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Old 04-19-2016, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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Last summer I played on a woman's soccer team.... at 26 I was the " old lady " on the team.
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Old 04-19-2016, 06:29 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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When I realized that OLD now means online dating...



I just found this out this week.


I feel old when I look at my wedding video from 1984 and realize how many people who were at my wedding are now gone including some that are my age or younger.


Seeing things jiggle that didn't use to jiggle, seeing a white hair in my eyebrow, getting in & out of my sister's sports car and groaning, getting down on the floor to pick up something or play with my granddaughter and having to hold onto something to get back up because my knees hurt, wearing shoes that are comfortable, not matching my bra and panties anymore.....


Should I go on?
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Old 04-19-2016, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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I have enjoyed reading the posts on this thread. Some have good humor in them.

I just turned 74. I know this may sound weird but I do not think of myself as old. Yes, I have aches and pains galore, new knee, glaucoma which to some degree has affected my right eye. Arthritis. All of these things I guess I could say well it's cuz I'm "old now." Also, loss of family (parents and both sisters, I'm only one left), I could say I'm old.

I may acknowledge to myself that some things take a little longer or are harder to do now, but I never associate any of it with aging.

My mother was 32 when she had me and father was 41. I never thought of them as old. We moved when I was 4 and my father told me to tell my new friends that he was 16. British humor, you know. But at the time it seemed right.

In my head I'm still a young person. Can anyone relate to that??
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Old 04-19-2016, 06:49 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I have enjoyed reading the posts on this thread. Some have good humor in them.




In my head I'm still a young person. Can anyone relate to that??

Yes, that is the problem, our minds tell us we are still 21 while our body tells us differently.
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Old 04-19-2016, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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Yes, that is the problem, our minds tell us we are still 21 while our body tells us differently.

I do my best to ignore what my body is saying.
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Old 04-19-2016, 07:16 PM
 
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Today is the 50th anniversary of the opening of Anaheim Stadium. It's called something else now. I don't care. To me it will always be Anaheim Stadium.

I was there on opening day.

That makes me feel old. As do the ballplayers. For the love of Dean Chance*.... when did they start hiring kids to play?



*If you know who he is...congratulations. You're old.
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Old 04-19-2016, 07:26 PM
 
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At 34, after working desk jobs since age 21, I started noticing aches and pains and stiffness. So I joined a gym and started seriously working out. The aches and pains and stiffness soon went away.

In my opinion, people who are only 59 should not be "slowing down" yet, unless they have a chronic illness or some such. If there is no illness/injury/disability, it is probably due to lack of exercise.

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5) Physically, I don't feel much different and haven't had any health problems, but I do stiffen up a lot more than I used to. I work in IT, so I'm at a desk all and not moving around like I did when I was 20 and in college.
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Old 04-19-2016, 07:37 PM
 
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In my head I'm still a young person. Can anyone relate to that??
It's funny - our neighbors are in their 70's and act younger than we do. Something to look forward to.
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Old 04-19-2016, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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Some days I am terribly tired for no reason especially in the evening. It gets discouraging, I just turned 73.
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Old 04-19-2016, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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I have a difficult time finishing books written by younger authors. They are at once snide and ignorant of so much.

Then I remember myself forty years ago. And feel weary. Not old, just weary of the whole deal.
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