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Old 05-18-2014, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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i am just hoping my mother goes before me----I would like to live ONE DAY without her controlling aspects of my life
Wow. Bitter much? However, I can really relate to that sentiment. My mother died 12 years ago (not by my hand). I was really relieved.
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Old 05-18-2014, 11:31 AM
 
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Realistically now that I am a bit restricted by health issues relating to spinal fusion and slowed reflexes:

Move away from southern New Mexico and get around people more like myself

Travel ALOT but not on "grey haired" tours or cruises: Bulgaria, Macedonia, Turkey, deep into the Carpathian mountains, back to Iceland, and other such Viking places.

Attend a SUFI retreat for about 6 months to increase my power

and why? because my curiosity seems to be increasing drastically with old age and I don't care much about personal/family relationships at all - seems more like there is something I need to do and learn before I die and it involves the above
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Old 05-18-2014, 12:32 PM
 
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Travel extensively through Europe and Asia
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Old 05-18-2014, 01:11 PM
 
Location: in the miseries
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I would like to fall asleep, so I wouldn't have to think about dying.
Why are you thinking about dying?
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Old 05-18-2014, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE
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make it to the 4096 tile on 2048
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Old 05-18-2014, 02:10 PM
 
Location: in the miseries
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make it to the 4096 tile on 2048
What is that? Scrabble?
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Old 05-18-2014, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Run a marathon - unlikely though. I'm pooped after 4 miles.
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Old 05-18-2014, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Don't give up. Immerse yourself in doing the things you love to do. Your name suggests you love dogs. Perhaps volunteering at a rescue foundation will introduce you to men with similar interests who are caring and loving too. My grandparents were married over 75 years. They were very simple people who truly loved each other's company and enjoyed being together as well as their individual interests. Even their 90s their love for each other was evident as they enjoyed simple things like making lunch together and having friends and family stop by to visit. The small acts of kindness, care, and appreciation for each other in my eyes was a model of true love.
I think as we get older, we get stuck in our ways and unable to adjust to being around others - especially if you're used to being alone for decade after decade.
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Old 05-18-2014, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Living near our Nation's Capitol since 2010
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In this order:

win a nice lottery

spend a healthy year living near each of my wonderful son's families...spend time with their children and take them amazing places and encourage them to seek adventure and love in their lives

visit each of my best friends and treat them to special events/trips

love and laugh a lot...oh wait, I do that now!!!
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Old 05-18-2014, 03:58 PM
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Location: Upstairs closet
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One old feller only wanted to know one thing before he died.

When asked what he wanted, the codger replied, "I only want to know where I will die,"

OK why is that, "Cause I ain't ever gonna go there."

Old as grandma's feet, and twice as corny!
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