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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 12:56 PM
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80. VEDDY INTERESTING.
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  -getting old in a culture that looks down on old people G_j  Jun-30-09 11:50 AM   #0 
  - Yeah, I just turned the big Five Oh. Wear it proudly. nt  Captain Hilts   Jun-30-09 11:51 AM   #1 
  - hey -- so did I. 'Bout a week ago....  villager   Jun-30-09 11:57 AM   # 
  - So, all the cool kids are turning fifty about now. nt  Captain Hilts   Jun-30-09 12:02 PM   #14 
     - This cool cat turned 50 last Dec. ......  kitty1   Jun-30-09 03:56 PM   #36 
     - Me, too!  hamsterjill   Jul-01-09 03:37 PM   #82 
     - Nah, the cool kids started a few years ago. You're just catching up!  dmr   Jul-01-09 01:00 AM   #64 
     - Yeah, like MJ and Billy Mays.  mwb970   Jul-01-09 06:27 AM   #70 
        - Well, yeah, I couldn't help but notice that. But, Barbie and I are going strong!  Captain Hilts   Jul-01-09 06:38 AM   #72 
           - Hang in there!  mwb970   Jul-01-09 08:01 AM   #76 
  - 50 is fun to celebrate. 51 sucks. Especially after all those deaths last week,  Ilsa   Jun-30-09 10:40 PM   #51 
     - Those deaths ALL took place ON my birthday!  Captain Hilts   Jul-02-09 08:59 AM   #85 
  - Women have a bizarre experience in their 50s  Warpy   Jun-30-09 11:54 AM   #2 
  - I always hoped we would culturally evolve  G_j   Jun-30-09 11:57 AM   #8 
  - I'm sorry...  SDuderstadt   Jun-30-09 12:23 PM   #24 
  - Teens don't giggle at you? I turned 61 and they giggle all the time  SteveM   Jun-30-09 03:58 PM   #37 
  - The local Obama campaign showed people that they should not ignore women over 50  csziggy   Jun-30-09 02:43 PM   #30 
  - Older women are THE backbone of grunt work in all campaigns. Dems and Rs. nt  Captain Hilts   Jun-30-09 09:44 PM   #45 
  - Really?  dmallind   Jun-30-09 03:04 PM   #32 
  - you really think dating is harder for women over 50 than men over 50?  Iris   Jul-01-09 12:02 AM   #54 
     - Well yes I do - not from hard data I confess  dmallind   Jul-01-09 03:34 PM   #81 
     - if that's the case, then I'd say there aren't many 50+ men dating  Iris   Jul-01-09 03:52 PM   #83 
     - Who in the HELL wants to date anymore???  Hepburn   Jul-02-09 09:23 AM   #90 
  - speak for yourself!  Skittles   Jun-30-09 08:40 PM   #43 
  - You know...  Matariki   Jun-30-09 10:34 PM   #50 
  - The most interesting stories come out of women between fifty and eighty, IMO.  MADem   Jul-01-09 12:50 AM   #62 
  - Ooh, I do hope you're wrong.  Delphinus   Jul-01-09 06:26 AM   #69 
  - it is time that we refused to accept American-style Purdah  cap   Jul-01-09 07:43 AM   #74 
  - Hot damn, Cap!  Karenina   Jul-01-09 12:33 PM   #79 
     - We are women, here us roar!  cap   Jul-01-09 04:18 PM   #84 
  - Ummmmm....no....  Hepburn   Jul-02-09 09:17 AM   #89 
  - Turning 60 in August  madmax   Jun-30-09 11:54 AM   #3 
  - I'll be in my very late 60s in July, but mentally am looking forward to  monmouth   Jun-30-09 11:55 AM   #4 
  - I wonder...  redqueen   Jun-30-09 11:55 AM   #5 
  - No so bad as before  DearAbby   Jun-30-09 11:56 AM   #6 
  - Dear Abby,  CrispyQ   Jun-30-09 12:11 PM   #18 
  - Thirty? Someone told me it was the new forty! nt  MADem   Jul-01-09 12:53 AM   #63 
  - Ageism stinks. And then look around and see who supports ageist people.  Deja Q   Jun-30-09 11:56 AM   #7 
  - yeah, but getting old stinks worse!  shanti   Jun-30-09 02:35 PM   #28 
  - Oh, to be 50 again!  DavidDvorkin   Jun-30-09 11:58 AM   #9 
  - or even 70. Since 77 isn't as old as it used to be. 80 isn't as scary as it used to be.  Wizard777   Jun-30-09 12:02 PM   #13 
     - I have to say, I feel older at 56 than my mother's 83 year old boyfriend  RaleighNCDUer   Jun-30-09 12:10 PM   #17 
     - sure beats the alternative, huh?  shanti   Jun-30-09 09:55 PM   #46 
        - LMAO there is that too. But it's not that bad. I've been there before and I'm not afraid to go back.  Wizard777   Jul-01-09 04:25 AM   #65 
  - 77 isn't as old as it used to be!  Wizard777   Jun-30-09 11:59 AM   #10 
  - Nope. I'm 70 now and 77 is looking pretty good if I make it.  RebelOne   Jun-30-09 02:47 PM   #31 
     - wow thats great  democracy1st   Jul-01-09 04:32 AM   #66 
  - This culture looks down on anybody that doesn't have money  Ganja Ninja   Jun-30-09 12:01 PM   #11 
  - Such is the culture of greed we call capitalism to lend legitimacy to sin.  Wizard777   Jun-30-09 02:10 PM   #25 
  - Read my sig line. :) nt  Javaman   Jun-30-09 03:53 PM   #35 
  - I think you have it...  handmade34   Jun-30-09 04:30 PM   #41 
  - 50 is the new 30.  David__77   Jun-30-09 12:02 PM   #12 
  - I am!  RaleighNCDUer   Jun-30-09 12:12 PM   #19 
  - Tell that to my knees.  Javaman   Jun-30-09 03:52 PM   #34 
  - OH ...JESUS HOLD ME BACK!  DearAbby   Jun-30-09 08:11 PM   #42 
  - Depressed as I am, sitting here with a damned sprained ankle at 51,  DeschutesRiver   Jun-30-09 11:50 PM   #53 
     - You too? I fell down a wet staircase two Sundays ago and sprained my  Lorien   Jul-01-09 12:16 AM   #58 
        - Oh no, yours sounds really bad!  DeschutesRiver   Jul-01-09 12:45 AM   #60 
  - And we're in better shape. nt  Captain Hilts   Jul-02-09 09:00 AM   #86 
  - Honestly I've gotten the impression that this culture looks down on *everyone*  Posteritatis   Jun-30-09 12:04 PM   #15 
  - equal-opportunity contempt. i think you may be right. n/t  seabeyond   Jun-30-09 12:15 PM   #21 
  - good point  Iris   Jul-01-09 12:04 AM   #56 
  - Other cultures revere the elderly as having given them their opportunity by  no_hypocrisy   Jun-30-09 12:04 PM   #16 
  - Shut up, grandpa!  scheming daemons   Jun-30-09 12:13 PM   #20 
  - It's corporate culture "values," nothing inherent in the human condition  Echo In Light   Jun-30-09 12:17 PM   #22 
  - They treat you like shit in the large cities. If you move to  Cleita   Jun-30-09 12:21 PM   #23 
  - well, Im getting old and this culture can kiss my ass  Mari333   Jun-30-09 02:13 PM   #26 
  - good!  G_j   Jun-30-09 04:27 PM   #40 
  - Hear, Hear!  cap   Jul-01-09 08:07 AM   #78 
  - What do you see in our cultures as "looking down on old people"  aikoaiko   Jun-30-09 02:30 PM   #27 
  - my sister age62  JitterbugPerfume   Jun-30-09 02:42 PM   #29 
  - It's a trade-off.  Gwendolyn   Jun-30-09 03:24 PM   #33 
  - "Old age isn't for sissies." - Bette Davis. On the other hand, it beats working for a living.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jun-30-09 04:00 PM   #38 
  - Fifty is not as old as it used to be  Lydia Leftcoast   Jun-30-09 04:23 PM   #39 
  - for some reason  shanti   Jun-30-09 10:14 PM   #48 
  - yeah and the 35 yr. olds are just falling all over themselves to be with them, right?  Iris   Jul-01-09 12:06 AM   #57 
  - I've always looked up you old farts.  Odin2005   Jun-30-09 09:00 PM   #44 
  - I could tell you some stories about Woodstock  G_j   Jul-01-09 06:42 AM   #73 
     - So could I if...  Hepburn   Jul-02-09 09:27 AM   #91 
  - I'll be 60 in November. I still kick ass, & I intend to keep on kicking ass until I kick the bucket.  scarletwoman   Jun-30-09 10:12 PM   #47 
  - will be 58 in Oct,  G_j   Jun-30-09 11:23 PM   #52 
  - good for you!  democracy1st   Jul-01-09 04:33 AM   #67 
  - I work in a retirement community,  pipoman   Jun-30-09 10:14 PM   #49 
  - Can't agree with you more. My mom and one of my good friends are both  Lorien   Jul-01-09 12:19 AM   #59 
  - a society full of aged baby-boomers won't be looking down on old people.  dysfunctional press   Jul-01-09 12:03 AM   #55 
  - You'll get over it. Remember, you're as young as ya feel.  MADem   Jul-01-09 12:47 AM   #61 
  - 62 in August. I went from a '60's revolutionary to  old mark   Jul-01-09 05:10 AM   #68 
  - Yep  Fla_Democrat   Jul-01-09 06:36 AM   #71 
  - My parents are more fun now...  a la izquierda   Jul-01-09 07:50 AM   #75 
  - I turn 45 this year, and I'm prettier than ever.  Vickers   Jul-01-09 08:03 AM   #77 
  - VEDDY INTERESTING.  Karenina   Jul-01-09 12:56 PM   #80 
  - I love the references to Susan Boyle being "old." She's younger than Madonna and young enough to  Captain Hilts   Jul-02-09 09:00 AM   #87 
  - She's "old" in the sense of when she started her career.  Starbucks Anarchist   Jul-02-09 09:15 AM   #88 
     - Yes, true. nt  Captain Hilts   Jul-02-09 10:09 AM   #92 
  - TV Culture looks down on old people....  LeftHander   Jul-02-09 10:12 AM   #93 
 

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