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1Back to top Go down   Granddads Through the Years Empty Granddads Through the Years on Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:30 pm

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1950s Gramps

"When I was a lad I walked barefoot backwards uphill five miles through three feet of snow to get to my one room schoolhouse, and liked it!"

2000s Gramps

"When I was a lad I had to get up off the couch and wade through 6" of shag carpet to change the channel on the TV!"


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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

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You know you are getting old when your back goes out more than you do!


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I was in Budapest with my son, about 8 years ago, a nice young one stood up on the tram and offered me her seat. Boy did I feel old after that. And I'm still not a grandad!!!.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 105,200 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 36,188  miles
    

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Songs on Grandpa's iPod

"You're So Varicose Vein" by Carly Simon 
"How Can You Mend A Broken Hip?" by the BeeGees 
"I Can't See Clearly Now" by Johnny Nash 
"These Boots Give Me Arthritis" by Nancy Sinatra 
"Once, Twice, Three Trips to the Bathroom" by the Commodores 
"I Get By with a Little Help from Depends" by the Beatles
"Talking' Bout My Medication" by the Who 
"Bald Thing" by the Troggs
"You Can't Always Pee When You Want" by the Rolling Stones 
"I Heard It through the Grape Nuts" by Marvin Gaye


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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

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@Two Wheels Better wrote:1950s Gramps

"When I was a lad I walked barefoot backwards uphill five miles through three feet of snow to get to my one room schoolhouse, and liked it!"

2000s Gramps

"When I was a lad I had to get up off the couch and wade through 6" of shag carpet to change the channel on the TV!"
The sign of a truely underprivilaged kid, had no remote for the tele.

Ha thats nuthin I used to walk 7 miles uphill bothways.


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

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You don't even have to be a granddad (even though I am). Even before my daughter had my grandkids, she referred to my childhood when I had a pet dinosaur!
  Crying or Very sad

Bill


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1985 K100RT  VIN 0028991  My original Very Happy   (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
1993 K75S  VIN 0213045  Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

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1985 K100RT  VIN 0028991  My original Very Happy   (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
1993 K75S  VIN 0213045  Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

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@RicK G wrote:The sign of a truely underprivilaged kid, had no remote for the tele.

Ha thats nuthin I used to walk 7 miles uphill bothways.
Our first family TV in the 60s had a remote - on a long cord!

Bill


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1985 K100RT  VIN 0028991  My original Very Happy   (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
1993 K75S  VIN 0213045  Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

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We didn't get a tele back in Tassie 'til '68. We got it so Dad could watch the Olympics, in black & white, of course. Me, or one of my three brothers were the remote! No worries.


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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

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I remember seeing my Father in Law call one of the younger kids in from the front yard to change the channel on the TV. He had plenty of dogs so never did his own barking.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

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You have no need to worry about old age.... it won't last long!


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1987 K100RT vin 0094685 colour, orange peel, sorry, pearl..GONE
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Cheers

P.S.: this man On the link, is 90 years old and lives in my Town, Jochen "The Voice" Luck Herkules
He is realy fast on his bike and still is doing off-road races :-)
http://www.winni-scheibe.com/ta_portraits/luck3.htm


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@Ringfad wrote:You know you are getting old when your back goes out more than you do!

You know you're getting old when you look forward to the week to live off the weekend.


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You know you're getting old when your kids stop telling you to grow up!!!


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 105,200 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 36,188  miles
    

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@RicK G wrote:I remember seeing my Father in Law call one of the younger kids in from the front yard to change the channel on the TV. He had plenty of dogs so never did his own barking.
Talking of barking yourself..
I knew a Rhodesian Pom prospector who had a camp south west of Marble Bar. His dog died, so Max would get out in his jocks and bark at the tourists when they came into his camp. They didnt seem to stay long.

    

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When I was  a lad I used to listen to Don Bradman on a fading whistling radio. Cricket from Australia. TV what was that.

Getting old is in the mind.
                                             Ajays.

                                               Still riding at 87 albeit an MP3 Trike..!!


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@Ajays wrote:When I was  a lad I used to listen to Don Bradman on a fading whistling radio. Cricket from Australia. TV, what was that?
Getting old is in the mind.
Ajays.
Still riding at 87 albeit an MP3 Trike..!!
I just knew we could drag you onto the forum with a teaser! You are a shining example of living life large because of motorbikes. Good to hear from you, as always, Ajays!

Cheers, oh, and by the way, Happy Christmas!


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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

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@indian036 wrote:You don't even have to be a granddad (even though I am). Even before my daughter had my grandkids, she referred to my childhood when I had a pet dinosaur!
  Crying or Very sad

Bill
When we were kids my brother went through a curiosity phase about Mum's childhood. All questions started : "in the olden days when you were a girl..." Laughing . she got a great kick out of it.


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"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

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You know, I started this nonsense off because at just 55 years of age I find myself being slightly more forgetful, (stuff like, where are my glasses? On top of my head!) with a few more aches of a morning, can still put in a full-plus day doing anything I like, but not able to stay with the 30 year olds I work with quite like I used to, open more and more to new experiences, further travel, respecting of lifestyles and cultures, and, to top it all off, am de facto granddad to a wonderful 3 year old named Charlie for the past three years. She teaches me something new whenever I spend time with her; helps me realise why we're here.

Cheers to granddads (and G-mums) everywhere!


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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

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# Two Wheels Better, nice written!

If you are 36, or older, you might think this is hilarious!

When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were. When they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning.... Uphill... Barefoot... BOTH ways...yadda, yadda, yadda 

And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way in hell I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on my kids about how hard I had it and how easy they've got it!  



But now that I'm over the ripe old age of forty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today. They've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, They live in a virtual Utopia! And I hate to say it, but the kids today, don't know how good they 've got it!

1) I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have the Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalog!!  

2) There was no email!! We had to actually write somebody a letter - with a pen! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox, and it would take like a week to get there! Stamps were 10 cents!

3) Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission to kick our behinds! Nowhere was safe!

4) There were no MP3's or Napsters or iTunes! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the record store and shoplift it yourself!

5) Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio, and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up! There were no CD players! We had tape decks in our car. We'd play our favorite tape and "eject" it when finished, and then the tape would come undone rendering it useless. Cause, hey, that's how we rolled, Baby! Dig?

6) We didn't have fancy stuff like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called, they got a busy signal, that's it!

7) There weren't any cell phones either. If you left the house, you just didn't make a call or receive one. You actually had to be out of touch with your "friends". OH MY GOSH !!! Think of the horror... not being in touch with someone 24/7!!! And then there's TEXTING. Yeah, right. Please!

You kids have no idea how annoying you are.

Cool And we didn't have fancy Caller ID either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your parents, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, the collection agent... you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

9) We didn't have any fancy PlayStation or Xbox video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like 'Space Invaders' and 'Asteroids'. Your screen guy was a little square! You actually had to use your imagination!!! And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen.. Forever! And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!

10) You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your butt and walk over to the TV to change the channel!!! NO REMOTES!!! Oh, no, what's the world coming to?!?!

11) There was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning. Do you hear what I'm saying? We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons!

12) And we didn't have microwaves. If we wanted to heat something up, we had to use the stove! Imagine that!  



13) And our parents told us to stay outside and play... all day long. Oh, no, no electronics to soothe and comfort. And if you came back inside... you were doing chores!  


And car seats - oh, please! Mom threw you in the back seat and you hung on. If you were lucky, you got the "safety arm" across the chest at the last moment if she had to stop suddenly, and if your head hit the dashboard, well that was your fault for calling "shot gun" in the first place!  


See! That's exactly what I'm talking about! the kids today have got it too easy. They're spoiled rotten! You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1970 or any time before!

Regards,
The Over 40 Crowd


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