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OLDER BOOMERS VS. YOUNGER BOOMERS
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From: MOSugar Sent: 5/23/2002 7:55 PM
Hmmmmmm, today I am in the "Younger Boomer" catagory but tomorrow I will be in the "Older Boomer" catagory, lol. I will let you know if my eye sight changes or any "fires' go out, lol.

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From: Nils Sent: 5/23/2002 8:05 PM
The coals are stoked and ready to go in this aging boomer
 
My exercise is limited to stretching the truth, holding the fort, pushing the limits,occasionally jumping to conclusions, avoiding responsibilities

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From: AmazingGrace Sent: 5/23/2002 8:43 PM
me too... if anything i am more free and uninhibited than ever!!!! getting older gives one the freedom to express themselves even if, like me, it took a few years to learn that... wish i could tell you more but my mother would drop dead if she found out!!!!
 

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From: Cold_Thunder_1_5 Sent: 5/23/2002 9:21 PM
My Oh My
 
 Am I a younger or older boomer ? - I'll let you decide.
     I live alone and houses don't clean themselves nor does laundry, painting, cooking, doing dishes, decorating take care of themselves and, I nearly forgot mowing grass. I'm down to only 3 jobs now. I work full time as a trucker, I have my own childrens magic show and I've been a little league baseball umpire for 23 seasons. That means I umpire from April through October. I do a lot of charity work and magic shows to raise money for childrens causes as well as perform magic for orphanages and juvenile detention facilities. They get them for free. Yes, there isn't much I wouldn't do to help a child. I do most of my own vehicle maintainence and some for others. In my spare time I tutor 4 girls to help them with their education. I still read between 3 and 5 books per month.
      I left that lazy second wife I married about 17 years ago - I never looked back.  I am currently, and for nearly 3 years now been dating a very lovely 27 year old woman. I am 4 years older than her father. Some people don't like that - TOUGH !! She and I have no problem with it. I'm almost 51.  I still get up around 4:30 every morning and usually go to bed about 11 pm. As you can see it's after midnight here now.
    Nah - I'm not afraid of a little life, a little action nor hard work. I love it and am thankful to God Almighty that I am who I am. I'm not rich and famous nor am I snooty and pretentious. I'm not some spoiled brat draft dodging silver spooner that "daddy" handed him everything. I'm just your garden variety guy that speaks in shirt sleeve English and, believes in God. I just live - and I do it so well.
 So tell me if you think I am a younger or older Boomer.
 
 Cold Thunder_1_5

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From: BloomerGal Sent: 5/23/2002 11:26 PM
One Thing We Can All Agree On
When asked which current boomer figures were the best role models for the boomer generation, the top three were the same for both older and younger boomersâ€" President George W. Bush, Tom Hanks and Rudi Giuliani topped the lists.

 
That says a lot for the boomer generation!   Guess they really have been deprived!
 

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From: Â(c)KoalaTLady Sent: 5/24/2002 3:27 AM
hhhmmmmmm.......wasn't Bush, Hanks and Guiliani growing up the same time we were??? Aren't they considered Boomers? If they are considered Boomers.....how could they have been role models for us as we were growing up?
 
Just a thought........but I may be wrong....It is early and my mind is not quite firing on all cylinders yet!
 

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From: psychbabe1 Sent: 5/24/2002 1:29 PM
One Thing We Can All Agree On
When asked
which current boomer figures were the best role models for the boomer generation.
 
I think the survey didn't say boomer figures role models from the past, from when we were growing up.

~psyche~
    
 
 

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From: Nils Sent: 5/25/2002 8:51 PM
I understood the role models now. I dont think I have any in particular.
 
Growing up was different, there were people in and out of my life that helped shape it.
 
I do admire some people who have been succesful in their chosen fields, I don't want to be like them, I like being me. I am my own role model.
 
I've held steady jobs since junior high, I have always provided for my family, I put my family first and as fate would have it my wife and I have been together for 32 years. I have always tried to improve myself whether through formal education, or learning and doing on my own.
 
I also admire people who do take care of themselves and their family especially, making sure that they are cared for, loved, and given a chance at a good future, Those are the most important
 
So as close as I can think of to a role model is the average everyday american man who goes to work, does his job well, puts his wife and kids first, does what he can for others.Is Honest and cares about others.
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Re: OLDER BOOMERS VS. YOUNGER BOOMERS
by: samanthasbedwarmer 06/04/02 06:07 pm
Msg: 554 of 559

Jeri, I don't know if you'll get this post, but I hope you will. I absolutely LOVE getting older, this is the best time of my life. I don't mind the changes to the body which come with older age, either. I find I'm more able to enjoy myself despite what people think.....I used to seek approval more when I was younger (don't we all sometimes) but now I'm content to plot my own way in life. I think as people age, they know they know their time on this earth is limited, so why live your life for other people...as long as you don't hurt others, I don't believe in marching to the same drummer as others do..

The only thing that saddens me sometimes is that I'm all too aware of my mortality since I've had a life threatening disease. I'm fine now, I'm healthy, and I've survived a health scare, but I just wish I could live forever sometimes, I enjoy my life so much.

Here's hopin' that all the boomers live beyond their nineties....boy, am I looking forward to that stage of life....;-)

Anyway, this board has slowed down, don't know what will happen in the future, but it was nice meeting all you folks.

Posted as a reply to: Msg 553 by boomersint



Re: OLDER BOOMERS VS. YOUNGER BOOMERS
by: patrysha92002 (60/F/Crescent City,Ca) 06/04/02 06:55 pm
Msg: 555 of 559

Hello All

here is to my two cents, I would never want to go back. be younger no! I just want stay healthy,live to 100.

LadyP
still hanging!



Re: OLDER BOOMERS VS. YOUNGER BOOMERS
by: themanwithnolozenge (20/Rubix Cube) 06/04/02 07:16 pm
Msg: 557 of 559

I wish I was a lot older....I just want to get it all over with...hopefully I will have done something worth while by the time I am one hundred and twenty eight.

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Re: OLDER BOOMERS VS. YOUNGER BOOMERS
by: samanthasbedwarmer 06/04/02 08:28 pm
Msg: 558 of 559
Me too, Patrysha!

And here's hopin' that you make Willard Scott's list of 100 year olds on the Today Show.
Of course, you're still a youngin', (too young for that yet) but I hope you and I will make it.
Posted as a reply to: Msg 555 by patrysha92002

Re: OLDER BOOMERS VS. YOUNGER BOOMERS
by: themanwithnolozenge (20/Rubix Cube) 06/04/02 07:16 pm
Msg: 557 of 566

I wish I was a lot older....I just want to get it all over with...hopefully I will have done something worth while by the time I am one hundred and twenty eight.


Re: OLDER BOOMERS VS. YOUNGER BOOMERS
by: samanthasbedwarmer 06/04/02 08:28 pm
Msg: 558 of 566

Me too, Patrysha!
And here's hopin' that you make Willard Scott's list of 100 year olds on the Today Show.

Of course, you're still a youngin', (too young for that yet) but I hope you and I will make it.

Re: OLDER BOOMERS VS. YOUNGER BOOMERS
by: patrysha92002 (60/F/Crescent City,Ca) 06/05/02 08:47 pm
Msg: 560 of 566
I always thought I would go by this time and it was close in 98 so I am still thankful that I am still here and I find my self doing more! it is only a number.
I still feel 35. I could say less but I think of that time and I'm back to thanking Godess-God .

ladyP


Re: OLDER BOOMERS VS. YOUNGER BOOMERS
by: chuckeymanson (65/M/California State Prison)
06/06/02 08:53 am
Msg: 561 of 566
When I go, it's gonna be on my MC doin' 150. Can you say SPLAT?
posted as a reply to: Msg 560 by patrysha92002



Re: OLDER BOOMERS VS. YOUNGER BOOMERS
by: samanthasbedwarmer 06/06/02 09:42 am
Msg: 562 of 566
Hey, nowadays, 60 is young.
60 is sort of like what 40 used to be.
Lifespans and quality of life (health) is just so much better these days.


Re: OLDER BOOMERS VS. YOUNGER BOOMERS
by: boomersint (50/F/Silicon Beach) 06/06/02 08:01 pm
Msg: 566 of 566
Thank you for your comment Samantha and Patrysha!!
There are many great benefits for being older!
I enjoy being my age NOW and I enjoyed having the privilege of being able not having to work FULL TIME!! LOL.. When I was YOUNGER I HAD to work FULL TIME.
I enjoy being myself and not having to care much what others think HOW I LOOK LOL...
See I laughed at every thing I say... That's the benefits of being OLDER... Being mellow and relax more....
Yes, I also realize that I will not live forever but while I am still here I will enjoy my family, the people I cared about and looking forward to having grandchildren etc..

Peace, Love and Light,
Jeri

Re: Boomers Survey Again!
by: samanthasbedwarmer 06/14/02 09:11 am
Msg: 585 of 585

Hi Jeri,

I just love it when you post these surveys, it gives me a way to express my feelings about the topic of aging.

I look young for my age, I have almost no wrinkles, in fact I'm a 47 year old who looks like a thirty five year old. But even if I did have wrinkles, I wouldn't mind, in fact, I'd just consider them a part of life. Even when I was younger, I always thought we lived in an ageist society. Some of my friends in real world time are older people, many of them are in their sixties. I enjoy being around older people because they have a lot of life experience, maturity and wisdom to pass onto others.

Older people are sometimes ignored in this culture, they are seen as less sexy and viable, but I feel more alive than I ever have. I don't mind getting older, I like the way I look actually, hehe, I could lose a few pounds, (couldn't we all?) but I'm generally happy with my appearance. Granted, I'm not twenty years old any more, but sometimes when I look at people in their twenties, they look like babies to me....they just don't have the character in their faces that older women do and yes, older men do. I'm not knocking younger people though, it's just a stage of life I've passed, and it's kind of like giving up the crayons and the coloring book, I have no desire to go back to that stage of life again. I think there are times we all look in the mirror and want to change physical things about ourselves, but I guess most boomers kind of have a sense of humor about it all.

So I do feel good about my physical appearance, even though "society" or Madison Avenue might tell me otherwise.

I've never thought about having plastic surgery, but if my eyelids started to sag a bit, I might have it done merely for practical reasons.....I wanna see everything out there in the world, and I don't want sagging eyelid skin in my way, hehe!

Posted as a reply to: Msg 583 by boomersint



Re: Boomers Survey Again!
by: boomersint (54/F/Silicon Beach)
06/20/02 09:17 pm
Msg: 590 of 593
"I look young for my age, I have almost no wrinkles, in fact I'm a 47 year old who looks like a thirty five year old."

That is wonderful Sam! You've taken good care of yourself and you are fortunate to look young for your age.

I used to look young for my age until I turned 50's. Now my hair is grey all over... My cheeks are sagging.. lol... Well, I used to dye my hair but since my hair falls out after I dye my hair ... I had to stop. Oh well, that's life. I am not so conscious of my look as much as when I was younger but I just realized that sooner or later it will catch up with me.

Our culture and society admire and worship YOUTH and when there's older people are around. They are supposed to be tired, forgetful and incapable of keeping up with youth. Contrary to it and far from the truth but that's what perception is. In reality we have experiences and we learned from it. We have intuitive instinct that are lacking in younger people ... THere are exception to each and every rule but I strongly believe that older people can and able as well as young people are :)

Peace, Love and LIght,
Jeri



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Re: Boomers Survey Again! by: samanthasbedwarmer 06/20/02 10:01 pm Msg: 592 of 593 Hehe, Jeri, I'm sure I'll be getting some wrinkles soon, I've EARNED them, and I want every damn one of them! LOL You have such a great attitude about aging, it's very admirable. I don't care that much about my looks either, to tell you the truth. I do look fairly young for my age, but I don't look like young girl either, and I don't care to look like one.

I agree with you about our culture admiring and worshipping youth...sometimes this culture just throws away older people, but older people have so much to give, and their experiences have made them smarter and wiser.

Yes, they do have an intuitive instinct, and they seem capable of empathizing a little better than younger folks do....older people seem to reflect more on life, and I believe as one ages, they mellow a bit and they become more tolerant of other's flaws.
Peace, love and light backatcha!
Sam
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Re: Boomers Survey Again! by: ladypatrysha (60/F/crescent city, CA) 06/21/02 08:47 pm
Msg: 594 of 594
hey I am 61 and I look 45-50 so all you kids just relax You got it goin, for you with all these new inventions to keep you young.Me I just used lost of lotions and Smile alot. I think it is the Spirit of Love that keeps us young.... SO Injoy
ladyP
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