Thursday, November 29, 2012

taking fragments from the dusty attic

"Hi my name is Bill and it’s been 2 weeks since my last FF post."

Actually I missed two Fridays this month. Keep your FF post habit alive by visiting Mrs. 4444’s blog.


Mommy's Idea

Isn’t everyone’s attic dusty? These fragments come from the attic of my mind but don’t worry the dust will not get through the internet.

My fragments are following a theme today. The older you get the more likely the theme of old age creeps into your day.






At what age should one stop hip-shaking on the dance floor?




Learned that Power Rangers celebrated their 20th anniversary. That makes me feel old. This news came via the Macy’s day parade telecast. I wonder how long that tradition has left. I was annoyed with the scripting used by announcers. It was a live parade and you would think the coverage would not need to be scripted.




Lisleman’s lame half-baked aging theory We notice certain ages more because the numbers are speed limits (40, 55, 60, 65).


We recently shopped a craft show.  My wife commented about all the Buicks in the parking lot. Funny how certain cars are associated with old people. We don’t own a Buick and never will. Do you think this will happen to the Toyota brand someday? Oh maybe it has already.


That old feeling comes when you discuss a newspaper article about baby boomersBoomers are having problems giving family heirlooms to their children because this next generation is not interested in heirlooms. One of the predictions from the article: 
“Over the next 15 years, Hall said, the estate sale market will be flooded with silver flatware, china and heavy, dark furniture that will quickly depreciate in value.” 
Do you think Ikea furniture will ever be handed down? Just think a hand-me-down that requires some assembly.

+^+Season Greetings simple divider+^+

Seniors can make the best commercials.  Remember the famous "where's the beef" ad?  I consider this one just as funny.

43 comments:

Lilly said...

He he love this post today Bill.

And I am pinching the green postcard to share around. So true that discussions about age creep into our posts more and more. Because the effects of aging preoccupy us eventually.

I so agree regarding family heirlooms. This next generation is markedly different to what previous generations have been. I feel sorry for them. They have a whole lot of mess to clean up and they are going to have to live with a whole lot of old people and help support them. We will be the heirlooms they would rather do without.

And a Christmas hamper is just a gift basked of products from the store. what do you call it there - gift basket I am guessing.

Lisa said...

Enjoyed your Friday! The other day, when I was reversing the car, my son said, I didn't realise you are an old lady Mom. I guess that was from me telling him I was 28 for many years when he was little.

jnoragon said...

It's our stuff they don't like. Our mother's stuff that we got rid of. Priceless.

lisleman said...

Thanks for remembering to answer my question. Yes we do have gift baskets but typically they are fruit or other edible things. I sure hope the disregard for heirlooms never extends to the people. I pinched the green postcard myself so feel free to share. These type of one-liner cards are shared so much I believe it is the company's marketing plan.

lisleman said...

funny - your son is still brutally honest. Have you told him that women quickly reach an age that stays constant. thanks for sharing.

lisleman said...

So the good stuff is gone then? Maybe they don't think anything is priceless.

W. C. Camp said...

Oddly my attic is not dusty but since my wife makes me live in it that is probably
a good thing. Great FF - lots of fragment diversity! W.C.C.

Karen and Gerard said...

That running cartoon sounds like me! I can't imagine running even close to a mile!

Tami said...

Power Rangers are 20? Wow, I feel really old right now! I can remember searching and searching for the power ranger sword for my oldest son's christmas present. He is 23, so that was a long time ago.

Keetha Broyles said...


The disqus commenting form didn't even come up - - - this is the regular blogger one.

I LOVE the "I wasn't finished" one AND I can't even run for 2 minutes.

Wayne said...

I love the running one. So true. Have missed FF. Glad to see you back, I need my Friday laughs.

tettelestai said...

Oh, thank you for the laugh this morning, I needed it!!! That commercial did indeed crack me up!!! I may not have the age, but recovering from a broken wrist makes me feel old and incapacitated.


I have heard that new hips are wonderful, so I guess hip shaking goes with the age of the hip?? And I will be hitting those heirloom sales!!! I happen to love those sorts of things, having so few from my own poor ancestry. All our Ikea furniture has died during the multiple army moves, not really great quality IMHO.

lisleman said...

Tough love, I guess. thanks

lisleman said...

I feel your pain. I'm not a runner. Never was never will be. I do enjoy walking and even hiking a little.

lisleman said...

Hope I didn't ruin your day. Fads are strange but I guess that one has some lasting power.

lisleman said...

thanks - the running one fits me for sure.

lisleman said...

I'm proud to state that I've never set foot inside an Ikea store. The day may come because there is one not far from here.
Here's something we probably will never hear -- "Come hip shake with me baby. I just got a replacement."
thanks - hope your wrist is twisting soon.

Bee said...

Awesome commercial. I was too old to play with Power Rangers when they came out and now they're 20???Yikes!

treinke said...

I know one person who owns a Buick...my boss and that was all he would buy. Guess you can get set in your ways. I doubt that Hondas will ever be seen as the "old person" car.

lisleman said...

We all measure our age in different ways. Glad you liked the clip.

unknownmami said...

I don't have an attic. I have upstairs neighbors. Do you think they are dusty?

lisleman said...

Ha Ha - Those dusty neighbors. Maybe you could use this logic and start calling them Dusty. thanks for the laugh

lisleman said...

If people get set in their ways about Hondas then it would happen right?
Car companies will always be making some new design just to attract younger buyers.
thanks

Kathy said...

Thanks for the Friday laughs...I agree with the running one....only time I run is if someone with an ax is chasing me! Love the tea and Gin...too funny!

lisleman said...

It's been a long time since I was chased by an ax murder. I try to avoid them. I'm glad to share a laugh. thanks

Laurie Matherne said...

Hmmm. Maybe we need a 12 step program for bloggers who don't write their weekly frags.

Secret Agent Woman said...

Dancing knows no age - who cares if you embarrass the kids?


(I ran 4 miles today, farther than I thought I was going to make it!)

Mrs4444 said...

"These fragments come from the attic of my mind but don’t worry the dust will not get through the internet." Thank goodness; i was worried about a big plume of dust bothering Kendall's allergies, but that made me smile :)

i thought of the Where's the Beef? commercial right when I read that fragment :) And who can forget "I've fallen, and I can't get up!"?

I am definitely feeling my age this week--I was trying to muscle-open a jar of garlic when I heard and felt a "pop" in my fingertip; I've been wearing a finger brace ever since.



Glad you linked up :) Have a great weekend.

lisleman said...

Yes but dancing does not require hip shaking.

Single Mom in the South said...

The out-of-sync lip-syncing gets me every year!

lisleman said...

Yes that was my thinking for the intro but it probably would be going overboard.

lisleman said...

Ouch - hope your finger is feeling better.
There have been some great ads but so many are so annoying.
Have a great weekend

lisleman said...

You are probably one the persons that can spot it easier than others.

Mrs4444 said...

Thanks. It's better but will need more healing time. At least it wasn't a super important finger....

lisleman said...

wow I never thought of ranking my fingers.

savannah said...

i love the commercial! i forgot everything else, but i do like gin, sugar! xoxoxox

lisleman said...

Hmm gin and forget - related?
thanks for stopping by

Mrs4444 said...

Come on...You know what "the" finger is; that one's pretty important for driving, and of course the thumb isn't a finger so doesn't count. A teacher has to have a pointer finger for shaking at kids, and how could I drink my tea without a pinky? That leaves the ring finger, and although mine holds an important object, that object could easily be on any finger, so that's the least-important finger.

lisleman said...

IMHO - this explanation is worthy of a post. I would have thought pinky but of course would have never thought about it in the first place. thanks

Mrs4444 said...

Sounds right up your alley, Bill. Go ahead.haha :)

lisleman said...

Ok but I thought you would since it was your explanation. Oh and your finger.

QandleQueen said...

Hi, my name is QandleQueen and I've missed several Friday Fragments this year. Do we get cookies at this support group? Power Rangers 20 years old???? ugh. I'm pretty sure there are action figures in a box somewhere in my basement - and no, they won't be worth anything because of their worn condition.

lisleman said...

we all support you QandleQueen. Cookies? I was thinking more like beer or maybe the gin that lady in the clip is having. Yeah maybe those Power Rangers figures lost all their action. I guess they don't hold up like a perky Barbie. thanks

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