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Old 12-31-2017, 02:33 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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They call them "pensioners" in the UK....I like that term!
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Old 12-31-2017, 03:53 AM
 
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Having been born in early 1932, I coinsider my self to be Lucky: .......and,
... slightly used,
... and "have beat the odds by a 'wide margin'!!!
For many years, I have lived with the after effects of 20 bone, joint and pelvis fractures.......Can you say Arthritis? !!!!!!
Survived bladder and prostate cancer surgery..
Lived with the negative effects of a Leaking Aortic Heart Valve,
....as well as 'COPD'.
And 5 major surgeries.

And yes, I got my Deer this fall and my share of Grouse.
Regarding what to call me???,.......Just call me LUCKY!!!

CARPE DIEM my friends, you only "Make this trip Once"!!
Proud, you DAMN right I'm proud!!!!,.... including my 51 yrs of marriage, to the same lady!

Ketch ya later.............
Hey, griz! I'm right behind you! Born in 1935...Had open heart surgery for my Leaking Aortic Heart Valve...Lost my tonsils at 12, my appendix at 18, my gall bladder at 70. No bladder or prostate so I escaped that but had a bout with colon cancer in 2009 and survived the surgery/chemo.

I managed to raise five sons to manhood - survive that, all you young whippersnappers!

Currently dealing with COPD but since I brought it on myself I can't complain.

I buried two husbands (had to, they were dead!) I didn't get my "dear" this year and I have done some "grousing" about that.

I still shop, cook, and clean up after myself. I gave up cutting the grass two Summers ago but I have a son who took on the job and when he can't do it, I have a sweet neighbor who steps in to help...

For what I have left, I'm thankful. As for what to call me, I'm just glad I'm still here to hear the call.
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Old 12-31-2017, 03:58 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I'll keep what I've had for 50 years, You Prick.

As a note, I absolutely despise people who refer to an elderly person as "young" man or woman.
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Old 12-31-2017, 04:52 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I like "seasoned".
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Old 12-31-2017, 06:28 AM
 
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I'm 71 and refer to myself as old, I certainly don't feel any need for anyone to invent a new word to describe me
Amen to that.
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Old 12-31-2017, 06:29 AM
 
Location: NC
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Perennial is not appropriate. Perennial herbs die off above ground each winter and come back in the spring = reincarnated?

I prefer the term "grown-ups". Many of the over 60 crowd are. The rest need to keep trying.
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Old 12-31-2017, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Ypsilanti, MI
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What is wrong with Baby Boomers (at least for most of us)? Septuagenarians, Octogenarians, Retirees, or as already posted the UK term Pensioners?
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Old 12-31-2017, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I'll keep what I've had for 50 years, You Prick.

As a note, I absolutely despise people who refer to an elderly person as "young" man or woman.
Yeah, it’s kind of silly. It’s supposed to be a compliment I think but it really just draws attention to the person’s old age because no one generally calls a young person “old man” or “old woman.”

I also don’t much like the term “X years young.” As in “He’s 80 years young.”

80 is not young. It’s old and if and when I get there I’ll be proud to say I am 80 years old.
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Old 12-31-2017, 08:09 AM
 
Location: The South
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Call me what you want to. I will simply reply,”Thank you for contributing to my Social Security. I have been drawing it for eighteen years and it makes the car payment, plus .
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Old 12-31-2017, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Chronological age descriptions are what most are posting here. But I know 80 yr olds younger at heart and with more energy, vigor, mental sharpness than people half their age. Unfair to label them as oldtimers, geezers, etc only because of their age. Kind of disrespects how they've maintained themselves.
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