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Old Today, 09:10 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Yell at kids to "get off my lawn".
I waited decades to be old enough to do this. It is fun.
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Old Today, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Old person things? I'll let you know when I get old.
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Old Today, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Kennett Square, PA
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I say whatever the heck I'm thinking as my late Mother did - of course then, she used to embarrass the heck out of me!!!

Two months ago, I was shopping and standing near a state Trouper who looked like a Viking god!! First I said, "WHOA!!! do they all look like you?" And he looked puzzled & rather alarmed . I followed up with what I've never had the guts to say: "Sweetheart...if I were 40 years younger, you wouldn't stand a chance!!" He threw his head back & howled! Felt pretty good, actually.
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Old Today, 09:59 AM
 
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I forget everything.
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Old Today, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Two months ago, I was shopping and standing near a state Trouper who looked like a Viking god!! First I said, "WHOA!!! do they all look like you?" And he looked puzzled & rather alarmed . I followed up with what I've never had the guts to say: "Sweetheart...if I were 40 years younger, you wouldn't stand a chance!!" He threw his head back & howled! Felt pretty good, actually.
I have those thoughts, too. So far Iíve managed to suppress them but it gets harder all the time.
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Old Today, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Florida Baby!
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Watching more TV reruns (Frasier, Murder She Wrote, Columbo are my favorites)

Now that I'm retired I've stopped wearing make-up altogether. Too hot in FL and at this stage of the game who am I trying to impress?

I walk like an "old person"--I get up off a chair or out of bed and I shuffle along until the stiffness subsides.

This is the first time I've purchased shoes (sneakers) for $100+. Had to get orthotics ($60) and orthotic flip-flops ($99 on sale) and a gel foam topper for my mattress--all in an attempt to mitigate low back pain.

It takes me 2-3 days to recover from a gym workout

I now understand why old people like to abscond with and save packets of sugar, mustard, catsup, etc. It would take me 2 years to finish one bottle of catsup! I once discovered an unopened jar of peanut butter in my pantry that expired a year earlier. I opened it and eventually used up the entire jar--and have lived to tell about it

I had to break down and get a grocery cart as the distance from my parking space to the door of my apartment is too far to lug grocery bags by hand.

I'm looking more and more like my dad in drag

I've become a "bag lady" much like my mother. I save/reuse all sorts of plastic bags. Likewise, carrying around 30 pounds of loose change in my wallet....

I'm less patient than I used to be--again the apple doesn't fall far from that familial tree!


The difference between and young concert goers and senior concert goers:

--Young people carry their license, keys and credit card (maybe makeup if they're girls)

--A Senior carries their license, keys and credit card--PLUS cash, their Medicare card, their medical insurance card, their ARP card, AAA membership card and auto insurance card, any medications they may need and perhaps a snack/drink and a sweater in case it gets cold, etc. I also carry a small drawstring backpack folded up and tucked in my purse just in case I get tired of carrying all that stuff. I have a jacket that also folds up into a small pouch.

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Old Today, 10:11 AM
 
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Venerate Medicare and my pension.
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Old Today, 10:13 AM
 
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*** on the phone. Furthermore, *** on the phone with friends about all our aches, pains and medical issues. It's kind of cathartic. Misery loves company!
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Old Today, 10:15 AM
 
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Not sure why the above was censored. The word I used was Y A K.
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Old Today, 10:20 AM
 
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Save rubber bands from the newspaper.
Still use a Rolodex.
Drink instant coffee.
Turn off lights when not in the room.
Long for the days of good manners and decorum.
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