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Folks Of Interest How do you old farts do it?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by topher5150, Apr 28, 2019.

    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,299


    I hate those online computer forms that ask for date of birth with a scroll down. Gotta spin that sucker and I'm waiting for the day my birth year drops off the bottom.
  2. ..........Of course it helps keep you young if you always have two lovely ladies hanging off your shoulders.:):D:):D;)....:eek:
  3. Getting older is better than not getting older. :p
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  4. Terrible80
    Joined: Oct 1, 2010
    Posts: 649


    You get better with age. Learn how to do things with finesse instead of brute strength.

    Sent from my LG-TP450 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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    By putting one foot in front of the other......repeat.
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  6. sliceddeuce
    Joined: Aug 15, 2017
    Posts: 1,779


    Chris....I have the same body I had at age 18....I`ve just added to it...……………..
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  7. Plus, you only get one body and it helps to take care of it, especially while your young.
    You don't got old being dumb! :)
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  8. j3harleys
    Joined: May 12, 2010
    Posts: 682

    from colorado

    A lot of us didn't realize we needed to take care of it until we got old.
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  9. railcarmover
    Joined: Apr 30, 2017
    Posts: 108


    42 years doing it professionally...and as a hobby too.just dont know any better I guess..oh, and ibuprofen,I love ibuprofen..
  10. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 4,088

    jimmy six

    I'm almost 75 and right now my back and right shoulder are in pain from changing out the rear end of my 56 Ford to an 8.8 rear end. I'll be better in a week but right now I hurt and need to do some work around the house. We are driving to Buelton this coming week end for the Dry Lakes Hall of Fame indoctrinations of the Thompson Streamliner and Pat Ganahl just to name a few. I'll know how I am after sitting driving....
    As they say "age is a state of mind" and in mine I'm still a teenager but in the mirror I don't know who that guy looking back at me is..
  11. frank spittle
    Joined: Jan 29, 2009
    Posts: 1,559

    frank spittle

    I will be three quarters of a century old June 5th and am blessed to be able to do what I need to do just as I always have. I still cut my lawn with a push mower, not a powered push mower but a push reel mower. I have told my wife of 50 years (August 16th, we were married Woodstock weekend and will celebrate our 50th at Woodstock 50 at the original site) I worry more about mental health than physical.
  12. fuzzface
    Joined: Dec 7, 2006
    Posts: 1,166


    a lot of us old guys were taught to do things at an early age in order to keep the family afloat and it just stayed with us to do something all day long. We know what happens when we take a too long of a break. .

    the younger generation was taught to sit on the couch and play video games while their parents worked hard. So now when they try doing anything they don't seem to have the stamina to keep going all day. They need a break every 15 minutes and then it seems a cig. calls them out and that slows them down even more.
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  14. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,006


    Kind of like occasional heavy drinking (followed by a hangover). You either have to do it more often or not at all!
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  15. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
    Posts: 1,334


    Some of this generation. While I never had to help support my family, if I wanted anything I worked my butt off getting it.
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,055

    from IDAHO

    I Will Be 71 Shortly And Wish I Had Set A Hook In The Shop Floor To Drag These Unwilling Victims Into The Operating Theater...... DSCN2018.JPG
  17. I as told that you cant go 24X7 countinually. So have something making money as your sleeping. The same applies to things that make a job easier and faster. that saves you time and effort and you get more done. My cutting torch save me lots of labor. Heck just cut those stubborn bolts off
  18. You’re right but can’t say that out loud.
    It will piss someone off. See,, It’s a stereotype blanket statement that isn’t necessarily true for all, at least that’s what my wife says about a stereotype. She’s right it’s not true for all but I tell her there’s a reason the stereotype developed and sticks. Then I ask what’s a typical stereotype :D
  19. a50merc
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 951


    A word of Caustion when comming to the Woodstock Site for the 50 annev.
    The Highway Dep. will be doing work on a Bridge at the Border of Thomson & Bethel Town Line's
    Just to let you Know.

    Just my 3.5 cents

    Live Learn & Die a Fool
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  20. vor
    Joined: Sep 22, 2013
    Posts: 4


    Prescription painkillers!!!
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  21. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 11,349

    from oregon

    Pure gospel right there.
    Good genes don't hurt, must be why I always hurt every time I work on my car.:mad:
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  22. rd martin
    Joined: Nov 14, 2006
    Posts: 2,222

    rd martin
    from indiana

  23. rd martin
    Joined: Nov 14, 2006
    Posts: 2,222

    rd martin
    from indiana

    im turning 66 in a few days, and at 65 shit started falling apart, went to the doctor got a few screws, and some duct tape, still feel like shit, but im still in the garage! my buddy dave cranes quote was, my brain is making promises my body cant keep! I have aways to go yet, but im understanding what he was talking about!
  24. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 16,593

    from Michigan

  25. pumpman
    Joined: Dec 6, 2010
    Posts: 2,440


    I'm 73 and pretty lucky I still move around pretty good, just have to plan my movement but still get it done. At my age the only thing I know sure is "you can't trust a fart anymore".
  26. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 40,900


    You have to have one of two things going for you. You either need good dope or you need to know how to ignore the pain. Some of us have lived with pain all of our lives (I do not suggest that to anyone) so ignoring the pain comes natural. Well that and a little good dope for the really bad days doesn't hurt a thing. :)
  27. Beanscoot
    Joined: May 14, 2008
    Posts: 870


    "..........Of course it helps keep you young if you always have two lovely ladies hanging off your shoulders."

    Yep, you're only as old as the woman you feel.
  28. Fabber McGee
    Joined: Nov 22, 2013
    Posts: 672

    Fabber McGee

    Sort of just adding to the theme here, My dad passed nearly two years ago, 6 weeks from his 101st birthday. Pancreatic cancer claimed him, not old age. He was still mentally sharp, working in his wood shop or outdoors 8 or 10 hours every day and thought nothing of driving 600 miles in a day (although it did require a nap or two). I know he was sore and stiff some of the time, but it was against the rules (his rules) to say anything about it.

    When someone would ask him how he managed to be in such good shape at such an advanced age he would say, "Get your ass out of the house and get busy."

    I have posted quite a few videos of the things we did together, mostly in his late 90's If you're interested just search for Lyle West on youtube.
  29. ...just saw on another site that Woodstock 50 has been cancelled.:(
  30. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 786

    from norcal

    Cheater bars.
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