About Ronamo
Joined May 2012
I was born in New York City a long time ago. At least, it seems that way now. It was a time before refrigerators. It was a time when you had an ice box in your house to keep food cold. You bought ice from the ice wagon, and put it in a compartment on top of the ice box. Later, when I was a little older, we got a refrigerator. It sure was a lot different than today’s refrigerators.
It was about this time that we got out first automobile and the beginning of my love of cars. After school I was always at our local garage doing odd chores and learning whatever I could about cars.
When I was in high school, I got a job in a gas station, pumping gas, cleaning windshields, checking air pressure in tires and learning about cars. In time I became a mechanics helper and got a chance to work in a Dodge dealership in their training program. I got to go to many classes to learn how to rebuild the components on cars. We were taught how to rebuild transmissions, carburetors, alternators, power steering pumps and whatever else was rebuildable. I worked for that dealer ship for a few years, got married and moved to south Jersey. It had clean air and you could see the stars at night which was not the norm in NY. I went to work in a Chrysler new car agency and in nineteen eighty four, I opened my own repair shop which I operated until nineteen ninety seven, when I decided it was time for a change.
I drove limousines for a casino in Atlantic City for a while but wanted to see more of our country so I started transporting vehicles from NJ to Florida, the snow bird route, than other states. Two years ago I retired and just started taking life easy. I still love driving and being on the road but it’s so much nicer doing it for the enjoyment.
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kiwinana Premium
Hi Ronamo.
I just had to respond after reading about the ice box and no refrigerator.
I remember that time, living in NZ about 1955 my parents brought their first fridge, before that we had a safe outside on the south side of the house, that was the ice box.
Memories, those where the days.
Have a great day.
Elsie.
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footprints Premium
Greetings ronamo from Cyprus, I remember those days in the UK, I lived in Southampton where all the liners would sail from like the Qeen Marry and Elizabeth, there were big warehouses in conute road where all the shipping offices were full with ice blocks ready to be loaded on the the ships, AH what days, what memories, I worked for British leyland for 7 years in Swindon body plant, rebuilt a triumph 1300. Now retired, no more tools at the moment, not easy to lay them down when I have been so use to useing my hands like you, if your motivation is true then so will be the rewards.
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wtbee2013 Premium
Thank you so much for following my back Love this community
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thanks for the follow
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Hello Romano, thanks for the follow and good luck!
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Hello Ronamo, thank you for the return follow and to keep in touch!
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hgustavs Premium
Hi Ronamo, I like your story a lot. Nice picture of your family too. Thank you very much for your follow!
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lpp Premium
Hi Ronamo...Thank you for following
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Rozlina Premium
Wow! That was a breathtaking recap of your "not so ordinary" life. Colorful! It's nice to have met your acquaintance, Ronamo. And thank you for sharing the color of your life.
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jonart Premium
Hello again Ronamo: Thanks for the follow. Enjoyed reading your intro. We're maybe close to the same age...I was born in 1940.
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Veveric Premium
Hi Ronamo, thanks for the follow! Its nice to have you here and i wish you much success in your future online business!

Best Regards
Milos
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Thanks for the follow
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fol8 Premium
Thanks for the follow back, and all the best for 2013!
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Thanks for the follow ! Its nice to have a fellow mechanic around :)
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Marcus WFHW Premium
Thank you for the follow. It sounds like you are a man of many talents. Much success to you.
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Meggy Premium
Ronamo, thanks for the follow -stick at it, that's my goal this year too.
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findingemo Premium
Thanks for the follow back :)
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Thank you for the follow! i see u have a some `
websites. Great work!
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profitbyjuan Premium
Hi Ronamo,

Thank you again for the follow, and for sharing your fascinating profile. I think you may have a few years on me, but not many. I was born in Southern Chile. People ask me how hot it is down there in South America. Where I grew up, the climate is very similar to Seattle, WA, not exactly steaming hot!

I came to the States when I was 17...graduated from Grant High School in Portland,OR and then graduated from Portland State University. I spent 30 years at Eastman Kodak, working at the company headquarters in Rochester, NY right at the edge of Lake Ontario.

The weather man always talks about the big snow storms in Buffalo; well, Rochester is only 50 miles East of Buffalo, and I swear our climate was worse than Buffalo. We just seldom made the news because no one knows much about Rochester.

This is my second try at WA, and I hope to do better than the first time. My main problem has been lack of focus. My key goal for 2013 is to correct that problem and stick with a plan until it works.

I hope to see more of you in these forums, so I can hear about your successes.

All the best,

Juan
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profitbyjuan Premium
Thanks for the follow
Juan
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lanesamarie Premium
Thanks for following me back. Merry Christmas!!!!
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Joe Henning Premium
Thank you for allowing me to follow you. I look forward to help and be helped... Also wishing you and your family a peaceful and memorable festive season... may God's blessings just overwhelm you...
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pokokitty Premium
thanks for the follow and good luck to you.
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Thanks for following me back, thanks for the advice. Best luck!
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Thanks for the follow and all the best in what ever you do
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monty Premium
hi thanks for the follow ....love that picture very nice
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guy0404 Premium
Thanks for your comment and for following me back.You have very nice grandchildren,I wish you and your family the best :)
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DavesNetTeam Premium
Hello Ronamo and welcome to WA! Thanks for the follow and all the best to you.
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kipper30 Premium
Hi Ronamo, and thanks for the follow.....appreciate it! You've had quite an interesting life......thanks for sharing a little of it.
Kip
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cashflow+ Premium
Welcome to WA Ronamo, and congratulations to your smart move to join. Wishing you success. Cheers!
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NealF Premium
Thanks for the follow. Good luck
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PepperGuy Premium
Thanks for the follow ronamo. Looking forward to working with you. Thanks for the follow...Yes ,I like driving too...Saw a lot of the country but there is something else out there waiting for me to find it..
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Hello and thank you for the follow. Wishing you all the best in your future endeavours for a better and more prosperous life. As that is what all of us here at WA are truely seeking, joy, prosperity, and life on our terms. Blessings.
Nita
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myzone2012 Premium
Thank you for the follow. Wishing you success.
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Hi,just start WA premium membership.Can you tell me more
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ronamo Premium
Hi Sir William, thanks for the nice comment, I see you have six grandchildren. That's great.
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Sir William Premium
Thanks for the pump me up, by the way that's a good looking crew you got there
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topeye Premium
Ronamo thanks for following me. That travel stuff sounds like a lot of fun. Got to get rid of this job first.
bob
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Mike B Premium
Thank you Ronamo, Thank you very much. This adventure is getting to be more and more enlightening and meeting all these nice folks like you is a big bonus.
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Thanks, Ronamo, for sharing your profile. Blessings!!!
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gud Premium
Great profile, I hope you find what you are looking for in retirement. Wishing you well.
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jwall162 Premium
Hi Romano. Thanks for the follow. And Welcome to WA.If I can be any help private massage me.
Jim Wall (AKA nightowlpc and other places as jwall162)
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Hello Romano, thanks for the follow
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Hi Romano. Thanks for the follow.
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Hello Ronamo! Thanks for the add! If you need anything give me a shout!

There's Always A Positive - Rick
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mdonnelly21 Premium
Hello ya know something this is a little bit out of the ordinary but I've always wanted to try the best NYC Pizza. Like ya know the top 5-10 pizza places in the City.
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ronamo Premium
Yea, I miss the NYC food and I love eating PIZZA. They have some great pizza places in Brooklyn and the lower east side of Manhatten. I drive up to the city at least once a year just to pig out on the food.
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mdonnelly21 Premium
haha thats what I call keepen it real. I actually live 45 minutes from Chicago, I live in Northwest Indiana which is considered Chicago Land, Sports, News ECT. So we have the Chicago Style Classic type Deep Dish. Personally though I perfer Thin crust, or Thick. That's why on my bucket list is to go through NYC on an eating binge.
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Mr.Niceguy Premium
Hi, new buddy! Thanks for the follow. Right back at 'cha =)
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inner1beauty Premium
Hi, Ronamo. Nice meeting you and thanks for following me.
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ronamo Premium
Hi inner1beauty and welcome to the wonderful world of WA. We are all glad to have you here and are willing to help you in any way we can.Thanks for the follow
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ronamo Premium
More than a time or two, a lot more LOL---Great site, I'm in the wine business also---the wine drinking end.
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Wine-Sage Premium
Hi Ronamo! Sounds like you've been 'round the block a time or two. Thanks for following me!
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Congratulations to you for taking on this new "adventure". I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Thank you for adding me to your follow list.
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Ulli2 Premium
Hi Ronamo, thanks for following me, welcome to WA and it's great to see you here. :)) Adrian
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Hi and thanks for the follow!
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mama2karsten Premium
Welcome Ronamo... enjoyed reading about you and the parts of your life mentioned above. I hope you find WA to be a new adventure for you. There is certainly a lot to learn here. Good luck and thanks for the follow.
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bigstevec Premium
i don't go back as far as ice delivery but i do remember our first tv - my brothers and i used to watch the three stooges - there were only three channels - those were the days when kids used to go 'out' to play, lol - i also grew up next to a chrysler dealership - remember the old imperials?
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ronamo Premium
I owned a 1954 and a 1967. Loved them both.
I use to watch all the black and white silent carIoons on Saturdays on our black and white tv and then my friends and I would go to the movie house. For twenty five cents you got to watch three movies and zillions of cartoons.
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ronamo Premium
Hello to all. Just signed up so that makes me a newbie. That's it, got to go read and learn.
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