Getting Older

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Old 03-04-12, 01:01 PM
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Getting Older

Just a few rambling things:

You are getting older when and if:
  1. Your Bucket List has a hole in it.
  2. You have www.ssa.gov as a bookmark.
  3. Your new titanium knees ache.
  4. You automatically get the senior discount at the pizza place.
  5. You don’t have to show ID to buy beer at the 7-11.
  6. 40 year olds use the term “yes sir” to you.
  7. You remember the 1960’s (maybe not clearly, but you were there).
  8. When talking heroes, your grandchildren say “who?” when you say John Wayne.
  9. You say “who?” when the grandkids mention some goofy rap singer.
  10. You don’t care if your hearing aid is concealable or not.
  11. You suck in your gut when a pretty 21 year old woman notices you at the drug store.
  12. You remember Prince Albert and OCB papers.
  13. You got your first rifle when you were 10 years old and were proficient in 2 months.
  14. Sadly you only have a “forward” family. But memories are clear.
  15. Your pharmacist has your order in hand before you get to the counter.
  16. You find out very quickly that “smart” phones aren’t for “dumb” people.
  17. Your 7 year old grandkid can fix your computer, no matter how badly you mess it up.
  18. You lose the keys to your car, look everywhere for them, tell your husband to look everywhere for them, then realize the car (and your keys) is at the shop for an oil change.
  19. Your brain learns to deal with pain.
 
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Old 03-04-12, 03:10 PM
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When someone in the forum writes he lives in a very old house and your thinking 20's and then the member writes it was built in 1975.

A $200,000 house looks like a $30,000 house to you.
 
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Old 03-04-12, 04:01 PM
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On the flip side....
When your grandmother and her sister talk about remembering the President being shot (this was in '78)...and you say "Kennedy?" and she says.."No dear, McKinley..."

I say something about the same now...and young ones say "Reagan?". I don't say "No dear" though.
 
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Larry, I agree with everything but #1 - I'm sure my bucket doesn't have a hole in it, I just can't remember where I put it
 
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I got one for you, and I just wanted to ring his neck. He is thirty now, but when my son was about three or so. One day, he asked me if Santa had gray hair when I was a kid.
 
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That's alright, my grandson asked me a few years back if there was color in the world when I was a little boy - how do you prove it
 
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I'm told I came home from first grade in mid-November one day and asked my father if he was an Indian or a Pilgrim.

My daughter cannot fathom that there was no internet, cell phones or color tv when I was a child.
 
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Old 03-07-12, 04:27 PM
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Haha. Whenever my 21 month old picks up a CD, I tell her it's an old fashion way to listen to music.
 
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Old 03-07-12, 07:01 PM
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Haha. Whenever my 21 month old picks up a CD, I tell her it's an old fashion way to listen to music.
You should show her a record or an 8-track. :P
 
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Old 03-07-12, 07:47 PM
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Justin, print the list out and keep it......you've got 50 years to think about it.
 
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Old 03-07-12, 07:55 PM
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Once up on a time I pulled the engine from a truck I had and put in new bearings and rings. It was a cold a wet February on an unpaved drive with only a piece of plastic from the roof rack to a tree. The engine kept sinking into the the unpaved driveway and I had to keep putting more pieces of 2X4 under it. I did it though, got it back in with a come-a-long and a jerry-rigged A-frame. Kept at it steady back then and got it up and running. Now I have a very easy problem, lawn mower won't start, and it is hard as hell to force my self to spend even 20 minutes on it though the weather is warm.
 

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I hear you Ray! Seems there are lots of things that back when I was young I wouldn't think twice about jumping on and getting it done...... and now I stop and think first to figure out if it will be worth the effort.
 
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Old 03-08-12, 08:04 PM
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Justin, print the list out and keep it......you've got 50 years to think about it.
Sorry, What list?
 
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Old 03-09-12, 03:09 AM
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The list regarding memory loss ...............The list in post number one, hoss!! You'll live it one day.
 
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