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What Year did The Good Old Days End?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by studio, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. otterhound

    otterhound Poster Extraordinaire

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    February 31 , 1382 at 4:02 PM .
    It's all been downhill since then folks . :lol:
    Fools , the best is yet to come or you are already dead and don't know it .
     
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    1382 was not a leap year. Just sayin'

    Of course to be the 31st it would have to be a leap, leap, leap year. :D
     
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    1939.
     
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    The best to come, may or may not be in the future for millions, perhaps billions of people. They are not fools simply because they will not enjoy their fate. Your premise does not seem valid. But, as my old golfin' buddy was wont to say, "that all sounds good." In a hundred years or so, most everyone alive today, will be dead, some a lot sooner, perhaps this very day. They will neither be fools, nor clever, but simply dead.
     
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    Everytime someone turns 50 and thinks back to when they were 21...
     
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    Not me, man; 20's SUCKED. :lol:
     
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    when I was 21, I was driving the coasts of Europe/nth Africa surfing...... then lobbed into punk London for the winter....

    the best of times....:twisted:
     
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    Politics

    I thought we weren't allowed to discuss politics etc.
    I got remonstrated by the for discussing gun laws and how Australia
    dealt with a mass murder.

    Also the good old years IMHO were pre 90s before grunge ala Kurt Cobain
    and others introduced heavy music. JMHO:mad:
     
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    Ha, I've discussed this with many folks, many a time. Sometimes from "good old days" perspective, sometimes from the "worlds going to heck in a handbasket" standpoint.
    On the Handbasket front, I always say "The world isn't any worse, it's just reported in more detail now". On the good old days, it's clearly subjective to the individual.

    My good old days:
    Good old HS days ended in 1981
    Good old band days ended in 1983
    Good old dating days ended in 1985
    Good old days with my parents ended in 2013
    Good old days of what I thought was my one and only partner ended in 2015 (but ACTUALLY ended in 2009 when she decided I wasn't her one and only).

    Some days it feels as there won't be any good days to look forward to... and then my toddler grandson runs and Jumps into my arms when I walk in his door... and I know good days are still around.
     
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    sounds easy enough but people are saying things like
    "the good old days end when you turn 18"
    wait, that means there are 18 yos talking about
    how awesome life was, back in the day when they were 12
    and their balls had not dropped yet"

    or someone said when the pill was invented-for them women
    gaining freedom meant no more good days. Im not even sure
    what the deal with that is.

    clearly someones good old days are anothers nightmare.

    Merle Haggard talks about his good old days as the 1930s living in the dust bowl. For him he truly believes this was the best period of America.
    Google dust bowl pics and you will see how awesome his good old days
    really were. (hint: they were terrible fro everyone)
    this is very telling. The Hags good old days ended when his dad died
    (when merle was like 10)
    When he looks back at that time-the great depression, dust bowl, dirty thirties-he thinks , "yup-good times!" :eek:



     
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    I know from your perspective it's difficult to understand what Merle was saying, but I think I do and it wasn't because his dad died, that too probably but that's not all of it.

    Having lived a life from both the perspective of a dirt poor child of a share cropper in Alabama, and eventually moving up in life to riding in jets on corporate outings, I can tell you, I was happier as a kid looking up at the clouds on the farm than I ever was riding in a jet looking down on them.

    Perhaps part of that was because I was protected by my family, and wasn't involved in the hunter gathering business. I found the corporate world so disappointing, that I abandoned it. I was fortunate enough to be able to easily adapt to a number of different kinds of means for making a living, and decided I simply wouldn't do anything I didn't want to. It worked out pretty well for me in the end.

    I think Merle was surrounded by people he loved early in life, didn't have much in the way of obligation, more importantly not much was expected of him. He only had one direction to go, up. I don't remember the line exactly, but the momma in the grapes of wrath has a line at the end of the movie (the book had a more tragic ending) that says something along the line, it's not the poverty, or strife, it's the people that make her life. I think that is what Merle was trying to say, it was the people he loved, not the trappings of life.

    Merle is not alone in looking back on that period of time with fondness. Out here in the obscure little community of Weedpatch Ca, at the Sunset school where a portion of the old work camp is, where the Okies lived and worked nearby has been preserved. There is a celebration of those times every year in October. Eventually all of those people will die out, but every year we attend the event to hear their tales. You'd be surprised that most all of those still left say it was the grandest time of their life.
     
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    I don't know exactly when it happened but I'm pretty sure that it had something to do with a tribe of apes that decided it was OK for the biggest monkey to get all of the bananas.
     
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    So I happen to like bananas, what about it?;)
     

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    Good one.:lol:
     
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    I was moved by your loss. I can't imagine it. Keep remembering him and the time you had together. So few of us are grateful for what we have. You helped me to remember what I have that matters. I hope you helped others as well.
     
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    One of my favorite quotes from my dad (who provided several!), was when he said, sometime in the 70s, "Let me tell you, the good old days... sucked."
     
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    I hate to say it but you might be right. I found a few interviews that support
    your theory. One woman was famously photographed by Dorothea Lange
    who documented the plight of dust bowl era peoples. This chick said
    she would pray every night that none of her children starved to death
    during the night. You'd think shed look back at that time with horror
    but she said she cant say that her life now (1980s) is any better than it was then, because she has too many temptations.

    Another guy who was a hobo (jumping trains) during the great depression
    said, "it was a blast!" In one year alone almost 7,000 people died
    while trying to jump a train, or were beat up by Bulls (people hired by trains
    to 'discourage' train hopping). He said at home all there was was misery.
    On a train there was always somewhere to go, and something to eat (cuz the hobo community looked pout for one another (sort of)-

    in other words it was fun. It doesnt matter they were burying their kids in
    ditches cuz they couldnt afford a casket-they look back at that time as
    OMG awesome!
     
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