55 Comments Posted by robert

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Looks like this tractor has found a new owner in 2015 and is going to be restored:
https://www.smokstak.c...wthread.php?t=155064
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a wonderful portfolio of long ago memories...would have loved to have seen some exteriors - specifically of the fire escape up which 6 or 7 friends of mine carried two cases of beer while sneaking into our 2-bed room...have to keep costs down as college kids!
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I was a laborer in about 1952 when a "new" wing was added. I was hurt on the job, met a lovely nurse there, learned to like the kids who chatted with me. I thought that place would go on forever. Sad, in a way. I am now retired, the nurse is deceased and the building is no more.
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Perhaps behind "de-institutionalization" was the sound of lip licking of so -called real estate "developers".
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Go there at Sunset!
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Its from the mysterious quality of abandonment that I think inspired some film makers to make movies of ghosts in abandoned asylums and schools, etc. Their very creepy.
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Good work. Very interesting. YouTube has videos of "Urban exorations" of abandoned homes, hotels, old mansions, etc. Very, very interesting. Good work!
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This cabin was huck finns fishing hut. There was a small pond beside it where kids could try to catch goldfish with corn. A lucky catch would earn you a card saying you were a member of huck finns fishing club. I wonder if the pond survived.
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I was on Ward D from 1970-1973. My parents didn't have a say in the medication regimen I was on, nor could they take me out. I was civilly committed under the new law (at the time) M.G.L. Chapter 123.
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I love this site the pics and the comments on them are awesome! As I was a patient in the eighties (stupid drunken crap I pulled cutting, etc.) this site has inspired me to wite a story thanx for the facts I couldn't find a contact link so I leave this comment here.
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Hey you good people at opacity.us I'm a 44 year old writer when I was a younger fellow I had some drug and alcohol problems and wound up doing two stretches one month a piece (I tried to commit suicide while I was drunk and high) at Met State I swear some of the things I saw there (This was back in the early eighties) frightened me bad enough to make all my little hairs stand on end! I love this site it's giving me some good background for a story I'm writing about the place. Thanx again!
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I recall the Ladd school from the early 1970's. my grandmother worked and lived there in an apartment on the grounds. this was a sad and depressing place for many unfortunate souls. My grandma was named Jennifer Lee Bvtler.
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WAIT... i thought this was a home for kids that have behavioral issues??? what a morgue doing there?
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How can this not be a wallpaper?! Fantastic Shot Sir!
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all power statoins are on the grid from the panel it looks like the settings are in srtand by mode i sujest you dont touch any thing wires exposed are more likley to be live and remember a power station is not like house current ther up in to 100's of thousends of volts till they go to the transformer wher it is dropped can you say BBQ?