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Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:03 PM

Still want to know--who in the world keeps calendars for so many years?

Politician, businesses-- but a HS student? Maybe parents? But wouldn't that be more for the 1st few years of life?

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Reply Still want to know--who in the world keeps calendars for so many years? (Original post)
bobbieinok Sep 2018 OP
hlthe2b Sep 2018 #1
JHan Sep 2018 #2
Lucinda Sep 2018 #3
blueinredohio Sep 2018 #14
CharleyDog Sep 2018 #34
enid602 Sep 2018 #4
MineralMan Sep 2018 #5
irresistable Sep 2018 #24
lame54 Sep 2018 #6
Retrograde Sep 2018 #10
lame54 Sep 2018 #18
Retrograde Sep 2018 #7
StatGirl Sep 2018 #8
snowybirdie Sep 2018 #9
Lochloosa Sep 2018 #13
Roland99 Sep 2018 #20
llmart Sep 2018 #21
thinkingagain Sep 2018 #35
treestar Sep 2018 #11
The Genealogist Sep 2018 #12
janterry Sep 2018 #15
CanonRay Sep 2018 #16
moondust Sep 2018 #17
msongs Sep 2018 #19
Roland99 Sep 2018 #22
Mike Nelson Sep 2018 #23
fierywoman Sep 2018 #25
blue cat Sep 2018 #26
getagrip_already Sep 2018 #27
JohnnyLib2 Sep 2018 #28
flor-de-jasmim Sep 2018 #29
tavernier Sep 2018 #30
samnsara Sep 2018 #33
samnsara Sep 2018 #31
marybourg Sep 2018 #32
dumbcat Sep 2018 #36
pecosbob Sep 2018 #37
democratic friend Sep 2018 #38

Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:07 PM

1. An incredible packrat/hoarder, I guess. But pretty hard to fathom.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:07 PM

2. a friend of my mom's still has calendars from the 80's.

so I guess it's a thing for some people.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:10 PM

3. Serial killers keep trophies.....maybe this was the start of something for Kav

can't imagine what though...

It actually seems innocuous as just a calendar on the surface...so it must track something that mattered to him...could be hanging with the cool kids ?

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Response to Lucinda (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:19 PM

14. I was thinking the same thing.

Or people reliving their glory days.

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #14)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 04:10 PM

34. yes, I was thinking, too, that these calendars are trophies of glory days, perhaps

in their code are reminders of his "conquests"

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:12 PM

4. Mommie

I’ll bet Mommie kept them for him. Loving momentos of ‘the boy.’

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:14 PM

5. Well, my wife has been keeping detailed journals for decades.

She writes in them daily. There's a big stack of them in a bookcase. Occasionally, she consults them. It's a habit for her and a way to recall activities on any particular date.

She says I can read them if I wish, but I don't. She doesn't care, one way or another.

I keep almost no records, although I have all of my emails, outgoing and incoming, since 1995. From time to time, I search them to find a bit of information and its exact timing. I've been using remote email clients since that time, so they're stored on those servers, somewhere. If they disappeared, though, it wouldn't really matter.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:36 PM

24. and imagine how much more you would need all of that if you and your wife were blackout drunks.

 

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:14 PM

6. Kavanaugh already SCREAMED that explanation...

And we must accept it due to the extreme volume in which he presented it

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Response to lame54 (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:17 PM

10. Proof by Intimidation, as we called it

in math classes. It's also a debate technique that's useful when your case doesn't have a leg to stand on.

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Response to Retrograde (Reply #10)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:29 PM

18. That's why I believe Sean Spicer when...

He SCREAMED that Trump's inauguration was the biggest ever PERIOD!

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:15 PM

7. Someone with an inflated sense of their importance?

A high school student who is so convinced he's going on to great things that he keeps all his papers with his future biographers in mind? Someone with a mild form of packratism?

My husband keeps and files any papers that come with appliances and gadgets, although he does get rid of them when we no longer have the item. And we do go through the papers periodically and get rid of things we no longer need. If there are any old calendars around the house they're ones that fell behind the filing cabinet and have been forgotten.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:15 PM

8. I'm going for the "box of stuff in the attic" theory.

Especially if his parents have a big house. It's easier to shove everything into a box than to go through it all and figure out what to keep and what to toss.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:17 PM

9. Anyone notice

how he straightened his nameplate on the table and his papers several times before sitting down? Obsessive/compulsive for sure, with a bit of anal thrown in for good measure.

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Response to snowybirdie (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:19 PM

13. I saw what you did there.

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Response to snowybirdie (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:34 PM

20. Boofiful post

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Response to snowybirdie (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:35 PM

21. That was going to be my answer.

OCD/anal retentive and throw in control freak.

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Response to snowybirdie (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 04:11 PM

35. I saw it but I simplified it

“Oh my god really! seriously that guy has a problem”

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:18 PM

11. Due to the electronic age, I have mine back to 2012.

But I would keep none earlier than that.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:19 PM

12. I have a relative who never throws anything away

I was at her house helping her organize her voluminous piles of paperwork, and there was a random piece of paper with only a name written on it. She'd not throw it away, it might be important. She has old bills 50 plus years old, kept in case someone tries to "come back on" her. I'd guess she has calendars well older than this one. Some people are just horders.

In this case, however, it seems interesting that he was able to produce a 36 year old calendar almost immediately.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:23 PM

15. I know someone who does. She keeps them with her journals

She's in her late 40's, but she has records and journals from when she was in HS. She likes to look back and she what she was doing, how she was feeling - and how she has changed.

It's sort of how she sees herself in the world (as a writer, and an introspective thinker)

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:26 PM

16. My theory is he kept this so his parents wouldn't know what he was up to

chock full of workouts and studying and everything else is coded; skis, ralphing, beach, etc. that would be pretty meaningless to his parents. Why he kept it? Who knows, maybe he's just a packrat, maybe he was proud of his handiwork.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:28 PM

17. Poor memory?

Needs reminders of the "good old days"?

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:33 PM

19. run some carbon dating on the paper nt

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:35 PM

22. I'm a huge sentimentalist. I kept nothing like for more than a few yrs

High school stuff went away at some point during college. College stuff went away at some point after being married and living on my own.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:36 PM

23. I have some...

…. did it to track my exercises/work-outs, finals & midterms. They ended up in a box of school stuff. My mom saved it... as a preteen mom or someone threw away some comic books of mine. I was so distraught, I think she decided not to throw anything away. Mom saw the comics as "Funnies" newspaper - read and toss... there are a few gems in the box of school stuff.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:39 PM

25. Someone who thought they would be VERY famous one day and every little shit they'd made would go

into their Yale archive...

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:45 PM

26. Serial killers

Psychopaths who get a thrill when looking at the calendar with hidden messages.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:47 PM

27. my wife keeps them

She is a type a personality. I'm a type z and can't find a receipt I know I kept from last week.

They are small day-minder type books. Easy to keep.

They came in very handy when I went through the process to get a security clearance. I needed to know every trip I took out of the country, with specific dates, locations, and contacts made for the past 10-20 years (I think).

I would have beed dq'd if she didn't have those books.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:48 PM

28. Mothers do!

Interviewing the parents will shed light on this. Why was he grounded?

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:51 PM

29. Having them, OK. Finding them?! That's tougher.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 03:52 PM

30. I had a journal, a scrapbook, a little box of momentos

in a small duffle bag that somehow made it through all my moves and travels, going back to high school. I guess I thought it would be fun to look and reminisce someday. Last year I lost my home to hurricane Irma and I was packing up any salvageable items when I ran across the bag. I briefly scanned the items which felt more like a journey through a dusty old attic than anything pleasurable, and hoisted them in the dumpster, 50 years later. One less thing my kids have to toss someday.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #30)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 04:02 PM

33. so sorry about your home!! I totally related about the duffle bag...

..when mom passed last yr I went thru 50 years of crappola in her house. Lots of my HS stuff....which I read and tossed...except for my Beatles Bobble Heads. I told hubby im gonna see some of our crap on Antiques Roadshow!

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 04:00 PM

31. i had a 12 month at a glance wall calender during my college years....

..I kept track of my very young dtrs school events and impt appts as well as my college events and tests on it as well. I have them all rolled up in a tube somewhere. When I die and my dtr has to clean my garage she will get a kick out of reading them....for about 5 minutes.. then she will toss them. Maybe thats how Judge got facts for his books and whatever it is he does. what the hell DOES he do where he needs a publicist?......and speaking engagements?...about what?

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 04:01 PM

32. Someone who's planning to write

their memoirs.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 04:11 PM

36. I did

I’m just a nerdy engineer and not a judge, but I still have every tax return I ever filed going back to high school over 50 years ago. I also have the daily , weekly and monthly planners I have used since high school ( mostly the DayTimer brand.). I also have kept a journal on and off for the last 50+ years.

I don’t think it was as rare as some younger people think.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 04:19 PM

37. Call me a skeptic

but if I worked for the FBI I would suggest a forensic exam of the documents for evidence of recent provenance...

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #37)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 04:59 PM

38. They said that's task number 1, the calendar forensics

 

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