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Weird/Unique/WTF old timey professions
« on: June 09, 2014, 03:25:21 PM »
Hey guyz, its ben ji here. Lets talk old timey professions that seem kinda weird or unique, BONUS POINTS if a family member performed them at one time.

My grandpa started working for the Postal Service after WWII. Must of been a mailman, dropping mail off at people's doors n stuff right? Nope, he was an old timey mail sorter guy. He had every zipcode from Kansas/Iowa/Nebraska/Missouri memorized.

Every week he would board a "Mail" train at Union Station and ride that train throughout the midwest picking up/dropping off mail in podunk towns. He and the other Mail sorters would sit in the back of the train and sort the mail by zip codes while still on the train. The train would make a big ole 3 day loop and then return to Kansas City. 

THEN THE DAM COMPUTERS CAME AND TOOK HIS JOB(actually he retired with a pension after like 25 years).



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Re: Weird/Unique/WTF old timey professions
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2014, 03:27:45 PM »
Please rename thread "The Day John Henry Died."

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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2014, 03:55:02 PM »
Hoopies.

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Re: Weird/Unique/WTF old timey professions
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2014, 04:03:16 PM »
Chimneysweep. Soothsayer. A
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Re: Weird/Unique/WTF old timey professions
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2014, 04:15:16 PM »
Chimneysweep. Soothsayer. A

Chimneysweep! Thats a good one!

In college I won a friends first born male child in a bet. I told him that I would turn his kid into the best chimneysweep this side of the Mississippi.

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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2014, 04:19:09 PM »
shoe shiners
I think what my friend Mitch is trying to say is that true love is blind.

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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2014, 04:19:56 PM »
Hoopies.

Is that the same as a hooper or something else?

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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2014, 04:26:29 PM »
Town crier or ninja
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2014, 04:32:06 PM »
Telephone Sanitzer

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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2014, 04:32:28 PM »
1850's prospector

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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2014, 04:32:43 PM »
WWI surgeon

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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2014, 04:34:30 PM »
Centurion

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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2014, 04:34:58 PM »
Mesmerist

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« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2014, 04:35:30 PM »
Pharoah

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« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2014, 04:36:13 PM »
Dodo Hunter

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« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2014, 04:36:34 PM »
Doodlebugging


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« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2014, 04:37:21 PM »
Foot soldier during the 2nd Crusades

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« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2014, 04:38:32 PM »
John Wayne

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« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2014, 04:38:55 PM »
First President of the United States of America

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« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2014, 04:39:08 PM »
Second President of the United States of America

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« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2014, 04:39:18 PM »
Third President of the United States

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« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2014, 04:39:39 PM »
Tenth Speaker of the House

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« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2014, 04:39:50 PM »
Fourth President of the United States

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« Reply #23 on: June 09, 2014, 04:41:30 PM »
King of Scotland

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« Reply #24 on: June 09, 2014, 04:42:18 PM »
Van Helsing