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linky123
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Ok, I'm tired of getting senior citizen discounts when I don't ask, and am being 'stalked' by AARP, not to mention the Alzheimer's stuff I just received in the mail.

So I decided it's best to have a sense of humor about all of this and start a thread.

Anybody feeling a little over the hill can respond if they want.

I'll start. You know you're getting old when:

You signal to change lanes and don't realize until 10 minutes later that your turn signal is still on.

[ 10-12-2011, 11:52 PM: Message edited by: linky123 ]

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You know you're getting old when your LymeNet account was created over a decade ago. [Smile]
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no seat belts AND no air conditioner.....

long drives across the states with NO A/C...

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I remember when I was school-age, we didn't have an air conditioner in our house.

We had an attic fan and slept with the windows open. You could do that back then without worrying about someone breaking into your house.

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DogsandCats,

I used to stand up between my parents in the front seat of the car.

The 'safety police' would have a hissy fit over that nowadays.

Our dog usually hung out our window too.

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James,

A member # of 31926 does not necessarily make you a spring chicken!

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quote:
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James,

A member # of 31926 does not necessarily make you a spring chicken!

Dang. I gotta stop laughing at old people now. [Razz]
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Nah! I'm old and I laugh at them. Makes me feel better. I also have to laugh at myself too.

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When college seems like yesterday and its 39 years ago !!
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linky 123

our doxie always rode in the car. sat on the back of my dad's shoulder rest and actually fell out of the car one time - he was fine...

cross country = the old mattress in the back of the station wagon and we kids read and slept. NO
Seatbelts....

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quote:
Originally posted by Dogsandcats:
linky 123

our doxie always rode in the car. sat on the back of my dad's shoulder rest and actually fell out of the car one time - he was fine...

cross country = the old mattress in the back of the station wagon and we kids read and slept. NO
Seatbelts....

Did you really name your son "doxie"? That's a very unique name.

Was the car moving when he "fell out"?

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When you used the tern "fag" you meant a cigarette.

To turn the brights on in the car you used your foot.

Remember seeing people throwing their garbage out of their car windows before the "Don't be litterbug" campaign...no fines either.

Telephone party lines or four digit phone numbers.

Soda only came in bottles.

Needed a can opener to open a pop when they did come out with canned pop.

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LizD,

It has been 31 years for me and yes, it seems like yesterday.

DogsandCats,

I'm glad Doxie survived the fall. Amazing we made it through childhood without all the safety gear that is mandatory now.

No bike helmets, and we road our bicycles on gravel and everything else.

You know your really getting old when you sit on the potty and read the Dr. Leonard's catalogue.

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prank calls before *69 and paranoia

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I am not a doctor and happily offer only my own opinions.

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sbh93,

I really miss those prank calls, both making and getting them.

momindeep,

Those sodas in the glass, returnable bottles were the best. Especially when they had been on ice. No canned soda can compete.

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Stillwater,

We didn't have coal where I grew up, just chalk, and we did play hopscotch. Only white chalk. I don't even know when they came out with colors.

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Ok James, I will bite

Where did you gather that the dog was my son and don't start on Billie Jean was a chair...

No the car was not moving, my dad was at a stoplight and max leaned too far out and went kerplunk.

Prank calls....is your refrigerator running? Better go catch it?
Ha ha ha....good time, good times.

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you know your old as dirt when---your name is---just don.

Had some new fangle stuff,,,like phone ring of short long short,,then you answered the wooden box on the wall.

And telephone meetings in peoples houses of neighbors who OWNed the phone lines,,,and if one fell down or broke, it was out of service till one of them fixed it themselves.

Sand was so hot it burned thru bottom of hole riddled shoes. It always got 105-119 for a week or two,,,just too hot to sleep

cause for sure ac was a window fan that worked, one in and one out on each end of house,

Woke up with snow on blankets in upstairs many a time with not an ounce of heat when 20-30 below zero. Didnt need heat cause had no plumbing.

Oil stove and wood cook stove was only heat on first floor,,,you snuggled real close putting your froze stiff clothes on in morning.

When you hit the frozen sheets at night it really hurt for first few minutes til your body heat warmed them up...and no carpet on floors,,,cold as ice to feet.

Actually painted linoleum floors to preserve life span,

Harnessing those huge horses to do things,,,and two guys riding on back of dusty hay baler to hand tie the exiting hay bales.

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quote:
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Ok James, I will bite

Where did you gather that the dog was my son

Oh, oh.... sorry. I don't think you mentioned anywhere that "doxie" was a dog, so that's why I was confused. [Smile]
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Yep, I remember when the phone was on the kitchen wall; I think it was bright yellow.

You were high-tech if you had the extra long chord.

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my brother - who was older than me and did not want to be at the drive in with me (can't say I blame him now,just didn't understand as a kid)- BUT he had to babysit me that nite..


was in such a hurry to get home
he drove off with the speaker still in the window.
The cord flapping in the wind...

i learned a couple of new words that night.

he drove back and placed it on the pole and we screeched off..

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--You enjoy reading obituaries ! [bonk] [bonk]

I often check the obits in an area paper. They are sometimes very interesting! The paper doesn't have much of a limit so people write the person's entire life story (well, almost!).

That can get interesting when the person survived the Holocaust or WWII, etc!

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most of you are talking about when you were YOUNG .. did I read this wrong? [Big Grin]

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quote:
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You know you're getting old when your LymeNet account was created over a decade ago. [Smile]

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I resemble that remark!! [cussing]

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quote:
Originally posted by Dogsandcats:
no seat belts AND no air conditioner.....

long drives across the states with NO A/C...

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Try driving from Houston to Los Angeles, to Yellowstone in July/Aug with no seat belts and no air conditioning. We were young and tough! [Big Grin]

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quote:
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I resemble that remark!! [cussing]

Yes, you DO resemble that remark! [lol]

Are you sure you don't mean that you RESENT that remark? [Wink] [lol]

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Tutu,

Randibear mentioned on another thread that the obits would be even more entertaining if they told the cause of death.

We were young and tough AND we just didn't know any better.

You read the thread right, but it's kinda evolved a little but that's ok, this was just for fun anyway.

James,

How old are you? (I know, personal question and all but we're all friends here, right?)

[ 10-13-2011, 06:21 PM: Message edited by: linky123 ]

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James .. for all your other-worldliness you are so sheltered. "I resemble that remark" is an old play on words. (just for fun!) [Cool]

Isn't it strange (sometimes) that they DON'T say how a person died? Like, what's the big secret? C'mon.. give us a hint by asking us to donate to the American Cancer Society or Turn the Corner Foundation! [Wink]

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Tutu,

Seems like I remember Foghorn Leghorn saying that, or maybe Bugs Bunny or Sylvester?

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quote:
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I do feel kinda embarrassed that I didn't recognize the "I resemble that remark" line (and that I tried to correct you! [Eek!] ). Is that something that mostly old people use? I don't think I've ever heard that in my life.


Maybe it's a Southern thing! [Razz]

Now you've insulted ME... I am NOT old!! [cussing]

[ 10-13-2011, 07:58 PM: Message edited by: Lymetoo ]

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here is the answer so you will not be embarrassed at the next gala you attend:

http://gemstatewriters.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/i-resemble-that-remark/

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LOL! Tutu "accidentally" erased what I wrote above! [Smile] I didn't even use profanity!

That's okay, Tutu. I usually don't write anything useful anyway. [Wink]

dogsandcats: What I'm getting from that article is that the phrase "I resemble that remark" is from the year 1775. SO... basically, I shouldn't feel bad for not knowing it, right? Also, only a few members on this forum (like Tutu) were actually around in the 18th century, so I guess it's more like an "inside joke". [lol]

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P.S. So nobody gets confused - 3 posts above this one was written by Tutu, not myself (even though it has my username on it).
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quote:
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P.S. So nobody gets confused - 3 posts above this one was written by Tutu, not myself (even though it has my username on it).

[bonk] [bonk] [bonk]

So embarrassing .. Dogsandcats .. do not emulate me!!

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quote:
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dogsandcats: What I'm getting from that article is that the phrase "I resemble that remark" is from the year 1775. SO... basically, I shouldn't feel bad for not knowing it, right? Also, only a few members on this forum (like Tutu) were actually around in the 18th century, so I guess it's more like an "inside joke". [lol]

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Payback, huh?! [tsk] [Roll Eyes]

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Careful there son, TUTU and I are close in age.

WOOF!

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You know you're getting old when you accidentally mess up someone's post!! [lol]

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If you did mess one up, then one out of 60,000 ain't bad!

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You know you are getting old when you try to think ........ and nothing happens!
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you put your bra on backwards and it fits better...

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Lymetoo you enjoy reading the obituaries oh no!
You know your getting old when you know the people in those obituaries!

James you are far to young to be adding anything in here!

...Or when were use to consider thirty was old now we wish we were thirty!

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...you're able to say we used to make our own copies by hand-cranking the mimeograph machine and all sheets came out with purple ink!

...you recall dialing phone numbers by sticking fingers in real holes in the dial.

...you remember that a carton of milk cost 5 cents at school.

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quote:
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Lymetoo you enjoy reading the obituaries oh no!
You know your getting old when you know the people in those obituaries!


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HA! That too!! I find people to be interesting. Can you tell? [Razz]

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quote:
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...you're able to say we used to make our own copies by hand-cranking the mimeograph machine and all sheets came out with purple ink!

...you recall dialing phone numbers by sticking fingers in real holes in the dial.

...you remember that a carton of milk cost 5 cents at school.

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All of the above!!! The cartons were not cartons, they were GLASS!

as for mimeograph.. you forgot the purple FINGERS!!

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And the whole class would get high from the mimeograph ink smell [Big Grin] when the teacher handed out the copies.
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when a old friend says

"gee, I thought you died years ago"
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You know you're getting old when you can remember using the outhouse as a kid, with the catalog for wiping!! Yes, it's true - and I'm only 44!

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drinking out of the garden hose...EEEYYYUUU it tasted awful.

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5 cents milk? your all too young for me

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quote:
Originally posted by momindeep:
And the whole class would get high from the mimeograph ink smell [Big Grin] when the teacher handed out the copies.

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HA! That's RIGHT! I can smell it now and feel the damp paper.

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payne... true!!

lymeladyNY .. had an outhouse on our wooded land (weekend place) where I got ticks. We were uptown though, we had real toilet paper! [Razz]

don.. it's just cheaper in Nebraska .. dairies and all!

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You know you're getting old when you start getting hair underneath your armpits.
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You remember the milk truck coming at 4am and the glass bottles in the milk box by the back door.

Very funny James!

Please remember to respect your elders if you want to continue taking part in this thread.

We may have to have Tutu delete you.

[ 10-18-2011, 10:05 AM: Message edited by: linky123 ]

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Ah, another memory just percolated up: you know you're getting old when you remember that doctors once made housecalls! Our pediatrician came to see us once and I told him I was busy and could he please wait!

And when you remember your grandmother's songs, and look at what things cost then! Sorta like Just Don's time -

I walked three blocks, and I turned the corner
And I went right into a bakery shop.
I picked three donuts right outa the grease,
And handed the lady a five-cent piece.

She looked at the nickel and she looked at me,
And she said, "This nickel's no good to me.
It's got a hole in the middle and it's all the way through,"
But I said, "The donuts got a hole in them too!"

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Robin,

Love the poem...

You know you're getting old when you go to visit your aunt at the assisted living, and one of the residents asks you if you live there.

I was highly insulted, but just said, 'no ma'am.'

My husband said, 'don't worry about it, she's just senile.'

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James,

My husband wants to know if you have hair in your nose and ears yet?

Of course, he doesn't but just wants to know if you do.

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quote:
Originally posted by linky123:
You remember the milk truck coming at 4am and the glass bottles in the milk box by the back door.

Very funny James!

Please remember to respect your elders if you want to continue taking part in this thread.

We may have to have Tutu delete you.

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That's right, linky! Tutu has the magic button at her fingertips and so does Dogsandcats! [tsk]

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Our neighbors got the milk bottles at the door. We were not that rich and bought ours at the grocery store! [lol]

You REALLY know you're old when you remember $.17 a gallon gasoline and $.03 stamps! [Eek!]

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I remember .20 per gallon; that's pretty darn close.

I didn't realize getting the milk from the milk truck made us rich! I am glad to finally know that we were.

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