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I have kept track of so many things over the years. I have always been making lists or tallying up (e.g. times I talked to people). Fifty years ago that meant pad and pencil or index cards. Most I would type up. When computers arrived with data bases and spreadsheets, I was in heaven because it reduced my search times. I kept track of all kinds of sporting statistics so it wasn't surprizing that I became the Statistician for Papakura Basketball Assoc in 1973. Let's see how many I can mention: letters sent, letters received, movies watched, televison shows and radio segments that I have recorded (1000s) on audio (I was taping onto cassette long before VCRs were invented) and video. I cut out tens of thousands of cartoons and filed them by topic or artist. Likewise with magazine adverts. Did I mention that I wrote down the lyrics of hundreds of songs while listening to them on the radio back in the 50's and 60's. Back in 1979 I wrote in a letter: "I most certainly want to get a home computer and put all my RnR info into storage." See, some dreams do come true. Nowadays you just do a search on the Internet. Below are most of them.

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 SONGS in my Collection - by Title
Digit A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W XYZ unknown
My Top 40 Selections (1956 through 1969)
Cereal Boxes
Cereal Premiums
Books that I have read
Short Stories I have read

Wants You
posers
American Gothic
candy bars
Candy Bars
badges and pins NZ Ice Cream
NZ Ice Cream
packages
New Zealand Packaging
NZ Stuff, eh?
Kiwiana
matches
pens

See them to believe it
Spreadsheets

Comic Books
seashells
Seashells
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