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Old 06-01-2015, 08:03 AM
 
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It takes me half a morning to put a bracelet on. Seriously, I feel like giving away my jewelry. The clasps are a pain. I use the arm of an upholstered chair to brace the circular part then I maneuver the hook with my other hand. So many things take longer now. As a little girl it was my job to thread my grandma's needle. Now I wish I had a little girl to do the finite things for me. All in all, I have good health and the eye doc says my vision is fine without glasses (except for reading) and I've no real complaints but then this isn't a Health Board, it's a Retirement Board, and I'm curious if a lot of 65+/- women still bother with jewelry. I also want to add how grateful I am that this minor issue is my crank for the day.
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Old 06-01-2015, 09:16 AM
 
Location: CO
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You need one of these!

Amazon.com: Bracelet Mate - Jewelry Helper - Bracelet Holder - Bracelet Fastener - White: Health & Personal Care
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Old 06-01-2015, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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actually I wear jewelry more now than when I worked.

Washing your hands a gazillion times a day discourages rings and bracelets, plus bracelets can get caught in some of the analyzers.

Not long after I started working, I saw some old guy grab a dangling earring while someone was drawing his blood. He just wouldn't let go. ouch


Now, I wear jewelry. Not a lot but some.

And still able to thread needles.

But I can't bend over without getting dizzy. I can barely get both shoes tied. Whatever happened to velcro on shoes. sigh
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Old 06-01-2015, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Dover, DE
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I love my jewelry and they would have to pry it from my cold, dead hands (and wrists and ears and neck)! Well, if DD didn't get there first. But I do have to agree that my Pandora bracelets cab be a bit of a pain.

PAhippo.........you sound like a med tech, are you? I am, too! I'm originally from PA as well.
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Old 06-02-2015, 03:30 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I love my jewelry and they would have to pry it from my cold, dead hands (and wrists and ears and neck)! Well, if DD didn't get there first. But I do have to agree that my Pandora bracelets cab be a bit of a pain.

PAhippo.........you sound like a med tech, are you? I am, too! I'm originally from PA as well.
was a med tech for 35+ yrs. I'm impressed! Are you sure you're not a detective?
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Old 06-02-2015, 03:54 AM
 
Location: Surf City, NC
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What also can help is attaching magnetic clasps to your jewelry. Such as these: Amazon.com: Bluecell Pack of 10 Pcs Gold Color and Silver Color Ball Tone Magnetic Lobster Clasps for Jewelry Necklace Bracelet: Everything Else
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Old 06-02-2015, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Whereever we have our RV parked
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You're not alone. My wife usually has to ask me to put her bracelets on for her. She's about your age also.
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Old 06-02-2015, 07:58 AM
 
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I am glad I am retired because I like the sense of peace.
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Old 06-02-2015, 08:38 AM
 
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I am glad I am retired because I grilled a steak for breakfast and the wife and I enjoyed it along with everything else. They said breakfast should be your big meal of the day and being retired enables us to do that most days.
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Old 06-02-2015, 09:06 AM
 
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It takes me half a morning to put a bracelet on. Seriously, I feel like giving away my jewelry. The clasps are a pain. I use the arm of an upholstered chair to brace the circular part then I maneuver the hook with my other hand. So many things take longer now. As a little girl it was my job to thread my grandma's needle. Now I wish I had a little girl to do the finite things for me. All in all, I have good health and the eye doc says my vision is fine without glasses (except for reading) and I've no real complaints but then this isn't a Health Board, it's a Retirement Board, and I'm curious if a lot of 65+/- women still bother with jewelry. I also want to add how grateful I am that this minor issue is my crank for the day.
Heck I am 55 and I never wore jewelry. More out of habit. I was in the military - electronics - and it was not allowed.

But, I changed my "look" recently and found that earrings are a must. Cut my gray hair ultra short - and love it!
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