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Signs of the times
The following were
some comments made in the year 1959:
(3) "If cigarettes
keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. A quarter a pack is
(6) "When I first
started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 29 cents a
gallon. Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the garage,"
(8) "I'm afraid to
send my kids to the movies any more. Ever since they let Clark Gable get by
with saying damn in
"Gone With The Wind", it seems every new movie has either hell or damn
(12) "It's too bad
things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to
work to make ends meet."
(14) "I'm just
afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign
is no sense going to Lincoln or Omaha anymore for a weekend. It costs nearly
$15.00 a night to stay in a hotel."
HAVE A GREAT DAY ! !
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You Thrill Me
THE PERKS OF BEING OVER THE HILL
1. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.
2. In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first.
3. No one expects you to run - anywhere.
4. People call at 9 PM and ask, "Did I wake you?
5. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.
6. There is nothing left to learn the hard way.
7. Things you buy now won't wear out.
8. You can eat dinner at 4 PM
9. You enjoy hearing about other peoples operations.
10. You get into heated arguments about pension plans.
11. You have a party and the neighbors don't even realize it.
12. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.
13. You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks
into the room.
14. You sing along with elevator music
15. Your eyes won't get much worse.
16. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to payoff
17. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the National
18. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't
remember them either.
19. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size.
20. You can't remember who sent you this list.
The following quotes are from Terry W.
Pratt’s presentation at the OHS Class of 1958
45th Class Reunion banquet held in Odessa, Texas at the
Eleganté Hotel on September 13, 2003.
YOUR’RE FROM WEST TEXAS IF:
1. PETS AND THEIR CARE:
2.2 You remember your Dad using a toilet brush for a back scratcher.
2.3 Your neighbors thought your Dad was a detective because a cop brought him home every evening.
2.4 Your Mom cleaned your face with spit and a hanky.
3.2 You always wondered why the Humble gas station had cleaner restrooms than your bathrooms at home.
3.3 You and your sister’s cereal bowls both had Borden’s Butter on their sides.
3.4 When you had your friends over for supper, your Mother used her ironing board as a buffet table.
3.5 Your Mother always carried a large can of Raid in her apron.
3.6 When you asked your Mom what Fast Food was she told you it was what your Dad brought home after hitting it while driving 65 on the highway.
3.7 Your working TV sat on top of your non-working TV.
3.8 When you had your friends over and they asked about the clutter, you told them it was family heirlooms.
3.9 You watched your Dad set fire to the yard in the spring rather than thatch it with a lawn mower.
DATING AND GIRLFRIENDS:
7.2 You were one of the first persons to get personalized license plates because your Dad had a job making them at Huntsville.
10.2 Before you left for college, you took your mattress down to the Salvation Army and they wouldn’t take it.
WEST TEXAS DIALECT:
And with that, he ended his recollections of growing up in West Texas!
If you have any comments, additions or remembrances of growing up in West Texas, please send them to Terry at his e-mail address, email@example.com.
Submitted by JB Stringer and modified
03/08/03 by and e-mail sent from Caron S. Sramek Babcock:
ten years, as summertime nears,
announcement arrives in the mail,
reunion is planned; it'll be really grand;
plans to attend without fail."
never forget the first time we met;
tried so hard to impress.
drove fancy cars, smoked big cigars,
wore our most elegant dress.
was quite an affair; the whole class was there.
was held at a fancy hotel.
wined and we dined and we acted refined,
everyone thought it was swell.
men all conversed about who had been first
achieve great fortune and fame.
their spouses described their fine houses
how beautiful their children became.
homecoming queen, who once had been lean,
weighed in at one-ninety-six.
jocks who were there had all lost their hair,
the cheerleaders could no more do kicks.
one had heard about the class nerd
guided a spacecraft to the moon;
poor little Jane, who'd always been plain;
married a shipping tycoon.
boy we'd decreed "most apt to succeed"
serving ten years in the pen,
the one voted "least" now was a priest;
you can be wrong now and then.
awarded a prize to one of the guys
seemed to have aged the least.
was given to the grad who had driven
farthest to attend the feast.
took a class picture, a curious mixture
beehives, crew cuts and wide ties.
short or skinny, the style was the mini;
never saw so many thighs.
our next get-together, no one cared whether
impressed their classmates or not.
mood was informal, a whole lot more normal;
this time we'd all gone to pot.
was held out-of-doors, at the lake shores;
ate hamburgers, coleslaw and beans.
most of us lay around in the shade,
our comfortable T-shirts and jeans.
the fortieth year, it was abundantly clear,
were definitely over the hill.
who weren't dead had to crawl out of bed,
be home in time for their pill.
now I can't wait; they've just set the date;
fiftieth is coming, I'm told.
should be a ball, they've rented a hall
the Shady Rest Home for the old.
have been made on my hearing aid;
pacemaker's been turned up on high.
wheelchair is oiled, my teeth have been boiled;
I've bought a new wig and glass eye.
feeling quite hearty, I'm ready to party;
dance 'til the dawn's early light.
be lots of fun; I just hope there's one
person who gets there that night.
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