|Happy B-Day Memphis boy. Good things about getting older.||MB1|
Nov 16, 2001 11:05 AM
|When I was younger I was always worried about $$$ and what was gonna happen next. I remember a couple of things:
I saw my grandfather for the last time in 1970. He had always impressed me as a hard working straightlaced grandfatherly icon. He had served in WW1-in Hawaii no less lived through the Great Depression and WW2, was a rural mailman his entire working live. Raised 5 kids and was a pillar of the community. His last words to me were about making sure to have plenty of fun in life. I was pretty suprised to hear something like that from him-probably just too young to appreciate what he ment.
#2- I raced MTBs for a while in the 80's and early 90's-raced on the road in the 70's. I could never figure out how all those "Old Guys" in their late 40's and 50's were always so tough to race against. Now I know.
Being older I've got experience to know what I like and time and money to do it. I'm not worried about all those things that were bothering me when I was younger and I don't have any problems with indulging myself or my wife. Young people worry so much-what a waste.
Happy Birthday Memphis Boy!
|thank you ever so much, oh great kilted one...||Js Haiku Shop|
Nov 16, 2001 12:29 PM
2) i'm in the best shape of my life, getting better, too.
thanks! now, back to staring at the picture of that merckx...
|Yeah, happy birthday! And quitcher bitchin' 'bout gettin' old!||Spinchick|
Nov 16, 2001 1:06 PM
|You're plenty immature enough to stay young for a long time.
And I mean that as a compliment!