It’s obvious from threads like this that many of you young whippersnappers are interested in how old people function, but either don’t know one well enough to ask, or are afraid we’ll beat you with our canes.
So here’s your chance to ask anything. I’m not that old – although I can tap into my IRA without a tax penalty – but old enough to understand and try to explain it.
Go ahead, ask away. No need to shout, this is a message board.
For example, do you sometimes wish to participate in some feat of physical prowess you were able to manage in your 20s but then stop and remember your age and current physical abilities? Or worse yet, attempt said feat of physical prowess and end up hurting yourself or spending the next week in a warm bath to soothe the muscles?
Yes, if you define “physical prowess” as something like lifting a heavy box. Coming to grips with a gradually declining physique is one of the first signs of aging. In some respects, I’m actually in better shape than I was, say, ten years ago, but the muscles and joints have definitely lost something over the years.
As for emotional and mental states, it’s not so much as that I’m “old” as that I’ve experienced a lot of things, so I’m in the stage of looking forward with a sense of deja vu.
If I have exact change, I’ll use it, as I noted in the other thread.
My son is living with a woman. One of my nieces had two children in a non-married long-term relationship. My only concern is that all parties involved are protected legally.
Strictly speaking, I don’t, but I lean heavily liberal and always have.
One of my friends is already in Arizona. I’ll probably stay in the Midwest, where I can use as much water as I want on my lawn.
Couple of reasons. First, they equate huge cars with being safe. Second, most of us like spongy suspensions. Third, back in the day, little cars were cheap, noisy and generally suggested it was either your second car, or you couldn’t afford anything better.
Actually, you should be grateful we drive slowly. Our reflexes aren’t what they used to be, and those really big cars don’t handle that well.
I wouldn’t say I’m baffled by it, but I find that I don’t really need it. I will admit that HDTV has a really nice picture.
I’m getting up in age myself - do you notice changes in your body hair? I swear I don’t have to shave my once cactus -spiny legs half as much any more, and my arm hairs seem to have turned into soft, soft barely-theres. Yet the damn facial hairs are stornger than ever.:mad:
I should note that since Mr. Kunilou was born during the Truman administration he’s not too much older than my dad. I hope I don’t offend him but it doesn’t feel really old to me-my grandmother is eighty-one-now that’s elderly!