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    I can't wait to be 80...

    Yesterday, as part of my job, I did a strategic planning session with the board of directors from a senior center. During a break, I had the opportunity to speak with an 80 year old woman who asked when the session was going to be over. She wanted to get a bike ride in and still have time to work in her garden before the sun went down. As we spoke she said that being 80 was such a blessing. She no longer had a sense of obligation to anything other than what she deemed worthy. So, she volunteers, paints, rides her bike, works in the garden and listens to jazz. I can't wait to be 80.
    Oh I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused. But since their wings have got rusted, you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain, that's when I knew that I could not refuse. And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSLeVan
    Yesterday, as part of my job, I did a strategic planning session with the board of directors from a senior center. During a break, I had the opportunity to speak with an 80 year old woman who asked when the session was going to be over. She wanted to get a bike ride in and still have time to work in her garden before the sun went down. As we spoke she said that being 80 was such a blessing. She no longer had a sense of obligation to anything other than what she deemed worthy. So, she volunteers, paints, rides her bike, works in the garden and listens to jazz. I can't wait to be 80.
    Sounds great to me and I'm working on it! I ride bikes, volunteer, work in the garden and listen to soft rock. Now I just need to retire and reach 80 - 16 years to go
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    That's great - wonderful to meet people in whom the life force is strong, and who know what they enjoy!

    Reminds me of an experience I had which I already mentioned in connection with another thread, so apologies if it's a repetition-

    Back in 1990 I was a 36 y.o. keen runner, but also pretty busy so not as good at training as I should have been - anyway I finished the NYC marathon in about 3.40, and was pretty pleased. Just as I was about to cross the line there was a fuss of press photographers for the winner in the category "Males, 80 and over" who was finishing a few places in front of me, and in far better shape than me!

    Makes you want to stay fit, healthy and happy, eh!

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    There's also this:

    When I was in high school I was only attracted to high school girls.

    When I went to college I was mainly attracted to college women but I'd still look at the high school girls.

    When I was in my 30's I was attracted to 30ish women but I still noticed the high school and college girls.

    Now I'm in my 60's. 60 year old women attract me like never before. I can't wait reach 80 because the older I get the more babes there are.

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