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    Re: You know you're getting old when ...

    Quote Originally Posted by BernieCarbo View Post
    The biggest technological development of that time was the advent of the Bessemer furnace, which allowed the commercial production of steel. Before that, steel was a very expensive commodity, but once it became cheap and easy to produce, it became possible to make things like railroad rails and bridges, which made much more of north America accessible. Once we had the transcontinental railroad in place and bridges across the major rivers, there was no stopping development.
    So, true. There are 1000's of inventions that changed lives during this time. That it took a forest full of trees every day to make enough coal in order to get a furnace hot enough to make steel before other fuel alternatives could be developed for the production of steel was a major effect on the communites and the environment.

    You and I have began our relationship discussing trees and wood. To have witnessed the uses and changes of the technologies involved in wood products from 1650 to 1800 would have been a real joy for me.

    (I worked at Oregon Steel Mills when I was 18,...did grinding and cutting and general labor. Not there long enough to do much more, but my Step-father (married to Mom for 29 years) was an electricion there for 22 years and my Mom was head of Workman's Comp for them for 30 years.) They were a specialty steel company known for the extremely high quality of their steel.
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    Re: You know you're getting old when ...

    The current age range of the 1990 Reds is between 50 (Rosario Rodriguez) and 70 (Ken Griffey Sr).
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    Re: You know you're getting old when ...

    Reality aside, I still tend to feel like I'm not that much older than most professional athletes. But recently I discovered that I'm 10 years older than Derrick Henry's MOM.

    Oh man.
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    Re: You know you're getting old when ...

    Quote Originally Posted by RichRed View Post
    Reality aside, I still tend to feel like I'm not that much older than most professional athletes. But recently I discovered that I'm 10 years older than Derrick Henry's MOM.

    Oh man.
    ...when your signature is a quote from Air Supply.
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    Re: You know you're getting old when ...

    when at a party with friends they stopped listening to youth songs

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    Re: You know you're getting old when ...

    When you realize today is the 40th anniversary of John Lennon’s murder and you remember where you were when you heard about it.
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    Re: You know you're getting old when ...

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia View Post
    When you realize today is the 40th anniversary of John Lennon’s murder and you remember where you were when you heard about it.
    I couldn't care less at the time. I was way too busy. Oddly, I was in Indianapolis, Indiana about a week removed when we had just had 10 straight days of temperatures of below zero that began about a week before Thanksgiving and ended about a week after Thanksgiving. Windchills reached 56-below on the worst day. You could not walk outside with exposed skin for more than a few blocks. Anyway, I was a little more concerned that Russia had just moved Tanks along the entire border of the Iron Curtain in order to test the new Presidential transition, something our enemies have always done. It never made it to the news as news was different back then, controlled in a different way, but as a Public Affairs Specialist in the Military, this was information I was privy to. All the public knows is that the threat was handled and nobody needed to know about it. That was 40 years ago today, while the rest of the U.S. public was distracted by the basically meaningless death of John Lennon.
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    Re: You know you're getting old when ...

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia View Post
    When you realize today is the 40th anniversary of John Lennon’s murder and you remember where you were when you heard about it.
    I was watching MNF when Howard Cosell broke the news. Hard to believe its been 40 years.
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    Re: You know you're getting old when ...

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    I was watching MNF when Howard Cosell broke the news. Hard to believe its been 40 years.
    I was at McGuffey’s House of Draft in Dayton at a foosball tournament and the game was up on their big TV screen. The bar pretty well went quiet when Howard broke the news. One of those moments where, in my late 20’s, where death started to become more real.

    An era in Roy’s life where all I cared about was hanging out, playing foosball, throwing darts, playing arcade video games, drinking copious amounts of draft beer, and chasing women.
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    Re: You know you're getting old when ...

    A few years back my youngest son and I were down at my sisters. My son saw her record player and a stack of albums... "Dad, what are these?" I explained it to him, showed him how it works, and he sat on the floor for the next hour listening to records going "This is so cool! Why did they do away with these?" He was really entralled with album cover artwork.

    Because of the snap, crackle, and pop! LOL

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    Then there are kids like mine who prefer vinyl. I had a way back moment in his room listening to Over the Hills and Far Away because it was a sound I'd not heard since maybe 1980 and it was really different and somehow comforting compared to a digital recording. A friend who knows way more about audio explained to me that for all the scratchiness there may be, what I was hearing via analog vinyl was basically the same thing I would have heard in the studio while they were recording the tracks. He said a good ear will notice the missing sound, which I take to mean there are bits that are omitted in the digital mastering process.

    But I'm not as old as GAC, retired man of leisure.
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    Re: You know you're getting old when ...

    Quote Originally Posted by SunDeck View Post
    Then there are kids like mine who prefer vinyl. I had a way back moment in his room listening to Over the Hills and Far Away because it was a sound I'd not heard since maybe 1980 and it was really different and somehow comforting compared to a digital recording. A friend who knows way more about audio explained to me that for all the scratchiness there may be, what I was hearing via analog vinyl was basically the same thing I would have heard in the studio while they were recording the tracks. He said a good ear will notice the missing sound, which I take to mean there are bits that are omitted in the digital mastering process.

    But I'm not as old as GAC, retired man of leisure.
    I'm Over The Hills and Far Away LOL

    Look at video games (systems) now, compared to 40+ years ago when they were first starting to come on the scene. Too complicated and involved for me. I liked when it was simple (lol) ....

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    Re: You know you're getting old when ...

    I think I got officially old when I started to prefer to wear khakis over jeans.
    When I see the 2016 Reds, I see a 100 loss team and no direction.

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    Re: You know you're getting old when ...

    I'm in my mid-60s. Thank God I made it to retirement! There's a verse in the Bible that, IMO, perfectly defines our useless struggle with getting old ..... "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak". If you define "spirit" as being hyper-active, ignoring age, and not knowing, or refusing to accept, your growing physical limitations, which I refer to as the "Undiscovered Country" - then that's me.

    It's that "little child inside the man" that's the problem. He doesn't age.
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