Saturday, August 22, 2015

A timeline of ME!

August 22, 1950.... a date that will live in infamy.  (Sorry FDR)

Me, moments before I was born.  (This is actually a dramatization.  Ultrasounds hadn't been invented yet in 1950.)

 
I enjoyed a happy childhood thanks to wonderful parental units. 

First day of school. 

Second day of school.  It didn't take long for me to figure out I didn't like sitting still, being quiet, finger painting, and eating paste.  My parents would drop me off at school, and I would run back home before they could get there. 
 
Senior prom.

With the threat of military school and hard labor hanging over me, I finally decided public school probably wasn't so bad after all. 
 
College....350 miles away from home.  Yoo Hoo!

Love....marriage (#1)....

....and kids.  Three wonderful female kidlets. :)
 
Work, work, work.... 

Lots of cool critters along the way.

Aging gracefully.

A few bionic parts along the way, too. 

(Semi) retirement.

Happily ever after.  :)

That's me.  Happy kid, an intravenously-fed education, multiple wives, 3 awesome kids, 6 amazing grand kids, made a few bucks, spent same, life is good.  I've made it to curmudgeon-hood!

Why yes,  today I am 65.  NOW GIMME MY MY DAMN DISCOUNT!

The End.  :)

S




16 comments:

  1. 65? You don't look a day over 64.

    Happy Birthday old dude!

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    1. Thanks Big Joe. 64 huh? That's the nicest anyone has guessed so far. I'll take it! :)

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  2. And good stuff on the time line...several audible laughs,and a couple of snickers!

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  3. And good stuff on the time line...several audible laughs,and a couple of snickers!

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  4. I love this! She's beautiful schnauzer too.

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    1. Thanks Lori. She was gorgeous, and so were/are all my other furry family members. :)

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  5. You are exactly 3 days older than me. How'd it go with Medicare?

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    1. So far, so good. On a monthly basis it won't save me any money vs my former private insurance. The savings will come from having no co-pays, and just a tiny deductible. In the long run I think it will be a positive. Suggest you talk to a medicare adviser if you haven't already. His advice was invaluable.

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  6. Happy Birthday. Glad you made it to sixty-five, although I'm sixty-two and I already get senior discounts.

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    1. Thank you Stephen. Some discounts are available at 62 or even less, but at 65 they are pretty much universal.

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  7. Happy birthday! Glad you can look back and be happy...not everyone can say that. There is one store here that I love to shop that gives those senior discounts at age fifty. I really hate them.

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    1. Thank you Betina. I have absolutely no regrets. I truly am happy with where I am today. :)

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  8. Happy birthday! You sure were a hunk at your prom :)

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    1. Thanks. Yeah, I peaked for about 6 minutes back in 1967, and it's been downhill ever since. *wink*

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  9. Happy, happy geezerhood, Scott! It's not as bad as it seems. (I lie a lot, too.)

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  10. I turned 65 last February..... tja, that's life

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