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Taildragger

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"toxic masculinity personified"
Oct 3rd, 2017 09:08 AM        

...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. <br /> <br /> Makes perfect sense: guess I should've seen it coming. Just never stopped t'think about it all that much.<br /> <br /> But, DANG...



Guitar Fool

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Just a pawn in someone else's game
Oct 3rd, 2017 09:10 AM        

..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        

Time is a vortex, not unlike the whirlpool of a toilet flushing. Slow and deliberate on top, fast and furious toward the bottom. <br /> <br /> Then, swoosh...down the pipe.



Taildragger

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"toxic masculinity personified"
Oct 3rd, 2017 09:25 AM        

Well put, littleuch: very poetic.



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Oct 3rd, 2017 09:33 AM        

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



surfdog

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Jim
Oct 3rd, 2017 09:54 AM        

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.<br /> <br /> There's got to be some great bands on the other side.



reverend mikey

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You're old. Then vintage. Then good!
Oct 3rd, 2017 09:55 AM        

Like one wise old sage observed" <br /> <br /> "Life is like a roll of toilet paper, <br /> it keeps moving faster the closer <br /> you get to the end..."



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Smith, Wesson and me.
Oct 3rd, 2017 10:03 AM        

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



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Fairly Unbalanced
Oct 3rd, 2017 10:05 AM        

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



littleuch

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Oct 3rd, 2017 10:10 AM        

I would accept a sandwich as a present. <br /> <br /> Think I'll go to Jersey Mike's on the golf cart for lunch.



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Oct 3rd, 2017 11:31 AM        

Keef & Ringo are going to outlive us all!



Chris Greene

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Nine mile skid on a ten mile ride
Oct 3rd, 2017 11:44 AM        

Worrying about dying is wasting your living time.



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Brenden, Baby P, Karley & untold others!
Oct 3rd, 2017 12:15 PM        

One reason I retired at 61 is to have a few years, hopefully, to enjoy a few things.<br /> <br /> E



wborys

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what do you mean the bass is too loud?
Oct 3rd, 2017 12:19 PM        

But we forget how many of our 'icon-heroes' passed at age 27!<br /> <br /> I'm with CG, don't worry.<br /> <br /> 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        

I'm right behind ya at 66!



Taildragger

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"toxic masculinity personified"
Oct 3rd, 2017 01:37 PM        

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        

Just wait until you're 71...



Gato

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Oct 3rd, 2017 02:07 PM        

"One reason I retired at 61 is to have a few years, hopefully, to enjoy a few things"<br /> <br /> Same reason I retired at Fifty-one! (I'm now 70)<br /> All my LEO friends kept telling me to stay on the job longer to enhance my monthly pension check. <br /> But I figured I'd rather have the time than the money. So far so good. <br /> <br /> Ironic now to look back.<br /> At 12 I couldn't wait to be a teenager.<br /> At 17 I couldn't wait to be 18.<br /> At 18 I couldn't wait to be 21.<br /> <br /> 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 ............<br /> (Cue Tom Petty singing "Free Falling")



Taildragger

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"toxic masculinity personified"
Oct 3rd, 2017 02:13 PM        

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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Nine mile skid on a ten mile ride
Oct 3rd, 2017 02:30 PM        

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



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