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Old 10-27-2005, 06:21 PM   #41
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My nemesis (to make a long story short) at work today told about his wife's brother-in-law dropping dead suddenly at age 43. He seemed almost jolly about it so I didn't offer condolences. He seemed to bring it up to emphasize his own perserverence through multiple heart problems. I'm pretty sure "my nemesis" is set for a full private and military retirment, company stock options from when it was a startup and other investments, but the guy still works. I expect he'll die at his desk, but not before he reflects his triumph of living longer than some others...
"Living longer" is way overrated. I know/see lots of folks who
live to 80s. 90s. etc. If this is the benchmark to judge my life,
I'd just as soon check out early.

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Re: When Will Martha Retire?
Old 10-27-2005, 06:55 PM   #42
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"Living longer" is way overrated.* I know/see lots of folks who
live to 80s. 90s. etc.* If this is the benchmark to judge my life,
I'd just as soon check out early.

JG
Had you seen FIL at the end, you would know this is spot on.

OTOH, We know several 80-year olds who rock.* DW likes to line-dance.* These particular 80 years+ get on with it.* Must be in the genes.* Plus attitude, of course. Gotta be healthy, not just existing.

To reiterate, I'm pushing for 100.* That would be 2043.* Wonder if they'll have a cure for alzheimers, most cancers, etc. by then?* Even if they do, it'll not prevent the exit.* As Gilda Radner said, "It's always something."
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To reiterate, I'm pushing for 100.* That would be 2043.* Wonder if they'll have a cure for alzheimers, most cancers, etc. by then?* Even if they do, it'll not prevent the exit.* As Gilda Radner said, "It's always something."
Eagle 43:* Sounds like you're bound and determined to see Houston win the World Series.

Hope both of you make it.
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Old 10-28-2005, 08:35 AM   #44
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Cool, Jarhead. It'll probably take that long.

Hey, have you heard about that movie Jarhead. I heard from a right-winger, that it's a gloomy look at returning Iraqi vets. But, I don't know that for a fact. Maybe somebody does.
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"Living longer" is way overrated.* I know/see lots of folks who
live to 80s. 90s. etc.* If this is the benchmark to judge my life,
I'd just as soon check out early.

JG
Spend some time in "Assisted Living" or a "Full Care Center" and you will agree that "it isn't the age.....its the mileage" that will do you in. My mother is in Asst. Living now and there are folks there from late 50's to over 100. It is a scary place at lunch watching these people trying to eat and deal with living in this situation.

I hope I can just live life as fully as I can and then drop dead of a sudden heart attack when I am done....waving my last dollar on the way out.

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Spend some time in "Assisted Living" or a "Full Care Center" and you will agree that "it isn't the age.....its the mileage" that will do you in. My mother is in Asst. Living now and there are folks there from late 50's to over 100. It is a scary place at lunch watching these people trying to eat and deal with living in this situation. I hope I can just live life as fully as I can and then drop dead of a sudden heart attack when I am done....waving my last dollar on the way out.
Agree. MIL went thru Assisted Living into Nursing Home.
AL not half bad really compared to the nursing home.
My preferred method of departure from this earthly plain is in bed with wife and then being obliterated immediately afterward together by a meteor.
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Cool, Jarhead.* It'll probably take that long.*

Hey, have you heard about that movie Jarhead.* I heard from a right-winger, that it's a gloomy look at returning Iraqi vets.* But, I don't know that for a fact.* Maybe somebody does.
Eagle43: This thread is already blown to smithereens so what the hell.

We saw a HBO special on the making of it the other day, but haven't heard any reports of the movie.

The last well known movie re: the Marine Corps.
(Full Metal Jacket), really upset the brass, and knocked their recruiting efforts for a loop. A little more realistic than the old fairy tales that Hollywood used to spin about the Corps.

"Lord, let me get through this, because I sincerely want a piece of that damn recruiter."

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