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Everything posted by JimF-LowBari

  1. 2 shots and 1 booster. Waiting to see my (half my freaking age) doctor to get info from her. Connected to a teaching hospital so always want the latest before i do anything.
  2. Yeah after Ollie passed the people running the company REALLY expanded. Just shake my head where the stores are located. IIRC he started it as something to do after he retired. Too bad can’t post pics as have an Ollie bobble head on the entertainment center and a 4 inch Ollie Christmas tree ornament. Both so bizarre looking its hilarious. Irony is Ollie was Jewish. Harrisburg area success story 😆
  3. Hey member of Ollie’s Army here. Funny seeing Terri mention it as Ollie was a local businessman and first two stores are from my home area. That was when Ollie was running things and yes he looked like the drawing in the ads 😱. Helluva businessman and character. When he passed away found out he was buried in the same cemetery as my family’s plot. 😳
  4. Would have been an interesting judges meeting if they hadn’t won. 😬 Anyone else ever see the old Bowery Boys/Dead End Kids movies. 😆
  5. My favorite was big screen in background showing corps coming in for retreat. Head “groveling for dollars” guy saying “you’re not missing anything” in front of the screen. Ultimate was cutting away from Finals to go to state Capitol for budget vote. PA was late on budget again. Crossmen were only PA corps in Finals that year. You could see Crossmen coming out while previous corps was performing. Then…. “we’re cutting away to go to the Capitol “. 😱🤬🤬🤬🤬
  6. Neato will have to read and save this when I have time. Reminds me to dig out the Conn ad from 1929 in Legion magazine. Has Post band from my town but never did find out where the Post was located. (Disbanded ????)
  7. Oops was responding to Jeff and he would know. Thats the local PBS station in Hershey PA
  8. At least she didn’t use a choker chain to keep you from going too far. Down boy *gack*. 🤪
  9. Curious… where was this at. Know American Legion had Post MB competition along with the DCs back in the 20s and 30s. HS is news to me.
  10. Mine is a piece of heavy paper that doesn’t fit in the wallet. Wouldn’t last too long as can’t laminate it. Have that with other important stuff at the house. Hoping a cell phone pic will be allowed if I need to show:
  11. And PBS stations always looking for other things that did bring in the money. I remember when WITF started that had an actual auction on air that lasted a week.
  12. 10-15 years back asked about why some people only tried out for top corps. Good many responses said “only option worth the money “. If season and show complexity gets cut back, how many will think its not worth the money
  13. Certainly hope so for safety and insurance.
  14. Someone want to tell me what years you two are talking about? American Legion started SAL organization in the 30s which had Jr corps. Don’t know of competing HS bands then. Where Jeff lives they had competing HS bands in mid 70s if not earlier. That’s where our corps found members when it reformed in 74.
  15. Lost track but last I saw local PBS station was doing Doo wop reunion tour as fund raiser. And instead of big night of DCI there are a couple of smaller ones a year.
  16. To keep it corps related 🙄 Tubi had the show about drum corps that put me to sleep. (Don’t need to watch clips of practice sessions) Tubi and Vudu are free but commercials up the you know what. I watch little network tv (don’t have premium channels either) so was using for shows I didn’t watch years ago (3rd Rock From the Sun, etc). I haunt local Goodwill and Salvation Army stores for family member who sells old books. Cuz of that have built up pretty good dvd collection of comedies and history/documentaries.
  17. Bought a tablet last year and use that to “cast” to the TV. Kind of hit and miss if it works right for some things. Mainly for Tubi and Apple+ when I has a free year.
  18. I have LG and will have to check. Gotta work better than using home WiFi and internet app on the TV. Which was better than physically hooking laptop to old tv and using tv as the monitor.
  19. Need to check the apps available on my webTV. Keep forgetting I can search for apps not already loaded. Can get more SiriusXM channels on that than the car which sucks (miss the Live RnR channel 316 in the car)
  20. Well I lived less than 2 hours from Crossmens original home and had an ex corps mate join them before he aged out. Plus my corps, Reading Buccs and Crossmen would perform at each other’s concert shows in the late 70s. So I’d know more about the organization that lot of others.
  21. Crossmen feeder that didn’t last past a few seasons, that’s all I remember. I read G7 overview and at the time thought DCI was heading towards 12-14 corps only. Those corps would spilt into 2 groups and tour together to save $$$ (group up on gas, food, etc). Then mid tour shuffle the groups.
  22. Notice this is from the corps FB page which is a good place to put it. Also didn’t see the two threads where the corps announced they were not fielding which turned into a total manure pile. If corps management deleted them, that’s a good sign too as the personal attacks made the corps look bad.
  23. Doesn’t DCI have a minimum number of marchers to be able to compete in a DCI show?
  24. Want to clue in the rest of us 😈. And was going to get FLO last year but DCA went all online so stuck with that. May be retired but didn’t have time to watch DC almost every night for two(?) weeks.
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