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  • 10-27-2011, 06:12 PM
    Jet-Daytona
    Quote Originally Posted by Icy View Post
    Too bad it's a load of crap at the end. People 60+ voted 47% to 51% for McCain, hardly a difference.

    People 45-59 voted 49% to 49% for Obama and McCain, NO DIFFERENCE AT ALL (Baby Boomers). You guys are just as responsible as the young. This guy states he raised his children. But he must of done a really bad job at passing values and belifs to them as 68% of the youth voted for Obama.
  • 10-27-2011, 03:37 PM
    hkunz
    Quote Originally Posted by Boss460 View Post
    Oh I've hand cranked one before because my grandfather collected Ts, but they stopped coming from the factory around 1920. I was just saying someone that actually went a bought a hand cranked vehicle from a dealership isn't a baby boomer or a war baby. Not sure what the generation or 2 before that was called.
    I think I'm considered a boomer, my folks were pre-Depression, my grandfathers were turn-of-the-century, my great grandfathers were pioneers. Our kids are called brats

    He didn't buy the car new, I think it was in the barn. It may have been his father's or grandfather's. We just fixed it up, from pouring Babbitt for the bearings to studying how bacon rinds could be used in a pinch for main bearings.

    I also remember destroying some beautiful cars: a Buick Straight 8, a Desoto Firedome, a 55 Chevy post, all barn finds, all "just old cars". Mostly I took them apart to see how they were assembled, never put them back together. We didn't have ziplocks, so all the bolts got lost in the snow, then the snowplow ran over the inner fenders, stuff like that.
  • 10-27-2011, 03:14 PM
    Icy
    Too bad it's a load of crap at the end. People 60+ voted 47% to 51% for McCain, hardly a difference.

    People 45-59 voted 49% to 49% for Obama and McCain, NO DIFFERENCE AT ALL (Baby Boomers). You guys are just as responsible as the young. This guy states he raised his children. But he must of done a really bad job at passing values and belifs to them as 68% of the youth voted for Obama.
  • 10-27-2011, 02:13 PM
    Boss460
    Quote Originally Posted by hkunz View Post
    Talk for yourself city slicker. My buddy had a Model T driver. My arm got whacked many a time cranking that thing over. It always started eventually, though.
    Oh I've hand cranked one before because my grandfather collected Ts, but they stopped coming from the factory around 1920. I was just saying someone that actually went a bought a hand cranked vehicle from a dealership isn't a baby boomer or a war baby. Not sure what the generation or 2 before that was called.
  • 10-27-2011, 02:05 PM
    hkunz
    Quote Originally Posted by Boss460 View Post
    That's waaaaaaay past baby boomer or even war baby generations. Nice read though.
    Talk for yourself city slicker. My buddy had a Model T driver. My arm got whacked many a time cranking that thing over. It always started eventually, though.
  • 10-27-2011, 12:20 PM
    Boss460
    Quote Originally Posted by hkunz View Post
    A few even remember when cars were started with a crank. Yes, we lived those days.
    That's waaaaaaay past baby boomer or even war baby generations. Nice read though.
  • 10-27-2011, 12:06 PM
    Schiada 201
    Beautiful, I remember all those things you mentioned, I am proud to be grey or white haired, you hit everything on the head I hope it will read and thought out, again beautiful.
  • 10-27-2011, 11:31 AM
    hkunz

    Grey-Haired Brigade

    May be a repost, but so true.


    They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers, and in some cases dinosaurs. Some of us are "Baby Boomers" getting ready to retire. Others have been retired for some time. We walk a little slower these days and our eyes and hearing are not what they once were.

    We have worked hard, raised our children, worshiped our God and grown old together. Yes, we are the ones some refer to as being over the hill, and that is probably true. But before writing us off completely, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration.


    In school we studied English, history, math, and science which enabled us to lead America into the technological age. Most of us remember what outhouses were, many of us with firsthand experience. We remember the days of telephone party-lines, 25 cent gasoline, and milk and ice being delivered to our homes. For those of you who don't know what an icebox is, today they are electric and referred to as refrigerators. A few even remember when cars were started with a crank. Yes, we lived those days.



    We are probably considered old fashioned and out-dated by many. But there are a few things you need to remember before completely writing us off. We won World War II, fought in Korea and Viet Nam. We can quote The Pledge of Allegiance, and know where to place our hand while doing so. We wore the uniform of our country with pride and lost many friends on the battlefield. We didn't fight for the Socialist States of America , we fought for the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave." We wore different uniforms but carried the same flag. We know the words to the Star Spangled Banner, America , and America the Beautiful by heart, and you may even see some tears running down our cheeks as we sing. We have lived what many of you have only read about in history books and we feel no obligation to apologize to anyone for America..


    Yes, we are old and slow these days but rest assured, we have at least one good fight left in us. We have loved this country, fought for it, and died for it, and now we are going to save it. It is our country and nobody is going to take it away from us. We took oaths to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that is an oath we plan to keep. There are those who want to destroy this land we love but, like our founders, there is no way we are going to remain silent.

    It was the young people of this nation who elected Obama and the Democratic Congress.

    You fell for the "Hope and Change" which in reality was nothing but "Hype and Lies." You were sucked into the liberal crap the press & media spin. You have tasted socialism and seen evil face to face, and have found you don't like it after all. You make a lot of noise, but most are all too interested in their careers or "Climbing the Social Ladder" to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting. Many of those who fell for the "Great Lie" in 2008 are now having buyer's remorse. With all the education we gave you, you didn't have sense enough to see through the lies and instead drank the 'Kool-Aid.' Now you're paying the price and complaining about it. No jobs, lost mortgages, higher taxes, and less freedom. This is what you voted for and this is what you got. We entrusted you with the Torch of Liberty and you traded it for a paycheck and a fancy house.

    Well, don't worry youngsters, the Grey Haired Brigade is here, and in 2012 we are going to take back our nation. We may drive a little slower than you would like but we get where we're going, and in 2012 we're going to the polls by the millions. This land does not belong to the man in the White House nor to the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. It belongs to "We the People" and "We the People" plan to reclaim our land and our freedom. We hope this time you will do a better job of preserving it and passing it along to our grandchildren. So the next time you have the chance to say the Pledge of Allegiance, Stand up, put your hand over your heart, honor our country, and thank God for the old geezers of the "Grey-Haired Brigade."

    ~Author, Anon .
    Grey-Haired Brigade Member

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