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What do you do for a Social Life?
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WallSal55    Posted 06-05-2002 at 12:24:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know some of you square dance. Around here, folks don't seem to neighbor too much like the old days, so it is a challenge here. In our "young" days, we used to go to various restaurants
of all varieties, rated them, and kept a little
notebook of all our favorite places we used to go.
Wonderful memories of our first eight years together. Sometimes we have more fun going to the old movie theatres they have remodeled where admission is two or three dollars. The new cinemas turn the heat down in winter, less leg room, drenched popcorn, and charge $8. Like to
hear what the rest of you do.


Deb and ray    Posted 06-06-2002 at 12:24:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
ray and i go to the country for our entertainment, we feed the fish in our ponds , and we take my mother in law "72" to the casino now and then, we go out to eat . we take our little 20 month old grandson out and play with him, we take drives thru the country, we go to the coast of miss. to gamble, we are each others best friends, we are busy bodies all the time together. my mother in law says "nthing better happen to ol' raymond "or they will have to burie ol' debora right along with him! life is great. deb and ray.


Greg AZ    Posted 06-06-2002 at 08:39:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We have a retirement home on the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. The locals down there have a game called the TURON races. The term TURON is a combination of the words "tourist" and "moron". Although I have not personally had the privelege of participating in TURON races, my friend has, and it goes like this....The Lake by our place is loaded with sand bars. Local custom is that if you find a sand bar, you put a little surveyor's stake there, warning other boaters of the presence of a sand bar, and the possiblility of their boat becoming stuck on same. During TURON season, as many as fifty people gather at the bar in the marina. There is a large chalkboard there with names and boat numbers under the names, such as "Jim-A145Z. Local youth with jet skis, comb the lake for surveyor's stakes and remove them. Then the TURON's fire up their large boats and open the throttle, oblivious of any sand bars. There are as many as 25 or 30 names and numbers on the board, with each participant putting a dollar in the pot for the winner. Whichever boat hits the sand bar first, the person with that boat number wins the pot. Naturally, there are a half dozen youth on jet skis and in boats that will offer to pull the hapless boat and operator off the sand bar for a small fee!! This game originated when it was discovered, that after the state had posted signs warning of sand bars, that people still ignored the signs and got in trouble all the same. Something to do when you've got nothing to do. All the best.......Greg


Jim (Mi)    Posted 06-06-2002 at 04:36:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Me and wife usually try to get over to canada and hit the casino at least once a week. I usually spend my weekend mornings and late evenings fishing or hunting. I play hockey during the week at least one day. In the winter me and my wife are usually on a dart league. I usually race a few dirt bike tracks a year. And we enjoy camping a lot.


Mark Hendershot    Posted 06-05-2002 at 21:21:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
One time a long time ago (19+ years) The wife and I spent one night in a Motel on our Honeymoon. Other then that not much, we spend our time at home. When we get bored with the place someday we might go some where. Were easy keepers and entertain our selves. Mark H.


kraig WY    Posted 06-05-2002 at 17:19:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We square dance about two - three times a week. Then Church doings. Wife's Church Ladies group are all the time feeding shutins and such. Also seems like everybody likes my wife's cooking cause seems she feeds the whole valley. We switch out ranch work so someones around here or we're at someones else place. Spend a lot of time drinking coffee and eating wife's cookies on the back porch with neighbors. Try napping sometimes but that just makes the phone ring. And I'm retired????


Clem    Posted 06-05-2002 at 15:17:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well I guess it depends on what you mean by "social life." Around here going to church probably heads the list. And following closely would be attending auction sales. Third would going over to the sale barns and watching the sale at a different town every day. And of course my personal favorite-- going to the Depot Cafe for a chicken fried steak. Yup, that's a real social experience. You sit there long enough and every body will come in. All the world's problems are usually solved, fortunes made and lost and you can really find out what's happening in the county like what's land selling for, who's running off with who's wife and and other good stuff like that. Then, there's the dance over to the VFW on friday night. Last but not lest, we got two really hot gun and knife bars.


Larry    Posted 06-05-2002 at 15:13:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Seems like I'm doing it right now. :{)


Terry-N-Mo.....Social life,whats that????    Posted 06-05-2002 at 14:51:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well if i ever get caught up on all my yard work we have a 5th wheel camper and we like to go camping and we have a small 17 foot Bayliner boat that we take to Mark Twain lake and go riding and pull each other on the tube.

Later,Terry


Ludwig    Posted 06-05-2002 at 13:32:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well lesse, this year we've:
Gone to: camp, snowsledding, to a
snowmobile show, the movies a bunch of
times, out to eat at least once every two
weeks, to a New Years party, to a Super Bowl
party.
We've cooked some great food together,
driven alot of miles in my pickup truck, bought
snowmobiles, baked, managed my wife's
massage therapy business, run the tractor,
worked on the tractor, worked on the
snowsleds, trapped mice, played a bunch of
cribbage, gone to the carnival in Caribou.
Last year we went to the BIG model train show
in Springfield, the year before that we did the
"Eastern States Exposition" That was the year
we went to Barbados for New Years.
We've driven up to Vermont to see Arlo Guthrie
in concert.
Almost every month we go up to Maine and try
out luck (skill) in the various shooting
matches.

We're still newlyweds I guess (8 months) so
we keep pretty busy together. In the 5 years
I've known her my wife has never been one to
turn down anything I might want to try, so it
seems to me that I should be the same way.


F14    Posted 06-05-2002 at 13:15:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
According to my wife, I'm an old poop. Don't care for going out.

The local Bed & Breakfast (summers only) has a "concert barn" and gets quite a variety of acts in, from classical string quartets to jazz to a'capella choirs, you name it. Every now and again, one of them will catch my fancy and we'll go.

Other than that, I try to catch at least one tractor show a year, and make a visit to the local podunk country fair in September (Labor Day weekend). In fact, they're having an Antique Tractor Show and Pull this year, I can kill two birds with one stone...


Grove r    Posted 06-05-2002 at 18:03:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Shouldn't even reply..... don't do nothin', oh yeah, took the wife over to the store for supper one nite, had a chocolate bar and a bottle of pop.......what a hoot! had to come home early, wife started to get out of hand.......have a gooder, R.E.L.


Fenwick Morton    Posted 06-06-2002 at 10:31:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It was probably that bottle of pop that caused her to get outta hand. Some of them female girls can't tolerate the stuff.


Algenon Snodgrass    Posted 06-07-2002 at 03:39:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's tha fizz in tha stuff, makes plum wild'n uninhabatated..


Greg VT    Posted 06-05-2002 at 13:55:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
My wife is just the same. I felt it was quite an accomplishment to have passed the entire Memorial day weekend without making it past the mailbox.
If I do make it past the mailbox it's to go fishing, hunting, camping (as long as there is hunting or fishing involved),or snowmobiling. Sometimes we'll drive down to the big city to see a good band if one happens by. Every once in a while I'll find myself in the real big city of Montreal watching a hockey game or taking in the sights. Probably my favorite way to socialize is around the bonfire with our redneck friends jamming on the guitars and harmonicas and having a few Canadien beers. C'est bon. Oui?


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