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Old 09-16-2017, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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Happy Birthday. Any of that chocolate cake left??
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Old 09-16-2017, 04:10 PM
 
Location: The South
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That's right. I just had my seventy-fourth birthday which puts me into my mid seventies. I'm finally able to call a callow seventy year old a kid. I feel the same and look the same although my new driver's license picture is one that resembles that of a convict. In a pinch, I can renew my next license by mail as long as I can send a vision test with the application. I can skip going in on alternate renewals, but it would be better to go in next time because, assuming I'm still alive, I'll be the worse for wear at 82. I must renew the license every four years.

I followed my usual practice of buying a nifty book for my birthday as well as a few other treats. I had what I wanted to eatónot what someone else would have served. I had deviled eggs for breakfast, almost an entire big jar of pickled herring for lunch, and German Chocolate Cake for an evening snack.

I wonder if I should start speaking about past years in this manner: "Yep, I remember it well. It was back in 19+61." Does anyone here do that?

Do you feel better with each additional year? Tell us all about it.
You are still a punk kid. I turned 80 ln July.
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Old 09-16-2017, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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I don't think your mid 70's until 75. Be careful what you eat, I got a stent last May.
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Old 09-16-2017, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Happy Birthday!
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Old 09-16-2017, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania & New Jersey
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Default Congratulations, old man!

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That's right. I just had my seventy-fourth birthday which puts me into my mid seventies. I'm finally able to call a callow seventy year old a kid. ...
Congratulations, old man!
Old age does not begin until 74, researchers suggest in a new report which looks at the real impact of an ageing population
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Old 09-16-2017, 04:59 PM
 
Location: WA
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Happy Birthday !

More blessings to count, closer to my Heavenly Home, many kin, family I long to see. Feeling better ? Know I still am on the life's journey, happy each of you are with me !

My dear friend Miss Addie who grew up in N.C. requested a visit that I so enjoy, she's a young 92. With her in mind, finished lunch of the okra I fried, I found in the frozen food section of Wally World as well a leftover mixture of collards, field peas and pork, from ribs I had enjoyed previously.

As you can read, it seems when I turned 70, I started telling "stories". My younger friend, says Not to tell stories as folks do not want to hear 'em though my 13 granddaughter says she enjoys them !
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Old 09-16-2017, 05:13 PM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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Yes Happy,

Happy Birthday and many 'Happy' returns!
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Old 09-17-2017, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Happy Birthday young man, wish I was that age again.
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Old 09-17-2017, 06:13 AM
 
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Happy birthday! Sounds like a perfect way to celebrate.




Yeah, now you can preface everything you say with "Back in the old days....."
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Nebraska
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That's right. I just had my seventy-fourth birthday which puts me into my mid seventies. I'm finally able to call a callow seventy year old a kid. I feel the same and look the same although my new driver's license picture is one that resembles that of a convict. In a pinch, I can renew my next license by mail as long as I can send a vision test with the application. I can skip going in on alternate renewals, but it would be better to go in next time because, assuming I'm still alive, I'll be the worse for wear at 82. I must renew the license every four years.

I followed my usual practice of buying a nifty book for my birthday as well as a few other treats. I had what I wanted to eatónot what someone else would have served. I had deviled eggs for breakfast, almost an entire big jar of pickled herring for lunch, and German Chocolate Cake for an evening snack.

I wonder if I should start speaking about past years in this manner: "Yep, I remember it well. It was back in 19+61." Does anyone here do that?

Do you feel better with each additional year? Tell us all about it.
Hey POPS you have three years on me! I just renewed my driver's license last week when I turned 71. If not for cataract surgery during the summer I could not have passed the vision test. For the first time since I was four years old I don't need glasses, except for reading. I am two blocks from a very popular bike trail. On nice warm days I can sit on my driveway with a hot cup of coffee and a slice of GERMAN CHOCOLATE cake and watch young ladies on the trail without binoculars. Life is good. Oh I forgot. Next to my Drivers license my library card is my most valuable possession.
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