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Old 02-10-2017, 02:40 AM
Status: "North of Palm Trees, South of High Taxes" (set 10 days ago)
 
Location: Noth Caccalacca
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With children, who haven't gotten a basic sense of a history time line yet, and in addition don't have much of a sense about living people's ages either, one can tell even taller tales and be believed.

Recently I told a fifth grader (age 10 or 11) that I had met George Washington when I was a boy. He asked me in all seriousness how I had come to meet him. Of course I have to keep a straight face in order to bring it off.
Hey, you can get away with it! Tell him you're Ichabod Crane from Sleepy Hollow and hope he doesn't watch the show ...or if he does, make sure you're a dead ringer for Tom Mison!
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Old 02-10-2017, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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I definitely don't have the healthiest of habits. I do get asked my age a lot when I say I'm retired. "You aren't old enough to be retired" is the comment usually. I know it's really just because I retired early, not my looks. I had a friend who seemed to everyone to be the picture of fitness for the senior set. He was in his 60's and biked or ran everyday to work. He ran marathon and iron man type races, ate a "clean food" type diet. He was thin, fit , and strong. People kept asking him when he was going to retire. Most people in my company retired by their early 60's and were happily receiving their pension by his age. He kept putting off retirement and saying "one more year". He retired at 65 and died of a massive heart attack (no previously known heart problems) 6 months later. You can do everything right and still die young, so I don't think I will be depriving myself of the joys of life in hopes of living long enough to no longer remember my own name.
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Old 02-10-2017, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I may look good, but how my body feels is another matter!

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"It doesn't matter how you feel; it's how you look that counts. And you look marvelous."

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Old 02-10-2017, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Everybody thinks they look younger. My 76-y.o. friend is active and keeps up with her appearance but there's no hiding that she's in her 70s. She tries, though. She met someone at the nail shop who knows her 50-y.o. daughter, and she told me the woman said, "I can't believe you're Bev's mother." I took it that the woman was saying "What a coincidence--I know your daughter!" But my friend kept repeating the story, so I finally said, "Why can't she believe you're her mother? It's not that big a town--people are bound to run into others who know the same people."

She looked at me oddly, and said, "Well, Bev is 50 years old, you know." Only then did I get that SHE was thinking the woman meant she looked too young to have a daughter that age. LOL.
I'm just curious -- how do you know that's NOT what the woman at the nail shop meant?
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Old 02-10-2017, 09:14 AM
 
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This looking 15 years younger thing could all be a simple mirror malfunction.
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Old 02-10-2017, 10:22 AM
Status: "North of Palm Trees, South of High Taxes" (set 10 days ago)
 
Location: Noth Caccalacca
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This looking 15 years younger thing could all be a simple mirror malfunction.
Or it could be cataracts! I know in my case, that with a paper bag over my head, I can convince myself that I'm Brad Pitt's twin brother. Down at the Home for Wayward Blind Women, I'm considered a "10"!
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Old 02-10-2017, 10:54 AM
 
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or it could be cataracts! I know in my case, that with a paper bag over my head, i can convince myself that i'm brad pitt's twin brother. Down at the home for wayward blind women, i'm considered a "10"!
lol
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Old 02-10-2017, 12:10 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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The secret is to stay fairly thin up to the age of 85 and then to start pigging out a bit! It seems that past 85, your BMI should slowly rise to make it to 100 years old. Still going to the Aquatic Center?
Only once this week. We drove out of county on Monday and hubby is sniffling today. I-77 is a mess. Don't go there. How about you?

You looked fine the last time I saw you but who cares. We bought our niche last year so our children won't have to.

If I sweep off the patio and mop the kitchen will that count for my activity today?

I have been told my Facebook profile picture looks great. I was around 18 when it was taken.
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Old 02-10-2017, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Only once this week. We drove out of county on Monday and hubby is sniffling today. I-77 is a mess. Don't go there. How about you?

You looked fine the last time I saw you but who cares. We bought our niche last year so our children won't have to.

If I sweep off the patio and mop the kitchen will that count for my activity today?

I have been told my Facebook profile picture looks great. I was around 18 when it was taken.
I've never taken a good picture. My FB profile has a picture of a cat I used to have. She's much prettier than me.
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Old 02-10-2017, 12:51 PM
 
Location: next up where ever I go
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Well, I don't want to lose my mind and still be alive no matter how good I might look...

Oh, wait.....I already lost my mind.

I hear you're a mean ole Jezebel!

LOL and LOL again.

If I make it to 80 all this "clean livin" means all bets are off.

In all seriousness...if I did not have this chronic condition that ramps up if I eat too much of ANYTHING...read...caffeine, sugar, booze, candy, pop, white bread, pasta, rice, the list goes on. I never said I liked it. I just gotta do it!
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