101 tips for growing old, gracefully...

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101 tips for growing old, gracefully...

Post: #127786 LBR
Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:21 pm

1) Always take off your reading glasses before you walk around.

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Re: 101 tips for growing old, gracefully...

Post: #127788 pumpy
Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:36 pm

2). Try to remember why you went out to the shed,in the first place.
it's either one or the other, or neither of the two.

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Re: 101 tips for growing old, gracefully...

Post: #127796 grumpy-gran
Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:16 am

I want to grow old Disgracefully what am i talking about silly me I am already there :cheers:

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Re: 101 tips for growing old, gracefully...

Post: #127798 invisiblepiper
Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:24 am

.............I saved my youth - I'm going to misspend my middle age!! :wink:

3. smile knowingly
Two roads diverged in a wood
And I took the one less travelled by
And that has made all the difference.
(Robert Frost)

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Re: 101 tips for growing old, gracefully...

Post: #127807 ina
Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:59 am

4. Make long lists of things to do - and then leave a large note on the door telling you where you left the lists... :oops:
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Post: #127825 theabsinthefairy
Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:24 am

5. Wander out into the garden with your early morning cuppa in your jammies and dressing gown and a pair of wellies and realise that you are still there 4 hours later pulling weeds, collecting veg and have your dressing gown pockets full of seeds that you have randomly collected on your way round and now have muddled together and cannot identify. :oops:

(I would not like to point out at this stage that this happened to me yesterday - and strictly speaking I have not even reached mid-life crisis age)

At this point - give a gallic shrug, nonchalently toss out the stone cold dregs of your coffee, and saunter over for your midday glass of medicinal red wine!

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Re: 101 tips for growing old, gracefully...

Post: #127841 LBR
Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:23 am

6. "Oh dear, what have I started/done, etc.?" When this thought occurs, just smile, think "All right, it's going this way now.", and go on, in some direction you like.

7. Keep supplies of things you use and like on hand. If they haven't stopped making them already, they will soon.

8. Give things away so that you have more room to find the things you've been looking for.

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Re: 101 tips for growing old, gracefully...

Post: #128021 snapdragon
Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:40 pm

9. Use your best china/crockery every day

10. If you've 'always wanted to....' Do It

11. Christmas is an option, not a neccessity

12. Learn when you can.

13. Dig when you can.

14. Rest when you can.
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Re: 101 tips for growing old, gracefully...

Post: #128035 Rod in Japan
Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:31 am

15. Shake after No.2s more assiduously than I have been wont, maybe with a bit of knee action thrown in for the sake of maintaining suppleness.

16. Get a wife who is too young to know what normal behaviour is.

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Post: #128070 Millymollymandy
Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:16 am

17. Wear purple, with a red hat that doesn't go.
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Post: #128073 Green Aura
Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:38 am

I keep trying to think of something to add, but to be honest I intend to grow old as disgracefully as possible. :tongue: :bootyshake: :happy10: :glasses7: :thefinger: :protest: :occasion5:
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Post: #128081 tiggy
Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:30 pm

nurture and grow your sense of humour

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Re: 101 tips for growing old, gracefully...

Post: #128086 Annpan
Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:02 pm

Millymollymandy wrote:17. Wear purple, with a red hat that doesn't go.

... and pick flowers from other peoples gardens :flower: :flower: :flower:


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Re: 101 tips for growing old, gracefully...

Post: #128089 oldfella
Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:46 pm

Millymollymandy wrote:17. Wear purple, with a red hat that doesn't go.



I do, but it still makes no difference.

Now what was I trying to change? :scratch: :scratch: :scratch:
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Re: 101 tips for growing old, gracefully...

Post: #128129 invisiblepiper
Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:47 pm

oldfella wrote:
Millymollymandy wrote:17. Wear purple, with a red hat that doesn't go.



I do, but it still makes no difference.

Now what was I trying to change? :scratch: :scratch: :scratch:


Ok - so save beermats and pencils in boxes, and eat a pound of sausages in one go.....
Two roads diverged in a wood
And I took the one less travelled by
And that has made all the difference.
(Robert Frost)


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