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When Sgt Pepper came out, I was 11. Seriously.

Hearing a song about being 64 made no sense at all to the 11-year-old me and by a couple of years later I had classified it with Yellow Submarine and Maxwell's Silver Hammer as being a mere joke song.

At the time, my grandfather (b.1899), for whom I was named, was 68. He'd been a fine figure of a man in his day, 6'1" with athletic build, served in WW1 and was a colonial policeman for 40 years, but by 1968 he was a shrivelled-up stick-like man, gaunt and tobacco-stained. Today he would pass easily for a man in his 80s.

At the time, pretty much everyone over 50 looked (and smelled) like that.

 

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3 hours ago, Silvia Bluejay said:

Birthday boy with pressie (under his feet). :)

 

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He doesn't look like a birthday slippers man....Happy Returns etc. I've just had 2 birthdays, 2 days apart.

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Many happy returns!

:drinks:

Let’s hope you’re gigging again before you get to the next one!

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6 minutes ago, Silvia Bluejay said:

Erm, hopefully not both yours? 😱😂

Stranger things have happened. My eldest son just turned 48 two days ago, the twins turned 48 today, and my youngest will turn 48 in two days...
😉

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Happy birthday sir. 

I haven't been to sleep yet so it still counts as "today"  🙂

 

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Oops..late again, Merry Buffday chap, hope the intimate dinner was nice! 

Very thoughtful of Bluejay to buy you a box to stand on, I never knew you were that short!! 😋

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14 hours ago, Happy Jack said:

When Sgt Pepper came out, I was 11. Seriously.

Hearing a song about being 64 made no sense at all to the 11-year-old me and by a couple of years later I had classified it with Yellow Submarine and Maxwell's Silver Hammer as being a mere joke song.

At the time, my grandfather (b.1899), for whom I was named, was 68. He'd been a fine figure of a man in his day, 6'1" with athletic build, served in WW1 and was a colonial policeman for 40 years, but by 1968 he was a shrivelled-up stick-like man, gaunt and tobacco-stained. Today he would pass easily for a man in his 80s.

At the time, pretty much everyone over 50 looked (and smelled) like that.

 

Belated Happy Birthday Jack! Hope you had a good one... 👍☺️🎶🎁🥂

That's exactly it - back in the day, I remember my dad looking 64+ when he was in his early 40s, everyone did then! Mind you, that was 'Man at C&A' for you.. 😂

64 really is like being 40 these days.. 

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Many happy returns for yesterday Jack!

👍🏼

 

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8 hours ago, BassTractor said:

Stranger things have happened. My eldest son just turned 48 two days ago, the twins turned 48 today, and my youngest will turn 48 in two days...
😉

You were a busy boy in 1972 then 😁

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15 minutes ago, Skinnyman said:

You were a busy boy in 1972 then 😁

Oh. Hadn't expected anyone would think that of me. No, of course it was immaculate conception in each case: no girl would ever look at me and my four strings.

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33 minutes ago, BassTractor said:

Oh. Hadn't expected anyone would think that of me. No, of course it was immaculate conception in each case: no girl would ever look at me and my four strings.

I thought it was a trick question. I've been trying to figure it out for the last 9 hours. 😂

And i still haven't sussed it. 🤔

Dave

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34 minutes ago, dmccombe7 said:

I thought it was a trick question. I've been trying to figure it out for the last 9 hours. 😂

And i still haven't sussed it. 🤔

Dave

Well, at least you spent the last nine hours wisely!  😁
Twas just an old joke I remembered when reading Silvia's post. Real life forced me to be monogamous or ... er... zerogamous!

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Chaps, not only did I have a fine birthday but (if you're really unlucky) I might even share with you soem video of the preparation of the Chinese Banquet that occupied a fair proportion of the day. 😉

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