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Taildragger
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"toxic masculinity personified"
Oct 3rd, 2017 09:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

...it's not so much that I'm shocked that friends and cultural icons of my generation (and even the generation after mine) are dying off. It's the ever-accelerating RATE at which it seems to be happening.

Makes perfect sense: guess I should've seen it coming. Just never stopped t'think about it all that much.

But, DANG...

Guitar Fool
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Just a pawn in someone else's game
Oct 3rd, 2017 09:10 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

..and even scarier when they are younger.....all the more reason to get the best out of each day while you can...;-0

littleuch
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Oct 3rd, 2017 09:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Time is a vortex, not unlike the whirlpool of a toilet flushing. Slow and deliberate on top, fast and furious toward the bottom.

Then, swoosh...down the pipe.

Taildragger
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"toxic masculinity personified"
Oct 3rd, 2017 09:25 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well put, littleuch: very poetic.

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Oct 3rd, 2017 09:33 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

At the end it will all seem to have been in the blink of an eye.

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Jim
Oct 3rd, 2017 09:54 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

At my age 69 I see it too. Only two remaining from my 4 piece college band. My friends band members all gone. My recent bandmate is very sick and may not last long.

There's got to be some great bands on the other side.

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You're old. Then vintage. Then good!
Oct 3rd, 2017 09:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Like one wise old sage observed"

"Life is like a roll of toilet paper,
it keeps moving faster the closer
you get to the end..."

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Who's we sucka?

Smith, Wesson and me.
Oct 3rd, 2017 10:03 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

“Never put off till tomorrow the fun you can have today.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

(This message was last edited by MJB at 12:11 PM, Oct 3rd, 2017)

Dolemite

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Oct 3rd, 2017 10:05 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Enjoy every sandwich. That’s why they call it the present.

littleuch
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Oct 3rd, 2017 10:10 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I would accept a sandwich as a present.

Think I'll go to Jersey Mike's on the golf cart for lunch.

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El Californio

Oct 3rd, 2017 11:31 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Keef & Ringo are going to outlive us all!

Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

Nine mile skid on a ten mile ride
Oct 3rd, 2017 11:44 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Worrying about dying is wasting your living time.

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Oct 3rd, 2017 12:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

One reason I retired at 61 is to have a few years, hopefully, to enjoy a few things.

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Robbinsville, NJ

what do you mean the bass is too loud?
Oct 3rd, 2017 12:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

But we forget how many of our 'icon-heroes' passed at age 27!

I'm with CG, don't worry.

actually, my only worry is about trying to do something useful with whatever time I have left.

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Oct 3rd, 2017 12:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm right behind ya at 66!

Taildragger
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"toxic masculinity personified"
Oct 3rd, 2017 01:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Oh, I'm not "worrying" about it: resistance is futile. It'll come to my own doorstep when it comes. I just stay busy enough that I don't have time to dwell on it. Plus it's next to impossible to get bummed about ANYTHING in the face of our dogs' boundless enthusiasm and zest for life. And those little suckers will have much shorter lives than I've already experienced, so THEY should be the ones whining, not me.

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Oct 3rd, 2017 01:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Just wait until you're 71...

Gato
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Oct 3rd, 2017 02:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"One reason I retired at 61 is to have a few years, hopefully, to enjoy a few things"

Same reason I retired at Fifty-one! (I'm now 70)
All my LEO friends kept telling me to stay on the job longer to enhance my monthly pension check.
But I figured I'd rather have the time than the money. So far so good.

Ironic now to look back.
At 12 I couldn't wait to be a teenager.
At 17 I couldn't wait to be 18.
At 18 I couldn't wait to be 21.

And now it's like when you've brought that bucket up from the bottom of the well ... the handle suddenly slips out of your hand and is now spinning in reverse as that bucket heads down into the void...... soooooooo much faster than when it was coming up ............
(Cue Tom Petty singing "Free Falling")

(This message was last edited by Gato at 04:08 PM, Oct 3rd, 2017)

Taildragger
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"toxic masculinity personified"
Oct 3rd, 2017 02:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I retired @ 58, part of my motivation being that I had watched my dad retire @ 65 only to have his health go down the toilet after only about a single good year.

Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

Nine mile skid on a ten mile ride
Oct 3rd, 2017 02:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'll be 67 next month. Time to close the FDP?

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