They stood there laughing...

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They stood there laughing...

Postby BruceP on Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:22 pm

and the walls came down

Where were you?

I was under one of the houses we built for Native Housing up in NWT. My buddy, Greg, and I were insulating the floor joists. It was -25 and snowing like a bastard. 2:00 in the afternoon and along comes our boss (a first generation polish immigrant) and tells us to shut it down, we were going back to the hovel we were staying in while working up there. He said we probably wouldn't be working the next day either. G and I are like, "whaaa?"

Our boss could barely contain himself and we knew something was up.

We spent the rest of that day and most of the night watching tv, eating, drinking and talking. A most righteous celebration it was.
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Re: They stood there laughing...

Postby Chris Fleming on Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:25 pm

mmmkay....
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Re: They stood there laughing...

Postby Craig on Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:30 pm

A few questions:

- Which walls came down?
- When?
- Who is they and why are they laughing?
- Where on Earth are you that is -25 at 2pm?
- What did you know that was up?
- Why were you celebrating?

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Re: They stood there laughing...

Postby BruceP on Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:46 pm

Sorry

Where were you when you heard the news from Berlin on Nov. 9 1989?
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Re: They stood there laughing...

Postby Bill on Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:46 pm

JFK - "Ich bin ein Berliner"
Reagan - "Tear down this wall"
0bama - "ummm ummm ummm ummm ummmm ummmm"
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Re: They stood there laughing...

Postby Darth Rock&Roll on Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:55 pm

Craig wrote:A few questions:

- Which walls came down?
- When?
- Who is they and why are they laughing?
- Where on Earth are you that is -25 at 2pm?
- What did you know that was up?
- Why were you celebrating?

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-The Berlin Wall
-'89
- all of europe, mostly germans
- inside the arctic circle (canada's north west territories)
- communism was fallling
- communism fell

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Re: They stood there laughing...

Postby BruceP on Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:03 pm

One of the stories my boss told us that day was about his uncle who came from Poland to visit the year before. They went shopping and while they were at Safeway, the uncle was like, "Is it always like this?...with the shelves full of food?"

Tom, "yes...always"

The uncle, "what happens when the shelves are empty?"

Tom, "The shelves are never empty"

The uncle started sobbing uncontrollably
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Re: They stood there laughing...

Postby cdobe on Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:05 pm

I have to admit that I don't know it anymore :-[

But I know that some relatives were visiting shortly thereafter. They came with a funny little car - a Lada - and went shopping all day. They got their Ostmark exachanged with DM par on par plus 100 DM for a welcome :o

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Re: They stood there laughing...

Postby cerebus on Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:07 pm

I was a Military Cop in Italy. I remember everyone playing the Skorpions song "Winds of Change" everywhere. Wish I coulda been there in Berlin when the wall came down, but it's probably better I wasn't, drunkenness plus lots of excited horny German chicks equals high probability of some kinda venereal disease... :P
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Re: They stood there laughing...

Postby Craig on Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:21 am

Shooter wrote:Sorry

Where were you when you heard the news from Berlin on Nov. 9 1989?



i was 4 years and 3 days old. Probably wasn't keeping up with current events back then :P Guess I should brush up on my history
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Re: They stood there laughing...

Postby shawnsegler on Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:14 am

I remember everyone playing the Skorpions song "Winds of Change" everywhere.


Gleh....I remember that too.
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Re: They stood there laughing...

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Re: They stood there laughing...

Postby zenshiite on Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:08 am

I was 10 years old. I was probably playing with Batman toys.
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Re: They stood there laughing...

Postby The K Prodigy on Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:26 am

I was being a baby. Don't I make you feel old now.
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Re: They stood there laughing...

Postby Michael on Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:35 am

Delivering pizza on my little motor bike. Came back from a run and saw it on the big screen. Went out for another delivery.
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