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Posted By: Bruce Gibbins
Posted On: Sunday May 17, 2020 at 9:05 PM
Even with The Virus potentially lurking behind every tree and bush and the need
to be sensible, meaning, cautious in the face of a possible infection, the life of a retired old geezer remains mostly unaltered. I did venture out in the Mrs car on an errand that took me around China Bay with its numerous cafe`s and boutique eateries, bars and tourist trap clip joints and with an absence of Cruise Ship passengers, appear solemn and unappealing.

Road traffic volumes were reminiscent of 1960's levels - a welcome down sizing, if you ask me. A flashback now to the low hum of tramcar motors and the clatter of steel wheels crossing switches and pneumatic pumps hammering away.
It's difficult to visualize just how the worlds we lived in before the Wuflu hit will look like when our leaders sound the all clear. What freedoms we once took for granted, relinquished from nessesity will be reinstated or need to be reclaimed?
Interesting times await us, especially those of us, who like me, were looking at the future with eyes that now see a change that seemed to come out of nowhere, unsettling end times complacency and in our pre-pandemic arrogance giving comfort that, we may have actually got out of here alive.

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Isolation view point by Rand Anderson #48293
These days, I like to pour a glass of wine and admire my 1:24 collection. by Al Dorado #48293.1
I'm in Garden Grove area Al. Where are you ? (EOM) by Steve Jakubczak #48293.1.1
SF Bay Area. (EOM) by Al Dorado #48293.1.1.1
One of my brothers lived in Kensington for a number of years. Finally he'd had enough by Steve Jakubczak #48293.
I worked at Disneyland in the maint. department and we lived by Dick Johnson #48293.1.1.2
Oh yeah...I travel West St almost every day on my way to work. Do you remember the Melodyland by Steve Jakubczak #48293.
My family cousins .. we all hang together ... by Dennis Mong #48293.1.2
Heck yeah...what time for the burgers ? I'll bring the potato salad. I hope you like by Steve Jakubczak #48293.1.2.1
You eat what you bring ... down here in our neck of the woods ... by Dennis Mong #48293.
Hey Steve .. 1 more thang ... Could you bring a few bags of ice? .. I reckon we'll B needin it soon (EOM) by Dennis Mong #48293.
I'm right on it Big D !! (EOM) by Steve Jakubczak #48293.
AND, if you forgot the wine, go home! (EOM) by Jerry Gorsuch #48293.
Why .. we can not foget Robert Mondavi now can we ... Bring it !! (EOM) by Dennis Mong #48293.
I can only afford Thunderbird..trying ta keep things car-focused lol ! (EOM) by Steve Jakubczak #48293.
Lol. Class abounds! (EOM) by Jack Dodds #48293.
Ah. You drink alone. (EOM) by Robert Bolin #48293.1.2.2
My man .. George & I .. why we go way back .. Yes sir !!! (EOM) by Dennis Mong #48293.
Things seem to be getting back to what ever normal is by Dick Johnson #48293.2
The normal normal .. is no longer (EOM) by Dennis Mong #48293.2.1
As you know Dick, the results of this easing of conditions experiment are to be seen. Let's pray! (EOM) by Jack Dodds #48293.2.2
I agree. (EOM) by Dick Johnson #48293.2.2.1
I miss going to work because nearly all my diecast are there. by Robert Bolin #48293.3
Even with The Virus potentially lurking behind every tree and bush and the need by Bruce Gibbins #48293.4

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