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No. 0     Original Topic:  Old Age   
By:  tomline623   Gender: M   Age: 60   on  Oct 17, 2016 at 1:22 PM   Viewed 3985 times     
Since May 12th of this year I have been 60 years old. I am officially a senior citizen.

The hardest thing about getting old is losing people I grew up with, listening to their music, watching on TV, or being around them in my own. There are so many it's hard to count them. Recently I learned that one of my favorite uncles had past away. And I couldn't get to the viewing or funeral. I did call my cousin though to tell him my thoughts are with him. I get emotional when someone like that passes on. In recent years, I have been very emotional. We lost Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, George Jones and Buck Owens.

William Conrad, who played Cannon, was one of my favorite actors. And, as I mentioned in the Happy Goodman topic, they're gone too.

These are people when we are young we expect them to be there forever. Then their gone.

Something else that's hurtful is to see how life has changed. When I was younger, people respected one another. Younger people respected older people. Older people while seeming harsh at the time, being older has showed me how they brought us up right. I don't see the same thing today. And that hurts. When I was young I helped older people. Today I have no one to count on.

Sure seems society today is far more selfish than it was when I was younger. Churches back then helped a lot of people. Today it seems more important to take care of those big monstrous buildings they have.

When I was younger, churches helped me with clothing, and other items. My dad did the best he could, but sometimes there wasn't enough.

Life has surely changed, and not for the better.

Do you other older folks agree? Do you see the same things I'm seeing?
No. 1     Reply: Re: Old Age   
By:  texascowgirl283   Gender: F   Age: 50   on  Oct 17, 2016 at 1:38 PM     
Well im not as old as you and I have already seen the things you mentioned. Myself I don't like big changes, it depresses me. Sometimes I just want to exit this place to no more pain, no more loss, no more bills, no more hard times period just freedom from it all. In my life there are far more bad days than good And everyone I relied on to talk to and trusted is dead.
No. 2     Reply: Re: Old Age   
By:  Verbatim   Gender: F   Age: 63   on  Oct 17, 2016 at 1:52 PM     
Most do not know what it means to "love" as Jesus and the apostles teach us.

Matthew writes:
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
No. 3     Reply: Re: Re: Old Age   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 102   on  Oct 17, 2016 at 4:39 PM     
Verbatim wrote:

Most do not know what it means to "love" as Jesus and the apostles teach us.

Matthew writes:
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.


Verbatim -- Thank you for sharing this wisdom here. It is the hard Truth, but in prayer we might find solace in Him, alone as well as the Brethren along side us.

Thank you. I've enjoyed your posts most recently and hope you can post more.

Blessings!


Tom -- Some things are not so bad in getting older. We prayfully learn more and get wiser. We've had more time in His Word that sets our hearts and minds on a straighter path in following His Will. We become less prideful and rely more upon the Lord. We recognize things are not as important and with prayer place our Loved ones and others above ourselves.

These are all good things that come with maturity in Christ that cause more friction in our flesh when we are young and trying to make it in this world.

Then as Scriptures tell us we find the world is cold (as Verbatim points out beautifully). This leads us closer to Christ. I would not change my life "even" the hard parts of it if I could. Even the errors.

Growth can be a good thing and so is honor to those who are our elders.

Blessings.

No. 4     Reply: Re: Old Age   
By:  JesusIsLord81333   Gender: M   Age: 86   on  Oct 17, 2016 at 5:46 PM     
I didn't know Buck Owens passed away, One thing for sure it's like probably all of us has heard, The older we get the faster times seems to

go, If you are experiencing that now, Wait until you get in the 80's, It goes so fast you feel like you are getting cheated
No. 5     Reply: Re: Re: Old Age   
By:  tomline623   Gender: M   Age: 60   on  Oct 17, 2016 at 6:00 PM     
JesusIsLord81333 wrote:

I didn't know Buck Owens passed away, One thing for sure it's like probably all of us has heard, The older we get the faster times seems to

go, If you are experiencing that now, Wait until you get in the 80's, It goes so fast you feel like you are getting cheated


And Buck was one of my favorites. It's hard to believe he's gone for 10 years already. See the obituary here: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bakersfield/obituary.aspx?pid=17257905
No. 6     Reply: Re: Old Age   
By:  JesusIsLord81333   Gender: M   Age: 86   on  Oct 17, 2016 at 6:31 PM     
I liked Buck too, I liked his "I got a Tiger by the tail" and "Together again" His aide was was a really good harmonizer.
No. 7     Reply: Re: Re: Old Age   
By:  tomline623   Gender: M   Age: 60   on  Oct 17, 2016 at 9:16 PM     
JesusIsLord81333 wrote:

I liked Buck too, I liked his "I got a Tiger by the tail" and "Together again" His aide was was a really good harmonizer.


That was Don Rich, and he passed on a long time ago.
No. 8     Reply: Re: Old Age   
By:  tomline623   Gender: M   Age: 60   on  Oct 17, 2016 at 9:19 PM     
By the way, there are a bunch of Buck Owens songs here... http://ourlifebook.freeforums.net/thread/181/buck-owens
No. 9     Reply: Re: Old Age   
By:  Devaprakash   Gender: M   Age: 72   on  Oct 17, 2016 at 9:58 PM     
I have always, to the best of my ability, sought His kingdom and His righteousness. He added many things for me. Now I am trying to detach myself from many things. It pains me see many ungodly situations.

But I enjoy peace He has given me. What more I want? I continue to glorify my Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. That is my zeal for the rest of my life.
No. 10     Reply: Re: Re: Old Age   
By:  BorrowedAngel52   Gender: F   Age: 64   on  Oct 18, 2016 at 2:38 AM     
texascowgirl283 wrote:

Well im not as old as you and I have already seen the things you mentioned. Myself I don't like big changes, it depresses me. Sometimes I just want to exit this place to no more pain, no more loss, no more bills, no more hard times period just freedom from it all. In my life there are far more bad days than good And everyone I relied on to talk to and trusted is dead.
I am still alive today TCG, and you can always talk too me! Night, or day! I suppose this is why I have the friends I do have who are close. Life sure has handed down some cold hard facts! I'm way older, but here today...I do not know about tomorrow, because that is not promised to me. However, you have a friend in me as long as I am here!
No. 11     Reply: Re: Re: Old Age   
By:  BorrowedAngel52   Gender: F   Age: 64   on  Oct 18, 2016 at 2:46 AM     
JesusIsLord81333 wrote:

I liked Buck too, I liked his "I got a Tiger by the tail" and "Together again" His aide was was a really good harmonizer.
Awe so many great country singers are gone today we once heard, and love. "TOGETHER AGAIN" by BUCK was a all time favorite, and "THE STREETS OF BAKERSFIELD"...just thought I would add my :twocents::smile: not that anyone asked:smile:
No. 12     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Old Age   
By:  tomline623   Gender: M   Age: 60   on  Oct 18, 2016 at 3:33 AM     
BorrowedAngel52 wrote:

JesusIsLord81333 wrote:

I liked Buck too, I liked his "I got a Tiger by the tail" and "Together again" His aide was was a really good harmonizer.
Awe so many great country singers are gone today we once heard, and love. "TOGETHER AGAIN" by BUCK was a all time favorite, and "THE STREETS OF BAKERSFIELD"...just thought I would add my :twocents::smile: not that anyone asked:smile:


Thanks. Now I'm 2 cents richer. :ban_dance:
No. 13     Reply: Re: Old Age   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 102   on  Oct 18, 2016 at 11:17 AM     
Scripturally, regardless of age, our best days are always ahead of us. Many of us need to learn to listen to that still small voice and heed the "promptings". The Bible shares our deliverance comes from within. God has placed everything within us to allow us to fulfill our destiny, but we as individuals have to heed and act upon those "promptings".
No. 14     Reply: Re: Re: Old Age   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 102   on  Oct 18, 2016 at 2:30 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

Scripturally, regardless of age, our best days are always ahead of us. Many of us need to learn to listen to that still small voice and heed the "promptings". The Bible shares our deliverance comes from within. God has placed everything within us to allow us to fulfill our destiny, but we as individuals have to heed and act upon those "promptings".


Good stuff here, Survivor.

I have prayed the Lord preserve me to my youth (physically), but I would never want to go backwards in my life...our walks with the Lord over the many years contain such growth and is to be treasured.

So getting older in this regard is a good thing.

I also find greater interactions with older people who are often more grounded in life than held in our earlier years (that might be personal to me as I had many friends who failed to work, drank, etc. which left me feeling fairly alone in life, since I was always responsible from a very young age).

Plus you get senior discounts when you get older. --

Tom -- I think Caroline made a thread about getting older that made me personally fell a lot better as I do often refer to myself as being older than dirt and feel old, myself.





No. 15     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Old Age   
By:  texascowgirl283   Gender: F   Age: 50   on  Oct 18, 2016 at 7:36 PM     
BorrowedAngel52 wrote:

texascowgirl283 wrote:

Well im not as old as you and I have already seen the things you mentioned. Myself I don't like big changes, it depresses me. Sometimes I just want to exit this place to no more pain, no more loss, no more bills, no more hard times period just freedom from it all. In my life there are far more bad days than good And everyone I relied on to talk to and trusted is dead.
I am still alive today TCG, and you can always talk too me! Night, or day! I suppose this is why I have the friends I do have who are close. Life sure has handed down some cold hard facts! I'm way older, but here today...I do not know about tomorrow, because that is not promised to me. However, you have a friend in me as long as I am here!


Oh I didn't see this until just now. Thank you Ba. You are very kind to me and I appreciate you. But I don't want to worry you with my woes. But if I need to talk its good to know you will be there for me. You and your kindness is very much appreciated.
No. 16     Reply: Re: Re: Old Age   
By:  Devaprakash   Gender: M   Age: 72   on  Oct 18, 2016 at 8:17 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

Scripturally, regardless of age, our best days are always ahead of us. Many of us need to learn to listen to that still small voice and heed the "promptings". The Bible shares our deliverance comes from within. God has placed everything within us to allow us to fulfill our destiny, but we as individuals have to heed and act upon those "promptings".


:thumb_up: What a hope!
No. 17     Reply: Re: Re: Old Age   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Jan 9, 2018 at 9:42 PM     
Devaprakash wrote:

I have always, to the best of my ability, sought His kingdom and His righteousness. He added many things for me. Now I am trying to detach myself from many things. It pains me see many ungodly situations.

But I enjoy peace He has given me. What more I want? I continue to glorify my Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. That is my zeal for the rest of my life.


13 different references to, "self".

5 references to the "Lord".

Keep Praying!

No. 18     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Old Age   
By:  Devaprakash   Gender: M   Age: 73   on  Jan 10, 2018 at 4:40 AM     
Bullfighter279 wrote:

Devaprakash wrote:

I have always, to the best of my ability, sought His kingdom and His righteousness. He added many things for me. Now I am trying to detach myself from many things. It pains me see many ungodly situations.

But I enjoy peace He has given me. What more I want? I continue to glorify my Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. That is my zeal for the rest of my life.


13 different references to, "self".

5 references to the "Lord".

Keep Praying!



Yes, exposing myself and feeling guilty while I see many with hidden selfish motives and claiming righteousness! :troll::thumb_dn: