Old Codger Club XII

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  1. Dr. Bob

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    A New Year demanded a New Name to our illustrious band of brothers (and cistern). Many duck lovers took offense at our OLD COOTS CLUB, so we have reorganized it and renamed it.

    600 years ago young men and royalty enjoyed the sport of "falconry". They trained birds, hawks, et al to hunt and do battle.

    When the men grew too old to train and carry the birds, they were often asked to carry the "cadge" (pronounced "codge") which was a wood perch on a stand and often included a cage of yew. Hence the modern English word "cage" from the same root.

    These older men were called "codgers". They played an integral role, working with and supporting the younger men in the fray.

    So we have dubbed our group the OLD CODGER'S CLUB. Dues are free, age limit is discretionary, and bibs mandatory. As for bladder control? It all depends.

    Parts I-XI (20 pages each) are history; join in for the next chapter!

    Sit back, grab a snack, relax and join in the fun of OLD TIMERS chatting about the way it WAS or the way it SHOULD BE!!

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    "When I was a kid . . . " is a famous line of old codgers.

    My favorite was "When I was a kid, I had to walk 5 miles to school barefoot, through 3 feet deep snow drifts, and it was uphill both ways."

    How 'bout when YOU were a kid?
     
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    "If you don't stop jumping in the house, you're gonna end up in the basement!"

    Gib, that picture in the last thread was mahhhvelous, my dear, just mahhhvelous! [​IMG]
     
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    Think he should repost it HERE for everyone to see?

    No, wait, it's lunch time and we already have ONE pix that will make folks sick . . .
     
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    It made me spray soda all over my monitor and keyboard! Now I'm gonna have nightmares for sure! :eek:
     
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    When I was a kid......

    Cars didn't have airbags. In fact, most cars didn't have seatbelts. In those that DID, few people actually bothered to wear them.

    All telephones had dials on them.

    Cell phones existed only in the realm of science fiction. And when they actually did become a reality, they were about the size (and weight!) of a brick.

    Televisions were filled with numerous vacuum tubes, which occasionally burned out- requiring a trip to the local hardware store for a replacement. In addition, T.V.'s were black-and-white (no color screens yet!), didn't come with remote controls, and were much smaller than today's average-sized screen. We received maybe 4-6 channels, and we were glad to have that many. The days of being able to select from 100+ (or more) channels via cable and/or satellite were undreamt of. And around midnight (give-or-take) every night, the few T.V. stations we received "signed off" for the evening- leaving a static "test pattern" on the channel until the station began to broadcast again the following morning (or even afternoon!).

    "Microwaves" were something that only physicists discussed- and nobody else had the foggiest clue what they were talking about.
     
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    When I was a kid, my dad would say, "Save your money. Hard times are coming." I should have listened.
     
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    ...with a hot potato to keep my hands warm, later it would be my lunch. I had to leave earlier than the other kids 'cause it was my job to start the fire in the coal stove ANNNND I had to carry your grandmother on my back becaus she was the teacher!"

    I'm leaving now. I'll be back when I am older.
     
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    Copy of Gib's pix from last Old Codger thread: [​IMG]
     
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    When I was a kid a dish-washer was the kid that didn't get away from the room fast enough.
     
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    When I was a kid, the babysitter wasn't a person from outside the family....being the oldest, I WAS the babysitter...two brothers, three sisters, and any other children that were in the house. Not like it is today where the state steps in and says you have to have a license if you have more than six kids in the house.

    **Note...here in the Nashville area not too long ago, they made two families get licensed for daycare though all the children in the home were their own natural children. The first family had twelve children, the second had 14. DCS tried to remove many of these children, and they are still using these tactics here.
     
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    Looking at this pic at 4:30 in the morning really makes me sick...literally! :( Gee, thanks, Dr. Bob. May the flea's of a thousand camels...LOL
     
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    Aww, now...ya'll quit picking on ol' Gibby.

    He's obviously quite cultured and into the arts. Not a bad characteristic to have. Maybe he's related to Picasso!

    Peace-
    Scarlett O.
    &lt;&gt;&lt;
     
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    The Baptist Board's own Bishop Tutu ...
     
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    I knew I shouldn't have posted that picture of Tony.
     
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    'twern't no pikshur of me! You already admitted it was you! LOL
     
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    You better be from Missouri and show me that.
     
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    I think it was in the last OCC....Hmmm...I'll have to recheck...but just posting it without disclaimer would have been enough admission! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG]

    I've tried to use this picture, but everyone kept call me Big Sexy.
     
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    Man, can I have your autograph? I didn't know Dog the Bounty Hunter was on the site!

    Praise the Lord and pass the pepper spray.

    (P.S. I have never, ever, had an arrest warrant out on me. Honest. Just ask Blackbird. Or maybe not ... )
     

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