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Old 09-13-06, 10:14 AM   #1
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A Supportive Note from our Favorite Moderator

A Supportive Note from our Favorite Moderator

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1. You gotta change your user title, "Old and in the way". I'm 61 and I'm not old and I try not to be in anyone's way.

2. Stay away for the 50+ sub forum. Just "old" people there.
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Old 09-13-06, 11:29 AM   #2
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Ought to report this to a moderator. We are not old- Some of us just look that way.
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Old 09-13-06, 11:49 AM   #3
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How about renaming us 'Geezer Power'???
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Old 09-13-06, 02:21 PM   #4
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Prefer to think of myself as "Old and In the Way with a Vengeance". For example, some young speedster calls out "on your left", so naturally I swerve left and jink as much as possible!

I'm coming to understand more empathetically the people behind the "crotchety old bastard" label I used to toss around.

BTW, if you've reached the stage of beginning to receive junk mail from AARP I'll hold my line as you pass..
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Old 09-13-06, 03:57 PM   #5
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BTW, if you've reached the stage of beginning to receive junk mail from AARP I'll hold my line as you pass..
Where do you live? If it's not too far I might be willing to travel there just to see what it feels like to pass somebody.
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Old 09-13-06, 03:58 PM   #6
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My approach is simple... "When they get to be my age, maybe then they'll have a clue; until them screw 'em."
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Old 09-13-06, 04:11 PM   #7
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I was thinking 60 sounded pretty old, but now I'm looking forward to it (I'm 59.41 now). Hopefully I will look pretty good to others who think 60 is pretty old.
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Old 09-13-06, 04:15 PM   #8
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actually it is pretty old in terms of what someone young thinks. Someone young in my mind is pretty much anyone under 45.
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60 is the new 21...
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Old 09-13-06, 05:18 PM   #10
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Our oldest participant in the Time Trials in Charlotte set a new Personal Record at the last event. He also set a new track record for his age group-the 70+ group. In addition, he finished ahead of at least 60 other riders.

He is 79 and very proud of it. It was totally a thrill just talking to him and seeing how excited he was afterwards. His heart and emotions were probably like a 9 year old's......
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Old 09-13-06, 06:01 PM   #11
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60 is the new 21...
Then is 21 the new 5?
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Old 09-13-06, 06:09 PM   #12
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Then is 21 the new 5?
It sure seems that way when I ride past the local college!
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Old 09-13-06, 08:28 PM   #13
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So who or what is RonH and who pissed in his wheaties?
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Old 09-13-06, 08:58 PM   #14
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OK my friends, this is not original, but I don't know who to credit. Anyhoo, how old would you be, if you didn't know how old you are?
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Old 09-13-06, 09:32 PM   #15
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I had no idea I was involved in this
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Old 09-13-06, 11:44 PM   #17
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So who or what is RonH and who pissed in his wheaties?
seemd sortta tongue-in-cheech to me...

sides, if ya not purrdie anymoe
and your knees are more wrinkled than a Shar Pei
and you could stand to use "Grecian Formula'" on your chest
and the hairs on your ears DON'T need "Grecian Formula"
and your butt... ... well, we won;t go there
'Old' comes off almost warm and phuzzy...
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Old 09-13-06, 11:45 PM   #18
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such a picture you paint....
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you would think so...

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It sure seems that way when I ride past the local college!
if you had to suffer the pains of teaching students who seem unable to buy clothes that cover their bodies - there's not a day goes by that some young woman can't be found in my class who somehow bought mismarked or poorly sized clothes and must spend her time pulling the blouse down to cover the parts of her waist that the jeans are too small to cover as well...

And the sizing dilemna appears to be as serious or even worse for the German frauleins.
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Old 09-14-06, 04:14 AM   #20
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I'm not old, I was just born a long time ago. And I do actually think that RonH was being tongue in cheek and really saying something positive about us geezers and wheezers ....

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In the past, RonH has been critical of the 50+ forum, particularly when items such as personal health and some of the medical and health issues associated with gaining a few more years have been discussed.

I thought it might have been nice if, instead of the possible "tongue-in-cheek" remark, which is open to interpretation (particularly by a "newbie"), he might have been a bit more supportive of the 50+ forum. Especially as he is a moderator.

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Old 09-14-06, 06:21 AM   #22
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OK my friends, this is not original, but I don't know who to credit. Anyhoo, how old would you be, if you didn't know how old you are?

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Old 09-14-06, 09:57 AM   #23
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if you had to suffer the pains of teaching students who seem unable to buy clothes that cover their bodies - there's not a day goes by that some young woman can't be found in my class who somehow bought mismarked or poorly sized clothes and must spend her time pulling the blouse down to cover the parts of her waist that the jeans are too small to cover as well...

And the sizing dilemna appears to be as serious or even worse for the German frauleins.
Yeah... when did young women start taking fashion advice from plumbers???
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Yeah... when did young women start taking fashion advice from plumbers???
I was at a church youth function about 5 years ago as a volunteer and several of the young ladies needed lessons in sizing and/or modesty...

It amazed me at how little material was actually required before calling something a skirt.
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Old 09-14-06, 02:06 PM   #25
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One of my favorite cheese quotes, this from Billie Burke (she who played Glinda, the Good Witch of the North in the Wizard of Oz):

"Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese."

So there. Take that!

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