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BS: You are getting old when:

Beer 25 Nov 10 - 07:53 PM
gnu 25 Nov 10 - 07:12 PM
Beer 25 Nov 10 - 07:05 PM
GUEST,Jon 25 Nov 10 - 04:50 PM
gnu 25 Nov 10 - 04:39 PM
Greg F. 25 Nov 10 - 04:16 PM
GUEST,Patsy 25 Nov 10 - 10:28 AM
Charmion 25 Nov 10 - 09:43 AM
EBarnacle 25 Nov 10 - 09:21 AM
GUEST,Patsy 25 Nov 10 - 07:47 AM
Dave MacKenzie 25 Nov 10 - 06:20 AM
MGM·Lion 25 Nov 10 - 06:10 AM
Dave MacKenzie 25 Nov 10 - 06:05 AM
GUEST,Patsy 25 Nov 10 - 05:56 AM
gnu 24 Nov 10 - 01:13 PM
Charmion 24 Nov 10 - 01:06 PM
Georgiansilver 19 Nov 10 - 05:56 PM
kendall 19 Nov 10 - 05:42 PM
Ed T 19 Nov 10 - 05:34 PM
Ed T 19 Nov 10 - 05:33 PM
Bill D 19 Nov 10 - 05:21 PM
VirginiaTam 19 Nov 10 - 05:03 PM
Charmion 19 Nov 10 - 04:58 PM
olddude 19 Nov 10 - 03:55 PM
MikeL2 19 Nov 10 - 03:28 PM
Charmion 19 Nov 10 - 02:23 PM
GUEST,Patsy 19 Nov 10 - 04:03 AM
Alan Day 18 Nov 10 - 04:08 AM
GUEST,Patsy 18 Nov 10 - 04:00 AM
gnu 17 Nov 10 - 08:19 PM
Leadfingers 17 Nov 10 - 07:42 PM
Bill D 17 Nov 10 - 06:47 PM
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JohnInKansas 17 Nov 10 - 06:15 PM
SINSULL 17 Nov 10 - 01:30 PM
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kendall 17 Nov 10 - 11:47 AM
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GUEST,Patsy 17 Nov 10 - 09:39 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: Beer
Date: 25 Nov 10 - 07:53 PM

Lol Gnu. Hahahaha!!
He will be 12 on Sunday.
ad.


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: gnu
Date: 25 Nov 10 - 07:12 PM

I hope you explained... wait... how old is the lad, Beer?


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From: Beer
Date: 25 Nov 10 - 07:05 PM

This happened to me last weekend. I'm in the back yard with my grandson and I'm pointing way, way up saying, "I planted those oaks, spruce, cedar and pine.
Ad.


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 25 Nov 10 - 04:50 PM

Maybe when you wish you were young but wonder how you might have played the cards dealt differently with your older head. Can only speculate on that one...


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: gnu
Date: 25 Nov 10 - 04:39 PM

when you are making soup and can't find the GD f***ing spoon that was right there on the GD saucer just one f**ing minute ago! It was the only spoon that was... oh... you gotta get another spoon to get the spoon you were using out of the pot that you were making soup in.

Totally ficticious, of course. I just made that up.

Scuse me... I gotta check on the soup. If I can find the GD ladle.


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From: Greg F.
Date: 25 Nov 10 - 04:16 PM

'You are old, Father William', the young man said,
   'And your hair has become very white;
And yet you incessantly stand on your head --
   Do you think, at your age, it is right?'

'In my youth', Father William replied to his son,
   'I feared it might injure the brain;
But, now that I'm perfectly sure I have none,
   Why, I do it again and again.'

'You are old', said the youth, 'as I mentioned before,
   And have grown most uncommonly fat;
Yet you turned a back-somersault in at the door --
   Pray, what is the reason of that?'

'In my youth', said the sage, as he shook his grey locks,
   'I kept all my limbs very supple
By the use of this ointment - one shilling the box -
   Allow me to sell you a couple?'

'You are old', said the youth, 'and your jaws are too weak
   For anything tougher than suet;
Yet you finished the goose, with the bones and the beak -
   Pray, how did you manage to do it?'

'In my youth', said his father, 'I took to the law,
   And argued each case with my wife;
And the muscular strength, which it gave to my jaw,
   Has lasted the rest of my life.'

'You are old', said the youth, 'one would hardly suppose
   That your eye was as steady as ever;
Yet you balanced an eel on the end of your nose -
   What made you so awfully clever?'

'I have answered three questions, and that is enough,'
   Said his father, 'don't give yourself airs!
Do you think I can listen all day to such stuff?
   Be off, or I'll kick you downstairs!'


                        --- Lewis Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 25 Nov 10 - 10:28 AM

When the priority is for Ibobrufen gels rather face creams.


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: Charmion
Date: 25 Nov 10 - 09:43 AM

You seriously consider getting rubber-soled house slippers 'cause you're afraid of slipping on the stairs.


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: EBarnacle
Date: 25 Nov 10 - 09:21 AM

When you whack your knee and it does not hurt any more than it already did. [Happened to me this morning.]


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 25 Nov 10 - 07:47 AM

Secretly checking the prices on cosmetic surgery after years of thinking of it as vanity (and actually visiting the premises) but still not quite convinced.


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 25 Nov 10 - 06:20 AM

MY GET UP AND GO

How that I know that my youth's all spent's
'Cos my get up and go's done got up and went;
In spite of it all I'm able to grin
When I think of where my get up and go has bin.
Old age is golden, so I've heard said:
Sometimes I wonder when I get into bed:
My ears in the bed and my teeth in the cup,
My eyes on the table till I wake up.

Ere sleep dims my eyes I say to myself,
Is there anything else that's to be laid on the shelf?
I'm happy to see as I close the door
That my friends are the same, perhaps even more.
When I was young I could slip out of bed,
Kick my heels right over my head;
Then I got older like most of us do
But I could still double-shuffle the whole night through.

Now I'm old and I'm all out o' whack,
Walk to the corner and I puff my way back.
The reason I know that my youth's all spent's
'Cos my get up and go's done got up and went.
I really don't mind when I think with a grin
Of all the places that my get up and go has bin.
Since I retired from life's competition,
Busied myself with complete repetition;
Get up in the mornin' an' dust off my wits,
I pick up the paper and I read the obits;
My name's a-missin' but I know I ain't dead,
I just eat a good breakfast an' I go back to bed.

If this has been posted before, my apologies. Must be getting old.


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 25 Nov 10 - 06:10 AM

You skip the Forthcoming Marriages and Births on the paper's Personal page, and only scan thru the Deaths to see if there is anyone you know...

Who was it now who said "I start each day these days reading the Deaths column in bed, and if I'm not there then I get up"?

~M~


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 25 Nov 10 - 06:05 AM

Hi Kendall.

Did you buy it new?


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 25 Nov 10 - 05:56 AM

You know how to use a mangle and wish you had one now. You realise that eating at home is better value for money and eating out can be such a rip off.


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: gnu
Date: 24 Nov 10 - 01:13 PM

you skip the automotive and tool section of the weekly Canadian Tire flyer and don't skip the vitamin and health care section of the Shoppers Drug Mart weekly flyer.


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: Charmion
Date: 24 Nov 10 - 01:06 PM

Any young sprout can have a 78-rpm record,Kendall; it takes an oldster to (a) have a gramophone (especially a wind-up one) to play it on; (b) know how to start up the gramophone and set the needle without scratching the record; and (c) know how to sharpen the needle (after 25 plays) because God knows you can't replace the one you have!


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From: Georgiansilver
Date: 19 Nov 10 - 05:56 PM

When you fall when climbing out of your tree house... poor Joan!


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: kendall
Date: 19 Nov 10 - 05:42 PM

Can I get into this game? I have a 78 rpm record of Vernon Dalhart singing After The Ball.


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: Ed T
Date: 19 Nov 10 - 05:34 PM

You are not getting older when, you die.

100


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From: Ed T
Date: 19 Nov 10 - 05:33 PM

You are getting old when, you talk about your medical conditions to total strangers.

You are not getting old when, you die.


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: Bill D
Date: 19 Nov 10 - 05:21 PM

"...raise you a comptometer."

45 years ago, I worked at a business school that still taught comptometer.....and keypunch... and a big calculator machine that did accounting and printed data-- all mechanically with hundreds of moving parts. I actually had to learn some basics of some of them.... arrrgghhh!

It isn't necessary -yet- to be 'old' to remember when a large grocery store (like I worked at for years) was NOISY as all the mechanical cash registers were running. But it was amazing to watch the repairman disassemble one of those things!


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 19 Nov 10 - 05:03 PM

Has anyone noticed that the older you get

the weirder your friends are?


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: Charmion
Date: 19 Nov 10 - 04:58 PM

A 35-mm camera with no onboard electronics! There you were, with your little light meter, madly calculating F-stops and shutter speeds while the action passed you by ...


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: olddude
Date: 19 Nov 10 - 03:55 PM

I will raise you a 401 accounting machine ... my first programming assignment


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From: MikeL2
Date: 19 Nov 10 - 03:28 PM

hi charmion

A comptometer eh ??

Yea I remember them well....my first wife was a comptometer operator who calculated the firm's wages !!

How about Hollerith ??? I remember that too......sheeeeeeeee I am am really old !!!

Used to use Hollerith punchings as confetti - the corners could get pretty shart in some tender places...lol

Regards

MikeL2


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: Charmion
Date: 19 Nov 10 - 02:23 PM

I'll see your slide rule and raise you a comptometer. Remember those?

I could go on and on.


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 19 Nov 10 - 04:03 AM

>When you get annoyed, like the guy did yesterday in the Supermarket, when he found that the plastic baskets had got mixed up with the wire ones and he had to sort them all out.
That's bloody old
Al <

With women they call that PMT!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: Alan Day
Date: 18 Nov 10 - 04:08 AM

When you get annoyed, like the guy did yesterday in the Supermarket, when he found that the plastic baskets had got mixed up with the wire ones and he had to sort them all out.
That's bloody old
Al


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 18 Nov 10 - 04:00 AM

Arthur, my grandmother had a mangle wringer which she used right into the 70s. So I can say I remember using it for dolls clothes and small items like cotton hankies etc. It was good because it pressed out some of the creases. Why ever did they do away with those?


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From: gnu
Date: 17 Nov 10 - 08:19 PM

Bill D... "when you realize that wisdom does come with age"

That's it then. The ultimate answer. The moment that you realize you can't get any smarter and it's all downhill because you "should have known better" but you didn't listen to your elders and your youngers are paying you little heed such as you did for your elders.

This should be enshrined as the Bill D Principle.


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: Leadfingers
Date: 17 Nov 10 - 07:42 PM

The Floor is Too Far Down !


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: Bill D
Date: 17 Nov 10 - 06:47 PM

...when, as JUST happened to me, you read a post of yours from months...or years... earlier, like it a lot, but have no memory of making it.


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: Bill D
Date: 17 Nov 10 - 06:34 PM

...when you realize that wisdom does come with age, but that few of the youth are willing to listen.

Happens regularly now...


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 17 Nov 10 - 06:15 PM

.... when you can remember what a slide rule was/is ...

When I was a kid I read an article about the local airplane company that had built one with an 18 ft long scale, and had actually pulled it out of mothballs for some sort of special project.

I thought it sounded pretty neat, once I figured out how they worked, so I decided to get myself one of them thar sticks.

They were so hard to find in my town then that I made my own - and used it for 4 or 5 years before I got to the "big city" and could buy a "real one." (They were mandatory for the Chemistry finals.)

About 15 years later the other airplane factory where I was working needed to modify the "weight and balance computer" for one of their airplanes, and the standard model was ... ... ... a "slide rule" with specialized scales on it.

It took about three months to find a manufacturer that would admit that they still had the machinery to make one. The half-dozen that we bought cost around $6,000 each; and when they got them done we had to sign a waiver promising that we would NEVER ORDER ANOTHER ONE before they agreed to ship them to us.

John


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: SINSULL
Date: 17 Nov 10 - 01:30 PM

When you mention Kent State and your co-workers look at you blankly.


When being carded results in a happy dance.


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: Arthur_itus
Date: 17 Nov 10 - 12:17 PM

We were posher Kendall, we used "Shank's Pony"


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: Arthur_itus
Date: 17 Nov 10 - 12:15 PM

... you can remeber you mom using one of these http://www.gtj.org.uk/en/small/item/GTJ31072/

And one of these http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/vintage-acme-mangle-wringer-/250722640903 You certainly didn't want to get your digits going through that :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: kendall
Date: 17 Nov 10 - 11:47 AM

We had to use "Shank's Mare"


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From: GUEST,PeterC
Date: 17 Nov 10 - 09:54 AM

PeterC, you had a bus?
They used to run after 5pm in those days too.


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 17 Nov 10 - 09:39 AM

When you realise that you know most of the lyrics of songs from before the second World War and quite a few from the first!


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: MikeL2
Date: 17 Nov 10 - 08:59 AM

hi

When travel insurance costs you more than the holiday you are buying....

When your grandson has to come and fit a washer on to the tap ( faucet)....happens to me !!!

When you get a fee TV Licence....

When you can't park a Yaris in a spot you used to get a van in...

Cheers

MikeL2


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: kendall
Date: 17 Nov 10 - 08:11 AM

PeterC, you had a bus?


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 17 Nov 10 - 07:57 AM

When you find your vaccuum cleaner displayed in the Science museum!


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: C-flat
Date: 17 Nov 10 - 07:54 AM

When the first question you ask when being offered a gig is "Are there any stairs?"


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: bobad
Date: 17 Nov 10 - 07:42 AM

The era in which you came of age is now being studied as an historical artifact (a friend's daughter is doing her phd thesis on the 60's)


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: GUEST,PeterC
Date: 17 Nov 10 - 07:24 AM

For me it was the local paper publishing photos of a vintage bus rally and thinking "I travelled to school on one of those".


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From: MGM·Lion
Date: 17 Nov 10 - 05:49 AM

No, I wouldn't, Patsy ~~ my mother was a lover of landscape & brought us up to it; & it was a passion shared by my first wife also. But I take your general point nevertheless.

~M~


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 17 Nov 10 - 05:41 AM

When you stop to look at the landscape and trees and things you would have considered so uncool in your youth.


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 17 Nov 10 - 01:53 AM

You are getting old when.....la de la deda deda... urumph de dum de dum de dee


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Subject: RE: BS: You are getting old when:
From: Donuel
Date: 17 Nov 10 - 01:05 AM

When you spend more money on missed appointment charges than on the appointments you make.


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