Don’t throw out those old calendars

Gardo

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In 1989 I toured the State Railroad Museum and bought my father a calendar. He loved it as he grew up in a railroad family. It hung near his favorite TV chair in the basement but he would not tear the pages off because he liked to look at the pictures.
Well I recently found this calendar still in good shape and guess what , it has cycled back to the 2023 calendar. I’m going to hang it somewhere just to confuse people.
Plus I can see all of the locomotive pictures
 

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Cool! I have some old ones too.

BTW...
In 2023, you can re-use calendars from these years:
2017, 2006, 1995, 1989, 1978, 1967, 1961, 1950, 1939, and 1933.
I would love to find a 1939 calendar, better keep looking
 

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In 1989 I toured the State Railroad Museum and bought my father a calendar. He loved it as he grew up in a railroad family. It hung near his favorite TV chair in the basement but he would not tear the pages off because he liked to look at the pictures.
Well I recently found this calendar still in good shape and guess what , it has cycled back to the 2023 calendar. I’m going to hang it somewhere just to confuse people.
Plus I can see all of the locomotive pictures
Old calendars are often the closest thing I have to a journal from the past. For decades, I've used a "larger" calendar on my refrigerator to note appointments and occasions. If a question ever comes up regarding the past, I can refer back to my saved calendars, and answer a question.
To save space, though, the ones I usually get don't have pictures. ;)
 

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Every year we buy new calendars. At work, of course, they give them out for free. But they still cost money. They cost up to 5$ on good paper in color. But I could have done without spending so much. End of the year - hide the calendar until better times. Anyway, it will happen again someday. Take it out and hang it on the wall.
It’s hanging at home where I practice
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I send out Arizona Highwayesqe Calendars to clients, friends & relatives. Some folks love them and always ask for them, others? I wonder if they toss them.
 

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As a kid, I found a wallet-sized perpetual calendar my dad had lying around. The realization that year-long calendars repeated blew my mind. Still does, sort of. I need to lie down.
So everything old is new again?
 

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The first engineering firm I worked for had a 1996 Hooters calendar in the men's room when I started...in 1998. It finally got replaced around 2005, but in the interim span it was dutifully rotated to always show the correct month :lol:
 

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I worked in a machine shop from 1982-84 and Snap-On tools always gave out the best calendars.
 




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