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Old January 17 2013, 03:50 PM   #16
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^ HA! Yes, you got me, Melakon! As a matter of fact, I still have the little plastic figures for Zoonie & Robert from the XL5 play set. I don't know where the Steve Zodiac & Venus figures got off to, but I assume they are enjoying each other's company, perhaps buried at the bottom of a sandbox in my old neighborhood!!
Oh lord, somebody else? I've still got mine too!
I also still have the XL5, too, but -unlike the Comic Book Guy- I took it out of its packaging back in 1964 and played with it for hours & hours & hours. While it has seen better days, Fireball Jr. now sits on my office shelf beside her newer, smaller, die cast twin, along with the Tardis and the NX-01. Excellent vehicles for moving the imagination around, even if they are impractical for daily commutes or holiday travel!

It is fun to go on eBay and see what prices that XL5 play set brings when someone offers it intact! I'm glad, however, that I got such good milage out of mine, even though some bits of it are now scattered through time....
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Old January 17 2013, 05:06 PM   #17
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. . . I bet that photo is a neat little treasure! . . .
I wish I still had it, but apparently lost it sometime during 1970 when my Dad died and I had to move in with relatives. I've found what seems to be the same image on the internet though, so that eases the pain a little.
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Old January 18 2013, 03:23 PM   #18
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Time gives and Time takes. I lost my own Father a while back. I am sorry to hear about you losing your Dad at that age, Melakon.
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Old January 18 2013, 03:52 PM   #19
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I certainly wasn't prepared for it. Mom had died 5 years earlier, and even though I was 19 when Dad died, I was still living at home, and legally an orphan since I was under 21 and had to have a guardian for 2 years. I even had to give up my dog. It all messed me up pretty badly and I never established a real career, just hopped around from job to job, and never finished college. Sometimes Dad shows up in dreams. I really wish I'd had the benefit of his advice as an adult, like my siblings.
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Old January 19 2013, 02:05 AM   #20
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It all messed me up pretty badly and I never established a real career, just hopped around from job to job, and never finished college. Sometimes Dad shows up in dreams. I really wish I'd had the benefit of his advice as an adult, like my siblings.
I did finish college and didn't get "real" career going either. Just jobs.

And that thing about parents showing up in your dreams, I still have that too, even after 30 years. And for you it's over 40 years. It must be a lifelong thing.
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Old January 19 2013, 02:15 AM   #21
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I had a dog from 1995-2005 (longest time ever, and first since all that), until he died, and he sometimes shows up in dreams too.
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Old January 19 2013, 04:01 PM   #22
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Every once in a while my Dad shows up in a dream. Like you, I wish I could have talked with him more as two adults would. Dreams are interesting zones. Last night I spoke with my two old housemates (a couple that eventually married & moved out west) for over two hours just before bed. I tried to bring them up to date on our other friends/neighbors that I am still in touch. Diving into these memories must have knocked other things loose in my brain, because I ended up dreaming I was back in high school with my old teachers. They were all very good folks and I liked them, but in that altered reality I was wondering why they all looked so young while I was there as present-day me.....
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Old January 19 2013, 05:37 PM   #23
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The mind does strange things. I'm over 60, but sometimes forget I'm not 35 anymore when attempting physical activities until the body screams "You idiot!"
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