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Forum topic by blackcherry posted 1612 days ago 1205 views 0 times favorited 26 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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blackcherry

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1612 days ago

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN GUILTY OF LOOKING AT OTHERS YOUR OWN AGE AND THINKING, SURELY I CAN’T LOOK THAT OLD.

WELL . . . YOU’LL LOVE THIS ONE..

MY NAME IS ALICE , AND I WAS SITTING IN THE WAITING ROOM FOR MY FIRST APPOINTMENT WITH A NEW DENTIST.

I NOTICED HIS DDS DIPLOMA ON THE WALL, WHICH BORE HIS FULL NAME. SUDDENLY, I REMEMBERED A TALL, HANDSOME, DARK-HAIRED BOY WITH THE SAME NAME HAD BEEN IN MY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS SOME 30-ODD YEARS AGO.

COULD HE BE THE SAME GUY THAT I HAD A SECRET CRUSH ON, WAY BACK THEN?

UPON SEEING HIM, HOWEVER, I QUICKLY DISCARDED ANY SUCH THOUGHT.

THIS BALDING, GRAY-HAIRED MAN WITH THE DEEPLY LINED FACE WAS WAY TOO OLD TO HAVE BEEN MY CLASSMATE.

AFTER HE EXAMINED MY TEETH, I ASKED HIM IF HE HAD ATTENDED MORGAN PARK HIGH SCHOOL .

‘YES. YES, I DID. I’M A MUSTANG,’ HE GLEAMED WITH PRIDE.

WHEN DID YOU GRADUATE?’ I ASKED..

HE ANSWERED, ‘IN 1975. WHY DO YOU ASK?’

YOU WERE IN MY CLASS!’, I EXCLAIMED.

HE LOOKED AT ME CLOSELY.

THEN, THAT UGLY,

OLD,

BALD,

WRINKLED FACED,

FAT-ASSED,

GRAY-HAIRED,

DECREPIT

SON-OF-A——-

ASKED,

‘WHAT DID YOU TEACH?’


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patron

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#1 posted 1612 days ago

good one !

the guy in the mirror ,
keeps tring to tell me i’m still 20 !

but he’s been lying to me since he said my cowlicks

look good !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 1612 days ago

I still look 30 in the mirror, but in photos I look 60. I can’t figure out why the hell that is!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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scrappy

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#3 posted 1612 days ago

I stay away from mirrors…...they LIE!

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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FirehouseWoodworking

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#4 posted 1612 days ago

Thanks, Blackcherry.

I graduated from high school in 1975 and I AM that “THAT UGLY, OLD, BALD, WRINKLED FACED, FAT-ASSED, GRAY-HAIRED, DECREPIT SON-OF-A——-”

LOL! I liked it anyway!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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PineInTheAsh

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#5 posted 1612 days ago

Alice looked at the dentist.
The dentist looked at Alice.

And it all depends how you look at it.

—Peter

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Sawkerf

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#6 posted 1612 days ago

Class of ‘75!? You’re just a kid, Dave.

By ‘75, I had been to college, done eight years in the Navy (we came in second in the SE Asian War Games), gotten married, started a family, and was beginning my first career. Now, that’s OLD!!

Dave – Class of ‘63. – lol

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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thewoodmaster

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#7 posted 1612 days ago

I was 2.

-- dan "insert pithy woodworking coment here"

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Gary

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#8 posted 1612 days ago

Dave…another class of 63 here.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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FirehouseWoodworking

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#9 posted 1612 days ago

Sawkerf,

You’re WRONG! To those of us who came after you and your brothers, you did NOT come in second in the SE Asian War Games!

It was you that we learned from and passed on to those who serve at the pointy end of the spear today.

Thank you, Sir!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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deeman

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#10 posted 1612 days ago

1975????? I was 15, WOW, I was thin….... I didn’t have no aches no pains. Boy if only I knew then what I know now….....

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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wayne

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#11 posted 1612 days ago

Sawkerf
I want to also THANK YOU,, SIR and your brother for your service

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Toolz

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#12 posted 1612 days ago

I had been the Navy for 12 years in ‘75..I bet “THAT UGLY, OLD, BALD, WRINKLED FACED, FAT-ASSED, GRAY-HAIRED, DECREPIT SON-OF-A——-” looks like a young squirt compared to me. LOL

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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CharlieM1958

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#13 posted 1612 days ago

The trouble with life is that by the time you have all the answers, the questions are no longer relevant.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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8iowa

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#14 posted 1612 days ago

Dave and Gary: I’ve got you beat. I’m in the class of ‘57.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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woodcrafter47

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#15 posted 1612 days ago

class of 66

-- In His service ,Richard

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