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Old 03-09-2007, 06:19 PM   #1
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Well now - Any seniors out there?

I certainly understand the younger members of the forum wanting to know if there are others of their age group. Gets kinda old listening to some ol geezer tell about how he bought a brand new airstream in '63 for $3200 and by God, it was far better than today's unit. Particularly when He (She) has told the same story to the same group five or six times.

But I want to tell you that the RV life style keeps most of us young and these forum rallies give the seniors a chance to interface with the next generation. I have been to two forum rallies and both times I took great pleasure in watching the young families with children. This is a special group of people. Intelligent, well behaved, and fun loving people from one year to - well you know, a lot.

It's not age that has wrecked Wally's club, most of the seniors who don't like all the crap have left. On to other things.

We seniors have a wealth of information and are happy to share it. Sometimes you might have to point out to us that it hasn't been done that way for 20+ years and we might have a hard time telling you the difference between a 8 cm DVD-RAM and a DVD-RW. So what. we still enjoy the movie.

So - any other old farts out there?

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Old 03-09-2007, 06:27 PM   #2
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Well David,
You have a few years on me but not that many.

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Old 03-09-2007, 06:28 PM   #3
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Define old!!

I'm probably upper middle age? I can say that I enjoy people of all ages as long as they aren't sporting an obnoxious attitude. Any age has things to offer. Rallies are a great place to rub elbows, and if you have kids, get them used to conversing with all ages in a controlled environment. It's part of training in my opinion.

Now I'll sit back and wait for some of the really old folks to chime in...

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Old 03-09-2007, 06:54 PM   #4
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'senior' - that's a state of mind! rather than a number!
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Old 03-09-2007, 07:13 PM   #5
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Here we are! Seniors and proud of it, and we surely don't think much of the alternative! Young was filled to the brim with friends, activities, climbing the "ladder," and kids, and. . . Old is filled as well, rich with burgeoning family, memories, long time friends, greater security, more time, and. . . Well, you get the picture. We try to live and love life, wherever we find ourselves along the line, and love the diversity of life around us. We probably have quite a few seniors on this forum. Are you all out there? ~G
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Old 03-09-2007, 07:28 PM   #6
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depends on what you call old. My brain says I'm a young 20 something BUT my old body is telling me to go for the Geritol.and wheel chair. Us older old farts have a lot of infomation in us.I've even helped take care of a few children while camping.Even though We did not know the people. just met them while camping.I like some of the new music, don't mind kids just like meeting people.
just want to camp happy
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Old 03-09-2007, 07:40 PM   #7
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If, 10% off means I'd a Senior, YOU BET YA!!!
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:28 PM   #8
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We are in our late 60s. Enjoy the forums rallies much more than the typical Wally events because of the mix of ages, great pot lucks, campfires, etc.

Don't much enjoy the formality, camping at a fairgrounds, poor (cheap) catered dinners and cards/joker in a sterile building that seem to be the norm at most Wally events.

We renewed with WBCCI for 2007, but will think even harder next year, especially if the motorhome proposal goes thru.
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Old 03-09-2007, 11:59 PM   #9
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Today March 9, 2006 I am celebrating my 30th anniversary of my 39th birthday. I love discounts and am flattered when I must ask for it.
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Old 03-10-2007, 12:36 AM   #10
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Sure, David, here's one --66, still working full time, but enjoying it to hell when they say "yes, sir" at the ticket window and let me see the movie for $5.50.

On Tuesday, my wife and I head southeast from Blaine, WA to pick up a 75th Bambi in Colorado Springs. We'll spend a couple of days in that neighborhood making sure everything's bolted together, then point toward Santa Fe and that little canyon in northern Arizona.

With me in the northwest corner and you at the southeast tip, we've got them bracketed. Have a great spring!
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Old 03-10-2007, 12:48 AM   #11
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We're 57 and 58, respectively. We don't feel that we're old, but like the senior discount at McDonald's.
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Old 03-10-2007, 05:52 AM   #12
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I don't consider myself a senior yet, but I do have my AARP card!
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Old 03-10-2007, 06:28 AM   #13
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Hi David; Here is something for the younger crowd to figure out, since most of them as the story goes, know everything at the age of twelve. Then as they grow older, the reality proves that their knowledge falls ever short in life. I am not talking here about level of education, but experience which is not gained from the book. After receiving my second degree in engineering I too, felt as I was sitting on top of the world. The life proved me wrong as well.

While you younger couple want to find each other for company of your age level, you should not exclude us older couples from whom you can benefit. Me and my wife are in 60s' and work hard at our business. Age is irrelevant for us. Here is how I would describe our role in life. We both are 40 in mind and 41 in bodies with the exception of the darn change in weather.
I come in to work at 4:00 Am and do my important work since there is no one to interrupt. The true reason for it is really the AS, above was just a little white lie. We close a 6:00 Pm but that does not mean that I get to go home because there is more uninterpretable work to be done. My wife gets up at 6:00 Am, walks three to five miles a day pending how bad her arthritis acts up. From here she heads for YMCA for half hour workout. Tuesday's and Thursday's one hour of weight lifting, after which she tries hard to convince me to join her at it. But I know better, and I tell her that I get enough exercise working physically at the business and lift a lot more weights than she does. While she claims that it is not the same I ask her to prove it, by lifting a 150 lbs outboard motor as I do.

Getting back to reality, at 60s' I work average 14 hour days in addition to honey do projects at home. At 10:00 Pm we have a conference in bed after which my wife goes back to reading, while I read my eye lids. Surmising it all we maybe 60s' but live in the age as we were 30s' and we are loving it. So, if you younger folks get to meet any of us older folks remember one thing, we just may have a lot over some of you couch potatoes. Please bear in mind that my note here was not intended to insult anyone, it is only a friendly reminder that 60s' is not old. Thanks, "Boatdoc"
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Old 03-10-2007, 07:46 AM   #14
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I'm just a young'n!

I'm 74, but I have to run to keep up with three of fellows in my unit. All are at or about 88 years old and still Airstreaming. One is a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge and 2 were WWII pilots. One commanded a B17 over Europe. None of them are ready to hang it up and, IMHO, none of them need to at this time.

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