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CharlieM1958

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1857 days ago

A few of the profile photos I’ve seen posted lately gave me an idea for a fun coffee lounge post. How about us old folks sharing a photo or two of ourselves when we were “in our prime”? Play fair, guys… no joke photos Odie and Dan…. just a little fun reminiscing about our youth.

Here I am circa 1965 & 1976. Yes, I had hair once… and lots of hairspray to go with it!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"


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pommy

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#1 posted 1857 days ago

mate you look good in the bow tie

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

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sharad

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#2 posted 1857 days ago

Charlie, this is a good idea and I am sure many will respond to it. You look very charming.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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jockmike2

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#3 posted 1857 days ago

Not me, I looked just like Alfred E Newmen when I was a kid. No kidding. I looked like a dead ringer for the guy on the cover of Mad Magazine.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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mmh

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#4 posted 1857 days ago

What a cutie! Love the hair! Just think of the easy maintenance you have now . . . Gosh, where are those old photos of mine?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1857 days ago

Hey Charlie
You have a bigger smile then ever.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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YorkshireStewart

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#6 posted 1857 days ago

Here’s the young YS standing by his overheated Ariel Red Hunter (cost me $6) just over forty years ago on the St Gotthard Pass, Switzerland

St Gotthard Pass circa 1968

... and nearly sixty years ago aboard an unidentified trike on the play area kindly provided by the Luftwaffe:
On the trike

I’m not mentioning hair!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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CharlieM1958

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#7 posted 1857 days ago

Way to go, Yorkie…. that’s what I’m talking about!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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sharad

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#8 posted 1857 days ago

YS, how nice to see the Red Hunter and the tricycle with their rugged and cute owner respectively.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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pommy

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#9 posted 1857 days ago

Stuart cool photos i wish i had some of my own but losing my hair at 13 put payed to that i hate having my photo taken even now

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

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patron

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#10 posted 1857 days ago

heres 1 of me at 24 , all pics before that got lost or burned .
the only ones of me past 12 , are in posesion of police depts. around the country.
as that is when i was ” let go ” by the step father and my mother .
this when i had been e carpenter for 3 years allready and had
built restaurants and recording studio seen in my projects

and this is me today ,
happy lumberjock !

thanks charlie !
good post .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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YorkshireStewart

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#11 posted 1857 days ago

I have just realised a woodworking connection with the Ariel picture above… The luggage was an early project in plywood. Probably cost more than the bike!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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Loucarb

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#12 posted 1857 days ago

I hope I did this right but I am on the left circa 1950

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PineInTheAsh

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#13 posted 1857 days ago

Yorkshire: Love the bikes…both of them!

But, gentlemen please can we not talk of hair.

After all…

How do you dare
to talk of hair
please don’t stare
when my dome is nearly bare
there’s just a bit here and there
though my scalp gets plenty of air
I really and truely don’t care.

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#14 posted 1857 days ago

I was only 19.. in Penang . Malaysia. Snake temple

On Victoria Peak over looking HK harbor same year.. 1978

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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CharlieM1958

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#15 posted 1857 days ago

David, Larry…..these are great!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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