NFR When I discovered I was officially an old fart.

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  1. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    How about in the Sunday comic's of the Sunday paper, The Little King. Every time my Gout shows up I think of him. Or how about Smilin Jack.
     
  2. IveofIone

    IveofIone Active Member

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    Dip, if your number is lower than 61000 you've got me beat!

    Ive
     
  3. Dipnet

    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    You've got me beat by a lot of digits, my friend! That's why I was so gob-smacked by her reaction.

    Not sure if I should congratulate you or give my condolences!! ;)

    I didn't join until sometime in the '70s.

    When I was managing my marina I had a long-time customer who had a 4-digit REI number.

    Now that's OLD!
     
  4. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    Good point. But how the heck did you end up talking about Howdy Doody and Sky King????
     
  5. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    We ate there back in May; food was pretty good (I had the strawberry salad). My mother-in-law's been there a few times since, it could have been her; she's got money, you could do worse (lol).

    Regards,
    Scott
     
  6. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    My REI number is under 1,000,000.
     
  7. psycho

    psycho Active Member

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    HOW ABOUT REI # 41%^&
     
  8. Idaho steel

    Idaho steel Active Member

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    Plus, at some point you wake up and realize that if you're going to hang around with/listen to kids, you'd just as soon they were your own...
     
  9. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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  10. Richard Olmstead

    Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    Ive has me beat by a few thousand, but I'm still under 75,000. I think I joined sometime in the late '60s. I don't know how many times I've been at the register at REI and recited my member number only to have the sales person wait for me to continue, and then ask "Is that it?"

    D
     
  11. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    I originally joined REI in the Spring of 1965, but I didn't make any purchases after late Fall '66, nor for a major part of the time I lived on Oahu from Jan '67 until June '78 when I took a trip to Seattle. My original membership and number were no longer valid. I had to re-join, and I got a new #.
    Now that I think about it, getting a new higher REI number is sort of like getting a new lease on life! :) Kind of... sort of...well...ehhhh...maybe not.:(
     
  12. wadin' boot

    wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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    My mother in law alternates with "out of this world" and "to die for." I take her very literally. Fudge and type II diabetes and all...
     
  13. Trapper

    Trapper Author, Writer, Photographer

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    I'm not sure. There was a lot of beer and laughing, so some parts are a bit hazy. Trapper
     
  14. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    I had 2 reckonings . . . the first when I was asked for id numbers at work; I jokingly ended with "and my social security number is '3'." The second when I realized that I was referring to almost everyone as "young" lady/man/fella and accepted the fact that I could & it seemed perfectly natural to do so.
     
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  15. jessejames

    jessejames Flyslinger

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    I think it happened for me when I got my drivers license renewed the last time. There was a young man in there with his Mom and the Mom looked like she was about 25, but it was her son who looked 12 was the one getting his drivers license.
    When the lady taking the picture for the license asked the "young man" to remove his backwards baseball cap, he said "but nobody will recognize me I never take it off" The lady replied "take it off or no license".
    Then there are the expert commentators on TV who look like they are still high school.
    jesse