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Things that make you feel old

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Mud Princess said:
...I wasn't intending to discriminate when I started this thread -- but I didn't start feeling old until I was in my 30s....


I didn’t feel discriminated against, I just was holding off because I did not fit the profile. No worries with me :)
 

Tom R

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apollo 11

I remember listening to the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 21, 1969. The date is important because most Americans listened to or watched it on July 20. I was in a Comm Center in Long Binh, South Vietnam, the other side of the International Date Line.
 

michaelskis

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This is going to sounds bad, but the first of my High School Friends just got married. That freaked me out. (but hey, I am only 24)
 

Chet

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Looking at my pension fund balance every quarter, and the estimated monthly annuity.

7 years until I max out the years of service part of the formula, but 31 years before I can collect. Realizing that the best thing to do is to work in another state (or private sector) for the last 24 years of my career.

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Looking around the USofA to get a sense of where I want to spend those last 24 years, and retirement after that. I'm leaning towards Nevada, Arizona, Colorado...
 

Zoning Goddess

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more milestones:

Bobby Kennedy shot: Parents took over the t.v. in the living room (our only t.v.) so we couldn't watch cartoons.

Tiny Tim married on t.v.: Mom and Dad let us stay up late to see this on the Tonight Show.

Challenger: walked out the door to go to work, looked up, and saw the diverging trails to the east.
 

Mud Princess

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I feel old when...

...I see a car from my childhood - with a 'historical' plate!!!

(thanks to my husband for this one)
 

Chet

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Re: I feel old when...

Mud Princess said:
...I see a car from my childhood - with a 'historical' plate!!!

OOOH thats a bad one for me too. Especially when I see a Red 1971 Pontiac GTO. My sister wrecked that baby that we went halfsies on to get. Ran it under the back of a semi. Makes me want to cry. (She lived)
 

Zoning Goddess

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Re: Re: I feel old when...

Chet said:
OOOH thats a bad one for me too. Especially when I see a Red 1971 Pontiac GTO. My sister wrecked that baby that we went halfsies on to get. Ran it under the back of a semi. Makes me want to cry. (She lived)

My sister and I shared a '73 Chevy Nova. She drove it into the ocean at New Smyrna Beach FL. It was never the same after that...
 

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Re: Re: I feel old when...

Chet said:
Ran it under the back of a semi. Makes me want to cry. (She lived)

I just realized how horrible that may seem. Im glad she lived. Im sad the car is gone.
 

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The challenger tragedy:

Try living in Christa McAulliffe's hometown. I was in 6th grade at the time, and we were doing all sorts of stuff in conjunction with the mission. I had my picture in the local paper 3 days before the accident, with a mock-up of a space shuttle that we had created and were doing projects with.

I vividly remember exactly where I was....sitting at my desk eating american chop suey for lunch, eyes glued to the TV in the classroom. We all cheered when the launch happened, and there was dead silence in the room for a good 2 minutes after the explosion. Most of us were crying after that. We were all sent home, and I spent the rest of the day glued to the TV watching the news, much of it being taped about 8 blocks away at the high school, where the national media outlets were reporting from.

I'll never forget that day, and the impact it had on Concord. It was my first real brush with tragedy.
 

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Knowing how young NHPlanner was when the Challenger disaster occured.
 

michaelskis

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NHPlanner said:
The challenger tragedy: I was in 6th grade at the time,

Wow, I do not feel all that young now. I was in 1st grade. Many of the students where out side, but our class stayed in to watch it on TV. Many of us did not understand what had just happened, but we knew it was bad.

Does anyone else remember Michael Jackson's hair catching fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial? Or am I just tripping again?
 

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NHPlanner said:
The challenger tragedy:

Try living in Christa McAulliffe's hometown. I was in 6th grade at the time...

I remember that vividly. I was eight-years-old at the time and was at watching the shuttle launch on TV (just like the rest of the country) at my grandmother's house becaue school was out for a snow day. I recall my grandparents stayed inside all day watching the coverage while we played in the snow.
 

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michaelskis said:
Does anyone else remember Michael Jackson's hair catching fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial? Or am I just tripping again?

Yep. How about Richard Pryor setting himself on fire? Think that was around 1980.
 

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fire

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Yep. How about Richard Pryor setting himself on fire? Think that was around 1980.

Or the guy who played Grizzly Adams, or the Bhudist. monks in Vietnam or, Rick Nelson....

No, wait, he didn't set HIMSELF on fire, but....
 

BKM

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All the 20-somethings on the post-a-picture thread. :( (40 in May)
 

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Alas I remember all of these things :-( :-(
 

Queen B

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Oh, here is one for you.
Do you remember the commercial about pollution, with the indian with the tear in his eye?

"Tiny Tim married on t.v.: Mom and Dad let us stay up late to see this on the Tonight Show." My baby brother was born during that wedding. 8 years of being the only child down the drain...

Challenger- I was in college and oddly enough no one really reacted to it. I did take note of how strange that felt to me, the lack of acknowledgement at an educational facility.
 

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Queen B said:
Oh, here is one for you.
Do you remember the commercial about pollution, with the indian with the tear in his eye?


Yep, still remember. Damn!

Quickly and without cheating.....name the indian.
 

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Say it ain't so!

travels to morningwood estates are less frequent

ianplanner, I thought that was just a myth!

I'd like to write more, but apparently I'm wasting valuable virility-time!

gottago!
 

Zoning Goddess

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Queen B said:

Challenger- I was in college and oddly enough no one really reacted to it. I did take note of how strange that felt to me, the lack of acknowledgement at an educational facility.

I guess it had a major impact here, since we all saw it happen in the sky, not on t.v. I went to work and turned on the t.v. (bookstore) and most of the customers just wanted to watch the t.v. to get updates. It was very sobering.
 

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Forget the impact NHPlanner's age at the Challenger disaster.

SkeLeton's age & photo are making me feel ancient! Now where the !@#! is my bursitis medicine......
 
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