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Old 01-06-2008, 12:56 PM
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I play golf with a guy who played minor league hockey. He is really a great guy (a native canadian). It led me to wonder how many of our members were involved in professional sports.
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Old 01-06-2008, 03:11 PM
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Default Re: Have you ever been a spots professional?

Of course! And the team nicknamed me Bright for my cheery disposition! 1rnfl :hot: 040

Sorry...couldn't pass that one up!
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Old 01-06-2008, 04:28 PM
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I wouldn't consider myself a professional but i do see spots all the time. Mostly they float in my left eye. I think i may have to have that looked at :joke:
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You're all too funny!!

Poor Jan, we never can let anything go, can we!! :joke:

Boomer, now I know who to go to for help with my spotted laundry! :bow:

Russ, me too, they're called "floaters", come with OLD AGE, sorry!

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Default Re: Have you ever been a spots professional?

Jan, just posted on former occupation thread but it applies to me here as well because I was a professional ice skater with Holiday on Ice. Turned pro after a bad car accident prevented me from training for competition. All happened 50 years and 50 lbs ago!
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I corrected that misspelling once, but it didn't stay corrected somehow.
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Not a professional, but did artistic team roller skating competitively. Started when I was 52
(talk about not growing up!) Had a partner. Won Regional competition and went to Nationals in Nebraska 2002.

It was all about that "pretty little dress"

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In my dreams
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Ok Ok My wife tells me I have to admit this so here goes.....
I was a champion Tidily Winks Player when I was in High School until my senior year when I broke my tidily and was benched for the rest of the season......

sorry, Its just that its not easy to admit!!!!

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Not a pro but was a runner (5K cause girls couldn't run more than that but 10K was really my event) in college. Would have qualified for the '68 Olympics but decided to get in a car accident instead (ty CHP!).
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It seems like light years ago, but i played baseball for the Atlanta Braves and the Montreal expos....Remember them? Kinda terrible for a kid that dreamed of playing for the Yankees... My first year playing, i got a whopping huge signing bonus of $23,000...
a good friend of mine got the largest bonus of all times of $100,000... he went on to an incredible career including managing the N Y Mets... I went into the Gourmet Coffee Business (thank God)... I would never have been able to retire on the $1,300 / month that i made my last year in Baseball...Great experience for a 18 year old in 1968..

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That's more than most Doug. Did you ever make the bigs?

I couldn't find a Doug or Douglas on those early Montreal Teams.
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No. I've never even been a sports amateur. :dontknow: As the non-sports pro or amateur that I am, I wonder if this post belongs in "non-Villages discussions" like the other posts that were sent there?
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