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Old 02-12-2016, 07:07 AM
 
Location: In The Pacific
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In a word, "freedom"! That's what makes me happy ever since I retired early.
Everything else just falls into place naturally as long money and one's relationship
is never an issue.
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Old 02-14-2016, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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I been having a hankering for oysters. Last night (early, about 5) I went to an Oyster Bar. A scotch and 12 oysters later I was feeling content but wanted something more to eat but nothing on their menu appealed to me. I left and headed back to my car but I remembered a bar/restaurant place (close to my car) that I was told it was a mixed (black and white, I am white) and an over 40 crowd. I decided to stop in for a drink and an appetizer at the bar. Was about 6pm. I sat at the bar. About 4 stools away was a good looking black woman also eating at the bar. The bartender was very gregarious and doing card tricks. Soon 3 or 4 of us were gathered at the bar watching the card tricks, chatting, laughing. The lady and I hit it off. Both single. Her about 50ish. Me 70ish. Her first time there and also mine.

Long story short. I walked here to her car (was about 8pm). Gave her my calling card and said if you care to meet again call me. She hugged me , kissed me on the cheek, and said I enjoyed you. I will call.

Great night. Oysters and a good looking woman..........LOL
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She never called but I am going back to the place one night this coming week. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
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Old 02-14-2016, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Yavapai County
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I'm at peace with myself and my surroundings for the first time in many, many years. I know I have only been here for four months, but I'm just loving living in Arizona!
I'm very happy for you, Deelighted! Arizona is an awesome state.
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Old 02-16-2016, 08:15 PM
 
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She never called but I am going back to the place one night this coming week. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Absolutely! Stay open to possibilities!
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Old 02-16-2016, 08:16 PM
 
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She never called but I am going back to the place one night this coming week. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
good luck, keep us posted
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Old 02-17-2016, 08:03 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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I got up and checked that my husband's first social security check was deposit to our checking account. Yay to retirement money.
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Old 02-17-2016, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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I got up and checked that my husband's first social security check was deposit to our checking account. Yay to retirement money.
Yeehaw! It's wonderful how that money magically appears in your account every month Congrats!
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Old 03-12-2016, 06:32 PM
 
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So far three days at the beach of upper 70's low 80's and sunny. Priceless!
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Old 03-12-2016, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Well, I finally exchanged my winter coat for an early spring coat so that is an improvement. Oh, and I saw a Robin. That's really great. He even hung around to preen. Yay, Robins!
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Old 03-13-2016, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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Well, I finally exchanged my winter coat for an early spring coat so that is an improvement. Oh, and I saw a Robin. That's really great. He even hung around to preen. Yay, Robins!
meo! You sound pretty good today. I am hoping you feel that way. Aren't robins (all birds!) wonderful? I have TV off, balcony door open, listening to the music they play every evening. I find myself more and more grateful for the things I have that cost me absolutely nothing but have so much value to me.

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