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senior-center2Do you have a story about being 70ish, events that happened in the 50’s, 60’s, or 70’s? Or events that celebrate/lament being 70ish today? Or are you younger, but have stories about 70ish people?
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    Life lessons on getting old

    ​From a friend.

    Most seniors never get enough exercise. In His wisdom God decreed that seniors become forgetful so they would have to search for their glasses, keys and other things thus doing more walking. And God looked down and saw that it was good.

    Then God saw there was another need. In His wisdom He made seniors lose coordination so they would drop things requiring them to bend, reach & stretch. And God looked down and saw that it was good.

    Then God considered the function of bladders and decided seniors would have additional calls of nature requiring more trips to the bathroom, thus providing more exercise. God looked down and saw that it was good.

    So if you find as you age, you are getting up and down more, remember it’s God’s will. It is all in your best interest even though you mutter under your breath.

    Nine Important facts to remember as we grow older:

    #9. Death is the number 1 killer in the world.

    #8. Life is sexually transmitted.

    #7. Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

    #6. Men have 2 motivations: hunger and hanky panky, and they can’t tell them apart. If you see a gleam in his eyes, make him a sandwich.

    #5. Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a person to use the Internet and they won’t bother you for weeks, months, maybe years.

    #4. Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in the hospital, dying of nothing.

    #3. All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.

    #2. In the 60’s, people took LSD to make the world weird. Now the world is weird, and people take Prozac to make it normal.

    #1. Life is like a jar of jalapeno peppers. What you do today may be a burning issue tomorrow.

    Please share this wisdom with others while I go to the bathroom.

  2. While I can’t really relate to the decades that proceeded me (1970 onward ) , this site does provide interesting reading. I’m sure the “70ish” people will relate and hopefully contribute stories of their experiences.

    But I can think about my experiences in the 80’s, 90’s & 00’s as it relates to the boomer generation. Obviously my experiences and point of view will be very different as a teen, twenty-something & thirty-something in those decades than someone in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s at the same time. As it is and has always been, our parents and their friends just seemed old and “out of touch”. We knew everything and didn’t need to hear what our elders had to say. I’m sure ancient Roman children felt the same way about their parents.

    I’m curious what is was like to be a father of small children in the 70’s, or teen kids in the 80’s. Things were so different. It was a simpler and more innocent time, at least in this country.

    Also, how has technology shaped the world from the POV of a 70ish person? I feel like things have changed so much just in my lifetime and the rate of innovation just keeps speeding up. Modern technology is a double edged sword. The benefits are obvious- it offers new comforts and conveniences, instant access to limitless information, and advances in medicine that help us live longer. Unfortunately the price we are paying for these rewards is still unclear. It seems to me that part of this toll is the loss of innocence, wonder and fascination. My kids could never be satisfied by putting metal skate wheels on a wooden box as long as tablet computers and smartphones exist. This is sad to me but not to them. From their POV this is progress, just the way things are. They are doomed to wax sentimental about the days when they were happy to play with their ancient iPad and video games. I like to blow my kids minds by telling them about the days when I was their age and phones were connected to the wall…with cords!

    Darn, now I feel old!

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