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#51 atlas2

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 12:54 AM

What's this topic about?

 

Ageing?

 

Is there a topic for second childhood?

 

 

 

Well said MLC.....That's ageing described in a nutshell........

 

I want to get to an age when I can look back on old age


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#52 midlifecrisis

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 12:55 AM

 

 

 

Well said MLC.....That's ageing described in a nutshell........

 

I want to get to an age when I can look back on old age

 

Amen to that!


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 03:24 AM

What second childhood, haven't finished the first. Been pretty much my philosophy to living these past six decades.

 

Seen during those years a few close friends lose that spark for fun with the result they aged rather quickly. My parents quite often questioned my lifestyle choices and were quite vocal in their disapproval. Sad really as with my own adult children I remain mute on imposing my will on how they live their lives. Instead I take pride in how they are finding their own path in life.

 

Another motto I've always lived by is "work is a means to afford my time off". I think that's what particularly rankled my parents. But I've been fortunate to follow a career path doing what I really enjoy, computer programming/consulting, which brought with it a decent chunk of change to pay for many vacations, three failed marriages, and still have enough left over to fund an adequate retirement account.

 

As for the failed marriages, not my ex-wives fault. They were and still are good women. It's just that they, like most, lost that spark for fun and their lifestyle choices changed from when we first met.

 

Looking back it's not the work I remember with great fondness, it's the many and varied sport activities I've mastered and participated in. Friends joked that my attention span was measured in 2 - 3 years after which I moved on to a new sport. If I were to self-diagnose I would say I have adult ADD.

 

Still looking forward to what the next couple of decades bring me.


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 12:55 PM

What second childhood, haven't finished the first. Been pretty much my philosophy to living these past six decades.

 

Seen during those years a few close friends lose that spark for fun with the result they aged rather quickly. My parents quite often questioned my lifestyle choices and were quite vocal in their disapproval. Sad really as with my own adult children I remain mute on imposing my will on how they live their lives. Instead I take pride in how they are finding their own path in life.

 

Another motto I've always lived by is "work is a means to afford my time off". I think that's what particularly rankled my parents. But I've been fortunate to follow a career path doing what I really enjoy, computer programming/consulting, which brought with it a decent chunk of change to pay for many vacations, three failed marriages, and still have enough left over to fund an adequate retirement account.

 

As for the failed marriages, not my ex-wives fault. They were and still are good women. It's just that they, like most, lost that spark for fun and their lifestyle choices changed from when we first met.

 

Looking back it's not the work I remember with great fondness, it's the many and varied sport activities I've mastered and participated in. Friends joked that my attention span was measured in 2 - 3 years after which I moved on to a new sport. If I were to self-diagnose I would say I have adult ADD.

 

Still looking forward to what the next couple of decades bring me.

 

I was watching some program about Germany years ago and this German guy was a real workaholic. He said about the difference between the Germans and the French, "The Germans live to work, the French work to live."

 

Despite being Prussian on my mother's side, I prefer the French manner.


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 01:20 PM

 

 

 

Despite being Prussian on my mother's side, I prefer the French manner.

 

Hi,

 

Been in hospital recently. Young guys everywhere, heart attacks, cancer etc...One has to enjoy TODAY.


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 02:07 PM

 

Hi,

 

Been in hospital recently. Young guys everywhere, heart attacks, cancer etc...One has to enjoy TODAY.

 

Very true. My boss was younger than me and was a workaholic. Although I had contemplated early retirement, his illness and death from cancer did a got me to make up my mind for me and actually retire.


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 02:17 PM

I selected my e-mail name of "laffnliv" many years ago and have retained it through adventures with webtv, msn, verizon, and now gmail.  The name suits me.  At the bottom of each of my posts you will see, "I don't want to grow up."

 

These philosophies have served me well.  And I have been happily retired now for well over 24 years.

 

The adventures continue.

 

Little Roy


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#58 midlifecrisis

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 02:36 PM

I selected my e-mail name of "laffnliv" many years ago and have retained it through adventures with webtv, msn, verizon, and now gmail.  The name suits me.  At the bottom of each of my posts you will see, "I don't want to grow up."

 

These philosophies have served me well.  And I have been happily retired now for well over 24 years.

 

The adventures continue.

 

Little Roy

 

So much truth in that Roy. 

 

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#59 atlas2

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Posted Yesterday, 01:48 AM

Laughter is the best medicine.....

 

Whatever your age and whatever they do they can't stop us laughing.........

 

Though I lost my job by laughing......still I was a hearse driver.


Edited by atlas2, Yesterday, 01:49 AM.

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Posted Yesterday, 02:50 AM

Laughter is the best medicine.....

 

Whatever your age and whatever they do they can't stop us laughing.........

 

Though I lost my job by laughing......still I was a hearse driver.

 

You can't take it with you ... oops ...

 

hearse-u-haul.jpg


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Posted Yesterday, 09:24 AM

You can't take it with you ... oops ...
 
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Put your money in Bank of America. They have branches all over hell.
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Posted Yesterday, 09:45 AM

Put your money in Bank of America. They have branches all over hell.

 

One of the best stock investments I have made in the past few years. Bought for about $5/share in 2009, now above $25/share.

 

WAC wouldn't like it ... BBBBUUUUUST and evil Banksters and all of that.


Edited by VPI78, Yesterday, 09:45 AM.

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Posted Yesterday, 03:38 PM

Thanks for the photo, VP.  I just printed it and will frame and hang it!

 

Little Roy


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Posted Today, 09:52 AM

Hi,

 

My mother(RIP) used to sing this song.

 


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