If you listen to this podcast you will hear that I planned to talk about another subject. But, I got sidetracked and talked about something else. Hell, I forget what I talked about. I sure am not going to listen to myself for one hour now. I am 77 years of age and I do not want to spend one hour listening to me. Smile
This podcast is about my first computer my first modem. It about my TRS-80 model one. I talk about setting up a bulletin board system (BBS).
I talk about Catholic high school, Ground Observer Corp, Civil Defense and so much more. If there is an award for being dull I think I might be in line to get the award.
Please Help Us Fill The Wagon
Please join with the Fort Worth Police Department in Helping the Tarrant Area Food Bank feed those in need!
We will be collecting can goods for the Tarrant Area Food Bank on Saturday, June 30th from 9 am to 2 pm at Walmart, 7451 McCart Ave at Sycamore School Rd in Fort Worth TX.
You can also purchase your canned goods online at grocery.walmart.com, Select 7451 McCart (76133) location (this is the only location participating), place your order, and note “To be picked up by FWPD Canned Food Drive”. Your order will need to be placed before 1 pm on June 30th with pickup anytime between 9 am and 2 pm on June 30th at the McCart store. First-time customers use code WOWFRESH and you will get $10 off if you order $50, or more. If you order online please send me a message through Nextdoor or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we will make sure we get your order picked up.
We appreciate your support and hope to see you there or receive your online order.
Here are some items the Food Bank can use.
DONATE FOOD / PRODUCT
As a provider of food to hunger-relief agencies in 13 counties, Tarrant Area Food Bank depends on donations from the food industry, community food drives, and individuals. Donations of food and non-food household products are needed all year.
Food and product accepted by Tarrant Area Food Bank include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Although we can accept food industry donations of frozen and refrigerated food, we cannot accept such product from individuals or community food drives due to food safety guidelines requiring verification of continuous, uninterrupted refrigeration. Nonperishable foods of every kind are welcomed from individuals and community drives, as well as from the food industry.
“…Fairyland Park was an amusement park, located at 7501 Prospect Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. The park operated from 1923 to 1977, at which time it was closed due to lack of attendance to the park and storm damage in late 1977. Marcia Brancato Accurso’s grandfather, Salvatore “Sam” Brancato, a Sicilian immigrant and blacksmith by trade, came to the United States in 1896. After settling in Kansas City, he went into the grocery business, then began buying up real estate. He opened Fairyland Park in 1923. It would be in the family until its closing in 1977. A year after “Sam”s passing in 1976. Admission to blacks was only to private groups and employees, until 1964. After protest marches, demonstrations and arrests for blocking the entrance, was general admission not segregated. Admission cost to the park was kept low (25 cents by 1971). A storm in late 1977, which by some accounts was ‘a wind storm’, and by others ‘a tornado’, caused extensive damage to the park. This, combined with the nearby park Worlds of Fun caused the venerable park to shutter for good. During the 1950s and 1960s, Fairyland boasted 3 roller coasters, an 8 story Ferris wheel(which was bent in half durina g tornado), a swimming pool(double Olympic size)(closed in late 50’s), bumper cars, a shooting range, and even a petting zoo at one time. “Sam” loved children smiling, and bought the “Kiddeland” at 85th & Wornall, moving the rides to Fairyland. Fairyland and its owners tried a number of gimmicks throughout their later days trying to compete with the newer and shinier Worlds of Fun built in 1972. Summer Jams included REO, Dr. Hook, Blue Oyster cult, Charlie Daniels, and many others in the final summers. In 1967 arsonist failed to burn the wooden rollercoaster, The Brancato family commissioned the construction of a new roller coaster, The Wildcat, in 1967. It would not be enough. The Wildcat was the park’s biggest ride, and helped the park stay competitive. Other promotions included advertising saying “Where “Fun” is Still Affordable”, keeping their admission at fifty cents while Worlds of Fun was charging five dollars, in addition to parking. With attendance dwindling, the park suffered major storm damage in the winter of 1977–1978, and never re-opened. Whether or not the park really was damaged was always questioned, with some believing the park was just deciding to shut down and needing a reason. The Brancato family tried unsuccessfully to redevelop The Fairyland parcel as many things after the park closed, a swap meet and a zoo were mentioned. But in the end, the park would never again entertain guests…” From Wikipedia
Trump promised to “Make America Great Again,” but seven months into his presidency he has done exactly the opposite: stoking hate and division, selling out to lobbyists, and profiting at the public’s expense. Robert Reich explains that for the good of the country, it is time for all of us to speak out against him.
This is my first podcast using PodBean. It is audio only.
If you wish to see the video and listen to the audio at the same time then here is the link for you to find it on YouTube.
The audio and video are 41 minutes. You might want to listen to the audio on a drive to work or if you are out running.
What other way do you listen to podcasts?
I setup a bulletin board system called Howard's Notebook in 1982. People connected at 300 baud. Upgrades and new things were done until 1995 when the world wide web was invented. Howard's Notebook was then moved to the web and is still in operation.
I been blogging since 1982! I had one of the first webcams online.