Do you have this book?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by nwrednk, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. nwrednk

    nwrednk New Member

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    "You know you've reached middle age if..." (A few samples). "Your baby
    pictures are in black and white"..."You remember when it took an hour to
    bake a potato"...or, "You've emptied the water pan under the refrigerator"!:
    By Joey Green and Alan Corcoran.
     
  2. AcidFlashGordon

    AcidFlashGordon New Member

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    Have the book? Hell, I lived it all. I don't need to be reminded of my long-past youth. :p
     

  3. CGO

    CGO New Member

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    I don't need a book to tell me I'm old. I can do that by looking in a mirror..:D
     
  4. Poink88

    Poink88 New Member

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    No need for a book or to look in the mirror...the constant reminder (yes even when I am asleep) by my body is more than enough.
     
  5. willshoum

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    The good Old Days.......

    You know you're old when you can remember going to school barefoot and the teachers you had taught your parents!!!:eek::)
     
  6. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Come on Will, it doesn't count if you were conceived in that same school.



    JK
     
  7. willshoum

    willshoum New Member

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    Old age!!!!!!

    And Robo What Do you remember in your old Age. I remember gasolene being 19 cents a gallon, bread was 30 cents a loaf and milk was 60 cents a gal. and it was milk, not watered down. fresh corn was 2 cents and ear, 50 # potato's was $2.50 on a good year. Yes I remember. The Day they let the Indian and coloured into the schools. I'm only 57 but I remember. I'm the only one in the Family that remembers my little sister who died at child birth and was waked in a small coffin in our own living room. My Mother was still in the hospital. You see Robo we grew up in the south and lived off the land and did what we had to do in order to feed the Family. No disrespect, Wills in da Swamp in La. P S The Old Bourg School is still in use in Terrebonne Parrish:)
     
  8. nwrednk

    nwrednk New Member

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    Well, Dang!

    I do not remember (the good old days) in such a bad light! I remember being
    promoted "on merit" & not by "kissing the captains coattails"! And my dollar
    having a lot more purchasing power, and now the "gummiment" is working to
    make my retirement fund worthless by forcing us to convert most of the cash
    value of it to government "junk bonds"! (No wonder gold prices have been
    skyrocketing to historic heights)! :eek:
     
  9. jetgirl

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    That's cold, man. True, but cold!

    Speaking of cold, I remember when getting ice from the freezer meant you had to lift the metal bar in the middle of the metal ice tray to free the cubes...and sometimes if you weren't careful, you could cut/pinch yourself...and if your hands were wet, they'd stick to the metal tray!
     
  10. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    My found pictures of me when I was young. She framed them and hung them up on the wall. No escape! :D
     
  11. Walley

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    I consider myself a young man but I do remember rationing during WWII and returning cooking fat to the butcher shop to help with the war effort. People had Victory Gardens in their yards and vacant lots. I remember the rags-old-iron man with his horse and wagon going down the alleys buying scrap. I remember when most people only took a bath on Saturday night; I guess we stunk pretty bad most of the week. I remember listening to The Shadow on Sunday afternoon and Bill Stern’s Cavalcade Of Sports on Friday. I remember when there wasn’t such thing as a TV in anyone’s home that I knew of. It was a big deal when the doctor came to the house in his brand new Henry J. As I said I am not old I have just been around for a long time.
     
  12. nwrednk

    nwrednk New Member

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    Ditto JG!

    Those old ice trays were a "lethal weapon"! And rarely yielded intact ice
    cubes... (if you were lucky enough to escape injury) you got crushed ice!;)
     
  13. nwrednk

    nwrednk New Member

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    Like it or not...

    Here are a few more "gems" from the book! "You've realized that the time from
    "student discount" to "seniour discount" passes in the blink of an eye"!
    "Your idea of roughing it on a camping trip involves a 27 foot motorhome
    equipped with a queen-size bed, microwave oven, and satellite tv". HMMM,
    my r/v is 28 feet long! "The women in Playboy and Penthouse look like jail-
    bait"! "The car you drove in high school is now considered a classic worth
    10 times it's original price"! AND if there were any doubt that you have
    entered middle age..."Acne has given way to hemorroids and arthritis"!:eek:
     
  14. skullcrusher

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    And "they" were wrong? :eek: Seriously, why else would you even mention it if you did not think so?

    Otherwise, you would have said, "The day all Americans were welcome in the same school despite their heritage."

    Do you remember the day the Hugonots first started to create their own language?