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Old age stories in the news.....
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Old age stories in the news.....
Every so often we see stories about people who reach over 100 years. And the stories always include campy cliches quoting the person as to why they made it so long. 

Some old people are quoted as saying, "I eat this, I drink this, I do that"..... 

Of course the God rhetoric came up in this story. But I really don't care about this guy saying that. For a black man to fight in the Pacific and defeat fascism, and risk his life, still to come back and face the still existing segregation, knowing I couldn't do it, it still does not make any god/deity real. 

Some stories quoted him as smoking cigars and drinking whiskey and going to church. No, the real reason he survived, is that he got lucky in the war. After that he kept himself out of trouble, had a good diet, and on top of that, he had damned good genes. Most humans don't reach 100 years, much less 112.

This guy was alive for the Titanic, stock market crash that caused the Great Depression, WW2, Kennedy, Space Shuttle, the first PCs, 9/11 and cell phones. And all the history in between. Amazing life. 

Outside the god claim though, the one thing he said  quoted in a couple of stories I did love, because it was all over the news on every channel, is that he also equated his old age to not having kids. I SO GET THAT! It is always great when parents love their kids, but some people simply don't want them. I get him on that. I am already mess taking care of myself. 

I value his service, and damned glad humans like him fought so I could live today. But cigars and whiskey and Church are not why he lived as long as he did.

I thank him for his service. But old age is not magic or coming from above. He had good genes he was a good man, but there was no magic to it.

A real President, our prior President Obama also honored him a few years ago.

https://www.npr.org/2018/12/28/680643715...ies-at-112
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RE: Old age stories in the news.....
I'm just surprised that I've lived this long. Feets don't fail me now!
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RE: Old age stories in the news.....
(December 29, 2018 at 12:13 pm)Jörmungandr Wrote: I'm just surprised that I've lived this long.  Feets don't fail me now!

Lucky guy, I know I won't make it that long. I know my family history, and besides that, my diet isn't the best either.
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(December 29, 2018 at 12:16 pm)Brian37 Wrote:
(December 29, 2018 at 12:13 pm)Jörmungandr Wrote: I'm just surprised that I've lived this long.  Feets don't fail me now!

Lucky guy, I know I won't make it that long. I know my family history, and besides that, my diet isn't the best either.

I smoked like a chimney for 30 years and I'm still alive. Never give up until the fat lady sings.
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RE: Old age stories in the news.....
(December 29, 2018 at 12:18 pm)Jörmungandr Wrote:
(December 29, 2018 at 12:16 pm)Brian37 Wrote: Lucky guy, I know I won't make it that long. I know my family history, and besides that, my diet isn't the best either.

I smoked like a chimney for 30 years and I'm still alive.  Never give up until the fat lady sings.

I am not saying I want to give up, not one bit. I am just being realistic.

I am just fucking amazed at centennials in how much history they live to witness.
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RE: Old age stories in the news.....
I'll be 68 in two weeks. My fear is that I'll live longer than I want to.
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(December 29, 2018 at 12:45 pm)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: I'll be 68 in two weeks. My fear is that I'll live longer than I want to.

I actually have  bar code and sell by date tattoo'd on my body. HASMAT was called in because I was reported to be way past my sell by date.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oldest_people
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RE: Old age stories in the news.....
(December 29, 2018 at 1:08 pm)Brian37 Wrote:
(December 29, 2018 at 12:45 pm)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: I'll be 68 in two weeks. My fear is that I'll live longer than I want to.

I actually have  bar code and sell by date tattoo'd on my body. HASMAT was called in because I was reported to be way past my sell by date.
...by several decades. Hehe
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(December 29, 2018 at 1:11 pm)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote:
(December 29, 2018 at 1:08 pm)Brian37 Wrote: I actually have  bar code and sell by date tattoo'd on my body. HASMAT was called in because I was reported to be way past my sell by date.
...by several decades.  Hehe

Someone saves you from your own insecurities, they get you home, despite your unfounded fear, and even after that, some people still tease you about it.

This is the last time I call you in an emergency. I am at the point that if I were in the boat houses of Pompeii, and you were Apollo or Zues 

What do you want from me dude? You helped me not freak out getting home from a hurricane. Great, and I thank you. I mean that. 

But, if you are like the rest of my friends including Hillbilly Atheist whom is looking forward to making me sing a HORRIBLE country song over an NFL BET.

All I can say is....... I WANT MY MOMMY!
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It's worth it.
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