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8 minutes ago, Margaret Pilgrim said:

 

Yup.   Still wet behind the ears.

 

Not when you are in a virtual classroom with grad students who do not "get" references to JFK, MLK, RFK, etc.  Or who do not know what a s'more is in reality as opposed to a coffee house or cereal flavor.

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11 minutes ago, heidih said:

 

Not when you are in a virtual classroom with grad students who do not "get" references to JFK, MLK, RFK, etc.  Or who do not know what a s'more is in reality as opposed to a coffee house or cereal flavor.

 

Reminds me of when  Mr. Kim was working a job many years ago with a bunch of kids (fast food manager - 2nd job when Jessica was a baby and we were POOR).  He mentioned Paul McCartney and some bright lad said, "Oh, yeah.  He used to be with Wings, didn't he?".  

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19 minutes ago, Kim Shook said:

Reminds me of when  Mr. Kim was working a job many years ago with a bunch of kids (fast food manager - 2nd job when Jessica was a baby and we were POOR).  He mentioned Paul McCartney and some bright lad said, "Oh, yeah.  He used to be with Wings, didn't he?".  

 

Perhaps heading off topic, but I'll never forget my daughter coming back from school and saying she had learned a new nursery rhyme.

"We all live in a Yellow Submarine!"

She assumed it was ancient. You know those ancient submarines, right?

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13 minutes ago, liuzhou said:

 

Perhaps heading off topic, but I'll never forget my daughter coming back from school and saying she had learned a new nursery rhyme.

"We all live in a Yellow Submarine!"

 

And the winner is.....Liuzhou's daughter!  

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1 hour ago, heidih said:

 

 Or who do not know what a s'more is in reality as opposed to a coffee house or cereal flavor.

 

I'm a tail-end Boomer, and to the best of my recollection I'd never seen nor heard of them until sometime this century.

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1 hour ago, chromedome said:

I'm a tail-end Boomer, and to the best of my recollection I'd never seen nor heard of them until sometime this century.

You didn't miss much.    You have to be away from home and pining for sweets before they seem like a good idea.    Messy, to boot.

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1 minute ago, Margaret Pilgrim said:

You didn't miss much.    You have to be away from home and pining for sweets before they seem like a good idea.    Messy, to boot.

It is all about the process and the company. Part of every Hallmark romance movie ;)

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21 hours ago, scubadoo97 said:


same age as my wife 

Babies. All of you. Try 1943. 

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3 minutes ago, Anna N said:

Babies. All of you. Try 1943. 

 

In am dealing with dad 1922.  Still telling me what to do.... And till scoping out the ladies despite married....

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4 hours ago, liuzhou said:

 

Perhaps heading off topic, but I'll never forget my daughter coming back from school and saying she had learned a new nursery rhyme.

"We all live in a Yellow Submarine!"

She assumed it was ancient. You know those ancient submarines, right?

 

Child C graduated from high school in 2007. Some time while she was in high school, she told me she wanted a CD. Oh? I said. Whose? 

 

"Do you know a singer named Bob Seger? You know his song Night Moves?"

 

Uh. Yeah, kid.

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2 hours ago, Margaret Pilgrim said:

You didn't miss much.    You have to be away from home and pining for sweets before they seem like a good idea.    Messy, to boot.

 

Well, à chacun son goût. I think the s'more is one of the great inventions of the 20th century.

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On 8/28/2020 at 2:51 PM, Margaret Pilgrim said:

You didn't miss much.    You have to be away from home and pining for sweets before they seem like a good idea.    Messy, to boot.

Yeah, really not my idea of a good time as desserts go.

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5 minutes ago, Margaret Pilgrim said:

Riiiight.  I also hated camp!

I didn't mind it, as such, but I regarded summer as an opportunity to maximize my reading time and camp definitely interfered with that noble pursuit. :P

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"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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11 minutes ago, Margaret Pilgrim said:

Riiiight.  I also hated camp!

My summers were spent at camp.  In fact, I was the only kid I knew whose parents sent their child away for the entire summer, year after year.  I think there might be a message there.  And then I became a CIT and then I became a counsellor and waterfront.  In fact, I was a canoeing instructor.  And just to prove it's all true, here's a photo of Ed, my husband of 60 years now, visiting me when I was a counsellor up at the YWCA camp.  And yes the food at camp was always pretty awful.  
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1 hour ago, Darienne said:

My summers were spent at camp.  In fact, I was the only kid I knew whose parents sent their child away for the entire summer, year after year.  I think there might be a message there.  And then I became a CIT and then I became a counsellor and waterfront.  In fact, I was a canoeing instructor.  And just to prove it's all true, here's a photo of Ed, my husband of 60 years now, visiting me when I was a counsellor up at the YWCA camp.  And yes the food at camp was always pretty awful.  
511521236_EdDarienneatDavern1958.thumb.jpg.6566519c76c40fe56e4e87ad27477fda.jpg


You guys are so cute!

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