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  1. #21
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    Sep. 13, 2000
    Greenville, MI,


    I never thought I was old till last year, I am 54. Now, Reading this, I feel young.
    Well some days. I agree about the knees thing, Got down on the floor in the kitchen to rumage in the cupboard for a pan and it was a groan session getting back up!
    "you can only ride the drama llama so hard before it decides to spit in your face." Caffeinated.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Oct. 13, 2011
    Central Va.


    When you can injure yourself just by sleeping in the bed. Waking up with a sore neck, shoulder, hip, back etc.
    A friend asks why you're limping and you reply that you just woke up that way.

    Or when farm equipment you've used for years starts fighting with you, like it can sense your weaknesses and wants to take advantage.

    On the other hand, you can cuss like a champ when the moment calls for cussing.

    3 members found this post helpful.

  3. #23
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    Oct. 25, 2012

    Default The Joys of Low Standards!

    Aging also has advantages, however:

    No one expects you to look sexy every second;
    Or be on the fast track to a stratospheric career;
    Or be able to party all night;
    Or "Have It All;"
    Or have six-pack abs, nonexistent hips and a gym-toned butt;
    Or ride 6 horses a day without getting tired;
    Or have perfect children, Prince Charming and a white picket fence.

    Sooo . . . if you can pull off ANY of these things, you're a winner!

    (The rest of us don't care, and just enjoy sleeping in . . . )

    4 members found this post helpful.

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Nov. 11, 2001
    Pennsylvania,Zone ll


    When you go for a ride, and just walk for an HOUR, day after day and have to admit that you enjoyed it! That was all you wanted to do!

    When your IPhone camera reverses and your first reaction is, "Who the H... is THAT crone???" Rude must be the angle of the shot!!!
    "Over the Hill?? What Hill, Where?? I don't remember any hill!!!" Favorite Tee Shirt

    4 members found this post helpful.

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Jan. 3, 2009
    On the buckle


    When you hit the little green thumb to appreciate a post, and it says you've already appreciated it, and you don't remember.
    Mon Ogon (Mo) and Those Wer the Days (Derby)

    2 members found this post helpful.

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Mar. 9, 2006


    Nothing says middle age like bifocals.

    I do have to say, I am enjoying the liberation which comes from knowing I no longer have a snowball's chance in hell of being mistaken for part of the hip crowd. Not much point in trying to protect the reputation I don't have.

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Nov. 20, 2008


    I also find myself wishing Back on Track would come out with a full length bodysuit. (in black, of course, so I would look more svelte!)

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Aug. 22, 2000


    When you listen to the Oldies station for "your" music.

    When many of the hot new stars look like children to you.

    When teenagers ask you about the '70s for a school report and you realize you have become an historical reference.

    When you are known on sight by the pharmacist because you have BP medicine, GERD medicine, osteroporosis medicine...

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