Seeing friends grow old.

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  1. Toto'sDad

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    When our old high school bunch met up for lunch a couple of weeks ago, one of the guys who's pretty well off said this is the best time of our life! I replied it ain't bad, but the best time of our life was when we were all going to high school, we were as fit as we would ever be, we all were beautiful in our own way, and there were no worries of the world weighting us down. He thought about it for a full minute, or more, than replied, you're right!
     
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    It's the luck of the draw in the genes lottery. It largely doesn't matter whether you are a health freak or a fast food junkie.

    At 66 I'm thankful every day that I can still do pretty much whatever I want and also have pals who have passed on or are crippled by age related conditions.

    But we'll all get a taste before we shuffle off,My old Da is 93 now and merely exists. He'll tell you life was great until he hit 90 and then the house of cards collapsed.

    Just enjoy the moment,it's all we have.
     
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    I forget who said it, and I'm not making light of a sobering and sad reality, but the thread really made me think of a comment some comedian made, to the effect of "I'd like to go peacefully, in my sleep like my grandfather did, not screaming and terrified like the passengers in his car."
     
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    You may as well make light of death. Worrying about it doesn't make it go away. Old Mr Death doesn't give a damn what you say or think anyway.
     
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    I know exactly what you mean. One of our friends son has 3 grand children.
     
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    I'm 73. I have a hard time getting up off the floor, and even getting up out of a chair. But once I am standing I can still walk.

    And when I'm walking I'll take the stairs, not the elevator.

    And my mind still works fine, along with everything else.
     
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    GO to CHURCH-- it's good for all involved! :)
     
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    A beautiful and yet thoroughly depressing song:

     
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    thinking about the 'slow down' TD described - my dad began slowing down/aging fast sometime around 70.
    after many neurologists and misdiagnosis - turned out he has Parkinsons.
    He was always fit - went to the gym and jogged regularly.
    It's just genes and dumb luck.
    It's awful seeing what it's doing to him, but he's still kickin and the regular meds keeps him out of the brain fog.
     
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    And a song I’ve loved since I was 11.
    I was gifted with the 45 RPM of it (flip side Mrs. Robinson) on my 11th birthday.
    That was also the day Robert Kennedy was killed.
    Unforgettable for me.
     
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    If I were 59 again, I'd be turning cartwheels, and shouting Halleluiah!
     
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    Mrs. Thought's sister has a great-grandson
     
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    The crowd at my 40 year class reunion about 3 years ago was considerably smaller than at the 30, and the 20, and the 10. Two of the guys there at the 40th passed away within a year afterward. There will be considerably less of us at the next one.

    It's not fun to think about, but it is what it is. Appreciate the time you have and try not to screw it up. :twisted:
     
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    As I was thinking about my old friend who age, and loneliness is just pounding now, I thought of a woman from my past I saw at a reunion sometime back. Money, fitness, and plastic surgery can indeed work miracles on the human body. That woman looked like she should have been at a reunion from twenty years back. That woman was as old as my grandma was when I was a kid, but she sure didn't look like her!
     
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    My little boy is going to be 56 this year. How can that be? He's a millionary , and I'm just contrary.
     
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    My 40-year-old son, my 62-year-old sister and I just moved my 95-year-old dad into an assisted living place (I'm 70). That was a thought-provoking experience.

    Dad has already located the twice-weekly pinochle game, the exercise room, got feelers out for chess players, and just missed the choir practice. We all just wanted to take a nap.
     
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    Every day I thank God that I’m still here, have a home and a wonderful wife and children. Getting old is new to a lot of us. I think we are in a special generation with forums like this that we can share what ails us and that we are really in the same boat.
    Not too far back, people got old and just faded away. Now we have places just like this to help each of us with the fight
    of aging. It keeps our minds alert with all this posting and sharing.
    Those that are suffering are in my prayers. Best of luck to all!
     
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    I was 4 years and 2 months old when I saw my grandfather fall over. I ran out the back door to where my mother was
    Hanging clothes on a line on a sunny April day and yelled..”Mama,Mama…Pawpaw fell over!” I have been a realist since that day.
    Live it like it is your last…
     
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    Never thought I would say this but I recently became a great grandfather. May you live as long as you want to and may you want to as long as you live.
     
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