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Old 04-27-2008, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
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I am pretty happy..I have lived the best I could on what I had..I raised 4 kids without much trouble, and they all still live pretty close..I have 9 grandkids who adore meAnd my first great grandbaby should be here in time to come to Mamaw Bevs house for this years Thanksgiving and Christmas..We live comfortably and I enjoy my home and see no reason to downsize or move far away from the family because we are retired..I have just recently had to make a few changes in my lifestyle due to health problems which I never experienced before, but I will adjust
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Old 04-27-2008, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Atlanta suburb
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Smile You don't need money to be happy; just a rich outlook.

I think the older I get the happier and more content I become. I no longer depend on "bling things" to give me pleasure, but more on relationships. And, I find that those relationships are no longer based on those "blingy things".

When I was younger it seemed like so much time and effort that could have been spent on enjoying life and family was wasted on acquisition of those oh, so necessary items that were supposed to make us happy.

Now, the only thing that could make me happier would to be closer geographically to our children and grandchildren. We were so busy pursuing our American dream in our working years that we ended up leaving a graduating child in 4 different parts of the country. That is my only regret.

Aches and pains, ailments that I only used to see on 20/20 as news items and rising prices for everything? Just new hurdles - not obstacles. Everyday is a new adventure and I am ready to tackle anything.
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