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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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    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
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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..
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    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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