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Days Gone By

Postby Fred Steeves » Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:23 am

I find old film like this utterly fascinating. As many of us are not so far removed from our elder sunset years any more, I wonder how our brief life summaries on camera might look to people a century from now, as these from 1929 look to us here in the present. Of course so on and so on as the centuries continue to unfold:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FE30a4J38Q
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Postby Fred Steeves » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:29 am

Atlantic City 1928. People being people in a far different era. This would have been my grandparent's into my great grandparent's generation in their prime. I wonder how people 100 years from now will see us doing our present daily thing once we as well are long gone.
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Postby Fred Steeves » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:38 pm

I didn't even know this footage existed, have only ever seen pictures. (the video works regardless of how it looks)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkjjxioYIuE
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Re: Days Gone By

Postby Christine » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:37 pm

Thanks for this thread Fred, it struck me just a few days ago how totally different "reality" is now. Just going back and looking at the fashions, thoughts, and hopes of the 50's and 60's it is so clear that we are absolutely living in a different world. It brings it many ponderings of how younger people will never have the experiences we did... When we are gone the days will be gone by. I think this is one of the reasons I am so drawn to share with people much younger than myself, as if I can transmit not just memories but the gnosis that goes with having lived such a full life.

It seems that the Titanic is being raised again as more people wake up to the gross deceptions we've been living with.
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Postby Fred Steeves » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:15 am

Christine wrote:Thanks for this thread Fred, it struck me just a few days ago how totally different "reality" is now. Just going back and looking at the fashions, thoughts, and hopes of the 50's and 60's it is so clear that we are absolutely living in a different world. It brings it many ponderings of how younger people will never have the experiences we did... When we are gone the days will be gone by. I think this is one of the reasons I am so drawn to share with people much younger than myself, as if I can transmit not just memories but the gnosis that goes with having lived such a full life.

It seems that the Titanic is being raised again as more people wake up to the gross deceptions we've been living with.


For me anyway Christine, it depends on how it's looked at. I see from the old footage a world I never knew, and is foreign to me, but I also see people going about their busy daily lives same as today; I have to assume it will be the same generations from now when people of the future look back on us now.

You know it's kind of odd I've gotten this silly little habit of gauging young people by were they even born, or have perhaps the slightest wee memory of 9/11, or what life was like before the internet, cell phones or cable t.v., and then I wonder if my grandparents who went through the great depression, Pearl Harbor, and WW 2 felt similar when looking at my generation. Hell, I don't even know what it was like to chase the ice delivery guy down the street on a hot summer day, but I *do* remember what it was like to chase the ice cream man down the street LOL!

I think it's great that you make a concerted point of passing down the essence of your like experience to the kids of today, much as some of them, the ones who wind up putting in the work to care enough anyway, will in turn do as they're turning old and gray. I think that's really important. It matters.

I absolutely do think the changes are coming faster and faster, a quickening if you will, and our generation is most certainly a bridge between how things used to be, and what they will be, which will very likely be unrecognizable to us before too long. And to the kids then it will be natural. Isn't that weird?

The biggest glaring difference I see occurring today IS the recognition, the unveiling, of things previously well concealed that the people in those old films would never be privy to, it would have been unrecognizable to them. But what a double edged sword that is, discerning the truth from bullshit; and then, what do we do with it, and will it ultimately matter?

Maybe the kids of tomorrow can tell us the answer to that one...
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Re: Days Gone By

Postby Spiritwind » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:57 pm

Fred Steeves wrote:Atlantic City 1928. People being people in a far different era. This would have been my grandparent's into my great grandparent's generation in their prime. I wonder how people 100 years from now will see us doing our present daily thing once we as well are long gone.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGSK3q0CJtw



Just had to comment about how EVERYONE has a hat on! And the kids were all quite curious about being filmed. I wonder, too, how footage of our times a hundred years into the future will impact people, what they will notice about us (I can certainly speculate). I also wish I could see film of a hundred years into the future.
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Postby Fred Steeves » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:00 am

On a far different note, stumbled across Berlin July 1945. I had a grandfather who made it through as a bomber pilot over Germany so he had a hand in this (a very kind man he was, interesting that odd dichotomy). He, his wife and young boy (my grandmother and father) were also stationed and housed in Berlin (in the residence of a former SS officer and family) right after it was over as well, so I was half looking for a young familiar face.

On the other side of the coin, my wife's mother and grandmother were on the receiving end of those bombs in Berlin. I remember her grandmother describing how utterly terrifying it was when the bombs fell; running for your life, tripping over blown apart bodies of children and such...

I've been to Berlin. Magnificent city, and a strong sense of history still lingers in the air for those who can feel it.
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Re: Days Gone By

Postby Fred Steeves » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:03 am

I thought this one was pretty cool.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Or45B7CGfY
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