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Old 11-03-2012, 12:33 AM   #21
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I am 54, my Dad just turned 87. Dad got slowed down a little while with shingles around 70 but bounced back in a couple years. Then this spring he tripped over a roll of fencing, dislocated and broke his shoulder. That took a toll on him, but I can only hope to enjoy the health he has had. I really don't think it's going to happen.



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Old 11-03-2012, 12:42 AM   #22
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I wish I had done a lot more of those stupid things that injured me in my old age. They were a lot of fun and the penalties are the same.



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Old 11-03-2012, 12:50 AM   #23
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I wish I had done a lot more of those stupid things that injured me in my old age. They were a lot of fun and the penalties are the same.
I bear the seeds of immense pain later in life but I have gladly sold my ease of movement amd lack of pain for our constitution and my loved ones freedoms. So I understand your sentiment very well Crow
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I like being able to go to the range, lake or bike trail while every one else is at work. When I was younger a 65 year old skier got a discount and free skiing at 70. They changed that when I got eligible. We had to cut out the hiking and skiing because of my wife's knee but we still walk, kayak, bike, shoot and I like to fish.

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I dont think I quite fall into the Old category yet but 50+ is certainly different than WF38 @ 20 years old.

Im not nearly as fast as I was back then but my work is much more fruitful than before.

I finally figured out that Physics was my friend and now work smarter, not harder!

I dont sweat the little things anymore and dont feel I need to fix everything thats wrong that big either.

Im not as good as I once was but Im as good once as I ever was!

Instead of ignoring advice from my elders, I pick and choose who is worthy of hearing my sage advice!

People say my hearing sucks but its a great excuse for ignoring sage advice from people, I just keep saying, Huh, What did you say?

Sadly, as my Grand Daughter gets older, the young ladies I once gawked at become off limits for my eyes cause they remind me of her!

When I was young I hated much and fixed little, now I hate very little and fix much!

Some people hate the thought of growing older but I have to say, unless they can find another option other than dieing young, thats the dream Im chasing!

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What's good about getting old....

Hmm, lemme think...






What was the question again???

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What's good about getting old ?

It's better than the alternative.
Very true. I lost a student that I taught at home when he was 12 and my cousin was killed at age 20. I am thankful for every day that I get.


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