For the 50 and older crowd

This is a discussion on For the 50 and older crowd within the Bob & Terry's Place forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I celebrated the twentieth anniversary of my thirty-ninth birthday back in January. I found turning 25 more tramatic than turning 50. I was doing fine ...

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    I celebrated the twentieth anniversary of my thirty-ninth birthday back in January. I found turning 25 more tramatic than turning 50. I was doing fine on the 25th birthday until someone told me I was a quarter of a century old. That blew me away. At 50 I was just having another birthday. There are things I can't do that I could at 30, but for the most part I do what I have always done. Some of the things take a little longer.

    Happy Birthday!
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    Halftime, Bob Buford

    Happy Birthday! (I have a couple of years on you.)
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    Happy 50th Birthday...AARP will find you!!

    I will be turning 55 this year, and frankly it doesn't bother me at all. I am more active and have a better opinion of life than I did 20 years ago.

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    Happy Birthday. I am 53 and have found you that you should enjoy every year of life. I can't do things I did at 30 but then I am about 30 pounds heavier too. I find my joints, particularly hips, occasionally ache, I don't heal as well, and I have forgotten more than what I knew at 30. However, I appreciate my wife, kids and life even more. Life is GOOD.

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    Happy BIG 50th!
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    First, Happy Birthday.

    I'm fifty and it's just another day. I run in the pasture with the Airedales nearly every morning about 0500. Well...I run, they eat horse turds. I still do my pushups and ab stuff although it's somewhat of a losing battle. Nothing has really changed.

    Have fun! Move out and draw fire!

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    I hate to tell you this but when I turned 50 I abruptly had a heart attack. That was 8 years ago and I wish you better.
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    Happy Birthday, Ex! Welcome to the Half-Century Club. When I turned 50, I saw it as an accomplishment that I had made it this far in spite of myself. Some things do improve with age. I can't run as fast or as far as I used to, but I can lift more, and I play the guitar a LOT better. Besides, like they say, 50 is the new 30!
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    Turned '60' at the beginning of this year...damn, time flies!

    I have learned to conserve energy...
    Now, when I find myself bending down to pick up something, I'm thinking about what else I can do while I'm down there....

    Happy 50th...Ex-Soldier...

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    No change except health issues which are a pain in the neck.The mind
    is still like I am a 20 year old only wiser.I think before I act on all things and not rash.It's nice to gain wisdom that comes with age.

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    Like the others have said, I find as I get older, I get dumber.
    I knew everything at 15, a lot of stuff at 20, and not so much at 30. I havent hit 40 yet, I'm scared to. I might forget where I live or something.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    My Daily Life Presence Indicator

    I have a small battery powered black box that has a small red LED lamp and a push button. Since my 60th, I wake each morning, and I press the button on the black box. If the LED lamp lites, I made it through the night, and today will be a grand day. IF the LED DOES NOT lite, it is because of one of the following reasons:

    1. The battery is drained
    2. The LED lamp burned out,
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    3. I did not make it through the night, it will not be a good day!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rstickle View Post
    Getting old isn't for the young! And it sure isn't as easy as it looks, but the alternative stinks!!

    Seriously, age is what you make of it. Some of us just stay in our 20's till we end up in front of a mirror for some reason.

    (You can make me grow old, but you can't make me grow up! )
    I'm with Rick all the way. I look in the mirror now and wonder just when the heck this all happened.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Like the others have said, I find as I get older, I get dumber.
    I knew everything at 15, a lot of stuff at 20, and not so much at 30. I havent hit 40 yet, I'm scared to. I might forget where I live or something.
    Reminds me of Harry Truman's take on college kids:
    "They haven't figured out yet, that it's what you learn after you know it all that really counts."

    Cheers,
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    Hey, Rod...

    Quote Originally Posted by rodc13 View Post
    Reminds me of Harry Truman's take on college kids:
    "They haven't figured out yet, that it's what you learn after you know it all that really counts."


    You look pretty good in that picture (for a guy, that is)!
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