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Old 11-10-2011, 12:20 PM
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This will change the way you look at things, especially if you have aging parents. Sorry if it has been posted before. BTW, you can ff to about :55 and not miss anything.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U08lA...eature=related
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Must see? WTF? there's 5 mins of my life that I'll never get back, LOL
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I was hoping the bird would crap on the son.......
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Go hug your dad....
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I liked it. Good post.
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Hug them all.....before they are no longer there to hug.

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I liked it. Good post.
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I liked it too. Great message in such a short story. Thanks for posting it.
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I don't get it ... how come the old guy couldn't remember the sparrow was a sparrow and kept asking what it was, but he could remember a story about a little kid asking what a sparrow was 21 times? Maybe something was lost in the subtitles.
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I liked it too. Great message in such a short story. Thanks for posting it.
x2 Forwarded to my younger brother, hope he gets the message. Appreciate the post Shag.
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I don't get it ... how come the old guy couldn't remember the sparrow was a sparrow and kept asking what it was, but he could remember a story about a little kid asking what a sparrow was 21 times? Maybe something was lost in the subtitles.
Poetic license?

Maybe I will save it and attach it in an email to my son for when I ask him to come over to help me paint the house next summer
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I don't get it ... how come the old guy couldn't remember the sparrow was a sparrow and kept asking what it was, but he could remember a story about a little kid asking what a sparrow was 21 times? Maybe something was lost in the subtitles.
I don't get why my 71 year old sister can read aloud as well as you or I can, but can't tell you what the last sentence was about, or even make a coherent attempt. Or why she can remember something we did 60 years ago, but can't remember if she has had lunch that ended 5 minutes ago, or if she has seen her sister today, who just walked out the door. But, I do get the point of the movie. Thanks, Shag.
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post

Maybe I will save it and attach it in an email to my son for when I ask him to come over to help me paint the house next summer

Nah, don't warn him. Just keeping asking him what the paintbrush is -- see if you can get to 21.
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I don't get it ... how come the old guy couldn't remember the sparrow was a sparrow and kept asking what it was, but he could remember a story about a little kid asking what a sparrow was 21 times? Maybe something was lost in the subtitles.
I'm an old man, I can fully understand the story, maybe it had nothing to do about sparrows, maybe it just has to do with love.

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I'm an old man, I can fully understand the story, maybe it had nothing to do about sparrows, maybe it just has to do with love.

Hopefully, next summer Grunt will get back to us with his report on how much his son loves him. I'm betting Grunt doesn't get out of the single digits.
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I don't get why my 71 year old sister can read aloud as well as you or I can, but can't tell you what the last sentence was about, or even make a coherent attempt. Or why she can remember something we did 60 years ago, but can't remember if she has had lunch that ended 5 minutes ago, or if she has seen her sister today, who just walked out the door. But, I do get the point of the movie. Thanks, Shag.
I am not a doc, but I think there is a difference in long term memory and short term memory. They are two seperate places in your brain so you can have short term memory attacked by a disease, sickness or age yet the long term memory is in good shape.... Someday maybe they can slow this disease before it gets me, both my parents had dementia and Alzheimers... terrible way to go IMHO, especially for your family
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Great reminder how short the ride is, better enjoy and experience every minute. Now it seems like everyone is pluged into their own zone. Your kids now would not even notice the bird, and would not hear you if you told them it's a sparrow. Thanks, I'll show it to my son.
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The video hit home pretty hard. My mom just turned 62 and at times she is almost that bad. Two weeks ago I got the dreaded question I knew would come at some point....Do you know my two boys?

Just have to make the best of the time I have left with her but unfortunately there is not much left.
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I don't get it ... how come the old guy couldn't remember the sparrow was a sparrow and kept asking what it was, but he could remember a story about a little kid asking what a sparrow was 21 times? Maybe something was lost in the subtitles.
Alzheimers first attacks short term memory. Long term memory is affected later if the person lives long enough.
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i'm 60 now,i wish i could go back 10 years and have more time with DAD but i can't.
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