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Old 05-16-14, 02:28 PM   #1
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I'm Looking like an Old Man!



At least that's what I'm seeing here while I walk Blondie, but then I remind myself that just a month ago or so, I was still mostly in a wheelchair after my strokes, and barely able to move otherwise, even with a walker. Now I'm on a cane for short to medium distances and a walker for longer events. I need to remind myself that I'm on the mend and have come back a long way already.
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Old 05-16-14, 02:53 PM   #2
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One day at a time, Sir.
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u look like a young man 2 me
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Old 05-16-14, 03:07 PM   #4
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Look at you hold that vicious dog back!
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you are alive and smiling, consider the alternatives. and look happy in the pic, I am almost jealous.
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Looking just fine Mr. Stormcrowe. Nice looking pooch too!
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What's wrong with looking old? In most cultures older folks are revere as sage givers of wisdom. I am extremely proud of my grey hairs and wrinkled features...I earned them the hard way: I raised four kids!

And for the record, you look darned good for a man who "almost" had a foot on the grave. Good job young man!
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well, there's 'the bro'
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Old 05-16-14, 11:23 PM   #10
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Looks like ~5lb test. Don't set the drag too tight. You might lose her.
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Old 05-17-14, 02:29 AM   #11
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What's wrong with looking old? In most cultures older folks are revere as sage givers of wisdom. I am extremely proud of my grey hairs and wrinkled features...I earned them the hard way: I raised four kids!

And for the record, you look darned good for a man who "almost" had a foot on the grave. Good job young man!
I live in a trailer community that's primarily Latino (Mexican, Guatemalan, Nicaraguan, and Columbian), and am actually treated with a great deal of respect as a, well, call it "Village Elder". I speak Spanish, and help my neighbors out if they need a translator for legal docs, and other issues. The whole park refers to me as Don Tomas, or El Senior, or EL Padron! Since I had my strokes, they haven't allowed me to even work in my yard. They all just show up once a week with lawn equipment and landscape my lot and tend my gardens. They won't accept a penny for it, either, so I throw a cookout once a month for any and all of the residents. I fire up my smoker and borrow a couple other BBQ grills from the neighbors and slow smoke a hundred or so pounds of chicken quarters, and we have a park party where everyone brings a covered dish. While I was in the hospital, all the wives and daughters made a point of stopping in and checking on my wife....making her lunch, making sure she was eating right, etc. To all the kids, I'm Tio Tomas and to the older women, I'm El Guapo!
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I live in a trailer community that's primarily Latino (Mexican, Guatemalan, Nicaraguan, and Columbian), and am actually treated with a great deal of respect as a, well, call it "Village Elder". I speak Spanish, and help my neighbors out if they need a translator for legal docs, and other issues. The whole park refers to me as Don Tomas, or El Senior, or EL Padron! Since I had my strokes, they haven't allowed me to even work in my yard. They all just show up once a week with lawn equipment and landscape my lot and tend my gardens. They won't accept a penny for it, either, so I throw a cookout once a month for any and all of the residents. I fire up my smoker and borrow a couple other BBQ grills from the neighbors and slow smoke a hundred or so pounds of chicken quarters, and we have a park party where everyone brings a covered dish. While I was in the hospital, all the wives and daughters made a point of stopping in and checking on my wife....making her lunch, making sure she was eating right, etc. To all the kids, I'm Tio Tomas and to the older women, I'm El Guapo!
You are truly to be admired. And it sounds as though you truly are. A very sweet story and I wish you well in your recovery.
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Tom, while you might be looking old, it certainly beats the alternative. Sounds like an awesome group of neighbors!
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Don't count on that dog to protect you either.
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Old 05-18-14, 08:57 AM   #15
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I have a cat for that, PCad!
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Buddy of mine just died a few months ago due to a blood clot. They think it migrated from a broken ankle up to his brain.

Compared to him, you're lookin' good!

Old... so what are you, like 50 or something...?
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Actually Tom, you seem to be doing very well, considering what you have been through. Dogs make great companions,
and can definitely help the healing process.
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Old 05-19-14, 07:36 AM   #18
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You're upright and walking a dog, what's the problem?

... and the pic almost makes me miss the mobile home park we lived in in CA... but only almost.
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You are old... so am I... so what? Stuff like that is silly ro worry about. Enjoy life, no matter how many wrinkles you have... every time i get up from my desk I have to straighten out my back and stretch my legs holding on to my desk first but hey... still here, still having fun! A plus about being old... I can use it as an excuse to actually speak my mind especially to young kids... loving it!
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atta boy, keep at it! you ain't licked yet!
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You are old... so am I... so what? Stuff like that is silly ro worry about. Enjoy life, no matter how many wrinkles you have... every time i get up from my desk I have to straighten out my back and stretch my legs holding on to my desk first but hey... still here, still having fun! A plus about being old... I can use it as an excuse to actually speak my mind especially to young kids... loving it!
I'm relishing the day I get to yell "... GET OFF MY LAWN". I give myself another decade or so ... then it's on
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You look kind of like Burl Ives. Can you sing?


Enjoy the video, anyway.
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