The last time I talked to my best friend from high school was sometime in 1999. We had lost touch and then each of us had moved making it difficult to find one another again. About a month ago I found her thanks to the internet and Facebook. Over the last few weeks I have also found other friends that I had lost touch with, and my son's half sister on Facebook. Facebook is great. The internet is great...
...and it just got better - check out this website that I found last night. This is the coolest thing ever. I have always been a HUGE SCANNER ENTHUSIAST and selling my scanner broke my heart. I always had a scanner on in my house. When I moved out of New York City in 1993 I missed listening to NYPD and NYFD. I quickly got accustomed to Dutchess County radio. Then when I moved to Evansville, IN I missed New York but quickly found new frequencies. But when I moved to Egypt - I knew I would have to give up the scanner altogether. Really, I knew that if I ever moved back to the States I could easily buy a new one at Radio Shack and I did not think I would have much use for it in Egypt. But now, thanks once again to the internet, I can sit in my living room in Cairo, Egypt and listen to the New York City Fire Department or the Evansville Police Department (Evansville, IN).
This has to be the greatest thing since sliced bread.
Map of Amman from 1956 - Here’s a really cool map from 1956. For more information, head over to Tobzeh. How small the city was.
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