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    I wondered how the people fit in the radio - and how they knew to talk when we turned it on.

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    On older envelopes it would say "within five days return to sender" on the upper left hand corner.

    I thought the recipient was supposed to do that.

    (I was/am so dumb/literal-minded - wonder how I've survived this long!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rb.
    This one was a neighbour's. Mom and two neighbour ladies sitting around the kitchen table having coffee in the 70s. Somehow discussion turns to feminine hygiene products. Mom and one neighbour end up talking about thank goodness we don't need those belt contraption things any more to hold things in place each month. Third woman, in her early 40s, is aghast at them. How could they possibly use those feminine products with adhesive...they hurt so bad when you pull them off! :lol:
    Now that's hilarious!! :lol: :lol:

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    When I was little I thought car insurance covered all repairs (engine, brakes, etc.)

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    Okay.. here we go.. I'm in my 60's and only learned today that the switch for your garbage disposer actually turn on and off the outlet for the disposer.. there isn't a switch on the disposer itself.. Gee, I thought every single appliance in the world was turned off and on at the appliance, not the outlet!! I guess you don't have to be young to have some idea that's WRONG!! (I found that out when I wanted to use the other side of the outlet under the sink for a fan! The fan would only work when the disposer was on.. so I had to ask my husband.. He laughed at me)

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    A story from the bayous. I was visiting an old friend whose mother came from France, lived in Louisiana, never really learned much English, and now was living with her daughter. I loved to hear her speak because she was so charming and shy, but underneath it all was as sharp as a tack--or so we thought. One day she pulled her chair in front of the television set when some politician was on. I think this was during the gubernatorial campaign, and this gentleman was asking people to vote for him. He said it this way: "Won't you hep me?" And this endearing old lady replied, using the same southern accent that "Yes, I will hep you." We started to laugh when she also said that he comes to visit every day, because she thought he was inside the t.v. set. and reminded us that we should be nice to our guests. :lol:

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    FOR SURE IT IS FUNNY

    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    Quote Originally Posted by rb.
    This one was a neighbour's. Mom and two neighbour ladies sitting around the kitchen table having coffee in the 70s. Somehow discussion turns to feminine hygiene products. Mom and one neighbour end up talking about thank goodness we don't need those belt contraption things any more to hold things in place each month. Third woman, in her early 40s, is aghast at them. How could they possibly use those feminine products with adhesive...they hurt so bad when you pull them off! :lol:
    Now that's hilarious!! :lol: :lol:

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    My sister thought the same thing and when Kung Fu came on she called it Guerilla Fighting. She just knew Viet Nam was oriental and so was Kung Fu. Blessings, Ruth

    Quote Originally Posted by ctquilter
    I was born in the late 50's, I was quite young (remember-quite young) during the Viet Nam war, and when I heard the reports of guerilla warfare I thought our soldiers were actually fighting against gorillas.

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    My mother had bought me a beautiful doll that had long hair. I was about 5 or 6. When I started playing with her, I decided that she needed a haircut. I cut ALL her hair off. I was so proud that I ran to my mother with the doll in my hands and showed her my doll's haircut. She screamed, "What did you do?" I said I gave her a haircut and it'll grow back. I didn't know why my mother was yelling at me. Little did I know....and guess what? The hair never did grow back!

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    I was trimming my DD long hair out on the front porch. I also watched my DGD while her Momma worked. She went off the porch and grabbed a hunk of hair and pulled it, then looked up and asked her Aunt Bekah if it hurt!

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    When I was little i remember my mom coming home saying she had been fired. I remember being scared to death every day when she would go looking for a job that she would come home all burned up.

    Now on a lighter note I told my then 16 year old daughter that an undercover cop making a traffic stop with his bubble light that he was a citizen making a citizens arrest. She asked what that was. I told her that as a US citizen you are allowed to make them when you see people doing something wrong. She wanted to know where he got the bubble light. I told her she should have been issued one with her license (which she had just gotten) She said she had not. Then my husband chimed in and said, "Remember they changed that law. You only get your bubble light after your third citizens arrest." She believed this for a couple hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beckyw
    I thought when I was 13 if I went with a friend to the baptist church they would drowned me because my parents didn't go to church anymore. Why don't kids say anything to parents. Why is there somethings kids don't tell there parents
    Because they don't want a lecture, or a where have you been(?) what have you been doing(?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgrayMy mother used to tell me to do that in case I was in an accident and had to go to the hospital. I told her in that case it would be better if I didn't wear any---that way they wouldn't have to cut them off of me. :lol: :lol: :lol:[/quote

    If one is really messed up, I don't think it would matter what condition one's underwear started out in.
    Trust me, as the nurse who has to take those things off, we DO notice if they are clean or not. Socks too. (Holding her nose with one hand while holding the offending object out at arms length)

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    I had a friend who believed you couldn't wear a tampon when you bathed, because it would get wet.

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    When I was little I thought only long,coiled up lengths of hair filled my insides and that's where it came from when it grew. Since my father was bald I figured his insides were empty now, so why is he so fat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladymurphy
    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
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    ok ... NOW i understand the time honored tradition among mothers of urging the kids to always wear clean undies.

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    My mother used to tell me to do that in case I was in an accident and had to go to the hospital. I told her in that case it would be better if I didn't wear any---that way they wouldn't have to cut them off of me. :lol: :lol: :lol:
    My mother always said that about clean underwear. When I ws a senior in high school she fell on the front steps of the house and was rushed to the hospital - she was out cold. I was in the emergency room with her and when she started to wake up the first thing she asked me was if she had her good underware on.
    Thats to funny, but when my lung collapse the first time, they worked on me in the emergency room for 5 1/2 to get me stabalized, and one of the first things I said through all that pain and dieing in the ambulance, was you cut my brand new bra and my favirot sweat shirt. and when the ambulance was in my living room, there was this fire man sitting on my coffie table, and all I could think about when I was dieing was get your but of my table. so you never know whats going to go through your mind. God bless. Penny

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    I fell and dislocated my shoulder and hurt my back while in the shower/extra deep bath tub. When my husband saw what happened he went to call 911. I wouldn't let him call because I was naked. So It took me a few minutes to crawl out (I weight 260#) and got dressed before I'd go to the hospital.

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    My childhood friend thought you got eggs from your garden eggplant. Then my lttle brother as a teenager would not eat smoked ham because it was labeled "country ham" and he felt only "city ham" could make him "cool".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynnc
    I fell and dislocated my shoulder and hurt my back while in the shower/extra deep bath tub. When my husband saw what happened he went to call 911. I wouldn't let him call because I was naked. So It took me a few minutes to crawl out (I weight 260#) and got dressed before I'd go to the hospital.
    OUCH!

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