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'You know, back when I was a kid, all we needed to have fun was an old tin can... that and a really low standard for what was fun.'
'Well this is awkward.'
Snapping a wishbone.
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'I'm afraid your lifestyle has caught up with my body.'
Sorry the dementia statistics are not ready, they keep losing count.'
Darling, I wish you'd stop the self defense classes, now you've got Alzheimer's.
Next, I remember looking down at my body, and my kids fighting over the will.
'That's Grandpa's main data processing system.'
'Grandpa's at that wonderful age when he can't remember if he already gave me my allowance.'
'Grandpa's been working out!!'
"What did you do in the war Grandad?"
'Well, this is awkward.'
'What did you do in the war grandad?'
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"The Wise Men brought gifts: ginseng, St John's and ginkgo biloba"
"Is it true, Grandpa? When you were a kid, were WMDs really called 'nukes'?"
"Granddad was the very first person ever to say 'Oh, wow!' "
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"Don't bother complaining about anything to granddad...he'll just say 'these are the best days of your life!!!'"
'Excellent! There's no mention of a ban on Grandparents smacking children..' (children fighting in background).
Grandpa was proud of the effect his signature stolen nose trick was having on the young crowd. It wasn't until later that anyone explained to him how Dylan had lost his real nose in a horrible sledging accident.
"When I was your age, I was fifteen."
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'You kids think that's rough? Putting 20 stamps on 20 envelopes? When I was a kid we had to lick the stamps to get them to stick!'
"I see Grandad's dropped off again."
'Honey, please don't ask Grandaddy about the war.'
With Grandpa it was often a game of hide and sleep.
'That was a good ruse your grandad came up with putting it about we are nocturnal, we never get bothered 9-5.'