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What did you get for your 60th birthday

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by golfnut, Jul 20, 2020.

  1. golfnut

    golfnut Friend of Leo's

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    If you can't remember being 60 and\or are wearing diapers either you were 60 at some point or you've lead a very unhealthy life style.:D
     
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    Another 15 months and I'll tell you.
     
  3. That Cal Webway

    That Cal Webway Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    A new font.

    Bolder, but older.
     
  4. t-ray

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    Passed that mark earlier this year. I am in the fortunate camp of already having everything I want or need - plus. I think I just might have gotten to the point where I do not desire another guitar (still some uncertainty there!), and am more in the mode of reducing my possessions. As far as gifts go, if I can't eat it, drink it or spend it, I generally don't want it! What I did get were some nice cards and phone calls from my mom, children and other relatives. So, it was a very nice day.
     
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    A new riding mower. Six months after my birthday.

    Seriously, for an early birthday present for both of us, the wife and I took a nice little vacation last fall. Good thing we didn't wait until after our birthdays. o_O
     
  6. Mike Simpson

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    Another day older and deeper in debt.
     
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    A forestry rake from AM Leonard.
    It’s what I wanted!
     
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    Picked this jewel up, with wife's permission. DSCN0300.JPG DSCN0302.JPG
     
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    I don't remember my 60th birthday, I just turned 70. And for this birthday, I got a few cards, my sister invited us over for dinner, and my wife bought take-out sushi the next day. All-in-all, about what I expected, so I wasn't disappointed.
     
  10. Robert H.

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    AARP membership...
     
  11. Abu Twangy

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    What did I get for my 60th? Same thing I got for my 70th. A birthday card.

    I'm sure I bought myself an amp or guitar for my 60th, though. ☺
     
  12. golfnut

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    I guess 60 might mean a little more to me as I always said when I was younger I'd likely not make it to 60. And I actually believed it. I was wild. I mean really wild. Spent some years as a guest of the federal correctional facility and had a mean out look on life.
    A young beautiful ministers daughter change all that at the age of 27. And although it took some time and patience to really turn me around I'm thankful she stuck with it.
    I love my life, I love the boys in blue and I feel I have something to be thankful for reaching a milestone that I specifically predicted I wouldn't. Although I'm still not counting my chickens before they're hatched. I've got 4 days to go.
     
  13. 8barlouie

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    Stay the course, my brother. I have a very similar story.
     
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    Way down the road. Waaaaaaay down. Like well over 36 months. Waaaaaaaaaaay away.
     
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    Saint Peter hasn't called me either!
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    Okay, MISTER Smarty Paints, it's been seventeen years since I was 60. Lemme axe you if when you were seventeen years old, if you remembered much about being born, eh, eh, eh? :D:lol::lol::lol:
     
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    I actually can relate. Most of my relatives at least on the men's side of the family died at or before the age of fifty six. I always figured that would be the end gate for me. I spent a good number of years living like there was no tomorrow. Having reached the age of seventy seven, I've now lived twenty one years beyond my expectations, and frankly am amazed to have done so. I didn't spend a long time as an invited guest at the graybar motel, but I spent enough time in there to fully understand what freedom is, and what it isn't.
     
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    An Eastman E20SS in sunburst, and a bunch of other stuff. I think. It was somewhere around that time frame.

    We’re not too formal about birthdays and holidays. Mrs. Steerforth gives me stuff when she feels moved to do so, and I do the same thing with her.

    I might get a new guitar for Groundhog Day, and she might get some nice jewelry and a bottle of perfume for opening day of Trout Season.

    We’re kind of chaotic, and not very good about following official procedure when it comes to gift giving.
     
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    What did I get for my 60th birthday?

    "Another day older and deeper in debt" :).

    Lyrics courtesy of Merle Travis and sung by Tennessee Ernie Ford.

    Part of the song track of my youth.



    Just kidding about "the deeper in debt" part ;).

    By the time I hit 60, I'd already stopped going into debt and was headed the other way, which is as good a gift as any :)!


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    Dang that one heck of solid rake! Never heard of that company either. I think I want one too.
     
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