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Old 05-15-2013, 03:58 AM   #1
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The old fat guy

Every time I look into a mirror I see this old fat guy looking back at me, I tend to avoid mirrors now, too depressing. Taking pictures is fine, I just donít want to be in them.
One advantage is that my favorite meal late in the day comes earlier and earlier, itís great eating out, no crowds.
I used to stay out late and be awake all night, now, I am trying to stay awake in the daytime. I know if I eat lunch, I better have a nice comfy couch to take a nap in.
The young women are nice to me, they know I am harmless, I remind them of their grandpa Morte, I do notice they stay at armís length from me.
I now look at the comfort of shoes rather than the style of the shoes.
Glasses. What good does it do for them to print the strength of the glasses in tiny print you canít read without the glasses on? I have had to go to a higher number, being one who never throws anything away, I now have the weaker glasses and the stronger glasses scattered all over the house, I pick up a pair and try and read the other pair, if I can see the numbers on the glasses, that is what I go with.
You always think you can do everything you used to do, you just canít.
Canít hear worth squat, I was out in a noisy cafť with a buddy of mine one day back by the phones waiting for a table, this lady was fumbling with her purse and said something in all the noise, I thought she was going to make a call, I said Good luck lady! My buddy started laughing hysterically, she actually said she was looking for her compact to freshen her face.
Too vain to wear a hearing aid, maybe when I get old.
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:31 AM   #2
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It's hell getting older, but much better than the alternative. My problem was when I discovered that "I'm not the man I never was"!
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:02 AM   #3
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73 year old body & 25 year old mind, hell of a problem.
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:10 AM   #4
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73 year old body & 25 year old mind, hell of a problem.
My FIL is a very active (married a year) 89 year old WW II teenaged bomber pilot. A few years ago he told me, "inside the old wrinkled body is a young guy trying to get out."
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:20 AM   #5
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Something to look forward to:
Three old men sitting on a bench. The first complains of not being able to hear or see well. The second complains of arthritis and lumbago. The third says that can't complain because he feels like a new born baby. When the first two inquire how this could be since he is the same age as them, he replies: "No hair, no teeth and I think I just wet my pants".
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:55 AM   #6
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Now that's funny, but too true.
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:24 PM   #7
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Ozz, you didn't mention teeth! You must still have yours.....just wait!
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:59 PM   #8
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sad story but true. One of my Maintenance men, came up to the North Rim to work. It is 8,300 ft and he is 71. After a week or so he started to forget things, as we all do sometimes. It just got worse didn't remember were he was thought he was at the teton's and so on. Then last Monday he said he had terrible sinus headache which he had never had and kept falling asleep. I told him to go home and he did and sat outside his trailer for 9 hrs not moving much. The nps park service stopped to see if he was alright, he didn't even know his own name and they flew him out to St George to Dixie medical Center he now is in a coma and not expected to live. We are just beside our selves but things just seem to happen. So I will live every day as it might be my last, tell those I love that I do.
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:35 PM   #9
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sad story but true. One of my Maintenance men, came up to the North Rim to work. It is 8,300 ft and he is 71. After a week or so he started to forget things, as we all do sometimes. It just got worse didn't remember were he was thought he was at the teton's and so on. Then last Monday he said he had terrible sinus headache which he had never had and kept falling asleep. I told him to go home and he did and sat outside his trailer for 9 hrs not moving much. The nps park service stopped to see if he was alright, he didn't even know his own name and they flew him out to St George to Dixie medical Center he now is in a coma and not expected to live. We are just beside our selves but things just seem to happen. So I will live every day as it might be my last, tell those I love that I do.
Touching story, he was living his individual dream, you just hope his last memories are of the beauty where he spent his last days working.
Sue goes with me on my calls, she is great help, and a joy to be with. She likes it so much better that we are together. We laugh and all my customers love her. Life can be what you make it.
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I've been telling Vicki for years that I'm very close to reaching my prime. Somehow I think I blinked and missed it.
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:06 AM   #11
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"Every time I look into a mirror I see this old fat guy looking back at me,"

Huh, I wonder why I see you, also when I look in the mirror. Must be a small world.
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:58 PM   #12
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Dude, the trick is to get older, but not old.
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Well I am on a mission to make sure that when that day comes I have used my body and everything that goes with it to the fullist and that there is nothing left. As I look into the mirror and try to get up I feel I am rigth on track :-)

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I like to wear shorts, recently I looked in the mirror and realized someone had slipped my day's legs in on me while I slept
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Old 05-18-2013, 04:40 AM   #15
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Today at noon, Sue and I have to install a big 4 Ton condensing unit. We have to load it in a rear carrier, unload it at the job and wheel it around the house. This would be a much easier task if I were 30 years younger. We will probably go 4 feet every 10 minutes.
Gettin old is no walk in the park friends, I think the 'Golden years' are really just tarnished brass..
Should have been born rich instead of good lookin :0
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Ozz, that SOB gets around! Here too!
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:22 PM   #17
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Ozz, that SOB gets around! Here too!

Heck a lot better than you know what!
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:27 PM   #18
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I always say,,you got to grow old but you don't got to grow up,,,believe me I havn't lol lol just ask my wife......
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