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Posted by: thedesertrat1 ( )
Date: September 06, 2021 12:26PM

Will somebody please congradulate me?

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Posted by: schweizerkind ( )
Date: September 06, 2021 12:31PM

Congrats!

I'm only 3 years behind you.

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Posted by: dagny ( )
Date: September 06, 2021 12:33PM

You must have good genes, habits and luck. 85 rounds around the sun and still kicking is pretty sweet.

I doubt I'll make it to 80 with my family history.

I hope you see many more Labor Days.

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Posted by: schweizerkind ( )
Date: September 06, 2021 12:45PM

You never know. With my family history I should have toddled off 12 years ago.

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Posted by: dagny ( )
Date: September 06, 2021 12:53PM

Hahaha. Every year in the mirror I see I have toddled a little further.

Getting old is not for sissies. It's not exactly pleasant watching your body basically disintegrate before your eyes - that is if you can see ok. ;-)

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: September 06, 2021 12:58PM

    How old do you feel?

    My mom used to demand, "Who the hell is that old lady in my mirror?"

    So I avoid mirrors, which men can do with an electric razor and clip-on ties...

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Posted by: RPackham ( )
Date: September 06, 2021 04:08PM

elderolddog Wrote:
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>     My mom used to demand, "Who the hell is that old lady in my mirror?"

Here's a poem I wrote:

That man in the mirror's not me!
I've no idea who he could be.
He's old, gray and fat
And I'm not like that!
I'm a handsome, young, trim thirty-three!

And if we're having a contest, I've got three more Labor Days behind me than DesertRat. I'm 87, to turn 88 later this month.

We're all doing well to have survived this far.

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Posted by: dagny ( )
Date: September 06, 2021 04:23PM

Love the poem! Excellent.

For me, the horror is seeing my mother and grandmother in the mirror when it should be me. I swore I'd never look like them.

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Posted by: Nightingale ( )
Date: September 06, 2021 04:30PM

Hysterical, EOD. Old lady in my mirror, lol.

Richard Packham: Wow. An elder statesman amongst us. Love the poem. Very cute.

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Posted by: Nightingale ( )
Date: September 06, 2021 04:27PM

Congratulations desert guy.

Robert Frost said:

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Here's hoping we here at RfM can all say the same, for a long time to come.

Miles and miles and miles



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/06/2021 04:28PM by Nightingale.

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Posted by: kathleen ( )
Date: September 06, 2021 06:08PM

Congratulations, DR1, you seem like a pretty sharp 85. Is today also your birthday?

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Posted by: thedesertrat1 ( )
Date: September 07, 2021 01:52PM

kathleen Wrote:
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> Congratulations, DR1, you seem like a pretty sharp
> 85. Is today also your birthday?
NO that comes in Jan.

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Posted by: Kentish ( )
Date: September 06, 2021 08:47PM

A bad part about getting old is the tendency to make decisions on the basis of how much time you think you might have left. Is there any point buying that new car as we don't know how much longer we will be driving, or what's the point of updating the kitchen,bathroom whatever, at our age?

My wife and I had this conversation today and decided we would not submit to such thinking. We decided we would make those decisions based on what makes us happy today. We have determined that the closer horizon should not determine the nature of our life in the now.

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Posted by: Nightingale ( )
Date: September 06, 2021 09:03PM

Sounds like an excellent approach, kentish. I wish you many more very happy years.

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Posted by: Kentish ( )
Date: September 06, 2021 11:42PM

Thanks, Nightingale. Plenty of life to be lived yet.

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Posted by: bradley ( )
Date: September 06, 2021 09:38PM

Apparently, this is your last incarnation.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1xtjy66esn4

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Posted by: caffiend ( )
Date: September 06, 2021 11:14PM

Just remember--however old you get, I'll always be younger!

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Posted by: Phantom Shadow ( )
Date: September 07, 2021 12:50AM

So a friend is going to turn 99 this week. His wife died 3 years ago and he was lonely so he went to online dating sites. He now has a 55 year-old girlfriend.

He's not a Mormon. He's type B though and keeps fit and only drinks one glass of wine a day. He says he's going to live to be 163. His goal. I say, if that's his goal, my goal is to live to be 128.

Anyway, congratulations!I've had a few Labor days myself.

And yes, I just bought a brand new car.

Yesterday's newspaper had a horrible agist article on how to get your aging parents to "right size," ie get ready to sell their home and move to a smaller place. How to get them to throw stuff out. I'm so offended by it. if we move to a smaller space, where will we keep all of our computers, printers, and other electronic gadgets?

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Posted by: Tevai ( )
Date: September 07, 2021 02:49AM

Congratulations, thedesertrat1!

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Posted by: Devoted Exmo ( )
Date: September 07, 2021 09:49AM

Congratulations to you!

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: September 07, 2021 10:33AM

thedesertrat1 Wrote:
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> Will somebody please congradulate me?

For what?

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Posted by: dagny ( )
Date: September 07, 2021 12:46PM

For breathing?

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: September 07, 2021 01:31PM

Does one usually get better at it with age?

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Posted by: thedesertrat1 ( )
Date: September 07, 2021 01:55PM

Elder Berry Wrote:
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> Does one usually get better at it with age?
only if you are alone or with somebody

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Posted by: messygoop ( )
Date: September 07, 2021 12:50PM

Congratulations.

My ward used to honor the 80s club as it was called.

It was a great activity to throw a party with the ym/yw making a poster and doing an interview about their life achievements.

Then in the midst of correlation, the bishop decided that he no longer had room in his budget. He was such a dick.

"Who cares if we cancel the social. Most of them won't even notice. They're full of Alzheimer and dementia."

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Posted by: ozcrone ( )
Date: September 07, 2021 04:03PM

88 in greater sydney lockdown but on mountain outskirt

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Posted by: kentish ( )
Date: September 07, 2021 06:46PM

One good thing is that here in the US we are described as seniors. It have no problem with the term. In the UK we would be described as pensioners. For some reason I find that belittling

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