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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.'
"No, Billy, I don't play the horn anymore. I just like to take it out every once and again so's to give an old friend a great big tallywhack on the head!"
'That's Grandpa's main data processing system.'
"What did you do in the war Grandad?"
'What did you do in the war grandad?'
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"The Wise Men brought gifts: ginseng, St John's and ginkgo biloba"
"Granddad was the very first person ever to say 'Oh, wow!' "
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"It was a cold moonless night and my heart was pounding as I leapt from the train. The soldiers with, their dogs searched for me, frequently coming within yards of my position. I'll never forget how I deserted from fort dix."
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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."
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.'
'When I was your age I was forty years old.'
'When I was your age, I was just as old as you are.'
"Mum, I think Grandad's run out of batteries."
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Grandad's Invisible Friend has Farted Again
'What do you expect, Methusela? Of course you're going to have senior moments.'
'It's uncanny, he's his grandad's double.'
"Grandad...you're rubbish at hide and seek!"
'Now, why did I come up here?'