My Growing Old Is Very Personal To Me

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    Its a hunkering down sort of day today. Desi has gone back to bed. We are fed and the animals too. We are homesitting in a fffreezing Christchurch  with five cats three little dogs and hundreds of tropical fish in two tanks.  😀

    Dr.Livingstone
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    Growing old is a bit of a gamble, the medics keep us alive longer but the infrastructure still wears out, the worst part for me is living longer than so many friends and the few remaining no longer come to visit. Family are wonderful and keep in touch but at 91 I am reluctant to travel so attend functions in my home town, well catered for. Still being able to drive is good so have no trouble attending meetings, concerts or shopping. I am very thankful to Veterans Affairs for assistance. Have fun, there are lots of interesting things for oldies to enjoy.

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    We were having this chat the other day  about who had the words Do Not Resucitate  tattooed on their chests.My 101 year old motherinlaw doesn,t She is not religious but has just started taking communion from Minister doing her rounds in the resthome. 😀

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    Good thinking Dono. Hope I can emulate you.

    TedE - Papakura -

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    Gee whanau I’m terrible –  I rant away about something then bugger off for a few months and miss out on all those awesome replies. I need take to myself off to the naughty corner….Anyway I still appreciate that I’m still here – just have some problems with those uglies that attach themselves to my body and slow me down despite the mind is still 21 and raring to go!!.

    Ah get away with you Peter1941…Old is the new Young – what are ya?? 😛

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    WandaKR,  Welcome back.One of the privileges of my  old age is  feeling 21 in the head. But accompanied often by Arther Ritis  one often finds limbs not responding so a bit creakier & older perhaps 😀  A sense of humour helps eh.

    Dr.Livingstone
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    Doc,  life would not bear thinking about without a sense of humour…..that’s why I really can’t understand ANYONE not getting the joke around polly ticks… 😛

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    wandaKR, I went to skool with Polly Ticks. You too eh? 😀  😡

    Dr.Livingstone
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    Growing old is something to which to look forward,it is a privelege denied to many.Anyway, I am not old yet. Awaiting the green light from my older sister on that one.She is not old yet, so I am not allowed to be old until she says so! 😆

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    dono21

    I dont go along with medics keeping us alive, for me i take tablets just for relief of pain i may otherwise have to endure.
    Im 90 years young soon, i drive the length of NZ alone in most cases, i stay in motels, i travel abroad, this year alone, i spent Christmas in the Southern Highlands of NSW for a month, next trip was driving Cambridge to Christchurch via Lake Taylor, Hamner Springs Moldsworth Station then home.
    Next was Sydney to Melbourne return by train, then Sydney to Broken Hill return by train. Recently, Melbourne, Hobart, drove right across Tasmania, back to Melbourne then home all on my own.
    My point is if you have a license to drive, there is a big world just over 4 hours away in Australia to go and see, or a bit closer, we have a most remarkable country here right on our doorstep, and if driving on highways is a bit much to endure, go offroad up country tracks, gravel roads, you may meet wonderful people in these backblocks that could be friends for life, i have.
    don5

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