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Message 1146842 - Posted: 29 Aug 2011, 19:34:25 UTC

Thank you Michael:)
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Message 1146861 - Posted: 29 Aug 2011, 19:57:57 UTC

I think there all lovely ladies on the threads and I bet they all
look younger than their ages suggest.

Thank you, but I happen to know that I look significantly older than my chronological age!

When I take my nieces and nephews to a park, people smile and ask me how old those lovely "grandchildren" of mine are. So far I have been offered the senior discount at a nail salon, a card shop and at far more restaurants than I can remember. When I take public transportation, young people pop out of their seats on crowded buses and BART trains just to offer me a place to sit. When Eric and I go out for a romantic dinner, people at the other tables wonder why that strange young man is holding hands with his mother!

All in all, I think it is pretty funny. I mean, somebody has to be at the far end of that bell curve!!! May as well be me...
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Message 1146883 - Posted: 29 Aug 2011, 20:17:47 UTC - in response to Message 1146861.  
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All in all, I think it is pretty funny. I mean, somebody has to be at the far end of that bell curve!!! May as well be me...

End of the "Bell curve" surely you don't consider yourself "Clapt out" (te-he).

Wives don't age faster than their husbands Angela, perhaps you just need a style change. Get hubby to treat you to one of those beauty saloons, could easily turn you into a "new woman"....your romantic evenings out could easily become even "more" romantic !... nudge-nudge wink-wink as they say.
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Message 1146894 - Posted: 29 Aug 2011, 20:28:52 UTC

Some of us wear our grey/white hair as a badge of honor -
we lasted this long, we earned every darn one of those grey/white hairs.

Many time I go to a restaurant or a fast-food joint, they don't even ask if I want a Senior Discount - it just appears on my bill. Sometimes happens when I'm wearing a military or Veteran's ballcap, too.

I've heard some folks get upset when that happens - guess they don't want to believe they are "old". Somebody offers me a discount, I smile and say "Thank you".
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Message 1146906 - Posted: 29 Aug 2011, 20:41:18 UTC - in response to Message 1146861.  
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I wish I could get the discount. So far no one ever asks me or Long Sufferin' Marie if that is what we want. It won't be long now for me.
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Message 1146924 - Posted: 29 Aug 2011, 20:53:44 UTC - in response to Message 1146861.  

I think there all lovely ladies on the threads and I bet they all
look younger than their ages suggest.

Thank you, but I happen to know that I look significantly older than my chronological age!

When I take my nieces and nephews to a park, people smile and ask me how old those lovely "grandchildren" of mine are. So far I have been offered the senior discount at a nail salon, a card shop and at far more restaurants than I can remember. When I take public transportation, young people pop out of their seats on crowded buses and BART trains just to offer me a place to sit. When Eric and I go out for a romantic dinner, people at the other tables wonder why that strange young man is holding hands with his mother!

All in all, I think it is pretty funny. I mean, somebody has to be at the far end of that bell curve!!! May as well be me...

Yeah My Brother and I had that happen from time to time, depending on which restaurant He took Me for lunch at. Some thought He was My Dad and that I was His Son, It was enough to get a smile out of Me, I miss Him as does his immediate family. Ironically part of Him is still alive though as I sound just like Him when I laugh, that's what My Sister in law and their 3 grown kids say at least. I'm almost old enough for a senior discount, but I just don't look It, yet.
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Message 1146984 - Posted: 29 Aug 2011, 21:51:04 UTC - in response to Message 1146924.  

Ironically part of Him is still alive though as I sound just like Him when I laugh, that's what My Sister in law and their 3 grown kids say at least. I'm almost old enough for a senior discount, but I just don't look It, yet


Something to look forwards to Vic but in the mean time "Stop picking at tomorrows breakfast"
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Message 1147015 - Posted: 29 Aug 2011, 23:04:00 UTC

Wives don't age faster than their husbands Angela, perhaps you just need a style change. Get hubby to treat you to one of those beauty saloons, could easily turn you into a "new woman"....your romantic evenings out could easily become even "more" romantic !... nudge-nudge wink-wink as they say.


Oh Mr. Hind! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to make my position more clear.

[Angela's soap box] Ahem! Mr. Hind, I certainly COULD spend ooodles of money and oodles of time going to a salon for "treatments". I COULD get my hair dyed and then drive myself to distraction covering up my gray roots every two weeks. I COULD spend time and money shopping for new clothes, an activity I detest, instead of my once again donning my wardrobe of functional classics. In the interest of shedding a few pounds, I COULD stop cooking delicious foods and baking delicious desserts to enjoy with my husband. I COULD even waste time and money on a gym membership to tone up a bit.

Would I look like a "new woman"? Well sure, at least a little. Would I look like "me"? Absolutely not!!! But why should I spend time and effort becoming a "new woman", when I rather like the old one? My husband seems to love me as I am. Seems good enough for me! And my good sir, what makes you think my romantic evenings need improvement?!!!

Don't get me wrong. I am pro health! I think it is important to maintain a reasonably healthy weight in order to prevent potential health problems. I think it is important to move and stay active, to promote health and discourage disease. But "moving" does not necessarily mean lifting weights in a gym or running on a treadmill. I can get plenty of exercise walking the neighbor's dog, working in my garden or scrubbing up my kitchen after one of my cooking marathons.

I strongly believe that the battle against aging is both futile and pointless. I would like to see more women (and men!!!) accept the outer shell for what it is, provided that it is a reasonably healthy shell for one's age.

Life is all about choices and I am happy to make them. I would rather visit my elderly mother on the weekends than go clothes shopping. I would rather babysit my darling new nephew than spend those hours in a salon getting my roots done. I would rather do something kind for a neighbor than sit around the house with rejuvenating goo slathered all over my face. I would rather have my kitchen smell like freshly baked blueberry muffins than sweaty laudry in an old gym bag. And I would rather spend money on flights to Wisconsin a couple times a year to visit my inlaws, nieces and nephews there than spend money having a plastic surgeon "take a few years off".

Sure it is fun to "be a girl" and slap on some make-up for a special occasion like a wedding or a class reunion. I do that about twice a year. Sure it is fun to buy a new dress once in a while. On a daily basis, however, I prefer to let nature take its course and not waste the time, effort, money and energy making myself look like somebody who is not me.[/Angela's soapbox]
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Message 1147019 - Posted: 29 Aug 2011, 23:10:02 UTC - in response to Message 1147015.  

I couldn't agree more Angela, Be true to thy own self.
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Message 1147028 - Posted: 29 Aug 2011, 23:33:08 UTC

I am with you there GF. That is why you blew me away offering a girly day at a Spa. I turned her down. The wrinkles above on my forehead are because I am a mohterhen, the wrinkles around my eyes are from laughing, a good thing.
The beauty inside is important. I do have to confess, I have been known to apply a bit of color to my hair once a year, not in a salon, and I don't do the root thing. The last time was 4/2010, heck I might be past that bit of vanity too.
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Message 1147171 - Posted: 30 Aug 2011, 11:24:09 UTC - in response to Message 1146920.  

I'm starting to get teenagers offering me a seat, and it irritates the hell out of me :-((


Oh no, I'll hate it when that will happen to me.
I can't believe you look that old Chris?
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Message 1147204 - Posted: 30 Aug 2011, 13:10:38 UTC

Unfortunately, as Chris will attest, the rural nature of where we live means a car is a must. Little or no public transport means the possible free bus pass for the Groupie is not worth anything here.

That means I cannot be offered free seats, and OAP discounts are few and far and not where we shop.

Still I can park on double yellow lines with a certain impunity (blue card) and I get the road tax free. So, there are some benefits, but that stems from Sheila's disability.

The main real advantage is not paying the drug prescriptions we would need to for Sheila, and the rural GP practice brings the drugs to a village collection point when a certain age is exceeded.
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Message 1147220 - Posted: 30 Aug 2011, 13:54:40 UTC

Because I worked for the transit people I ride everywhere for free in Edmonton. That helps by allowing me to park at the edge of town and then I can take the train or bus anywhere I like for free!
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Message 1147243 - Posted: 30 Aug 2011, 14:55:36 UTC

You know your old when they dont proof you anymore, Even though the sign says they do.
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Message 1147276 - Posted: 30 Aug 2011, 22:10:19 UTC

Teenagers offering me their seats happens from time to time and is most welcomed.

Oh! you guys meant seats on a bus or train, huh?
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Message 1147296 - Posted: 30 Aug 2011, 23:40:11 UTC

I can get a taxi at a moments notice any time of the day and go any where i like in it.
problem is i also have to go to work in it as i am the driver / owner of the taxi,
kind of takes the shine off the idea :¬(
Though i can also be a lazy ...... and stay home if it`s `typical` uk monsoon summers day . . .
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Message 1147313 - Posted: 31 Aug 2011, 1:13:35 UTC - in response to Message 1147296.  
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i am the driver / owner of the taxi,

I know about the two kinds of cabs in England, the old style black ones, and the newer cars. I think it is a matter of the kind of licences you have, is that right?
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Message 1147486 - Posted: 31 Aug 2011, 14:34:28 UTC - in response to Message 1147296.  

I can get a taxi at a moments notice any time of the day and go any where i like in it.
problem is i also have to go to work in it as i am the driver / owner of the taxi,
kind of takes the shine off the idea :¬(
Though i can also be a lazy ...... and stay home if it`s `typical` uk monsoon summers day . . .


So that's why you can never find a taxi when you need one! :-)



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Message 1147488 - Posted: 31 Aug 2011, 14:53:09 UTC - in response to Message 1147015.  

Wives don't age faster than their husbands Angela, perhaps you just need a style change. Get hubby to treat you to one of those beauty saloons, could easily turn you into a "new woman"....your romantic evenings out could easily become even "more" romantic !... nudge-nudge wink-wink as they say.


Oh Mr. Hind! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to make my position more clear.

[Angela's soap box] Ahem! Mr. Hind, I certainly COULD spend ooodles of money and oodles of time going to a salon for "treatments". I COULD get my hair dyed and then drive myself to distraction covering up my gray roots every two weeks. I COULD spend time and money shopping for new clothes, an activity I detest, instead of my once again donning my wardrobe of functional classics. In the interest of shedding a few pounds, I COULD stop cooking delicious foods and baking delicious desserts to enjoy with my husband. I COULD even waste time and money on a gym membership to tone up a bit.

Would I look like a "new woman"? Well sure, at least a little. Would I look like "me"? Absolutely not!!! But why should I spend time and effort becoming a "new woman", when I rather like the old one? My husband seems to love me as I am. Seems good enough for me! And my good sir, what makes you think my romantic evenings need improvement?!!!

Don't get me wrong. I am pro health! I think it is important to maintain a reasonably healthy weight in order to prevent potential health problems. I think it is important to move and stay active, to promote health and discourage disease. But "moving" does not necessarily mean lifting weights in a gym or running on a treadmill. I can get plenty of exercise walking the neighbor's dog, working in my garden or scrubbing up my kitchen after one of my cooking marathons.

I strongly believe that the battle against aging is both futile and pointless. I would like to see more women (and men!!!) accept the outer shell for what it is, provided that it is a reasonably healthy shell for one's age.

Life is all about choices and I am happy to make them. I would rather visit my elderly mother on the weekends than go clothes shopping. I would rather babysit my darling new nephew than spend those hours in a salon getting my roots done. I would rather do something kind for a neighbor than sit around the house with rejuvenating goo slathered all over my face. I would rather have my kitchen smell like freshly baked blueberry muffins than sweaty laudry in an old gym bag. And I would rather spend money on flights to Wisconsin a couple times a year to visit my inlaws, nieces and nephews there than spend money having a plastic surgeon "take a few years off".

Sure it is fun to "be a girl" and slap on some make-up for a special occasion like a wedding or a class reunion. I do that about twice a year. Sure it is fun to buy a new dress once in a while. On a daily basis, however, I prefer to let nature take its course and not waste the time, effort, money and energy making myself look like somebody who is not me.[/Angela's soapbox]


Good, I am pleased for you.
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Message 1147497 - Posted: 31 Aug 2011, 15:35:39 UTC - in response to Message 1147493.  

Thanks for clearing that up for me.
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