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alice
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PostSubject: Has Your Life Gone by Fast?   Has Your Life Gone by Fast? EmptyWed Dec 01, 2010 6:04 pm

I can't believe it. My kids are middle aged people. I am getting old--63 already!

Is anyone else wondering where the time went? I thought I would be young forever. Even my friends are getting old.

Surprising?
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LC
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PostSubject: Re: Has Your Life Gone by Fast?   Has Your Life Gone by Fast? EmptyWed Dec 01, 2010 7:26 pm

Where I'm feeling the passage of time is at my workplace. Many of the people I started working with 20 years ago are retired or dead. I'm old guard now.
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PostSubject: Re: Has Your Life Gone by Fast?   Has Your Life Gone by Fast? EmptyWed Dec 01, 2010 8:10 pm

LC,

Dead, that is a bummer! Old is bad enough.
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PostSubject: Re: Has Your Life Gone by Fast?   Has Your Life Gone by Fast? EmptyWed Dec 01, 2010 8:25 pm

12/2/2010

Alice...

As they say 18 yesterday, 62 today, but it's all
in the mind, your as young as you feel and don't let
anyone tell you different !


Cheers..Joe
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PostSubject: Re: Has Your Life Gone by Fast?   Has Your Life Gone by Fast? EmptyFri Dec 03, 2010 10:23 am

Where's the brake? Has this life thing got one?
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PostSubject: Re: Has Your Life Gone by Fast?   Has Your Life Gone by Fast? EmptyFri Dec 03, 2010 10:41 am

I find myself saying it more all the time: I'm 67. I say it with pride. D**n. I got here. I may not look as good as I did, or move as fast, but I made it this far.

And yes, time is accelerating faster and faster.

Ann
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alice
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PostSubject: Re: Has Your Life Gone by Fast?   Has Your Life Gone by Fast? EmptyFri Dec 03, 2010 11:09 am

I am glad to be in such good company.

Joe, I wish I felt as young as I look.

David,

I like the brake idea, just wouldn't know when to apply it.
Which part of your life would you iike to relive?


Ann,

You look great to me and sound even greater!
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PostSubject: Re: Has Your Life Gone by Fast?   Has Your Life Gone by Fast? EmptyMon Dec 06, 2010 11:52 pm

It has taken me 40something years to get to where I am.

So far it's been going about 24 hours a day.
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PostSubject: Re: Has Your Life Gone by Fast?   Has Your Life Gone by Fast? EmptyTue Dec 07, 2010 3:52 pm

I have earned every laugh line, every worry line, every ripple and dimple. Smile

I wish I had the energy I used to have, but I don't mind a good nap. Sleep

I wish I had the fantastic vision I used to have, but like the soft-focus effect when I look in the mirror. Shocked

I have more to write about because I have experienced more. Has Your Life Gone by Fast? 925501

I have more compassion because I have felt more love, more pain. Has Your Life Gone by Fast? 842802

All in all, it's not such a bad trade-off. Has Your Life Gone by Fast? 467915
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PostSubject: Re: Has Your Life Gone by Fast?   Has Your Life Gone by Fast? EmptyTue Dec 07, 2010 6:35 pm

I see my life in chapters. The foster-care years; the jet-set early marriage and family years; the trapped years; the sailing years; the settling in years; the resigned years. Each chapter had a romance formula: all was well, all went wrong, a hero arrived, happy for the moment. This present chapter is in the "all went wrong" phase - so the hero is just around the bend :-)

No, it hasn't seemed to go by fast or slow. I do identify with the workplace issues, though. I no longer have references; they are long retired and disappeared or passed on. As for family, I had several sets of parents and quasi-parents and all that's left is my biological mom. My dad, foster dad and stepfather are gone; my stepmom and foster mom are gone. Each played significant roles in my life and their passing is a painful loss. Once all parents (and I had more than usual, I think) are gone; we are truly set free - and that very freedom is a reminder of our own mortality.
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PostSubject: Re: Has Your Life Gone by Fast?   Has Your Life Gone by Fast? EmptyTue Dec 07, 2010 8:49 pm

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Once all parents (and I had more than usual, I think) are gone; we are truly set free

How so?
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PostSubject: Re: Has Your Life Gone by Fast?   Has Your Life Gone by Fast? EmptyTue Dec 07, 2010 10:41 pm

It becomes a challenge and responsibility when you no longer have role models, but are looked upon as one. I never felt so old and yet so young during my most recent visit with my grandchildren.
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PostSubject: Re: Has Your Life Gone by Fast?   Has Your Life Gone by Fast? EmptySat Dec 11, 2010 6:43 pm

Has Your Life Gone by Fast? 135646 Ah, but Abe...

Some days I am the example of "what-not-to-do". Hah!
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PostSubject: Re: Has Your Life Gone by Fast?   Has Your Life Gone by Fast? EmptySat Dec 11, 2010 7:59 pm

Rhett,


That is what keeps you young.
Stay here--I love your humor.
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PostSubject: Re: Has Your Life Gone by Fast?   Has Your Life Gone by Fast? EmptySun Dec 12, 2010 2:32 am

madhatter wrote:
Has Your Life Gone by Fast? 135646 Ah, but Abe...

Some days I am the example of "what-not-to-do". Hah!
Most days for me.

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Carol Troestler
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PostSubject: Re: Has Your Life Gone by Fast?   Has Your Life Gone by Fast? EmptyTue Dec 14, 2010 6:48 am

I cannot believe I made it this far in life. I look on each day as a beautiful gift.

But it has not been alone.

Love, Carol
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PostSubject: Re: Has Your Life Gone by Fast?   Has Your Life Gone by Fast? EmptyTue Dec 14, 2010 7:35 am

Carol,

You beautiful person! You made my day. To see your perky eyes and smile is priceless.
God bless you.

Love,

Alice
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Abe F. March
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PostSubject: Re: Has Your Life Gone by Fast?   Has Your Life Gone by Fast? EmptyTue Dec 14, 2010 9:57 am

Glad to see you Carol. Are you ready for Christmas?
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PostSubject: Re: Has Your Life Gone by Fast?   Has Your Life Gone by Fast? EmptyTue Dec 14, 2010 3:25 pm

Hi Carol,

Good to see you up and about. Has Your Life Gone by Fast? 846271

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PostSubject: Re: Has Your Life Gone by Fast?   Has Your Life Gone by Fast? EmptyTue Dec 14, 2010 5:17 pm

Dear Carol,
I think of you every day. I am glad you feel better.

Living is spent in seconds and minutes and hours, days and weeks, years. God bless the minutes. God bless the seconds.

I wish that we were aware of the seconds of our life when we were children. But, you know, if we had been, we would not have lived the life that we did.
I imagine that is the great plan. that the seconds do not matter, the minutes are too small for the grandness of the experience of living. Life is the prize. We struggle to keep ahold on it.

Hold on, my friend.

Love,
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PostSubject: Re: Has Your Life Gone by Fast?   Has Your Life Gone by Fast? EmptyWed Dec 15, 2010 2:42 am

My life just got enhanced by a very special Christmas Carol. Has Your Life Gone by Fast? 846271
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PostSubject: Re: Has Your Life Gone by Fast?   Has Your Life Gone by Fast? EmptyWed Dec 15, 2010 5:22 am

Hey, Carol, great to see you. How are you feeling?
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PostSubject: Re: Has Your Life Gone by Fast?   Has Your Life Gone by Fast? EmptyWed Dec 15, 2010 8:09 am

Carol Troestler wrote:
I cannot believe I made it this far in life. I look on each day as a beautiful gift.

But it has not been alone.

Love, Carol

Thanks for giving us a beautiful gift. We miss you.

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