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Happy B-Day Memphis boy. Good things about getting older.(3 posts)

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
1) yep.

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!