Tow Guy officially "old".....

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Old 01-10-07, 02:52 PM
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Tow Guy officially "old".....

since I have an adult daughter as of today.
 
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ooooo...ouch! I thought it was your bday at first when I read the title. Awhh.... no worries TG. She'll always be your little girl. Happy Bday to your daughter! Wait "adult" is 18? and legal to drink is 21 right?
 
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Old 01-10-07, 03:03 PM
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I guess that makes me REALLY old. I had a daughter turn 18 about 8 years ago.


Welcome to the club.

One of my daughters we called "bug" . When she turned of age I walked her to the door and said "now that you are an adult, that would make you a ladybug. Now it is time to spread your wings and fly away.



It didn't work
 
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Just think how old you'll be when the young one comes of age. My wife and I had our daughter pretty late - I'm old whenever I'm around the parents of anyone her age.
 
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Yeah
Old Guys Rule!
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I don't remember at what age it started but when the young men start calling you "mister" you know you're not young anymore.

Mitch - I know a couple in their early 40's that have a new born and several others in their 40's that are already grandparents.

Nap - It doesn't matter when they fly away - they usually come back, especially if they need something
 
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I have patients my age who have grandchildren already. I can't imagine myself a grandpa, I'm not even used to being a dad.
 
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First granddaughter (second grandchild) born Thanksgiving week.

Son was overseas (Afghanistan) back now.
 
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Old 01-11-07, 08:44 AM
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Just think how old you'll be when the young one comes of age.
I'll be on social security, thank you very much. Saw Franki Valli & the Four Seasons last night in Sarasota and the comedian who opened for them mentioned that he became a first time Dad 9 years ago at age 58; said it was like having your grandkid around 24/7. Glad ours was born before I actually turned 50!

[QUOTE=marksr]I don't remember at what age it started but when the young men start calling you "mister" you know you're not young anymore.]

Yeah, Mr. Street isn't my Dad anymore, it's me.
 
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I heard once that you can tell you're middle aged when the old people start complaining to you about the young people. Guess that means you're old when you start complaining about the young people. I think it's funny how much younger kids seem now, like when did they start letting ten-year-olds drive?
 
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I'll be on social security.
Ha! You're not THAT old and hopefully...you will "get" social security by then.
 
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Have you noticed how much older "old" people are now? As a young hippie I thought 30 something was old, now I know people in their 60's & 70's that I wouldn't call old.
 
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Yeah, I can remember being a kid and talking with my dad about how old I'd be when the year turned 2000 - it was really old. Then, 2000 came and went, so I must be really old now. Fortunately, I have the gray hair to prove it.
 
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Old 01-11-07, 10:55 AM
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at my 20 year High School reunion, one gal was pregnant (she was 38) and one guy was already a grandfather a couple of times over (i think he had a 20 or 21 year old daughter).

at first, i was shocked, but then i thought about it, and it made sense. i think we just forget how long the childbearing years are.

my parents were 38 and 40 when i was born, so i've always thought of parents & grandparents as "old".

i think it's all relative to what you're used to.

but i'd sure like to know where those 20 years went........and what the heck i was doing. (other than shoe shopping...)
 
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Old 01-15-07, 09:57 AM
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Talking Okay, I feel young again.....

the little guy turned 3 on Saturday.
 
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If grey hair means you are turning old, that must mean that I was the oldest 15 year old ever. At least it is better to grey like mom than bald like my dad. If I ever got to the point of combing over a bald spot, I would shave my head. Also, when I was 23, I an old guy talked to me complaining about young people not working. I gave the guy a "Yeah Right" and told him that I was working 72 hour workweeks at the time. He didn't believe me until I showed him a pay stub and my driver's license. He did the best he could to run away from me with a very embarassed look on his face.
 
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Nope. Grey hair means you're wiser! I found 1 grey or maybe silver hair on my head. Ha! I'm a little wise.
 
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Wow, great thread.
As a father of three girls my oldest was born on my 32nd bday and she's turning 12 in a week and a half. That makes me...........uhm......yep........old.

Man, they grow fast, I'm just trying to enjoy every minute of 'em because you only got'em for about 18 years or so then their your walkin' 'em down the isle.
 
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Old 01-18-07, 10:00 AM
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Man, they grow fast, I'm just trying to enjoy every minute of 'em because you only got'em for about 18 years or so then their your walkin' 'em down the isle.
Hmmmmm.......I kinda like the 18 year idea. I've still got 3 at home from 25-19. With going to university and the cost of housing I can't see them vacating soon. I think "I'm" ready now.
 
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