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    Posted 5 years ago

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    I am a middle child of 8, there has always been a joke "how old is Val?" And, because I am older than 50 I've carried this question on to boyfriends, doctors, getting a senior discount at the movies, etc. I really don't know how old I am. I really tell my doctor that, and I really had a boyfriend for 4 years who thought I was 5 years younger than him.....

    I watched Portlandia on Netflix the other night. Fred had this same problem. His girlfriend didn't know and his mom wouldn't say, and his doctor kept saying "it's just math - you were born in .....". But they never said it! Just like my life - thank you!

    My mom used to yell out "well you were born when we got the big RCA must have been 1959 because the shakers were a bonus." recently she gave me the RCA S&P shakers, maybe because she didn't really remember how old I was? Thanks Mom! What is age anyway, just a number right?

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    1. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Thanks Thomas for loving the RCA dogs!
    2. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      I don't know the RCA history - thank you! You can still find these S&P shakers out there and this particular set means a lot to me.
    3. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Cute shakers and love your story Val!!!!
    4. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Thanks Judy - it's good to be the middle kid because my siblings said "what, you got the RCA salt and pepper shakers???" ha ha! I snuck in and got a lot of good family pictures and other hoo haw.
    5. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Haha Val ....good for you!!!
    6. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Sneaking in is what a middle child does best!
    7. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Thank you Thomas, Fort, Bobby, Caper, Judy, Karen!!!
    8. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      So sweet :)
    9. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Thank you my friend Elisabeth! It was a huge old TV and Wallendar was decades away.
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      A child of the Fifties !!!
    11. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Really sweet! Plus lots of childhood memories to share with them :-)

      I can see you're still the little ever young Mary!

    12. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Thanks Kevin - same age as Barbie but haven't aged as well.

      Thanks Kyra - oh, yes, young-at-heart-Mary trapped in a middle aged un-Barbie like body. LOL
    13. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Thank you Oro! they are cute and thanks everyone else for loves!
    14. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 5 years ago
      Very nice condition there Val.
      Depends on how well you can see them in the morning? :0)
      It's what's on the inside that counts in human years anyway!! And you are looking very good. :)
    15. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Thanks OneGoodFind! Your comments made me feel good, yes the inside counts most.
    16. Dragonflypearl Dragonflypearl, 5 years ago
      Nipper !!!! This totally reminded me of the beginning of the Cyndi Lauper "Time after Time" video . She's holding a big Nipper. I'm a fan.
    17. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Thank you Dragon! She is holding the Nipper in that video. :-)
    18. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      These 2 cuties are gems just like you ! How wonderful they are and will give you joy the rest of your life !~
    19. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Mary I "loved" your doggie shakers earlier but didn't get around to reading your description which to me is just hysterical, I know so well how the family can mess with your age, for example, I'm born a couple wks before the end of the year, so I'm always made a full year older by everyone. My maternal grandma had two birth certificates in both the US and Italy, one made her a full year older. Yes, age really is just a number!
    20. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      Hi Jenni - That's not fair that your family automatically thinks you're older. LOL I think (BUT, I cannot confirm) that my big 60 is next year....yet I think I turned 56 Oct. 27, LOL. I didn't buy a present because I'm planning a road trip next week and expect to find a few treasures. XOXO.

      Phil - thank you for your comment .....geez, it was 6 months ago? LOL
    21. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      We'll just keep confusing everyone about our ages, works for me! :) Have a fantastic road trip Mary, enjoy yourself
    22. Cisum Cisum, 3 months ago
      "Nipper" Rests In Peace In Camden, New Jersey On The Grounds Of The Old RCA Record Plant.

    23. valentino97 valentino97, 3 months ago
      Thanks T for the Nipper info. He was such a great mascot, glad that he was buried with honors.

      Thanks friends for your loves over the years.

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