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    New law: no smoking in public parks, forests?

    Ha ha no doubt! But the Volvo 544 was newer than the 444. My '58 Saab only had 3 cylinders to begin with. 2 stroke engine. I had to mix oil with the gas. It was a neat car. Very unusual and innovative. I paid 195 for it and sold it for 250. I have fond memories of it too. The Volvo not so...
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    New law: no smoking in public parks, forests?

    That's what I said, boss! "my ancient Volvo wagon..." My first car was a used red Volvo 544, 1961 I think. Later on I had a 1958 Saab. Later on I had a Mercedes Benz that I bought from Romany gypsies in Brooklyn for $200. Mostly though I had VW Beetles back then. They were the best thing...
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    New law: no smoking in public parks, forests?

    Sounds real interesting. Speaking of out of the way places I was just talking about the times I went to Boulder, Utah, in the far south of the state. It is very remote and spectacular country...but it's one of those places that "you can't get there from here". I live in southern Arizona now...
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    New law: no smoking in public parks, forests?

    Pleased to meet you, Jersey D! I've spent many nights sleeping in the Pine Barrens and I always sleep soundly in those woods. The Jersey Devil watches over me. He's my friend. PS I just recalled the last time I slept in there, and by then i was a visitor from far away, and that was years ago...
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    New law: no smoking in public parks, forests?

    I like your avatar, Manumuskin. No offense, but you look like you might have some Jersey Devil blood in your family line!
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    New law: no smoking in public parks, forests?

    If Uncle Ed had no liquor license and the cops hung out there that's good enough for me - it was a speakeasy! It was in the far south of NJ but I guess that wasn't far enough south for it to have been called a blind tiger. Is it all gone now, maybe turned into a burger king?
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    New law: no smoking in public parks, forests?

    Extreme but effective.
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    New law: no smoking in public parks, forests?

    Cool...but a speakeasy in the 1970's thru 90's? But likker was legal then! Perhaps it was a private club like the old Bucket of Blood in my old neighborhood, Inwood, NYC, turned into in its latter days - and maybe it still is for all I know - it looks sealed up from the outside. And you know...
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    New law: no smoking in public parks, forests?

    Next they will be outlawing smoking while in a car which might actually be a good thing if it worked. Then people wouldn't throw cigarettes out the car window. But these laws are really backdoor attempts to outlaw smoking and drinking - all the police traffic stop sobriety checks, laws against...
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    Then & Now Photos

    Here are some blowups of the Friendship photo that I took on September 22, 1971...
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    "Wild and windswept plains that only the Jersey 'Pineys' know"

    Just delete this thread, or the attachment, if it might be a problem. I don't have a paper copy. As i recall i once paid them to download the online article. Doesn't that give me some ownership rights to it? Anyway, that article was what first made me fall in love with the Pine Barrens*. I had...
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    "Wild and windswept plains that only the Jersey 'Pineys' know"

    If my posting this violates the "important rule for this forum" please delete it (tho the team of Philadelphia lawyers that i keep on retainer said it's OK...but I don't trust them).
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    "Wild and windswept plains that only the Jersey 'Pineys' know"

    I read this almost fifty years ago, October 1969, and I was intrigued, and then i drove my VW down from Manhattan to see it for myself.
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    The end of Garmin Basecamp

    Thanks, Boyd!
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    Then & Now Photos

    The Friendship photo is mine. I took a lot of photos around the Barrens that day, but unfortunately only that one of the still partially inhabited town of Friendship.