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fullmoonoversalem

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pnichols wrote:

Off topic but perhaps somehow remotely related:

I once watched a movie in which the main character was immortal and was around 1000 years old in the movie. This character was very sad and wouldn't have desired any other person on Earth to ever be immortal like he was. The reason -> because everything and everyone in his life that he had come to love eventually was gone or had died.

Maybe we all die after a number of years for our own good. [emoticon]




Maybe, but would it not be interesting to see what happens in the future? Maybe I could learn some new hobbies, quilt some more fabric, learn new skills, etc.


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Gulfcoast wrote:

When my son hides my truck keys.... I'll ride my garden tractor to the store.

My thoughts exactly, I'll be 80 my next birthday. Still pulling my 5th wheel.


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I have seen (believe me) more thirdly year olds towing that shouldn't be driving then those in their 70s and 80s.


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I suppose that when my motorhome is 70 years old I will stop towing with it. Chuck

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John Force drives a 300+mph Funny Car and hes 71!
Ted Nugent does summer tours hes 71 also!


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I am 78 years old and have been blind in my left eye for fifteen years. For the last few years I have my wife grade me on my driving with each trip. 1 being the worse score and ten being the best. We just got back from a 175 mile trip one way through the Smoky mountains. She gave me a score of ten. So I guess I still am doing good or either she is afraid I will quit driving and we are stuck at home staring at each other.


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I figure if you are unsafe at 69y/o you'll still be unsafe at 70.

We are 73 and usually are the youngsters around the campfire.

We also split the driving about 60/40 and I have to fight for every minute of my 40%. Yep, she loves to drive.


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Dixie Flyer wrote:

I am 78 years old and have been blind in my left eye for fifteen years. For the last few years I have my wife grade me on my driving with each trip. 1 being the worse score and ten being the best. We just got back from a 175 mile trip one way through the Smoky mountains. She gave me a score of ten. So I guess I still am doing good or either she is afraid I will quit driving and we are stuck at home staring at each other.


My hubby and I are always checking each other out. The passenger has the duty to spot bumps and holes and to spot new speed limits, act as navigator as well as look for other traffic hazards.

One thing that we both did before our trip this summer was to have physicals and eye exams. I had cataract surgery and enjoy much improved vision. Night driving is my job because my DH hates driving at night.


We also take it much easier than we did when younger. 500 mile days are notw 200 to 400 miles depending on what there is to see.

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As I was writing my last post, one of our resident bald eagles came to visit. She (we think) is munching on something near the tree outside our door. In winter we seem to have a whole flock hang around. I wish I could figure out how to do pictures. When I do I can post the one I took of her.

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fullmoonoversalem wrote:

As I was writing my last post, one of our resident bald eagles came to visit. She (we think) is munching on something near the tree outside our door. In winter we seem to have a whole flock hang around. I wish I could figure out how to do pictures. When I do I can post the one I took of her.


I would like to see those pictures. Just follow This post and you can post those pictures,easy peasy!


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