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Message 1348240 - Posted: 18 Mar 2013, 20:27:43 UTC

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Message 1348472 - Posted: 19 Mar 2013, 13:52:21 UTC

I talked with a colleague today and we were talking about age. She thought I was 28!!!
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Message 1348483 - Posted: 19 Mar 2013, 14:14:35 UTC

What a cheek! We all know you're not a day over 21 .....





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Message 1348490 - Posted: 19 Mar 2013, 14:27:10 UTC - in response to Message 1348483.

What a cheek! We all know you're not a day over 21 .....







Do you really think she is that old already ?

hmmm.......

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Message 1348494 - Posted: 19 Mar 2013, 14:47:19 UTC - in response to Message 1348472.

I talked with a colleague today and we were talking about age. She thought I was 28!!!

People think I'm only 42...
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Message 1348511 - Posted: 19 Mar 2013, 15:27:38 UTC
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Julie is definitely younger than 21, and people reckon I look good for 92 ....
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Message 1348513 - Posted: 19 Mar 2013, 15:32:29 UTC - in response to Message 1348494.

I talked with a colleague today and we were talking about age. She thought I was 28!!!

People think I'm only 42...

And I often find a 5% or 10% discount on restaurant bills, without having asked for one. So it's either the "US Navy Retired" pin I wear on my shirt collar, or they see all the grey hair and assume I'm over 65 (not quite yet). But I won't make a fuss, a discount is a discount. And I'll probably eat there again....
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Message 1348516 - Posted: 19 Mar 2013, 15:34:30 UTC - in response to Message 1348513.

I talked with a colleague today and we were talking about age. She thought I was 28!!!

People think I'm only 42...

And I often find a 5% or 10% discount on restaurant bills, without having asked for one. So it's either the "US Navy Retired" pin I wear on my shirt collar, or they see all the grey hair and assume I'm over 65 (not quite yet). But I won't make a fuss, a discount is a discount. And I'll probably eat there again....

That's true, I wouldn't either...
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Message 1348519 - Posted: 19 Mar 2013, 15:39:27 UTC - in response to Message 1348511.

Julie is definitely younger than 21, and people reckon I look good for 92 ....

Knowing the ages of her daughters, I'd have said 25 (8{)

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Message 1348523 - Posted: 19 Mar 2013, 15:42:24 UTC

Yes, but .... <pause> ... stops before the hole gets too large.

The problem is that cognitive abilities slow after the 90th birthday ....
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Message 1348557 - Posted: 19 Mar 2013, 19:45:40 UTC

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Message 1348571 - Posted: 19 Mar 2013, 20:19:21 UTC

Hehehe :-)) My local male hairdressers, that also has lady snippers, which is really nice, has a discount on Fridays for Pensioners i.e. over 65. I have to ask for it, not get offered it, and I'm sure some think I'm trying it on. I'm not sure if I'm flattered or peeved ....

p.s. I do know Julies real age, and no, she really doesn't look it, and that is an honest genuine compliment.

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Message 1348583 - Posted: 19 Mar 2013, 21:07:38 UTC

Julie is a friend, right now in My life that's good enough, at least for that. I can't even catch a break yet, but that's on a different subject entirely.
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Message 1349231 - Posted: 21 Mar 2013, 21:03:14 UTC

I had my hair cut 2 days ago. That is all one and a half inches of my 1 hair, and the charge was half a dollar ...
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Message 1349332 - Posted: 22 Mar 2013, 6:28:01 UTC

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Message 1349363 - Posted: 22 Mar 2013, 7:53:07 UTC - in response to Message 1349231.

I had my hair cut 2 days ago. That is all one and a half inches of my 1 hair, and the charge was half a dollar ...



I almost never go to the hairdressers, I always cut my hair and the hair of the kids myself. Still, half a dollar is not much.
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Message 1349459 - Posted: 22 Mar 2013, 16:22:37 UTC - in response to Message 1349363.

I had my hair cut 2 days ago. That is all one and a half inches of my 1 hair, and the charge was half a dollar ...



I almost never go to the hairdressers, I always cut my hair and the hair of the kids myself. Still, half a dollar is not much.

A half dollar? It's been over 4 decades since I had a haircut for even $1.00, today they cost Me $12.00...
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Message 1349463 - Posted: 22 Mar 2013, 16:28:45 UTC
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Half a dollar was 2s-6d (half crown) in the good old days when we got four to the £ :-) You got one of them for your birthday, you were rich!

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Message 1349465 - Posted: 22 Mar 2013, 16:33:12 UTC
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I remember that good old cash, and even the hair I had cut. That was when we had real money, not this silly decimalised inflationary stuff we use ...
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Message 1349471 - Posted: 22 Mar 2013, 16:38:50 UTC

Runs me about $14.00 for a hair and beard trim.
I still have plenty of hair, but let's just say there's a lot more snow on the mountain than there used to be.
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