You know you're getting old when...


 

Ed P

TVWBB Diamond Member
You really know you're getting old when you can remember what those 2 little symbols on the face of an AM radio mean.

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Ed P

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Ed P

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I remember those drills so well in the 50s
Yes, it's laughable (in a very bizarre way) now, isn't it, preparing children for a nuclear attack? A very sobering time in American history. It goes right along with what some have called the most dangerous kids toy ever, The Gilbert Atomic Energy Lab.

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Joan

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Julie Andrews on turning 79

To commemorate her birthday, actress/vocalist, Julie Andrews made a
special appearance at Radio City Music Hall for the
benefit of AARP. One of the musical numbers she performed was 'My
Favourite Things' from the legendary movie 'Sound Of Music'.

Here are the lyrics she used:

Botox and nose drops and needles for knitting,
Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings,
Bundles of magazines tied up in string,
These are a few of my favourite things.

Cadillacs and cataracts, hearing aids and glasses,
Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in glasses,
Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings,
These are a few of my favourite things.

When the pipes leak, When the bones creak,
When the knees go bad,
I simply remember my favourite things,
And then I don't feel so bad.

Hot tea and crumpets and corn pads for bunions,
No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions,
Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals they bring,
These are a few of my favourite things.

Back pain, confused brains and no need for sinnin',
Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin',
And we won't mention our short shrunken frames,
When we remember our favorite things.

When the joints ache, When the hips break,
When the eyes grow dim,
Then I remember the great life I've had,
And then I don't feel so bad.

(Ms. Andrews received a standing ovation from the crowd that lasted
over four minutes and repeated encores.)
 

Joan

TVWBB Honor Circle
You know you're as old as you feel when you remember Coke machines that took a nickel and a penny -- for a squatty little bottle.

Maybe worse is knowing why a five and dime store was called that.
#1 Never saw a Coke machine like that.

#2 By the time I was big enough to go in one, it closed. Did they really have goods that sold for that little?
 

RichPB (richlife)

TVWBB All-Star
#1 Never saw a Coke machine like that.

#2 By the time I was big enough to go in one, it closed. Did they really have goods that sold for that little?
#1 at a corner store in Bordentown, NJ.

#2 yes, in the era of penny candy. Today they call the analog Dollar Stores though almost nothing still costs that little.
 

 

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