Older than 60 -- so there!

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Re: Older than 60 -- so there!

Postby Vanaladiel » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:52 am

I cant say for sure, but it is possible.

I know for myself, I have more fun remembering what happened the night before instead of being embarrassed that I did something stupid or vile! I laugh at those who over do it but am willing to be sure they get home safely!
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Re: Older than 60 -- so there!

Postby siddharth » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:59 am

*De-Lurk*

A very very very very belated Happy Birthday Portia! :D :D

*Lurk mode turned on*
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Re: Older than 60 -- so there!

Postby Ladykat » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:55 am

Vana---I agree, I'd rather remember what I did rather than find out by seeing it posted on UTube.

(did we just have a drive-by lurking? hmmm.. :Q)

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Re: Older than 60 -- so there!

Postby portia » Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:52 am

OK< it has now been 3 1/2 years that I have been obsessed by the need to clear out this house. I am getting close to burnout, but there is still a lot to do.
So, I am hiring a "senior move specialist" to help, give me ideas and keep my nose to the grindstone.

OOOF!!
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Re: Older than 60 -- so there!

Postby erinhue » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:22 pm

There is light at the end of the tunnel and I can see it getting closer and closer. Next month I will be 62 and can officially retire. I don't know as I will just yet but it is nice to know that camper and time to spend roaming around somebody's woods is getting closer The boy is 14 so pretty soon he will be able to share the driving
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Re: Older than 60 -- so there!

Postby Ladykat » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:49 pm

I wish I could officially (or even unofficially) retire.

I'm sure I'll have to work until I die on the job----and then they'll probably still expect me to answer the phone! :roll:

Hang in there Portia---getting help is always good.

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Re: Older than 60 -- so there!

Postby Vanaladiel » Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:10 pm

Well I have been getting all my ducks in a row, so to speak. Have been getting advice from my stock portfolio and they have set it up so that I can start pulling when I wish, but I am going to try to wait till I am 70 if my health will hold out. Otherwise once I am 62 I can start using it. Also I have both my insurance and my portfolio settled that if something happens to me, Guru will have the finances to get himself out of debt and still do something with my remains (cremation is my preference) I was cold most of my life and so finally maybe I will feel warm. ;) I just don't want to leave him with a financial burden.

It isn't as much as I wish I could leave or have for my retirement but with a young husband, I think he can afford to still support me some for a while anyways.

It is amazing how fast the years pass. I am now 58 and feeling much older some days, but I can see the end of the tunnel as well. I love working but it would be nice to not have to work.
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When August Comes

Postby prmiller » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:55 am

When August comes
there shall be drums
that beat in celebration,
Yes, then, at last
bright trumpets blast,
"Rejoice!" In jubilation.
This pilgrim's age,
shall be where sage
and wiser hearts see clearly
That life can hold
a newer gold
they hold to much more dearly.
For there, no thief,
can cause you grief
for treasures that you cherish
youlive each day
and find a way
to pass on what you cherish.
Hello, my friends,
My childhood ends,
yet, I more childlike be,
Shall find, like you,
Good things and true,
Last for eternity.

Enjoying the journey into becoming 60,
Parm, the partially pubescent
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Re: Older than 60 -- so there!

Postby FrodoTook » Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:14 am

I am now older than 62 and, after a long absence, am enjoying visiting TORC again, visiting new threads and revisiting some older ones. It is so very good for me to see some familiar and very fond friends thoughts here. I know many of my friends no longer post on TORC but it sure is fun and refreshing to see their thoughts which they took time to share here. If you read this, please know I am hoping you and yours are well and happy. And I thank all of you so very much for bringing much joy to me. You are remembered and so very much appreciated. Much love, FT.
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Re: Older than 60 -- so there!

Postby Vanaladiel » Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:18 pm

I will be 60 come next March. I sure don't feel that old. :D
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We mourn the loss of another wonderful man from TORC! oldtoby we will always remember you and your wit and smile! Love you my friend! RIP 1/20/18

Always in our memories, vison :rose:, Alex :rose:, Rowanberry :rose: and Watcher :rose:! Our world is a little dimmer without your smiles!

A tribute to Cynthia 11/14/2005 :rose:

For my dad who now resides with the Lord! :rose: 05/11/16 I love you daddy and will see you again someday in Glory!

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Re: Older than 60 -- so there!

Postby portia » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:17 am

Vanaladiel wrote:I will be 60 come next March. I sure don't feel that old. :D


No One does!
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Re: Older than 60 -- so there!

Postby prmiller » Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:22 pm

Hurray and Huzzah,
I am now 62,
and learning the ropes
of what seniors can do.
Alas three more years
I must add, then, to gain,
discounts on movies
to see once again;
take classes as uni,
get my PhD--
after learning some math
to do stats (oh...yippee...).
I shuffle more slowly,
forget things...like...well,
I thought I heard something
that rang like a bell...
and then takes a message!
(Thanks Telus!) Ah, sixties!
Let's live denture-free!
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Re: Older than 60 -- so there!

Postby erinhue » Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:22 am

I can officially say that old age is no longer creeping up on me. It put on a full court press and blindsided me. One more birthday and I hit 65. I just read here that I was thinking of retiring at 62. Well that did not happen but I cant say I am too unhappy about that. I took this job, heck I created this job, not for the money, I was making mad money at the corporate grind, nope I did it for love of the work and that will keep me going for as long as I can keep this place open.

Besides I cant afford to slow down now, the boy can almost look me straight in the eye....and he got a hungry look. =:)
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Re: Older than 60 -- so there!

Postby Vanaladiel » Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:50 pm

Well I have passed 60 now and my dreams of retiring are far from being in the new future.
I have been a professional cashier for over 40 years and am so tired of it but alas have no other skills that matter in the working forum. I am too old to have to work two jobs just to try to reach full time hours. I am tired and don't want to do it anymore besides the fact that my health is starting to really give me troubles. My beloved got a new job that was an income lower job but at least he is not commuting anymore. I keep praying that we will get the finances turned around so that I can at least quit one job and get more rest that I need.

Ah life after 60, it feels just like 30,40 and 50! Except for the aches and pains that come with the body wearing down. I am so thankful to still be alive.
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Always in our memories, vison :rose:, Alex :rose:, Rowanberry :rose: and Watcher :rose:! Our world is a little dimmer without your smiles!

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Re: Older than 60 -- so there!

Postby prmiller » Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:59 pm

Vanaladiel wrote: I am so thankful to still be alive.


...and know lots of other folks who are happy your are alive, too!

I think of journeys we've taken in here,
finding our way, and enjoying each beer;
making up stories, poems, and songs,
joining occasions with TORCers in throngs;
I am so glad, you are who you are.
You are a friend, sister, mentor...and star!

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Re: Older than 60 -- so there!

Postby Vanaladiel » Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:23 pm

Thank you my sweet brother of the heart!! :hug: Sometimes we need to hear things like this from our peers and dearest friends! I count you as both and send my love to both you and Mrs. PARM!
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We mourn the loss of another wonderful man from TORC! oldtoby we will always remember you and your wit and smile! Love you my friend! RIP 1/20/18

Always in our memories, vison :rose:, Alex :rose:, Rowanberry :rose: and Watcher :rose:! Our world is a little dimmer without your smiles!

A tribute to Cynthia 11/14/2005 :rose:

For my dad who now resides with the Lord! :rose: 05/11/16 I love you daddy and will see you again someday in Glory!

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Re: Older than 60 -- so there!

Postby BillBo » Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:17 pm

I'm older than 60: 11 years older than 60.
Growing older is compulsary, growing up is optional.

Some people think I'm crazy becase I still enjoy some of the things I enjoyed as a child, such as climbing trees.
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Re: Older than 60 -- so there!

Postby Ladykat » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:23 pm

What's wrong with climbing trees?

If you can do it, go for it. :thumbsup:

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Re: Older than 60 -- so there!

Postby Vanaladiel » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:59 am

Well I am now well past 62 and just realized that I can now shop the thrift stores and get a discount. I used to shop for things for the house and also for our SCA needs like wooden dishes and such. But it seems that I have not shopped there in some time and need to go again. Its like a treasure store for things other then important purchase for the home. Its fun too!

So this year my body has thrown me some curve balls but I am still truckin along and hanging in there. Though I was thinking these fires this summer were doing their best to do me in. Egads I can not breath in all this smoke and yet I have to go to work. Asthma and COPD do not like smoke from fires. :P
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We mourn the loss of another wonderful man from TORC! oldtoby we will always remember you and your wit and smile! Love you my friend! RIP 1/20/18

Always in our memories, vison :rose:, Alex :rose:, Rowanberry :rose: and Watcher :rose:! Our world is a little dimmer without your smiles!

A tribute to Cynthia 11/14/2005 :rose:

For my dad who now resides with the Lord! :rose: 05/11/16 I love you daddy and will see you again someday in Glory!

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Re: Older than 60 -- so there!

Postby Cock-Robin » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:22 pm

This year at October 20, I turned 65. I am officially over the hill.
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