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Topic: That's a Lot of Candlepower
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That's a Lot of Candlepower

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Posted: Oct 20, 2017 7:56 PM
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If I can make it to Nov. 25th, the day we play South Carolina, I'll celebrate No. 96. One of my Grandsons said, "Papa Joe, we're going to need a blow torch to light all of those candles" Well, that got me thinking, something I rarely do anymore. How many candles have I lit during all these years? I forgot long ago the formula for calculating the cumulative total of a set of consecutive numbers. But, I did remember a little trick some smart mathematician made a long time ago. For the cumulative total for 1 through 100, here is the trick. Add the high and low numbers in descending numbers from 100 and ascending numbers from 1. Example" 100 + 1 = 101, 99 + 2 = 101, 98 +3 = 101, etc. Thus 50 X 101 = 5050. It's simple for me since I'm approaching 100. From 5050 I subtract 100, 99, 98 and 97 and bingo, that means I will have blown out 4,656 candles. No wonder I'm pooped !!! And there is still one thing I do with gusto, lick the icing on the bottom of the candle when it's removed from the cake. Us old geezers are still good for something, we keep the birthday candle makers in business.


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Posted: Oct 20, 2017 7:59 PM
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You'll make it Joe21...into triple digits ya go!
Then we can start talking about you in terms of cumulative centuries ??

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Love your stories and insights, Joe. My father would have

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Posted: Oct 20, 2017 8:07 PM
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been 95 this year, passed away in 06. WWII Vet, stationed in England, just outside London at a supply depot in a town called Ashchurch. Every time I read one of your posts I think of him. Thank you for your service - yours truly was The Greatest Generation. And, I have no doubt you will make it to Nov 25th! GO TIGERS!!!

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Thought you were going to talk about some anti aircraft searchlights***

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Posted: Oct 20, 2017 8:16 PM
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Nm

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There's something in these hills.


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Posted: Oct 20, 2017 8:31 PM
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POTD


You'll make it to a hundred, brother, so you can see 8

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Posted: Oct 20, 2017 8:31 PM
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in a row!


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Posted: Oct 20, 2017 9:57 PM
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Joe21, I am a young 71 and was fortunate Enough to marry into a Clemson Family 49 year ago yesterday. My Father-in-Law will be 96 on November 5th. He graduated in 1943 and is still a hard core Tiger. I know it would be strange but did you know Martin Tiller? No matter, He was a classmate of yours! Keep pulling for your Tigers and I really enjoy your posts. Never forget you are part of the Greatest Generation ever! Go Tigers!

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Did some ole fart mention Light?!

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Posted: Oct 20, 2017 11:09 PM
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Ha..Congrats Joe for being 20 years ahead of me and in much better shape mentally, for sure!

Go TiGERS 1-100...Keep ROCKING!

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To All CLEMSON TiGERS..Sending you Bright Light from the Carolina Coast and hoping you get to witness a huge Orange sunset tonight. Go Tigers!


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Posted: Oct 21, 2017 5:32 PM
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fintiger---I got my first degree from the Univ. of Florida and did not come to Clemson until 1955 so I would not have known or been in a class with Martin Tiller. I was working full time, doing a lot of traveling and working on another degree after coming to Clemson and finally got that second degree in 1963. At one time my handle was Joe63 and a lot of guys thought that was my age. I wanted everyone to think I was much younger so decided to use the year of my birth, thus, Joe21.


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Posted: Oct 21, 2017 6:58 AM
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Love yr posts, Joe! Pls post pics of the cake afire on the 25th. Also, saw that Amazon video has video of actual newsreel footage from several countries taken during the Battle of the Bulge you might be interested in viewing. You may find some video of yourself or someone you knew long ago. Have a Happy B-day and let me know if you recognize anyone in the newsreel footage.+1

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That's alright Joe,..

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Posted: Oct 21, 2017 9:05 AM
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We on Tigernet have hired Godzilla to personally light your candles. That's the good part. Unfortunately the bad part is, it's Godzilla, you might not make 97.PS Happy Birthday early!!!!!!


God bless you, brother Joe.

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Posted: Oct 21, 2017 9:50 PM
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I wish for you to have as many more birthdays as you want and want many.

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