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Not as young as you were ?

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Williamstreeter

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There's a photo on another thread of a school being rebuilt (Lordswood) but when I went to the Girls' school it was almost new!! Happy Days!
rosie.
My wife went there as well , some of the young ladies got on the number 6 to go home when they came upstairs on the bus we used to take their boaters off , it happened on the number 11to it happened to my wife
 

cookie273uk

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I think when my sister in law Edna (who is now 83 and I have known since she was 16) reminded me I was 90 next year and I should be 'slowing down' whatever that means. I simply take each day as it comes. When I stop painting then I am old. Eric
 

jmadone

master brummie
I think when my sister in law Edna (who is now 83 and I have known since she was 16) reminded me I was 90 next year and I should be 'slowing down' whatever that means. I simply take each day as it comes. When I stop painting then I am old. Eric
In my opinion you and your wonderful paintings are like a good wine, they improve with age.
 

jmadone

master brummie
Whilst sitting here perusing the forum and observing the variety of facts and opinions that are available to members and guests, my wife was watching the TV and I had half an ear cocked to what she was watching which happened to be "The New Monty", a programme to raise awareness of prostate cancer in men. There was a section where a woman and her daughter came on and described a situation involving her husband which moved me to tears, It also affected one of the men involved on the programme in the same way. Afterwards I sat and reflected and I realised that I am so more emotional than i used to be and my thick skin is so much thinner than it was. Many things now bring a lump to my throat which in my younger days wouldn't have affected me in any way. Is this a sign of ageing or knowing I'm getting old when....................?
 

Alberta

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Eric, I often see you and Toby when I go to get my lottery ticket on Saturday from you local shop and for those who don't know you there is no way you look almost 90 year old.

jm adone.
I think we are all the same, we all get a bit more emotional and feel things a lot differently than when we were young and are a lot more fearful of many things.
Jumping into a mini with no AA, no mobile phone and going to north Wales with small kids in the late 60s held no fear, I don't even take the dogs a walk without my mobile now.
 

Bob Davis

Bob Davis
Whilst sitting here perusing the forum and observing the variety of facts and opinions that are available to members and guests, my wife was watching the TV and I had half an ear cocked to what she was watching which happened to be "The New Monty", a programme to raise awareness of prostate cancer in men. There was a section where a woman and her daughter came on and described a situation involving her husband which moved me to tears, It also affected one of the men involved on the programme in the same way. Afterwards I sat and reflected and I realised that I am so more emotional than i used to be and my thick skin is so much thinner than it was. Many things now bring a lump to my throat which in my younger days wouldn't have affected me in any way. Is this a sign of ageing or knowing I'm getting old when....................?
Interesting, I thought it was only me, but certainly I now find that there are things that happen or I see that make me feel quite emotional, a feeling I never had as a young man. 83 and I still go to work every day at an eight hour day, which also involves two or three times a month car trips to see customers, or because I am a NVQ assessor and verifier to assess an NVQ on a construction site. In October 2016, I was knocked down in a car park and did Tib & Fib, ankle and knee and for 3 months was caged in a leg brace groin to ankle (night and day), it sort of repaired but did not stop me twice a week in the Gym, walking, cycling and swimming and giving old ladies and pregnant women my seat in the bus/tube/train, then my opposite hip started to play up, as it got worse, eventually went to the doctor, now got an appointment with the specialist on 31st May, but I had to revert to a stick, has not stopped me driving, because it is fine when I am sitting down, but walking around.......I realise that I have become old, on the treadmill where I was doing a mile in 15 minutes, it now takes well over 20 (No stick) and bench presses I have had to drop a few kilos, but still continue to enjoy life and the adrenalin drive I get from doing the best job I ever had. Mind you the 20year old snowflakes that I work with are years older than me, car everywhere, parcels daily from internet buying, I sometimes think that it is a pity National Service was done away with

Bob


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Edifi

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One day when I was walking my dog in the park ,2 lads on a bike almost ran into me.When I started arguing with them.It got a bit heated and they threatened me.Some chap playing football with his children shouted.Leave him alone he's an old man.That was 15 years ago.Thats when I knew.
 

sospiri

Ex-pat Brummie
Nowadays when I first wake up! It takes me about half an hour to really get into gear and get rid of a few of the pains, and it is such a pleasure to realise I am still here! :)

Maurice
 

wendylee

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When I couldn't get lid off a jar of marmalade without using a gadget to help. When a young lady offers you her seat on a bus.
Sorry for the laughing face, I could see myself with the marmalade jar too, I end up stabbing the top to release the vacuum, I know I shouldn't but there you go haha.
 
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Morturn

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:rolleyes: :rolleyes: When you go to the barbers and they ask if you'd like your nose and ears trimmed
And when the barber shows you the back of your head in the mirror, you see that big crease across the top of your neck
 
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