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milkbanditMon Jan-22-24 03:33 PM
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"I don't want to let go"


          

i guess i am somewhat sentimental. the older i get, the more i think about the past and things gone by, people who are gone.

just now a strange thing happened. i was napping and i woke suddenly with a strong sense of Louis and his autobiography, 'education of a wandering man'

as i recall that book came out the year he died, 1988. (or very close) i read that book several times in the late 80s and early 90s. still have it, been a while since i re-read it. but here's my point:


i don't WANT to let go. i don't WANT certain things to drift into oblivion. i resent that the 'new' world culture is burying our past under tiktok videos and silly memes on facebook. all that crap is so pointless to me. the 20th century was a grand one, good and bad, but certainly huge in stature and wide-ranging in its power and effects on people(s) and the planet. why does that have to die off? i don't get it.

yes i suppose it's counterintuitive to resist change too much. yeah i get that. but again, i don't WANT the old things to be just gone forever. i want to keep old traditions and topics alive, ALONG SIDE the new stuff. problem is (IMO) the new culture wants nothing to do with old things/traditions/events.

i am growing older. i have a few years left and i vow that for the rest of MY TIME here on this earth i will just resign to live in my little bubble, one rife with old-world vibes and rich with memories of people, places, and ideas/cultures which MATTER ENOUGH TO BE PRESERVED, even if that only means they are preserved in a limited fashion, within my tiny bubble.

in the end, i suspect, memories are all we are left with. that is how it feels for me, anyway. i gotta say, i like my memories. i have lived a good life, one i am thankful for. Louis and his books were/are a big part of that life i lived. i'm not ready to let go...

not yet.


---bandit


  

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Sackettter8Tue Jan-23-24 04:44 PM
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Very well said Bandit, your words are encouraging but well heeded as to what this generation has come too. I know we aren't supposed to talk politics, but this society needs to be respectful and mindful of things to come. Were a country afire from within and I too miss the forum of old. A few of the old timers have passed on and I remember all the discussions on Louis and his adventures, allowing us to ride along as he put pen and paper to another great tale of the west.
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NoogaStrongThu Feb-29-24 11:06 PM
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Remember when a new member joined someone would welcome him/her to the camp fire? Good times. When I found this site, I had one child. Now I have three and three grandkids, lol.

You two fellows, Bear, Dead River Sailor, Mike (of course!), Les, Dave, Emmy, Shaney, Jeri, Will Orr, and lots of others made it feel like a family. And who thought that Beau L’Amour would actually take time to answer questions, usually in depth?

Good times. Still reading those books and thanks for the info about the movies.

Otis Tom

  

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blamourMon Feb-05-24 05:29 PM
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Try -- https://www.thefedoralounge.com -- from the outside it looks like it's all about appearal but once you are registered and into the forums it's all about every aspect of the 20th century. And it's a very lively forum, it's suffered very little from social media draining away posters!


  

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Carcosa2004Mon Mar-04-24 09:58 PM
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I've been away from the forum for a bit, but I'm glad I checked in and saw this post.

I suspect many of us are much of the same mindset. I don't me...mostly. Our culture as we know it seems devoid of anything of value, I also retreat to my bubble as you call it. Perhaps the key is realizing that we are all in that same bubble. That culture is STILL out there...just a little harder to find in the sea of insanity.

  

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