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reverend mikey
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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..."

MJB
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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

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Dolemite

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Fairly Unbalanced
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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Florida

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.

archiestone
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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.

EA6B

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Brenden, Baby P, Karley & untold others!
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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wborys
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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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USA

"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.

6L6
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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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Southern Calif

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")

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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?

buster strings
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Kentucky

Rafe Hollister is a friend of mine
Oct 3rd, 2017 04:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Chris, If you close the FDP, what are us old farts going to do? Hang out at Hardees?

Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

Nine mile skid on a ten mile ride
Oct 3rd, 2017 04:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Honestly, if things don't pick up around here and enough donations don't come in, why should I keep it going? Don't I get to retire?

BbendFender
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About as ordinary as you can get.
Oct 3rd, 2017 07:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm 68 also but feel much younger until I try to stand up when I'm in the floor playing with my grandkids.
I think my brain is still fairly strong. I feel good most of the time.

Debs
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Montana

Oct 3rd, 2017 07:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It never ceases to amaze me how fast life has gone by. George Harrison summed it up pretty good in his documentary (watched it again on netflix) when he said "forty years goes by just like that." And he snapped his fingers. That is so true. If there is something you have been thinking of doing, DO IT before it's too late.

Gato
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Southern Calif

Oct 4th, 2017 06:40 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

How to make life SEEM longer .... call customer service (any) and enjoy the limbo-land of being on hold.
You keep looking at the clock ..."four minutes? Really? Seems like twenty."

Miss your left turn because some bozo ahead of you was too busy texting and squeaked through on the yellow. The wait for the next green arrow will seem endless. Enjoy those minutes.

Listen to your wife describe (in excruciating detail) the dream she had last night about people she knew in high school that you never met.... "so I open my locker and Lisa Loomis is inside and she's wearing that locket that my mom gave me in 1985 ... remember that one? With the green stone in the center .... well, not exactly in the center ..... it was offset because of that time it got damaged when I closed that drawer on it ... anyway ..."

jhawkr
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It's all gravy from here on...
Oct 4th, 2017 06:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You don't have to be retired to enjoy life...but it helps! :o)


I'm still working but I am able to leave work at work when I go home. My favorite thing is the time I spend with the little grandkids. I have 5 ages 20, 18, 8, 6, 1.5.

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