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Jo Bannister

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Re: What odd things make you feel old?
« Reply #60 on: June 06, 2019, 12:43:20 PM »
Having to modify my will because some of my beneficiaries have predeceased me.

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Re: What odd things make you feel old?
« Reply #61 on: June 06, 2019, 01:18:30 PM »
Yes, I can see how that would hit home.

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Re: What odd things make you feel old?
« Reply #62 on: June 06, 2019, 01:23:51 PM »
Ouch! Yes, that would make one think.


Me... erm, having to wear not only wrist braces but elbow braces too, just to be able to ride my hand bike.  ::)
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Re: What odd things make you feel old?
« Reply #63 on: June 06, 2019, 01:25:12 PM »
Oh, and my piano teacher telling me it would take me days to accomplish what a seven-year-old can do in just five minutes. That really hurts.  :'(
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Re: What odd things make you feel old?
« Reply #64 on: June 11, 2019, 01:22:49 PM »
There are many things that make me feel old and draw me into those little life reflections. There are also many things that make me feel young, like a wife who is twenty-five years my junior. It's the combination that keeps me going and helps me to battle the diseases brought on by age and enables me to face them with the confidence of youth. People from the UK in my age group will appreciate the fact that I can remember a threepenny fish and chips and my first ever pint of beer cost one shilling and ten pence, less than Ten new pence.

As I am writing this I am listening to all the new releases on the radio and still enjoy the 'pop charts'. Yet, I still agree with the saying ' The older the fiddle the finer the tune.'  8)

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Re: What odd things make you feel old?
« Reply #65 on: June 20, 2019, 09:40:24 AM »
On the other hand, you reach a kind of second childhood where you're actually proud of being older than you were last time someone asked.  Where once you insisted on being "six and a quarter", but for years you've rounded down, you start rounding up again.  So I'm nearly sixty-eight instead of mumbling into my sixties.  Any minute now I'll be pushing seventy.

The point is, with all the stupid things I've done, I've lived long enough to grow old, and some younger people won't do that. 

But it's come to something when simply drawing breath seems like an achievement!

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Re: What odd things make you feel old?
« Reply #66 on: June 20, 2019, 09:53:43 AM »
But it's come to something when simply drawing breath seems like an achievement!

You have a point, Jo.  but it's a hard habit to break ;-)

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Re: What odd things make you feel old?
« Reply #67 on: June 21, 2019, 08:43:11 PM »
I don't know - everybody manages eventually...

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Re: What odd things make you feel old?
« Reply #68 on: June 21, 2019, 09:08:28 PM »
I don't know - everybody manages eventually...

But 'Today is not that day'.

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Re: What odd things make you feel old?
« Reply #69 on: June 26, 2019, 01:55:24 PM »
Feeling just a little unsteady when stood on the step-stool to change the light bulb in the bathroom.

It's one of those compact fluorescent things in a vaguely 'U' shape, safely tucked away behind a cover with three screws.  This meant I was up there for a while undoing them all.

In the house it was still just an ordinary bulb in a bulkhead fitting, so I could just reach up, unscrew, replace, and 'job done'.  No need for a step.

I truly appreciate the extra space of the higher ceiling, but...

If I have trouble getting the right bulb it's the same as the one in my porch light, which could be useful ;-) 

In fact its the same as the ones in the 'security lights' along the alleyways and at the side of my bungalow.  I wonder if this is why so many of the alleyway llights don't work.  Perhaps I'm the last one on this estate to realise they can be swapped ;-)

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Re: What odd things make you feel old?
« Reply #70 on: July 11, 2019, 07:41:01 PM »
My body makes me feel old. I hate when it's acting up just because I had a little fun assembling some furniture and finally installing laminate flooring in the walk-in pantry.
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Re: What odd things make you feel old?
« Reply #71 on: July 11, 2019, 09:59:59 PM »
Little Alma was showing me what she described as 'spots' on her hands.

They're not spots, they're little calluses from where she spends so much time playing on the monkey bars and hanging rings. ;-)