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No. 0     Original Topic: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Resting_In_Christ   Gender: F   Age: 34   on  Jan 3, 2014 at 11:53 PM   Viewed 19722 times     
For me it's my hands. They're all creased and wrinkly now, just like my mom's were when she was in her 40's.
I'm not sad about it. I think it's cool. I like getting older
I can't wait to hit the "big" 4 O.
No. 1     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  listenandhear   Gender: F   Age: 56   on  Jan 4, 2014 at 12:07 AM     
my body doesn't do what i want it to do anymore.
No. 2     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Denise   Gender: F   Age: 58   on  Jan 4, 2014 at 12:18 AM     
Resting_In_Christ wrote:

For me it's my hands. They're all creased and wrinkly now, just like my mom's were when she was in her 40's.
I'm not sad about it. I think it's cool. I like getting older
I can't wait to hit the "big" 4 O.


Becoming homeless.


I never even realized that I was growing old until I was 52. I looked ten years younger than my age and felt just as I did when I was 16. I was more active than most 16 yr olds. I could throw 100lb bales of hay all day, and handle some difficult horses.

Then homelessness grabbed me by the heels and dipped me in age. And it happened SOOO fast.

What DIDN'T fall apart is more the question. :unsure:

Do you start at the "going grey overnight" or the "gravity is hanging onto every inch of my body and won't release it?"

Or do you mention the wrinkles that are starting to look like canyons and there are bags beneath my eyes that could hold all my worldly possessions if I could just get them off my face.

:dramaqueen:

I was told that I was going to need a double hip transplant when I got older because of the tumors and arthritis..

Sleeping in the cold made it impossible for my hips to function and the pain became excruciating.

And suddenly I found myself groaning each time I moved. Isn't that infuriating when you hear old folks groan each time they move? It used to drive me insane.

Now I am doing it. :shock:


But I think it all came home when I recently had to give my PRESENT driving license as proof of identity and the woman looked at me, looked at the driving license photo, looked at me again and said:

"Are you SURE this is your driving license?"

:shock:



No. 3     Reply: Re: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Denise   Gender: F   Age: 58   on  Jan 4, 2014 at 12:19 AM     
listenandhear wrote:

my body doesn't do what i want it to do anymore.


And the saddest part is my mind isn't doing what I want either.

:dramaqueen:
No. 4     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Curtis   Gender: M   Age: 51   on  Jan 4, 2014 at 1:49 AM     
When I hit 50, I started getting letters from AARP. Thats for old people.

But for me I think the first thing that made me feel old. was.

Being in the Marine Corps. When I enlisted I was a young man ready to conquer the world. The longer I was in. I noticed the new recruits that were coming in at camp Pendleton, (MCRD)San Diego, had that same killer look in there eyes and thirst to see some action that I once had. By that time I had survival on my mind.

I thought then, I must be getting old.

Curt,
No. 5     Reply: Re: Re: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Pink   Gender: F   Age: 56   on  Jan 4, 2014 at 9:59 AM     
Denise wrote:

listenandhear wrote:

my body doesn't do what i want it to do anymore.


And the saddest part is my mind isn't doing what I want either.

:dramaqueen:


Me too Denise, I used to be able just put stuff in my brain and it would come out later when I want it to. That doesn't happen so much anymore. I have to be intentional now to remember new things. Even THEN, I have to put it in more than once.

My daughter makes fun of my gray hair and my son makes fun of my skin color. (my arms are kind of blotchy now) I told my son just wait until HE turns 55 and then see the blotches in HIS skin!


No. 6     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  SandiTazersMama   Gender: F   Age: 61   on  Jan 4, 2014 at 10:09 AM     
For me it was when my daughter was upset when she turned 40. Again when I began to need readers - now I think I need glasses for all the time. I use $7 glasses from Ace Hardware store. I realized I'm aging again when I began to forget little things, then big things. My skin looks like a wrinled up prune, but I always told myself that is from being in the sun. All in all, I'm ok with it all.
No. 7     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Patrick   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Jan 4, 2014 at 10:40 AM     
When my second family of kids referred to their older sisters as "ancient".
No. 8     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 22   on  Jan 4, 2014 at 12:01 PM     
Every once in a while I may be in line at a restaurant and over hear something about a senior discount. I may look then and think I have to be as old or older than they are and have never ever gotten a senior discount. But even then it still does not cause me to ponder "I am getting old".

The age number itself may cause me to think like "Wow, that is a lot of years! How many do I have left?".

But there is little to nothing physically that causes me to think much about getting old.
No. 9     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Christian_gent   Gender: M   Age: 42   on  Jan 4, 2014 at 12:05 PM     
When I started getting AARP mail, lol. That and when I no longer cared about going out at night to do things.

No. 10     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Jan 4, 2014 at 3:55 PM     
When you go on job interviews and you're being interviewed by like 19-20 year olds AND you don't get the job.
No. 11     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Curtis   Gender: M   Age: 51   on  Jan 4, 2014 at 4:21 PM     
Resting_In_Christ wrote:

I can't wait to hit the "big" 4 O.


Rebecca,

I cant wait till I hit 40 too!:unsure:



Curt,
No. 12     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  SandiTazersMama   Gender: F   Age: 61   on  Jan 4, 2014 at 5:01 PM     
I try to think things through somewhat My Daddy died at 62, my real mom died at 52. I am 61. I usually have a lot of energy and I usually go non-stop almost every day.
I am in excellent health, so say the blood work results and cat scans and EKG etc. that I have had done.
Most seem surprised to learn my age, and I know I do not think or act like most 61 year old women. Or men, for that matter!
Finding someone to date, like on dating sites, is tough for me because guys my age seem to be old geezers (sorry, but it's true) and if I say I want younger guys, well then I get young men who want a Cougar and well, that doesn't work EITHER! I don't feel old, but maybe I am in some form of denial or something.
No. 13     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 60   on  Jan 4, 2014 at 5:36 PM     
Reading threads like this.
No. 14     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Tavita   Gender: M   Age: 78   on  Jan 4, 2014 at 5:59 PM     
That is a pleasure I still have ahead of me.

If it happens I shall try to remember to post here.
No. 15     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  jadefox   Gender: F   Age: 54   on  Jan 4, 2014 at 6:07 PM     
Identifying with nearly every post on here as what might make me feel old at any given time.

I'm old enough to be a grandmother, and have enough gray in my hair to look the part, were it not for the occasional hair dye. A woman's best friend!

Looking at young adults and thinking they're still kids, or teenagers. When in reality they're in their 20's and 30's. When people my age get thinner and thinner in the population pool because they're starting to die off! And my age group demographics is on the decline, that makes me feel old/er.

When my parents, aunts, and uncles have all passed on, and now it's only siblings and cousins left. That is a wake up call. When you realize your generation is now the next one to go! Sobering....

On the upside is developing appreciation for all the little moments, and treasuring what time I have left to spend with my family and loved ones. Not taking anyone or anything for granted. And thanking God for life itself. Because in a blink it can all be gone.

Not wanting to go out to the movies as much as before, and content to stay in. My parents used to do that and it drove me crazy when I was younger. Now I've become my parents, and it's because my body just doesn't go as fast as it used to, nor do I have the desire to be running everywhere.

I'm content to slow down and enjoy life at a less challenging pace. It's hectic enough why make it moreso?

And I'm not as much of a perfectionist as I used to be. Now I just accept myself where I'm at. If I don't get everything done in a day, or just right, I'm okay with that.

And that's a very good feeling to have! When you learn to give up control it actually frees one up to embrace more of life with all its kookiness.




No. 16     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Jan 4, 2014 at 6:36 PM     
I seem to be farting more as I grow older.

Also seem to be having more of the walking farts too.

No. 17     Reply: Re: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Resting_In_Christ   Gender: F   Age: 34   on  Jan 4, 2014 at 6:59 PM     
Stormchaser wrote:

Reading threads like this.


:laugh: Sorry 'bout that.
No. 18     Reply: Re: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Resting_In_Christ   Gender: F   Age: 34   on  Jan 4, 2014 at 7:01 PM     
curtis553 wrote:

Resting_In_Christ wrote:

I can't wait to hit the "big" 4 O.


Rebecca,

I cant wait till I hit 40 too!:unsure:



Curt,



Heeeeeeey, wait a minute

:laugh:
No. 19     Reply: Re: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Resting_In_Christ   Gender: F   Age: 34   on  Jan 4, 2014 at 7:10 PM     
Patrick wrote:

When my second family of kids referred to their older sisters as "ancient".


This reminds me:
Just recently I was thinking about how I am older than my second grade teacher was when I was in 2nd grade, and how old she looked to me when I was only 7. She was in her early twenties.
I was also thinking about how I am, right now, the exact age my third grade teacher was when I was in her third grade class, and how, when I was in 3rd grade, I thought she was soooooo old.
:laugh:

mod to clarify
No. 20     Reply: Re: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  SandiTazersMama   Gender: F   Age: 61   on  Jan 4, 2014 at 7:11 PM     
jadefox wrote:

Identifying with nearly every post on here as what might make me feel old at any given time.

I'm old enough to be a grandmother, and have enough gray in my hair to look the part, were it not for the occasional hair dye. A woman's best friend!

Looking at young adults and thinking they're still kids, or teenagers. When in reality they're in their 20's and 30's. When people my age get thinner and thinner in the population pool because they're starting to die off! And my age group demographics is on the decline, that makes me feel old/er.

When my parents, aunts, and uncles have all passed on, and now it's only siblings and cousins left. That is a wake up call. When you realize your generation is now the next one to go! Sobering....

On the upside is developing appreciation for all the little moments, and treasuring what time I have left to spend with my family and loved ones. Not taking anyone or anything for granted. And thanking God for life itself. Because in a blink it can all be gone.

Not wanting to go out to the movies as much as before, and content to stay in. My parents used to do that and it drove me crazy when I was younger. Now I've become my parents, and it's because my body just doesn't go as fast as it used to, nor do I have the desire to be running everywhere.

I'm content to slow down and enjoy life at a less challenging pace. It's hectic enough why make it moreso?

And I'm not as much of a perfectionist as I used to be. Now I just accept myself where I'm at. If I don't get everything done in a day, or just right, I'm okay with that.

And that's a very good feeling to have! When you learn to give up control it actually frees one up to embrace more of life with all its kookiness.





All of this, yes! I am letting my hair grow out natural. So far it LOOKS all silvery! I actually think I like it!
No. 21     Reply: Re: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 22   on  Jan 4, 2014 at 7:54 PM     
SandiTazersMama wrote:

I am in excellent health, so say the blood work results and cat scans and EKG etc. that I have had done.
Most seem surprised to learn my age, and I know I do not think or act like most 61 year old women. Or men, for that matter!
Finding someone to date, like on dating sites, is tough for me because guys my age seem to be old geezers (sorry, but it's true) and if I say I want younger guys, well then I get young men who want a Cougar and well, that doesn't work EITHER! I don't feel old, but maybe I am in some form of denial or something.



I can relate to this.

Even those that have been life-long friends seem to forget I am as old as they are. I regularly hear, "Wow, I did not realize you were older than me."

And I am often accused of "robbing the cradle". Seems that a regular dating relationship for me turns out to be with someone considerably younger.

As far as dating sites, I think online we are more easily stereotyped by age to be of specific criteria within certain age thresholds. Online, it seems as if over 50 you are considered to be an inactive homebody looking to quietly spend your remaining days. That may be to the extreme, but it often appears that way. I find that ladies 45-60 are way more active and "young" than people credit them to be and more often than not looking for the same in a mate.

Not to say I have not successfully dated via online encounters. In fact, my most meaningful relationships since divorce have all 3 been the result of meeting online. First was older than I, the second considerably younger, the third considerably younger yet. Regardless, I find I am more apt to meet someone I am willing to date in the "face to face" world.

Background, for me anyway, seems to be a big hurdle to get over and develop a close relationship at an older age. Seems easier to develop a relationship with someone you grew up with, went to school with, maybe knew from college, attended church with for years, etc. Thus probably the reason for hearing more and more stories about people marrying someone years later in life that they were in grade school and/or high school together and had maybe never seen each other since until marrying as senior citizens. I am personally encountering more and more acquaintances, family, and friends that have recently experienced such.

These days I find more ladies attracted to me by being "out and about" versus hanging out on a dating site. Despite stats indicating that 35%, and quickly growing, of successful marriages these days are the result of an online encounter, I personally find being at church, at a class, at the gym, involved in hobbies, business conventions, dances, etc., even shopping to all be more viable activities and places to quickly result in a date than spending time online. In fact, I could probably run into town right now and enjoy a late dinner at one of the local diners, and before finishing my meal have a waitress asking to know what I am doing when she gets off work tonight. These days, there are even drive throughs this has happened at for me. People are looking for relationships with some almost seeming desperate.

I have stumbled onto some online venues that result in meaningful dates and/or friendships at a later age. Meetup.com has been an ideal website to meet likeminded individuals. Also the dating sites that offer "face to face" local social gathering or such as a "speed dating" event result in fun dates and friendships. I have also found there to be many Christian based events within these groups that on the surface at first may appear to all be secular. You either walk away meeting the lady of your dreams in one encounter or with a list of dates to schedule. Maybe not to that extreme, but I often find myself having the pick of who I might like to get to know better. Unless the host controls the ratio, it can often easily be like 4-6 females to 1 male in attendance.
No. 22     Reply: Re: Re: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 22   on  Jan 4, 2014 at 10:36 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:
As far as dating sites, I think online we are more easily stereotyped by age to be of specific criteria within certain age thresholds. Online, it seems as if over 50 you are considered to be an inactive homebody looking to quietly spend your remaining days. That may be to the extreme, but it often appears that way. I find that ladies 45-60 are way more active and "young" than people credit them to be and more often than not looking for the same in a mate.

Not to say I have not successfully dated via online encounters. In fact, my most meaningful relationships since divorce have all 3 been the result of meeting online. First was older than I, the second considerably younger, the third considerably younger yet. Regardless, I find I am more apt to meet someone I am willing to date in the "face to face" world.



I guess I said all this to simply express my experience has found a great disconnect in what one might think of you online and what they express they desire in a mate online versus meeting them unexpectedly "face to face" and after having some direct conversation. Over the past couple years I have met several online that appeared to have no interest in me at all, then indicate all kinds of interest after a "face to face" encounter. The same up to 15 year younger gal that appears to be expressing she is seeking different than I in her profile and will not give me the time of day online, then happens to meet me at a local event and is wanting to get married within a couple weeks. This can be quite confusing.
No. 23     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  JesusIsLord81333   Gender: M   Age: 84   on  Jan 10, 2014 at 7:24 PM     
Resting_In_Christ wrote:

For me it's my hands. They're all creased and wrinkly now, just like my mom's were when she was in her 40's.
I'm not sad about it. I think it's cool. I like getting older
I can't wait to hit the "big" 4 O.


I can't remember that far back, I can tell you what to expect when you are old, Not just getting old, For example,You may be in a store, Or somewhere, The young people will say, Hey, Be careful there, Watch you step, Here, Let me get that for you, And if you are a man the young women will call you honey, Or sweetie. One place I lived for several years Every time I would start to mow the lawn a young whippersnapper that lived next door would come and take the mower away from me, He thought I was too old to work, So you see we old people have got it made. When you said you can't wait to get 40 I thought of the time when my daughter turned 40 she called me and said, How could you do this to me?
No. 24     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 22   on  Jan 10, 2014 at 7:37 PM     
Maybe not the first thing to make me think about getting old, but I saw a picture of Michael J Fox today and thought "wow, he is looking old for only 52". But I also know he has health issues.

I encounter many that think I look like Michael.
No. 25     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Vickie   Gender: F   Age: 59   on  Jan 10, 2014 at 10:43 PM     
Resting_In_Christ wrote:

For me it's my hands. They're all creased and wrinkly now, just like my mom's were when she was in her 40's.
I'm not sad about it. I think it's cool. I like getting older
I can't wait to hit the "big" 4 O.


I've had a few "When did that happen???" moments.
I don't feel old most of the time though; still able to do all the things I want to.
I think of my mom's cousin, who was my mentor, re-roofing her home when she was in her 70's. She actually saved me all the wood shingles she tore off for fire starter as I'd just bought a house with fireplace. Then she told me she had two small pecan trees she wanted me to come cut down for firewood. I borrowed a chain saw and spent my 4th of July weekend playing lumberjack. They were 50+ foot trees that PRODUCED small pecans. We both agreed the 2nd one didn't have to come down.
I did hurt my body badly in 2000 and thought I'd never recover fully but Chiropractors are amazing!
Recently I felt a bit old when I crashed my bike and could not pick it up. Had to call my son to come help. I haven't done that in decades and did not realize my current bike is not so easy to pop up. I feel a bit better now that a couple guys shared they probably could not have done it alone either but at that moment in time....I felt old as well as foolish.
No. 26     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  texascowgirl283   Gender: F   Age: 47   on  Jan 11, 2014 at 11:14 AM     
What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?

A look in the mirror.
No. 27     Reply: Re: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  JesusIsLord81333   Gender: M   Age: 84   on  Jan 11, 2014 at 1:51 PM     
texascowgirl283 wrote:

What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?

A look in the mirror.


I don't look in mirrors I have the one in my bathroom covered up. There's an old man in there that keeps imitating me. :frown:
No. 28     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  texascowgirl283   Gender: F   Age: 47   on  Jan 11, 2014 at 1:57 PM     
:rofl: :high5: I have a huge wall clock made out of solid mirror and I had took it off the wall and never put it back. I had set in my bathroom floor facing the toilet lol and my husband covered it with a towel lol. I have since removed it. It was not intentional to set it there facing the toilet, I just set it down there not thinking anything. Just found a place to put where it wouldn't get broke. It was a little cubby hole type area. My husband wished I had of temporarily set it anywhere but there. lol.
No. 29     Reply: Re: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  JesusIsLord81333   Gender: M   Age: 84   on  Jan 11, 2014 at 3:45 PM     
texascowgirl283 wrote:

:rofl: :high5: I have a huge wall clock made out of solid glass and I had took it off the wall and never put it back. I had set in my bathroom floor facing the toilet lol and my husband covered it with a towel lol. I have since removed it. It was not intentional to set it there facing the toilet, I just set it down there not thinking anything. Just found a place to put where it wouldn't get broke. It was a little cubby hole type area. My husband wished I had of temporarily set it anywhere but there. lol.


:icon_redface: He is a good man
No. 30     Reply: Re: Re: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  JesusIsLord81333   Gender: M   Age: 84   on  Jan 11, 2014 at 3:51 PM     
:offtopic::offtopic:
JesusIsLord81333 wrote:

texascowgirl283 wrote:

:rofl: :high5: I have a huge wall clock made out of solid glass and I had took it off the wall and never put it back. I had set in my bathroom floor facing the toilet lol and my husband covered it with a towel lol. I have since removed it. It was not intentional to set it there facing the toilet, I just set it down there not thinking anything. Just found a place to put where it wouldn't get broke. It was a little cubby hole type area. My husband wished I had of temporarily set it anywhere but there. lol.


:icon_redface: He is a good man


:offtopic: Sorry I got off the subject, It's TCG's fault?
No. 31     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  texascowgirl283   Gender: F   Age: 47   on  Jan 11, 2014 at 3:52 PM     
sinners never take the blame do they lol All I did was answer the question. it was you who took it from there lol. Anyway I made a typing error that I wanted to correct. its not made of glass but rather solid mirror.
No. 32     Reply: Re: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  JesusIsLord81333   Gender: M   Age: 84   on  Jan 11, 2014 at 4:17 PM     
texascowgirl283 wrote:

sinners never take the blame do they lol All I did was answer the question. it was you who took it from there lol. Anyway I made a typing error that I wanted to correct. its not made of glass but rather solid mirror.
.


To: Resting-in- Christ, I thought I had better modify this as I got of the subject again and I don't want to kill your thread, I do remember a time when I thought I was getting old I was in my late twenties and began to dress like an old man.My next door neighbors were in their mid fifties and I thought they were old. I remember the lady of the house telling about a little boy bringing some old rusty tool, Or maybe a car part to her and asking if it was an antique, She told him she didn't know, And he said "Well, you was born in the antique days wasn't you? She said, No, Get out of here.



(modified by admin to repair syntax error in formatting code)
No. 33     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 22   on  Jan 18, 2014 at 11:09 AM     
Don't get old, you'll live to regret it.


No. 34     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 22   on  Jan 18, 2014 at 6:08 PM     
No. 35     Reply: Re: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Christian_gent   Gender: M   Age: 42   on  Jan 18, 2014 at 7:22 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

I just checked. The error is in TCG's post.


I could've told you that months ago....

No. 36     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Christian_gent   Gender: M   Age: 42   on  Jan 18, 2014 at 7:25 PM     
My sis told me that today. She's 51 & told me that I act sorta like an old man. I guess being that my day sorta finishes around 6pm when it gets dark. I don't go clubbing, go to bars, or I guess have much of a nightlife. And since I don't have children, I don't have after school activities to attend.

That's ok I guess. I do like Summer though because I usually go fishing until 8pm where it begins to get dark.


No. 37     Reply: Re: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  JesusIsLord81333   Gender: M   Age: 84   on  Jan 18, 2014 at 8:04 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

Don't get old, you'll live to regret it.




I have this consolation, Now that I am 84 I don't have to worry about getting old anymore.:smile:
No. 38     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 22   on  Jan 19, 2014 at 8:44 AM     
You are going to spend the rest of your life getting up one more time than you have been knocked down. Get used to it.
No. 39     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Christian_gent   Gender: M   Age: 42   on  Jan 19, 2014 at 9:46 AM     

Prune juice & raw cucumbers on my eyes are starting to sound good.....lol


:popcorn:

No. 40     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  JesusIsLord81333   Gender: M   Age: 84   on  Jan 19, 2014 at 11:36 AM     
I asked the leader of our nursing home group if he knew the song, "In a land where we will never grow old" He said, "Yes, But it's too late for you" When he introduced us at the beginning of the service he would tell the residents I came over on Noah;s Ark.:violin:
No. 41     Reply: Re: Re: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  joyful   Gender: F   Age: 57   on  Jan 20, 2014 at 7:29 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

SandiTazersMama wrote:

I am in excellent health, so say the blood work results and cat scans and EKG etc. that I have had done.
Most seem surprised to learn my age, and I know I do not think or act like most 61 year old women. Or men, for that matter!
Finding someone to date, like on dating sites, is tough for me because guys my age seem to be old geezers (sorry, but it's true) and if I say I want younger guys, well then I get young men who want a Cougar and well, that doesn't work EITHER! I don't feel old, but maybe I am in some form of denial or something.




I can relate to this.

Even those that have been life-long friends seem to forget I am as old as they are. I regularly hear, "Wow, I did not realize you were older than me."

...



Its REALLY hard to take you seriously, Survivor ...when you're only TWENTY-TWO YEARS OLD!!!

Get real!!!



No. 42     Reply: Re: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Denise   Gender: F   Age: 58   on  Jan 20, 2014 at 7:47 PM     
SandiTazersMama wrote:

Most seem surprised to learn my age, and I know I do not think or act like most 61 year old women. Or men, for that matter!
Finding someone to date, like on dating sites, is tough for me because guys my age seem to be old geezers (sorry, but it's true) and if I say I want younger guys, well then I get young men who want a Cougar and well, that doesn't work EITHER! I don't feel old, but maybe I am in some form of denial or something.


I just spent 7 days with a 63 yr old friend who is seriously dating a 61 yr old woman.

On the first night they went dancing until 4 am. They managed to "sit out" 6 or 7 dances from 9 pm to 4 am.

:shock:

Then they went to the casino until sunrise. :dramaqueen:

I figured that would at least put one of them in the ICU, but not so. This sort of went on for 7 days. I was bloody exhausted watching them.

Perhaps when this love bug "honeymoon" period is over both of them will need a vacation.. but that's okay because my friend has already decided to take her on a cruise. I hope they don't have a dance floor ... it may kill them.

:laugh:




At a bar down in Dallas an old man chimed in,
And I thought he was out of his head.
Just being a young man I just laughed it off
When I heard what that old man had said.

He said I'll never again turn the young ladies heads,
Or go running off into the wind.
I'm three quarters home from the start to the end.
And I wish I was eighteen again.

I wish I was eighteen again,
And going where I've never been.
But old folks, and old oaks
Standing tall just pretend.
I wish I was eighteen again.

Now time turns the pages
And oh, life goes so fast.
The years turn the black hair all grey.
I talked to some young folks,
Hey they don't understand
The words this old man's got to say.

I wish I was eighteen again,
And going where I've never been.
But old folks and old oaks
Standing tall, just pretend.
I wish I was eighteen again.

Lord, I wish I was eighteen again!
No. 43     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  joyful   Gender: F   Age: 57   on  Jan 20, 2014 at 7:54 PM     
A few years back, I went and heard a very old black man sing at a nearby church. He prefaced his songs with a few statements about how much closer heaven is getting as more and more of his loved ones are already there.

Having lost my son last year, I think about that view often...BUT whenever I think about getting old, I think about Lois Prater, who started her next life as a missionary at age 76. She passed on last year at the age of 100 years!

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20130202/NEWS01/702029953

I am seriously thinking about starting my NEXT LIFE! Its like something burning within me...and nothing can stop me if God be for me!
No. 44     Reply: Re: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 22   on  Jan 20, 2014 at 10:42 PM     
JesusIsLord81333 wrote:

I can't remember that far back,



They now have pills for that, but you have to remember to take them.
No. 45     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Curtis   Gender: M   Age: 51   on  Jan 20, 2014 at 11:04 PM     
When you can remember the lyrics to Herman's hermmits "Mrs. Brown you've got a lovely Daughter.."

Your getting old.


Curt,
No. 46     Reply: Re: Re: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  JesusIsLord81333   Gender: M   Age: 84   on  Jan 21, 2014 at 12:08 AM     
Survivor698 wrote:

JesusIsLord81333 wrote:

I can't remember that far back,



They now have pills for that, but you have to remember to take them.


I was just kidding about that, I can remember once when I could just crawl, I was crawling out in the yard and saw a pretty red object, I picked it up and began to eat it, It was red pepper I didn't have enough sense to spit it out, I kept chewing it and crying, My sister saw me and took it out of my mouth.
No. 47     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Curtis   Gender: M   Age: 51   on  Jan 21, 2014 at 6:42 AM     
If you can remember having a party line. and nosey neighbors would listen in on your phone calls.

Had an Ice Box and took a bath in a #2 Galvanized wash tub. With water heated on the wood stove.

The church had two out house's and of course one at home. The church also had a wood stove.

If you can remember how to harness a mule and plow a garden. or Drew water from a well. Got your very first record player. or Black and white TV. with only three channels.

Made coffee from a stove top percolator.

Thought Hippies were cool. and was refused service at resturants. had to sit in the back of the school bus with black kids.

and I saw my first and last hanging of a black man in Dequeen Arkansas.

I guess were are getting old.


Curt,


Curt,
No. 48     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  zaney1554   Gender: M   Age: 57   on  Jan 22, 2014 at 6:42 PM     
Glad its almost the third of the month!
No. 49     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Devaprakash   Gender: M   Age: 69   on  Jan 22, 2014 at 7:26 PM     

When kids started calling me grandpa!

With advanced age, I accept my growing limitations gracefully. I don't strain myself to show off that I am still a superman! My desire is that I should not become bedridden totally dependent on others. I may refuse to accept artificial methods to prolong my life anymore after 70. I desire that I die active with minimum dependance.

There is saying that one is born with crying while people around us smile happily; therefore, one should die smiling that should make others cry!:twocents:
No. 50     Reply: Re: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  JesusIsLord81333   Gender: M   Age: 84   on  Jan 22, 2014 at 11:00 PM     
curtis553 wrote:

If you can remember having a party line. and nosey neighbors would listen in on your phone calls.

Had an Ice Box and took a bath in a #2 Galvanized wash tub. With water heated on the wood stove.

The church had two out house's and of course one at home. The church also had a wood stove.

If you can remember how to harness a mule and plow a garden. or Drew water from a well. Got your very first record player. or Black and white TV. with only three channels.

Made coffee from a stove top percolator.

Thought Hippies were cool. and was refused service at resturants. had to sit in the back of the school bus with black kids.

and I saw my first and last hanging of a black man in Dequeen Arkansas.

I guess were are getting old.


Curt,


Curt,


I can remember taking baths in a wash tub, We had no television then, And my uncle would walk 3 or 4 miles to a friends house to listen to a radio, This was before the hippies came along, And Bacon was 10 cents a pound, And you could buy 20 hot dogs for a dollar


No. 51     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  BarrowedAngel52   Gender: F   Age: 61   on  Jan 23, 2014 at 1:36 AM     
Age Is a number, and yes they get larger as years go by, but I say as long as you still have a dream, your not old. Never stop dreaming! Age gracefully, and be happy your still alive for a purpose. God will always see us looking on the heart, and not the wrinkles, what we remember or forget, but what we do with the time we have...it can be a as joyful as we make it... Old to me is 100+. I can remember when my grandfather was in his early sixties thinking , man he's old...now I am there, and I think I am not old at all! :-) Set your mind on the things that bring joy, and forget age! I never did like numbers! And we are more than a number...we have a name! Still the third of each month sounds great, as I get to pay my bills! Oh, what fun! Thank God though...
No. 52     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Jeff74996   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Jan 23, 2014 at 9:27 AM     
My first thought of "Wow. I'm getting old." was probably more of "Whoa, its time to grow up!" Sitting across the table at a church dinner from a couple of women who looked to me like somebody's moms, one says to the other in a passing comment "...and I'm 37." I sat there thinking, "I'm 38!"

But the feeling of getting old: people started calling me sir, holding the door for me, and when I would go to pick something up that's a little heavy, some young fellow says, "here, let me get that for ya!" (I love it when I put it down and they can barely lift it! - I've done a little weight lifting in my time.) At one school where I worked as a substitute teacher, one little girl said with a smile, "You smell just like my grandfather!" If that's not an eye-opener I don't know what is!
No. 53     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  listenandhear   Gender: F   Age: 56   on  Jan 23, 2014 at 10:39 AM     
it is when toddlers on a bus call you grand-ma. so cute.
No. 54     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Tavita   Gender: M   Age: 78   on  Jan 23, 2014 at 12:46 PM     
There was one occasion when I took my son to a parent/teacher/pupil evening at his secondary school and the next day one of his classmates asked him why he had brought his grandfather along.
No. 55     Reply: Re: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Denise   Gender: F   Age: 58   on  Jan 23, 2014 at 1:04 PM     
Tavita wrote:

There was one occasion when I took my son to a parent/teacher/pupil evening at his secondary school and the next day one of his classmates asked him why he had brought his grandfather along.


If you think that is bad David, you should have seen my face when speaking to clients a few years ago.

They were heading to the opera at the Spencer Theater and they asked for help looking after a 3 month old baby they had with them.

She was in her early 50's and he was in his middle to late 60's. Obviously very well heeled socialites. I just "assumed"... and I put my size 6 boot right into my size 10 mouth when I asked if there was any special care needed for their "grand-son."

You could have cut the air with a knife.


:dramaqueen:

No. 56     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 22   on  Jan 23, 2014 at 1:28 PM     
Experiencing a Nu Skin presentation and watching Dr. Oz use one of their products.


Actually, it made me feel quite good about myself. At least let me know I may be considerably ahead of the curve in the "battle" against aging.
No. 57     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 22   on  Jan 23, 2014 at 2:03 PM     
Over the years, I have discovered some great products when it comes to assisting with living healthier. They come from controversial companies of which many have come and gone but these two have stood the test of time, Amway/Nutrilife and Herbalife. Kind of a new kid in that arena is Nu Skin. Although I have never personally used any of their products, the reviews on their products are impressive. A fourth I will add to that list is Great HealthWorks, but at this time only for their Omega XL supplement. That is the only product of theirs I have personal experience with. It appears they are also the company behind the innovative HurryCane which many who require such a device seem to adore.

I know the first 3 companies take some hard-knocks for simply being MLM or Network Marketing opportunities, but that does not diminish the fact they offer leading cutting-edge products in the living healthier and longer arena.

And I am not saying all their product offerings are the best, but their core line of products can most often be expected to be "top of the line". With some experience and research you may be able to find lower cost alternatives just as effective, but it has often taken me using their products first to direct to me to even seek out a product of such ingredients that is as effective for me.
No. 58     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Jeff74996   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Jan 23, 2014 at 4:42 PM     
What is she? 73? Some people are so fortunate! The years have been good to Raquel.



When I was a kid, I had a crush on Mary Tyler Moore! She's 76 I believe.

No. 59     Reply: Re: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Jan 9, 2018 at 9:51 PM     
Christian_gent wrote:

When I started getting AARP mail, lol. That and when I no longer cared about going out at night to do things.



Yes i've been bombarded with AARP mail for a few years now.

Tonight, I decided I am caving in and joining them!

An hour ago I entered a Dunkin Donuts here in town where I live I rarely go to. But it is my day off and wanting to do a bunch of high speed downloading off the internet so went to McD's first and now here.

Anyway I thought this place closed at 10pm but when asked the lady behind the counter she said, "No, we're open all night 24/7!" She said they only close from about 12am to 4am sometimes if there is only 1 employee working.

Anyway she said, "She could give me the Senior Citizen Discount on my coffee?"

After she rang it up I noticed I didn't get any so I looked up online and it turns out if you are an AARP member and 55+ and can show your AARP card you get a free donut. Here though she said I could get a discount on the coffee. (Probably a free donut if I asked for it).

The DD near work has sometimes offered me a Senior Citizen Discount and it depended on who was working.

SO now that I know I can save some $ this way I will have to join AARP! :dance:
No. 60     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Jan 9, 2018 at 9:54 PM     
2018 List of Senior Discounts On Restaurants

https://www.theseniorlist.com/senior-discounts/list-of-senior-discounts-restaurants/
No. 61     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 104   on  Jan 15, 2018 at 2:59 PM     
I allowed my AARP mem to lapse a very long time ago. Although I occasionally enjoyed the magazine, they offered no benefits I ever utilized otherwise.

AARP has reportedly become a far left leaning organization. Might make me think twice, thus shy away from becoming a mem again.

For those of considerable conservative leanings, AMAC is supposedly more appropriate for mature citizens.

I am no coffee drinker, but there is almost not a place I frequent that does not provide free coffee to seniors. And at places that offer senior discounts otherwise that I might be interested in, I simply do not think about it until after I have already left and they are never offered to me.

There is one place I occasionally frequent that on your Birthday provides a percentage discount equal to your age off any one product. Fortunately for them, I doubt anything in the place is priced over $50 except maybe some of the name brand designer sunglasses.

A local restaurant also offers that same age equal percentage discount on your Birthday.
No. 62     Reply: Re: What made you first think, 'Wow, I'm getting old'?   
By:  shodan_carmen   Gender: M   Age: 67   on  Jan 16, 2018 at 8:26 AM     
3 years ago at my son's wedding. We were staying in a motel. The bathroom had wall to wall mirror. (At home I usually shave in the shower so rarely see my face.)

I was stunned. 'Wow, who's that old geezer???' The image in the mirror did not match that in the mind.