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Old 02.10.2015, 21:27
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Re: Who's been here longest?

Wolli taught Wilhelm Tell how to use a crossbow.
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Old 02.10.2015, 21:45
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Re: Who's been here longest?

I'm a millennium baby, although I did have a brief schnuppe a quarter of a century earlier.
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Old 02.10.2015, 21:49
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Re: Who's been here longest?

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... and first came on holiday to Switzerland 44 years ago. Does that count? No, I guess not.
If first vacation counts, I spent much of the summers of 1947-9 in Switzerland. Never lived there, and never stayed as long again.
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Old 02.10.2015, 22:51
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32 years - still seems like yesterday that I went to my local library (U.K.) and looked up in every available (paperback) telephone book, potential Swiss companies which might speak English
Your local library had Swiss telephone directories?

That's quite impressive!
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Old 02.10.2015, 23:38
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Re: Who's been here longest?

In January it will be a quarter of a century. I was also here in 1980 for 3 months industrial training and in June 1958 for a couple of weeks. Of the latter, I have no direct memories, just a photograph of me, in my mother's arms, in front of the Wilhelm Tell Monument in Altdorf.
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Old 02.10.2015, 23:52
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Re: Who's been here longest?

If nothing else, I have learned from this thread that there are other people here older than I am!
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Old 03.10.2015, 00:01
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If nothing else, I have learned from this thread that there are other people here older than I am!
I learned there are people who've been here since before my mother was born.
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Old 03.10.2015, 00:09
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Re: Who's been here longest?

September 1981, I was terrified by the sight of a man with a gun on his hip. Customs in Basel.
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Old 03.10.2015, 00:45
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Re: Who's been here longest?

You rock, Oldhand.
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Old 03.10.2015, 01:11
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Re: Who's been here longest?

If this count for anything ; I am gone for fifty years , sep. 2nd 1965
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Old 03.10.2015, 01:17
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Re: Who's been here longest?

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If nothing else, I have learned from this thread that there are other people here older than I am!

So your point
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Old 03.10.2015, 01:19
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September 1981, I was terrified by the sight of a man with a gun on his hip. Customs in Basel.

For your protection
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Old 03.10.2015, 01:40
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Re: Who's been here longest?

I have been here slightly less than 8 years but it feels like ages to me. That cannot be beaten anyhow.
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Old 03.10.2015, 14:13
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Re: Who's been here longest?

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Your local library had Swiss telephone directories?

That's quite impressive!
Nope, that would have been too easy. First step was to identify all the big companies in U.K. who might potentially have a location in Zürich, and then call them for their CH postal address (analogue phone of course). Next step was to draft my letter on the good old electric typewriter .
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Old 03.10.2015, 18:09
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Nope, that would have been too easy. First step was to identify all the big companies in U.K. who might potentially have a location in Zürich, and then call them for their CH postal address (analogue phone of course). Next step was to draft my letter on the good old electric typewriter .
Electric?

Whippersnapper.

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Old 03.10.2015, 19:25
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Re: Who's been here longest?

Decades, start swinging the lantern.
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Old 03.10.2015, 19:43
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Electric?

Whippersnapper.

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Thanks
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Old 03.10.2015, 20:11
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I thought so to.


Sbrinz, St2lemans?


Edit: D'oh, too slow.
I am a beginner at 26 years, preceded by 12 years in Munich.

Is MerryLegs the longest here then?
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Old 03.10.2015, 20:49
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Re: Who's been here longest?

A mere stripling too at 26 years.

I have now driven 3 more years on the right side than the left, interestingly. Actually, it's not all that interesting...
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Old 04.10.2015, 16:32
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My money's on Longbyt or Busby.
Go to the top of the class.

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48 years (1967)
plus 2 years 1960-62.
As befits my station in life as a female, I am, of course, behind him! I came to CH in 1968 but was in England again 1984-6. So 45 years here.

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44 years!
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44 years for me.
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I learned there are people who've been here since before my mother was born.
I DO like being cheered up!
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