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Old 01-01-2017, 05:56 AM
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For me it's entering and exiting on the right. You always knew which door people would use. Nowadays it's like bumper cars. I also miss when riding a commercial airline wasn't torture.
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Remembering phone numbers, and those phone numbers when they had "exchanges"
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Growing up in a neighborhood where everybody knew the people on both sides of the street, maybe 20-30 families. My mother still lives there, over 50 years, and currently knows maybe 3-4 people on the street. Everybody had kids and if they weren't my age, they fell in the age group of one of my 3 brothers. Today I give a wave to my neighbors when we pass each other in the cars.
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when people only dropped f-bombs around their friends and never in public or in the presents of a woman. Basically, I hate all of this moral decline.
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Being able to buy most any vehicle on the road with a manual transmission. Especially full size trucks.
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Growing up in a neighborhood where I knew the people on both sides of the street, maybe 20-30 families. My mother still lives there, over 50 years, and currently knows maybe 3-4 people on the street.


Depending on wind direction you could ride down your street and tell what everyone on one side of the street was having for diner. This is before central AC.

I usually wound not invite myself for dinner. Unless mom was cooking liver. Then all bets were off.
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Being able to drop the "F" bomb where ever the f**k I wanted, now everyone is so uptight.

Seriously, respect! I met my new doctor the other day and when she walked into the room I stood up and introduced myself. She said "who stands up anymore for a lady" and thanked me for being so polite, I told her to f**k off.....
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Being able to drop the "F" bomb where ever the f**k I wanted, now everyone is so uptight.

Seriously, respect! I met my new doctor the other day and when she walked into the room I stood up and introduced myself. She said "who stands up anymore for a lady" and thanked me for being so polite, I told her to f**k off.....
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Being able to go out for a few without the fear of dealing with a gestapo road block being set up before I find my way back home.
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Sorry wish I would have. She is very cute and witty. Told her I was off the next two days because she was complaining how busy she was, she started scratching her face with her middle finger and told me to enjoy myself with a crooked smile.
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Children that actually said yes ma'am and yes sir to their elders.
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Sorry wish I would have. She is very cute and witty. Told her I was off the next two days because she was complaining how busy she was, she started scratching her face with her middle finger and told me to enjoy myself with a crooked smile.
Sounds like you need to take her fishing so she can catch herself a Red Snapper
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Once upon a time we didn't celebrate diversity.

I miss those days.
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When yes was yes and no meant one more drink...
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We use to be able to go to a grocery store the first week of the month and not wait in a mile long line of people with EBT cards.
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