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1957...the year I graduated from high school!!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

1957...Remember?

The following were some comments made in the year 1957:

(1) "I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, its going to be impossible to buy a weeks groceries for $20.00."

(2) "Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be long when $5,000 will only buy a used one."

(3) "If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. A quarter a pack is ridiculous."

(4) "Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just to mail a letter?"

(5) "If they raise the minimum wage to $1, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store."

(6) "When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 29 cents a gallon. Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the garage."

(7) "Kids today are impossible. Those ducktail hair cuts make it impossible to stay groomed. Next thing you know, boys will be wearing their hair as long as the girls."

(8) "I'm afraid to send my kids to the movies any more. Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying 'damn' in 'Gone With The Wind,' it seems every new movie has either 'hell' or 'damn' in it."

(9) "I read the other day where some scientist thinks it's possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the century. They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas."

(10) "Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for $75,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn't surprise me if someday that they will be making more than the President."

(11) "I never thought I'd see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They are even making electric typewriters now."

(12) "It's too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet."

(13) "It won't be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work."

(14) "No one can afford to be sick any more, $35.00 a day in the hospital is too rich for my blood."

(15) "I'm just afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business."

(16) "Thank goodness I won't live to see the day when the Government takes half our income in taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to Congress."

(17) "The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on."

(18) "I guess taking a vacation is out of the question now days. It costs nearly $15.00 a night to stay in a hotel."

  
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ALICERIEGER 11/13/2012 2:17PM

    And people thought we couldn't foresee the future.

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MISSDAISY23 11/13/2012 1:53PM

    Those were the days!

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NAYPOOIE 11/13/2012 11:37AM

    Could be my memory is flaky (likely even), but I seem to remember a fuss when they raised the rate for a letter to eight cents. Since I was born in 1956, it would have had to be some years after that when it happened (assuming I'm not hallucinating).

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COCK-ROBIN 11/13/2012 9:14AM

    Oh, I wish we had complaints like that now!

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123ELAINE456 11/13/2012 1:30AM

  And look at the Prices for things now!!! Big Big Difference. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care.

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DALID414 11/13/2012 12:36AM

    emoticon WOW!!!

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WILSON425 11/13/2012 12:26AM

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Cat Lovers

Monday, November 12, 2012

You Know You're A Cat Person When...

...you refer to going to the bathroom as "using the litterbox."

...you do not consider an outfit complete without some cat hair.

...you consider cat hair in your food as extra fiber.

...you apologize when you step on a fuzzy cat toy in the dark.

...you snap your fingers and pat the sofa beside you to invite your guests to sit down.

...you sleep on one edge of the bed because the cat is sleeping in the middle looking soooo cute!

...you accidentally put your child's dinner plate on the floor.

...you spend more money on toys for your cats than on the kids or grandkids.

...you decorate your Christmas tree with dangling cat toys.

...your neighbors refer to you as "the crazy one with all the cats."

...you have more pictures of your cats than your kids in your wallet.

...you refer to your cat as your furry child.

...your parents wind up with a four-footed, furry "grandchild."

...you plan your vacation around the cat show schedule.

...you accidentally call your spouse by your cat's name!

  
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FILARECKI1 11/13/2012 11:22AM

    Even though the cat sleeps in the middle of the bed, he makes a great back warmer on those cooler nights. emoticon

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GARDENCHRIS 11/13/2012 7:13AM

    i just defurred my bedroom!

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DALID414 11/13/2012 12:32AM

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JBINAUSTIN 11/13/2012 12:14AM

    Three furry grandkitties are all my dad is getting. At least he likes cats.

You know you are a cat person when you wonder what productive use you can make of all tha shed cat hair. Felt, anyone?

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Do you enjoy puzzles? Here's an online jigsaw puzzle!

Monday, November 12, 2012

http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/2012-11-09

  
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MYREALANA 11/14/2012 10:35AM

    ARGH!

Do you know how much potentially productive time I lost to this site yesterday?

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MERRY_XMAS 11/14/2012 5:17AM

    Nice! Thank you for sharing!

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AMALIA8 11/13/2012 10:18AM

    That was fun! Thanks for sharing! I definitely wasn't as good as the fastest time thought LOL. I was still better than average though. By about 10 seconds. LOL.

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JET150 11/13/2012 8:58AM

    I love that website!

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NAYPOOIE 11/12/2012 11:19PM

    That took me forever! I think I'll stick to sudoku.

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DALID414 11/12/2012 11:09PM

    Great! Now I'm hooked!!

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JUDYAMK 11/12/2012 10:34PM

    THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! NOW I WILL BE HOOKED ON THIS
JUDY




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WOUBBIE 11/12/2012 9:51PM

    Thanks! I needed a little escape!

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LASKIE2 11/12/2012 9:41PM

    Wow, this is emoticon thanks for sharing!

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ELSCO55 11/12/2012 9:39PM

    Thanks

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Why dogs bark

Monday, November 12, 2012

I just researched why dogs bark and the two main reason are BOREDOM and FEAR. There's are ways of dealing with both of them, and people whose dogs bark need to learn these. I've never had a dog so I did not know this. But I do enjoy that English woman who teaches people how to train their dogs to refrain Érom bad behavior on Animal Planet.

  
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MISSDAISY23 11/13/2012 1:56PM

    emoticon for sharing!


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AMALIA8 11/13/2012 10:08AM

    Very interesting. I think they also bark when they're excited (such as when someone comes home after being away for awhile) but they do a lot more tail wagging than barking on those occasions. LOL.

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NEWKATHYNOW 11/12/2012 11:30PM

    Always something to learn! I like her show as well. emoticon

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DALID414 11/12/2012 11:11PM

    Boredom huh? I guess if they had thumbs... emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 11/12/2012 10:50PM

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BALLOUZOO 11/12/2012 10:33PM

    My last dog just hated racoons~hardly ever barked at anything else.


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RONNIEHUEY 11/12/2012 8:56PM

    They also bark the"danger bark"

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BLUENOSE63 11/12/2012 8:54PM

  Thanks for the tip!

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Dogs bark...

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The dogs next door get a little noisy, so one day somebody called animal control to complain. When the officers arrived, I heard my neighbor tell them, "Hey, dogs bark. It's human nature."

  
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CMRAND54 11/12/2012 4:30PM

    Your post reminded me of a Billy Collins' poem:

Another Reason Why I Don't Keep A Gun In The House

The neighbors' dog will not stop barking.
He is barking the same high, rhythmic bark
that he barks every time they leave the house.
They must switch him on on their way out.

The neighbors' dog will not stop barking.
I close all the windows in the house
and put on a Beethoven symphony full blast
but I can still hear him muffled under the music,
barking, barking, barking,

and now I can see him sitting in the orchestra,
his head raised confidently as if Beethoven
had included a part for barking dog.

When the record finally ends he is still barking,
sitting there in the oboe section barking,
his eyes fixed on the conductor who is
entreating him with his baton

while the other musicians listen in respectful
silence to the famous barking dog solo,
that endless coda that first established
Beethoven as an innovative genius.

Billy Collins

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SKEPCHICK 11/12/2012 11:05AM

  Yeah, and human owners are expected to at least try to teach their dogs when to bark and when not to bark. Sorry your neighbor is falling down on the job.

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MAMALIZ1955 11/12/2012 11:03AM

    Dogs bark, people eat, rain comes... such is life. The End... LOL

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ALICERIEGER 11/12/2012 9:45AM

    LOL

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HICKOK-HALEY 11/12/2012 1:37AM

    OMG, sounds like my next door neighbor, and his dogs bark all the time lol

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123ELAINE456 11/11/2012 10:15PM

  Have a Wonderful Week.

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AMALIA8 11/11/2012 8:12PM

    I don't mind dogs barking either, but as I know most of your blogs are funny, I re-read it and discovered the "dogs" barking versus "human" nature. BWA HA HA HA!!!! Nice. Keep up the awesome work!

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WOUBBIE 11/11/2012 7:39PM

    "That's a joke ah say that's a joke, son."

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SURVIVOR61 11/11/2012 5:22PM

    I'm sorry. sorry I must agree, dogs do bark. It doesn't bother me when they bark, I know some dogs do bark excessively. But I can thank the Lord Honestly that the one time my dogs did, it was shortly after my brain surgery. I didn't feel well and asked my husband to help me to bed, as the surgery had left me totally paralyzed on my right side. Well he closed the door so I could get some rest, after a couple of hours he and the kids were watching tv and the dogs went berzerk. Thank God they wouldn't be quiet no matter how much they were yelled at. They even tried to put them outside and low and behold they tried to tear the door down to get back inside. As it turned out my husband let them back in they then went to the bedroom door and tried to tear it down. I was having a grand mal seizure and not breathing. My family had to call 911 and hold the dogs in the guest bath so the emt's could tend to me and take me to the hospital. So I love to hear those Dogs... emoticon

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ARNETTELEE 11/11/2012 5:11PM

  Same here.... same problem.

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RAPUNZEL53 11/11/2012 5:10PM

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