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Old 03-11-2014, 01:12 PM
 
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I think I understand what boogie'smom is trying to say in her post. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

When growing up, I lived with a lot of transplants. My very best friend's family, from kindergarten to fourth grade, was from Alabama/Tennessee. They had strong southern accents. In school, the kids often made cruel jokes of my friend and her siblings because of their "hillybilly" accents, etc.

I spend time on the Tennessee forums and sometimes people from other states will make reference to "hillbillies," which the locals do not take kindly to at all. A joke like ER mentioned probably would not go over very well in those forums. But I understand ER did not mean it in that context at all. JMO on the subject.

 
Old 03-11-2014, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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It's getting a bit lopsided here on CD Retirement. Seems to be too much about "losing"—losing our looks, losing our strengths, losing our health, losing our memory, losing (through withdrawals) our savings...it's getting to be a downer. How about a few points on what we're gaining (other than age and weight)? Starters?
 
Old 03-11-2014, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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YEs - the main being time. I am so thankful that I am not juggling the trip prep/home sale prep and working. I use to be able to do that - I don't think I could pull it off anymore.

When I get tired I curl up in my big rattan chair and zzzzzz - any time of the day. Just wonderful.
 
Old 03-11-2014, 01:48 PM
 
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What is Ice Melt?
 
Old 03-11-2014, 02:27 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Originally Posted by Escort Rider View Post

In my opinion, the grim, ultra-serious, puritanical crowd represents the crabgrass on the lawn of life. I hope I never join that crowd no matter how long I live.

Discussion?
Oh, I like that. Gonna steal it!

I didn't see anything wrong with the jokes. Old-fashioned, variety show type jokes - and found out I was right when you listed the source

The Crabgrass is due to the extreme PC-ness of the country. Ick.
 
Old 03-11-2014, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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What is Ice Melt?
WISE GUY~~~~~~~~ Just like a FL girl to ask this If you are moving to Indiana you had better learn some of this stuff

It melts ice - a salt like substance you sprinkle on icy areas that due to chemicals will melt ice so you don't have to chop it - which is a lot of work. It doesn't work when it's really cold.
 
Old 03-11-2014, 02:44 PM
 
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WISE GUY~~~~~~~~ Just like a FL girl to ask this If you are moving to Indiana you had better learn some of this stuff

It melts ice - a salt like substance you sprinkle on icy areas that due to chemicals will melt ice so you don't have to chop it - which is a lot of work. It doesn't work when it's really cold.
Ha ha, I remember salt, but don't recall using Ice Melt back in the Dark Ages when I was growing up in Indiana.
 
Old 03-11-2014, 03:09 PM
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Location: Cody, WY
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People only use that sort of thing back east and a few other scattered places. It's environmentaly destructive. Out here we use good old sand and sometimes kitty litter.
 
Old 03-11-2014, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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People only use that sort of thing back east and a few other scattered places. It's environmentaly destructive. Out here we use good old sand and sometimes kitty litter.
I've used kitty litter and it is awful when it gets wet - gooey - a real mess.
 
Old 03-11-2014, 03:22 PM
Status: "Support the Mining Law of 1872" (set 19 days ago)
 
Location: Cody, WY
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I've used kitty litter and it is awful when it gets wet - gooey - a real mess.
I know; it's mined in SW Wyoming. The mud in some of the areas there is truly world class. But it works.
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