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    Forty years ago, I had an elderly aunt who, over...

    Forty years ago, I had an elderly aunt who, over the admonitions of her family, would pull her oxygen mask aside to smoke. She succumbed to the vicissitudes of old age at 98 without her tank...
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    I fluent in American English but have difficulty...

    I fluent in American English but have difficulty understanding English English.
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    My natural inclination is everything right...

    My natural inclination is everything right dominant but in brief experimenting with HSJ in 1952 discovered RRL and LLR came out about the same.
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    I had a "grandson needing bail" phone call last...

    I had a "grandson needing bail" phone call last month. Young male voice greeted me as "Grandpa" (which was correct for that branch of family)said he was talking on phone while driving to work, hit a...
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    HJ was not my primary event but I too was a...

    HJ was not my primary event but I too was a right-foot plant straddler off dirt, cinders or grass. I don't remember that being an advantage but on reflection, why did most straddlers jump off left...
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    I'll just wait for the translation. :)

    I'll just wait for the translation. :)
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    Is 1917 in theaters? gotta find me a movie...

    Is 1917 in theaters? gotta find me a movie companion.
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    Yesterday/today is first time I heard of Mexican...

    Yesterday/today is first time I heard of Mexican Train.. teenage cousins were playing it in game room while Old Folks conversed and ignored TV in living room.. lots of noise but I did not...
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    As I near the end of my 9th decade I find I am...

    As I near the end of my 9th decade I find I am completely unaffected by old age, except for diabetes, prostate, two torn rotator cuffs, titanium knee, perpetually broken right foot, hearing loss,...
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    There are places in this country where there is...

    There are places in this country where there is no practical alternative to a motor vehicle. As I recall, some states used to issue licenses at age 14. In practice, rural kids learn to drive as soon...
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    Friday Night Lights is still alive and well in...

    Friday Night Lights is still alive and well in some places. In Google Earthing track/football stadiums in Okla and Texas, I find very few stadiums outside the major cities have soccer
    overlays....
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    I am a below average shlub. I use Excell ...

    I am a below average shlub. I use Excell extensively for maintaining oil production and financial records but this is above my pay grade.:)
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    A milk shake by definition contains ice cream.......

    A milk shake by definition contains ice cream.... otherwise it is something else... I do not know what a frappe is.. it never made it to the IT
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    ... as someone one noted, we are divided by a...

    ... as someone one noted, we are divided by a common language...
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    I had a frankfurter in Frankfurt.

    I had a frankfurter in Frankfurt.
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    Thanks for the tip but I have decided not to...

    Thanks for the tip but I have decided not to learn anything more.. I already know more than I can remember:)
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    I dunno.. the last one I saw was in the OA&M...

    I dunno.. the last one I saw was in the OA&M bookstore 70 years ago,,I don't remember ever using one..
  18. Oklahoman did not even mention lead up to NCAA...

    Oklahoman did not even mention lead up to NCAA XC, possibly because for the first time in memory OK ST did not qualify team or individual, but did bury a paragraph about Oklahoma City University men...
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    I'm not sure I want a doc who has been up for 35...

    I'm not sure I want a doc who has been up for 35 hours surgeoning on me:)
    Seriously, how that a good idea?
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    What a relief..

    What a relief..
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    There have been so many memorable events in my...

    There have been so many memorable events in my long life that I could not possibly narrow them down to 5 or 10 but the only one that affected me is personal and I do not remember the exact date.
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    I was a 32 year old geologist in Wichita, Ks, had...

    I was a 32 year old geologist in Wichita, Ks, had just driven back into town from sitting a well in northern KS, stopped in a pub across from the office for a ham sandwich and coke before going up to...
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    Is there a Cliff Notes version?

    Is there a Cliff Notes version?
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    Oh, I thought they explained that perfectly.....

    Oh, I thought they explained that perfectly.. Disc Earth is encircled by the Antartica ice mountain range, like a big saucer..
    The disc must be some 70,000 feet thick to accommodate the deepest...
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    I believe/think the "rings" are actually...

    I believe/think the "rings" are actually comprised of jillions of small objects that for some reason have coalesced into concentric orbiting rings... not that explains anything:)
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