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Allen Forrest
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Semi-Retired and Traveling around the southeastern United States with my cameras.
Interests: computers, apple, baseball, football, pdas, red sox, shetland sheepdogs, shelties, iphones, minor leagues, wake forest demon deacons, jacksonville fl, quincy ma, greeneville tn, wireless phones, retired navy, jacksonville jaguars, push-to-talk
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Wollaston square circa. 1960. Photo from NQHS Yearbook Postcards From Wollaston I grew up in the Wollaston neighborhood of Quincy, Massachusetts. Quincy adjoins the city of Boston on its southern border and Wollaston is in the northern end of Quincy. The city’s name is pronounced... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Allen's Interests
Ha! Its funny how the definitions of the words "old" and "older" change as we age. Aren't you a little OLDER than I am?
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Deck the Chairs at Jacksonville Beach, Florida I took a walk around Latham Plaza and the Seawalk Pavillion in downtown Jacksonville Beach a couple of days ago. I didn’t have any of my cameras with me, so I shot all the photos in this post... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2019 at Allen's Interests
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I shot this photo of a sign on an outfield wall at McCormick Field, home of the Asheville Tourists, South Atlantic League (Class 'A') Minor League Baseball As a lifetime baseball fan, I have watched thousands of hours of Major League Baseball. (Take a look... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2019 at Allen's Interests
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Donnalou Stevens Bio-Pic I ran into this video recently, and immediately (probably as a result of my advancing years) I love it! From "The Texas Lovebirds" website where you can read more about Donnalou and her band: In the mid 90’s, DonnaLou was the main... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2019 at Allen's Interests
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Saturday Nov. 30, 2019 was the 101st birthday of baseball icon Mary Pratt of Quincy. All-American and former women's baseball league start Mary Pratt who is honoured on her 100th birthday at Grove Manor Estates, holds a photo of the team she played with, Friday,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2019 at Allen's Interests
Thanks, Mary Jo!
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2019 on "She Looks So Natural" at Allen's Interests
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Paula Bockman-Chato and Kaspar Being a dog lover (we have two Shelties,) any good news about my favorite pets always gets my attention. This story from Australia proves, once again, that dogs are truly "man's best friend." Sue Dunlevy and Clementine Cuneo, The Daily Telegraph... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2019 at Allen's Interests
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The Far Side by Gary Larson Gary Larson According to Wikipedia: Gary Larson (born August 14, 1950) is an American cartoonist. He is the creator of The Far Side, a single-panel cartoon series that was syndicated internationally to more than 1,900 newspapers for fifteen years.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2019 at Allen's Interests
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George Moore Chevrolet, Jacksonville Beach, Florida The Florida Times-Union Long-standing Chevrolet dealer to shut down by 2010 In May, 2009, General Motors notified 1,100 dealerships, including George Moore Chevrolet, that it was terminating its franchise agreements as part of its bankruptcy restructuring process. The manufacturer... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2019 at Allen's Interests
Thank you very much, Mary Jo! I truly appreciate your comments.
Toggle Commented Oct 25, 2019 on Baseball Fan for Life! at Allen's Interests
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Early on the morning of January 3, 2014, I headed from my home in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, to Little Talbot Island on the coast of Florida about 16 miles north of me. I had heard in the local news that a rare sighting this far... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2019 at Allen's Interests
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The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (Photo By Kevin Smith - originally posted to Flickr) According to Wikipedia: Founded in 1985, the orchestra has since performed in many venues worldwide, including New York's Carnegie Hall (2009, 2012), the Sydney Opera House (2012), London's Royal Albert... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2019 at Allen's Interests
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I have to confess that I have loved the Muppets ever since I saw their skits on "Saturday Night Live" in 1975 and 1976. When they got their own half-hour TV series, I never missed an episode. If you are a fan of the Muppets,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2019 at Allen's Interests
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"Some weasel took the cork out of my lunch." W.C. Fields W.C. Fields US actor (1880 - 1946) Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2019 at Allen's Interests
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"She Looks So Natural" © John Pritchett Check out Pritchett Cartoons website for more of his work. I Welcome Your Comments! Please Post Your Thoughts, Comments, and Remarks in the "Comments" Section below… >>>>> Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2019 at Allen's Interests
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I originally wrote and posted "Sixteen Years of Bowflex Workouts" in 2010. In that post I wrote In June of 1982, after five years of physical inactivity, I decided that it was time to get back in shape. When I retired from the Navy in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2019 at Allen's Interests
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CELEBRATING 75 YEARS OF OLYMPUS ZUIKO® LENSES CENTER VALLEY, Pa., February 8, 2011 – Olympus, acclaimed worldwide for its precision technology advancements, marks the 75th anniversary of Zuiko brand lenses during the Camera and Photo Imaging Show (CP+) in Yokohama, Japan, February 9-12. With the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2019 at Allen's Interests
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I enlisted in the U.S. Navy right out of high school and ended up spending about twenty years in the service. It was the Navy that brought me and my family to Mayport, Florida, where we settled in Jacksonville Beach. If you are interested in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2019 at Allen's Interests
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Sunrise over the Atlantic as seen from Mayport, Florida, Naval Station I'm a (very) early riser. On days that I go out for photoshoots, I am often up and out well before sunrise to get pictures of the sunrise from different places. Frequently, I'm there... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2019 at Allen's Interests
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George Jacobson The Salem News, By Bill Kipouras, Staff Writer, October 15, 2009 Ask George Jacobson to name the best golfer he had in 29 celebrated years as the varsity golf coach at Salem State College, and he'll quickly back off. "I had 26 All-Americans,"... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2019 at Allen's Interests
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English Mastiff Coming from old New England families and being a dog-lovers, (Helen and I have two Shelties,) I was surprised to learn that the Pilgrims actually brought dogs with them to the new world. This article is from The Patriot Ledger. From The Patriot... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2019 at Allen's Interests
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Lincoln Penny While walking back from my Sunday-morning jog, I found a penny in the street. My run consists of running from home to First Street, in Jacksonville Beach, and running down First Street for a few blocks. First Street runs parallel to the ocean... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2019 at Allen's Interests
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Martin Cooper, former lead engineer at Motorola said to have invented the handheld cellphone -- really, his name is on the "Radio telephone system" patent and he's credited with making the very first private handheld cellphone call from a busy New York City street on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2019 at Allen's Interests
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Last week, I attended my first photoshoot with the Beaches Photography Club. I have been a member of that organization for several years but never went out with them to shoot photos. Our outing last week was to downtown Jacksonville to photograph the city's historic... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2019 at Allen's Interests