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Old 12-08-2008, 08:54 AM   #85
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And quickly curing that type of question (it wasn't my prostate they asked about, but close) by grabbing my belt and offering to show them - in the lobby - been there and done that.

Sometimes you know you’re getting older when looking like an old buggar gives you freedom to misbehave and still be absurdly cute!

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Old 12-08-2008, 10:18 AM   #86
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getting older when.....

Things that might've got you arrested 40 years ago are now "cute".
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:26 AM   #87
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When there are X marks beside more than half of the pictures in your graduation yearbook after keeping track of the obituaries every day.

Heck, when you start reading the obituaries you've hit the milestone.
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:18 PM   #88
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Thumbs up About getting old...

Old Age, I decided, is a gift


I am now, probably for the first time in my life, the person I have always wanted to be. Oh, not my body! I sometime despair over my body, the wrinkles, the baggy eyes, and the sagging butt. And often I am taken aback by that old person that lives in my mirror (who looks like my Father!), but I don't agonize over those things for long.



I would never trade my amazing friends, my wonderful life, my loving family for less gray hair or a flatter belly. As I've aged, I've become more kind to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend.



I don't chide myself for eating that extra cookie, or for not making my bed, or for buying that silly cement gecko that I didn't need, but looks so avante garde on my patio. I am entitled to a treat, to be messy, to be extravagant.



I have seen too many dear friends leave this world too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging.



Whose business is it if I choose to read or play on the computer until 4 AM and sleep until noon?



I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 60&70's, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love .... I will.



I will walk the beach in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves with abandon if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set.
They, too, will get old.



I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And I eventually remember the important things.



Sure, over the years my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But broken hearts are what give us strength and understanding and compassion. A heart never broken is pristine and sterile and will never know the joy of being imperfect..



I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face. So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver



As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore. I've even earned the right to be wrong.
So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day. (If I feel like it)



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Old 12-09-2008, 02:02 PM   #89
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You realize that if you wife's father HAD put you in jail for fooling with his daughter...you'd have been out a long time by now!
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Old 12-09-2008, 04:37 PM   #90
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Very nice..I love this...I sent it to some friends but didn't know who to credit for it. Did you write it?
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When there are X marks beside more than half of the pictures in your graduation yearbook after keeping track of the obituaries every day.

Heck, when you start reading the obituaries you've hit the milestone.
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:29 PM   #91
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Very nice..I love this...I sent it to some friends but didn't know who to credit for it. Did you write it?
Yeah, I wrote it .

Yeah, I keep track

I probably know more about who lives where, and who no longer lives, than many who still live in the old home town. When my former classmates parents and siblings pass it always mentions where the survivors live.

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Old 12-10-2008, 04:41 PM   #92
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You're asleep, but the grandkids to check to see if you're dead.
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Old Age, I decided, is a gift



I am now, probably for the first time in my life, the person I have always wanted to be. Oh, not my body! I sometime despair over my body, the wrinkles, the baggy eyes, and the sagging butt. And often I am taken aback by that old person that lives in my mirror (who looks like my Father!), but I don't agonize over those things for long.



I would never trade my amazing friends, my wonderful life, my loving family for less gray hair or a flatter belly. As I've aged, I've become more kind to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend.



I don't chide myself for eating that extra cookie, or for not making my bed, or for buying that silly cement gecko that I didn't need, but looks so avante garde on my patio. I am entitled to a treat, to be messy, to be extravagant.



I have seen too many dear friends leave this world too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging.



Whose business is it if I choose to read or play on the computer until 4 AM and sleep until noon?



I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 60&70's, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love .... I will.



I will walk the beach in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves with abandon if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set.

They, too, will get old.





I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And I eventually remember the important things.



Sure, over the years my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But broken hearts are what give us strength and understanding and compassion. A heart never broken is pristine and sterile and will never know the joy of being imperfect..



I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face. So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver



As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore. I've even earned the right to be wrong.

So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day. (If I feel like it)





MAY OUR FRIENDSHIP NEVER COME APART ESPECIALLY WHEN IT'S STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART! MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE A RAINBOW OF SMILES ON YOUR FACE AND IN YOUR HEART FOREVER AND EVER!




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You know you are getting older when you realize that the next pet you get may have a life span that could easily out distance you by quite a bit. So you are wondering if you adopt one known for shorter time here so you don't leave it lonely, or you get one you know your family won't mind caring for, or you decide to just not get one .

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The only way you can pick up women is to volunteer as a medical appointment driver for Office of The Aging.
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Old 12-11-2008, 06:28 PM   #96
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Robert Cross Thank you for posting the gift of aging. It sounds so much of how I feel.

I don't sweat the small things and enjoy every day.

Thanks again, Kay
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