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    Life in the slow lane

    Thought Iíd start a thread for, by, and about those of us in our twilight years.

    One idea is to share advice on maintaining a positive mindset, which is where Iíll start.

    Another is sharing experiences, funny or not.



    A couple points that came to mind are:


    1) Never get ahead of your canes.

    2) Serenity being a desirable state, focus on the nonmaterialistic aspects of life, especially positive interactions.




    Your turn

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    The simplest truths are written on the wall,
    where we see imaginary greatness in our fall.

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    Never lose a chance to take a nap

    If someone wants to argue, let them win

    If you don't want to answer a question, pretend you're asleep

    I've discovered riding those electric carts in the supermarkets is fun, and it keeps those fat slobs off of them
    "Self-righteousness never straddles the political fence."

    Midnightpoet


    "The bible says to love your neighbor. It's obvious that over the centuries it has been interpreted as the opposite."
    (sarcasm alert)

    Midnightpoet


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    OR... or you could do what my Dad used to do... He could never" hear" Mom when she asked him to do something...
    And he conveniently "FORGOT" to do anything he did not want to do...
    She lost herself in the trees,
    among the ever-changing leaves.
    She wept beneath the wild sky
    as stars told stories of ancient times.
    The flowers grew toward her light,
    the river called her name at night.
    She could not live an ordinary life,
    with the mysteries of the universe
    hidden in her eyes....
    Author: Christy Ann Martine

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
    love leaves a memory no one can steal....
    Author unknown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firemajic View Post
    OR... or you could do what my Dad used to do... He could never" hear" Mom when she asked him to do something...
    And he conveniently "FORGOT" to do anything he did not want to do...
    Have you been spying on us?
    "Self-righteousness never straddles the political fence."

    Midnightpoet


    "The bible says to love your neighbor. It's obvious that over the centuries it has been interpreted as the opposite."
    (sarcasm alert)

    Midnightpoet


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    Quote Originally Posted by midnightpoet View Post
    Have you been spying on us?


    Yes..
    She lost herself in the trees,
    among the ever-changing leaves.
    She wept beneath the wild sky
    as stars told stories of ancient times.
    The flowers grew toward her light,
    the river called her name at night.
    She could not live an ordinary life,
    with the mysteries of the universe
    hidden in her eyes....
    Author: Christy Ann Martine

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
    love leaves a memory no one can steal....
    Author unknown.

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    My wife can be the sweetest thing, but when she gets angry at something it's best to take a nap. I do believe that the success of our marriage is due in part to my losing the upper range of my hearing back in the '60s

    The wife is a half inch short of five feet, and puts up a big front to compensate. Once, coming back from visiting her family in Mass. the warning light came on for a tire pressure. We pulled off the freeway, into a gas station to add air to the tire, and another car pulled in just ahead of us. Three guys got out and were taking their time at the air station. I was content to wait, but oh no she walked over to them and asked how many men it takes to inflate a tire Luckily they only laughed.
    Last edited by LeeC; March 21st, 2017 at 04:45 AM.

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    The simplest truths are written on the wall,
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    The week is going quickly as hoped, awaiting my grandson's visit this coming weekend. Adding realistic human figures to some illustrations is focused work.

    Heard something that had a ring of insight, "Never seek advice from a person who's TV is larger than their bookshelf."

    Another friend passed away lately. Not unexpected in my circle, but saddening. Got me to thinking about past artists I've enjoyed.

    …dith Piaf
    https://youtu.be/Oc1O6gB8F7M


    Dalida
    https://youtu.be/HIcv5k-wTh4


    Roger Whittaker (hanging in here)
    https://youtu.be/gNkh-Pd0oNI?list=PL...dIyQoDqQfiKo18

    and many more, especially jazz and classical artists.

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    The simplest truths are written on the wall,
    where we see imaginary greatness in our fall.

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    Some quotes from Satchel Paige, that great baseball philosopher, applies here:

    "Don't eat fried foods, it angries up the blood."
    "Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you."
    "Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
    "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?"

    "Self-righteousness never straddles the political fence."

    Midnightpoet


    "The bible says to love your neighbor. It's obvious that over the centuries it has been interpreted as the opposite."
    (sarcasm alert)

    Midnightpoet


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    May you reach that point in life where you break through the human intelligence barrier. That is when by the time you remember what you were going to do you’ve already done it.

    ---------------


    A couple more artists at the top of my list:


    Leonard Cohen
    Who really expressed the twilight years
    https://youtu.be/oqma53tyjQ4?list=PL...D4xzt_QDAjIOmz


    Leonard Bernstein
    Rhapsody in Blue being one of my all time favorites
    https://youtu.be/cH2PH0auTUU

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    The simplest truths are written on the wall,
    where we see imaginary greatness in our fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeC View Post
    May you reach that point in life where you break through the human intelligence barrier. ***That is when by the time you remember what you were going to do youíve already done it.



    OR... or it does not matter now...
    She lost herself in the trees,
    among the ever-changing leaves.
    She wept beneath the wild sky
    as stars told stories of ancient times.
    The flowers grew toward her light,
    the river called her name at night.
    She could not live an ordinary life,
    with the mysteries of the universe
    hidden in her eyes....
    Author: Christy Ann Martine

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
    love leaves a memory no one can steal....
    Author unknown.

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