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Old 04-29-2014, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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Most of us will be better off.
Tell me about it! I just retired after 40 years on the LAPD and all I get in the mail are sales brochures for cemetary plots and cremation services.
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:14 PM
 
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When I was young one of my dads friends would always say 'every time I wake up its friday again' I now understand what he meant by that, I cant believe its the end of april, did 2014 just start a few weeks ago?? and what happened to 2013??
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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I notice that events that happened yesterday (at least in my mind), really
Occurred several years ago.
You know, the Beatles just got here and now they're mostly deceased.

Time is just flying by the older we get, is it just me?
I am always surprised when I think about something that happened and realize that it happened 30 years ago! Sure doesn't seem that long.

People tell me, at work, to be glad we are so busy because it makes the time go by faster. I say time goes by fast enough, why push it??
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:20 PM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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Tell me about it! I just retired after 40 years on the LAPD and all I get in the mail are sales brochures for cemetary plots and cremation services.
Love your comment !!
I even get invitations to have lunch with them !!!
May I should go, or ?
Free lunch ??
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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It's the perception of time passing that changes, seems to go by faster...it doesn't really, it's
just how we perceive it....sure is happening to me..(67 years)
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Relativity.
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Life is like a roll of toilet paper, the closer you get to the end the faster it goes!
^^ So funny, so true. It seems that I can never get caught up with the to do things, time runs out and then I have to plan ahead and then re-schedule what was behind that last thing to do. It never ends.

And yes as someone else mentioned we get daily mail ads for cremations, funerals, hearing aids, investment opportunities, etc etc, trying to relieve us of our hard earned money.
We once got an invitation to crematorium to see how the process works, and yes we did go, it was quite interesting. But I didn't get a burning desire to end up there.
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:43 PM
 
Location: SLC, UT
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When I was young one of my dads friends would always say 'every time I wake up its friday again' I now understand what he meant by that, I cant believe its the end of april, did 2014 just start a few weeks ago?? and what happened to 2013??
2013 was the first year for me that really did seem to fly by. And we're already 1/3 of the way through 2014!
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Old 04-30-2014, 12:10 AM
 
Location: NYC
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I think when we are young we are learning & discovering everything for the first time & really thinking about & examining things & wondering why, makes each day an intense adventure. As we age we've done & seen everything 1,000s of times & our mind is on countless distractions & the time seems to slip away.

Sounds good to me anyway.

Also longterm memory (from youth) is stored in a different location in the brain. That's why I can remember who played bass guitar for Manfred Mann in 1965 but when my mother casually mentioned how pretty the hills of Tuscany looked from the train in the trip we took there 5 years ago I couldn't come up with a single memory of that train trip (& she's 87).

Now where's my cellphone.....
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Old 04-30-2014, 02:29 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Collide head-on with a health problem, then see how fast time flies by!
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