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Old Oct 14 2012, 09:11 AM   #681
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Uh... she actually doesn't like me having long hair very much Opinions are 50% pro and 50% against, there seems to be no middle way. I tell people it's all part of my midlife crisis...
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Old Oct 14 2012, 02:55 PM   #682
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I like guys with medium langth hair, like yours.

I don't have a choice in taking it easy. It hurts too much to move. I did take Kibby to see some fireworks lastnight at a local festivill. They were good. we went to Wal-Mart to get some snacks, she had to walk back to get them. The fire works were very good.

I have a cardialichis (Heart) Dr. tomorrow for other problems. I am going to ask him about back also. Or make an appt. for regular Dr. while I am up there. I will be staying the night in Charletsvile Monday. I have appt. on Tues as well.
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Old Oct 14 2012, 03:01 PM   #683
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mawra get well soon, I'm slowing healing from the work that was done the left hand, feeling came back to my pinkie and part of my ring finger, It still stiff and sore, but I'm glad to be able to type with both hands.

I went to a fall fest and pick up some nice ornaments, had a nice lunch, and I'm just a tad tired from that.
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Old Oct 14 2012, 06:26 PM   #685
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Old Oct 15 2012, 12:24 AM   #686
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Hans...you having a mid-life crisis???

NAW...I don't believe it, you're always way too busy doing all the things you love to do and leading a life that is way too interesting to have one of those gawd awful things!?!

I would say the hair just goes along nicely with your artistic photographing right now...I did always like your hair short too...
but this is quite a nice change and seems to help you look a bit more easy going and relaxed...Southern California style...OH YES!!!
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Old Oct 15 2012, 05:06 AM   #687
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Drat the fact that you;re already spoken for! Uh, and so I am, of course Uh, yes, Marjon, I'll be there right away!
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Old Oct 15 2012, 07:26 AM   #688
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Hans, with your hair just a little longer and styled nicely you would make a good Robinton.
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OOOooooOOO Lily...he would indeed.

Hans...you're such a cutie...but...lets also not forget Martin...
you know that very handsome man I've been married to for 38 years......

"Oh high sweetheart, just talking about you"
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Briefly caught up on the last two pages. Ginnystar, wishing you a complete recovery.

Hans, great photo. I agree with LM about the Artsy look.

I survived the week. I hope next week has less "emergencies". Everyone is fine but the youngest tried to take out his newly healed left elbow with his friend's frozen water bottle. The oldest seem to have everything but nothing serious with him this week and couldn't (in his mind) complete cross country practice Finally, I have some difficult parents this year. Don't get me wrong as a parent of a child with autism who had to battle his school district I understand. However, these parents are not being rationale and they are making it difficult to teach their child especially when they call the class room multiple times and demand to talk to me. I've often said to them, "I need to go now. I need to finish the lesson with your child. You may call or email after school."

Otherwise, the oldest (one with autism) is blossoming in high school and we will be discussing fading out his one-on-one in Jan. I'm scared and happy. I've always know he has the ability to be independent but its scary thinking about him without the support on campus. Thankful it will not be 0 to 60 fade out.

For those over the pond in England, he wants to go to Oxford or MIT (on this side of the pond) and study physics and aerospace engineering. Any advice for him. Thanks. I'll admit I like the idea because then I have more reasons to go visit... just need to save the money.
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I was not an Oxford or MIT grade student but I am a physicist (I'm currently in the twilight zone between PhD student and postdoc). My advice to him is to read around the subject. There are some good popular physics books and magazines out there and showing interest is important.
He also needs to pay attention to his maths. Having a good maths background is important. My maths education is a bit patchy and I really wish that my maths was stronger sometimes.
I can't help with the whole Oxford/Cambridge interview thing I'm afraid though.
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Not much going on here. Kibby is off to Star Trek Halloweeen party. Along with Mom and my sister.

My back is a tiny bit better. Or it was before I went to yard sales and flea market today.
Trying to get some Christmas stuff.
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Belated nice image Hans

Moonlady, thank, it good to be able to feel what I'm typing up,
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Hello everyone, I haven't been on here for a while and thought I'd say hello.
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"He's an old hippy and he don't know what to do,
Should he hang on to the old, should he grab on to the new......"
I thought I read a Bellamy Brother song
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The Bellamy Brothers, geez they were already playing when I was young!
I have had a few songs on my mind, but till I heard them on the CD or at the show I don't know who sang them.
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He's an old hippie, even older than before,
Wonedering what to pay attention to
And what should he ignore.
He's an old hippie still adjusting to the change,
He's just trying to find some balance
In a world gone totally insane.

(Old Hippie - The Sequel)
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Draco...this little poem of yours went all the way to the bone marrow. My husband and I think this has a very current feeling to it...especially for people our age.

You Know...a couple of *OLD HIPPIES*
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Both of those are lyrics to Bellamy Brothers songs; the first is the original "Old Hippie", while the second is the lesser-known sequel they did ten years later.
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Both of those are lyrics to Bellamy Brothers songs; the first is the original "Old Hippie", while the second is the lesser-known sequel they did ten years later.
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In response to absolutely no requests, I thought I'd put up all the lyrics to "Old Hippie" and its sequel.

First, let me just say that "Old Hippie" came out in 1985, so the old hippie in the song would have been born in 1950. I was born in 1947, and a lot of us here were born around that same time, so that song and its sequel, written 10 years later, could easily be about me (or us). So here is the first song:

He turned thirty-five last Sunday
In his hair he found some gray
But he still ain't changed his lifestyle
He likes it better the old way
So he grows a little garden in the back yard by the fence
He's consuming what he's growing nowadays in self defense
He gets out there in the twilight zone
Sometimes when it just don't make no sense

He gets off on country music
Cause disco left him cold
He's got young friends into new wave
But he's just too friggin' old
And he dreams at night of Woodstock and the day John Lennon died
How the music made him happy and the silence made him cry
Yeah he thinks of John sometimes
And he has to wonder why

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He's an old hippie and he don't know what to do
Should he hang on to the old
Should he grab on to the new
He's an old hippie...his new life is just a bust
He ain't trying to change nobody
He's just trying real hard to adjust

He was sure back in the sixties that everyone was hip
Then they sent him off to Vietnam on his senior trip
And they forced him to become a man while he was still a boy
And in each wave of tragedy he waited for the joy
Now this world may change around him
But he just can't change no more

Chorus

Well, he stays away a lot now from the parties and the clubs
And he's thinking while he's joggin' 'round
Sure is glad he quit the hard drugs
Cause him and his kind get more endangered everyday
And pretty soon the species will just up and fade away
Like the smoke from that torpedo...just up and fade away

Chorus
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Here's the sequel:

He'll be forty-five come Wednesday, his gray hair is getting thin
But he's still hanging in there, don't feel too bad for the shape he's in
He's seen yuppies in the White House but he thinks they're gonna fail
But he just don't trust a President that never has inhaled
And he prays to God to stop his crime but it seems to no avail

Well, he still loves country music, but he's been left out in the dark
'Cause they don't play Merle and George no more
He don't know Billy Ray from Garth
And he's heard of Woodstock two but it never could compete
'Cause he was there the day that Hendrix played the Anthem with his feet
Back when all those grunge bands couldn't even keep a beat

He's an old hippie, even older than before
Wondering what to pay attention to and what should he ignore
He's an old hippie, still adjusting to the change
He's just trying to find some balance in a world gone totally insane

He still thinks back on the sixties but not in the same way
Cause they built a wall to his war then forgot the MIAs
And he's trying to be a nice man but it's too much of a bore
Cause fax machine and cell phones ain't what he was put here for
And in a world selling sex and youth he's the last old dinosaur

Yeah, he's an old hippie, even older than before
Wondering what to pay attention to and what he should ignore
He's an old hippie, still adjusting to the change
He's just trying to find some balance in a world gone totally insane

Well, he comes on home from work now, takes some time up with the kids
Try to teach them right from wrong, hope they don't learn it the way that he did
And his eyes are on the future but it's looking pretty sad
And with every day that passes he becomes more like his Dad
Hopes that when this century turns around, things won't be so bad

He's an old hippie, even older than before
Wondering what to pay attention to and what should he ignore
He's an old hippie, still adjusting to the change
He's just trying to find some balance in a world gone totally insane
He's just trying to find some balance in a world gone totally insane
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Thanks Draco...I know just how that guy was feeling...only he needs to add a couple of new verses...because we're all a whole lot older now. Well... at least those of us that are left, from our somewhat overly indulgent generation.
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Uhm...

When I'm 64 lyrics
Songwriters: Mccartney, Paul; Lennon, John;

When I get older, losing my hair, many years from now
Will you still be sending me a valentine, birthday greetings, bottle of wine?
If I'd been out 'til quarter to three, would you lock the door?
Will you still need me, will you still feed me when I'm sixty-four?

You'll be older too
Ah, and if you say the word, I could stay with you

I could be handy, mending a fuse when your lights have gone
You can knit a sweater by the fireside, Sunday mornings, go for a ride
Doing the garden, digging the weeds, who could ask for more?
Will you still need me, will you still feed me when I'm sixty-four?

Every summer we can rent a cottage
In the Isle of Wight if it's not to, dear
We shall scrimp and save
Ah, grandchildren on your knee, Vera, Chuck and Dave

Send me a postcard, drop me a line stating point of view
Indicate precisely what you mean to say, yours sincerely wasting away
Give me your answer, fill in a form, mine forever more
Will you still need me, will you still feed me when I'm sixty-four?
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Thanks Draco...I know just how that guy was feeling...only he needs to add a couple of new verses...because we're all a whole lot older now. Well... at least those of us that are left, from our somewhat overly indulgent generation.
Maybe we should start a MoM Geriatric Section on the board?
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III Reemmemmber:

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Hans and Draco... it took me a good while to stop laughing...and to wipe up the tears
that came along for the ride, but I agree with you Draco, we could use a thread
for us *Oldsters*or what my hubby calls *Mainly old MoMers* [he says it still keeps with the *MoM* theme].

Lily...HUGE CHUCKLE...Oh lord yes I do remember those three...

On our first duty station my husband and I had a party line, on our only home phone. Now it seems that everybody's got a cell phone, even the family pet!!

When I was in the Army, I learned to type on a very, very O L D manual typewriter...and they wonder why I have a problem with computers!!!

And my Grandparents had the first TV I ever saw when I was about 5 or 6 years old, the screen was only about 8 or 9 inches across.

And...I in our individual, early childhoods, we both went to *One room* school houses, for a short time.

Lets talk the *W A Y BACK MACHINE*
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I miss by a little... We've always had a tv, even if all we had was black and white until I was about 8.

I learned to type on an old Brother Typewriter handed down from my aunt.

My grandparents had a party line until the late 70s...small town life.

I took baths in an old galvanized steel tub at my maternal grandparents until my uncle updated their bathroom in 71.
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I was not an Oxford or MIT grade student but I am a physicist (I'm currently in the twilight zone between PhD student and postdoc). My advice to him is to read around the subject. There are some good popular physics books and magazines out there and showing interest is important.
He also needs to pay attention to his maths. Having a good maths background is important. My maths education is a bit patchy and I really wish that my maths was stronger sometimes.
I can't help with the whole Oxford/Cambridge interview thing I'm afraid though.
Thank you. I passed it on.
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Old Nov 5 2012, 10:12 PM   #710
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Madison and her Mom's, Melissa's birthday was yesterday. Melissa worked really hard to have a nice birthday for Madison.

A couple of weeks ago some one gave Melissa a toy power car. Emmi was driving, Seth was on the hood. I yelled for Seth to get down. Tammy and Melissa said he was fine. Melissa said he had been ridding on the hood for several day, of course not even five min. latter Seth fell off, face first on the black top. LOTS of blood. Melissa and Tammy took him to E.R.

Madison was upset because her Mom had to leave. I talked to her. She understood why Melissa left, but was still up set she was not there. I held her and let her cry for about five min. then she asked if she could give out party favors. She was fine after that. I took a lot of pics. Madison had to go back to her Dads about 7:00. Mom, who could not get into Melissa's trailer needed to use bathroom. So we took Madison home.

By now it was dark and cold. We took turns sitting in the van with Mom. We could not leave until they got back for the E.D. Seth feel about 4:30. Seven stitches latter they finally made it back to Melissa's about 10:00. I had promised to babysit the two little kids. By the time we got home Seth was waking all the way up, after being sedated, and wanted to play. Emmi had taken a very late short nap and wanted to play. I got them to sleep around 1:00 am.

This A.M. Seth was fine. He and Emmi decided to play not listening. They both kept getting into trouble for not listening. They got into a pushing match over who was going to close the kitchen door. Then Seth kept sitting on Emmi. Emmi kept complaining. I told Seth three times not to sit on Emmi. Then he got a time out. I threatened his life if he got on her again. The second I let him up, Emmi got on her hands and knees and told Seth to get on her. She did it to get Seth in trouble. It back fired. When she got out of time out she was back in time out for yelling at me. I was VERY, VERY glad to take them home.

When we got to Melissa's house we made her come out to the van to open her birthday presents from Kibby, Hubby and me. She said we weren't right (in the head). A couple of years ago Melissa had a BIG problem with bed bugs. Kibby got her a bed bug game. Hubby and I got her new sheets. Melissa laughed and said we were just not right.
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Old Nov 5 2012, 10:27 PM   #711
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My new granddaughter was born at 3:39 this morning!! She weighed 7 lb, 13 oz. I haven't gotten to see her yet, because I'm staying with her two big brothers while her parents are with her at the hospital!! And no, I didn't want to take them to meet their new sister. They are entirely too rambunctious to deal with in a hospital setting! Especially the 2 yr old! My son and dil should be bringing my granddaughter home tomorrow, late morning or early afternoon and I can't wait to meet her!
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Congratulations Kevia...hope you get to see her soon...enjoy her I have two grand-daughters and it's been wonderful watching them growing up.
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CONGRATS!!!! on grandbaby.
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Congratulations Kevia!
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Old Nov 6 2012, 08:31 PM   #715
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Here are a couple pictures of our new granddaughter.



Her parents brought her home this afternoon and I got to spend a little time holding her. I'm sure those of you who are grandparents know this, but the first time I meet each grandchild, I fall in love. It is an amazing thing. I always know I will love them, in fact I already love them. But when I actually meet them, I'm overcome with emotion and falling in love is the best description I can come up with to describe what I'm experiencing.
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What a beautiful little girl.

This is coming from a man who usually can't stand kids.

Kevia, she's adorable.
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Congrats Kevia. She is a beauty
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She's beautiful.

My youngest niece has gotten into more trouble than she has ever gotten into before. Which is saying a lot for Emmi. This is the same child who played pool. She and her little brother stopped up the drains and turned the water on until the bathroom was flooded. That is just one small example of what she has done. Emmi stays more What she did today was so much worse.

She was suppose to be taking a nap. When Melissa laids down Emmi was asleep. Emmi woke up found her mother's car keys from where they were hidden. Unlocked the front door. Got into the van and started it. She then put it in reverse and ended up in the neighbor's yard. She is only 4 years old. All the doors were locked. The keys were hidden. I don't know what else Melison can do to keep Emmi safe.
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She looks wonderful Kevia; tell the parents they did a good job
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Thanks, Draco. That means a lot "coming from a man who usually can't stand kids." Thank you, Moonlady and Mawra. Needless to say, I agree that she is beautiful! Thanks, Hans. I did tell them that they make beautiful babies!
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