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Old 12-04-2007, 08:02 PM   #41
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I no how it feels to have dad turn 40...
Mine's taking the 'four oh' in the spring... My mom still has two years left before she hits it too..
Im turning 'one five' at the really, really, really end of this month...
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Old 12-04-2007, 08:03 PM   #42
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My wife said (when our eldest turned 40): "I can't believe I've got a 40-year old daughter". My reply: "How do you think your mother feels?" (89 and going strong). My kids are now 39, 41, & 45; my big seven-O has come and gone.
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:18 PM   #43
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We had once gotten a birthday card for my mother which said,

"A little gray hair doesn't mean you're getting older..."

[open card]


"Unless it's on your children!"

NovaScotian, perhaps you can create a card for your mother-in-law, but substitute "grandchildren!"
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Old 12-04-2007, 11:16 PM   #44
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We had once gotten a birthday card for my mother which said,

"A little gray hair doesn't mean you're getting older..."

[open card]


"Unless it's on your children!"

NovaScotian, perhaps you can create a card for your mother-in-law, but substitute "grandchildren!"

It would be appropriate too -- my son is getting grey at the temples - who can tell with a female of the species?
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Old 12-04-2007, 11:19 PM   #45
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As if today's posts here weren't enough, tonight I received this link from a friend of 40 years, also a baby boomer.

When clicking on this link, make sure your speakers are on.

http://weblogs.newsday.com/news/opin...y_boomers.html

This one is good enough to also post in the 'favorite joke' thread.
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Old 12-13-2007, 05:45 AM   #46
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Getting old (or, rather more serious) is when you start thinking that the majority of the younger generation are dumber, less flexible, more computer-dependent, of no values, soulless, less sportive, unable to go without their parents' control...
I don't thinks so often, but sometimes I start to get the thought that those who are younger lack some features that we have and vice versa
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:58 AM   #47
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Getting old (or, rather more serious) is when you start thinking that the majority of the younger generation are dumber, less flexible, more computer-dependent, of no values, soulless, less sportive, unable to go without their parents' control...
I don't thinks so often, but sometimes I start to get the thought that those who are younger lack some features that we have and vice versa

Too true specter. Many of the posts here are humorous, but what you've pointed out is true. When we start feeling somewhat as you've described, that truly is a sign of getting older.
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Old 12-13-2007, 07:01 AM   #48
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specter, your post caused me to think of something else. Sadly, I've been noticing folks of 'my generation' are exhibiting more frequently, a tendency to not want to learn new things. I notice it most regarding technology, but also in my profession of physical therapy.
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Old 12-13-2007, 03:20 PM   #49
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...exhibiting more frequently, a tendency to not want to learn new things. I notice it most regarding technology...

That explains why my dad doesn't want to switch to a Mac... It's not like he can't afford one, but I guess it's because he's been using PC's since highschool and college and even at his first job...
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Old 12-17-2007, 11:39 AM   #50
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Games for when we are older

From a patient this morning:

Games for when we are older
• Sag, you’re it.
• Pin the toupee on the bald guy.
• 20 questions shouted into your good ear.
• Kick the bucket.
• Red Rover, Red Rover, the nurse says, “Bend over.”
• Doc Doc Goose.
• Simon says something incoherent.
• Hide and go pee.
• Spin the bottle of Mylanta.
• Musical recliners.
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Old 12-17-2007, 02:14 PM   #51
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If you remember where the dimmer switch for your headlights used to be before they moved it to the steering column......... you just might be an old guy.

If you've ever sailed an 78 rpm vinyl record (the original frisbee)... you just might be an old guy.
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Old 12-17-2007, 03:57 PM   #52
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What does it mean when you remember where the starter was on a 1934 Ford Coupe?

I should perhaps mention that the car was 20 years old when I drove it.
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Old 12-17-2007, 04:06 PM   #53
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Think that means you just might be a REAL old guy.

Cool ride, man. I remember some older cars with a starter button on the dash or even on the floorboard... or was that the tractor? Sure eliminated breaking off the key in the switch!
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Old 12-17-2007, 04:22 PM   #54
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Some people spent their youth wishing they looked more like Marlon Brando or Elizabeth Taylor.

...then spent their middle age years ... praying that they wouldn’t end up looking like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor...
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And I suppose being in your 40s and 50s means complaining about how contemporary music lacks decent guitar solos. And even though it’s got a beat, doesn’t have a human being manning the drums... (sic)
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If you remember where the dimmer switch for your headlights used to be before they moved it to the steering column......... you just might be an old guy.

If you've ever sailed an 78 rpm vinyl record (the original frisbee)... you just might be an old guy.

Ouch!
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Think that means you just might be a REAL old guy.

I believe NovaScotian reigns at emeritus status.
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Hey... I said "MIGHT"
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Old 12-17-2007, 08:18 PM   #59
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Quid vos conferunt senes?
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:20 PM   #60
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Quid vos conferunt senes?

conferunt?
What are we conferring/debating/calling old?
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