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Author:  Mick [ Sun May 27, 2012 1:56 pm ]
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Following his travels with Donna Noble, Dr. Who gave his age as 906 (well, he does keep regenerating), then again in different earlier episodes of the long running British Si-fi, he's given a different age. Mind you, he did mention that when he visited the Medusa Cascade he was a tender 90 years of age. So much for Time Lords! I'll probably boot the bucket long before I reach that tender age.

Author:  MaraTom [ Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:27 pm ]
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Person wrote:
I hate getting old.

It beats the alternative. :)

Not as much as I do.

Author:  Mick [ Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:40 am ]
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Just discovered that four teaspoons of honey, with one of powdered cinnamon made as a tea: drink 1/4 cup four times a day and it holds back the ravages of old age. Honey and cinnamon are good for other ailments as well. I've just started sipping it and I already feel like a 61 year old! At least age as gone in reverse a little. :D

Author:  DesertSailor [ Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:32 am ]
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I've come to enjoy doing nothing. On Saturday mornings I sit in the backyard drink coffee and watch the fish, snails and tadpoles in the pond. My wife and I enjoy giving them names and then see if we can remember them.

Author:  lbt [ Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:34 am ]
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Do nothing?

Keep walking every day. Otherwise, your heart may stop beating.

Author:  Jakub [ Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:54 am ]
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From Vultus Christi Blog by Fr. Mark...

In the aged, nearly all the bodily powers wear out,
and wisdom alone increases;
all the others decrease:
such as fasting, watching, sleeping on the floor,
travelling from place to place,
entertaining travellers,
defending the poor,
being instant and persevering in prayer,
visiting the sick,
manual labour for the providing of alms.
And without prolonging my discourse,
all those things that are done through the body diminish
as the body breaks down.

I do not mean to say that wisdom,
which in many of the aged declines into senility
is lacking in the young or in those of maturer age;
that is, in those who by toil or earnest zeal,
by holiness of life,
and by frequent prayer to the Lord Jesus,
so seek after knowledge:
but I mean that many who are young in body
have a battle to fight,
and amidst the incentives to sin
and the temptations of the flesh,
wisdom is smothered as fire is in green wood,
so that its flame cannot leap forth.

But when old age comes upon those
who have spent their youth in acquiring knowledge
and have exercised themselves in the law of the Lord day and night,
then they become more learned with age,
more skilled through experience,
wiser as time goes by,
and they reap the most sweet fruit from their diligence.

Saint Jerome, Letter to Nepotian

Author:  DesertSailor [ Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:20 am ]
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lbt wrote:
Do nothing?

Keep walking every day. Otherwise, your heart may stop beating.

I can only walk short distances. My lower back hips and knees can't handle it anymore.

Author:  Learner [ Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:53 am ]
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My glasses are just perfect,
My dentures fit me fine.
My hearing aid is wonderful,
But, Lord, how I miss my mind.

Author:  Jakub [ Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:00 pm ]
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Learner wrote:
My glasses are just perfect,
My dentures fit me fine.
My hearing aid is wonderful,
But, Lord, how I miss my mind.

Agree... :mrgreen:

Author:  ColdComfort [ Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:17 pm ]
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BlueyedMule wrote:
Hmmm. I'm looking forward to the alternative too.

No matter what, I will want more here on earth, but that is a displaced desire and impossible to fulfill. Everything here is finite, but my desire is infinite. Only Infinite can satiate infinite. So, I'll be glad to go. Getting older means I'm closer and that's good. I only fear not being holy. Everything else is just network time filler in a way--but in another, it's the abrasive that's meant to grind me down to holiness too, and to assist others on their way. I just hope my death is difficult enough to be my purgatory.

I like this too. I don't fear aging and death so much, although at times I do. It's sin and judgement that frightens me.

Author:  MaraTom [ Sat May 18, 2013 11:04 am ]
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I turned 73 last month--I didn't jump for joy.
I can't sleep past 6am anymore.
I'm very active with my senior center; and I'm finally
getting used to being retired. It will be two years in December.
I have been struggling to get my weight down; but to no avail.
I spend too much time on Facebook, instead of reading all those books
I promised myself I would read.
other than that; I don't know what to say.

Author:  Dorothy B. [ Sat May 18, 2013 7:38 pm ]
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I will be 77 in a couple of months. :) My sleeping and waking hours have changed gradually over the past few years, and seem to be set at: go to sleep at 8:30 PM, and wake up at about 3:30 A.M. I truly very much like my hours!

My day outside of the house starts at 7:45 when myself and my dear friend next door (also a widow) drive to weekday Mass together. Thankfully, neither of us have to use a cane yet, although we have joint pains now and then.

I am grateful that I can still mow my lawn with a key-start mower, and trim bushes and pull weeds, but no longer in the sun here in Florida! I wait for the shade. I no longer dig holes in the earth to plant annuals, or anything else -- I just do my best to keep things neat. I remind myself I am not going to take it with me! :) My indoor garden is flourishing with plants that I repot, and root into new plants, and give them away when they are about 18 inches high.
There is a cactus plant in my living room, on a bench, and is about a foot and a half below the ceiling. It is tied to a wooden dowel to keep it from falling over! I think it would take three people with garden gloves on to re-pot it -- so I am just leaving it alone and watering it once a week.

One of my eight children, the youngest daughter, lives here in town with her husband and two sons. I see the others less, but we do keep in touch by phone and e-mails. Visits are great fun when they happen! 12 grandchildren now!

There is much more going on in my life that I am very grateful for, and I pray for the fortitude to accept whatever may be around the corner. God is extraordinarily good to all of us here in this temporal place! He can change the bad to good when we allow Him to.

I love growing old!

Author:  lbt [ Sun May 19, 2013 10:57 am ]
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I saw Sister Lucia of Fatima several times: first as a 43-year young woman, then a 93-year old woman in 2000. She then had to use a walking cane.

She finally passed away almost 98 years old eight years ago on February 13.

Her fellow Carmelites now like to think of her as a ten year young girl when she saw Our Lady of Fatima. :D

Author:  anawim [ Mon May 20, 2013 1:41 pm ]
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When I turned 30, I was upset.
When I turned 40, I got depressed.
When I turned 50, I thought, 'yeah, whatever'.
Next year when I turn 60, I probably won't even notice. 60? Where? When?

Author:  Jack Fisher [ Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:58 am ]
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the older I get the more expensive hobbies I can afford, so that's a plus.

I remember when I laughed at Springsteen's Glory Days. Now I find myself telling those same old boring stories.

Author:  Muirfield [ Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:56 am ]
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I am now 85, very happy and relaxed, and came across the following:-

This is something we should all read at least once a week!
Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio .
"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me.
It is the most requested column I've ever written.
My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short - enjoy it.
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it
9. Save for retirement starting with your first pay check.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye, but don't worry, God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to be happy. But it's all up to you and no one else
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative of dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you need
42. The best is yet to come...43.No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."

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