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Old 03-31-2016, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Table Rock Lake
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I was at the barber shop yesterday getting my six month haircut when a guy comes in and sits down. The barber said to him, "your a little slow today". He said he was a little slower after he past 90. Said he would be 93 next month. He was thinking about moving back to a city where it would be easier living. He asked my age, I told him I would be 81 next month.

I have had my own businesses since I was 9 years old. Sometimes 4 or 5 at a time. I first retired from teaching at 62 and kept working my last business until I was almost 74. My wife of 53 1/2 years died and I had to sell to pay off her 13 1/2 years of chemo along with all debts. I have now been living alone for over 8 years making a grocery run 24 miles one way every 7 to 10 days. It is a new life for me to do what I want, when I want and how I want without being obligated for anything except the doctors visits. Life is good.
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Old 03-31-2016, 03:14 PM
 
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I was at the barber shop yesterday getting my six month haircut when a guy comes in and sits down. The barber said to him, "your a little slow today". He said he was a little slower after he past 90. Said he would be 93 next month. He was thinking about moving back to a city where it would be easier living. He asked my age, I told him I would be 81 next month.

I have had my own businesses since I was 9 years old. Sometimes 4 or 5 at a time. I first retired from teaching at 62 and kept working my last business until I was almost 74. My wife of 53 1/2 years died and I had to sell to pay off her 13 1/2 years of chemo along with all debts. I have now been living alone for over 8 years making a grocery run 24 miles one way every 7 to 10 days. It is a new life for me to do what I want, when I want and how I want without being obligated for anything except the doctors visits. Life is good.
But 81 is not 90.
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Old 03-31-2016, 03:52 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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I do. I had 2 family members live into their mid '90's. I have children and grandchildren and while I won't be playing pickup soccer games with my grandson's soccer team like I did with my son I would still like to see them grow up get married and have kids.

This! I would like to see my future grandchildren grow up, graduate college and marry.
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Old 03-31-2016, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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I hope to live to be 150. My goal anyway. People are living so much longer now and healthier as well. The ideal situation is to make it into old age and then go to sleep and never wake up. It is projected that by 2050 the USA will have over 1 million people that are 100 or older. Getting to that age does not mean you have to live in an assisted care center or a nursing home. People even today are living with a good quality of life on their own.
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Old 03-31-2016, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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It is a quality of life issue, not a number. I know what I want/will accept as a quality life. Secondly it might be what one can afford..........LOL
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Old 03-31-2016, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Maybe when I'm 89, and know it.
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Old 03-31-2016, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Table Rock Lake
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But 81 is not 90.
You are sooooo correct, but I am getting there a day at a time. I never thought I would get this far but all of a sudden I am here. My dad died at 64. I thought I would be agound that age but since I was working I feel I extended my time here. JMO

I never had meds until I was 79 and in the hospital & rehab for 5 months & 17 days. My oldest daughter asked if I needed them, I told her that I was afraid not to take them now.
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Old 03-31-2016, 06:36 PM
 
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Well I say I don't want to, but I might not have a choice!!

I have many female relatives on my maternal side that lived to almost 100. The men that lived that long were on my paternal side.
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Old 03-31-2016, 06:47 PM
 
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It's not the age that matters. It's when you become too dependent on others and become a burden. Age is a number. What's the point if you don't have a memory or are so crippled up you can't enjoy life?
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Old 03-31-2016, 08:34 PM
 
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It is projected that by 2050 the USA will have over 1 million people that are 100 or older. Getting to that age does not mean you have to live in an assisted care center or a nursing home. People even today are living with a good quality of life on their own.
LOL...who is projecting this? Insurance companies.
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