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Old 11-07-2018, 07:22 AM
 
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When I was a kid and my mom and I would be out and drive past a cemetery I would say,

"How many dead people are in that cemetery?"

Her comeback: "All of them!"

Then we'd laugh and snicker.

Me and my mom, riding in the car, having a laugh.

She said she and her dad did that when she was little so we kept up the tradition.


This reminds me of something my mom and dad would do when we'd go on long road trips, from Missouri to Oklahoma, and then back again. Most of the trip is along Highway 44. A lot of Hwy 44 goes through rocky areas. Some areas have signs that say "Watch for falling rocks". My dad would ALWAYS say, "Keep an eye out for Chief Falling Rocks." It wasn't all that funny. LOL Just a fond memory of my dad.


Another thing my parents would say, as we're driving down the highway..."The trees are getting closer". Always in an ominous tone. (In stretches of the highway, evergreens that look like Christmas trees pop up on the sides of the road. All various sizes of growth. So, the 'joke' was that the trees were going to take over the world.


Sounds lame writing it out, but it makes me smile, remembering my dad's lame dad jokes. LOL
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Old 11-07-2018, 08:21 AM
 
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One that comes to mind for me was my mom explaining how it was that she knew when I did something "bad":

"I've got eyes in the back of my head.", she'd say.

Guess when I was 6 or 7 I actually believed it and tried one day to part her hair and inspect her head while she was napping on the couch! I found no second set of eyes but I could never figure out how she knew stuff.

Another was that putting egg shells in the garbage disposal sharpened the blades. Thought of that one this morning and got the idea for this thread.

I believed that ridiculousness too, haha. Good times.
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Old 11-07-2018, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Things your parents told you as a kid that you believed at the time
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Religion.
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Old 11-07-2018, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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There was a small industrial area in town, mostly weaving or embroidery factories (when I got older I learned one made the special "Our Own" Girl Scout badges for our town.)

One of the companies was a low, single-story building and had iron grates on the windows. My father and older siblings told me it was because they had monkeys working in there.
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Old 11-08-2018, 03:22 AM
 
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I heard a lot of stories from them about fairies and giants and how they snatch a child who go alone outside of there home in dark, which i believed for a long time in my childhood.
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Old 11-08-2018, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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My dad told us that the boogeyman lived behind the furnace.

You had to go past the furnace to get to Dad's work bench and tools.......which explains his reasoning.....what better way to keep the kids away from his stuff?

.........and it worked for years!
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Old 11-08-2018, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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In my house, it was children in China.
Yes, that was after Europe. My eldest brother got Europe. I got China. Despite her threats, my mother never sent my peas to China.

Wasn't there a Twilight Zone episode about people, aliens, who had eyes in the back of their head?

My apologies to anyone who has mentioned this. I haven't read the thread.
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Old 11-08-2018, 05:55 PM
 
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Yes, that was after Europe. My eldest brother got Europe. I got China. Despite her threats, my mother never sent my peas to China.

Wasn't there a Twilight Zone episode about people, aliens, who had eyes in the back of their head?

My apologies to anyone who has mentioned this. I haven't read the thread.
I hate peas. At least canned peas. I can tolerate frozen peas, but not too often.

The third time i threw up eating peas right all over the dinner table, my mother got the hint: peas and i Dont get along!!!

My lima beans never got sent to the "starving people all over the world"...either. i said ",if they love them so much give them to them. You always taught me to share"....

Harumph.

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Old 11-08-2018, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I hate peas. At least canned peas. I can tolerate frozen peas, but not too often.

The third time i threw up eating peas right all over the dinner table, my mother got the hint: peas and i Dont get along!!!

My lima beans never got sent to the "starving people all over the world"...either. i said ",if they love them so much give them to them. You always taught me to share"....

Harumph.

Thankfully, my mother didn't like lima beans.

My much older brother used to tell me that there was a magical, secret library under the drain in the basement floor. I desperately wanted to go down there, but he told me that I was too young. I was too young the next year, too. And the next. When I finally (pretty much) demanded to be taken down there, he said, "I can't believe that you still think that there's a library down there. It's a drain.!
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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This reminds me of something my mom and dad would do when we'd go on long road trips, from Missouri to Oklahoma, and then back again. Most of the trip is along Highway 44. A lot of Hwy 44 goes through rocky areas. Some areas have signs that say "Watch for falling rocks". My dad would ALWAYS say, "Keep an eye out for Chief Falling Rocks." It wasn't all that funny. LOL Just a fond memory of my dad.

Another thing my parents would say, as we're driving down the highway..."The trees are getting closer". Always in an ominous tone. (In stretches of the highway, evergreens that look like Christmas trees pop up on the sides of the road. All various sizes of growth. So, the 'joke' was that the trees were going to take over the world.

Sounds lame writing it out, but it makes me smile, remembering my dad's lame dad jokes. LOL
There are a lot of variations on this story.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Jokes/comme.../falling_rock/
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