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New Member Introduction - Dave Zemens
« on: November 24, 2010, 11:02:26 PM »
I just wanted to offer an introduction as I joined the forum a couple days ago.

I am a friend of Dennis Markham's and live in the same area in Michigan.  I'm retired and hang around the house a lot.  I have some varied interests including a small website design business. I fool around with a number of small niche market websites and try to earn a little money doing advertising on those sites. I am also am a member of the city council in the city where I live. Last but certainly not least I am an avid semi-professional dog walker.

I have several Western Electric 500's left over from several years back when I dabbled in cleaning them up and reselling them on eBay.  I still have one red 500 hooked up and working that Dennis gave me as a birthday gift four years ago.  The phone and it's components were made one day before or one day after my birthday in 1955 and it was great of Dennis to located a phone made at the time of my birth.

If it's OK I'll hang around and comment on things from time to time.  Thanks for having me.
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Offline mienaichizu

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Re: New Member Introduction
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2010, 11:18:33 PM »
welcome!

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Re: New Member Introduction
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2010, 11:51:19 PM »
Dave Zemens ,
                       Welcome to the Forum , by all means hang out all you want and post pictures of your phones, or better yet, post pictures of Dennis' hidden stash of phones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    stub
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Re: New Member Introduction
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2010, 11:57:45 PM »
Thanks to both for the welcome.

Dennis has a secret stash, I'm quite certain, but they've been locked in a mayonnaise jar on Funk & Wagnall's porch and only The Great Carnac has the key.

 ;D
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Re: New Member Introduction
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2010, 01:14:38 AM »
Thanks to both for the welcome.

Dennis has a secret stash, I'm quite certain, but they've been locked in a mayonnaise jar on Funk & Wagnall's porch and only The Great Carnac has the key.

 ;D

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Re: New Member Introduction
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2010, 06:59:44 AM »
Welcome Dave.  Its always nice to have another Michigander (especially from metro Detroit) here. 

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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2010, 07:06:21 AM »
Thanks Larry.  I'm right in downtown Rochester, not too far from Dennis, and enjoying the advent of the Big Bright Light Show for another year!

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Re: New Member Introduction
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2010, 09:31:42 AM »
Speaking of Dennis (We were, weren't we?) here's a photo of him from almost four years ago.  And he's talking on a rotary phone.  Go figure!   ;)

http://www.stoneycreekwebdesign.com/blog/?p=87
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Re: New Member Introduction
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2010, 10:09:13 AM »
Now you're off topic Dave.  You're the new member, not me.  Everyone knows me already.

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Re: New Member Introduction
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2010, 10:16:19 AM »
Welcome Dave ;D
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Re: New Member Introduction
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2010, 12:28:37 PM »
Dave;
Welcome..
Any friend of Dennis' is highly suspect..... :o
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Re: New Member Introduction
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2010, 12:35:13 PM »
Thanks to both for the welcome.

Dennis has a secret stash, I'm quite certain, but they've been locked in a mayonnaise jar on Funk & Wagnall's porch and only The Great Carnac has the key.

 ;D

Dave:
Welcome to the forum. Your nice looking 11-11-55 red WE500 phone is one of the reasons that pushed me into the phone collecting hobby.  I hope you enjoy it for years to come.

I have seen Dennis' dungeon. You have to go through a TSA like check before you are allowed there.  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: New Member Introduction
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2010, 02:11:07 PM »
Jorge, that's funny.  But the TSA type check occurs as one is LEAVING the dungeon.  :)

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« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2010, 02:28:52 PM »
It's quite a dungeon.  I escaped with a phone from it :)

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Re: New Member Introduction
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2010, 02:30:45 PM »
Welcome, Dave!
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