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Pittsburgh Wash-In 2018!
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Post# 984830   3/1/2018 at 15:03 (236 days old) by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2019!)        

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Here is comes..Pittsburgh Wash-In 2018!
Save the date and start packing for a weekend of wall-to-wall fun!

Dates -June 15-18

Hotels - Use Monroeville (15146) or Harmarville/Pittsburgh(15238)

Friday - Arrivals all day...Ill be home if anyone wants to come that day or has machines to unload, Meet and Greet same place as last year - Primanti's Monroeville 3847 Northern Pike, Monroeville PA 15146 4pm-?

Saturday - Wash-in shenanigans, you know the drill! Bring your machine to show, tell, or work on in the garage if you like... The incline trip will be late afternoon/early evening before it gets fun in the light too!

Sunday - Something new...If anyone cant make it Saturday, or wants a second day, there will be a Sunday washday!..

Monday - I'll be cleaning up!

Some pics of past Wash-Ins for fun!

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Post# 985075 , Reply# 1   3/3/2018 at 10:22 (234 days old) by TrainGuy (Key West)        
Tentative Yes

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Hi Jerry,

Key West Pride Week is June 6-10, so I will try to be at your place for at least one day.


Post# 985079 , Reply# 2   3/3/2018 at 11:06 (234 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Does Key West

still have Fantasy fest in October? An old bowling friend of mine used to go every year.
He passed on in 1994.
Provincetown Bear Week is in the second week of July this year. Our hair stylist (a gal) wants us to go. I don't know, drinking and carousing isn't us. Her and her sister who is gay from California like it, because the guys are friendly and don't try to pick them up.

Post# 985085 , Reply# 3   3/3/2018 at 11:34 (234 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Well Jerry, I am certainly going to try to make this one as well. We all really had a ball, or two, last year.

Post# 985094 , Reply# 4   3/3/2018 at 12:19 (234 days old) by TrainGuy (Key West)        
Fantasy Fest - Oh Yes!

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This year, Fantasy Fest goes from October 19th thru the 28th. We had friends come and go all week last year. It's a blast!

Post# 985097 , Reply# 5   3/3/2018 at 12:41 (234 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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we could do our own PRIDE parade around Jerry's house.....

all we need is a flat bed or pickup truck....

some music and dancing.....

now where could we find a Cowboy, Construction Worker, Cop, Leather Guy, a Military guy and an Indian?

NaKeD Twister on the front lawn?

Post# 985098 , Reply# 6   3/3/2018 at 12:45 (234 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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will there be refreshments?

Orange Metamucil Vodka Screwdrivers anyone?

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Post# 985104 , Reply# 7   3/3/2018 at 13:17 (234 days old) by Moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2019!)        

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Im stocking up!..and there will be a Corny Collins Record Hop with the 1960 RCA Stereo!...bring your Connie Francis LP's, Dee Dee Sharp 45's and Ultra-Clutch!

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Post# 985105 , Reply# 8   3/3/2018 at 13:24 (234 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Yogi (Martin)

I don't think a pride parade in Jerry's neighborhood would go over well. It's quite old guard conservative there. Pretty much from there, to Cleveland (save downtown Pittsburgh), south to, well, south, and east to Philly, except for a few around State College.
Pittsburgh doesn't really have a gay village, unless it is near Bigelow blvd. and Friendship ave., or near Pitt university.

Post# 985107 , Reply# 9   3/3/2018 at 13:29 (234 days old) by abcomatic (Bradford, Illinois)        

Jerry, We are going to try and make it to your wash-in this year. Naked twister?, oh you bet, sounds like fun. lol Gary

Post# 985119 , Reply# 10   3/3/2018 at 14:49 (234 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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what can we help with?...and what can we bring?, snacks, drinks, tongue depressors?

you know I will there early to help setup, but what else can we can be of help with?....

Post# 985122 , Reply# 11   3/3/2018 at 14:59 (234 days old) by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2019!)        

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Ill have pop, booze, burgers, hot dogs...donations of chips, dips and other snacks appreciated..if anyone wants to come in Thursday night and help setup Friday, or help clean up at the end, that is appreciated also!

Post# 985125 , Reply# 12   3/3/2018 at 15:07 (234 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Chips, dip, chains, whips? Sounds like a plan. BTW, AWESOME stereo console!

Post# 985147 , Reply# 13   3/3/2018 at 18:10 (234 days old) by cuffs054 (MONTICELLO, GA)        

Pick me! Pick me! for leather guy! Going out in full leather usually makes people stand aside, so screw the neighbors.

Post# 985177 , Reply# 14   3/3/2018 at 23:19 (233 days old) by mrsalvo (New Braunfels Texas)        

It sounds like so much fun, one day I'm going to attend at least one wash-in. Alas, caring for an elderly parent does not afford the opportunity. Ya'll don't do anything I wouldn't do now!!! LOL.

Post# 985307 , Reply# 15   3/4/2018 at 21:03 (232 days old) by washman (Butler, PA)        
I will certainly try to make it

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last year, I simply wasn't up to it (still getting over dad being gone), but if I can swing it this year, I can come Sat afternoon when I get off work.

Post# 992074 , Reply# 16   4/25/2018 at 10:36 (181 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Are we going to have a "Day of Beauty?" I know quite a few of us could use a facial or two.

Post# 992077 , Reply# 17   4/25/2018 at 10:55 (181 days old) by Moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2019!)        

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Oh we will...foreheads will get more attention than on Ash Wednesday!

Post# 992097 , Reply# 18   4/25/2018 at 14:51 (181 days old) by wft2800 (Leatherhead, Surrey)        

Is this Imperial or Dirty Laundry?!

Post# 992100 , Reply# 19   4/25/2018 at 15:15 (181 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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y'all know this dance is only for the sexy people!

Post# 992118 , Reply# 20   4/25/2018 at 17:19 (181 days old) by William637 (Damp pants? Not a chance. )        
So all you fly mothers get out there and dance, dance I say

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Salt n Pepa's here and we're in effect

What can I say? I love it when people throw out a good 80's so f reference.

Hope to make it...still up in the air with the job right now. I'll check in mid/late May and let you know for sure.

Post# 992119 , Reply# 21   4/25/2018 at 17:32 (181 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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While laundry, washing equipment and good food are still the main focus, new activities are always popping up. The latest, a "Day of Beauty"facial is so relaxing and refreshing. I looked radiant, felt cool and it took years off.

Post# 993535 , Reply# 22   5/8/2018 at 15:05 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        
a little more than a month away.....

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oh we need some vintage hits playing on the new stereo!

Post# 993536 , Reply# 23   5/8/2018 at 15:09 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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a costume event could be fun!....

Post# 993546 , Reply# 24   5/8/2018 at 17:24 by Moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2019!)        

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Ill be the cop😎

Post# 993550 , Reply# 25   5/8/2018 at 18:18 by cuffs054 (MONTICELLO, GA)        

Jerry, wish I could be there. I've got the biker covered and what fun it would be to have the good vs bad. The mind runs amuck!

Post# 993582 , Reply# 26   5/9/2018 at 05:50 by wft2800 (Leatherhead, Surrey)        

Must admit I've always preferred this version.

Post# 993655 , Reply# 27   5/9/2018 at 17:48 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Oh, good cop,

bad cop? They are in front of the Ramrod, where the Al Pacino film "Cruising" had a scene shoot.
None at the "Anvil" though, with it's former glass top tables where one could view a hot Karl, etc.
Then there was Biker Chicks from Mars, and Kill pussycat, Kill.
I was sheltered and innocent in those days. Rocky Horror picture Show and Polyester was as risque' as I knew of.

Post# 993670 , Reply# 28   5/9/2018 at 19:09 by cuffs054 (MONTICELLO, GA)        

I could wear my RamRod and or Anvil T shirt. {if they still fit}!

Post# 993672 , Reply# 29   5/9/2018 at 19:16 by cuffs054 (MONTICELLO, GA)        

WFT, thanks for reminding me how old I really am. God I miss those days!

Post# 993852 , Reply# 30   5/11/2018 at 05:56 by warmsecondrinse (Fort Lee, NJ)        

Oh, my.

The world around me goes crazy, keeping me from AW.ORG for a few weeks...

[IRS 'unfiles' two tax returns and loses two years' worth of extra payments to compensate for freelance work. Thyroid takes a dive, and my city job gets outsourced]

I get a breather and return to find facials and the Village People, NIB vintage Hotpoints, NuTone kitchens and all sorts of craziness.

Never a dull moment around here...

Post# 993864 , Reply# 31   5/11/2018 at 10:00 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        

I hope you're doing much better! Thyroid problems also run in my family. I've been tested, although it's been years. Since then, none of my annual blood work has shown signs of deficiency or hyper thyroid activity.
My youngest sister has been on medication since puberty for it.
As for jobs, most of my family, both immediate and my siblings were laid of or severed from jobs twice on average between 2005 and 2008.
My neighbor just told me about the facial thing the other day. I had never heard of that. She's hetero and married to boot.
Her husband is working in Germany, so we've been carousing about some.
She got some $2.99 wines for me from trader Joe's yesterday after work, and we had a Margarita. Then she procedes to ask me if I knew what a Cleveland steamroller is.
No, never a dull moment here either. Nice Irish/Italian catholic gal too.

Post# 993873 , Reply# 32   5/11/2018 at 12:39 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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any skating rinks still open in the would be a Wash-in first!...

local Disco/Dance Club?...

I need to pack my 45's and bring them.....some members have been known to bust a few moves!...

Post# 993966 , Reply# 33   5/12/2018 at 08:54 by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2019!)        

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Sadly, no skating rinks still around here, the last one is being torn down, but they had a last look awhile ago


Post# 993975 , Reply# 34   5/12/2018 at 11:18 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        

the Chesarena looks like an old Kelly & Cohen store. Ask your mom if you don't remember.
How about Action Industries in Cheswick? They used to sell retail promotional budget and dollar kitchen gadgets and house wares by the shipper tote and pallet.
My company used to buy from them.
I have an Action Industries Yugoslavian lead crystal bowl. Has to be from before the Bosnian war, so at least early 80's if not the 70's. Not worth much, but has history. Pittsburgh culture.
My aunts husband was Czech. He worked for Edgewater steel. They lived up on Railroad street in North Bessemer. You know, Old Leechburgh road, and Universal rd.-Millers lane area. My cousin is still on Regency drive. One set of grand parents are in Plum Creek cemetery.

Post# 994024 , Reply# 35   5/12/2018 at 19:34 by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2019!)        

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According to the article, there was a Thorofare supermarket on the lower level, then a Goodwill store, I do remember Kelly and Cohen Appliances and TV.. "You ought to get goin', to Kelly and Cohen!". Edgewater Steel is now a new housing development of McMansions and Townhouses..the othere locations are just a few miles away

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