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You Know You Are Old When. . .

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    #3651 7 months ago

    First time ever "drinking". Was probably 16 or 17.
    An older chum went "shopping" for a bunch of us (legal age was 18 then).
    We were hanging out in an old stone foundation off an old railroad line. He arrived with the bag full of our intoxicants. I had ordered a bottle of Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill.
    I chugged the whole bottle in minutes. My friends were telling me how f'ed up I was going to get. Well, it tasted like strawberry soda, and it had the same effect. I never felt a thing. And so, the die was cast!

    #3652 7 months ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    First time ever "drinking". Was probably 16 or 17.

    I started drinking beer at 5 or 6 years old, when Dad was having fish fries with a bunch of his buddies.

    I never had too much of anything and got sick until that time I posted about when I was 15.

    I have only had too much and had to hug a toilet 4-5 times in my life.

    I hope all of you have a AWESOME WEEKEND!

    #3653 7 months ago

    Only puked maybe 4 or 5 times ever. One memorable NYE.
    Me and my buddy cleaned the place out of JD, so we had to switch to Wild Turkey. After upchucking, I wanted to party on, but my friends left me on my bed and went out again!

    #3654 7 months ago

    You know you’re old when you are concerned your new neighbours porch light has been on for 10 day straight?

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    #3655 7 months ago

    FYI: backyard light...weird.

    #3656 7 months ago

    A good 10 minutes going crazy thinking I didn’t go anywhere. Where the F are my glasses.This is real and happened tonight. At least I have a Mint Austin Powers when everything calms down.

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    #3657 7 months ago

    I know I am old. I remember when I could buy a pack of cigarettes for 25 cents. Then I was sent to Texas for military duty and Texas was taxing smokes big time. They cost me 55 cents a pack. I quit smoking in 2013. To cuts costs I started rolling my own.

    Tonight, as I was getting gas and went inside some woman was at the register forking over $67.00 for a carton of cigarettes. I used to be a 2 pack a day man. That would be a little over $200.00 per month smoking bill at $67.00 per carton.

    $67.00. I can go to Walmart and buy one new tire for my car at that price.

    #3658 7 months ago
    Quoted from locksmith:

    A good 10 minutes going crazy thinking I didn’t go anywhere. Where the F are my glasses.This is real and happened tonight. At least I have a Mint Austin Powers when everything calms down.
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    Yep, I can honestly say I've done that before...

    #3659 7 months ago

    Or a 1/3 for an old em pinball

    #3660 7 months ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    I used to be a 2 pack a day man. That would be a little over $200.00 per month smoking bill at $67.00 per carton.

    $6.70 a pack times 2 a day times 30 days is over $400. Almost five large per year!

    #3661 7 months ago

    When you remember who said "Great Ceasers ghost"!!!

    #3662 7 months ago
    Quoted from hawkmoon:

    When you remember who said "Great Ceasars ghost"!!!

    That would be Perry White on "The Adventures of Superman".

    #3663 7 months ago
    Quoted from Scotty_K:

    That would be Perry White on "The Adventures of Superman".

    Remember the episode where he said it one time too many, and "Caesar" appeared to him?
    The guy obviously was a crook in a $20 costume, but he had Mr. White going for a while.

    #3664 7 months ago
    Quoted from DanQverymuch:

    $6.70 a pack times 2 a day times 30 days is over $400. Almost five large per year!

    You are correct. Not sure where I missed the math on that. At that price, in 2 months time, I can buy a set of tires, get a tuneup and an oil change. And maybe a front end alignment, as well.

    However, when I was a kid and smoking, Reader's Digest came out with an article about how one family figured out that each person was spending $1,000.00 year on smokes. And apparently, once this family considered the costs, they quit smoking.

    The article did not phase me nor all of the many smokers I met and hung around with thru the years. We happily handed our money over to the tobacco companies.

    Somehow, buying a pack in the morning and another in the afternoon seemed cheaper than buying a carton.

    #3665 7 months ago
    Quoted from Scotty_K:

    That would be Perry White on "The Adventures of Superman".

    Superman ?

    You mean this guy wearing the cowboy hat?

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    I am still trying to wrap my head around Roy Rogers riding a motorcycle. It just don't seem right . Where is Trigger?

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    #3666 6 months ago

    Not old enough to stop me from picking up my new ride tomorrow!! 1 more sleep!

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    #3667 6 months ago

    I negotiated a better Overall price...winter mats...3m paint protect film...free oil changes (2)..a coffee mug and hundreds off the extended warranty.

    #3668 6 months ago
    Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

    Not old enough to stop me from picking up my new ride tomorrow!! 1 more sleep!
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    New car ! Wow ! Try to refrain from impressing that neighbor girl at the dock

    #3669 6 months ago

    You know you are getting old when you can't remember an Actors name, only the characters he/she has played in the movies.

    #3670 6 months ago

    You Know Your Old when you remember real cash in your wallet..now cash replaced with a mask.

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    #3671 6 months ago
    Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

    You Know Your Old when you remember real cash in your wallet..now cash replaced with a mask.
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    What about the Trojan in the wallet? Now that's ancient history!

    #3672 6 months ago

    ...when you come in and soak your feet after a few hours of yard work!

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    #3673 6 months ago

    You know your old when You enjoy reading a car manual front to back. Don’t know why most people don’t do that.

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    #3674 6 months ago

    This is a very happy day for me. Christmas early for the bacon! I’m blessed and thankful for the things I have.i also think I have the coolest wife ever.

    #3675 6 months ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    What about the Trojan in the wallet? Now that's ancient history!

    For me it just got brittle.

    #3676 6 months ago
    Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

    For me it just got brittle.

    You're supposed to throw it away after you use it!

    #3677 6 months ago
    Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

    You know your old when You enjoy reading a car manual front to back. Don’t know why most people don’t do that.[quoted image]

    Yeah. You know you are old when you remember your owner's manual giving you instructions on how to do a valve adjustment.
    Now, they have to warn you not to drink the contents of the battery!

    #3678 6 months ago

    I picked the tech package...I’m really enjoying the read to honest. Sound system is excellent

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    #3679 6 months ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    ...when you come in and soak your feet after a few hours of yard work!
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    I see no vasculitis JR ..that’s good.

    #3680 6 months ago
    Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

    I see no vasculitis JR ..that’s good.

    Yeah, but they're still sore as hell!

    #3681 6 months ago

    Walmart—-cushion Shell soles should fix that

    #3682 6 months ago

    cdnpinbacon you’re giving me new car fever, not good! I just spent 2 days detailing my ‘16 Highlander. It really is the perfect modern station wagon, and a great pin-hauler.

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    #3683 6 months ago
    Quoted from swampfire:

    cdnpinbacon you’re giving me new car fever, not good! I just spent 2 days detailing my ‘16 Highlander. It really is the perfect modern station wagon, and a great pin-hauler.
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    Nice!! I need a new ride, extra bonus points for pin hauler.

    #3684 6 months ago

    Some of us old guys prefer the older cars w style..1 day, I hope to get a Malibu/nova wagon…the wife is aware of it..

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    #3685 6 months ago

    Novas are fun to drive.

    #3686 6 months ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    ...when you come in and soak your feet after a few hours of yard work!
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    Get a compression stocking for that right leg.

    #3687 6 months ago
    Quoted from swampfire:

    cdnpinbacon you’re giving me new car fever, not good! I just spent 2 days detailing my ‘16 Highlander. It really is the perfect modern station wagon, and a great pin-hauler.
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    That sure is a beauty! We just picked up a KIA Telluride and I love it.

    #3688 6 months ago

    I love the direction this thread is taking. I’ve wanted a VW microbus since the mid-70’s, because my Italian neighbor who looked like Cher drove her 3 beautiful daughters around in one that looked exactly like this. Her middle daughter was my age, and my sister’s best friend.

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    #3689 6 months ago
    Quoted from swampfire:

    I love the direction this thread is taking. I’ve wanted a VW microbus since the mid-70’s, because my Italian neighbor who looked like Cher drove her 3 beautiful daughters around in one that looked exactly like this. Her middle daughter was my age, and my sister’s best friend.
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    Those are big bucks!

    #3690 6 months ago
    Quoted from swampfire:

    I love the direction this thread is taking. I’ve wanted a VW microbus since the mid-70’s, because my Italian neighbor who looked like Cher drove her 3 beautiful daughters around in one that looked exactly like this. Her middle daughter was my age, and my sister’s best friend.
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    In 1970, I had a VW bus. It had the canvas sunroof and all of the little windows around the top. I was just a dumb kid and did not know much about working on cars. It was always leaving me in the dust. I sold it and joined the Navy. Today, I wish I still had it.

    It looked like this. Same colors.

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    #3691 6 months ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    In 1970, I had a VW bus. It had the canvas sunroof and all of the little windows around the top. I was just a dumb kid and did not know much about working on cars. It was always leaving me in the dust. I sold it and joined the Navy. Today, I wish I still had it.
    It looked like this. Same colors.
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    That bus would bring big bucks today!

    #3692 6 months ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    That bus would bring big bucks today!

    Amazing, isn't it? I think I paid the guy $300.00 for it.

    #3693 6 months ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    Amazing, isn't it? I think I paid the guy $300.00 for it.

    Totally. I'd love to own that bus today.

    #3694 6 months ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    Totally. I'd love to own that bus today.

    I'd have a lot less speeding tickets on my record if I had kept that bus

    #3695 6 months ago

    When you look at how much campers are these days (especially Airstream), the old VWs seem like a bargain. But keeping them running would be a challenge.

    #3696 6 months ago

    You know you are old when you remember getting 4¼% interest on a regular passbook account.

    #3697 6 months ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    I'd have a lot less speeding tickets on my record if I had kept that bus

    Yeah, I know the early ones didn't have a 0-60mph acceleration time, because their top speed was like 57!

    #3698 6 months ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    That bus would bring big bucks today!

    These had the pancake engine which was a pain to tune and set up properly.
    The sweet spot for these vans were 64-70 that were 12 volt and used the upright 40-55 HP engines.
    I had a 1963 Transporter (windowless van). Loved that thing when it was running.
    Best thing in the snow ever built.
    No front end protection though, a 10 mile and hour crash nearly killed my friend.
    Became a non-running motel room parked in my Dads woods.

    #3699 6 months ago
    Quoted from DarthPaul:

    You know you are old when you remember getting 4¼% interest on a regular passbook account.

    …and your parent’s mortgage rate was 13%

    #3700 6 months ago
    Quoted from swampfire:

    …and your parent’s mortgage rate was 13%

    Our 1st house was 12% Thanks Jimmy Carter!!

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