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  • rhawrela rhawrela Oct 26, 2004 5:34 PM Flag

    For Retirees - OT

    If you are still part of the 'Rat Race', hit Back. This post is "OT" and only for 'Retirees' who are sittin back and enjoying the good life.

    Want a nostalgia trip? Want to have your spirits lifted to the same level you enjoyed in your youth?

    Buy a copy of Anne Murray's new CD called "I'll be seeing you". Crack open your favorite bottle of wine, two glasses. Grab your sweetie and listen, or better still, dance belly-to-belly, and enjoy the most wonderful music.

    Just thought I'd pass on this info to give Dow Retirees some enjoyment. This board has been pretty dismal lately ... sigh ...

    Rhaw

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    • How many engineers do you know that aren't?

      c'76

    • Hey Bear ... can you please refer me to the post where you were elected representative of all the participants on this board? I must have missed it.

      Since you are obviously a newcomer to this board, you've missed the too-many-to-count posts by these same individuals offering their financial insights and advice. Perhaps you should start at post #1 and get caught up. Then you can be deeemed qualified to "participate".

      To all you drooling old men who like to compare notes on oldie music and recall faded memories ... rock on!!!

      Cats

    • You sound very anal retentive... Please confirm!

    • Assbreath,
      Your infantile approach to this issue is not welcomed or appreciated by the participants on this board. How old are you anyway?
      This is a financial forum for Dow. It is not a forum for drooling old men to compare notes on oldie music and attempt to recall faded memories. There are other more appropriate forums for that type of discussion.
      So keep this forum as a FINANCIAL discussion and I will be happy to participate.
      Next question, please.

    • <If you old timers want to discuss music from the last century, take it OFFLINE!
      This is a DOW financial board, treat it as such.
      Thank you. >

      Amen, brother and/or sister! We need to reserve this board for strictly Dow related stuff like pejorative exchanges about the two hideous major party candidates, Yo Mama jokes, scatological comments about regurgitation, and quasi-erudite bloviation about market behavior best described by random walk models.

      Yogi, it has been suggested several times in the past that anyone expecting to learn anything of real value about Dow financial activities on this board is, at best, naive.

      The musical standards of the past century can be soothing. Listen to some of them and see if it doesn't make you more tolerant of us old timers. If you are lucky, you will become an old timer too.

      xfofww

    • If you old timers want to discuss music from the last century, take it OFFLINE!
      This is a DOW financial board, treat it as such.
      Thank you.

    • tnr,

      Followed your instruct again ... same 404 problem. No sweat, must be Windows screw-up.

      Seems like I've hit a pleasant cord with Hoagy fans (c'76). So as not to trivialize my meeting with him, let me give you more details. It helps to define Hoagy a bit more closely.

      My UBC hockey team had just been trounced 15-3 at Colorado Springs by a star-studded Cdn import team. Since this was the last game of a disastrous series, we decided to drown our sorrows at the Broadmore Hotel bar where Hoagy was being featured. Hoagy sat at a Grand Piano with about six seats on the perimeter. I was one of the lucky ones on the edge. He immediately struck up a conversation with us and asked us all about our trip. In between comments, he plunked away at the keys playing this and that. At one point he asked us if any of us had a request. My future wife and I had Stardust as a favorite song and I piped up immediately and asked for it. He smiled, and said, 'I'm glad you asked'. For the next two minutes we were in heaven.

      Following his first stint, he came and sat with us and we talked for 30 minutes enjoying many stories about his past. When it came time for his next brace, he dedicated many songs to his newly found Cdn friends. Truly memorable.

      Rhaw

    • <This post is "OT" and only for 'Retirees' who are sittin back and enjoying the good life.>

      My neighbor is a Dow Retiree. Voluntarily retired in 1995 with 34 (33.9) years service.
      Him and the missus are enjoying every minute of their time. Very low profile toward Dow and will avoid stories about the past and not even ask questions about current conditions etc. His only regret is not retiring sooner. Yes, they are definitely enjoying the good life.

    • tnr,

      Followed your instruct again ... same 404 problem. No sweat, must be Windows screw-up.

      Seems like I've hit a pleasant cord with Hoagy fans (c'76). So as not to trivialize my meeting with him, let me give you more details. It helps to define Hoagy a bit more closely.

      My UBC hockey team had just been trounced 15-3 at Colorado Springs by a star-studded Cdn import team. We decided to drown our sorrows at the Broadmore Hotel bar where Hoagy was being featured. The bar was dark and we had him all to ourselves. Hoagy sat at a Grand Piano with about six seats on the perimeter. I was one of the lucky ones on the edge. He immediately struck up a conversation with us and asked us all about our trip. In between comments, he plunked away at the keys playing this and that. At one point he asked us if any of us had a request. My future wife and I had Stardust as a favorite song and I piped up immediately and asked for it. He smiled, and said, 'I'm glad you asked'. For the next two minutes we were in heaven.

      Following his first stint, he came and sat with us and we talked for 30 minutes enjoying many stories about his past. When it came time for his next brace, he dedicated many songs to his newly found Cdn friends. Truly memorable.

      Rhaw

    • "La Vie en Rose," - Louis Armstrong
      "Stardust," - Willie Nelson, or Duke Ellington
      "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square," - Ellis Marsalis
      "Tenderly," - Oscar Peterson
      "A Case of You," Diana Krall
      "Romance in F Minor, Op. 11" - Antonin Dvorak
      "What the World Needs Now," - Jackie Deshannon
      "You Don't Know Me," - Mickey Gillie

 
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