For the 50 and older crowd

For the 50 and older crowd

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    For the 50 and older crowd

    Okay tomorrow is my 50th. The BIG 5-0. Hafta start cutting me in half and count my rings to tell my age from now on. Y'all who have met and passed this golden mark, tell me what it was like and what shaped your life afterward? Did anything change for you perception wise? How did you celebrate this milestone?
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    Congradulations. You know, "you get old by staying alive." Once upon a Texas Train (an eighties TV western movie with Willie Nelson)
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    I'm almost 53, and honestly I can't tell a lot of difference. Oh I have a few more aches and pains and I'm starting to hate the 12 hour swing shift that I have worked for almost 31 years. I can still do everything that I could do 30 years ago. It might take me a little longer now, but sometimes that is a good thing. Oh, and I seem to enjoy life a little more now.

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    I've made it to 67 and my observation is that as life passes, it changes and each age is great.
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    Not sure I celebrated the five-O Jim - but it was a somewhat sobering event!!!

    Not sure anything changed at all - but I do reflect these days at 62 how life is great and precious - but some of my physical abilities are progressively compromized with age - and that is frustrating!

    Each day is more and more a bonus tho - so main feature I guess is recognizing one's mortality ever more and celebrating what time is available.

    Maybe too - the frightening apparent exponential increase in time passing registers even more! I have lived in America now 7 years and yet ........ my first ever trip still seems like it happened last week!

    Happy Birthday - and many more.
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    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.

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    Happy Birthday Man!

    I turned the big 5-Ooooooh last September 23. Nothing really changed, other than me reviewing my investments looking toward retirement. Funny thing is I'm never gonna be able to retire anyway (unless I hit the lottery big). I've got a 5 yr old at home who will be going to college right about then (really hoping for an academy appointment or a scholarship). He makes me feel like I'm in my 20's sometimes and 80's some others. It gets really bad sometimes when he and I are out together alone and someone asks him if he is having fun with grandpa.

    One of my comebacks when someone calls me an old man is, "At least I know I'll live this long."

    I can probably still beat the crap out of most of them.
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    Ex-S, I'll wait till I'll see you and give you the official Old F*rt Walking Cane.
    Congratulations!
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    I'm not fifty but I wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday anyway!

    Happy Birthday!!!

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    I had a 5 way Heart bypass surgery at 50...wasn't much fun...But I made it back to the range in 45 days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by simon View Post
    I had a 5 way Heart bypass surgery at 50...wasn't much fun...But I made it back to the range in 45 days!
    I have a friend who had a 5-way bypas at 58 (2 yrs ago), and he is in better shape now than some men half his age.
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    According to what I read, 50 is the new 30. Enjoy it! I turn 60 this year and I've been told that's new 40. I still do all the things I've done all my life. The only difference is, most days I do them a little slower and enjoy them more. I am very fortunate to still have most of my health...I hope you do, too. Happy Birthday...
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    I am 56 and I think I am much calmer than before. I catch myself thinking more before I act. Try a little harder to get along with people.
    My wife told me the other day I better be good to my son-in-law. " He may be the one that puts us in a nursing home." Now why would she say something like that?

    Happy birthday.
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    As always in my life , I take it one day at a time, . At 50+ its worked for me. Happy Birthday.
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    At 55, I too am a much calmer person than I used to be.

    I have many friends and family who didn't make it to this age.

    A member of my Rotary club summed it up for me (he is 80). I asked him how he was and he said "Wonderful. I knew that life was good when I woke up this morning and found that I was still breathing".

    I feel like every day is a beautiful day. Sometimes, what we choose to do with our day sucks beyond the telling but, every day is beautiful!

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy each day as it comes.
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