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Author Topic: Fifty-Plus Club for SteamGeezers  (Read 31480 times)
Lady Toadflinger
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« Reply #175 on: February 26, 2012, 09:18:07 pm »

Ah! But do you pass safely, leaving enough room to miss oncoming traffic?! Perhaps that is why he is calling you Sir! I once had the bad judgement to pass a slow-moving RV when I was in a bit of a hurry. Unfortunately as I cleared it, a highway patrolman came around the next corner. OOPS! (there was plenty of room for me to get back into my lane) He turned around and pulled me over. When he came up to me, he told me that his life had passed before his eyes when he saw me in his lane.... So are they teaching drama to cops, now? (He neglected to call me Ma'am. Hmmmm.)
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Sir Henry
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Poking the i's and drinking the t's


« Reply #176 on: February 26, 2012, 11:58:33 pm »

I just noticed I seem to have been promoted to Senior Officer. Due mainly to this thread, it doesn't seem such an honour any more.  Undecided


n.b. Though, for obvious reasons, I have never had a problem with people calling me 'Sir'.  Wink
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Rockula
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« Reply #177 on: April 09, 2012, 12:46:28 pm »

So, today my membership becomes active.
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« Reply #178 on: April 09, 2012, 01:23:20 pm »

So, today my membership becomes active.

Happy Birthday
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Sir Henry
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« Reply #179 on: April 09, 2012, 01:25:46 pm »

Many happy returns!


Do we have some kind of initiation procedure for youngsters who join? Other than a nice cup of tea and some cake, obviously.
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Mr Addams
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« Reply #180 on: April 09, 2012, 06:03:46 pm »

Happy Birthday Rockula.
I found out that It was yopur birthday when Facebook E-mailed me this morning. If I had known, I would Have drunk a Toast to you at Chatham.
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Rockula
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« Reply #181 on: April 09, 2012, 07:24:20 pm »

Thanks for the birthday wishes. Grin
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Lady Toadflinger
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« Reply #182 on: April 10, 2012, 04:33:30 pm »

I'm sure we can invent some initiation rituals for new members..Muwhahahahahah! Something really evil-er-meaningful and relevant, I mean. Hmmmm....(give me time to think, these grey hairs sap the brain power, don'tcha know!) Grin
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Rockula
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« Reply #183 on: April 10, 2012, 07:19:46 pm »

Dear friends, associates, aquaintences, Ladies & Gentlemen.

I wish to thank everyone who offered thier condolences on the recent passing of my youth. The wake was held in an appropriate hostelry where much ale was supped in it's memory with the solid accompaniment of loud and raucous punk rock music played by some minstrels of my long time, sometimes criminal, association.

My future plans include the development of ideas for a mid-life crisis; although I have already proven conclusively that I cannot remain seated on a great big motorcycle, my wife would not condone nor approve of my obtaining a girlfriend half my age and I already have the recuisite tattoos and ear piercings.
 I have also ruled out the growing of what is commonly known as a 'pony-tail'.

I intend to endeavour to percevere, keep relatively calm and panic only at sporadic and indefite intervals.

Thank you.
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Sir Henry
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« Reply #184 on: April 10, 2012, 09:45:39 pm »

I hear that a bout of middle age spread is quite the thing these days. Better still it requires little effort (the less the better) but an increase in enjoyment (the two may be linked).

And it's a damn fine reason to acquire some new waistcoats.

Who needs a six pack when you already have a firkin?
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frances
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« Reply #185 on: April 10, 2012, 10:23:01 pm »

My back is the same age as it always has been.  It is my front that is the problem.
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Doctor Runes
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« Reply #186 on: April 12, 2012, 03:47:17 pm »

SteamGeezers, Great Idea. Count me in.
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MWBailey
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« Reply #187 on: April 12, 2012, 05:18:56 pm »

Welcome sir! Help yourself to the Geritol Port...
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Banfili
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« Reply #188 on: May 08, 2012, 02:46:10 pm »

I'm in - a gentlewomen of restricted means needs a place to go that doesn't cost the earth!
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Banfili
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« Reply #189 on: May 08, 2012, 03:20:34 pm »

I have a birthday at Christmas with a '0' at the end, & it isn't 50!
Funny, I only feel about 35! Grin
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Lady Toadflinger
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« Reply #190 on: May 08, 2012, 03:23:42 pm »

Welcome! Perhaps, as a gentlewoman, you would care for some sweet Sherry and digestive biscuits? ( I've always wondered just what digestive biscuits are!)
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Banfili
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« Reply #191 on: May 09, 2012, 02:19:13 am »

Thank you, M'lady! I do occasionally indulge in a sweet sherry, & I believe the digestive biscuits aid the digestion & help produce a healthy appetite - otherwise, just something cheesy to nibble, please.
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« Reply #192 on: May 10, 2012, 01:42:53 am »

Over 50, over here and .....now over to Dave for the weather............
The outlook is sunny..... scattered showers (as ever)......As anyone who was "old" enough to be a punk (or identify one) in the 1970's, have done "dangerours" things as an child (ie climbed trees, played conkers, ridden a bike with no brakes, etc etc)I think we have done jolly well to make it thus far  Wink
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Banfili
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« Reply #193 on: May 10, 2012, 07:46:54 am »

I grew up a 'free range' kid & did all the usual things we mad rabbits did in those days, & without to many scars! Can't think of how many trees I climbed, or how far I walked on a paling fence to be best 'paler' in the neighbourhood. Didn't drown either myself or my younger brother in the brick pit, either!
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Lady Toadflinger
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« Reply #194 on: May 10, 2012, 03:19:12 pm »

Just think, we grew up without cell phones, and facebook!!!! (Gasp!!!)
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Captain Braid
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« Reply #195 on: May 10, 2012, 03:56:34 pm »

Just think, we grew up without cell phones, and facebook!!!! (Gasp!!!)
And was it not wonderful.

3 Years and 7 months time will enable me to gain access to the first of my pensions.
(Govt interference notwithstanding!!!)
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Experienced enough to know my limitations,
Old enough to know better,
Relaxed enough not to care.
Rockula
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Nothing beats a good hat.


« Reply #196 on: May 10, 2012, 04:20:23 pm »

3 Years and 7 months time will enable me to gain access to the first of my pensions.
(Govt interference notwithstanding!!!)

I've only just turned 50 but was quite happy to realise that all three of my pensions come into effect in 10 years, all of them private, and none of them touchable by Government. If I also happen to get a state pension I'll just use it for beer. Grin
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Capt. Dirigible
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« Reply #197 on: May 10, 2012, 04:23:02 pm »

3 Years and 7 months time will enable me to gain access to the first of my pensions.
(Govt interference notwithstanding!!!)

I've only just turned 50 but was quite happy to realise that all three of my pensions come into effect in 10 years, all of them private, and none of them touchable by Government. If I also happen to get a state pension I'll just use it for beer. Grin

The way beer prices go up each budget by the time your state pension kicks in it should be just emnough  each week to buy a solitary pint...then you can do that old geezer thing of nursing your one pint all night.
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I say, Joe it's jolly frightening out here.
Nonsense dear boy, you should be more like me.
But look at you! You're shaking all over!
Shaking? You silly goose! I'm just doing the Watusi
Banfili
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Australia Australia



« Reply #198 on: May 11, 2012, 12:51:58 am »

I have a pension already, albeit a disability one (I lamed myself quite badly) & I think, I think that when I turn 60 (sooner than I'd like) it converts to an aged pension - who the hell is 'aged' at 60??
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« Reply #199 on: September 09, 2012, 09:51:42 pm »

Hello, I am new to forum, and responding to Sir Henry's kind invitation to join the Steamgeezers.  Clearly, this is where all the good sense is!  Smiley
Ahh, pensions. I remember the days when I looked forward to getting one before I was too knackered to enjoy it....
Also remember growing up without mobile phones, computers and 24-hour a day tv. Climbed trees, fell in the nettles, went off all day on my bike and came home when it was dark and I got hungry. And read loads and loads of books!
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