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 Author: legoman77 View Messages Posted By legoman77
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Watching about the virus all day long and not really going out for over a week
got me thinking about what I have lived through that was traumatic.

My mom being told that my uncle, her son (correct relationship) was killed in
the Korean War. He was not and was alive. (I was around 4 and remember her reactions.)

The U2 shot down over Russia and President Eisenhower taking responsibility.

The Cuban Missile Crises and practicing "Duck and Cover in school."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjQM18JA9s4

The Kennedy assassination when I was in high school.

Being stationed in Germany during the cold war.

Going into Israel during one of their wars with the Arab Countries.

Flying several times (in civilian clothes) into an unnamed country during the
Vietnam War to blow up reconnaissance vehicles with a secret missile systems
that were hit by the enemy and getting into fire-fights.

Going into Israel during one of their wars with the Arab Countries.

Then 9/11, which was really the hardest to understand all the changes that would
come.

And now this Corona virus problem going on now.

It is a strange world we live in and how things affect our lives as we grow old.
When ever I think I have seen everything, something else shatters my complacency.
Makes me wonder what all the young people will see in their life times.

John P
 Author: Sadler_Bricks View Messages Posted By Sadler_Bricks
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Yes life has handed me some ups and downs and i too thaught i seen everything
this one is right up there so be safe people take precautions it will get worse
before it gets better

Sadler_bricks
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In Off Topic, legoman77 writes:
  Watching about the virus all day long and not really going out for over a week
got me thinking about what I have lived through that was traumatic.

My mom being told that my uncle, her son (correct relationship) was killed in
the Korean War. He was not and was alive. (I was around 4 and remember her reactions.)

The U2 shot down over Russia and President Eisenhower taking responsibility.

The Cuban Missile Crises and practicing "Duck and Cover in school."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjQM18JA9s4

The Kennedy assassination when I was in high school.

Being stationed in Germany during the cold war.

Going into Israel during one of their wars with the Arab Countries.

Flying several times (in civilian clothes) into an unnamed country during the
Vietnam War to blow up reconnaissance vehicles with a secret missile systems
that were hit by the enemy and getting into fire-fights.

Going into Israel during one of their wars with the Arab Countries.

Then 9/11, which was really the hardest to understand all the changes that would
come.

And now this Corona virus problem going on now.

It is a strange world we live in and how things affect our lives as we grow old.
When ever I think I have seen everything, something else shatters my complacency.
Makes me wonder what all the young people will see in their life times.

John P


Can't figure this out. How is your mom's son your uncle?
 Author: SylvainLS View Messages Posted By SylvainLS
 Posted: Mar 23, 2020 20:39
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In Off Topic, pitz8008 writes:
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Can't figure this out. How is your mom's son your uncle?

If we keep it legal, I’d say the Korean War soldier married his mother’s second
husband’s sister (his aunt).

(Mother + 1st hurband have a son, the Korean War soldier. Then his mother remarries
and her 2nd husband’s sister marries the KW soldier. No blood relation but still
John’s uncle and brother.

Also works with another order for husbands, you just need that the aunt he marries
isn’t blood-related to him.)

Or… hillbillies and the uncle-dad joke….
 Author: jblock View Messages Posted By jblock
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In Off Topic, SylvainLS writes:
  In Off Topic, pitz8008 writes:
  […]
Can't figure this out. How is your mom's son your uncle?

If we keep it legal, I’d say the Korean War soldier married his mother’s second
husband’s sister (his aunt).

(Mother + 1st hurband have a son, the Korean War soldier. Then his mother remarries
and her 2nd husband’s sister marries the KW soldier. No blood relation but still
John’s uncle and brother.

Also works with another order for husbands, you just need that the aunt he marries
isn’t blood-related to him.)

Or… hillbillies and the uncle-dad joke….

Queue the Ray Stevens song "I'm My Own Grandpa"...
 Author: SylvainLS View Messages Posted By SylvainLS
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  Or… hillbillies and the uncle-dad joke….

Queue the Ray Stevens song "I'm My Own Grandpa"...

Or Robert Heinlein’s short “—All You Zombies—”: being her/his own mom and dad.
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In Off Topic, SylvainLS writes:
  In Off Topic, jblock writes:
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  Or… hillbillies and the uncle-dad joke….

Queue the Ray Stevens song "I'm My Own Grandpa"...

Or Robert Heinlein’s short “—All You Zombies—”: being her/his own mom and dad.


What a fantastic short this was.
 Author: legoman77 View Messages Posted By legoman77
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In Off Topic, pitz8008 writes:
  In Off Topic, legoman77 writes:
  Watching about the virus all day long and not really going out for over a week
got me thinking about what I have lived through that was traumatic.

My mom being told that my uncle, her son (correct relationship) was killed in
the Korean War. He was not and was alive. (I was around 4 and remember her reactions.)

The U2 shot down over Russia and President Eisenhower taking responsibility.

The Cuban Missile Crises and practicing "Duck and Cover in school."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjQM18JA9s4

The Kennedy assassination when I was in high school.

Being stationed in Germany during the cold war.

Going into Israel during one of their wars with the Arab Countries.

Flying several times (in civilian clothes) into an unnamed country during the
Vietnam War to blow up reconnaissance vehicles with a secret missile systems
that were hit by the enemy and getting into fire-fights.

Going into Israel during one of their wars with the Arab Countries.

Then 9/11, which was really the hardest to understand all the changes that would
come.

And now this Corona virus problem going on now.

It is a strange world we live in and how things affect our lives as we grow old.
When ever I think I have seen everything, something else shatters my complacency.
Makes me wonder what all the young people will see in their life times.

John P


Can't figure this out. How is your mom's son your uncle?

I was legally adopted by my grandparents. So my aunts and uncles became my brothers
and sisters legally. My mother became my sister.

John P

And my family were hillbillies. Just a coincidence I guess.
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In Off Topic, legoman77 writes:
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  Can't figure this out. How is your mom's son your uncle?

I was legally adopted by my grandparents. So my aunts and uncles became my brothers
and sisters legally. My mother became my sister.

I have a cousin who was raised by my grandparents. Legally their ward but not
their daughter. So still a niece for my father, uncles and aunt, and a cousin
to me, not an aunt.


  John P

And my family were hillbillies. Just a coincidence I guess.

TBH, sometimes, it seems most Americans are hillbillies to me
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In Off Topic, legoman77 writes:
  Watching about the virus all day long and not really going out for over a week
got me thinking about what I have lived through that was traumatic.

My mom being told that my uncle, her son (correct relationship) was killed in
the Korean War. He was not and was alive. (I was around 4 and remember her reactions.)

The U2 shot down over Russia and President Eisenhower taking responsibility.

The Cuban Missile Crises and practicing "Duck and Cover in school."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjQM18JA9s4

The Kennedy assassination when I was in high school.

Being stationed in Germany during the cold war.

Going into Israel during one of their wars with the Arab Countries.

Flying several times (in civilian clothes) into an unnamed country during the
Vietnam War to blow up reconnaissance vehicles with a secret missile systems
that were hit by the enemy and getting into fire-fights.

Going into Israel during one of their wars with the Arab Countries.

Then 9/11, which was really the hardest to understand all the changes that would
come.

And now this Corona virus problem going on now.

It is a strange world we live in and how things affect our lives as we grow old.
When ever I think I have seen everything, something else shatters my complacency.
Makes me wonder what all the young people will see in their life times.

John P

What happened in 1918 was probably not all that different. The difference is
the exceptional ability for an event happening on the other side of the globe
to be known on this side almost instantly. Had we had the same infectious disease
surveillance back in 1918, it could have played out similarly.

P.S. It appear that you are 6 or 7 years older than I am. Happy birthday !

Nita Rae