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20 Responses to WHAT YEAR?

  1. So many good years! One of the advantages of being as old as I am.

    If I have to choose one year, it is 2007, when Mr. AOW and I went to Indiana, and met Warren and his wife face-to-face, Such a wonderful 10 days! If not for my job, we’d have moved there right away. “Let’s send for our stuff and stay here.” Jackie has gone to her rest now (as of 2016), but I’m in constant touch with Warren. We hope that he will be visiting us for Christmas this year.

    My next favorite year: 1984, when my best friend and I went to Hawaii for a week. Four islands in seven days!

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  2. kidme37 says:

    I can’t think of a favorite year. I’ve head a heck of a lot of fun over the years in different ways.
    If I picked a decade it would be the 90’s where I was finally making a couple dollars and golfing a lot.


  3. geeez2014 says:

    It IS difficult to pick, isn’t it! Which I think says a happy thing about us all!

    I have had a lot of great years, too, but I’d HAVE to say the four years in Paris and year in Munich were THE BEST. I loved EVERY SINGLE DAY.

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  4. It isn’t THIS year…..

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  5. geeez2014 says:

    So sorry more of our buddies aren’t here….I love this question and hoped everyone would.

    Ed, that is FOR SURE.

    Kid…you don’t play golf anymore, right?

    AOW….is it only FOUR YEARS since we lost Jackie? Are you sure?! I hope Warren CAN come for Christmas!


  6. kidme37 says:

    Z, No golf lately. No golfing buddies in Cincinnati and no offense to my wife, but girl golf just doesn’t make it. It’s more fun to play decently well with others who do also and challenge you.

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  7. Baysider says:

    1981. I was a sickly kid, barely drug through high school and college. Every day, dragging from one task to another (kind of like now), and no energy for anything. 1981 was the sea change year. Everything was up, up, up after that. I made a change that turned me into a little energy factory on the go, endurance, alertness, social. Suddenly, I could schedule all those things I had on my “I want to do list” but was so tired I kept telling people “no.” It happened so fast that I didn’t even think about the change, until I looked at my calendar one day and saw I had all those ‘to do’ things – hikes, dinners, movies, museums – scheduled out, with energy to burn. It was a wonderful time of life. To be 28 and actually look forward to a future.


  8. geeez2014 says:

    Baysider…SO glad for your sea change!!! WOW


    I am feeling CHOKED by BIDEN SUPPORT of people I know…One woman put me on her list; I haven’t seen her in 30 years and suddenly she includes me in an email asking about 30 of us to contact the Republicans who won’t vote for a Trump nominee for SCOTUS….I actually asked the last person in that dist. list “Please delete me from this list”.

    Then I turn to a famous Armenian author’s site I happened to see and realized some of my own relatives are ‘friends’ with him on FB….One is a friend who barely reads, so I was a little surprised..scrolled down 2 articles of his and it’s MAKE SURE YOU VOTE FOR BIDEN!

    Do they NOT UNDERSTAND SOCIALISM? Do they not understand COMPETITION WORKS? Do they not understand those who quite literally don’t understand OR appreciate America until they lose it, which they will.

    I can’t even SAY here how much this bothers me………it’s WAAAAAAAAY beyond any damned words.


  9. MAL says:

    1971. It was the year we moved after 13 years in the San Fernando Valley heat to the ocean breezes of Newport Beach. It was like resurfacing from the ocean depths for a breath of fresh air. Subsequently our world improved tremendously for everyone in the family.


  10. geeez2014 says:

    Nice, Mal! There are few things I love about the S.F> Valley anymore…..first of all, it’s like Little Mexico, which would be great if most of the people learned English and fit in, but they don’t.

    Thankfully, there are still great areas of the Valley which are wonderful….the more expensive areas around Ventura Blvd are still fantastic……but the ocean breezes win! I know, living 3 miles from the ocean in Santa Monica myself!!!

    And the weather couldn’t be more beautiful the least few days….the fires, tho far away, had created a kind of overcast and we could even faintly smell smoke, but that’s gone for now, thank GOD.


  11. geeez2014 says:


    “It’s Not Too Late!
    The IRS has extended deadlines to help children and adults get their Economic Impact Payments.”


  12. kidme37 says:

    IRS email? Nope. Also the IRS Never sends email.


  13. geeez2014 says:

    KID, it’s actually from SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICES….I don’t want to click on My SOCIAL SECURITY because I’ve never heard of anything like this….



  14. kidme37 says:

    Z, Do they understand ? Nope.


  15. Baysider says:

    Re: Social Security. Me either. If you know how to turn on your ‘full’ email so it shows exactly where the email comes from, do that and see if it’s from ssa.gov. That “announcement” can be found online, but not by going to the ssa.gov website and searching for it. I wouldn’t click.

    Re: your friends and family voting for Biden. Do they really want a man who said:
    1. He wants to end shareholder capitalism. Yes, Snopes made a big deal trying to walk this back. “He really meant….he was advocating a stakeholder approach to capitalism.” Right. The owners (shareholders) are to be pushed aside in favor of people who have an interest, but no investment in the company. Really? All businesses exist in a regulatory and cultural milieu that forces them to be responsive to a lot more than just their owners RIGHT NOW. So what DID Joe mean? (Does he know what he meant? Doubt it.)

    O, dang, I had a list of about 4 more I heard on Prager that I can’t find. You get the picture.


  16. Baysider says:

    Joe’s tryin’ to sound ‘woke’ but still comes off sleepy.

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  17. geeez2014 says:

    Baysider, I did check….can’t find anything….I’m going to delete it, thanks.

    As for Biden voters? Try it…they come back with DRIVEL..it’s not even worth it..>Trump’s hyperbole and personality are SO tough for many people, I almost can’t blame them…….they simply can’t get past HIM and put a TON of credence into what Biden says and his mistakes but can’t abide Trump.
    Go figure.


  18. geeez2014 says:


    “A letter from George Kish in The Sun on Sat. titled “Biden is Best for the Nation’s Economy” had me shaking my head. Everyone can see Biden has cognizant issues, likely from dementia. The rest of his letter was so inaccurate I won’t dignify it by countering with facts.
    Recently, both Biden and Kamal Harris have intentionally or unintentionally referred to a Harris-Biden ticket instead of a Biden-Harris ticket. What signal does that send?
    The Democrats are calling themselves Progressive but actually are regressive by wanting Socialism. Thats old hat. Nothing that doesn’t keep coming up and rejected.
    During the Great Depression in the 1930’s I recall a socialist movement known as Technocracy and saw their signs and symbols posted on billboards everywhere. It was a big circle with a lazy “S” down the middle from top to bottom, one half red, the other, white, and the word Technocracy at the bottom. It was gaining popularity due to the depression and 25% unemployment, but quickly disappeared when WW ll started and jobs became plentiful. Later, during an Economics class I attended at USC the professor talked about Technocracy and said earnings were via the number of “ERG’s” (hours) one worked. When a female student asked how an ERG from a ditch digger could be compared to say the ERG of a brain surgeon, he said there physical ERG’s and mental ERG’s, and everyone laughed. But folks were so desperate during the depression some actually believed in it.
    America is unique by NOT being a socialist country and the reason so many keep trying to come here and be free. My suggestion to those that keep saying they want Socialism is to move somewhere where it already exists and leave ours the way we love it and want to preserve it.”


  19. Baysider says:

    Amen to Jo


  20. Technocracy is the end goal of an administrative government.
    think HG Wells Things to Come movie where the “experts” run everything.
    “Follow the science!”
    Which scientists?


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