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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-26-08 06:57 PM
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20. Isn't that the way of it?
I remember Mr. Laurel talking about a fascinating conversation he had with his grandmother's cousin. Now, his grandmother had always portrayed her childhood as this good girl living a sort of patrician life, with horseback riding lessons and the like. Meanwhile, the cousin revealed that the truth was a little different, involving smoking on the roof, sneaking out of the house to meet boys in a barely middle-class family.
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  -The younger generation has absolutely no idea..... skooooo  Dec-26-08 03:17 PM   #0 
  - When my parents were children, just chewing gum in class was a punishable act  HypnoToad   Dec-26-08 03:21 PM   #1 
  - I have a different take ...  skooooo   Dec-26-08 03:55 PM   #3 
     - My cousin beat the crap out of the chief of police  Xipe Totec   Dec-26-08 05:53 PM   #14 
        - What decade did that happen?  skooooo   Dec-26-08 07:21 PM   #22 
           - Not that long ago, surprisingly,  Xipe Totec   Dec-26-08 07:24 PM   #24 
  - I know exactly what you are talking about  Imagine In Texas   Dec-26-08 03:22 PM   #2 
  - Actually in my case, that is entirely not true.  KitchenWitch   Dec-26-08 04:00 PM   #4 
  - So you think you should have been punished for stuff  XemaSab   Dec-26-08 04:11 PM   #5 
     - I got caught smoking cigarettes in school.  KitchenWitch   Dec-26-08 05:56 PM   #16 
        - Should you have gone to jail?  PassingFair   Dec-27-08 10:11 AM   #43 
           - Yes, for some of the stuff I did, they should have.  KitchenWitch   Dec-27-08 09:31 PM   #52 
              - But it's a very good thing you didn't....  PassingFair   Dec-28-08 01:37 PM   #54 
  - Well, who wrote those rules? Who is holding those reins?  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Dec-26-08 04:37 PM   #6 
  - Hell, you can't even have a snowball fight at school anymore  skygazer   Dec-26-08 04:45 PM   #7 
  - As far as I know none of my nieces and nephews have  ikojo   Dec-26-08 05:31 PM   #8 
  - Yep, we were told..  skooooo   Dec-26-08 07:22 PM   #23 
  - This post is SO good it belongs in GD at the very least, and on the Greatest Page  Mike 03   Dec-26-08 05:33 PM   #9 
  - Damn kids today! Don't know the FIRST THING 'bout being a proper delinquent!  baldguy   Dec-26-08 05:42 PM   #10 
  - I could have been thrown in jail for half my leisure activities  DS1   Dec-26-08 05:45 PM   #11 
  - they really do have no idea  pitohui   Dec-26-08 05:51 PM   #12 
  - And ME trading off them Sammiches of Mass indigestion of Peanut Butter for cookies and cake  ConcernedCanuk   Dec-26-08 05:51 PM   #13 
  - my youth was utterly misspent...  mike_c   Dec-26-08 05:54 PM   #15 
  - I gotta ask. How old is the 'younger generation' now?  trof   Dec-26-08 06:04 PM   #17 
  - Tell me about it...  Chan790   Dec-26-08 06:47 PM   #18 
  - This is true  Redneck Socialist   Dec-26-08 06:52 PM   #19 
  - Exactly...  skooooo   Dec-26-08 07:25 PM   #25 
  - Isn't that the way of it?  MountainLaurel   Dec-26-08 06:57 PM   #20 
  - I'm a girl :) but my understanding from men my age who were camp counselors/campers is that  Happyhippychick   Dec-26-08 07:06 PM   #21 
  - I once shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die.  MnFats   Dec-26-08 07:33 PM   #26 
  - You're too cool, Johnny.  skooooo   Dec-26-08 07:37 PM   #27 
  - i was the 6th of 7 kids. nobody had any idea what i was doing.  mopinko   Dec-26-08 07:44 PM   #28 
  - It's amazing we survived.  femmocrat   Dec-26-08 08:37 PM   #29 
  - I over-protect my teens  latebloomer   Dec-26-08 08:58 PM   #30 
  - It is weird. I see what you mean a lot.  Shell Beau   Dec-26-08 09:05 PM   #31 
  - I'm pretty sure I'm a part of this younger generation, but I think you're right.  antiwarwarrior   Dec-26-08 09:06 PM   #32 
  - My mother used to kick us out the door and didn't expect us back until dinnertime.  PassingFair   Dec-27-08 10:21 AM   #45 
  - I see what you are saying  quakerboy   Dec-26-08 09:33 PM   #33 
  - All I can say is I'm glad there were no cell phone cameras when I was a kid.  MrSlayer   Dec-27-08 12:10 AM   #34 
  - I would not want to be a child in this day and age...hell, I hardly want  Tuesday Afternoon   Dec-27-08 12:11 AM   #35 
  - the things we did...  busybl   Dec-27-08 01:46 AM   #36 
  - I'm been thinking about this lately too  busybl   Dec-27-08 01:55 AM   #37 
  - I have an idea  Mollis   Dec-27-08 01:56 AM   #38 
  - I was a pretty good kid, and I'd send LK off to reform school for half the crap I did.  LeftyMom   Dec-27-08 02:00 AM   #39 
  - I blame my mother  blogslut   Dec-27-08 02:19 AM   #40 
  - I don't recall. That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it. nt  Zorra   Dec-27-08 02:26 AM   #41 
  - Explosives? check. Arson? check. Assault with a deadly weapon? check  AngryAmish   Dec-27-08 10:07 AM   #42 
  - Interesting thread  graywarrior   Dec-27-08 10:15 AM   #44 
  - See what I'm saying..  skooooo   Dec-27-08 10:31 AM   #46 
  - When I read the local police blotter  Nikia   Dec-27-08 10:54 AM   #47 
  - I grew up in the 60s, and we got away with murder on a daily basis  kedrys   Dec-27-08 11:07 AM   #48 
  - Funny...  skooooo   Dec-27-08 03:07 PM   #50 
  - I suspect the kids of today....  Iggo   Dec-27-08 11:17 AM   #49 
  - yes, it's almost as if kids can't get away with anything - it's kind of  tigereye   Dec-27-08 05:38 PM   #51 
  - ...nor should they  CreekDog   Dec-27-08 09:40 PM   #53 
 

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