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Dinosaurs? June 24, 2004 5:07 PM

Does any one ever feel like a dinosaur, kind of obsolete? Sometimes I feel like I am out of step with the world. Even the language is different.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
No dinosaurs? June 25, 2004 8:57 AM

This is kind of nice, I just keep posting to myself! I thought some one might be interested in what dinosaurs would be doing in the senior group. Guess not.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Unfortunately June 25, 2004 10:15 PM

For whatever reason, there does not seem to be much response here. I have wanted an active SENIOR BOARD to be available to share info: travel questions, insurance ref questions, good products etc.....oh well,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
just me again- young dinosaur June 25, 2004 11:00 PM

i have felt like a dinosaur for a long time, even before i got to this age of 56. the world has oddly changed. i mostly do not like it. but as the last person (just ahead of me) posted wanting to discuss less trite things, i guess- such as insurance help, travel info, etc... well.. i am here for the opposite reason: to de-stress myself with talk of fluff and stuff.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Midwest June 26, 2004 11:50 AM

You too? I don't know where I have been for all of my life to have missed all the changes. The only thing I can think that caused me to be so unaware of the outside world is how busy I have been all of my life, and no children to drag me kicking and screaming into the current world. If I run into any funny, interesting stuff I will try to post it here. I like to laugh too. As to the serious stuff, Tricia I am sure if you post a question that some one just might have an answer for you. I am already retired and will be going on Medicare A & B in a little over a year. I will probably use AARP for part C. That is what my husband has and it is reasonable and no paper work which I like. I am not a traveling person. I am a homebody. I get very homesick if I am away more than a week. An ideal vacation for me is within 500 miles from home and no more than 4 nights long. Have you studied on the prescription drug cards? I just can't make myself get into that yet. If you have any input on that I would love to hear about it.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 June 26, 2004 2:29 PM

thanks, sugar and trisha. I wanted to say what sugar just said.. that if you, trish, or anyone, posts a specific question, that is good and it will be answered. but when i posted my comment of wanting fluff and stuff.. i was tired and ready for bed. it had been a long day and i am in the middle of moving 15 miles from where i am now living. I enjoy both heavy and light topics. I, like sugar, enjoy being home and when i do travel, i do not like to stay too long, just as i do not like others to stay too long at my house. as a child, i read that benjamin franklin was attributed to a saying (which probably someone else originated)... and it has stuck with me all these years: Fish And Visitors Stink After 3 Days. so i follow that advice, and i prefer to sleep in my own bed, anyway. and after too long, i want my visitors to leave so that i can return to my privacy and quiet. as for traveling, I would gladly do more but have always been too poor, too busy, too much a homebody.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 June 26, 2004 2:30 PM

correction: sorry to the incorrect spelling of your name-- it is Trishia.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
oops June 26, 2004 2:31 PM

TRICIA. sorry again. got it!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Some Fluff! June 27, 2004 8:24 PM

30 Years difference 1972: Long hair 2002: Longing for hair 1972: KEG 2002: EKG 1972: Acid rock 2002: Acid reflux 1972: Moving to California because it's cool 2002: Moving to California because it's warm 1972: Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor 2002: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor 1972: Seeds and stems 2002: Roughage 1972: Hoping for a BMW 2002: Hoping for a BM 1972: The Grateful Dead 2002: Dr. Kevorkian 1972: Going to a new, hip joint 2 002: Receiving a new hip joint 1972: Rolling Stones 2002: Kidney Stones 1972: Being called into the principal's office 2002: Calling the principal's office 1972: Disco 2002: Cosco 1972: Parents begging you to get your hair cut 2002: Children begging you to get their heads shaved 1972: Passing the drivers' test 2002: Passing the vision test 1972: Whatever 2002: Depends Just in case you weren't feeling too old today, this will certainly change things. Each year the staff at Beloit College in Wisconsin puts together a list to try to give the faculty a sense of the mindset of this year's incoming freshmen. Here's this year's list: The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were born in 1985. They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up. Their lifetime has always included AIDS. Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic. The CD was introduced the year they were born. They have always had an answering machine. They have always had cable. They cannot fathom not having a remote control. Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show. Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave. They never took a swim and thought about Jaws. They can't imagine what hard contact lenses are. They don't know who Mork was or where he was from. They never heard: "Where's the Beef?", "I'd walk a mile for a Camel," or "de plane Boss, de plane." They do not care who shot J. R. and have no idea who J. R. even is. McDonald's never came in Styrofoam containers. They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter. Do you feel old yet? Pass this on to the other old fogies on your list. Notice the larger type, that's for those who have trouble reading.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Wise Women friends June 29, 2004 5:41 PM

I don't feel like a dinosaur because they are extinct and I am very much alive, as we all are! I have been lax on getting to this board because I'm cleaning the house, trying to stay one step ahead of the board of health! Sugar, some days I feel my age (72), like today. Yesterday I took my 5 yo grandson to the beach and I didn't sit one minute! He's fearless and the beach I go to has a notorious undertow. Not too bad yesterday, but I've turned into a worrier. Age? I still like to travel although I choose places where I can relax...no sightseeing and running around. I belong to the Womens' Health Initiative, a nationwide study and a member of my group has been travelling in Europe on bike tours through the Elder Hostel group. She loves it and I've been trying to increase my bike time so I can go. So far I'm not able to push the 20-25 miles a day and may never do it! My dream vacation would be to travel to the Mexican Baha Peninsula and just be a beach bum for about a month. Perhaps go when the whales are migrating. Ever the dreamer..... I think any and all questions posted here are important or they wouldn't be asked.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
NOT a dinasaur YET ! July 05, 2004 7:24 PM

First of all, I wish I was a young as YOU guys! I am in my late sixties. I traveled 78,000miles last year from LA to NY , to ME and back to MO...just my cat and me. I will soon be getting married for the second time. He is over 70 and still works full time for the gov't. Believe me, we BOTH like "fluff and stuff"...........but, also have very practical questions AND solutions we like to share. I don't feel like the world has passed my by, I just feel once in a while like it is RIGHT IN MY FACE and I don't like what I see: some attitudes, distrust, irresponsiblility....and maybe all for a good reason...sometimes I am just more tired than I want to be because there is so much I want yet to do.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Surviving and thriving! July 06, 2004 1:40 PM

Tricia 2, I think that's the key...how to do more than survive, TO THRIVE! Last year I went to a presentation that addressed thriving as we age and soome of teh ponts you brought up were discussed. Attitudes have changed, but we need to focus on our responses to the poor attitudes we see in society. I think these changes are in all ages, not only in the young. And like you I feel the world is in my face some days and I have to back away, go to the beach alone, sit on my back deck that faces the woods...anything to regroup. This response has always been difficult for me because I have always been such an assertive woman and confrontation was stimulating! I have learned to let go and boy that was HARD! Your travels sound wonderful and I hope they were for pleasure! And best wishes on your upcoming marraige......  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Amelia July 06, 2004 6:43 PM

Thank you for your well wishes! I do have to admit tho that I have cold feet over the idea of marrying again! Like you, I have been a very active independent woman and I am most hopeful that he understands that. Actually sometimes I am probably a bit over bearing on a few of my attitudes. However, being a political columnist for years seemed a perfect place for those interests and opinions! A couple years ago I got to fulfill one of my dreams and that was to go to Britain for a few weeks. Now I am still hopng to go to Ireland while my health is still fair.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Sugar July 23, 2004 5:59 AM

Hey Lady, your 2 lists are hillarious. Loved them, and "Oh, so true!" I sent you a gold star, in thanks for a good read, and adding lightness to my morning!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Midwest Linda July 23, 2004 6:09 AM

I love it - "Fish and Visitors stink after 3 days!" I not only have to remember that one, but pass it to friends and family. They'll get a knowing laugh out of it too. Thanks, Linda! I sent you a green star.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
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