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Old 06-04-2014, 05:59 PM   #1
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What could you do "then" that you can't do "now?"

I thought this might be an interesting topic.

I ran across this old picture of our local pier as it looked the year I swam around it as a kid on a dare and lived to tell the tale.

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Good Golly Miss Molly, that was a long time ago. I can barely swim a few laps in a pool now.

You?
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:10 PM   #2
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I can't run anywhere any more. I used to run the 5 miles to school and back every day, dodging gopher holes in the fields.
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:36 PM   #3
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All sorts of things come to mind, about all I can do now is write checks and repeat old stories that even bore me.

I guess the thing I miss most is the ability to pull an all nighter when I need to get things done. That used to be pretty standard procedure when the apartment needed painting or I needed a zillion Christmas cookies. I would come home from work and start a project that would last all night and half of the next day with energy to spare.
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:55 PM   #4
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I can't run anywhere any more. I used to run the 5 miles to school and back every day, dodging gopher holes in the fields.
Up hill in both directions too!
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:57 PM   #5
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Up hill in both directions too!
There were a couple of hills...
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Old 06-04-2014, 08:28 PM   #6
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I use a kneelng pad with grab bars while gardening. Given as a gift about 10 years ago. Sure comes in handy getting up off my knees. Tip it the other way to sit on.
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:04 PM   #7
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I used to get into bed at night and be sound asleep in less than 15 seconds. My next conscious thought was 7, 8 or 9 hours later to shut off the damn alarm. Now I'm lucky to sleep for a two or three hour stretch without waking up.

That's the "G" rated version.
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:17 PM   #8
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Andy, I was just going to post the same thing. I used to go to bed and fall asleep within minutes, and sleep thru the night. (and not very long ago) Now, it takes me a while to fall asleep and even if I limit fluids in the evenings, I'm still up every couple of hours to...well, ya know...

Running, too...I wouldn't even attempt that anymore. sigh....
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:32 PM   #9
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Take a load of grapes to the crusher.
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:44 PM   #10
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Up hill in both directions too!
Great to see you Uncle Bob..we miss you bunches...
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