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msedano Donating Member (682 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 08:02 PM
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16. they say the memory is the second thing to go...
and now i can't remember the first.

i remember when harry s. truman was president and the stevenson v. eisenhower campaign. the hole in the shoe buttons for the egghead. my birth gave my dad enough points to come home from europe instead of shipping out to the pacific.

i learned to read from read dick and jane books in kindergarten.

i remember the milkman delivering milk with cream at the top. i remember the helms bakery man in his woody and the three-note whistle. i remember the union ice company delivering ice to our icebox. i remember using the montgomery ward or sears catalog for toilet paper in the outdoor toilet because we didn't have running water. i remember party lines where everyone on the street shared the same phone line, and you could always tell when someone was eavesdropping on your calls so you hurled insults at them. i remembe the okies down the street who arrived in the depression but i don't remember the depression cause that was my dad and mon's generation.

i remember when we stood on the playground and watched the orange air move toward redlands from fontana kaiser steel and that new word explaining it all: smog. and eric halsey coined the ditty UCLA when the smog goes away.

but i'm not the oldest vato here.
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  -This Is a Kind of Political Demographics Sort of Question: How Old Is the Oldest Poster on DU? anonymeme  Mar-21-08 07:37 PM   #0 
  - Thanks for the plus-size font.  lumberjack_jeff   Mar-21-08 07:37 PM   #1 
  - You're Quite Welcome for the Big Font, Jeff & I See You're a lumberjack, So You Must Be OK! *L*  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 09:38 AM   #46 
  - I never tel my age but i know it's not me  keep_it_real   Mar-21-08 07:39 PM   #2 
  - Oh, You're No Fun, I Bet If We Stood You On Your Head, You'd Fall Right Over...  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 09:48 AM   #47 
  - Well. I am 55, but I bet Iam not the oldest. Althought, sometimes,  Dhalgren   Mar-21-08 07:40 PM   #3 
  - Ah... a Little O. Henry Ending to That Sentence, 'ey, Dhalgren?  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 09:59 AM   #48 
     - "Goo, goo, goo, and a da, da, da..."  Dhalgren   Mar-23-08 12:22 PM   #118 
  - 49  Lerkfish   Mar-21-08 07:40 PM   #4 
  - Hmmmm.... A Man of Few Words...  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 10:04 AM   #49 
  - another 49  kineneb   Mar-22-08 01:09 PM   #66 
  - Hey, there, kineb...  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 02:10 PM   #71 
  - Me too. Turning the big 50 this year-guess what I want for my birthday?  mod mom   Mar-22-08 02:50 PM   #75 
     - Hello, mod mom. My B-Day is Very Close to Election Day, And Guess What I Want for MY B-Day?  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 03:04 PM   #78 
     - Perhaps you missed Halperin's piece in TIME, which was preceded by Allen/Vandehei on Politico:  mod mom   Mar-22-08 03:18 PM   #80 
        - Perhaps You Don't Realize You Are Off Topic And...  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 03:50 PM   #85 
           - The peace out was to imply why I am against your suggestion of Sen Clinton. IWR  mod mom   Mar-22-08 05:34 PM   #104 
              - #1. mod mom, I Asked You Politely to Please Hijack Another Post For This or You Could Start Your Own  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 09:11 PM   #107 
              - #2. One Who Picks A Fight As You Have Knows Nothing About Peace Nor How to Achieve it Nor With Whom.  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 09:13 PM   #108 
                 - "A time comes when silence is betrayal"  mod mom   Mar-22-08 11:20 PM   #113 
                    - That's Why I Speak Out Against Obama, a Liar with No Intention of Getting Us Out of Iraq Before 2012  anonymeme   Mar-23-08 05:09 PM   #119 
                    - Nobody Is Forcing You to "Silence," But Asking You to Create Your OWN Post ForThis Topic.  anonymeme   Mar-23-08 05:22 PM   #120 
     - strangely enough, me too!  Lerkfish   Mar-22-08 04:27 PM   #94 
  - As old as my tongue and slightly older than my teeth.  faygokid   Mar-21-08 07:41 PM   #5 
  - Thank You, Grandpa faygo...  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 10:17 AM   #50 
  - McCain hasn't been here yet.  jhuth   Mar-21-08 07:42 PM   #6 
  - Uhm... You Sure About That?  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 10:26 AM   #51 
  - Beautiful!  treestar   Mar-23-08 09:39 AM   #116 
  - 56  cliffordu   Mar-21-08 07:43 PM   #7 
  - So... cliffordu.... Older Than Sunrise But Not Quite As Old as Dirt, Then?  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 10:37 AM   #52 
     - I thought I'd be median age, but it looks like  cliffordu   Mar-22-08 11:04 AM   #56 
        - New Word for My Lexicon: "demi-geezers." I Like It!  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 11:34 AM   #59 
  - I hear that DUer "Name removed" is 120 years old.  flvegan   Mar-21-08 07:46 PM   #8 
  - That Makes Me Wonder... When He Hits 130... Will His Social Security Automatically Double?  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 10:50 AM   #54 
  - 67  la la   Mar-21-08 07:49 PM   #9 
  - la la, I'm Very Pleased to "Meet" You!  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 10:58 AM   #55 
  - I know of one who is 72  The Straight Story   Mar-21-08 07:52 PM   #10 
  - Okee-Dokee, Artichokee...  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 11:09 AM   #57 
     - Well, the wife is younger - keeps me feeling young  The Straight Story   Mar-22-08 08:13 PM   #106 
  - wow, I can't even come up with a good smartass comment  Wetzelbill   Mar-21-08 07:53 PM   #11 
  - they say the memory is the second thing to go...  msedano   Mar-21-08 08:02 PM   #16 
  - "the memory is the 2nd thing to go" Thank GOD! Wait A Sec...Thought You Said It Was the 1st Thing!  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 12:31 PM   #62 
  - C'mere, Youngin' I Just Want to Pinch Your Little Cheeks...  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 11:30 AM   #58 
     - oh gosh  Wetzelbill   Mar-22-08 03:53 PM   #86 
  - I'm only 61, so I know it's not me. n/t  Blue_In_AK   Mar-21-08 07:54 PM   #12 
  - Bless You, Blue_In_AK...  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 11:41 AM   #60 
  - Hi Blue. I'm going to check out your webpage. I am always  lumpy   Mar-22-08 11:05 PM   #112 
     - Oh, Lumpy, you were so lucky to have lived here then.  Blue_In_AK   Mar-22-08 11:22 PM   #114 
  - A poll would be a much better way to calculate this than a sort of "anecdotal question."  Mike03   Mar-21-08 07:54 PM   #13 
  - A self-selected sample responding to a DU poll would still be a poor calculation  Gormy Cuss   Mar-21-08 08:06 PM   #18 
  - True, you are right. NT  Mike03   Mar-21-08 08:07 PM   #20 
  - Not necessarily a poor calculation since it's not based on opinion so much as  tachyon   Mar-21-08 09:29 PM   #36 
     - If the question is age distribution of DU posters and it's a self-selected sample, it's likely to  Gormy Cuss   Mar-21-08 10:03 PM   #39 
  - Polls Are Cold, But Conversations Are More Warm & Friendly... Until Someone Makes Them Otherwise...  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 12:40 PM   #63 
  - Not the oldest just a well worn 69  elifino   Mar-21-08 07:55 PM   #14 
  - I Believe the Operative Word Is in that Sentence is "Well," elifino.  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 12:51 PM   #64 
  - More important than age is probably education or intelligent quotient. NT  Mike03   Mar-21-08 07:55 PM   #15 
  - Richard Prior once said:  cliffordu   Mar-21-08 08:05 PM   #17 
  - Aw, I love that....  Mike03   Mar-21-08 08:09 PM   #21 
  - Judgement!  Wetzelbill   Mar-21-08 08:06 PM   #19 
  - Naw, maybe I'm just sad because all my mentors and  Mike03   Mar-21-08 08:10 PM   #22 
  - 142 LAIT Score. Last Time I Was Tested.  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 01:04 PM   #65 
  - Well I just turned 8.  seasat   Mar-21-08 08:11 PM   #23 
  - Uh-huh, seasat...  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 01:34 PM   #68 
     - Seriously, I play with my twin sons when I want to feel like a child.  seasat   Mar-22-08 09:41 PM   #110 
  - 79  WoodyM   Mar-21-08 08:22 PM   #24 
  - wow! movies cost ten cents back then?  slinkerwink   Mar-21-08 08:28 PM   #27 
  - Welcome to DU, WoodyM!  brer cat   Mar-21-08 08:31 PM   #28 
  - That's awesome  Wetzelbill   Mar-21-08 08:38 PM   #30 
  - Really glad to see you here, Woody  Steve_DeShazer   Mar-21-08 08:59 PM   #31 
  - Big DU welcome, WoodyM! Hope to hear lots about the old  Texas Explorer   Mar-21-08 09:04 PM   #32 
  - I hit 79 in December. Oh to be 50 again !  lumpy   Mar-21-08 09:56 PM   #38 
  - You Are Awesome, Too, lumpy! And I Love the Nickname...  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 03:16 PM   #79 
  - 78 on April 5, Woody  jkshaw   Mar-21-08 11:12 PM   #41 
  - Happy early Birthday!  myrna minx   Mar-22-08 03:22 PM   #82 
  - Happy Early Birthday from Me, Too, jkshaw.  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 03:53 PM   #87 
  - Welcome, Woody!  enigmatic   Mar-22-08 04:23 AM   #45 
  - Awesome, WoodyM!  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 02:53 PM   #76 
  - Good to see you WoodyM  myrna minx   Mar-22-08 03:21 PM   #81 
  - You have three years on me. I'm 73.  Disorganized   Mar-22-08 04:31 PM   #96 
  - Pushing 63 out he door......n/t  Tippy   Mar-21-08 08:24 PM   #25 
  - Hi, Tippy...  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 01:47 PM   #69 
  - There is a poster who has said she is 83  WesDem   Mar-21-08 08:26 PM   #26 
  - Thank You for the Info, WesDem...  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 03:59 PM   #88 
  - old enough that...  ret5hd   Mar-21-08 08:32 PM   #29 
  - Did you happen to go to school with my dad? It wasn't until  Texas Explorer   Mar-21-08 09:06 PM   #33 
  - Not the oldest for sure but will be 66 in about 3 hours.  tachyon   Mar-21-08 09:19 PM   #34 
  - happy bidet, tachyon!  ldf   Mar-21-08 09:26 PM   #35 
  - Thanks. I won't tell about the first time I saw a bidet...  tachyon   Mar-21-08 09:30 PM   #37 
     - Please Tell Us About the First Time You Saw a Bidet... Please? Please? Please? Please?  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 01:20 PM   #67 
  - Ah, tachyon, tachyon, Speed of Dreams...  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 02:00 PM   #70 
  - There is a truly fine and respected DUer who is 85.  troubleinwinter   Mar-21-08 10:11 PM   #40 
  - Thank You for the Info, troubleinwinter...  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 04:06 PM   #89 
     - 56 or 57 (going on 9). I don't pay much attention to it, and am too lazy to do the math.  troubleinwinter   Mar-22-08 04:20 PM   #91 
     - Well, I Got a "Couple-Few" Years on You, there, "T"...  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 04:40 PM   #98 
     - Check out this post, and check her 'profile' with a link to her great blog.  troubleinwinter   Mar-22-08 04:23 PM   #92 
        - I Sure Hope I Have As Much Stuffings & Grit As Bobbieo Does at 85!  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 05:18 PM   #103 
  - Some official surveys  question everything   Mar-21-08 11:24 PM   #42 
  - I'm 2372 years old...  Solon   Mar-22-08 04:16 AM   #43 
  - *LOL*  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 03:24 PM   #83 
     - Hehe, I'm just glad I outlived King Croesus, man was that guy full of himself...  Solon   Mar-22-08 04:27 PM   #93 
        - Well, Solon, You've Got Me Thinking About Reincarnation, Immortality and Longevity at Very Least...  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 04:46 PM   #99 
  - I'm only 76.  Wizard777   Mar-22-08 04:17 AM   #44 
  - Only 76, and a Wizard....  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 02:20 PM   #73 
     - 76 isn't as old as it used to be.  Wizard777   Mar-23-08 09:33 AM   #115 
  - How old are you? Where do you live? What is your gender? Where is your profile?  BushDespiser12   Mar-22-08 10:42 AM   #53 
  - I'm 61, And Female, BD12...  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 04:18 PM   #90 
  - Are you talking human years or bush* years?  Javaman   Mar-22-08 12:20 PM   #61 
  - The Bush Years... Gone on For a Century or More, Haven't They? Maybe 2... Seems Like FOREVER!!!!  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 02:45 PM   #74 
  - Hark I hear AARP,..... 61. nt  donco   Mar-22-08 02:13 PM   #72 
  - Ah, That's Just Us Older Kids Practicin' the 'AARP, donco...  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 05:13 PM   #102 
  - I'm only 41, but physically I feel 75.  Fuzz   Mar-22-08 02:53 PM   #77 
  - Well, Fuzz, You're 20 Years Younger Than I Am... So...  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 04:27 PM   #95 
  - I'm 4 years older than you, but I'm not the oldest! ... n/t  Vadem   Mar-22-08 03:37 PM   #84 
  - Nope. Apparently Bobbieo at 85 Has Us ALL Beat. Thank you, Vadem! !:)  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 05:00 PM   #100 
     - You're so sweet to answer every response! Welcome to DU,...  Vadem   Mar-22-08 10:11 PM   #111 
  - 48  Jesuswasntafascist   Mar-22-08 04:38 PM   #97 
  - Thank You. JWAF!  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 05:03 PM   #101 
  - I'm 96  fascisthunter   Mar-22-08 05:36 PM   #105 
     - I Knew You Had to Be Kidding, facisthunter, Because You Don't Look a Day Over 90. *LOL*  anonymeme   Mar-22-08 09:29 PM   #109 
        - 10-3-'40  OxQQme   Mar-23-08 11:01 AM   #117 
           - Thank You, OxQQme. !:)  anonymeme   Mar-23-08 05:26 PM   #121 

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