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Old 08-27-2010, 09:24 AM   #21
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Happy birthday to Clif and to Purron! I'll be waiting until 2025 for my 55th, but I hope y'all will keep the light on for me. I'm turning 40 this year and trying not to get all freaked out about it.
Hah! I turned 50 last year. Save your freaking until then!

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Old 08-27-2010, 09:26 AM   #22
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Old 08-27-2010, 11:32 AM   #23
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Happy belated birthday. It was also my b-day yesterday, #56. Unfortunately spent the entire day working . It will be nice to be FIRE'd. I'm sure that wine tasted good.
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Happy Birthday, Purron. I too turned 55 this year and was born in 1955. Double nickels, I like it. And from one cat to another, meow.
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Happy Birthday! DH and I are both from 1955, too. So is our house, not sure if that's good or not.

I've embraced 55 without any problems. Turning 50, that one hit me hard. I just couldn't accept it. Never had a birthday hit me like that one before. At 55 I'm happy when I get up in the morning and nothing hurts. And with DH being newly retired we're looking at 55 in a whole new light. It's good to be 55!

In my head I really only feel like 44-46.
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Oh yes -those strange, inflatable-looking mid-50's cars! With no seat belts or kiddie car seats. It's a wonder anyone lived to grow up!

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It was a great year, because I FIREd a few months after I turned 55. Initially it was simply an ordinary layoff when the place I w*rked at was bought and downsized, but after a month or two I realized that I really just wasn't interested in getting another job, so I decided to relax and enjoy life.

Of course, that was only possible due to some good planning as a young whippersnapper, but I believe 55 is a great age to be, and vastly underappreciated. Enjoy!!!
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Even though I'm now 56, I still think I'm 55. Must have something to do with my 15-year-long countdown to my 55th, when I FIREd.

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