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01-27-2017 06:06 AM

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I was told a few years ago that I was just about done. Diabetes, bad heart, and cancer. Kicked cancers ass, have the diabetes pretty much under control, my heart is on it’s last leg, but….........I made it to 60 today! Here we go again, starting the next decade in life. I am officially an Old Fart.


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#1 posted 01-27-2017 06:36 AM

Sure hope they don’t expect you to stop sipping the Bourbon!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 01-27-2017 03:10 PM

Happy B-Day, Dan and I wish you many, many more!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 01-27-2017 03:23 PM

Happy Birthday, Dan…...I remember 60…..that was 10 years ago…..Drink the kool aid…It helps with longjevity.

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#4 posted 01-27-2017 03:40 PM

Gadzooks, you guys are youngsters. Pushing 76 here! Have to admit it takes me longer to do things. Don’t have the energy. But then, that just means I make fewer mistakes per hour!!!

Since wisdom is directly proportional to the number of screw ups you managed in life, I guess I am accumulating wisdom at a slower rate, but I was so good at it, no body will ever notice… (-:

Happy Birthday, Dan… keep looking beyond the horizon…

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#5 posted 01-27-2017 03:45 PM

Hit 66 and am OK. Too weird being this old. I never though I would see 60 much less 65+ Good luck!

-- "Now I'm just another old guy wearing funny clothes"

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#6 posted 01-27-2017 04:09 PM

60? Rookie!

This coming May, I’ll turn 64…....wasn’t there a song about that?

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#7 posted 01-27-2017 04:20 PM

Sixty aint no big thang …. when you’re lookin’ at it from the other side!

Will be 65 in August, and I remember MANY times as a youngster I wondered if I’d even REACH 60 !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#8 posted 01-27-2017 05:15 PM

At 73 and just retired Jan 1 2017 (27 days ago) I’d consider you still a young whipper snapper.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#9 posted 01-27-2017 05:20 PM



At 73 and just retired Jan 1 2017 (27 days ago) I d consider you still a young whipper snapper.

- AlaskaGuy

Re tired?
Does that mean you just got a new set of shoes?
Or should I bring a truck to pick up your tools?

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#10 posted 01-27-2017 05:25 PM

At 73 and just retired Jan 1 2017 (27 days ago) I d consider you still a young whipper snapper.

- AlaskaGuy

Re tired?
Does that mean you just got a new set of shoes?
Or should I bring a truck to pick up your tools?

- jbay


Well…................not ready for the truck thing just yet

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#11 posted 01-27-2017 05:46 PM

Geez Papadon! Just remember, life can get rough after such an age…

I’ll be 65 in a couple months, and in the past 5yr I have broken 23ribs/vertebrae falling off a 20ft ladder and this past February I had 9 rib fractures after hitting my 3rd deer with the bike.

FWIW, I have about 20 MORE other fractures, but most of those were when I was younger and only in my 50s… ;-)

LIFE IS TOUGH. Get ready for the ride of your life!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#12 posted 01-27-2017 06:06 PM



Geez Papadon! Just remember, life can get rough after such an age…

I ll be 65 in a couple months, and in the past 5yr I have broken 23ribs/vertebrae falling off a 20ft ladder and this past February I had 9 rib fractures after hitting my 3rd deer with the bike.

FWIW, I have about 20 MORE other fractures, but most of those were when I was younger and only in my 50s… ;-)

LIFE IS TOUGH. Get ready for the ride of your life!

- HorizontalMike


Mike, have you ever though of building a roll cage around yourself?

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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papadan

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#13 posted 01-27-2017 09:57 PM

Some say I’m lucky to be here, and some just laugh. My wife of 42 years wont let me ride a bike, so I guess i’m sorta safe, Mike. I don’t climb ladders anyway, I’m scared of hieghts. LOL ;-)

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#14 posted 01-27-2017 10:08 PM

Happy birthday youngun.
Except for age, I’m gonna be 76 in April, we have a lot in common. Beat cancer last year, diagnosed with diabetes two months ago, and I’ve always been afraid of heights. No ladders for me either.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#15 posted 01-27-2017 10:09 PM

I am over the 60 thing – gets better – Every day we wake up on this side of the grass is a good day – if not – no worries!

-- David in Damascus, MD

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