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    Quote Originally Posted by GURPS View Post
    right Water Cooler 5 gal bottles .... not the ubiquitous 'water bottles' of today
    My water bottle was an old one gallon milk jug with a cork....
    When you lie down with dogs, you're going to get fleas....


    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    How is it that you don't see how crazy you sound when you do this?

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    Television.
    Quote Originally Posted by kom526 View Post
    Dear Baby Jesus lying in a crib in Bethlehem,
    I thank your divine intervention that I was not drinking anything when I read this post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoseRed View Post
    Television.
    Yep, now we pay to watch infomercials and 24/7 news, which 1/2 of turns out to be fake!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmygdaughters View Post
    Yep, now we pay to watch infomercials and 24/7 news, which 1/2 of turns out to be fake!!
    Exactly.
    Quote Originally Posted by kom526 View Post
    Dear Baby Jesus lying in a crib in Bethlehem,
    I thank your divine intervention that I was not drinking anything when I read this post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoseRed View Post
    Television.
    Yep that is a biggie at the top plus everything else that has been mentioned.

    We went out to eat maybe twice a year as a family... my parents did go out a few more times than that leaving us home.
    Please neuter and spay your pets.... and your weird friends and relatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakota View Post
    Yep that is a biggie at the top plus everything else that has been mentioned.

    We went out to eat maybe twice a year as a family... my parents did go out a few more times than that leaving us home.
    We didn't go out a lot, but I am a serial eater outer.
    Quote Originally Posted by kom526 View Post
    Dear Baby Jesus lying in a crib in Bethlehem,
    I thank your divine intervention that I was not drinking anything when I read this post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoseRed View Post
    We didn't go out a lot, but I am a serial eater outer.
    I am now... so much easier

    Plus my kids are 18 and 21 so I barely ever see them anymore.
    Please neuter and spay your pets.... and your weird friends and relatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakota View Post
    I am now... so much easier Plus my kids are 18 and 21 so I barely ever see them anymore.
    Cooking for 1 sucks. Now that I'm back to two, I'm trying to harness my Inner Betty Crocker.
    Quote Originally Posted by kom526 View Post
    Dear Baby Jesus lying in a crib in Bethlehem,
    I thank your divine intervention that I was not drinking anything when I read this post.

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    Is this when America was great? When we were sweaty, wearing may-pops and fish heads, and jeans from Sears that you had to wear the stiff out of, mowing lawns for $.50 an hour, 3 channels, movies were a treat, eating out was a treat, talking to grandma every couple months was a big deal, EVERYONE smoked, ash trays in the clothing store and grocery store and the theater and the plane and the restaurant? And our parents couldn't conceive of us being any more spoiled?

    Imagine what our kids are going to be saying to theirs about the inadequacies they're suffering now, how poor the iphone 7 is, how slow the net is and how limited WiFi is, how you had to DRIVE cars, how the lawn mowers used to have brown people operating them. You had to go to Redbox or pay more for On Demand which didn't have EVERYTHING.
    Nepotism begins at home

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoseRed View Post
    Television.
    I was about 9 years old when we got our first TV..used...one of the big boxes, black and white, of course, with the tiny screen. With the right combination of coat hangers and tin foil hung off the rabbit ears, it would pull in 3 channels, two from Baltimore and one from Washington DC (farm was in Howard County). We were allowed to watch it for one hour a day, except for weekend evenings where Lawrence Welk, Walt Disney and Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom stretched the time out a bit farther.
    You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. -Frank Zappa

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