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Old 02-09-2017, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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I don't mind looking my age. I'm happy to be here looking just like me.
lol, I'll second that
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Old 02-09-2017, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Florida Baby!
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Living a healthy lifestyle is preferable to living hard but I believe genes play a much bigger part than previously thought.

I am seeing proof of this as I age and see my friends dropping like flies.
I think this is true. Both my parents never looked their age and into their 80s it was really difficult to tell how old they really were. Fortunately for me, I am following suit.

However, longevity runs in my family but it ain't pretty. My dad passed at 85 after 3 unrelated hospitalizations. My mom and her brother were both 90 when they passed. Almost all of my mother's siblings lived well into their 80s. My dad's mother (my grandmother) lived until 99. BUT..my mom had a stroke and dementia and spent the last 10 years of her life in a nursing home--the same for my grandmother. My uncle would have been in a nursing home years ago if it wasn't for his wife. Mercifully, he only had a short stay in the nursing home after breaking his hip for a 3rd time and suffering from declining mental faculties before he decided to permanently check out.

Hopefully, I'll die before I get old (I'm 65 now)
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Old 02-09-2017, 11:15 AM
 
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I don't look my age, I am 55 and people are constantly recommending funeral homes to me
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Old 02-09-2017, 12:23 PM
 
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I am 85 and my wife is 87 both in good health and active.
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Old 02-09-2017, 12:32 PM
 
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If he were alive to comment about this, I'm sure David Carradine would agree.


I believe he died in a rather unsavory situation.
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Old 02-09-2017, 12:49 PM
 
Location: equator
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I believe he died in a rather unsavory situation.

But in the curious throes of ecstasy, no?
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Old 02-09-2017, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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I have a friend who's 2 years older than me (she's 60). The last time she saw me we hadn't seen each other for a year. As I was putting on my makeup, she looked at me in the mirror and said "you still haven't got any wrinkles!" All I could do was smile and point out a few lines when I smile or squint. She has never worn sunscreen in her life and has numerous age spots, crow's feet, and a turkey neck.

I'm not sure what the OP was trying to say in their post, but it sounded sort of like "neener-neener, I look younger than you." And if so, maybe that's what "sucks", as they put it. I couldn't care less what someone I don't know looks like, and I don't need their preachy lifestyle advice.
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Old 02-09-2017, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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I am envious that she lives in quiet. My husband had the TV blaring all freaking day. Oh how I hate that. One thing we are going to HAVE to address when I retire in December.
TV Ears! They work. Why wait until December - buy them now and enjoy some peace and quiet for the next 10 months.
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Old 02-09-2017, 01:45 PM
 
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I didn't understand the original post either. If she wanted us to be envious of her, she shouldn't have pointed out she's poor, in bad health, and lives under constant stress.
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Old 02-09-2017, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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I believe he died in a rather unsavory situation.
Wasn't that the guy from Hogan's Heroes?
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