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Old 11-30-2009, 11:47 AM   #41
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I'm happy with my current age. Actually, I've always been happy with my current age. Like some of the other girls, I don't like what gravity is doing to me, but, I'll just not look in the mirror as much as I age.
I guess the failing eyesight is sort of a mixed blessing.

I'm one of the "wish I were younger" crowd. Somehow the whole retirement thing made me more cognizant of the sands of time in the hourglass thing. Ugh. I don't want to be old.
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Old 11-30-2009, 11:55 AM   #42
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:15 PM   #43
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For a while, anyhow.
Well, as the old saying goes about celebrating another birthday, "it beats the alternative"...
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Old 11-30-2009, 02:00 PM   #44
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Being older to be closer to getting MediCare would also mean I'm that much closer to The End. No thanks!!! I could see wishing to be older if it meant I'd also be wiser, but so far I haven't noticed any link between age & wisdom for myself. If I were younger, I probably wouldn't do much different (even though I should), so I'm happy with where I am right now.
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Well, as the old saying goes about celebrating another birthday, "it beats the alternative"...
Instead of the alternative, put up with another birthday a few days ago. Officially arrived at geezerdom.
Next month will get my first of many gummint checks.

What with all the weird things/travels to interesting places never thought I'd live to thirty. This is all gravy!
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Instead of the alternative, put up with another birthday a few days ago. Officially arrived at geezerdom.
Next month will get my first of many gummint checks.
Here's to all of us (the gummint included) being around long enough to collect a boatload of gummit checks. And may we all be around long enough to follow the example of my dad who purchased his "last new car" three times (retired at 62 and made it past his 90th birthday...).
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Hear hear!

I purchased my last new car in 1972, VW Super beetle. Maybe in in few years will consider 'nother new car.
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What's that saying? "too soon old, too late smart"? I wish I were a bit younger and wiser.

But actually there are a few things I would not want to go through again - so where I am now is good.
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I'm OK with my current age... just don't want to get any older. I have just enough aches, gray and battle scars to remind me that I'm not immortal. That said, getting older is totally unappealing.

But I guess that beats the heck out of the only other option that seems available....
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I have always felt OK about my age, whatever it is. I remember when I turned 40 thinking how odd it seemed - it didn't bother me, but it did seem like it was someone else I was talking about when I said "40 years old". Now, my 50th birthday looms on the horizon, and I feel much the same way. More disbelief than anything.

If I could know what I know now, have the financial security I have now, feel the same degree of self-confidence, and be a younger age, I wouldn't be complaining. But assuming that being younger would require that I go back to where I was at that age (including, heaven-forbid, working fulltime), I'd have to say No Thanks!
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Ugh. I don't want to be old.
"Madam, it's better than the alternative"

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Meryl Streep interview in Vanity Fair. Half-way down is here view on age. Cover Story Preview: Leslie Bennetts on Meryl Streep: Vanity Fair | Vanity Fair
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I have always felt OK about my age, whatever it is. I remember when I turned 40 thinking how odd it seemed - it didn't bother me, but it did seem like it was someone else I was talking about when I said "40 years old". Now, my 50th birthday looms on the horizon, and I feel much the same way. More disbelief than anything.
I'm the same way. I just had my 59th birthday this past week. When I see a 60ish person, I think of them as being much older than me. Then I think...hey...that's just about how old I am. I think I still see myself as being 30-40 years old, when in reality, I passed that age a looong time ago. But, I'm still happy with the age I am, it's just my inner clock is a little messed up about how old everyone else is.
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I'm 59 and retired. I wouldn't mind being old except it hurts.
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I'm 59 and retired. I wouldn't mind being old except it hurts.
Heh, I think George Burns favorite line was: If I wake up in the morning and nothing hurts, I must be dead.

Some mornings my previous days' workout reminders prove me alive and kicking, and happy about it.

I like being 62, my attitude just keeps improving, to the detriment of fools, whom I no longer suffer gladly, or at all...
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I voted that I'd like to be younger. What I really want is to live forever but being younger would at least give me mmore time.

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Easy question for a whippersnapper of age 51 - happy with my current age. Ask me again in 10 years, and I bet I'll give the same answer.
My perspective on age is very different due to life circumstances. I am in my "second life" and embrace it heartily.
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Heh, I think George Burns favorite line was: If I wake up in the morning and nothing hurts, I must be dead.
I quoted my favorite line from George Burns when I first joined this forum, but it is worth repeating here.

"You know you are old when everything hurts. What doesn't hurt doesn't work." - George Burns
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Meryl Streep interview in Vanity Fair. Half-way down is here view on age. Cover Story Preview: Leslie Bennetts on Meryl Streep: Vanity Fair | Vanity Fair

Wow. Meryl is quite the gutter mouth.
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