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How old are you. Your response is private.

Less than 18 Years Old
18 to 25 Years Old
25 to 35 Years Old
35 to 45 Years Old
45 to 55 Years Old
55 to 65 Years Old
65 to 75 Years Old
Over 75 Years Old

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Offline gwwilk

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« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2019, 08:42:19 AM »
Another consideration regarding the dearth of youngsters here is how interests change as we age.  For instance, I didn't become interested in owning a PWS until I was in my fifties.  Wailing and gnashing of teeth because we don't see the youngest generation coming aboard here might be misspent energy.  Give them some more years, maybe lots of them in many cases.
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« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2019, 09:18:41 AM »
I guess I should go buy some liquid Geritol. It appears most of the readers here know what Geritol is, but under 50, not likely. And, what popular TV shows did Geritol sponsor?

The original Geritol was taken off the market because of the high iron content.  Too much isn't always a good thing.  Maybe that's what kept Lawrence Welk kicking as long as he did. Geritol is still sold, but it's more of a generic vitamin supplement.

Lawrence Welk is the correct TV show. I did not remember it was taken off the market for the iron content. But, I thought that is what the product was addressing—“iron poor blood”!

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« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2019, 03:41:00 PM »
$4,500 invested in the S&P 500 in 1970 would be worth an inflation adjusted $79,167.15 today. What is that house worth today?

At least $125,000 maybe more with the market the way it is right now here.

I am a little surprised at the lack of younger people. I was very interested in all thing science related at that age (18 - 25). We had a barometer and an indoor/outdoor thermometer. The first time I saw a weather station for sale I wanted one. 


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« Reply #28 on: March 06, 2019, 03:30:31 PM »
Wow am surprised  at the older folk ( I'm 59) thats great. I also post frequently on other weather sites, that are much more geared to the observational  side of weather, model discussion  etc. Those  sites have a much younger participation it seems.
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« Reply #29 on: March 06, 2019, 07:00:44 PM »
Wow am surprised  at the older folk ( I'm 59) thats great. I also post frequently on other weather sites, that are much more geared to the observational  side of weather, model discussion  etc. Those  sites have a much younger participation it seems.
We don't need those models and stuff when we can tell exactly what the weather is going to do by the way our joints ache.

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Re: POLL: Tell us how old you are. - Totally anonymous
« Reply #30 on: May 30, 2019, 03:14:37 AM »
Interesting that just 16% of people that have responded to the poll are 45 and under, and that out of the 81 people who have answered the poll, none have been between 18 and 25.

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« Reply #31 on: May 30, 2019, 04:56:11 AM »
I AM surprised to bee in the minority (low end) at 53. Pleasant diversion.

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« Reply #32 on: October 07, 2019, 12:52:11 AM »
Interesting. Should be repeated yearly or two-yearly.
This forum seems to be mainly American. Maybe stratify to continent?
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« Reply #33 on: October 07, 2019, 08:53:15 AM »
I guess I should go buy some liquid Geritol. It appears most of the readers here know what Geritol is, but under 50, not likely. And, what popular TV shows did Geritol sponsor?

The original Geritol was taken off the market because of the high iron content.  Too much isn't always a good thing.  Maybe that's what kept Lawrence Welk kicking as long as he did. Geritol is still sold, but it's more of a generic vitamin supplement.

Lawrence Welk is the correct TV show. I did not remember it was taken off the market for the iron content. But, I thought that is what the product was addressing—“iron poor blood”!

https://youtu.be/FYDl9PFX3Yc
It also had a high alcohol content,   it was the easier for Gramps to snag a few extra  drinks under the guise of having Iron Poor Blood.    Yup the booze is gone.   I use gummi vitamins.  the only candy I get.   Probably explains a lot about my personality and I thought it was those 30 years of teaching juniors and seniors...:)
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« Reply #34 on: October 07, 2019, 09:25:57 PM »
The largest group seems to coincide with the Baby Boom generation which includes me.

We were the first to grow up with electronics. How many of us kids had a big box with a small black and white TV screen in their living room? How the TV Repairman could come and replace a little glass tube and make everything wonderful again; Amazing! How many of us had a little transistor radio in bed with them at night after bedtime to listen to the ballgame or top 40 stations?

We were the ones who first experienced the cool things electronics and technology could do so maybe we were more inclined to experiment with and use it.

Experimenting with and using the technology made us more curious about science and the world in general.

So when cool weather technology for home use came along we couldn't resist. Then we found ways to combine it with computers. (how many of us had a Commodore 64?)

I try to relate to my kids and grand kids what an exciting time this was to come of age.

Wouldn't trade it for any other generation.

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« Reply #35 on: October 08, 2019, 10:12:34 AM »
You may be on to something. Electronics was new, not just there when we were growing up. It sparked interest I'm sure.
We always used the local 7-Eleven vacuum tube tester when the TV went out because the TV repairman was so busy it would take weeks.
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« Reply #36 on: October 08, 2019, 01:12:56 PM »
Tons (literally) of military surplus receivers, transmitters, and other gear fueled ham radio

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« Reply #37 on: October 08, 2019, 05:56:33 PM »
Wow! The tester at the Five-n-Dime. Now that brings back memories.

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« Reply #38 on: October 10, 2019, 08:02:32 PM »
Speaking of the Five-n-Dime how many of us old guys still carry change. When going out do you grab any to put in your pocket or have you all converted to plastic? Personally I still carry some, actually I grab 84 cents before going out; two quarters, two dimes, two nickels and four pennies. Young cashiers think I'm nuts when I offer to give them a nickel or some pennies to round out the bill.
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« Reply #39 on: October 10, 2019, 08:28:25 PM »
how many of us old guys still carry change.
Change? You mean that metal stuff? I rarely carry bills anymore, forget change.

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« Reply #40 on: October 10, 2019, 08:45:15 PM »
Change? Bills? Plastic? I try to pay for everything with my phone now.  :lol:

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« Reply #41 on: October 11, 2019, 03:44:28 AM »
Maybe a Toonie in case a card scanner does not work at Timmies but especially since we don't use pennies for exchange anymore there is way less change in the jar. I have an emergency 50 in my passport wallet, that's it normally.