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Old 06-19-2014, 05:33 PM
 
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There have been many threads lately about old people sitting at home waiting to die , or being bored to death sitting in malls , or asking when you knew you were old . There have been other threads insinuating that once you hit 80 you were ready for a nursing home where someone could assist you in putting on your adult diaper . Well, I thought that it was about time to show the other side of the coin. Take a few minutes away from reading the other negative, depressing threads on this board and watch this video of an 80-year-old woman salsa dancing on Britain's Got Talent. (For those of you whose lives are much too busy to watch the entire video, feel free to skip ahead to the 1:30 mark; however, I warn you that if you do so, you'll still end up going back to the beginning and will want to watch the whole thing again from the start.)



Spectacular Salsa - Paddy & Nico - Electric Ballroom | Britain's Got Talent 2014 - YouTube
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Old 06-19-2014, 06:10 PM
 
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love it!
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Great performance, and what legs.

It seems to me that many boomers feel old before their time to be old. Very few of us take any significant risks. The calcification of the mind is worse than that of the body, imo. Even if we have big physical challenges we can always find a way to avoid feeling and acting old.
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:44 PM
 
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P.S. I'd like to tango with Nico.
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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I gotta start taking dance lessons ...
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Old 06-19-2014, 09:19 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Great performance, and what legs.
My wife modeled, danced semi-professionally for the USO as well as professionally and has the legs to show for it. This makes me really look forward to her 80s. Hope I'm around to enjoy them.
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Old 06-20-2014, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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My wife modeled, danced semi-professionally for the USO as well as professionally and has the legs to show for it. This makes me really look forward to her 80s. Hope I'm around to enjoy them.

I first thank MMoB for that post. That was an amazing performance and would never have seen it otherwise.

Second she does have amazing legs. My my they kept my focus.

Curmudgeon I am sure she will. You are a very lucky man as well.
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Old 06-21-2014, 11:16 AM
 
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P.S. I'd like to tango with Nico.
...and I'd like to smack Simon Cowell upside the head. What a blankety-blank-blank-blank. Arrrggghhh!
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Old 06-21-2014, 12:54 PM
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Location: Cody, WY
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Here's something that I look forward to doing if I'm alive at eighty. Old people can get way with it Kiddies just think we're senile. I bet he laughed all the way home.

When you refer to a year, for example, 1951, to say 19+51. Then start telling a rambling story. Mention names, but then always correct yourself and supply another name. Keep going back and forth with two names of people who were in the story. You'll drive them batty.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8KQervlg2c
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Old 06-21-2014, 02:00 PM
 
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Wonderful just wonderful
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