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A question for geezer guys born in the 40s and 50s.

1. Did you belong to the YMCA?
2. Did you learn to swim there?
3. Were you required to swim naked?

I did, I did, and I was.

It seems there was a 'concern' about germs back then.
Germs AND soap particles that could be brought in in bathing suits.
I have read that water purification/filters were fairly primitive.
All were required to shower before entering the pool.

The 'Y' pool in Birmingham, Alabama had a tile surround.
We liked to get a running start ("NO RUNNING ALLOWED!)" and slide damn near the length of the room on our naked slick butts.

Was this policy weird?

A Righteous Rant:

I quit driving last June. Macular degeneration. Just couldn't see well enough to drive and wasn't safe.
'Danger to myself and others.'

What the hell, I'm almost 80 and don't mind being chauffeured by my lovely wife.
She's an excellent driver, but she does make me sit in the front passenger seat with her instead of giving her direction and instruction from the back seat.

Last week it dawned on me that I should take myself off of our automobile policy to save some money. If I'm no longer insured I shouldn't be paying premiums to insure me, right?
No, as it turns out, wrong.

I have USAA insurance. I got it when I was a brad new USAF 2nd Lt. I've had USAA on cars, boats, and house for 58 years.

When I told them to take me off the policy, I asked how much money that would save.
Answer: "It will actually cost you three dollars a month MORE" because I will no longer get some discount that I had been getting as a former member of the military.
It's wrong, and it's crazy.

I've just cut their liability in half.
Only one person, with an excellent driving record , will be driving our now only car.
I'm pissed.

Tribute to cast iron pans.

Great article.


Sec. State John Merrill should resign NOW.

The woman he's been having an affair with tells all.


Got my first covid shot yesterday.

Had to wait 3 weeks after I finished radiation therapy (prostate cancer). Needed time to build my immune system back up.

Get the next one on our 52nd wedding anniversary, April 12.

Zero side effects from the injection.

When you reach a 'certain age'...

"Because I don't want to" becomes a perfectly valid reason.

We're trying a new vector on chicken 'n dumplings.

Partly inspired by a Cajun c C 'n D recipe from the late Paul Prudhomme.
Dredge the chicken in an herb mixture and pan fry.
Cool and pick.
Make a roux and that's the base for the liquid.

Instead of his dumplings we're using gyoza, pot sticker dumplings.
I'll letcha know...

The term "three cornered pants" mean nothing to anyone under the age of 50.

Is "self-deleted by author" redundant?

I mean, if it's 'self-deleted' doesn't it just stand to reason that the author deleted it?

Also, I'm always consumed by curiosity.
What was the post?
Why did you delete it?
We need answers.

Repug senators are counting on the ignorance of voters.

They keep harping on 'impeaching a president who is out of office'.
They know many (most?) Americans think impeachment is what the senate is doing now.
They don't understand that impeachment is just bringing charges.
They don't understand that he was president when he was impeached.

IMHO the constitution is quite clear on this , but it escapes many.
That's what the enablers are counting on.
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