Have You Accepted Your Oldness Or Are You In Denial?

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  1. Bobby Cole

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    In denial? Never been in denial. Don’t wanna be in denial. I’m too old to do that much traveling any more and prefer sitting on de porch.
     
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  2. John Brunner

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    So I'm watching the 2021 PGA Championship. Phil Mickelson just won...the oldest player to ever win a PGA Championship. So I go on the internet to see how old he is.

    I was 16 years old when the S.O.B. was born.

    Just shoot me...
     
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    You could be Phil's dad. :p
     
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    Sometimes this stuff just smacks me right in the face.

    Of course, classifying 50 year olds as "seniors" doesn't help. Even IHOP's bar is higher than that.
     
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  5. Beth Gallagher

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    50 is when AARP begins bombarding you with Senior Citizen mailouts, so it's official. :p
     
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    I'm a broken-down man
    whose motto was yes I can
    With age and wear
    Mostly I sit and stare
    Be it at a book or TV
    I am not free
    Frozen in a state
    I just stagnate
    How was I hijacked
    How do I get back

    Tony
    5/24/21
     
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  7. Hal Pollner

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    You know you're getting old when you get advertisements from the Neptune Society!
     
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  8. John Brunner

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    I had never heard of them. It seems strange to separately contract out cremation (back & forth shipping) when all the funeral homes can do it as part of the package.
     
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    Well I was a senior long before they lowered the age (not sure why they did that) and all I have to say in response is: I prefer old(er) (denial? lol) to the alternative.

    Yes I lol at a lot of the responses. At least most everybody still has that all important sense of humor.:)

    Haunted and crazy old lady FUNNY OCT 2019.png
     
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  11. Babs Hunt

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    The more my aging body slows down...the sharper my brain seems to get.
     
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  12. John Brunner

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    I have a reproduction of a 4 painting series by Thomas Cole titled "The Voyage of Life" that has always resonated.

    Childhood
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    Youth
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    Manhood
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    Old Age
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  13. Mary Stetler

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    One of my unattatched kids was bemoaning the fact that she had no kids. Who was going to take care of her in her old age?
    Yesterday, she was lifting her old dog into the car cuz Roxy can't jump in anymore. And HER back went out, I got her a cold pack and did her chores--on my one good leg and cane. Made her dinner....
    I keep saying I will be like the terminator--stripped of flesh, legs scraped off in a machine, one good arm dragging itself towards it's goal of killing Sarah...
    Does that put me in denial? or an institution?
     
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