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Posted: 09-Aug-2007, 07:54 PM
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A STUNNING SENIOR MOMENT
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> A very self-important college freshman attending a recent football
> game, took it upon himself to explain to a senior citizen sitting next to
> him why it was impossible for the older generation to understand his
> generation.
>
> 'You grew up in a different world, actually an almost primitive
> one,' the student said, loud enough for many of those nearby to hear.
> 'The young people of today grew up with television, jet planes, space
> travel,
> man walking on the moon, our spaceships have visited Mars. We have
> nuclear energy, electric and hydrogen cars, computers with light-speed
> processing.....and,' pausing to take another drink of beer.
>
> The Senior took advantage of the break in the stu dent's litany and
> said, 'You're right, son. We didn't have those things when we were young.
> .......so we invented them.
>
> Now, you arrogant little sh*t, what are you doing for the next
> generation?'
>
> The applause was resounding...
>
> I love senior citizens
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Posted: 10-Aug-2007, 09:19 AM
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Posted: 10-Aug-2007, 02:51 PM
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Posted: 18-Aug-2007, 11:47 AM
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SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PAST IN BLACK & WHITE

Black and White















Black and White
(Under age 40? You won't understand.)


You could hardly see for all the snow,

Spread the rabbit ears as far as they go.

Pull a chair up to the TV set,

"Good Night, David. Good Night, Chet."
My Mom used to cut chicken, chop eggs and spread mayo on the same cutting board with the same knife and no bleach, but we didn't seem to get food poisoning.
My Mom used to defrost hamburger on the counter AND I used to eat it raw sometimes, too. Our school sandwiches were wrapped in wax paper in a brown paper bag, not in icepack coolers, but I can't remember getting e.coli
Almost all of us would have rather gone swimming in the lake instead of a pristine pool (talk about boring), no beach closures then.
The term cell phone would have conjured up a phone in a jail cell, and a pager was the school PA system.
We all took gym, not PE.. and risked permanent injury with a pair of high top Ked's (only worn in gym)
instead of having cross-training athletic shoes with air cushion soles and built in light reflectors. I can't recall any injuries but they must have happened because they tell us how much safer we are now.
Flunking gym was not an option... even for stupid kids! I guess PE must be much harder than gym.
Speaking of school, we all said prayers and sang the national anthem, and staying in detention after school caught all sorts of negative attention.
We must have had horribly damaged psyches. What an archaic health system we had then. Remember school nurses? Ours wore a hat and everything.

I thought that I was supposed to accomplish something before I was allowed to be proud of myself.
I just can't recall how bored we were without computers, Play Station, Nintendo, X-box or 270 digital TV cable stations.

Oh yeah... and where was the Benadryl and sterilization kit when I got that bee sting? I could have been killed!
We played 'king of the hill' on piles of gravel left on vacant construction sites, and when we got hurt, Mom pulled out the 48-cent bottle of Mercurochrome (kids liked it better because it didn't sting like iodine did) and then we got our butt spanked.
Now it's a trip to the emergency room, followed by a 10-day dose of a $49 bottle of antibiotics, and then Mom calls the attorney to sue the contractor for leaving a horribly vicious pile of gravel where it was such a threat.
We didn't act up at the neighbor's house either because if we did, we got our butt spanked there and then we got butt spanked again when we got home.
I recall Donny Reynolds from next door coming over and doing his tricks on the front stoop, just before he fell off. Little did his Mom know that she could have owned our house. Instead, she picked him up and swatted him for being such a goof. It was a neighborhood run amuck.
To top it off, not a single person I knew had ever been told that they were from a dysfunctional family. How could we possibly have known that?

We needed to get into group therapy and anger management classes? We were obviously so duped by so many societal ills, that we didn't even notice that the entire country wasn't taking Prozac! How did we ever survive?

LOVE TO ALL OF US WHO SHARED THIS ERA, AND TO ALL WHO DIDN'T- SORRY FOR WHAT YOU MISSED. I WOULDN'T TRADE IT FOR ANYTHING
Enjoy this with someone and remember that life's most simple pleasures are very often the best.






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Posted: 22-Aug-2007, 03:53 PM
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Well, THAT brought back some memories!
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Posted: 22-Aug-2007, 06:16 PM
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Yes and good memory at that.Values still existed.Today it is an endangered species there is not many left anymore.
But then the 70ties came with the sex liberation and drugs.

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Posted: 23-Aug-2007, 01:06 PM
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It is so nice to know that others were raised the way we were.
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Posted: 23-Aug-2007, 03:24 PM
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I enjoyed the trip down memory lane. I had forgotten how wonderful the
simple life was. Know anywhere it might still exist? If so I'm out of here.
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Posted: 24-Aug-2007, 01:37 PM
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This 86-year old lady's letter to bank shown below, is an actual letter
>>>that
>>>was sent to a bank by an 86 year old woman. The bank manager thought it
>>>amusing enough to have it published in the New York Times.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>Dear Sir:
>>>
>>>I am writing to thank you for bouncing my check with which I endeavored
>>>to
>>>pay my plumber last month. By my calculations, three nanoseconds must
>>>have
>>>elapsed between his presenting the check and the arrival in my account of
>>>the funds needed to honor it. I refer, of course, to the automatic
>>>monthly
>>>deposit of my entire pension, an arrangement which, I admit, has been in
>>>place for only eight years. You are to be commended for seizing that
>>>brief
>>>window of opportunity, and also for debiting my account $30 by way of
>>>penalty for the inconvenience caused to your bank. My thankfulness
>>>springs
>>>from the manner in which this incident has caused me to rethink my errant
>>>financial ways.
>>>
>>>I noticed that whereas I personally answer your telephone calls and
>>>letters,
>>>when I try to contact you, I am confronted by the impersonal,
>>>overcharging,
>>>pre-recorded, faceless entity which your bank has become. From now on,
>>>I,
>>>like you, choose only to deal with a flesh-and-blood person. My mortgage
>>>and loan repayments will therefore and hereafter no longer be automatic,
>>>but
>>>will arrive at your bank, by check, addressed personally and
>>>confidentially
>>>to an employee at your bank whom you must nominate.
>>>
>>>Be aware that it is an offense under the Postal Act for any other person
>>>to
>>>open such an envelope. Please find attached an Application Contact which
>>>I
>>>require your chosen employee to complete. I am sorry it runs to eight
>>>pages, but in order that I know as much about him or her as your bank
>>>knows
>>>about me, there is no alternative. Please note that all copies of his or
>>>her medical history must be countersigned by a Notary Public, and the
>>>mandatory details of his/her financial situation (income, debts, assets
>>>and
>>>liabilities) must be accompanied by documented proof.
>>>
>>>In due course, at MY convenience, I will issue your employee with a PIN
>>>number which he/she must quote in dealings with me. I regret that it
>>>cannot
>>>be shorter than 28 digits but, again, I have modeled it on the number of
>>>button presses required of me to access my account balance on your phone
>>>bank service. As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
>>>
>>>Let me level the playing field even further. When you call me, press
>>>buttons as follows:
>>>
>>>IMMEDIATELY AFTER DIALING, PRESS THE STAR (*) BUTTON FOR ENGLISH
>>>
>>>#1. To make an a ppointment to see me
>>>
>>>#2. To query a missing payment.
>>>
>>># 3. To transfer the call to my living room in case I am there.
>>>
>>># 4. To transfer the cal l to my bedroom in case I am sleeping
>>>
>>># 5. To transfer the call to my toilet in case I am attending to nature.
>>>
>>># 6. To transfer the call to my mobile phone if I am not at home
>>>
>>>#7. To leave a message on my computer, a password to access my computer
>>>is
>>>required. Password will be communicated to you at a later date to that
>>>Authorized Contact mentioned earlier.
>>>
>>># 8. To return to the main menu and to listen to options 1 through 7.
>>>
>>># 9. To make a general complaint or inquiry. The contact will then be
>>>put
>>>on hold, pending the attention of my automated answering service.
>>>
>>># 10. This is a second reminder to press* for English. While this may, on
>>>occasion, involve a lengthy wait, uplifting music will play for the
>>>duration
>>>of the call regrettably, but again following your example, I must also
>>>levy
>>>an establishment fee to cover the setting up of this new arrangement. May
>>>I
>>>wish you a happy, if ever so slightly less prosperous New Year?
>>>
>>>Your Humble Client
>>>
>>>(Remember: This was written by an 86 year old woman) 'YA JUST GOTTA LOVE
>>>"
>>>US SENIORS" !!!!!
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>>>And remember; Don't make old ladies mad. They don't like being old in the
>>>first place, so it doesn't take much to set them off.
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Posted: 29-Aug-2007, 12:40 PM
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Posted: 29-Aug-2007, 01:18 PM
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Both of the Comments are so TRUE.

One thing you didn't do was talk back in anyway to your Parent unless you wanted to fly to the next County.

You always said either M'am or Sir when conversing with an Elder.

And you must alway be Polite.

Again failure of any of these action ended you up in the next County.

In reference to Valpal's story. I say Hurrah for the Woman. It is too bad it is just a story.

Me, however, when ever I come up on an automated answering machine, I just push "0" at the beginning. Sometime I am told that is not a Valid Response so I push "0" again. I keep doing it until some real person answers the phone or disconnects me.


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