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  1. rootabaga

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    There comes a time, probably in middle age in most cases, when some little thing triggers a memory and then it dawns on you how long ago it was when that memory was formed. Then suddenly you realize how old you are. ;)

    That’s what this thread is all about...

    One of those hit me earlier when I saw a news item:
    Today marks the twentieth anniversary of the series finale of “Seinfeld.”

     

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    There was talk a year ago or so about tearing down a city owned concert hall and building a new one. I well remember when they tore down the old one to build this new one. What a waste I'm thinking. Then it dawns on me. That building is far from new. 55+ years old or more now.
    Seems like yesterday when it hosted it's first show.
    I don't feel old.. I AM old. :)
     
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    I went to see the original Star Wars films at the cinema, and then I realise how long ago that was.
     
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    This quote jumped in my head earlier today (who knows why): "I've heard it said, and it's true I'm sure..."

    I couldn't remember where I'd heard it, but I thought it was probably a song from long ago. Correct, though it's much older than I was when I first heard it. It's been covered several times, but I think the version I best remember is the one from Walter Brennan. Of course the fact that I remember when Walter Brennan was alive marks me as old anyway. ;)

    Fun song, enjoy...





    BTW, "teejus" is southernspeak for "tedious." :D :D :D
     
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    The 30th anniversary of Back to the Future

    30th anniversary of TRON

    50th anniversary of Star Trek

    7 years since the last shuttle flight ... I watched the Enterprise launch off the 747 live in technicolor sitting on grandpa's lap.

    And that damn anniversary of my birth everyone else is so excited to remind me of.
    :(
     
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    Time.
     
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    There are a lot of reminders, but the very first thing that pointedly indicated that age was creeping up on me was a buddy and I were at a table in a little bar one day after work and the waitress called me "sir". Funny how the little, seemingly insignificant things stick with you so clearly through the years.
     
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    The moon landing almost fifty years ago.
     
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    the shinny glass panel on the bathroom wall....
     
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    Well, if you'd stop peeing on it .... :eek:
     
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    Just now on the news.

    35 years. Thirty five YEARS. Since the "pinetar" game.

    Royals at Yankees
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    THIRTY FIVE YEARS AGO.
     
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    Being a loyal Royals fan... that seems like yesterday. But when I think about all of the years I've watched them being nothing more than a farm club... that was a long painful stretch of time. :)
     
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    Things that make me feel old?
    My knees and my back. Years have taken its toll.
     
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    Me too...and me too. *sigh*
     
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    Whatever he said.
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    It's probably not the right place to say "girls born in 2000 shooting makes me feel old".
     
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    But seriously cancer did that for me. One of the lucky ones to survive I know, but never felt the same since.
     
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    My sweetie dying before me. Too dark.

    Girls in ridiculously thight jean things.
    It's like they're walking around in pantyhose!
     
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    They all look twelve years old now...
     
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    It's been 26 years since Johnny Carson quit the tonight show.
     

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