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Old 04-15-2013, 05:07 AM   #421
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As we age we lose our friends and spouses. I lost my wife of 32 yrs. on the first of April.
Together we had watched friends and relatives pass on and it finally came our turn to go through it .
Guys and gals, Remember to hug your loved ones every day.
Wow. Tough reminder. Sorry to hear of your loss. Hang in there. Other friends can't replace a spouse, but they can help. Plenty of folks here to talk to if you need.
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Well OK Then,having a Doctor blind my right eye,affected my shooting ability's,and tossed my days of gunsmithing days out the window.

Got heart disease along with lung problems,plus bad arthritis makes Buck Hunting impossible,shrapnel wounds in my right leg makes balancing risky,and I have fallen.

I'll be 74 in June,I guess I'm still LUCKY!

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Well OK Then,having a Doctor blind my right eye,affected my shooting ability's,and tossed my days of gunsmithing days out the window.

Got heart disease along with lung problems,plus bad arthritis makes Buck Hunting impossible,shrapnel wounds in my right leg makes balancing risky,and I have fallen.

I'll be 74 in June,I guess I'm still LUCKY!
Wow, that's a bummer. I'll be 74 this summer. As I understand it, 74 is the cutoff age, where Obamacare won't pay for medical treatment any more. I guess that's when they send you to the Soylent Green factory...
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Wow, that's a bummer. I'll be 74 this summer. As I understand it, 74 is the cutoff age, where Obamacare won't pay for medical treatment any more. I guess that's when they send you to the Soylent Green factory...
I have three Health Policies,I don't need Obama's hand,Thank The Lord!
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As we age we lose our friends and spouses. I lost my wife of 32 yrs. on the first of April.
Together we had watched friends and relatives pass on and it finally came our turn to go through it .
Guys and gals, Remember to hug your loved ones every day.

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It may be of great service to us, before we fall asleep, to remember this mournful fact, for it may lead us to set loose by earthly things. There is nothing very pleasant in the recollection that we are not above the shafts of adversity, but it may humble us and prevent our boasting like the Psalmist in our morning’s portion. “My mountain standeth firm: I shall never be moved.” It may stay us from taking too deep root in this soil from which we are so soon to be transplanted into the heavenly garden. Let us recollect the frail tenure upon which we hold our temporal mercies. If we would remember that all the trees of earth are marked for the woodman’s axe, we should not be so ready to build our nests in them. We should love, but we should love with the love which expects death, and which reckons upon separations. Our dear relations are but loaned to us, and the hour when we must return them to the lender’s hand may be even at the door. The like is certainly true of our worldly goods. Do not riches take to themselves wings and fly away? Our health is equally precarious. Frail flowers of the field, we must not reckon upon blooming forever. There is a time appointed for weakness and sickness, when we shall have to glorify God by suffering, and not by earnest activity. There is no single point in which we can hope to escape from the sharp arrows of affliction; out of our few days there is not one secure from sorrow. Man’s life is a cask full of bitter wine; he who looks for joy in it had better seek for honey in an ocean of brine. Beloved reader, set not your affections upon things of earth: but seek those things which are above, for here the moth devoureth, and the thief breaketh through, but there all joys are perpetual and eternal. The path of trouble is the way home. Lord, make this thought a pillow for many a weary head!


I am truly sorrowed by your loss. My precious wife and I have been blessed with 42 years of marriage thus far...
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I was having problems with my eyes, cataracts. Things just kept getting dimmer (slowly). I got both eyes done and I see better now than I did 30 years ago!
Other than making one to many 'night jumps' which messed up my knees, and just the general loss of strength and endurance, I am faring well. I consider myself very blessed after 65 HARD years on this earth to have everything still attached and working (reasonably) well!!

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I was having problems with my eyes, cataracts. Things just kept getting dimmer (slowly). I got both eyes done and I see better now than I did 30 years ago!
Other than making one to many 'night jumps' which messed up my knees, and just the general loss of strength and endurance, I am faring well. I consider myself very blessed after 65 HARD years on this earth to have everything still attached and working (reasonably) well!!
My Dad had cataract surgery a few years ago. He said it was an easy surgery and it made a big difference in his eyesight.
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Other than making one to many 'night jumps' which messed up my knees.
Not just the night jumps, don't know too many fellow Fallschirmjägers that have good knees if they made over a hundred exits from an aircraft in flight.

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Not just the night jumps, don't know too many fellow Fallschirmjägers that have good knees if they made over a hundred exits from an aircraft in flight.

True, but the last night jump was the bad one. Torn anterior chrouchat ligament and the meniscus in both knees was damaged.
The ground hit me in the ars before I was ready for it!!!
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I can sympathize with old George Burns. He used to say, "I'm so old that all my joints are stiff except the one that's supposed to be stiff".
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