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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Stuff you don't hear anymore...

    THINGS YOU DON'T HEAR ANY MORE

    Be sure and refill the ice trays, we are going to have company after while.

    Watch for the postman, I want to get this letter in the mail today.

    Quit slamming that screen door!

    Be sure to pull the windows down when you leave, it looks like it might shower
    -- and bring in the clothes on the line, too.

    Don't forget to wind the clock before you go to bed.

    Wash your feet before you go to bed, they are nasty from playing barefooted outside all day.

    Why can't you remember to roll up your pants legs? Getting them caught in the bicycle chain so many times is tearing them up.

    You have torn the knees out of that pair of pants so many times there is nothing left to put a patch on.

    Don't you go outside with your good school clothes on! Hang up your Sunday School clothes, you know you need to pass them down to your brother in good condition.

    Go comb your hair. It looks like the rats have nested in it all night.

    Be sure and pour the cream off the top of the milk when you open the new bottle.
    I need it for baking and Pa's coffee.

    Take that empty bottle to the store with you so you won't have to pay a deposit on another one.

    Put a dish towel over the cake so the flies won't get on it.

    Quit jumping on the floor! I have a cake in the oven and you are going to make it fall if you don't quit!

    Let me know when the Fuller Brush man comes by, I need to get a few things from him.
    You boys stay close by, the car may not start and I will need you to help push it off. There is a dollar in my purse, go by the service station and get five gallons of gas when you start to town.

    Open the back door and see if we can get a breeze through here, it is getting hot. You can walk to the store; it won't hurt you to get some exercise. Maybe you will learn to be more careful with your bicycle.

    Don't sit to close to the TV it is hard on your eyes.

    If you pull that stunt again, I am going to wear you out!

    Don't lose that button, I will sew it back on after while.

    Wash under your neck before you come to the table, you have beads of dirt and sweat all under there.

    Get out from under that sewing machine, pumping it messes up the thread!

    Do you want to go get me a switch?

    Be sure and fill the lamps this morning so we don't have to do that tonight in the dark.

    Here, take this old magazine to the outhouse (toilet) when you go, we are almost out of paper out there.

    Go out to the well and draw a bucket of water for me.

    Don't turn the radio on now, I want the battery to be up when the Grand Ole Opry comes on.

    No! I don't have five cents for you to go to the show, do you think money grows on trees?

    Eat those vegetables; they will make you big and strong like your daddy.

    That dog is NOT coming in this house! I don't care how cold it is out there, dogs just don't come in the house.

    Sit still! I am trying to get your hair cut straight and you keep moving and it is getting botched up.

    Hush your mouth! I don't want to hear words like that. I will wash your mouth out with soap again!

    It is time for your system to be cleaned out, I'm going to give you a dose of Castor Oil in the morning.

    If you get a spanking in school and I find out about it, you will get another one when you get home.

    Quit crossing your eyes! They will get hung that way!

    Soak your foot in this pan of coal oil so that cut won't get infected.

    When you take your driving test don't forget your hand signals each turn. Left arm straight out the window for a left turn, and left arm bent up to the sky at the elbow for a right turn and straight down to the side of the door when you are going to stop.

    It is "Yes, sir!" and "No, sir" to me and your elders young man, and don't you forget it!

    While we are at Aunt Mary's and Uncle John's you kids eat when the adults get through and I don't want to hear "I don't like this stuff". You better keep your mouth shut and eat everything on your plate.
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    But on the road more MTBLover's Avatar
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    These are great! Here's another:

    Drat! where's my darning egg?

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    This is embarassing. Digital, are you my mother?

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    Hmmm, something must be wrong with me. I still say over half that stuff.

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    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by AuntieM View Post
    Hmmm, something must be wrong with me. I still say over half that stuff.
    I'm still listening to it.
    How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


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    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    THINGS YOU DON'T HEAR ANY MORE

    Wash your feet before you go to bed, they are nasty from playing barefooted outside all day.
    No Florida boy would ever go barefoot. Not unless you wanted to get pinworms.

    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    Get out from under that sewing machine, pumping it messes up the thread!
    My Mom insisted that all the kids learn how to sew. "Who will repair your clothes when you are in the army?" She didn't know I'd grow up to be a peace protester.

    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    Hush your mouth! I don't want to hear words like that. I will wash your mouth out with soap again!
    I still remember the taste.

    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    Soak your foot in this pan of coal oil so that cut won't get infected.
    I was a Neosporin kid in a world full of iodine and mercurichrome. It used to be a horror to cut myself at camp or school. So much pain when I knew it was unnecessary was torture.

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    The doctor says he'll be here at ten tomorrow morning to look at that sore throat.
    Get me my charge-a-plate.
    Hurry! The bank closes at two o'clock!
    This girdle is killing me.

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    "land sakes!"

    ...never could figure that one out...

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    Great list.

    So,e more from my past.

    Get up and change the channel.

    We need to open a new can of coffee.

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    Did anyone besides me beg to sleep out on the front porch swing when it was the hot summertime? And then sneak off with a couple of ne'er do well buddies to slink around the neighborhood 'til all hours of the morning?
    It's all downhill from here. Except the parts that are uphill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBLover View Post
    Drat! where's my darning egg?
    That's what burned out light bulbs are for.
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    I'm assuming this is fun because as "oldsters" we don't have our mom and dads nagging us about this stuff any longer but whats sad is how many young kids here this stuff anymore at all?!??

    THINGS YOU DON'T HEAR ANY MORE

    Be sure and refill the ice trays, we are going to have company after while.
    who has ice trays - frigs now come with ice makers!

    Watch for the postman, I want to get this letter in the mail today.
    Who sends mail? I do everything electronically! Kids definitely don't send letters! When was the last time you got a written thank you note from a kid?

    Wash your feet before you go to bed, they are nasty from playing barefooted outside all day.
    Do kids play outside anymore or are they glued to their computers and the TV. Or Mom and Dad have them so overscheduled with academics and organized sports...

    Why can't you remember to roll up your pants legs? Getting them caught in the bicycle chain so many times is tearing them up. See above. It's rare to see kids riding at all!

    Take that empty bottle to the store with you so you won't have to pay a deposit on another one. Most kids don't think twice about throwing bottles, even recyclables away. It's someone elses job to collect and turn them in.

    You can walk to the store; it won't hurt you to get some exercise. Maybe you will learn to be more careful with your bicycle. Exercise. The only thing that gets exercised anymore is the kid's "gameboy" thumbs. No self respecting kid will walk when there is a car available and most parents don't send their kids to the store anymore. Too afraid bad things will happen (and sadly they might).

    Don't sit to close to the TV it is hard on your eyes. The only reason we sat close is because the screen was tiny and you couldn't change the channels otherwise. Now with big screens and channel changers, not a problem! PS: How many people remember changing channels with a needle nose plier?

    If you pull that stunt again, I am going to wear you out! Parents no longer hit kids. They need to sometimes, but it just isn't done.

    Don't lose that button, I will sew it back on after while. No longer, it's easier to buy new.

    Wash under your neck before you come to the table, you have beads of dirt and sweat all under there. You can't get sweaty or dirty sitting in the house all day.

    Get out from under that sewing machine, pumping it messes up the thread!

    Sadly I would bet most young girls have never seen a home sewing machine!

    Do you want to go get me a switch? Again parents today do not discipline!

    Be sure and fill the lamps this morning so we don't have to do that tonight in the dark. Even I didn't have to do that! That's really old stuff!

    Here, take this old magazine to the outhouse (toilet) when you go, we are almost out of paper out there. Thank goodness again, we had indoor plumbing.

    No! I don't have five cents for you to go to the show, do you think money grows on trees? Yes! Kids do!

    Hush your mouth! I don't want to hear words like that. I will wash your mouth out with soap again!
    I never ever thought of sassing back either my mom or dad. Now a days kids treat parents like other kids. I can't believe how sassy they have become!

    If you get a spanking in school and I find out about it, you will get another one when you get home. If the parents don't spank God forbid a school is allowed to!

    When you take your driving test don't forget your hand signals each turn. Left arm straight out the window for a left turn, and left arm bent up to the sky at the elbow for a right turn and straight down to the side of the door when you are going to stop. I don't even do it this way on a bike. Who uses arm signal while driving anymore?

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    Times sure have changed. I often wonder for the good...

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    Don't forget your green stamps!
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    Oh come guys, when I start to tell my stepson this stuff I realize I sound just like my parents did to me (or for that matter my grandparents or even my greatgrandparents). And my stepson will be telling his kids the same sort of stuff ("what? You had to change light bulbs?") I'm not saying all change is good, just that it's inevitable. I'm kind of interested to see how I react to different new things...which I embrace as opposed to which I reject, or am indifferent to.

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    " I wore out my tranny " 30 years ago it meant something was wrong with your car, Today it might describe your date last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    THINGS YOU DON'T HEAR ANY MORE


    Soak your foot in this pan of coal oil so that cut won't get infected.
    I soak my feet in a pan of coal oil every night. Doesn't everyone?
    "Light it up, Popo." --Levi Leipheimer

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    Gee I had to cut my own switch and if mom didn't think it was the right size I had to go get another one. Mom didn't mess but I worshipped the ground she walked on.

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    My daughter got into knitting last year, something my grandmother did almost till she died. Knitting was always a big part of my family when I was a kid. The other day she said something about something she read on the "knitting blog." The more things change, the more they stay the same.

    But then, when you were tooling around town on your red Schwinn when you were 12, would you have guessed that you would be talking about it when you were old and gray, by typing into a box, with strangers you've known for years, all around the world?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrierman View Post
    Did anyone besides me beg to sleep out on the front porch swing when it was the hot summertime? And then sneak off with a couple of ne'er do well buddies to slink around the neighborhood 'til all hours of the morning?
    We had a big screened in porch with a glider....my favorite place to sleep on hot summer nights. But I stayed on that porch
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    I had to walk 10 miles one way to school every day in the snow.

    Don't wear your school shoes and clothes to play in.

    Honesty is the best policy.

    Catch the ball with two hands.

    I used to pick cotton all day for $.50.
    Bike to live, live to eat!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post

    I was a Neosporin kid in a world full of iodine and mercurichrome. It used to be a horror to cut myself at camp or school. So much pain when I knew it was unnecessary was torture.
    I remember mercurochrome, too. It even sounds dangerous now. So I googled it: wikipedia says it's an organomercuric compound, no longer allowed in the U.S.

    (When they were predicting jetpacks, meals in a pill, and video phones, nobody predicted google.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrierman View Post
    Did anyone besides me beg to sleep out on the front porch swing when it was the hot summertime? And then sneak off with a couple of ne'er do well buddies to slink around the neighborhood 'til all hours of the morning?
    Sleeping on the porch was not allowed. I had to go out the window to the porch roof and climb down the wistaria vines.

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    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
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    Dick Tracy got it right with his two way wrist radio. Functionally, that's what a cell phone is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by card View Post
    I had to walk 10 miles one way to school every day in the snow.

    Don't wear your school shoes and clothes to play in.

    Honesty is the best policy.

    Catch the ball with two hands.

    I used to pick cotton all day for $.50.
    You forgot uphill.

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    I remember mercurochrome too. I spilled some on our blond kitchen table when I was a kid & mom couldn't get it out. She finally refinished the table & chairs with a cherry stain. I bet she was cussing me every minute she worked on it. Sorry mom.

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