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Old 06-06-2009, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Originally Posted by Omaha Rocks View Post
Wow.
IF you retire--I don't plan to--you should have enough income to pay for any eventuality.

You completely ignored the following sentence.

 
Old 06-06-2009, 06:09 PM
 
Location: I think my user name clarifies that.
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IF you retire--I don't plan to--you should have enough income to pay for any eventuality.

You completely ignored the following sentence.
No no, I didn't ignore it.

It's just that I'm absolutely appalled by the other things you wrote. And by the looks of other responses, I'm not the only one.
 
Old 06-06-2009, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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IF you retire--I don't plan to--
Sorry for drifting off topic for a second, but I have a hard time letting a thought like that pass by un-noticed. Planning to work until the day you drop dead? Hmmmm, wonder if those plans just might change as you get older. People don't just retire for the heck of it (well most of us don't anyway). No matter how good your intentions are, odds are the day will come when you won't be able to work any more--but you'll still have many more years to live.

OK, sorry for that interruption. Back to the topic....
 
Old 06-06-2009, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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There's Smith and Wesson to take care of THAT issue though, Normie.
 
Old 06-06-2009, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Omaha Rocks, you expect your kids to take care of you? How selfish of you.
 
Old 06-06-2009, 07:38 PM
 
Location: I think my user name clarifies that.
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Omaha Rocks, you expect your kids to take care of you? How selfish of you.
Did I say I expect my kids to take care of me? How presumptuous of you.

What I will say is this. Unlike you (at least if what you've posted is true) I have not and will not turn my back on my parents - or my wife's parents. I will not celebrate their deaths, acting as though it's some good riddance. If my parents, or my in-laws, needed a place to live during their waning years they would be welcome in my home.

Apparently you and I are just very different people.
 
Old 06-06-2009, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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IF you retire--I don't plan to--.
I'm in the process of retiring - I want to have lots of time to go and have fun - to do the things that my wife and I enjoy - including lots and lots of traveling.
 
Old 06-06-2009, 08:21 PM
 
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Good lord, people - please take your sniping to DM and leave this thread for thoughtful and considered discourse.

Last edited by toosie; 06-06-2009 at 09:34 PM..
 
Old 06-06-2009, 08:34 PM
 
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I'd rather regret something I didn't do instead of something I did.
 
Old 06-06-2009, 09:33 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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That was their situation.
Which is the most salient point. My spouse is almost at the age to start collecting social security. Neither of us are sprigs of youth anymore. We have zero sadness at being childfree. I look at my siblings, who are now grandparents, and my BIL, who is a great-grandfather. They are as equally happy in being doting elders. We are each happy in our differing situations.
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