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@retiredtraveler wrote:

From my (long departed) Mom:

 

"You look like the Wreck of the Hesperus".........


That's a new one for me. In our neck of the woods it went -

 

"you look like the hind end of hard times"

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Revisiting some of the posts here I remembered something my mom used to say to me when I guess I was being a bit prissy, she used to say "okay miss fancy pants".

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@retiredtraveler  My laugh for this morning, thank you. I myself have used this term many times.

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From my (long departed) Mom:

 

"You look like the Wreck of the Hesperus".........


"...Why is everyone a victim? Take personal responsibility for your life..."
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@nyadrn wrote:

@MaVolta wrote:

Yes, I remember them well! Sometimes the neighbor ladies would get to chatting a little to long, and if someone really needed to make a call, they had to interrupt and ask for the line! 


Yes. Or stay on the line and listen in ; )

 

 


Yes, I'm sure that happened too!

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Does anyone today even know what a  "party line" was?  No not a line from a song  LOL

but a shared telephone line.  

 

How about paying cash?   OK  that was a joke : )

 

 


Yes, I remember them well! Sometimes the neighbor ladies would get to chatting a little to long, and if someone really needed to make a call, they had to interrupt and ask for the line! 


Yes. Or stay on the line and listen in ; )

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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@nyadrn wrote:

Does anyone today even know what a  "party line" was?  No not a line from a song  LOL

but a shared telephone line.  

 

How about paying cash?   OK  that was a joke : )

 

 


Yes, I remember them well! Sometimes the neighbor ladies would get to chatting a little to long, and if someone really needed to make a call, they had to interrupt and ask for the line! 

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Does anyone today even know what a  "party line" was?  No not a line from a song  LOL

but a shared telephone line.  

 

How about paying cash?   OK  that was a joke : )

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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If you went very fast in your car, you might be "going like 60's" or even "like a bat out of hell!". Sooner or later, you'd have to stop at the filling station .....

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"I'll be seeing you along the way" M. Owens

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