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View Poll Results: What age group are you?
20's 3 1.03%
30's 8 2.74%
40's 8 2.74%
50's 75 25.68%
60's 138 47.26%
70's 53 18.15%
80's 7 2.40%
Voters: 292. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-14-2018, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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It certainly is sobering. I’m 81 and I can remember the dropping of the bomb and the ending of WW2.
My mom is 90 and remembers air raid warning sirens going off during WWII and they had to turn off all the lights and pull black shades down. Her sister was mentally disabled and screamed the whole time in the dark. I guess they did this up to a certain number of miles inland when suspicious aircraft were spotted.

She also remembers that it was snowing on February 2, 1934, the day her sister was born.

And remembers her mother sending her young uncles to go down to the pond and look for turtles to put in the vegetable soup during the Depression.

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Old 12-14-2018, 11:05 AM
 
Location: NYC
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67, but I'm researching if there is a Metric System age that sounds younger before I hit 70.
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Old 12-14-2018, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Baby retirees here, wait till you hit 80.
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Old 12-14-2018, 11:33 AM
 
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I'm waiting to vote until tomorrow, when I officially enter my 70s.
Well, then

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

the 70s is the new 50s!!!

Enjoy

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Old 12-14-2018, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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I am 66 1/2 never expected to live past 62. the age at which my mother and grandmothers died.
I never really retired because I never really worked, other than odd job here and there. I was a stay at home mom to five kids and later became physically disabled, No disability though since no work history.
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Old 12-14-2018, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Flatland
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54 (ish) here, planning to retire in ... aaaahhhh, I don't know ... another 6 to 8 years, maybe? But working on planning for it, so I'm roaming this forum to learn from the experiences of others ahead of me on this. Have 3 siblings all in their sixties, 2 of them still working, while the third one is the main care taker for our 90+ years old parents (yes both still alive and kicking).
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Old 12-14-2018, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Curious, how old is everyone here?

20,796 years old.

No, wait. One of us just had a birthday.

20,797 years old.
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Old 12-14-2018, 12:13 PM
 
Location: The South
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67, but I'm researching if there is a Metric System age that sounds younger before I hit 70.
Here you go. Metric clock download for your desktop.
https://www.myfavoritegadgets.info/o...tricClock.html
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Old 12-14-2018, 12:20 PM
 
Location: The South
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My mom is 90 and remembers air raid warning sirens going off during WWII and they had to turn off all the lights and pull black shades down. Her sister was mentally disabled and screamed the whole time in the dark. I guess they did this up to a certain number of miles inland when suspicious aircraft were spotted.

She also remembers that it was snowing on February 2, 1934, the day her sister was born.

And remembers her mother sending her young uncles to go down to the pond and look for turtles to put in the vegetable soup during the Depression.

Make sure to tell your stories to someone.
I lived well inland, but we had "Blackout drills" often, had dark curtains also. Ration books for everything. If you went to a movie, midway thru, they turned on the lights and sold war stamps and savings bonds. I lived 30 miles or so north of Ft. Benning , Ga. and once I saw a convoy of tanks rumble up the road in front of our house. Flights of military fighter planes came over fairly often. Fun times.
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Old 12-14-2018, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I always assumed everyone here was retired when I found this forum on CD but recently I saw a post and they said they were in their 30's so it made me wonder who here is really retired and the age groups.
Is there a set age a person must be before they can retire on a pension?

I am 59.

I was forced out from Active Duty when I was 42, I have been on pension for 17 years.
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