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Old 05-11-2018, 03:28 PM
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My child is 40 years old! His child is about this same age! WHERE has the time gone?!?

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Old 05-11-2018, 04:00 PM
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Little fella doesn't look like a happy camper. When your kids get past 40 it makes you feel old, really really old. Especially when they say, let me do that for you, i don't want you to hurt yourself.
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:10 PM
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Yeah , my daughter's 40 too but she knows better than to try that "hey, let me get that for you" stuff...

With all the issues I have, I'm probably still in better shape to do things that most 40 year olds can't handle. The way it looks around here, the generation after mine is not in as good a shape as the one that followed theirs. Don't understand that...maybe my generation didn't pass on the needed info!
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:42 PM
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I never thought about aging until I had children. They became the barometer that I gauge many things by.
My wife and I are now the same age that our parents were when we met and our oldest daughter is now about the age we were when we married.
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:47 PM
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If it's any consolation Bob, you aren't alone. My mind hasn't aged a day since I was 25, but the rest of me has. Suddenly I'm a couple of months from retiring and it seems that the time goes faster every year!
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Old 05-11-2018, 10:50 PM
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I don't like to think about it. The other day in line at the store as I fumbled to get correct change I needed to advise the impatient youngsters behind me that it wasn't that long ago that I was stuck behind the old guy. I peddled my mountain bike 1400 vertical feet 5 miles up and 5 back down yesterday. My wife and I started late with kids at 35 or so. Our kids are in their middle 20's.
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Old 05-13-2018, 11:58 AM
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They were in the kitchen and my wife was making him a snack
Her- here is your hotdog honey
Him-thanks gramma
Her-would you like me to slice it for you?
Him- no thanks. I got it
HAII-YAAH!!!!
Me- what is going on in there!
Her - aiden just karate chopped his hotdog!
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Old 05-13-2018, 03:07 PM
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I know the feeling. I've got places that ache that I didn't know I have. Have to make myself notes to remember stuff, if I remember the note I made.
Got to where I want to take a mid day nap a lot of days. What I used to do all day now takes all day to do, if I even get through with it then. Tired of working, but not old enough to retire, still like 3 years until I'm 62, don't know if I'll even be able to afford to do it then. And we're raising a 5 year old ADHD Grandson who is about 6 months to a year behind in development.

If I had of known I'd live this long I'd taken better care of myself.
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Old 05-13-2018, 08:54 PM
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I have a 21 year old and a 19 year old. I'm hoping they learned from my mistakes and do a lot better than I did. I'm about 8 years away from retirement. I'm haveing serious doubts about being able to afford to. On top of that I'm dealing with my Mom who has alzhimers. I thought life was supposed to get easier as time went on.
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:22 PM
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With 2 of my kids over the age of 50 there's no denying I have arrived at Old Age. Some of my grandkids are approaching 30. I can speak from experience that the Golden Years are more than a bit tarnished.
Nowadays health is the big issue. If you don't have decent health everything else seems secondary.
I have lost more strength, stamina, speed and flexibility from age 70 to 75 than in any other 5 year period.
But if you have some financial security, good friends, a loving family and enthusiasm for something (in my case, hot rods) then life is still fun and exciting.
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