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Just for fun on a very slow day . . .
I have converted 2,000 color slides I took between 1955 and 1985 to digital images, and if the JPG Nation is nice to me, I will â€œonlyâ€ upload the best of them, about fifteen-hundred or so. At 20 a day, that shouldnâ€™t be a problem . . . .
I keep thinking I have already uploaded some of them. Didn't I post some shots of Brazil? I must have done something to my account . . . .
Here are some random shots taken in the late 60s. At the time, I was attending the Virginia Military Institute (VMI), in Lexington, Virginia.
VMI was a grind. The cadets referred to VMI as the â€œun-college,â€ a takeoff on â€œ7-Upâ€™sâ€ ad campaign that touted 7-Up as the â€œun-cola.â€ There was a saying that VMI was a â€œgood place to be from, not at.â€
Of course, 40 years later my classmates and I are rabid alumni, and we share the universal opinion among the â€œold guardâ€ that the â€œsoftâ€ cadets of today would never have â€œcut itâ€ back in the â€œold corps.â€ (So true!)
Occasionally, they â€œlet us out,â€ and we made the most of it. In my case, I usually made a beeline for the Peppermint Lounge at the foot of Atlantic Avenue, in Virginia Beach, where Bill Deal and the Rhondells played the best â€œbeachâ€ music.
Shots were taken in Lexington, Virginia Beach, Washington, and Jackson, Tennessee (with Linda).
Camera: Brownie Hawkeye, $8.99 new in the box!
I hope these shots provide some fun and remind you of some great times (but not necessarily with me)!
As always, thanks for looking!
Also by Richard Knight
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