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Old 07-12-2019, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Miraflores
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Interesting.

What does it cost to live in Peru?
It all depends how you want to live. I have a paid off Penthouse apartment overlooking the Pacific Ocean, no need for a car, Maid,nanny for the kids,private schools, cheap healthcare/Dental, spend a few hundred a week dining out, drink good Whiskey, two International vacations a year and all in about 70k/yr.
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Old 07-13-2019, 09:30 PM
 
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My cousin is 70 and she runs half marathons too. It isn't about age, it's about fitness.
Mom was still running Marathons and Ultras into her 70's... age 75 for last Ultra.

She started at age 50 to kick smoking... nothing worked and then someone said she should go for a run when she feels the urge for a cigarette... and the urge was apparently strong!

I do see a lot of widows... few widowers...

The newest is a friend... he was 4 years younger than his wife... they were married 42 years...

He had a good retirement and took 100% as he was younger and always in pristine health... wife had continuing health problems over the years...

You never know who will go first... his unexpected demise from pancreatic cancer left her in dire straights... 65% of the income gone and a hefty mortgage payment to boot...

As a side note... his Mom is 102 and living in her own home with her long term boyfriend of 26 years... his Mom lost her husband 65 years ago... and my friend was her only child.

Hearing a 102 year old mother get up to speak at her sons funeral was the most moving thing I have every heard...

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Old 07-14-2019, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Rust'n in Tustin
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As a side note... his Mom is 102 and living in her own home with her long term boyfriend of 26 years... his Mom lost her husband 65 years ago... and my friend was her only child.

Hearing a 102 year old mother get up to speak at her sons funeral was the most moving thing I have every heard...
102 with a 26 year old boyfriend? OUTSTANDING !!
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Old 07-14-2019, 03:54 PM
 
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Now we're both in our 60's, retired, but he's stuck in the Midwest (where he doesn't want to be) because of his wife's job. Sometimes there's unintended consequences.
Tell your buddy he is lucky. He doesn't have to pay for a nurse in his elder years; he married one.
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Old 07-14-2019, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Rust'n in Tustin
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Tell your buddy he is lucky. He doesn't have to pay for a nurse in his elder years; he married one.
I wonder if his wife will feel lucky when she's wiping the drool off his chin?
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Old Yesterday, 11:50 PM
 
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I wonder if his wife will feel lucky when she's wiping the drool off his chin?

So, I get the impression from reading your posts in this thread...that you have trouble with the guy being 10 years older, but a 102 female with a 26 yr old guy is, in your words; outstanding. Huh, interesting.
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Old Today, 03:32 AM
 
Location: Caverns measureless to man...
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I think the biggest issues with a big difference in age (10+ years) is one spouse ends up dying way before the other, or worse, taking care of the other.
That's huge. My wife's more than 20 years younger than I, and I've never in my life been more conscious of my own mortality and downright afraid of dying as I have been these last several years. She's disabled, and the idea of leaving her alone to fend for herself while still in her 40s just scares the hell out of me. I always led a pretty wild and adventurous life, and just figured that when it was my time, so be it. Never gave it much thought. Now, though? Jesus, I've never been more cautious and safety-conscious in my life!
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Old Today, 04:18 AM
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Location: in my living room
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The 102yo mom has been WITH her long term boyfriend 26 yrs. He's not 26yo.
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Old Today, 07:51 AM
 
Location: northern New England
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I think the biggest issues with a big difference in age (10+ years) is one spouse ends up dying way before the other, or worse, taking care of the other.



BTDT - having my spouse die was worse for me than taking care of him. Taking care of each other is what you signed up for when you got married, remember? For better or worse, in sickness and in health?
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Old Today, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Rust'n in Tustin
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The 102yo mom has been WITH her long term boyfriend 26 yrs. He's not 26yo.
Oh, that makes much more sense
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