Men Over 50

For the slightly older guys. (those who've already received the letter from AARP!) Let's just see how many of us are proud to have made it this far!

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The Perks of Being Over 50

Snagged from this website:

1. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.
2. In a hostage situation, you are likely to be released first.
3. No one expects you to run -- anywhere.
4. People call at 9 p.m. and ask, "Did I wake you?"
5. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.
6. There is nothing left to learn the hard way.
7. Things you buy now won't wear out.
8. You can eat dinner at 4 p.m.
9. You can live without sex (though not without glasses).
10. You enjoy hearing about other people's operations.
11. You get into heated arguments about pension plans.
12. You have a party and the neighbors don't even realize it.
13. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.
14. You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room.
15. You sing along with elevator music.
16. Your eyes won't get much worse.
17. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.
18. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the National Weather Service.
19. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them, either.
20. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to a manageable size.

Discussion Forum

Big Mistake?!

Started by Glenn. Last reply by Davis Mar 3. 5 Replies

 I have a been on Facebook for a good while now and recently looked up  some people I knew years ago. We have all changed and went separate ways but I can't seem to shake this sad feeling of how fast…Continue

What Condition our Condition is In...

Started by thehuhman. Last reply by David Johns Mar 1. 20 Replies

OK, you guys, should have figured this subject was coming eventually. Let's talk about our "conditions". Be honest. Once you pass the "half-way" mark, stuff happens. It just does. The first thing I…Continue

Tags: colon, fifty, men, colonoscopy

50 and looking 30 (ok maybe 35ish).

Started by Rick Shelton. Last reply by Edward Alderman Feb 26. 11 Replies

Hey, I hit the 50 mark a few months ago and I am in the best shape of my life!  I started going to the gym regularly and have been going for 6 months now (longer than ever before).  I actually have…Continue

Advantages to being over fifty!

Started by thehuhman. Last reply by Michael Dale Rogers Feb 24. 20 Replies

Come on, guys... there MUST be some advantages! (just kidding) Of course there is, and my favorite one is once I made it to this side of the half way mark, I realized that now, I have a very cool and…Continue

Tags: wisdom, half, 50, fifty

Barber Shop Shave

Started by Art Oct 26, 2013. 0 Replies

I know there are groups for both Barber Shop and Shaving. This just feels 'age appropriate' to share here. On the suggestion of a guy friend I made a visit to a local barber shop serving (I presume)…Continue

Tags: Shop, Barber, Shave

Late Love

Started by Christatos Aristad. Last reply by Bearwolf Sep 3, 2013. 10 Replies

A sure ward for those here under false pretenses is the creaking pursuit of shaky passion by men our age of women of a similar age. So, let us gentlemen, discuss, in a gentlemanly fashion, how we can…Continue

Come on, I can still LOOK

Started by Yankee Cowboy Bob. Last reply by Brown Fox Sep 2, 2013. 3 Replies

So the hot babe talks to me, smiles, makes eye contact — and then I realize that she's younger than my daughter! More depressing than that, there are two reasons I think she was acting that way: (1)…Continue

Re: "those who have gotten their first letter from the AARP"

Started by Larry. Last reply by Larry May 21, 2013. 5 Replies

I got my first letter from the AARP when I was 43.  They actually wanted me to join, pay my dues, and wait until I was 50 to receive any benefits.  No lie!  (I showed the letter to my wife.)Can…Continue

How about men over 60 are we still relavent????

Started by Steven Fields. Last reply by Ray Baker Aug 22, 2011. 2 Replies

Come on Gentlemen it's time for words of wisdom from the old men!


Started by Herb Munson. Last reply by Guy Miller Jan 13, 2011. 7 Replies

What is the source of wisdom, in your estimation? Also, what would be your definition of wisdom?

Tags: wisdom

Comment Wall


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Comment by MiCHAEL J K. on March 28, 2014 at 5:56am

50 is nothing grandma made it to 100 almost 101 bless her soul.  Glad to be old with you all.

Comment by Glenn on January 17, 2014 at 6:32am
Thank you Davis. I have already made some of the changes you mentioned in your list. Daily devotionals is one of them. Better eating and exercise is next. I just can't seem to stick with it like I did when younger.
Comment by Davis on January 15, 2014 at 10:02pm

Glenn, Eight months after I turned 55 I had a massive heart attack. I "happened" to be in an ER. If I had not been at ER and had stayed on the sailing yacht where I had been sleeping, I would have certainly died. After an emergency triple bypass and many weeks of recovery, I had MUCH time to think about the intense life style I had lived up to that point. I have not, as of yet at age 69+, accomplished a frame of mind that has totally changed my Type-A personality into a more relaxed individual, but the heart attack event was more than a wake up call. After almost 14 years, I'm still making progress. Not as much as I would like, but it is progress. Things I try to do to accomplish this are:

  • Learn to say that my "YES LIST" is full.
  • Have an accountability partner in addition to my wife.
  • Consult with my wife on how I'm doing and then do what she suggests.
  • A 5 day a week cardio and strength training routine.
  • A good eating plan.
  • Prayer and Bible study.
  • Meet weekly with our church's men's group.
  • Strip away non essential commitments.
  • I don't keep a day planner.
  • Oh, did I say...Listen to my wife and follow her suggestions?

I don't always succeed, but when I fail, I start over the next day.

I hope this helps.


Comment by Glenn on January 15, 2014 at 4:49pm

I will be turning 55 this year. I want this year to be better than the last. I am weighing heavy on decisions to make that have have not worked for me in the past. Please tell me if you have changed some things since hitting the 50's.

Comment by Art on September 3, 2013 at 8:54am
Net and social media have bumped the immediacy of getting the word out; we watch events in real time around the globe. But that's the way it was with the JFK thing; neither with cable news nor Facebook. News channels went wall-to-wall, except at midnight when the Indian head test pattern appeared and the screen went to snow.
Comment by David Tindell on September 3, 2013 at 8:45am

 Here's an interesting perspective: in 2063, our kids will be talking about where they were on 9/11/01. Kennedy will be thought of the way we think of Lincoln today, an important but distant historical figure.

Comment by David Arbogast on September 2, 2013 at 9:58pm

I remember very distinctly being in geography class with Miss McCaffrey, our teacher, in junior high school when someone came in and announced the news.  It did not have much effect on us and class continued as normal.

Comment by Larry on September 2, 2013 at 9:53pm

I FELT THE SAME THING! I was 7 when Kennedy was assassinated; I was in the 2nd grade, and I was pissed because my cartoons weren't on!

Great minds think alike!

Comment by Bearwolf on September 2, 2013 at 9:44pm

I also remember when JFK was assassinated. I was in the second grade. I didn't know for sure what was going on but they had TV's in the classroom which I thought was pretty neat. On the other hand that Saturday the news preempted my cartoons which pissed me off. I couldn't understand how what they were talking about was more important than my Mighty Mouse. Then again I was only 7 at the time.

Comment by Art on September 2, 2013 at 3:10pm
You know you're old when a historic event is in clear memory. I remember vividly my elementary school day that November when JFK was assassinated. It's now (maybe) known to many only through history textbooks!

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