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Old 09-16-2017, 12:57 PM
Status: "Support the Mining Law of 1872" (set 19 days ago)
 
Location: Cody, WY
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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.
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Old 09-16-2017, 01:09 PM
 
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Do you feel better with each additional year? Tell us all about it.
In the age group of one's mid-70's and older, why would one "feel better with each additional year"? Just curious, from your point of view. Other than the axiom about being wiser having had experience. Or, of course, enjoying retirement.

(I don't believe in celebrating birthdays - after childhood or teens or early 20's)
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Old 09-16-2017, 01:12 PM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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I'm glad you had a happy birthday!


Yes, I really do feel better with each additional year. Fewer surprises. Whatever happens, it has generally happened before and I have an idea how to deal with it.


and I get a check every month without lifting a finger.


The bad license photo business is shocking. I try not to look at mine
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Old 09-16-2017, 01:14 PM
 
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Yes, I really do feel better with each additional year. Fewer surprises. Whatever happens, it has generally happened before and I have an idea how to deal with it.

and I get a check every month without lifting a finger.
Doesn't saying that you 'feel better with each additional year' need to have your age stated with it? Otherwise, there is no context to put it in.

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Old 09-16-2017, 01:15 PM
Status: "Support the Mining Law of 1872" (set 19 days ago)
 
Location: Cody, WY
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In the age group of one's mid-70's and older, why would one "feel better with each additional year"? Just curious, from your point of view. Other than the axiom about being wiser having had experience. Or, of course, enjoying retirement.

(I don't believe in celebrating birthdays - after childhood or teens or early 20's)
For me, it's a bit of a game: I'm alive; I just ran up my score!
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Old 09-16-2017, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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Happy belated birthday!
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Old 09-16-2017, 01:25 PM
 
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Doesn't saying that you 'feel better with each additional year' need to have your age stated with it? Otherwise, there is no context to put it in.


just a callow 70 year old
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Old 09-16-2017, 01:26 PM
 
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Happy birthday. It sounds like it was a great day.
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Old 09-16-2017, 01:33 PM
 
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Nice to know I'm just a kid (70), Pops.
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Old 09-16-2017, 02:24 PM
 
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Happy Birthday (belated). i am 75. Sure is a good life!
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