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    Until fairly recently, I attended sporting events...

    Until fairly recently, I attended sporting events far, wide and frequently. At 88, I now opt for the couch whenever possible. I will continue to battle the logistics of select events as long as...
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    I am in midst of annual purchase of individually ...

    I am in midst of annual purchase of individually appropriate book for the two dozen people on my Christmas book list. It is time consuming to peruse all of them before gifting.
    While I know the...
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    40 years ago, when I could actually run, with no...

    40 years ago, when I could actually run, with no acclimation just jogging in mile high Denver was painful... on Pikes Peak, could barely make it walking back to car from lookout point.
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    Bingo!!!

    Bingo!!!
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    I don't think not graduating until he is ten is...

    I don't think not graduating until he is ten is going to hurt his legacy. He still cant drive for six years.
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    I just remember OKA&M arch for, Univ Okla,...

    I just remember OKA&M arch for, Univ Okla, playing in Orange Bowl every year as Big 8 champ
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    I pay some presumably smart CPAs that I trust to...

    I pay some presumably smart CPAs that I trust to minimize my taxes on Capital Gains (if I ever again have any).. my frustration is sitting on substantial Capital Losses that are useless against ...
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    As I recall back in the day when there were only...

    As I recall back in the day when there were only four bowl games, Rose Bowl was always Big 10 and Pac 10 champ, Orange Bowl was Big 8 and (?) champ, Cotton Bowl was SWC and ?, Sugar Bowl SEC and ?......
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    We all know how Young Sheldon turned out:)

    We all know how Young Sheldon turned out:)
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    My biggest beef with tax laws is that Capital...

    My biggest beef with tax laws is that Capital Losses are only deductible against Capital Gains.
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    Whew!!!! :)... wait, how much for a single?

    Whew!!!! :)... wait, how much for a single?
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    My granddaughter, an elite HS swimmer, was...

    My granddaughter, an elite HS swimmer, was furnished one of the shark suits. She said they really do make you faster but would not wear it in competition unless every girl wore one.
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    I am still puzzled.. I don't know a different way...

    I am still puzzled.. I don't know a different way to pronounce pin and pen.... if the DI pronounced road as roay, how did he pronounce rode?
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    Gotta admit, Oklahoma kept it interesting.

    Gotta admit, Oklahoma kept it interesting.
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    That's why they play the game.

    That's why they play the game.
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    Football was not as pervasive when I was a kid in...

    Football was not as pervasive when I was a kid in the 1930s-40s but I don't remember any expressed concern about danger of concussions or broken bones... of course, you can get hurt climbing on...
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    I was a 25' right, 23' left foot Broad Jumper in...

    I was a 25' right, 23' left foot Broad Jumper in college.The only time we practiced Hop-Step-Jump was Olympic year 1952. In HSJ, I was a foot better RRL, with two dominant leg phases, than LLR. I...
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    Forty years ago, I had an elderly aunt, still as...

    Forty years ago, I had an elderly aunt, still as feisty as when she was 20s flapper, who, over the admonitions of her family, would pull her oxygen mask aside to smoke. She succumbed to the...
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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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