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Old 07-28-2014, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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wow, there are so many aspects of retirement that we love and are daily highlights. I think, for me, it is being able to get up when I want and go to bed when I want.

We are lucky to have family close by, so I get to enjoy the 3 wonderful great grandkids and cause I am getting old, I have an excuse for not helping clean up if I don't want to.

Other than a few aches and pains, and not quite enough money I can't think of a downside to retirement. We enjoy each day, we are very active and for me, that means cooking time and lots of time for bridge.
There isn't any one thing that I would call the highlight of my day, each day is a new experience.
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:44 AM
 
Location: in the miseries
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Today I went for a walk and lo and behold a fawn.
Live near a highway too.
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:06 PM
 
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Producing a BM
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Producing a BM
I hope you are using that stereotype of old people to create some humor. Indeed, I did get a chuckle out of it.

However, when I thought a little more I realized what a tragedy it is that, just conceivably, a few people may be so lacking in any real, meaningful life, living a life so devoid of anything enjoyable, that such a thing could possibly be the highlight of their day. Personally, I'd rather be dead. May the gods preserve me from such a fate! (Or, more realistically, may I always take responsibility for preserving myself from it).
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:13 PM
 
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I hope you are using that stereotype of old people to create some humor. Indeed, I did get a chuckle out of it.

However, when I thought a little more I realized what a tragedy it is that, just conceivably, a few people may be so lacking in any real, meaningful life, living a life so devoid of anything enjoyable, that such a thing could possibly be the highlight of their day. Personally, I'd rather be dead. May the gods preserve me from such a fate! (Or, more realistically, may I always take responsibility for preserving myself from it).

Yea, you old fart, we both think alike!

My kids set me up for a "joke" and put my name on old folks homes lists. Now I get a call just about every day wanting to know if I want to throw in the towel. I told the kids I plan to spend down first, then use my last $$$ to buy a kevorikian machine
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:15 PM
 
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I hope you are using that stereotype of old people to create some humor. Indeed, I did get a chuckle out of it.

However, when I thought a little more I realized what a tragedy it is that, just conceivably, a few people may be so lacking in any real, meaningful life, living a life so devoid of anything enjoyable, that such a thing could possibly be the highlight of their day. Personally, I'd rather be dead. May the gods preserve me from such a fate! (Or, more realistically, may I always take responsibility for preserving myself from it).

Hell, that describes my life now! Guess it can only go up.....hopefully....
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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Producing a BM

What may I ask is a BM? Pardon my ignorance.
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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What may I ask is a BM? Pardon my ignorance.
Bowel movement.
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Old 07-29-2014, 07:38 AM
 
Location: in the miseries
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Today's highlight. B h left the house at 8 am to help a friend.
I'm free and alone!
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Old 07-29-2014, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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What may I ask is a BM? Pardon my ignorance.
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Bowel movement.

Now with that said, I am sorry I asked.
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