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    19 Feb '18 09:50
    Originally posted by @bobla45
    You got two thumbs-down as of this writing. Must be millennials😲
    Or people who remember what it was actually like, without the rose-tinted glasses.
  2. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    19 Feb '18 10:15
    The good old days.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reported_Road_Casualties_Great_Britain#/media/File:Killed_on_British_Roads.png

    1966 nearly 8,000 deaths on the roads in UK
    2016 less than 1800
    Despite a massive increase in population and car usage
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    07 Mar '18 21:01
    1800 still sounds like a lot
  4. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    07 Mar '18 23:37
    Originally posted by @trev33
    1800 still sounds like a lot
    But not as much as the good old days!
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    08 Mar '18 13:53
    The "Good Old Days" were just that for me. Actually they (60s and 70s) were "GREAT Old Days". But they have come and gone and are now just some faded memories and pictures that bring back a smile. Ya I guess it is nostalgia eh?
  6. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
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    08 Mar '18 18:56
    Originally posted by @drewnogal
    Just had this passed on to me. πŸ™‚

    [My mum used to cut chicken, chop eggs and spread butter on bread on the same cutting board with the same knife and no bleach, but we didn't seem to get food poisoning..

    Our school sandwiches were wrapped in wax paper in a brown paper bag, not in ice pack coolers, but I can't remember getting E.coli Almost ...[text shortened]... mber that life's most simple pleasures are very often the best.
    AAAAh, those WERE the days! ]
    Nostalgia is fine, but why the insistence that no one in the future could possibly enjoy life as much?

    (Other than to match the obnoxiousness of most other commonly-forwarded email / Facebook posts.)
  7. Standard memberdrewnogal
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    08 Mar '18 20:391 edit
    Originally posted by @bigdoggproblem
    Nostalgia is fine, but why the insistence that no one in the future could possibly enjoy life as much?

    (Other than to match the obnoxiousness of most other commonly-forwarded email / Facebook posts.)
    I just copied and pasted it. They’re not my thoughts or views. Bits of it made me smile.
    Of course things are better now. No way would I have coped with childbirth without pethidine and entenox. Nor would I have coped with a tooth extraction with pliers.
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    09 Mar '18 14:58
    Originally posted by @drewnogal
    I just copied and pasted it. They’re not my thoughts or views. Bits of it made me smile.
    Of course things are better now. No way would I have coped with childbirth without pethidine and entenox. Nor would I have coped with a tooth extraction with pliers.
    Seems there is a "Thumb Downer" out there who is probably not "old" enough to be nostalgic yet eh?πŸ˜€
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    09 Mar '18 15:21
    Originally posted by @great-big-stees
    Seems there is a "Thumb Downer" out there who is probably not "old" enough to be nostalgic yet eh?πŸ˜€
    Time that a "thum upper" thumped up your post πŸ˜‰
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    09 Mar '18 15:35
    Originally posted by @ponderable
    Time that a "thum upper" thumped up your post πŸ˜‰
    I await with bated breath.πŸ™„πŸ˜‰
  11. Standard memberdrewnogal
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    09 Mar '18 16:25
    Originally posted by @great-big-stees
    Seems there is a "Thumb Downer" out there who is probably not "old" enough to be nostalgic yet eh?πŸ˜€
    We’re all getting older at the same time Stees. Some of us like to THINK
    we’re young in our ways but to those 20 years younger we are OLD.
    It takes a level of maturity to get that. πŸ˜‰
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    09 Mar '18 16:281 edit
    Originally posted by @drewnogal
    We’re all getting older at the same time Stees. Some of us like to THINK
    we’re young in our ways but to those 20 years younger we are OLD.
    It takes a level of maturity to get that. πŸ˜‰
    In most cases, lets hope Drew that age is a level of maturity, not just a number. πŸ™‚
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    09 Mar '18 18:04
    Originally posted by @drewnogal
    We’re all getting older at the same time Stees. Some of us like to THINK
    we’re young in our ways but to those 20 years younger we are OLD.
    It takes a level of maturity to get that. πŸ˜‰
    Are you suggesting that I may be old or just immature?πŸ˜€
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    09 Mar '18 21:43
    Originally posted by @suzianne
    But, but... replying isn't exactly 'overlooking'.
    Suz,

    Did you really have to point that out!!! πŸ˜› πŸ˜‰

    -VR
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    09 Mar '18 21:55
    Originally posted by @great-big-stees
    Are you suggesting that I may be old or just immature?πŸ˜€
    Possibly both? πŸ˜› πŸ˜‰

    -VR
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