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How about a few updates here?

 

    When I say "the other day", I could be referring to anytime between yesterday and ten or fifteen years ago.

 

     I run like the winded!

 

    Sixty may be the new forty, but 9:00 is the new midnight.

 

    I don't really mean to interrupt people; I just randomly remember or notice things, get really excited and blurt them out.  (The admiral claims that this one fits me to a T.)

 

    When someone asks me what I did over the weekend, I squint and ask, “Why. What did you hear??”

 

    The older I get, the earlier it gets late.

 

    It’s the start of a brand new day, and I’m off like a herd of turtles.

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  How about some more quotes from some more old people?

 

“A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, ‘At my age, I don’t even buy green bananas.'”

– Claude Pepper

 

 “Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.”

– Francois de La Rochefoucauld

 

 “If you live to be one hundred, you’ve got it made. Very few people die past that age.”

– George Burns

 

“You know you’re getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you’re down there.”

– George Burns

 

 “Life begins at 40 – but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times.”

– Helen Rowland

 

“My doctor told me that jogging could add years to my life. I think he was right. I feel ten years older already.”

– Milton Berle

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Personally I don't like the way print is being made smaller day by day and someone keeps sneaking in to my place and moving the floor further down!! There is an up-side in that I can spend time chatting to the young girl on the checkout counter - she thinks "what I nice old gentleman" little realising that in fact it was some 17 year old male chatting her up. 🙂

 

Rick

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Sigh.  I’ve now outlived my dad by ten years.  He lived through WW2 by surviving.  I lived through it by being a little kid.  He flew as a gunner in a Beaufighter, crashed in Egypt somewhere, spent months in a hospital in Alexandria, then In 1944 came home hobbling on two broken ankles.  Four years later we’d built a sailing dinghy together and we were having great fun racing with other members of the Dabchicks Sailing Club at West Mersea in Essex UK.  By then I was twelve.

So ten years ago I was the exact same age as my dad was when he died.  Now, I need to survive another 13 years if I’m to outlive my mum.  Unlikely, statistically, but I’ll give it a go!

 

What really freaks me out is having daughters who are themselves reaching the age of retirement ...

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