Expectations?

William1

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I thought (and everyone that knew me) that I'd never make it past 35. I did but I am fairly beat up. Though many of the people that lived it safe are already gone. I had 'done it all' by 35, have no regrets and the next 30 so far have been freebies. Winning!
 

NCL4701

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When my mother’s mother, who was on no meds and had never been sick in anyone’s memory, was in her 90’s we were leaving a family gathering and she announced she would be dead within the week so goodbye to all of us. Several told her she was being silly; there was nothing wrong with her. She said didn’t matter. God told her she’d completed everything she was tasked with doing here, was done, and time to move on. Of course no one took her seriously. She caught a cold a couple days later and was dead by the end of the week.

I know it isn’t up to me but if it was up to me, that’s the way I’d want to go out. No specific age. Just don’t leave anything unfinished and don’t hang around without purpose. Finish and leave.

More likely I’ll be tortured stuck in a nursing home irritating everybody for years or I’ll die early choking to death on a Moon Pie or something equally stupid.

Right now I still have stuff to do and a few people to take care of. Just want to finish. And then leave.
 
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lugbolt

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kinda ironic my lady and I just had the discussion "what are we going to do at x age". By the way she's red head, 5'11" tall. Danish descent. She be my 3rd redhead GF but the other 2 were shorter (5'5" and 4'9 3/4""). I'm not necessarily partial to redheads, just found them. The short one died of brain cancer. I just found out today actually.

I told her that I don't think our cards are punched yet. When her mom passed, that was the one thing she said before she went home, was that you will know when it's your time.
 
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skeets

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And Red Heads! Don't ask how I know about them.
Tom every redhead I have ever known has ripped my guts out stomped on my heart and turned my life upside down,,, and I wouldnt change one second of that
 
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Tughill Tom

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Tom every redhead I have ever known has ripped my guts out stomped on my heart and turned my life upside down,,, and I wouldnt change one second of that
Me either, all the ones I've known drank like a Sailor's and fought like a Marine's. I wouldn't change a thing.
 

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Always had a thing for blondes, dirty blondes, yep dirtier the better, is that wrong? :devilish:
 
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bearbait

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OH! If we could only be young again! :love:
Pretty sure this old body wouldn't be able to handle the trip back to being young again but a man can dream about the old days when a drag race meant you had a fast car. :rolleyes:

 
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RCW

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Pretty sure this old body wouldn't be able to handle the trip back to being young again but a man can dream about the old days when a drag race meant you had a fast car. :rolleyes:

Aint that a fact brother....... aint it a fact !
While I'm a little junior to both youz guys, I remember those days....

As po' boy, I didn't have fast car, but it looked fast.

1967 Chevy Caprice, all jacked up, dish chrome wheels and wide tires rear. Rally wheels front with hub cap and rings on front. 327 4bbl. Burned a quart of oil every week..... 😲

I made it SOUND FAST!!! Doug Thorley(?) headers with Cherry Bomb Header Mufflers marked "For Off-Road and Track Use Only.." Really it was just loud....

Best I could muster back then, and most guys didn't challenge it....got illegal exhaust tickets to prove it... 🤣
 
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D2Cat

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You guys are getting carried away! An acquaintance told me just the other day, "The golden years should be called the metallic years. Silver in your hair, gold in your teeth and lead in you a$$."
 
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Fordtech86

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While I'm a little junior to both youz guys, I remember those days....

As po' boy, I didn't have fast car, but it looked fast.

1978 Ford LTD 2 dr with the 400 (mind you I bought this in 2002 when I got my drivers license 😂😂😂😂)

Exhaust didn’t make it past the transmission 😂

wouldn’t win a drag race in those days, but it would put on a hell of a burnout out show 🤣
 

JimmyJazz

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If you are 75 and live in the USA you are projected to live 11 more years according to my recent search. Given this data I see no reason as to why you should not treat yourself to a new tractor. Live it up I say.
 

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I’m a youngster at 62 but the wife asked how long I think we have left together? I told her long enough to go through 2 Kubota tractors! I’m on #1 which I bought in 2020 😎
You know she would be getting nervous if you stopped at the dealer and said what do you think of kubota #2 lol just yo keep her thinking
 
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