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jmj5407otx
Hello, My name is Jay, I am a 57 year old T-7 para in a wheelchair, tonight was a very bittersweet moment, August 13th 1990, I was a passenger in a pickup traveling  from a Baja Mexico surfing trip back to San Diego were I lived at that time,  at 2:11am the 13th I was horribly injured when the driver fell asleep and drove off a 40ft cliff 70mph in the mountains outside of Tacate Mexico. almost all of my camping gear was destroyed in the accident, I had a 1973 200H that my grandfather gave me as a present, I thought it was lost in the wreck, but a few  months ago I opened a old storage box.....and there it was, broken and bent, but still together.

I pretty much lost everything, drove a semi for the government heavy hauling anything big for the military, lost a 6 figure job in a blink of a eye, lost my fiance, car and just about everything I owned.

I found all the parts to repair it to pretty much how it was 30 years ago, and tonight I fired it up for the first time....just had to stare at it for awhile and remember how many times it went on camping trips in the California  mountains and surfing trips from Florida to Mexico .....and now it is done and ready to go wherever life takes me next.
I just thought to share a special moment, and just how much a old lantern means to me.   Jay
[Se0gk3V]  [HG737Dt]
1947 220D, 1948 228D, 1947 242C, 1962 220E, 1966 220F ,1966 228F 1966 502 stove, 1973 220H, 1990 222, 1989 288 1967 200A
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smarti
That is quite the story. Sounds like running it again brought you some peace. Hope it does for many years to come.

Scott
It was Love at first light!!! Scott
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Barrett
May its light provide many more special moments Jay.
Andrew

Living and learning in NZ
Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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Rustytank
Awesome that you still have it and it is going again. May you make many more memories with it!
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Gasman64
Jay, that is quite the account; I am glad to see you got the lantern together again and can enjoy it.
Steve
ICCC #1012
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Paddywonka
Amazing what these lanterns can conjure up. Every time I flip one over and look at the date, I can remember exactly where & what I was doing in say
2 68 or 7 76.
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Smudge
Thanks for posting your story. I have a 1959 220E that brings back fond memories from long ago.
"If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts,
also happens to the man. Whatever befalls the Earth, befalls the sons of the Earth.” - Chief Seattle

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scl
tough story, glad you are alive. the lantern looks showroom new, glad it made it too.
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Dan
Wow, amazing story,hope everything goes well with you.
Dan

Coleman Slant Saver #50
Coleman Quick-Lite Crew #18
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Gunhippie
I love basking in the memories that some of my older lanterns bring back! The deprivation and charity of the Great Depression, the roar as a box of B17s goes overhead in '44, the street parties in '45....

Then I recall that I was born in '60.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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monkeyboy
yep.

buzz
buzz the universe in a drop of water Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate Member #0066
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Tgarner01
Gunhippie wrote:
I love basking in the memories that some of my older lanterns bring back! The deprivation and charity of the Great Depression, the roar as a box of B17s goes overhead in '44, the street parties in '45....

Then I recall that I was born in '60.

Too many movies?
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
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Rustytank
I heard the stories from my grandparents so many times I  almost believe I was there.
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Launchpad95
What a story, glad you worked through the memories and  were able to share them with us. The lantern looks great.   Here is to making more memories with it in the future.
Tom 

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Blake_08
Great, but humbling story. Glad you're alive to see it burn again. The night your life was almost taken away is the night my life was given to me. I was born August 13th, 1990.
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hikerduane
Thank you for sharing, I hear it helps.  Something positive from the past.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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Muddlerminnow2
There's a lot that can happen in a blink of an eye, or an ear--.  Glad you kept it all together, dusted yourself off, and got on with doing the things that have meaning for you--especially getting the lantern burning bright again.  Keep it --and yourself--going!
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Rustytank
Blake_08 wrote:
Great, but humbling story. Glad you're alive to see it burn again. The night your life was almost taken away is the night my life was given to me. I was born August 13th, 1990.

That is some freaky spiritual stuff right there.
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12057dave
Jay. I’m just glad to hear you survived and are back making things work. After an experience like that it’s pretty easy to just let go. That lantern definitely had something to do with it. Welcome to the forum if I missed it. 

Dave                                                       BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #1957

Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0678

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Vintageish
A belated welcome Jay!

That old survivor lantern looks just like it should.

Big hump to get over , first becoming disabled. And you did. Congrats. Or , simply hello.
Not that it's not constant adaptation while still able to recall prior times....

Savor the simple pleasures. Like the lanterns sound and association with other places and times and conditions.
You two have a commonality of travel and events ,for sure. 
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Purty colors. Well , cept'n maybe that brown when it's on fire...
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1hpycmpr
Thank you for sharing your story, Jay.  You must have been surprised/shocked/elated, to find the lantern your grandfather gave you after thinking that it had disappeared almost 30 years ago!  It obviously was meant to shine again and you have it burning bright.
Mark
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