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Any others out there? May 26, 2004 4:42 PM

Am I the only senior in the neighborhood?  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
I guess I am the only one May 27, 2004 6:07 PM

I will check the board a few more times before saying a final good bye.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
No... you're not alone May 28, 2004 5:28 PM

Hi, I'm over 50 so I guess that qualifies me as a senior. I love Care 2 and am just exploring the Care connect area. I live in Arizona with a teenaged daughter, two cats, one hamster, and two fish. I'm looking to make some new friends online. Vesta  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Glad I checked! May 28, 2004 6:58 PM

Hi Vesta, there are a lot of good people to meet here at care2. Since you have pets there are two nice places to go. One is "Cat Lovers" and the other is "Was Pretty Pets". Just about any thing you are interested in can be found in one of the boards. I am of course over 50 and retired. I live in Ohio with my husband Ray and 8 cats and 2 dogs. All but 3, Ray, Pinky and Annie were rescued over the years. They are all seniors except one, Rosie is only 4. I am out of the rescue business. I love all animals, sports, walking, light trail walking, camping once in a while, books, my home and yard. I have no children. I sometimes get tired of laundry and cooking but it has to be done. I am glad you dropped in. I know you will find lots of good boards to visit. This one is kind of lonesome. I don't think it has a leader yet. I plan on dropping in now and then to see if any one else does. Maybe you will again.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
I am out of here May 31, 2004 3:56 PM

I get tired of talking mostly to myself, so I am moving on. I will drop back some time to see if any one joins.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Still here June 01, 2004 10:25 AM

Well Sugar, It was nice saying hello. But you're right - it's rather quiet in here. I'm still around in case you see me in another group - say hello!!!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Hello for now and June 01, 2004 3:16 PM

hello when ever I see you!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
the membership will grow -- give it time June 03, 2004 10:21 PM

hello to our few members. i am 56, in iowa. our membership will grow. be patient, and check back when you get the urge. i will check in from time to time. i did not see an age listed, but i figured that anyone from age 50, onward, might be interested in this group. over time, our topics will become more interesting and more useful. i have many things to say and to ask, especially about retirement monies from social security, and so on. thank you for providing this worthy category. have faith... and as it is said, build it, and they will come.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
I check at least every other day June 04, 2004 1:30 PM

I think 50 is the age where we are considered seniors. Personally I don't feel senior yet, but the years say I am. I signed up for S.S. at 62 because my husband did a little study and convinced me it would be better than waiting until I was 65. I enjoy not reporting to work any more. Just because I am retired doesn't mean I am not over worked and underpaid like always. I have started jotting down a list of things I want to get done in the tomorrows and I have a busy looking calendar. I check them off when accomplished. That feels good. I hope to hear from you again.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Retirement is the best thing about being a senior! June 04, 2004 6:27 PM

I'm 64, and so a senior, but don't feel like an old fogey yet. Got an early retirement which was the best gift a life of hard work could has given me! I'm so busy these days I don't know how I ever had time for work!!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
happy to find this group June 04, 2004 6:37 PM

This group is a real treat. Whoever started it... thanks. I thought of starting one, but did not get around to it. You did a good job. I am happy to see this group of people beginning to communicate. When I read other people's profiles, I sometimes think: "I should have said that about ME." I will be checking in regularly to read your comments. It is a good way to keep life in perspective, and to feel less alone.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
I don't know who started this either June 06, 2004 5:48 AM

I do think it is up to us to keep it going. Roberta how long have you been retired by now? I really enjoy retirement. I worked 30 years with 15 of those years being a farm worker too. I was really over worked and under paid! Of course I don't have the money I used to have to just spend on what ever. I am much more budget conscious. I still get up early. I am just an early morning person I guess. The sub-title on this site seems to be health. Mine is great. So far I haven't been hard hit with "old age". I hope that trend continues but I promise you I am not going to "hold" my breath. I am going to keep breathing as you recommend.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Midwest June 06, 2004 5:50 AM

It is good to hear from you again. I too will keep checking in. Especially since some activity is beginning. For a while I thought I was the only senior. Hope to hear from you later,  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
To Sugar150 D. June 06, 2004 5:57 PM

Hi Sugar, I was an RN for 35 years, retired from the Veterans Hosp in Denver in 1997 (at the sweet age of 57). I had what I call 'PTSD' in the form of work nightmares for several years, even still have one of those work dreams every now and then. Thank goodness they're only dreams!! Like you said, the income isn't near what it used to be, but that's OK. Luckily our main hobbies are hiking and camping, which aren't too expensive. As for health, I had always considered myself 'disgustingly healthy', but that changed very abruptly in the year 2000. Good thing I wasn't still working, I would have had to use up my big bank of accrued sick leave instead of having it count toward my years of service. To make a very long story short, the health problem turned out to be pulmonary emboli (blood clots in my lungs) caused by estrogen. This was before this problem with HRT problems was a news item. Glad to say I have pretty much totally recovered, although I'm still v e r y slow at climbing up hills. Lets just say, I agree heartily that old age ain't for sissies!! Let me just advise you to go for what you want now, 'cause you just never know what lies around the corner.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
You got that right! June 06, 2004 6:34 PM

I tell Ray that I am going to eat whatever I want now because so many people can't eat spicy food, onions and other good stuff when they get older so I am going to enjoy them now. Ray can't eat a lot of things. I love walking which I call hiking. We have trails in the local parks around here and I love to hike there. I also love camping but don't get to do much of it. Every year I try to go to a friends place on Rocky Fork creek and camp out with my dog and other friends. Ray isn't for camping. He prefers a Best Western or something like that. I do "camp out" in my back yard several times a year. It is perfect. I set the tent up on a small hill next to the woods and cats and dogs camp out with me. I wanted to camp out in the snow 2 years ago but it didn't work out too well. The snow was very heavy and the next thing I knew the tent started to fall in on us. We gave it up that night. I retired very early also. I am so glad we did retire early because of Ray getting so sick a couple of years ago. He had some good retirement years before getting sick. I worked 30 years for a manufacturing company and so did Ray. It is so nice to wake up in the morning with a whole day that belongs mostly to you. I am so sorry you had some problems too. I am glad they are under control now. Keep hiking up those trails. My problems are out there waiting for me and I hope they have a very long wait! Tell me, do you feel like a senior citizen? I really don't and am so surprised when treated like one. Is there something wrong with me? I swear I don't feel any older than say early 20s.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
here I am! June 19, 2004 3:58 PM

Am I the Granny of the group? I am an active 72, a retired R.N.,Mom to 2 and Nana to a 5 YO grandson who is the joy of my life! I actually "retired" 3 times before it "took". It seems I couldn't make the muscles in my face form the word "no".....I worked for 12 years in the HIV epidemic and finished my career as a visiting nurse, 2 years ago. I miss having all those young nurses around me keeping me on my toes! I baby sit my little guy one day a week (more if I can wrangle it!), can still kick the soccer ball around with him, walk every day and bike. I tell everyone I plan to live a very long time as a healthy old crone!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Hi Amelia June 23, 2004 6:18 PM

I dropped by again and surprise, surprise there have been two messages posted! This place is starting to hum! I hope it keeps up. I guess there aren't many willing to admit to being a senior. Welcome Amelia!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
hello Amelia June 25, 2004 10:53 PM

I am a 56 year old grandmother of three: ages 5, 8, and 13. you are definitely not the only grandparent here. WELCOME!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Another One! July 21, 2004 7:11 AM

Hi Ya'll! I'm almost 69 - October, so right behind that 72 yr. old Crone - LOL! You sound like a still-foxy lady! Enjoy your YOUTH, Gals! I recall feeling super at 50, a bit less super at 55, and downhill since then. I'm the proud, loving Mom to 4, Gram to 8 [from 1 yr to 17] All wonderful of course - aren't they always! But they're all healthy, loving and bright, so I thank God daily for that blessing.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
another one! July 21, 2004 12:24 PM

Rosalind, I am 68, 69 in Sept, so we are all pretty close. Glad to hear from you, and others. I was thinking that nobody was out there.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Midwest - Kentucky July 22, 2004 1:40 AM

Thanks BJ for the welcome greeting. I live in Northern Ky, in Florence, a community unfortunately no longer small. We're only 10 miles across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, so that, plus local industry growth, has and is causing all of our previous farmland to be eaten up by developers, creating multiple subdivisions, apartment and condo communities. I'm not sure that progress is really progress anymore. I'm still learning my way around the Care2 site. Thanks again!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Count me in!! July 25, 2004 5:37 PM

I am very new to the Care2 community. There's a lot of topics to cover, and hopefully meet new friends, young and mature ( like me) Let's keep this group going, a place for some of us to check into now and then, share thoughts and cares. I retired 4 years ago and love every minute of it. Now I am able to pursue other interests that I never had the time nor energy when I had a career. I have a website that keeps me busy and connected with myself. Do visit it: http://goldencupcafe.tripod.com. Here's where I devote my energy to topics dear to my heart and soul. Bonnie  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Rosiland and Amelia August 07, 2004 8:53 PM

Hey, went through your town a couple years ago.......you are right it really has grown! And, seems to continue...guess that is a good sign. I am in one of those little towns that could possible turn to a GHOST TOWN if just the wrong thing happened...we have had company closings, youngster moving out, well, you know the story. Amelia, you and I are are pretty close in age, so you cant be MY GRANMA ! Maybe more like a sis! Ha  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
60 ... but still acting like 34 August 09, 2004 7:58 PM

Hello folks; Bullets, I'll just use bullets, ... so here goes! ** divorced, 1998 ** six children ** 10 grandchildren ** hate being single - really miss marriage ** power wheelchair user because of arthritis ** Sabbatarian ** wino (love both red and white!) ** Canadian by birth, Utopian by thought ** pan flute extremist ** volunteer extraordinairre ** advocate and activist ** avid non-smoker ** lonely ... and seeking Totally in love with my city: Penticton, BC, Canada http://www.penticton.org http://www.penticton.ca  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
A granny here August 10, 2004 2:28 AM

Hello, Nice to find this group and meet you all. I, am 65, live in IN with my hubby, have 4 grown children and ten grandchildren--oldest 17, youngest 1 year old. Hubby, has emphysema, is on oxygen 24/7. He goes to rehab twice a week and is able to tend his own needs. I, enjoy crafts, the computer, making new friends, walking and writing poetry sometimes. Have a blessed day. she who smiles  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
I'm back! August 15, 2004 7:34 PM

Hi every one, I decided to drop back again and see what is happening. Hello to every one I have missed.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Just to remind y'all ... August 15, 2004 9:32 PM

I'm just a 34 year old .... Trapped ... in a 60 year old body!! And I still know how to spell S-P-U-N-K!! Let's see now ... that would be F...U...N!! /james-in-penticton/BC  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Us older folks August 16, 2004 3:43 AM

Good morning all, It is so nice to meet other grannies and gramps. We are all still young at heart I'm sure. have a great day :) she who smiles  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
James August 16, 2004 3:47 AM

I know what you are saying! Good morning Margie.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Missouri (MO) checking in September 01, 2004 8:16 AM

Hi: Just stopped by to see how the group is growing and to say hello ! Am happy to see there are new folks here. I have had a wonderful and full Summer and now looking forward to a very active Autumn. Today there are workers here at the house finishing up a remodeling job, and in a few days, my new husband and I are going on a three week trip to the East Coast (GA, VA and DC) for a couple of reunions. Will have to come home just to recooperate..........just in time to get ready for our Southern visitors coming to Leaf-Peep here in the MO hills. So much for us "older folks" sitting in our rockers WATCHING the world go by! til later...........  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
New to this group September 12, 2004 3:31 AM

Hi all. I just joined this group after poking around the website for awhile. I'm 61, single for 17 or 18 years, mother of two children, one of whom died last year after a courageous battle with cancer. One grand who is 18. I work for a utility company as a business analyst and enjoy sculpting and writing. It would be nice if this group could grow and become a little more active. I'll check back and see if there's been any new activity. Happy trails until later............... Mary  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Morning September 25, 2004 4:34 AM

Hi everyone, So nice to see more members :) Are we all ready for Fall weather? Have a great day she who smiles  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Mary October 05, 2004 11:26 PM

Welcome aboard! Hope you are enjoying this great Autumn weather!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
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