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Anyone remember when this time of the year was actually the beginning of the year?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: September 11, 2014 03:23PM
School starting
Hunting season
Football starting
New cars
New TV season
Miss America
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Re: Anyone remember when this time of the year was actually the beginning of the year?
Posted by: hal
Date: September 11, 2014 03:29PM
School starting yes - the rest, no
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Re: Anyone remember when this time of the year was actually the beginning of the year?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 11, 2014 03:31PM
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Re: Anyone remember when this time of the year was actually the beginning of the year?
Posted by: neophyte
Date: September 11, 2014 03:43PM
Yes to all.

Also Rosh Hashanah, which starts the evening of the 24th this year.
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Re: Anyone remember when this time of the year was actually the beginning of the year?
Posted by: pdq
Date: September 11, 2014 04:00PM
Yeah, geez, I remember way back when I knew about (and breathlessly awaited) every new TV series each fall (or at least the cool ones, like Time Tunnel, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, etc).

Now I expect five solid weekday evenings of unscripted "reality"/"competition" dreck year round.

Blech. The TV revolution can't come quick enough for me.
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Re: Anyone remember when this time of the year was actually the beginning of the year?
Posted by: hal
Date: September 11, 2014 04:02PM
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pdq
Now I expect five solid weekday evenings of unscripted "reality"/"competition" dreck year round.

That WAS the revolution... bummer, huh?
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Re: Anyone remember when this time of the year was actually the beginning of the year?
Posted by: Black
Date: September 11, 2014 04:30PM
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Dennis S
School starting
Hunting season
Football starting
New cars
New TV season
Miss America

Orchestra rehearsals and the Chicago Symphony season start up for me in September, so in a way it still is. But yeah, I feel like I only vaguely remember the feeling of September being the start of the new year.




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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/11/2014 04:31PM by Black.
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Re: Anyone remember when this time of the year was actually the beginning of the year?
Posted by: hal
Date: September 11, 2014 05:23PM
...but STILL, when I look at the clock and see it's 2:12, a tiny part of me DEEP inside gets all excited that I'm about to be released from classes for the day. My high school day ended with PE and then I'd be on my way home and for me, PE was just play time.
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Re: Anyone remember when this time of the year was actually the beginning of the year?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 11, 2014 06:20PM
Ah yes, I remember it well.






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Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

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Re: Anyone remember when this time of the year was actually the beginning of the year?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: September 11, 2014 06:55PM
I remember when the new cars were debuted on December 26, not March or April 26th. old fogey smiley
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Re: Anyone remember when this time of the year was actually the beginning of the year?
Posted by: Ammo
Date: September 11, 2014 07:39PM
I always hated September when I was a kid, and it's still a little depressing now. It was a melancholy time of year as I adjusted to cooler temps and having to give up my summer freedoms.

As the words to a popular song at the time went, "All the leaves have died, and the sky is grey . . ."



Where is there dignity unless there is also honesty? - Cicero



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/11/2014 07:41PM by Ammo.
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Re: Anyone remember when this time of the year was actually the beginning of the year?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: September 11, 2014 08:52PM
The song you are thinking of is a Winter song, not a Fall song.


"California Dreamin'"
All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray.
I've been for a walk on a winter's day.
I'd be safe and warm if I was in L.A.;
California dreamin' on such a winter's day.

Stopped in to a church I passed along the way.
Well I got down on my knees and I pretend to pray.
You know the preacher liked the cold;
He knows I'm gonna stay.
California dreamin' on such a winter's day.

All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray.
I've been for a walk on a winter's day.
If I didn't tell her I could leave today;
California dreamin' on such a winter's day.
California dreamin' on such a winter's day.
California dreamin' on such a winter's day.

However, if you want a truly depressing Fall song, try Autumn Leaves
Here's Nat King Cole singing the English version on YouTube=> [www.youtube.com]

First a translation of the original French by Jacques Prévert, then the much nicer English lyrics by Johnny Mercer

French Lyrics by poet Jacques Prévert
Oh ! je voudrais tant que tu te souviennes
Des jours heureux où nous étions amis.
En ce temps-là la vie était plus belle,
Et le soleil plus brûlant qu'aujourd'hui.
Les feuilles mortes se ramassent à la pelle.
Tu vois, je n'ai pas oublié...
Les feuilles mortes se ramassent à la pelle,
Les souvenirs et les regrets aussi
Et le vent du nord les emporte
Dans la nuit froide de l'oubli.
Tu vois, je n'ai pas oublié
La chanson que tu me chantais.

[Refrain:]
C'est une chanson qui nous ressemble.
Toi, tu m'aimais et je t'aimais
Et nous vivions tous deux ensemble,
Toi qui m'aimais, moi qui t'aimais.
Mais la vie sépare ceux qui s'aiment,
Tout doucement, sans faire de bruit
Et la mer efface sur le sable
Les pas des amants désunis.

Les feuilles mortes se ramassent à la pelle,
Les souvenirs et les regrets aussi
Mais mon amour silencieux et fidèle
Sourit toujours et remercie la vie.
Je t'aimais tant, tu étais si jolie.
Comment veux-tu que je t'oublie ?
En ce temps-là, la vie était plus belle
Et le soleil plus brûlant qu'aujourd'hui.
Tu étais ma plus douce amie
Mais je n'ai que faire des regrets
Et la chanson que tu chantais,
Toujours, toujours je l'entendrai !
[Refrain]


English Translation
Oh! I would like as much as you remember
The happy days where we were friends.
In this time the life was more beautiful,
And the sun more burning than today.
The dead leaves collected with the shovel.
You see, I did not forget...
The dead leaves collected with the shovel,
The memories and the regrets also
And the wind of North carries them
In the cold night of the lapse of memory.
You see, I did not forget
The song that you sang me.

[ Refrain: ]
This is a song which resembles to us.
You, you loved me and I loved you
And we lived both together,
You who loved me, me who loved you.
But the life separate those which love themselves,
All softly, without making noise
And the sea erases on the sand
The Steps of divided lovers.

The dead leaves collected with the shovel,
The memories and the regrets also
But my quiet and faithful love
Smiles always and thanks the life
I loved you so much, you was so pretty.
Why do you want that I forget you ?
In this time, the life was more beautiful
And the sun more burning than today.
You were my softer friend
But I don't have only to make regrets
And the song than you sang,
Always, always I will hear it !
[ Refrain: ]


English Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
The falling leaves drift by my window
The falling leaves of red and gold
I see your lips the summer kisses
The sunburned hands I used to hold

Since you went away the days grow long
And soon I'll hear old winter's song
But I miss you most of all my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall

Since you went away the days grow long
And soon I'll hear old winter's song
But I miss you most of all my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall

I miss you most of all my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/11/2014 08:54PM by Steve G..
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Re: Anyone remember when this time of the year was actually the beginning of the year?
Posted by: Ammo
Date: September 11, 2014 09:25PM
Thanks, Steve. I feel much better now. cry smiley



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Re: Anyone remember when this time of the year was actually the beginning of the year?
Posted by: Charlie M.
Date: September 11, 2014 11:42PM
What a sad song.

Doesn't the Civil War re-enactment season start soon?


English Translation
Oh! I would like as much as you remember
The happy days where we were friends.
In this time the life was more beautiful,
And the sun more burning than today.
The dead leaves collected with the shovel.
You see, I did not forget...
The dead leaves collected with the shovel,
The memories and the regrets also
And the wind of North carries them
In the cold night of the lapse of memory.
You see, I did not forget
The song that you sang me.

[ Refrain: ]
This is a song which resembles to us.
You, you loved me and I loved you
And we lived both together,
You who loved me, me who loved you.
But the life separate those which love themselves,
All softly, without making noise
And the sea erases on the sand
The Steps of divided lovers.

The dead leaves collected with the shovel,
The memories and the regrets also
But my quiet and faithful love
Smiles always and thanks the life
I loved you so much, you was so pretty.
Why do you want that I forget you ?
In this time, the life was more beautiful
And the sun more burning than today.
You were my softer friend
But I don't have only to make regrets
And the song than you sang,
Always, always I will hear it !
[ Refrain: ]




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Re: Anyone remember when this time of the year was actually the beginning of the year?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: September 12, 2014 12:19AM
I still miss saturday morning cartoons and saturday afternoon monster movies!



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Re: Anyone remember when this time of the year was actually the beginning of the year?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: September 12, 2014 07:00AM
Many years ago I once started a poem with the line,

"September was the real New Year for me. . ."

Never wrote a second line. That just summed it up. Never could see starting a New Year in the middle of Winter.

September was when you had to go up the driveway and stand in the chill morning air, waiting for the school bus. Summer, and the Old Year, were over.

/Mr Lynn



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Re: Anyone remember when this time of the year was actually the beginning of the year?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: September 12, 2014 09:17AM
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pdq
Yeah, geez, I remember way back when I knew about (and breathlessly awaited) every new TV series each fall (or at least the cool ones, like Time Tunnel, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, etc).

Not to mention the annual New Fall Season issue of TV Guide.



It is what it is.
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Re: Anyone remember when this time of the year was actually the beginning of the year?
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: September 12, 2014 10:22AM
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N-OS X-tasy!
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pdq
Yeah, geez, I remember way back when I knew about (and breathlessly awaited) every new TV series each fall (or at least the cool ones, like Time Tunnel, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, etc).

Not to mention the annual New Fall Season issue of TV Guide.

Was wondering if someone else was going to mention this.

Oh look -- there's a new show about a cop and an android this year; "Holmes and Yoyo". Hmmm.



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Re: Anyone remember when this time of the year was actually the beginning of the year?
Posted by: decay
Date: September 12, 2014 10:31AM
Remember when TV stations would sign off at 1-2 AM? No paid infomercials all night or 24 hour news channels.

And when did the Sears Wish Book come out?



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Re: Anyone remember when this time of the year was actually the beginning of the year?
Posted by: eustacetilley
Date: September 12, 2014 11:12AM
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decay
Remember when TV stations would sign off at 1-2 AM? No paid infomercials all night or 24 hour news channels.
...

But there was some significant content:





Much fiddling was done in the wee hours of the morning.
And then things got colorful:





Eventually, cameras pointed at cards went away, and all-electronic solutions were found:





But to really screw things up, you need a computer:


Eustace
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Re: Anyone remember when this time of the year was actually the beginning of the year?
Posted by: decay
Date: September 12, 2014 02:06PM
Those patterns were great!

But eventually the stations went to static.



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Re: Anyone remember when this time of the year was actually the beginning of the year?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 12, 2014 03:12PM
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decay
Those patterns were great!

But eventually the stations went to static.

Yes, but the static looked like multicolored snow. Very cool at the time given the phosphors used in the TVs.



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Re: Anyone remember when this time of the year was actually the beginning of the year?
Posted by: Black
Date: September 12, 2014 04:29PM
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Speedy
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decay
Those patterns were great!

But eventually the stations went to static.

Yes, but the static looked like multicolored snow. Very cool at the time given the phosphors used in the TVs.






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