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Old 02-19-2017, 17:15   #76
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Pants zipped up....check
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Old 02-20-2017, 08:01   #77
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1) Shoes .... check. 2) Socks .... check and clean. 3) Depends .... check and clean. 4) Pants ... check. 5) Belt ... check. 6) Wallet ... check. 7) Money ... check. 8) Rx Pills ... check. 9) Handkerchief ... check and clean. 10) Gun ... check and clean. 11) Reload mags ... check. 12) Chap Stick ... check. Oh ... forgot Shirt .... check. Jacket ... check. Hat ... check.
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being a prostate cancer survivor with incontinence I can say the 'zipper up' is a real iffy proposition. embarrassing to say the least.
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Old 02-26-2017, 12:18   #79
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You know you're old when:

You go to the scooter store to pick up chicks.
I go to C-A-L Ranch; hey, the sign says "The Chicks Are In!"
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Old 02-26-2017, 19:10   #80
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Manual choke on your car/truck...
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Old 02-26-2017, 23:14   #81
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I hate it when old people call me "Sir".
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Old 02-27-2017, 08:30   #82
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Polite folks always refer to others as "Sir" and "Ma'am". Don't hate it at all.
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Having been a Scout and Scout Leader (as well as adult leader trainer) I 'll add........
pocket-knife.....check
fire starter.......check
(in EVERY vehicle)
bathroom tissue........check
canteen of water........check
compass......check

my truck box is filled with one small tool box, and enough survival gear to live a couple weeks comfortably in the woods.

the old Scout motto and slogan apply today as much as ever.......
Be Prepared
Do Your Best
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Vehicle Emergency Evac Bag? ... Check! ...

Yep on the "Be Prepared" thing. Our two SUV 4x4 vehicles have that 5 to 7 day large, heavy multiple duffel bag bug out bags. Wild fires in the Summer. Whatever the rest of the time.

Supposed to go through them about monthly and check for water leaks, stealing and whatever. Another item on our "check list" which means we are getting kinda old here. Kinda indeed?

Now, what in the heck was I doing? Oh yeah ... now I remember. Another nice 12 ounce cup of double strength French Roast Coffee? Caffeine is great! Booze and girls are better but ???
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Old 02-28-2017, 16:05   #85
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Using a map and a compass, rather than relying on GPS, which wasn't even around.

45 records, 33 albums.

Moth balls in the gas tank to get a little extra "juice".

CP/M as the only available DOS, other than TRS-DOS (which only supported a cassette player).

Tube amplifiers and radios. The BEST!

Dot-Matrix Printers (and the re-inking kits for them). Still have four, to include a wide carriage one! Love the "zeeeep, zeeep" sounds.

300 Baud modems, with the requisite sounds making a connection - when available.

Life before a Microwave.

Life when your footlocker included your name and SSAN or service number,

OD Green cotton fatigues with a white T-shirt. (still have)

Cars with real spares and a cigarette/cigar lighter as standard equipment.

Wing vents (still have one car with them; no AC).

You find you repeat yourself...Often!

You read books you've already read and the story is sill new!
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Old 03-05-2017, 19:21   #86
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I do remember nap time during school. I think it was kindergarten and maybe into first grade. Recess was a normal thing, twice a day if I remember correctly. Also walking home from school in the first grade, by myself.

Oh how times have changed.
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Old 03-06-2017, 08:12   #87
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you pass the elementary school you used to walk to and from and there are 120 vehicles sitting on the road to pick up the kid{s} as school lets out.
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Old 03-13-2017, 16:23   #88
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Well it looks like more than a few here are old salts! A word of advice to the sages; don't keep your Prep H in the drawer by your tooth paste.

Ever.
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My grandson, on his birthday wrote on his facebook page, bemoaning the fact that he is now old, worrying what in the near future will happen to him.

He just turned 26.
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30 was a lot harder for me than 40 or 50, but turning 60 later this year has been pretty tough. If I knew I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of myself when I was younger! Hopefully 60 will be just like 30 was, just another bump in the road.

Albeit with more aches and pains.
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Old 03-14-2017, 18:27   #91
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Parnelli, you youngster!

Motrin will become your best friend (and enemy). Getting old ain't for wimps, but you're up to it (really no rational choice).

I go on Medicare at the end of the year. Have slowed down but not stopped. The good news is that with all the pill bottles that will become available, they offer great opportunities for storing "stuff", such as spare ammo.
If I knew I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of myself
Yup. But it wouldn't have been as fun!
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Old 03-16-2017, 08:35   #92
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RJ I use aspirin and alcohol for pain. Probably not the best combination, but I don't put pharmaceuticals into my system other than aspirin, unless I really hurt, then I take Tylenol between the aspirin offset 2 hours, but it's rare I have to do that. My poison of choice is usually good beer; 2 or 3 after work and I'm out like a light. For the most part I plow through and don't suffer much till I stop, then it catches up with me.

Thus far I've spent a lifetime beating the hell out of myself, but some of it was a lot of fun!
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Old 03-16-2017, 14:15   #93
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Parnelli, my preferred med is Vodka. In a pinch, I'll do IBU, but fortunately I don't need that often. Tylenol - unless it is #3 - doesn't do much for me. Aspirin thins my blood, which is generally a good thing. But my Dad used aspirin extensively to thin his blood (fear of a stroke), and then got a hemorrhagic stroke that almost killed him because of the thinness of the blood.

Moderation.

I have been blessed with being able to only occasionally need any meds (other than BP and PC meds). Once my bone cancer spreads, I'll likely become an opiod zombie like my brother was his last year.

Not looking forward to that.

At all.

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No one thinks about when the grow old. It's all about the here and now.

Which reminds me, remember when we had no worries as kids. It was all about what we couldn't do today, but we would get to do it tomorrow.


I agree RJF, moderation is the key to anything.
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Things NOT To Do ...

Things NOT to do. Forget the daily check list. Forget to initial your daily med schedule when you take your hourly needful meds. Forget to place the eye ball lubricant next to the bed. Forget to place your close up reading glasses next to the bed sosss you can read in bed all propped up with those six, (6) big fluffy pillows.

Things NEVER to do. Forget to reestablish the toilet paper spare roll count under the bathroom sink close to the can. NEVER get the instant super glue tiny squeeze bottle confused with the aforementioned eye ball lube tiny squeeze bottle placed next to the bed. We try to have no such OTHER tiny squeeze bottles anywhere in the house.

Do NOT place yourself in a physical situation where you must or should bend from the waist. Too much titanium in the lower back. Always bend from the knees. Do NOT assist the handy man moving around heavy furniture. I did two days ago. Still in good pain from THAT. NEVER consider looking backwards in life ... only forward!!
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My grandson, on his birthday wrote on his facebook page, bemoaning the fact that he is now old, worrying what in the near future will happen to him.

He just turned 26.

Years ago a neighbor woman tried to commit suicide - she was turning 30 and felt her life was over.
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Cleaning the needle on the phonograph.

Punching extra notches on your Single-Sided Double-Density 5.25" floppy disks so you could turn them over and use the other side.

"Vux"ing each day (peculiar to Army guys with secure systems) "in the day"... When in Army G3, our secure server was encrypted with an ancient IBM server, with an 8" floppy drive locked in a safe. This was in the early '90s! Had to "Vux" each day. The 8" floppy wore down due to the dusty conditions, and periodically, I would have to find a low-level geek who loved ancient systems to get a replacement 8" floppy with the right code. Didn't need haircuts because I was scratching myself bald at the insanity of this.
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I was thinking this morning about how much of a hurry I had been in for so many things in the past; it dawned on me that for all that time the only thing I was really in a hurry for was to grow old, irregardless of what I thought I was in a hurry for.

Silly me.
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