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Old 02-18-2013, 10:56 PM   #301
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Why did they not tell us muzzle blast is forever? My left ear (the one closer to the muzzle) isn't worth a damn and they tell me a hearing aid will only amplify the tinnitus and garbling.

I'm 75, got arthritis pretty much head to toe. Lungs are shot--quit smoking 21 years ago after 40 years of two and half to three packs a day, and it was too late. Knees and basal thumb joints are gone, and the knuckles on both hands make my paws look like heads of pink cauliflower. Can't hunt anymore, and magnum recoil in a handgun is out of the question.

But you know, life isn't half bad if I take it a day at a time. I can still handle my J-frame carry gun, cook damn fine meals, learn something new every day, enjoy a few old and close friends, appreciate beauty in nature (and women), walk my fine little rescue dog, and relish the fact that I've been an observer of the most complex and interesting three quarters of a century in history.

In some countries the wisdom of age is treasured. That's not a prominent feature of American society. But we old guys know that our wisdom is deep and hard-earned and valuable. Now if the little bastards would just listen...

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But you know, life isn't half bad if I take it a day at a time. I can still handle my J-frame carry gun, cook damn fine meals, learn something new every day, enjoy a few old and close friends, appreciate beauty in nature (and women), walk my fine little rescue dog, and relish the fact that I've been an observer of the most complex and interesting three quarters of a century in history.

In some countries the wisdom of age is treasured. That's not a prominent feature of American society. But we old guys know that our wisdom is deep and hard-earned and valuable. Now if the little bastards would just listen...
Best post I've read today! If everyone had your outlook the world would be a much better place.
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You're too kind, sdiver. It's just what works for me. But thanks for the generous words.

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Why did they not tell us muzzle blast is forever? My left ear (the one closer to the muzzle) isn't worth a damn and they tell me a hearing aid will only amplify the tinnitus and garbling.

I'm 75, got arthritis pretty much head to toe. Lungs are shot--quit smoking 21 years ago after 40 years of two and half to three packs a day, and it was too late. Knees and basal thumb joints are gone, and the knuckles on both hands make my paws look like heads of pink cauliflower. Can't hunt anymore, and magnum recoil in a handgun is out of the question.

But you know, life isn't half bad if I take it a day at a time. I can still handle my J-frame carry gun, cook damn fine meals, learn something new every day, enjoy a few old and close friends, appreciate beauty in nature (and women), walk my fine little rescue dog, and relish the fact that I've been an observer of the most complex and interesting three quarters of a century in history.

In some countries the wisdom of age is treasured. That's not a prominent feature of American society. But we old guys know that our wisdom is deep and hard-earned and valuable. Now if the little bastards would just listen...
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Best post I've read today! If everyone had your outlook the world would be a much better place.
I hope I can have that attitude in 15-20 years when I get that "experienced"!
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As shouldazagged stated , Hmmm..? .........ah........?Where am I ?.........? Who are yue ?..............Whatever ,...........Hmmm..?...............?


Getting Old Sucks......!

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Just saying,my eyes seem to be getting better with age.....it's either that or the skills have gotten way sharper?
My sight has gotten better with age. I no longer have to wear glasses to see far but I now need reading glasses. I'll take the trade off.
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My sigh has gotten better with age. I no longer have to wear glasses to see far but I now need reading glasses. I'll take the trade off.
I'd take that trade in a heartbeat. I'm still about 20-400 near sighted (without glasses and eyes rested). But it's correctable to better than 20-20.

I got checked for Lasik by the best laser guy in the Tulsa area. He said that according to the normal guidelines I just barely would qualify. But I'm borderline in about 4 different areas. Those areas are related to each other in ways that makes it VERY risky for me to try it. Risky enough that he was not willing to try it. So, looks like my reliance on corrective lenses will continue.

Sigh... Guess I get to practice that a while longer as well... Maybe my "sigh" will get better with age too...
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Old age sucks, just as soon as you retire, taxes and food prices go up. Along with gas and what ever the gubment can throw at you....... Then comes the repair on the house that you have been living in and paying taxes on, an the property tax. Now your old and your state and federal gubment tells you that your better off dead...Now i say Its time to fight till the finis........Hells comin to pay you arse holes in congress a visit, and it ain't going to be purty......Nature will have its way........

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Old age sucks, just as soon as you retire, taxes and food prices go up. Along with gas and what ever the gubment can throw at you....... Then comes the repair on the house that you have been living in and paying taxes on, an the property tax. Now your old and your state and federal gubment tells you that your better off dead...Now i say Its time to fight till the finis........Hells comin to pay you arse holes in congress a visit, and it ain't going to be purty......Nature will have its way........
I bought this farm in 1971 upon returning from the Corps - - - annual payment of $12,275.00 and $625.00 in property Taxes

Now it’s paid for and the property taxes are $10,400.00 a year - - - That is $200.00 per week over and above all other taxes I have to pay!

We should continue on this path till we are all broke!!!!
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I bought this farm in 1971 upon returning from the Corps - - - annual payment of $12,275.00 and $625.00 in property Taxes

Now it’s paid for and the property taxes are $10,400.00 a year - - - That is $200.00 per week over and above all other taxes I have to pay!

We should continue on this path till we are all broke!!!!
I hate it when I tell people that we own our 20 acres free and clear. They always say "You're rich! I wish I was rich like you!"

They have never tried to buy groceries with land.
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