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Old 09-25-2006, 06:23 PM
 
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OOPS, That F word somehow manages to slip from my lips every now and then. I can't see why you couldn't make friends just being yourself out with your wife. I can stay in front of my house watching my kids and people walking by just alway's stop to talk. This leads to an invite somewhere. Some have kids, Some are empty nester's. Some really nice, honest, hardworking people smoke. Don't rule them all out. Alot of my friends don't smoke, I respect that. I wish I didn't smoke. I never ever smoke in front of them. Not even in my own house. I'll excuse myself and go outside away from them to do so.
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Old 09-25-2006, 08:30 PM
 
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And if none of the above applies, join the nudist colony!
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Old 09-25-2006, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Missouri
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And if none of the above applies, join the nudist colony!
I guarantee you....seeing a 43 year old man who's furry, has the complexion of Caspar the Friendly Ghost, bright red hair (brightness is geographically dependent... ), and is blind in bright light is not the recipe for making friends! I probably could clear the beach though
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Old 09-26-2006, 01:22 PM
 
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Sorry, definitely no smokers........wife has asthma and we just don't want to have friends that smoke (bottom line, but nothing against smokers).
We just believe that nowadays it is just extremely hard to make friends....period. We also believe that most adults that have friends meet those friends at their kids school functions/sporting events. We don't have kids.
If anyone else has more suggestions, tell us and we will "think" about them. Just no opera's, dinner party's........nothing like that. Like I said before, Coors Beer and a shot of Tequila......PARTY TIME!! Gee, do you think we can find any adults in the 50's/60's age group that could handle that???????
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Old 09-26-2006, 04:46 PM
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Default meeting people

We've moved around a lot so have always had to meet new people. I volunteer a lot. Whenever we've moved to somewhere new I have checked with the local library, school, hospital, etc. and jumped right in. I have met some great people that way. I also check with the local Parks & Rec Dept. to see about classes they have or would like teachers for. If there is a community college close by that's another option.

At the age of 65 my Mom left the town where she grew up and moved to CO where my sister lives. She started taking classes, etc. and now she's never home! I'm so proud of her. It must have been very tough for her to do as she hadn't done much on her own until my Dad died but her attitude was good and she was sure she'd make friends.
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Old 09-30-2006, 03:11 AM
 
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My wife really loved the reply you wrote.
Yes, we do like having fun, but do keep it during the weekends. Right now, since we live in Colorado, our "funnest" time of the year is summer. We hook up our 16' fishing/ski boat to our Durango and head to a local lake almost every weekend.
I have an enormous sense of humor and some folks our age, who see us on our boat in the summer, must think that we are going through a "second childhood".
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Old 09-30-2006, 09:06 AM
 
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LoveBoating: Did you ever get my PM??? This community is right up you and your wife's alley!! There are alot of young retirees here and they do love their Beers and Marquerita's....Also, there are alot of folks from the NE i.e. NY, NJ, BOS, Midwest and eccentric group and everyone treats each other equal...There are tons of Golf Carts cruising the streets since there is 3 golf courses (the 3rd is being constructed) and Sailboats/Kayaks on the lakes....and, which we love, the quietness, very peaceful and right now the weather is turning fall-like and this is when no one wants to leave Paradise...including us....
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Old 09-30-2006, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Tri-Cities area, Tennessee
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I suggest joining your local Senior Citizens Center.

Also, be sure to attend all the Model A shows, etc. They are so much fun, and most attenders are so at least 50+ and have such friendly attitudes.

Square dances are good places, too.
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Old 04-14-2007, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Ca Cap & Central Ca
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LoveBoating: Did you ever get my PM??? This community is right up you and your wife's alley!! There are alot of young retirees here and they do love their Beers and Marquerita's....Also, there are alot of folks from the NE i.e. NY, NJ, BOS, Midwest and eccentric group and everyone treats each other equal...There are tons of Golf Carts cruising the streets since there is 3 golf courses (the 3rd is being constructed) and Sailboats/Kayaks on the lakes....and, which we love, the quietness, very peaceful and right now the weather is turning fall-like and this is when no one wants to leave Paradise...including us....
Wow! Where is this Paradise? It sounds so great it has piqued my interest!
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Old 04-14-2007, 12:57 PM
 
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Alot of seniors are on the road and traveling anymore. The RV subculture a large and growing community, and intend to join them soon! You might look into a small RV or trailer and take to the roads to see our beautiful country!
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