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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!

Location: Still Kickin'
Members: 171
Latest Activity: Jun 13

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

Inch by inch...

Started by David R.. Last reply by Sir Jun 13. 1 Reply

[I'm not sure what happened to the message I thought I had posted.  I'll try again.]Inch by inch I am moving from the Planet of Old Farts to the 21st century here on earth.  I have finally learned…Continue

Tags: meme, emoticon, emoji

"Gray Divorce"

Started by Charles Dodd. Last reply by Carl Monster Jun 9. 6 Replies

Below is a link to an article that appeared in the media today on the rate of "gray divorces," that is, divorces by people age 50 and over. According to the latest statistics, the divorce rate has…Continue

Tags: divorce

Beat the Clock

Started by Art. Last reply by Art May 26. 8 Replies

There's much to be said for "growing old gracefully". And then there are those of our contemporaries who are dragged to senior citizenship kicking and screaming. I find I'm at a crossroads, accepting…Continue

Getting a college degree

Started by Larry. Last reply by Hayden H. Nov 1, 2016. 3 Replies

How many of you have done it, after 50?  My wife and I are both getting masters degrees.  I'm getting a master of arts in Christian counselling.  What were your experiences?   Are you glad you did? Continue

Evaporated dreams

Started by Wayne. Last reply by Art Sep 17, 2016. 19 Replies

Guys how do you deal with life's dreams that are gone, will never happen. Some of them were stupid, but some were very good. I'm retired, feeling kind of like it's over. Feeling like I've lost my…Continue

You know you're at the half century mark when.....

Started by Kenneth. Last reply by jacksbuddy Aug 12, 2016. 12 Replies

Please pardon the slightly self-pitying note in this rant. I've really been feeling my age lately, and I suppose I just need to vent.I had dinner with my niece and nephew last night (ages 18 and 24,…Continue

Tags: old, Feeling

Less, or no sex as we get older.

Started by Wayne. Last reply by john evens Aug 12, 2016. 11 Replies

Any of you men in a sexless marriage, or very little sex? Before you go off, I've tried everything. I'm hoping to talk to other men that understand. I love my wife, not interested in another woman.…Continue

Semper Virilus for those 50 and over

Started by Carl Monster. Last reply by Carl Monster Mar 27, 2016. 81 Replies

Any older gentlemen read Brett's Magnum Opus? I read large chunks of it, and want to hit it better over the long weekend.As I went through the lengthy sets of recommendations, I could not help but…Continue

A day in the life of you.

Started by terry sperling. Last reply by Art Mar 24, 2016. 7 Replies

Share your life, bitch, brag about latest conquest or reaching or failing a goal.…Continue

Body Image

Started by David R.. Last reply by Edward Warden Mar 13, 2016. 13 Replies

When I was growing up, casual nudity in the locker room and showers was common.  I don't remember any guy being shy when nude around other guys, and we all saw that everybody was about the same "down…Continue

Tags: image, body

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Comment by David R. on May 17, 2017 at 9:44pm

Andy, is that good news?  (Sorry about my ignorance.)

Comment by Andy Mann on May 17, 2017 at 9:27pm
I turned 55 last week and found out today that I've been selected for O-5 in the naval reserves.
Comment by David R. on May 12, 2017 at 7:35pm

Welcome, Andy!  This is a good group for us old farts.  ;)

Comment by Andy Mann on May 12, 2017 at 4:38pm
Just reached 55.
Comment by Dave on December 10, 2016 at 10:46am

Happy Holidays! Here's to hoping you hold up under the stress that may come with this time of year. Take time to relax, laugh and spend time with the ones you love to be with.

Comment by Terry Glenn Rempel on October 13, 2016 at 8:04am

Im doing fine Kenneth thanks. 

I know what you mean David, I understand only to well.

Im 57

Comment by David R. on October 12, 2016 at 9:56pm

I'm still getting used to the 1990s being called "a long time ago"!

Comment by Kenneth on October 12, 2016 at 1:05pm

Terry, I understand what you mean about having a mind that still thinks _young_, but forgetting that your body has started to slow down and show the effects of age. I'm 52, and to me, the 70's were last week. Then, I remember they were nearly 40 years ago! When white and grey hair starts popping up in places (aside from your beard and the top of your head), it's a bit unsettling. Taking into account that a lot of people I went to school with are dead now, I consider myself blessed to have made it this far. 

I'm not really keeping up with AoM these days due to some more extreme behaviors that the site creator and "mods" are ignoring, but I do check in once in a great while. I hope that all of you guys are doing well and enjoying your lives.

Comment by Michael J. K. on September 24, 2016 at 8:58pm

Hey I am doing great for 54

Comment by Steve M on September 19, 2016 at 5:39pm
Happy birthday, Terry. I agree. I still think like a twenty year old but my body has grown older around me. LOL.
 

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