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  1. #32551

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    I love how the water company has a cop directing traffic on my street for the water main replacement.

    There is no traffic on my street. It's a cul-se-sac. The only cars are the people who live here.
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    Anyway, my wife just made buddies with the cop. She brought him out a coffee and a bacon,egg&cheese sandwich.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredgmuggs View Post
    I remember sitting on my mother's lap in the front seat.
    If there was a big crowd the larger kids would sit in the back, each with a smaller kid in their laps. Nobody wore seat belts.
    Let the kids play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bub View Post
    If there was a big crowd the larger kids would sit in the back, each with a smaller kid in their laps. Nobody wore seat belts.
    I was the youngest so I always got squished in-between. I would have killed for a window seat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredgmuggs View Post
    Car seat? I just let her crawl around in the back. It was good enough for me back in my day.
    Yeah, yeah.

    Car seat safety is kind of a thing for me. I stay up-to-date because I'm a paranoid mother.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bub View Post
    We used to lay down in the back of the station wagon with our feet hanging out the window. A driver can probably get arrested for that now.
    I recall lying down in the back of a station wagon in the 80s. And riding in the back of a truck on the freeway. It was never for long distances, but still... the thought is horrifying. I also hate when people say, "Well, look at us, we lived through it!" No ****, Sherlock. The kids who didn't live through it aren't here to tell us about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredgmuggs View Post
    For all the grief our Yalies give New Haven, the area around the Green and Yale are really nice, and the city does a wonderful job with the tree lighting. Happy Yuletide!
    New Haven's changed a lot since "our" Yalies were there. The Green was always nice, but we didnít have much reason to go there - we could just play Frisbee on the Old Campus. My main experience of the Green was walking across it late at night to get to Mister Donut.

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    Re: Longest Thread Ever 5.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Bub View Post
    If there was a big crowd the larger kids would sit in the back, each with a smaller kid in their laps. Nobody wore seat belts.
    That's because the cars didn't have them. I remember when we got our first car with seat belts (a '66 Plymouth) and my older siblings made my mother put it on. Then nobody told her how to unbuckle it and we left her stuck in there. She had no idea how to open it. She was NOT pleased.

    The '61 Olds station wagon that had a wayback the size of a county had no belts. We could carry a whole junior tennis team with three or four in the wayback.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theDurk View Post
    That's because the cars didn't have them. I remember when we got our first car with seat belts (a '66 Plymouth) and my older siblings made my mother put it on. Then nobody told her how to unbuckle it and we left her stuck in there. She had no idea how to open it. She was NOT pleased.

    The '61 Olds station wagon that had a wayback the size of a county had no belts. We could carry a whole junior tennis team with three or four in the wayback.
    Yeah, seems seat belts came along in the mid 60s. We didn't use them much until we began to drive, then it became the first thing we did when we got in. We all drove tanks, which had their pros and cons. My first car was a '69 New Yorker with a 440. If that car had wings.....
    Let the kids play.

  9. #32559

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    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    New Haven's changed a lot since "our" Yalies were there. The Green was always nice, but we didn’t have much reason to go there - we could just play Frisbee on the Old Campus. My main experience of the Green was walking across it late at night to get to Mister Donut.
    You guys were in the first graduating class so of course Yale has changed. (They had a Mister Donut back then? Who knew?)



    They're parts of New Haven I wouldn't want to be caught dead in but around the green and downtown it's really nice. My favorite restaurant Zinc is right across from the green. But like any urban place, parking sucks. New Haven has both New Haven cops and Yale cops so you're almost guaranteed to get a parking ticket.


    By the way, the Yale/Harvard halftime protestors who were arrested are getting community service. There's some kind of rally going on for them today at Yale. There's always some kind of rally at Yale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredgmuggs View Post
    You guys were in the first graduating class so of course Yale has changed. (They had a Mister Donut back then? Who knew?)



    They're parts of New Haven I wouldn't want to be caught dead in but around the green and downtown it's really nice. My favorite restaurant Zinc is right across from the green. But like any urban place, parking sucks. New Haven has both New Haven cops and Yale cops so you're almost guaranteed to get a parking ticket.


    By the way, the Yale/Harvard halftime protestors who were arrested are getting community service. There's some kind of rally going on for them today at Yale. There's always some kind of rally at Yale.
    Iím pretty sure that Mister Donut was established by the Quinnipiac tribe before Europeans ever settled there.

  11. #32561

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    My kiddo won his classroom spelling bee and represented his class among all the 3rd grade classroom winners at the school spelling bee today. He didn't win the whole thing, but I'm pretty proud of him for winning in his classroom and being in the final four.

    (He placed third, in case anyone is wondering.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlw1980 View Post
    My kiddo won his classroom spelling bee and represented his class among all the 3rd grade classroom winners at the school spelling bee today. He didn't win the whole thing, but I'm pretty proud of him for winning in his classroom and being in the final four.

    (He placed third, in case anyone is wondering.)
    Great to hear! Do you know what word he got stumped on?
    Let the kids play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bub View Post
    Great to hear! Do you know what word he got stumped on?
    I couldn't be there because I'm at work, but my husband said he spelled "shrugged" with only one 'g'. I'm surprised, because he routinely spells words more difficult than that, but there are nerves involved here so it's understandable. I'm still pretty proud that he took 3rd place for his entire grade (about 108 kids).

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    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    Iím pretty sure that Mister Donut was established by the Quinnipiac tribe before Europeans ever settled there.
    They should have established a casino. That's where the real money was at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlw1980 View Post
    I couldn't be there because I'm at work, but my husband said he spelled "shrugged" with only one 'g'. I'm surprised, because he routinely spells words more difficult than that, but there are nerves involved here so it's understandable. I'm still pretty proud that he took 3rd place for his entire grade (about 108 kids).
    There's two 'g' in shruged? I would have gotten stumped, too.
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    They should expose those kids to the real world and let them use spell check.
    There's a sinister plot a brewin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDPNYY View Post
    They should expose those kids to the real world and let them use spell check.
    Truth. I've always been good at spelling, but that doesn't have the value that it used to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDPNYY View Post
    They should expose those kids to the real world and let them use spell check.
    Spel chek sux.

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    It should be illegal to have early morning weekend activities. My daughter has her first dance performance tomorrow at 8. She has to be there at 7:30. This means I must drag my ass out of bed at 6:30 to fix her hair and all that crap. (Thankfully the drive is 5 minutes.)

    Parenting is simultaneously awesome and terrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlw1980 View Post
    It should be illegal to have early morning weekend activities. My daughter has her first dance performance tomorrow at 8. She has to be there at 7:30. This means I must drag my ass out of bed at 6:30 to fix her hair and all that crap. (Thankfully the drive is 5 minutes.)

    Parenting is simultaneously awesome and terrible.
    You don't want to be my kid. He gets up before the crack of dawn on weekends to drive his daughter 100s of miles to go to horsie competitions.
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    Had my annual physical yesterday. Blood work all good, no issues. Got the shingles Part 1 vaccine. Arm hurts today.

    So for the past few weeks, done with GP, dentist and orthopedist. Next up is cardiologist on Monday, then next month urologist, dermatologist and gastroenterologist, then shingles shot Part 2.

    It really sucks getting old.
    Let the kids play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredgmuggs View Post
    You don't want to be my kid. He gets up before the crack of dawn on weekends to drive his daughter 100s of miles to go to horsie competitions.
    That sounds miserable.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bub View Post
    Had my annual physical yesterday. Blood work all good, no issues. Got the shingles Part 1 vaccine. Arm hurts today.

    So for the past few weeks, done with GP, dentist and orthopedist. Next up is cardiologist on Monday, then next month urologist, dermatologist and gastroenterologist, then shingles shot Part 2.

    It really sucks getting old.
    Geez, Bub. I thought I had a lot of specialists.

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