nice to see the pre photo shot for the postcard with all ORA's Aeroplanes lined up on the field. AAC Cadet I believe asked who were the names of people in the photo and Bill Hammond answered, when he came to my name, he wrote " Long Island (?) son and Father (Stan). I got a laugh.
I can't believe that photo was taken over 27 years ago. Also I saw two other photos of myself on #286 & # 288 , one photo was of me holding the ladder in the Renault that I stole from the announcer's tower. Cole & David were also in the Renault. My Dad took a similar photo. The other was a photo of a huge explosion in front of Fifi's with the armored car, looks like either during the bombing raid, " The Hotel De Paris" was already hit. I am on the left side of the photo. We all tried to get as close to the bombs to put on the best show we could. After running around on the field during the " Bombing Raid" after some time & experience , we could see the Bombs falling and by instinct, know the trajectory and get a pretty good idea how close they would hit!!
One time when I was riding in the Armored Car with David driving, one of the falling Bombs came so close, like I said, we would know if it would be close or not but on that particular Sunday this bomb was heading for the Armored Car. I believe in the back where I was standing was a wooden hatch. Well I knew that this was going to be a VERY CLOSE
"hit"! I closed the hatch just in time and ducked and the whole inside filled up with Char Coal power. The bomb hit the Armored Car about 2 inches away from the hatch or about 15 inches from my head ! It was a good thing I closed the hatch and I'm 100% sure that David remembers that!!
I Think I lost some of my hearing from the Very loud explosions and hundreds of concerts that I attended over the years!
Just one of my stories.
BTW, I would like to know if somebody who has those photos of me, I would love to have a copy of them in full resulution.
Steve, since you brought up scanners, I would like to purchase a really good Photo printer / Scanner. Does anybody recommend one? TIA