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 Author Thread: Where can I get some good Bar b que?
 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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Where can I get some good Bar b que?
Posted: 11/2/2009 6:35:38 PM
Todd's in Oakhurst.

 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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Libido after 50
Posted: 10/27/2009 6:30:00 PM
Vixen, that reminds me of an old joke. Kinsey and Masters did their landmark research on Human Sexuality in the 1950s. They interviewed a wide cross section of humanity searching for revelations.

One of the female respondants who was, ummm, experienced..., when asked the question:

Do you smoke after sex?

Replied:

"I don't know...I never looked".

 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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What ever happened to Love
Posted: 10/26/2009 6:38:53 PM
Mae said "...Hmmm, Ive thought that too. Didn't help when I was told that I would only have two great loves in my life.....and I've been in love twice."

*wipes away a tear*"

The Gypsy fortune teller strikes again!

Would you settle for "Pretty darn good", if not "great"?

 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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Libido after 50
Posted: 10/26/2009 4:52:13 PM
My ex boyfriend ODd on viagra.

They couldn't get his coffin closed................



Ah yes, but in his case, What a way to go!!!

 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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Libido after 50
Posted: 10/26/2009 4:35:48 PM
I hope that I'm not in a minority of males, but if I were ever to get serious with someone again, I would definitely have a talk about my ED. Cotter is quite right that there are many causes for ED, not merely lack of libido or interest. I take anti-depressants, not for depression but for Fibromyalgia. And the meds certainly do affect ability in the libido department. I'm NOT happy about it, but without those meds I would be in much worse shape.
 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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Folk Music....
Posted: 10/26/2009 12:16:38 PM
That's a good list!

I reread the whole thread and noted a couple of major talents missing. I'd add Kate Wolf, who was a brilliant songwriter with a lovely voice. And Tom Rush, also a great writer. He just recently released a new album, his first in 30 years, called "What I Know". It quickly became one of my favorite albums of all time.
 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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Heart Strings
Posted: 10/26/2009 9:05:26 AM
I'm such a wuss. I too can tear up at a beautiful sunset, Sarah McLachlan singing "Answer" in the SPCA commercial, Forrest Gump gets me misty-eyed. As a singer, this can make some songs hard to get through, when your throat tightens and your vision is blurry. Two songs from Stan Rogers get me every time: "First Christmas" and "Lies". Actually there are a lot of songs that do that to me. So tying the animal theme, music and tugged heart strings, here's a verse from a Bill Morrisey song, "These Cold Fingers".

The dog can't move no more, surprised he made it 'till the spring
His pain won't go away and the pills don't do a thing
You've known that old hound dog longer than you've known any of your friends
And no matter how you let him down he'd always take you back again

So it's one tall glass of whiskey, one last drink for old times' sake
The dog just lays in bed and watches every move you make
Wrap him in his blanket, hold him once more close to you
Lead him out behind the barn with a borrowed .22

And everything slips through these cold, cold fingers, like trying to hold water, like trying hold rain.
 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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what is with the phone number
Posted: 10/25/2009 6:26:53 PM
Och, weel, lassie. I'd gladly hae the chance ta read ye the phone book by the light of yer glow in the dark toenail polish.! I'll e'en bring the uisquebagh and the haggis!


 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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Party like they're still in high school and other turn offs
Posted: 10/25/2009 5:12:02 PM
You mean that little dancing green thing is a pickle?

Pardon me while I drag my mind out of the gutter.

 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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CA, DST, and POF...OH MY!
Posted: 10/25/2009 4:31:29 PM
Seems to me that there is a song about this problem by Chicago"

Does Anyone Really Know What Time It Is.

You are clearly not the only one who can get confused!

 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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What is/was your dream?
Posted: 10/25/2009 7:55:58 AM
The idea of flying is always appealing. Guy Clark wrote a great song called "The Cape" that always reminded me of those child hood dreams. You can hear it on YouTube.
 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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I know I will get blasted for this but...
Posted: 10/22/2009 10:01:34 PM
Ah shucks, Blueeyes!


There's a reason Victoria's Secret has been so successful. Guys and girls both love the look of the pretty stuff. It makes us all feel good.
 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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What is/was your dream?
Posted: 10/22/2009 9:12:18 PM
Well, bluesandrock, I did follow that dream, and became professional archaeologist in mid-life as my second career. It is possible to live a dream.

GC. we used to have a similar saying in Alaska, where I lived for 16 years:

"Happiness is a Texan leaving Alaska with an Oklahoman under each arm".

Of course that referred to the chaos and anarchy that followed the Oil Boom of the mid-70s. The oil workers were all (it seemed) from Texas and Oklahoma. I wonder if they were all Conservatives too? ROFL

 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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Any Rockabilly/Pshychobilly People out there?
Posted: 10/22/2009 6:54:36 PM
Yup...judging from the number of responses I'd say there are. Of course, it's just my personal opinion, but there are many more Psychos than rockers here in the Califorum.

 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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Casual v Serious
Posted: 10/21/2009 5:46:53 PM
I'm not all that sure there is a major "versus" here. One of you is being casually serious, and the other seriously casual. You'll have to decided which and whether there can be a meeting in the middle.
 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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Positive Negative
Posted: 10/20/2009 9:52:57 PM
Well Marco, Match.xxx and Yahoo Personals do that very same thing. I actually did "hook up" with a 98% match for a year. It was a very good year, but in the end I fell short of her needs. C'est la guerre! Sometimes those match percentages can be trusted, but in the end, it's really just a computer logarithm.

Ultimately you have to meet, see if that elusive "chemistry" is there, and then work (hard!) on making it a relationship.

Those don't happen all by themselves. To paraphrase, Love helps those who help themselves. It's not an automatic given. Good luck to us all!


 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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Positive Negative
Posted: 10/20/2009 5:37:34 PM
You bet things can change in mid-life! Entire lifestyles and world views!

Heck, I used to be a Republican, for heaven's sake! But then, as the peasant said in Monty Python And The Holy Grail, at the trial of the Witch: "She turned me into a newt! But...I got better"

 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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What's in a kiss?
Posted: 10/19/2009 9:50:50 PM
That would be the one. Of course, being the "tres gallant" that I am, I always offered to take the spot, as long as I could bring a towel along.

I know, I know....I'm SUCH a gentleman!

 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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Location, location
Posted: 10/19/2009 9:06:33 PM
Tough call, Ms. Brooker. The area where you live is beautiful, but yes, I can see that social life there may be on the "provincial" category. So can you find an Islander that suits your needs? I've got no idea. Would some guy from south of the border move to be with you? Harder question. Off hand, I'd say yes. You have a lot to offer: Beauty, wit, humor, a sharp mind and a wonderful personality. To tell you the truth, I'd consider it.
 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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What's in a kiss?
Posted: 10/19/2009 10:49:58 AM
What constitutes the perfect kiss has been a matter of debate throughout the ages.
I've certainly had some extradinary ones, and those were in relationships where the romance was as strong as the passion.

Here's an alternate version of "A Long Way To Tipperary", a WWI music hall and marching song which was very popular with English troops. This more bawdy version was as widely sung by the troops as the original.

That's the wrong way to tickle Mary
That's the wrong way to kiss
Don't you know that over here lad
They like it best like this
Hooray pour Les Francois
Farewell Angleterre
We didn't know how to tickle Mary
But we learnt how over there.

 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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Liberal vs conserative
Posted: 10/17/2009 6:37:30 PM
^^^^ I couldn't agree more.

Oddly enough, when I was 20-40, I was fairly conservative, though mostly apolitical. It went with the territory I frequented. I was in the Air Force during those years.

It wasn't until I retired, returned to college, got a couple of degrees and became an Archaeologist, that I became both liberal and "politicized". NOT because of liberal ranting from academics, but because above all else, I learned to think critically, to analyze and query the meanings of causes, events, people, the functioning of societies and yes, political thought. I became a liberal in mid-life BECAUSE I began to understand the plight of the greater mass of humanity, and the obligation (as I see it) for the well-off to care for the less fortunate. This is really enlightened self-interest. If we allow the sick, the poor, the disabled, the disenfranchised to suffer and perish, all of us are the poorer.
 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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The World Revolves Around Me and Don't You Ever Think It Doesn't Peopler
Posted: 10/17/2009 6:27:33 PM
Here's a great song from John Prine about us "haoles" trying to speak Hawaiian.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJxehS0wJrU&feature=related

 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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The World Revolves Around Me and I need to get laid soon
Posted: 10/17/2009 5:36:04 PM
Lacknookie is a Polynesian fever?

I thought it was a Boy Scout Camp in Minnesota!


 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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The World Revolves Around Me and Don't You Ever Think It Doesn't Peopler
Posted: 10/17/2009 5:11:37 PM
Sorry Amethyst. I missed your post about the typo because I was writing my little thesis (though I strongly suspected it was a typo). I was just having fun imagining what a real word like that would mean.

There was another thread about what do people do on Saturday nights. Clearly, I have FAR too much time on my hands! Not to mention a notoriously quirky sense of humor.

 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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The World Revolves Around Me and Don't You Ever Think It Doesn't Peopler
Posted: 10/17/2009 4:59:08 PM
Not to wander off the intended topic (much), but I've been puzzling over the whole "Peopler" thing. What does that mean exactly?

It occured to me that it may be the nominitave form of the verb "People". It's rarely seen in common usage anymore, but used to be more popular (or is that peopelar?), as in "the colony was "peopled" by European emigrants".

This suggests that "to People" may be an archaic expression for "to copulate", as in producing offspring to help settle a new land. This leads to the obvious conclusion that a "Peopler" is one who fornicates. Though I still don't know how that relates to revolving worlds, unless perhaps meant as in "let's do a 'Round the World"...

but that's another thread entirely.
 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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Liberal vs conserative
Posted: 10/16/2009 11:34:22 PM
Jeez...if ever there was a poster child for the ignorant redneck small-brained Conservative pecker-head, Mr. Deere, you have won the title hands down.
Congratulations.
 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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Lovers with benefits.
Posted: 10/16/2009 6:26:21 PM
One of these days, in the words of Jackson Browne, "I'm gonna find me a girl who will show me what laughter means". One of these days....

 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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What is the strangest way you were told it was over
Posted: 10/14/2009 10:30:40 PM
I woke up from an afternoon nap and found her letter on the computer's keyboard. "Adios amigo, I'm outta here".

Now, I know why she left. I'd sunk into such a state of depression from an illness and had sought solace in online fantasy games, to the point where I neglected her terribly. But her leaving came as a shock. I had thought we doing all right. But just like the line from "Cool Hand Luke", what we had was "a failure to communicate". Looking back, I can't say I blame her. I neglected her terribly. But her leaving was a shock that quite literally almost killed me. I learned a few things....but damn, I don't ever want to see a letter like that again.
 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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Liberal vs conservative
Posted: 10/14/2009 6:42:22 PM
Sorry, Cotter. You're absolutely right. Sorry to have contributed to wandering off topic.

I surrender!!!



 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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Liberal vs conservative
Posted: 10/14/2009 4:56:06 PM
Laws and the concept of what is lawful, or even Constitutional change and evolve over time. You are quite right that the current Court made this decision. How they came up with "unconnected with service in a militia" I do not know. The Second Amendment reads:

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed".

It does read to me like there was intended to be a connection to state militias, but then I'm neither a Lawyer or a Constitutional scholar. But then that's what Lawyers, even Supreme Court Justices do for a living...twist and turn and convolute a statement to achieve a goal, either legal or political. Normally I accept this as just the way modern life works. But when the supposedly sacred Constitution gets changed by decree out of all recognition, I find it disturbing. Personally, I don't care if citizens bear arms or not, although I do think that having a stash of assault rifles in your house is a little disturbing. They really are over-the-top as hunting weapons...they make a real mess out of the venison.
 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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Liberal vs conservative
Posted: 10/14/2009 4:29:24 PM
Pirate, we do still have and do still use State Militias. They are called the National Guard. They were called State Militias until 1903, when they were federalized in an attempt to provide uniform discipline, training and doctrine. National Guard units serve their individual states, and by law cannot be called to active duty as Federal units without the express consent of each State's governors. One of the first historic examples of National Guard units being Federalized for combat occured following the raid by Pancho Villa on a small Texas town. Federal and National Guard troops chased Villa (under the command of Black Jack Pershing) for several years. My grandfather was in the Missouri National Guard at the time, and he went off to Mexico in a company commanded by then Capt. Harry S. Truman.
The history of militias in this country goes back to the 1630s, when three regiments were raised by the Massachusetts Bay Colony to defend settlers from Indian raids. The constitutional right for private citizens to bear arms was meant by the Founders to ensure that "well-regulated" (ie, disciplined military units under the control of State Governers) State militias could be raised as needed. The Founders did not intend that to mean that any yahoo could use a machine gun to hunt deer.
 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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Liberal vs conserative
Posted: 10/10/2009 10:55:52 PM
^^^^ I like the way you think!

Now if only I didn't have a furry face and live 8,000 miles away
 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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Liberal vs conserative
Posted: 10/10/2009 10:46:14 PM
Oh well, I just have to disagree ^^^^

I have never met an "open-minded" conservative. By definition, a Conservative lives in the past and the idea of change for any reason is anathema. I don't think the breed exists. But hey, that's politics for ya!

 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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Health care - ANTI TRUST EXEMPTION?
Posted: 10/10/2009 10:26:40 PM
^^^ As usual...you didn't.



You Contards repeatedly opine that the the US does not need to emulate other nations (Germany, Sweden, Canada, etc.) and that we can do just fine on our own, and that keeping profits pouring into health insurance corporations is a good thing. This, in SPITE of all the evidence showing that health care in the US is lagging far behind the rest of the developed world. We (Americans) pay more for health care than anywhere else in the world, but we consistently rank at the bottom of the effectiveness of that health care. This is very good for the health care business in this country, but perhaps not so good for the poor American consumers that pay through the nose for crap health care. Is it time for Reform of the so-called system? You bet your ass (and mine) that it is!!!!
 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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Of Fakes and Flakes...
Posted: 10/9/2009 8:46:09 AM
It seems the general consensus of the male respondents to OP have been negative. So, being the curious sort, I had to look at her profile. I liked it! It describes a woman with a zest for life, possibly eccentric (and who says that's a bad thing?), and I thought a very positive attitude. Now, I'm one of the rare liberal hippieish males here (according to Ms. Pinkoleander), and perhaps that's why I enjoyed the profile. A Conservative might be (and some apparently were) offended. Tough luck. They wouldn't be compatible anyway. So, OP, be patient. "HE" is out there.
 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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Okay, is turning 45 the worst or what?
Posted: 9/22/2009 10:24:24 PM
Nah, turning 45 was a breeze. Wait until you turn 60. That just plain feels wierd, as in "how the hell did THAT happen!

 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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Is it a compliment to be contacted by a younger man?
Posted: 9/19/2009 10:06:06 PM
Yay! She's back!!

It's refreshing to see Rusty's wit and humor amongst us again!

 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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Article On Mature Ladies and Dating.
Posted: 9/15/2009 8:31:04 PM
Yes, that is indeed what they say. Now, personally, I'd prefer polygamy, but that's just a "guy" thing. Polyandry...hmmm....I have Thursday evenings free, Ms. Oleander.

 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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Article On Mature Ladies and Dating.
Posted: 9/15/2009 8:27:55 PM
EEK!
Kari, do you often have your potential romantic relationship prospects put to sleep if they prove to be severely damaged? This COULD have an impact on your partnering choices!
 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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Is it a compliment to be contacted by a younger man?
Posted: 9/15/2009 8:21:07 PM
For me, not so much. I'll admit that I'm pretty entrenched as being heterosexual. Nothing wrong with young gay guys, I guess, but frankly, I just don't lean that way.
 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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Are older men sometimes intimidated by older sexy women?
Posted: 9/15/2009 8:17:21 PM
You're probably okay then, Divine. The average guy isn't all that involved with retail taxes. Now, personal!!! That's another story!
 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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the last- Best You Ever Had
Posted: 9/14/2009 6:56:46 PM
^^^ Reminds of the caption to a great Gahan Wilson cartoon years ago....

Overheard through a hotel room window....

"Suck, Ethel, Suck! Blow is just a euphemism!"

Sorry...I just couldn't resist....
 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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Health issues and finding a partner at our age
Posted: 9/12/2009 9:59:36 PM
LOL, how true, Muncher.
In spite of my own little problems, I find myself now, over the last two months, being the primary caregiver, Senior Candystriper, and Chief Cook and Bottlewasher, for my mother, recovering from a serious bout of a rare pneumonia. I love being able to do this, and I'm glad that I'm able to do so. But it does bring to mind the the original intent of the Thread....can you, would you, give up your freedom and time to care for a loved one?
 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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Health issues and finding a partner at our age
Posted: 9/12/2009 6:50:22 PM
Health issues and the consequent impact on my life are precisely the reason that I am no longer dating. I have absolutely no desire to ask someone to change her values or lifestyle because of my problems. So I will likely "shuffle off this mortal coil" alone.. but so be it...it's the hand Fate dealt me. In the event I should meet someone, and there's some spark, I would certainly explain my issue and how it affects me. I am a believer in total honesty in any relationship, whether it be friendship or romance.
 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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is falsifying one's profile age no longer taboo?
Posted: 9/10/2009 10:37:05 PM
Aw, thank ye both Phoebe and FFS. It's good to know that the best of the best will still be there, even as I trip over that 60+ boundary!

 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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is falsifying one's profile age no longer taboo?
Posted: 9/10/2009 9:13:13 PM
It is far too late too change my profile numbers. But in a couple of weeks I will turn 61. I have this odd feeling that I will then be excluded from a vast number of potential matches as (in a matter of just a few hours) having aged to the point of being (GASP!!!!) Filtered into oblivion!
 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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SO???? Just how modern are you old farts????? LOL
Posted: 9/8/2009 10:33:40 PM
52"??????

Mine is only 50". I feel.....feel....feel so inadequate!


 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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Woodstock!
Posted: 9/7/2009 9:19:01 AM
I would love to have been at Woodstock. The great music, the great people, and a magical moment in history. Unfortunately, at the time I was on an all-expense-paid trip to lovely Southeast Asia, courtesy of Uncle Sam.
 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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Flirtatious Fifties?
Posted: 9/4/2009 6:37:28 PM
That may just be the ever-elusive in-person "chemistry" thing. I'll confess I've flirted a time or three here in the Fora, but I've yet to meet anyone from here. That's my problem (health issues) not theirs, but based on witty and humorous posts from some e-friends here, I know we would at the least be good friends.

 oldfolkie
Joined: 6/8/2008
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Adult children introducing you to potential dates?
Posted: 9/4/2009 6:20:31 PM
Hope springs eternal for all of us, I think. Else why are we here?
My children are scattered between thither and yon, so I rarely get to see them. So far they haven't tried to "fix me up" with anyone.

BTW hrlyguy...does that name refer to Harley riding or playing Irish Hurley....very different activities!!!!!
 
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