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Old 24.08.2012, 00:08
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Old 24.08.2012, 00:08
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Meanwhile, I'm not sure that my daughter understands why we need to wind the 200 year old grandfather clock every three days or so!
Just checked, she has no clue!

(perhaps she thinks it's to charge the batteries?)

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Old 24.08.2012, 00:11
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Does the telephone number 01 811 8055 mean anything to anyone?

The number sticks in my brain, somehow.
Oooo how's about: 207 946 0347?
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Old 24.08.2012, 00:12
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Kids these days wouldn't understand the safety signal of "give three rings when you get there". When I was a kid and I went to a friend's house I had to call home and let the phone ring 3 times so mum knew I'd arrived there okay.
Yeah ..... used to do that when I got back from The Smoke late in the evening and needed picking up from the station. Woe betide anyone who picked up the phone before 3 rings , and cost me 2P.
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Old 24.08.2012, 00:15
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Re: Things today's kids just don't understand/appreciate

Back in the day, we had various WATS lines at school, and I was very good at guessing the codes!

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Oooo how's about: 207 946 0347?
When people at US supermarkets ask my phone number, the answer is always (212) 555-1212

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Old 24.08.2012, 00:20
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Just checked, she has no clue!

(perhaps she thinks it's to charge the batteries?)

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Sure not. You have to explain it to her as being part of a MUSEUM PIECE in your possession ! As it clearly is above 100 years old, it already IS a museum-piece !
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Old 24.08.2012, 00:24
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Sure not. You have to explain it to her as being part of a MUSEUM PIECE in your possession ! As it clearly is above 100 years old, it already IS a museum-piece !
Her bed is from the late 1600's, so she gets that!

Wardrobe is modern, only 200 yeas old!

(gotta put the crap from my MIL's somewhere)

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P.S. One piece seems to be suffering from woodworm, so this will be fun!
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Back in the day, we had various WATS lines at school, and I was very good at guessing the codes!

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In my school-times, there was ONE phone in the school-building, reserved for the teachers
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Always said as o one eight double one eight o five five
I give up. What is it?
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Old 24.08.2012, 00:31
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Re: Things today's kids just don't understand/appreciate

Or, when your TV or Stereo (if that) is on the blink, bringing all the tubes (valves for the Brits) to the corner shop to be checked!

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Her bed is from the late 1600's, so she gets that!

Wardrobe is modern, only 200 yeas old!

(gotta put the crap from my MIL's somewhere)

Tom
Does she ? Possibly not. My brother and me for years slept, when on holidays to GrandMum in Schaffhausen in a room with two youngish people pictures-wise on the wall. I only learnt much later that they were not a couple but sister and brother and had died before age 50 of the same sort of cancer both my brother and me got .... a really tragic coincidence ! Nobody dared to speak about what was into the 50ies/60ies a terminal disease ! But what was/is wrong ? They of course would survive NOW, but had no chance in their times.

So, simply try to explain those things in the historical context.
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Old 24.08.2012, 00:45
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Does she ? Possibly not.
She's 19, she LOVES that all her IKEA crap has been replaced by stuff 2-400 years old!

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Re: Things today's kids just don't understand/appreciate

Late at night, fire up the Murphy, wait, wait, wait, wait until the glow of the valves tells you that the wireless is at operating temperatures, then tune into Short wave, past the 49 meter band and dial and dial and fine tune until you get the Lincolnshire poacher, or just after sundown, cherry ripe.
Best if you had a few friends over on a summers evening listening to the numbers, convinced that the KGB was gonna come in the black limo's.


There was also a german version of the poacher.
Totally creeeeeeepy.
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Re: Things today's kids just don't understand/appreciate

Just started thinking after listening to the poacher..
..That is another thing that kids these days (thank the gods) will not get and understand.
The fact that we were all going to die, we were convinced that our lives would end in a flash.
Totally and utterly convinced.
Fifteen minutes from the first siren to oblivion.
Stop them at the Fulda gap, the dirty commie swine, out to rape the woman and kill us all.
But we cold war kids were tough and like the Balrog the commies were not gonna pass...
Strange how in less then a generation the loathing and hate and prejudge, suspicion, ignorance and fear simply evaporated and the world moved on.


Moved on to i-pods and MTV.
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Yeah ..... used to do that when I got back from The Smoke late in the evening and needed picking up from the station. Woe betide anyone who picked up the phone before 3 rings , and cost me 2P.
Were you on BT Cellnet?
My best friend used to have one of these badboys, which used to calculate love matches just by typing in both the birthdays! I wonder if 11-12 year olds are into that when they're not facebooking.
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Re: Things today's kids just don't understand/appreciate

I don't get this discussion. I had to live with tapes as a kid - the audio quality was bad and the entire car had to listen to the same one... and daddy did not appreciate the same tapes I did.

Same for my Amiga - i loved it and kept one of them for... well, not sure since most floppies don't work anymore anyway. kind of an emotional thing. But I do not see why kids would need to "appreciate" the Amiga and that I had to exchange disks every few minutes into the role play game as memory was too expensive back then.

Same for VHS tapes - who really misses them?

On the contrary can kids come up with equally many things we don't appreciate. Started for me somewhen in the 90s when I did not appreciate Tamagochis, later Pokemon and God knows what they are looking or playing today.
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I give up. What is it?

The answer is here!

http://wikibin.org/articles/01-811-8055.html
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