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caliboy93
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Old vs Young

Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:58 pm

How is life different for an 80 year old vs a 20 year old?
 
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DarkSnowyNight
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Re: Old vs Young

Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:00 pm

caliboy93 wrote:
How is life different for an 80 year old vs a 20 year old?


What is the difference between an Aardvark?
 
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Re: Old vs Young

Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:03 pm

DarkSnowyNight wrote:
What is the difference between an Aardvark?

Indoors or when it’s dark?
 
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Re: Old vs Young

Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:12 pm

African or European, laden or unladen?
 
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Re: Old vs Young

Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:16 pm

aloges wrote:
DarkSnowyNight wrote:
What is the difference between an Aardvark?

Indoors or when it’s dark?



In a Park. . .
 
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Re: Old vs Young

Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:16 pm

What's the difference between caliboy's pointless threads and ArchGuy's pointless threads?

Like seriously, is there some competition on who can create the most threads?
 
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Re: Old vs Young

Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:17 pm

petertenthije wrote:
African or European, laden or unladen?



Either, in the Dark. . .
 
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Re: Old vs Young

Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:35 pm

DarkSnowyNight wrote:
In a Park. . .

But gluten-free!
 
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Re: Old vs Young

Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:59 pm

Of course, African aardvarks are non-migratory... :scratchchin:
 
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Re: Old vs Young

Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:03 am

I'm still waiting on the OP to tell us what he does for a living...
 
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Re: Old vs Young

Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:37 am

caliboy93 wrote:
How is life different for an 80 year old vs a 20 year old?


In pretty much every possible way, but rather than enumerate all those ways I'll just tell a joke your question reminded me of:

From the great Sophie Tucker-

The other day my boyfriend Ernie says to me "Soph, when I get to be 80 years old I'm going to get myself a 20 year old girlfriend. What do you think of that?".

I says to him "Ern, when I get to be 80 I'm going to get myself a 20 year old boyfriend, and let me tell you something, Ern, 20 goes into 80 a heckuva lot more times than 80 goes into 20".


Is that what you were fishing for, Caliboy93?
 
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Re: Old vs Young

Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:29 am

BlueberryWheats wrote:
What's the difference between caliboy's pointless threads and ArchGuy's pointless threads?

Like seriously, is there some competition on who can create the most threads?


Amen Blueberry. Couldn't have said it better
 
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Re: Old vs Young

Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:40 am

As someone 5 years away from 80 I can tell you that the main difference is the years of experience - both good and bad. A 20 year old "might" be 2 years into an enlistment (hopefully in the Navy), a Juco grad or 2 years into a university education, a new parent wondering when they would be free of diapers and how fast they should begin saving for the baby's university education (NOW!). Or they could be sitting into a cell somewhere after making a LOT of money selling drugs - and only the last sale was to the wrong man/woman.

An 80 year old has 60 years more experience and experiences. Too many friends have died over the years (another one passed this week) and too ma y of us have gone through nasty medical problems. I very good friend is 8 days into rehab of a big stroke, the wife and I have gone through 7 cancers, but the first in our graduating class of '62 was killed in an accident before he could make 20.

80 also gets you kids, grand kids and, for some, great grandkids. 80 year olds are also long past paying off their college expenses. We are also well past the point where we are ahead in out Social Security withholding. Medicare with a supplemental policy is the best health program you can receive. We have prepaid part for our health care and with the supplemental policy all out bills are pre-paid.

We also get to take off anytime for a short drive vacation, a cruise out of the Gulf or even use our Ff Miles for a trip to Europe without scheduling a vacation with the boss.

I wouldn't mind going through those 55 years again, but I'm so glad to have been married to a special woman for 50+ years.

BTW, I have also outlasted the two Navy ships I served on :bouncy:
 
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Re: Old vs Young

Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:15 pm

Ken777 wrote:

I wouldn't mind going through those 55 years again, but I'm so glad to have been married to a special woman for 50+ years.


Awesome! Congrats! :highfive:
 
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Re: Old vs Young

Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:24 am

Ken777 wrote:
I wouldn't mind going through those 55 years again, but I'm so glad to have been married to a special woman for 50+ years.

BTW, I have also outlasted the two Navy ships I served on :bouncy:


Thanks for the big picture.
Even at my middle age I have seen many friends pass far too soon, and miss my 20s
 
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Re: Old vs Young

Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:41 am

The correct age is a day older than the day before.
 
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Re: Old vs Young

Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:51 pm

An 80 year old remembers vinyl, cassette tapes, VHS and DVDs (no to mention 5US dollars to the GBP). Unlike my colleagues.
 
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Re: Old vs Young

Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:32 pm

PhilBy wrote:
An 80 year old remembers vinyl, cassette tapes, VHS and DVDs (no to mention 5US dollars to the GBP). Unlike my colleagues.


Pfft! A 40 year old remembers those things. An 80 year old remembers 8-tracks (and how much better the sound quality was from those than from cassettes), 4-Tracks (around for maybe a year or two before 8-Tracks debuted), Reel-to-reel tapes played on either a Marantz tape player or some weird German brand that no-one had ever heard of, and 8mm home movies including smut flicks.

Comedian Ron White's take on the trials of watching 8mm smut flicks (As you'd expect with Ron White, NSFW; relevant part starts at 5:00)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJKpJT1oKqE
 
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Re: Old vs Young

Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:56 pm

Different memories growing up. would be the main difference.
I'm not 80 but, I remember going fishing and seeing a clean clear lake with fish on the bottom, clearly visible, rarely can you see that nowadays. Clear skies, less, people, simpler life.
 
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Re: Old vs Young

Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:17 pm

PhilBy wrote:
An 80 year old remembers vinyl, cassette tapes, VHS and DVDs .


Actually an 80 year old can remember the first B&W TVs showing up in middle class neighborhoods and neighbors (without TVs) coming over for their favorite shows.

And the first window air conditioner being delivered. The first one went into the living room window, then the second went into the parent's bedroom. An 80 year old can remember the Suez Canal being closed - my wife was on the last passenger ship to get through on her family's migration from Scotland to Australia.

Most important, an 80 year old can remember the end of WW II.
 
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Re: Old vs Young

Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:41 pm

Ken777 wrote:
PhilBy wrote:
An 80 year old remembers vinyl, cassette tapes, VHS and DVDs .


Actually an 80 year old can remember the first B&W TVs showing up in middle class neighborhoods and neighbors (without TVs) coming over for their favorite shows.


The nice ones came in fine wooden cabinets, the cheap ones didn't but you could buy a metal "TV stand" on wheels to go with it. Those old TV stands set a standard for rickety-ness that has yet to be matched, plus the wheels on them were hard, clear plastic that refused to roll at all with the weight of a TV on the stand and that shattered the second or third time you tried to move the TV.

Later on everybody got "console" color TVs that weighed a ton but had a GIANT 25" screen.

Ken777 wrote:
And the first window air conditioner being delivered. The first one went into the living room window, then the second went into the parent's bedroom.


Down here most people put the big window unit in the dining room (which was usually open to the living room or separated by a large archway) because the air conditioner was so loud in use you couldn't hear the TV over it if it was in the living room.

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