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#21 cartpix

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:08 AM

About 5 years ago, when I was talking to a pretty 20 something woman, at one of the sites I work. She said that I probably like the same music as her dad because we're about the same age. 

 

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:45 AM

I'm 60 and in OK health. my eyes were never very good,and thanks to playing loud music in the 70's,my hearing is not great.

But other than occasional knee problems,I'm good.

What gets me is like last weekend I had this old gray haired guy come over and start talking to me and it turns out I went to school with him!  Never would have recognized him if he hadn't told me his name.

And I've noticed the obituaries have a lot of people in their late 50's and early 60's.

Enjoy it while you have it,I guess.

 

Like Red Green say "Remember,I'm pulling' for ya-we're all in this together"



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:01 AM

My last High School reunion, I couldn't help but notice all the "old people" there.

 

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:03 AM

Uh, about 2 years ago, when I was 42. That's when I got my spinal fusion. Used to be a rough & tough railroad worker, none of that now!!



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:37 AM

Nothing worse than that first "Sir."

 

I'm 50. Lots of raquet ball kept me pretty healthy. The arm is a bit worn and the knees ache when it cold. It's the mind that is starting to worry me. My fathers' side of the family  has a history of

 

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What was I talking about?


Edited by Scott Colmer, 06 February 2013 - 10:40 AM.


#26 rmvw guy

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:39 AM

 


About 5 years ago, when I was talking to a pretty 20 something woman, at one of the sites I work. She said that I probably like the same music as her dad because we're about the same age. 

 

Jeff 

 

 

Interesting question! I'm 58, and for me it was about 15 years ago. The cute little girl at McDonalds called me "sir" Ooooooo  :o

Now I feel like we are talking about another subject.  I was at the Mall once when I was around 30 and just noticed a couple of young girls walking by as I heard them say, " What is that old man looking at?"  I think that changed me forever!  :unsure: 


Edited by rmvw guy, 06 February 2013 - 10:42 AM.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:00 AM

In my profession it's not the years but the miles. Logged 4 mil. with out a chargeable offense. Nice thing though is I just picked up one of the new trucks we get this year.

Back a few years ago my daughter, and her boyfriend decided to move from a 3rd floor apt. I told them I would load the track but they had to bring it all down. Well turns out I ran circles around the two of them, hauling it down, and loading. They were both 21 at the time.

Currently got a-fib, and my knees let me know how much I played football back in HS.

I think the topper was when one night we went out to eat, and I got the senior discount before I was old enough to. My daughter just about loaded her pants she was laughing so hard.

Edited by Mercman, 06 February 2013 - 11:02 AM.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:17 PM

It all started when I turned 40. Suddenly I no longer could outrun my kids, then in no time I'm 50 and it takes pain killers to get me out of bed in the morning.By the time I hit 52 one knee has no cartiledge in it and I'm having hip replacement surgery. And to ad insult to injury, the "little girls" at the Mcdonalds give me the senior discount.

 

Why does our body fall apart when we think we're still young?


Edited by uncle potts, 06 February 2013 - 12:17 PM.


#29 Craig Irwin

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:32 PM

For me it was about 15 years ago, I was chatting up a cute young thing in a bar when she told me I was so cute and fun to be around, and that she wanted to introduce me to her mother.



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:08 PM

When I had a sciatica attack at 30. Hasn't been quite the same since. A couple of good slips that put me square on my knee wasn't fun, either. It still hurts periodically, weather not withstanding, although cold and humidity seem to bother me.

 

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#31 Rob McKee

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:39 PM

Looks like I am in good company here. I thought it was just me that is falling apart but now I see I am not alone. Started with me about 4 years ago when playing ice hockey I was no longer recovering very quickly from an injury. Every part of me hurt from my feet to the top of my head. My back would get so stiff I could hardly walk for a day or two after playing the game.

 

Finally I decided that it was time to let that part of my life go before I kill myself. I am now 47 and I have to find something to keep me active. Watching hockey doesn't help me to stay slim. The belly is getting a little bigger everyday.



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:40 PM

28 years old feeling 78 most days. More often than not my knuckles are too swollen to even take my wedding ring off.

#33 Harry P.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:08 PM

Sometimes I get the urge to yell at the neighborhood kids to get the hell off my lawn.

 

Does that make me a cranky old man?

 

:lol:



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:27 PM

Sometimes I get the urge to yell at the neighborhood kids to get the hell off my lawn.

 

Does that make me a cranky old man?

 

:lol:

Only if you are wearing shorts with dress socks and garders.



#35 LoneWolf15

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:29 PM

Sometimes I get the urge to yell at the neighborhood kids to get the hell off my lawn.
 
Does that make me a cranky old man?
 

Nope ! You were in that mode before one of those little darlings feet touched the first blade of grass , ya geriatric old crank ! Lmao !
:lol:



#36 Harry P.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:31 PM

Only if you are wearing shorts with dress socks and garders.

 

No, no and no. Guess I'm ok!   :lol:



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:32 PM

I was invincible when I was younger!  I didn't even wear glasses, never got sick, never had an operation or broke a bone in my life. Then in my early 40s someone handed me a Mercury dime to look at... and I couldn't read the date!  Uh oh, glasses!

 

Then a friend of mine gave me some photos of a model bull session I had at my house.  I was looking at one and saw a head from behind and thought, "Who is that bald guy?"  Well, I was the only one unaccounted for in the photo!

 

And now I'm 54. My wife and I went to the movies and I simply said, "Two please!' and the girl gave us two senior tickets.  My wife asked me why I didn't protest...  I'm at the point in life where I'll take the $2 and don't care what someone thinks! 



#38 Harry P.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:33 PM

 

Sometimes I get the urge to yell at the neighborhood kids to get the hell off my lawn.
 
Does that make me a cranky old man?
 

Nope ! You were in that mode before one of those little darlings feet touched the first blade of grass , ya geriatric old crank ! Lmao !
:lol:

 

 

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#39 martinfan5

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:37 PM

Sometimes I get the urge to yell at the neighborhood kids to get the hell off my lawn.
 
Does that make me a cranky old man?
 
:lol:


I already thought you were a cranky old man :lol:


Edited by martinfan5, 06 February 2013 - 02:37 PM.


#40 Harry P.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:40 PM


I already thought you were a cranky old man :lol:

 

You don't really want to aggravate the guy with his finger on the ban button, do you?

 

:lol:  :P

 

(just kidding!)