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    Youngsters could handle OLD AGE so much better than us Oldsters

    I mean who better to be able to deftly bend over and easily retrieve that part
    which feeble, clumsy, weak old fingers just dropped onto the floor?

    Who better to tie those shoe laces that are hiding somewhere below that
    old beer belly? Certainly the nimble, sensitive, sure fingers of a young person
    are better suited for tying those hidden shoe laces by just the sense of touch.

    The young body absolutely would heal faster from the bruises and scrapes acquired
    by clumsy, half blind old codgers such as my self who spend more time bouncing
    off foreign objects that suddenly just “Got in the way!”.

    I know the youngsters would recover from riding the bike just a little farther
    than was prudent much quicker than I would, could, do.

    Now that I actually get a few minutes to tinker which such wonderful
    devises such as derailleurs and such, I need a youngster’s eyes to see the results
    of tweaking those adjustment screws!

    Yep, no doubt about it……the young would definitely be able to handle the
    physical calamities of old age quite well. Too bad they lack the patience.

    Now let's see here....where did I leave that screwdriver?

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    Slogging along rubic's Avatar
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    The way I see it is that youth is wasted on young people.

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    Banned. The Weak Link's Avatar
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    Wwpd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Weak Link View Post
    Wwpd?
    From patentcad to Pcad to p??

    WTF?
    Almost gone from the 50+ forum. - Email me at dnvrfox@aol.com for another fun new group of 50+ folks

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    Ride Daddy Ride Jet Travis's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post

    WTF?
    Wasted the fifites? (hat tip to Card).
    "Light it up, Popo." --Levi Leipheimer

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    Very poetic. I like how the last line jumps out and bites the reader. A+

    Sadly, it's all too true.

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    Help! I can't find my glasses!
    F Thomas

    "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving."
    Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

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