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Curious - How Old Is Everybody?

Point Break

Super Anarchist
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Long Beach, California
Sitting is not for me either, and I’ve been going crazy. No snow shoeing this year.

My oldest brother also has myeloma along with other issues. He’s early 80s, and is fighting hard. Many similarities with you. but older. Married 43 years until his wife died after a nasty fight with pancreatic cancer. Remarried a couple years later to a widow. He’s been doing home dialysis for a couple years now and just recently gave up traveling, dialysis machine, fluids etc with him. They have their ‘ending’ planned out, as much as possible.

I wish you well on your journey. You are a gift to this community.

Life is fragile and short.
What kind words....and yes......life is fragile and its always too short.

Last lines of Neil Diamonds song "Done Too Soon".

And each one there
Has one thing shared
They have sweated beneath the same sun
Looked up in wonder at the same moon
And wept when it was all done
For bein' done too soon
For bein' done too soon

 

Fah Kiew Tu

Curmudgeon, First Rank
10,650
3,640
Tasmania, Australia
I fell off a ladder once doing something really stupid. Broke all 3 bones at the elbow and fractured my pelvic girdle. Multiple operations to put things back together followed by 12 months physiotherapy.

Still, I got back to my active job going to sea on research vessels, finished building the house, built a 16m x 13m workshop unassisted, built a 12m steel sailboat and can still move multi-ton machinery about using skates and a crowbar.

I also these days have my own personal set of aluminium scaffolding and am very, very careful on ladders... and am building a 13m x 4.2m extension on my workshop. As soon as I get tired though, that's it for the day on the building front. Plenty of other things I can do sitting down.

FKT
 

ShortForBob

Super Anarchist
35,935
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Melbourne
I've always been a smooth operator with good hands, and I'm always chill.

Disrespect me and I'm assertive, don't like it, don't disrespect me.

All ages from children to elderly should use best safe practices - unfortunately many don't.

Been running daycare centers for adults in some of the most dangerous and extreme environments, since I was put in a leadership position in the service.

Once again, all the best.
When an Australian tells you to get Fu2k!ed, or Fuc# off with a smile smiley, take it as a compliment :)
 

Grizz

Beats the crap out of me
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329
Northport, NY
Old enough to work before child labor laws
If you weren't big enough to buck a bale
You drove tractor
Tried learning cursive in 2nd grade
Tried harder for straight lines in the field
Farmers are a tough bunch
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bmiller

Super Anarchist
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Buena Vista, Colorado
thet wall lookes verrey 'snaggey'
My sister found that photo in mom's hope chest. After dad passed I thought it would be cool to go recreate that photo and one of us 3 siblings taken the same day. Maybe wait until 2024 so it's 60 years later.

Just for grins I looked at the Google Street view of it. The 1960s geometric trim is gone but that wall is still standing just as it looks in the photo.
 

boomer

Super Anarchist
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When an Australian tells you to get Fu2k!ed, or Fuc# off with a smile smiley, take it as a compliment :)
When a American says, Nice. Nicely done. Nice job. Nice butt. Nice tits and so forth - take it as a compliment. However if you insist, phuck off - and I mean that in the nicest way.

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boomer

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I'm so old we still wore greens and greens shorts in tropical conditions - non of that camo schitt, no camo lunch pails, no camo sweats, no camo shorts, no camo bras. no camo anything. The last pic, their look says it all, "Ham and mofos, again!"

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Ed Lada

Super Anarchist
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Poland
I'm so old we still wore greens and greens shorts in tropical conditions - non of that camo schitt, no camo lunch pails, no camo sweats, no camo shorts, no camo bras. no camo anything. The last pic, their look says it all, "Ham and mofos, again!"

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First time in the Army 1975-1976. We got C Rations manufactured during the Korean War. Them Ham and Lima Beans were awful but of course some folks loved 'em. They would trade their little 4 pack of Marlboros for it. I thought the scrambled eggs were the worst. The eggs were almost as green as the can they were in. The Pork Slices in Gravy were tolerable but it you ate them cold, it was best to remove the congealed 3/8" of fat off of the top of the meat slices first.

Went back in the Army 1988-1994. Everybody complained about the MREs. I told them if your bitching about MREs, you never had to eat C Rats cold out of the can. You even got a chemical heater pouch and a baby bottle of Tabasco with your MREs FFS. Throw the Tuna Noodle Casserole in the heater pouch and in a few minutes, empty the Tabasco into the hot food and your Livin' large.
 

Point Break

Super Anarchist
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Long Beach, California
MRE = Meals Requiring Emesis

At least that was the consensus among the firefighters. The fire line brown bag lunches assembled by the crooks in jail always scared me. Bologna or ham on white bread with some mystery sauce……you couldn’t tell me the crooks didn’t spit in them. I never ate a sammie out of those things. The candy bar (hopefully a Payday) and the chips were the only things I ate. On the big fires that lasted weeks or more, once fire camp got up and running the camp kitchen wasn’t bad most of the time so breakfast and dinner were okay - although you never got both. I always had a little stash on the engine to get you through initial attack day or two before camp got set up. That allowed me to skip the MRE’s in favor of my stuff the highlife of which was a can or two of spam heated on the engine block. That was actually pretty tasty.

Crats in the Navy were just as Ed described. I was okay with the pork and beans. Once I got aboard ship the food was often edible but I did skip meals in lieu of a PB&J on white bread. That never disappointed.
 

tp#12

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On the water
I'm so old we still wore greens and greens shorts in tropical conditions - non of that camo schitt, no camo lunch pails, no camo sweats, no camo shorts, no camo bras. no camo anything. The last pic, their look says it all, "Ham and mofos, again!"

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Hey I'm only 47 and I wore greens for my first year and a bit before we got cams.

I first tried MREs on exercise in shoalwater bay with the US and I couldn't believe how much waste it produced. And for one meal. Made our 24hr ratpacks look like some kind of genius effort when they were far from it. Don't get me wrong, they weren't too bad really

But we did have biscuits in there called Biscuits, Cereal ... We referred to them as Biscuits, Brick ... good for hammering tent pegs in for your hoochy

Edited to add: cams were a godsend. Greens needed to be starched and ironed properly but cams, no iron required! WOOHOO!
 

LB 15

Cunt
I fell December 7…a dog with a UTI. So at 6am, in the dark, took her outdoors, slipped on black ice, the spray from Lake Michigan pretty much covers all ground surfaces. Thought it was a sprain, went to urgent care, non displaced fx fibula. See Ortho Trauma surgeon 12/14, ORIF surgery 12/15. Non weight bearing, hopping on one leg with walker. I refused crutches in snowy winter weather. Yesterday I was finally told I can bear weight using walker and wearing this 5 lb boot. Hopefully in another month I can return home. I live alone, so it wasn’t possible following surgery…moved in with my sister.

I’m grateful for no hip or wrist injuries. Never broken a bone in my life. Until that.

In 2013 I had a fall too, while taking plavix, a nasty combination . Had a brain bleed, SDH, followed by a craniotomy. That was scary. I always read about surgery beforehand, but couldn’t get thru that one. Freaked me out. I was left with a dent in my head, but everything else intact.

I’m grateful for these great medical teams that have put me back together. I tend to be very determined, and don’t let much slow me down.

Hardware:

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eric1207

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Seattle
Heh. Spam chunks mixed with hot instant potatoes (Rimas™) and package brown gravy was one of our favorite meals in my Scout Troop of the 60s. Very salty and fatty was just what we craved after a long day in the mountains. Amazingly my GF-now-wife took to it as well, (=keeper). Now days I don't want to carry any more than necessary so its all Mountain House Freeze Dry for us.

the highlife of which was a can or two of spam heated on the engine block. That was actually pretty tasty.
I can honestly say I have never been that hungry. :)
 


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