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Old 11-13-2012, 04:34 PM   #1
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Getting pretty old

I am now 75 years old. I have disabilities that are keeping me from doing all the things I used to do and I am sure I Am not alone. Are there any other campers out there as old as me?
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:04 PM   #2
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I am now 75 years old. I have disabilities that are keeping me from doing all the things I used to do and I am sure I Am not alone. Are there any other campers out there as old as me?
Getting close, 72, but no disabilities other than being extremely lazy and mentally handicapped, which has been progressing since retirement 01Aug06
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:30 PM   #3
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AW, Come on TETSURVIVOR--------------

TETSURVIVOR, You are letting your mind play lazy tricks on you?? I will not let my age get me down. I try to think young every day, 24-7. I have to because I am 76 years old, been there done that so many times, I am still hard charging. 24 years in the Navy with so much salt water passing under my butt that it is hard to describe. Many ports all over the world, 28 years as a CEO and owner of a two way communications business. Both knees replaced a week apart, left kidney left me this past Jan. Cataracts in both eyes, that were removed six months apart. (you see, I have to stay young) I have too much invested in life. Age number is just a number figure ????? My mind thinks it is 20-35 years old but my body is only 45 years old with all the new parts. You see, I have to think young to stay ahead of the life cycle that society thinks we are suppose to live in because of age numbers that I refuse to believe. I stay busy all the time to keep the great mind occupied and off of age numbers.

TETSURVIVOR, thank you for your service, I arrived in VIETNAM one week after TET!

Follow me in my foot steps for a week and you will forget the age figure.
It is a state of mind!

The Ole Coot about has me beat for sure, At least that is what he would like for me to believe!!

Good luck, think young, enjoy life.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:39 PM   #4
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Hey Daisy Boykin,
I noticed you had a comm co. Do you have any old tube stuff f.m. laying around?? I collect military and early f.m.
Dave and Rainy

sorry about changing the thread a bit.
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TUBES and CAPS---------

Sorry, long gone, HUUUMMMM about 2004 I think I unloaded all of the tubes I had including ceramic tubes. Had lots of 8950, 12BY7 ETC, but long gone.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:48 PM   #6
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Thank you both for your service. I can only sumise that "Tetsurvivor" is just that. I'm gonna be 55 yrs young on the 18th and will be going in for my second shoulder replacement on the 27th. Arthritis due to lyme disease. I keep on trucking since I have many more(and hopefully pain free) years ahead.
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Good for you, hang in there. You are a young fellow and have much to see and do after your surgery, rehab fast, make those fingers climb the ladder as requested at the rehab center. Before you know it , life will be pain free and great. As I said before, age are just numbers that I refuse to believe.
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Thanks Sid. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
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I am now 75 years old. I have disabilities that are keeping me from doing all the things I used to do and I am sure I Am not alone. Are there any other campers out there as old as me?
Tetsurvivor:

I know what you mean. I'll be 75 on the 19th of this month and I can't do half the things I used to. I had a pop up but it was getting to be too much work for me so I bought an Flagstaff Hard Sided (Aframe) because they set up in one minute. I'm trying my best not to let my age keep me from camping. I've always loved it and I try and work around the difficult things. Don't let your age slow you down. Try and find solutions to make things easier for yourself. You deserve it!
Hang in there and keep camping!
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Thank you one and all for your service. Hard to believe it's now nearly 45 years since the Tet Offensive.

I know that there are obviously individual circumstances, but as DaisyBoykin suggested, it's important to live every day that you're alive. There's a lot of truth in the old saying, "We don't quit playing because we get old, we get old because we quit playing."

And Sid, I didn't realize you'd had so much work done. Nancy could make a fortune selling you for parts!
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