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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by trollst, Apr 2, 2020.

  1. trollst
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 2,017


    Turned 65 today, didn't die in my sleep, still here, collected my first OAS cheque, how does life get any better? My 36 was stored at a friends house while I wired anothers car, waiting for him to pick me up and we'll take a tour, friggin fabulous day.
  2. Happiest to ya!
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  3. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,686


    Good for you. Now stay well.
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    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,422


    Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have many more.

  5. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 2,381


    Good on you! Now enjoy it!
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  6. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 14,831

    from oregon

    Congrats eh!
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  7. sliceddeuce
    Joined: Aug 15, 2017
    Posts: 2,982


    Congratulations. I remember how please I was back in 1996 when I retired.
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  8. Best thing in the world was that last friday.
    Congrats on making it

    Sent from my SM-A102U using Tapatalk
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  9. hfh
    Joined: Oct 22, 2012
    Posts: 307

    from Western MA

    Nothing beats being retired and free!
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  10. razoo lew
    Joined: Apr 11, 2017
    Posts: 451

    razoo lew
    from Calgary

    Happy Birthday. Stay healthy, we will get through this crap.
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  11. dudley32
    Joined: Jan 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,135


  12. Lloyd's paint & glass
    Joined: Nov 16, 2019
    Posts: 4,450

    Lloyd's paint & glass

    Happy birthday ya old fart ;) And many more to come :D
  13. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 2,280

    from ohio

    It seems you have many "greatest days" as life goes on. Getting your license to drive, high school graduation, getting married, doing your military time and getting home in one piece, the birth of your kids and grand kids, and making it to retirement in good health is a big one!! I have been blessed to make it through all this and will be 69 this year. I am now just praying for us all to get this virus stuff behind us and get every thing back to normal. I know it will never be quite the same but it sure will make us all appreciate the simple things more than we ever have before.
    Congrats on your retirement, I hope you enjoy it as much as I have since 2013!!
  14. alanp561
    Joined: Oct 1, 2017
    Posts: 1,609


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  16. Daddy Deville
    Joined: Jan 12, 2020
    Posts: 25

    Daddy Deville

    Happy Birthday, young man!
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  17. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 6,887


    You missed getting divorced!:D
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  18. oldiron 440
    Joined: Dec 12, 2018
    Posts: 2,109

    oldiron 440

    That's ok I did it twice!
  19. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 14,831

    from oregon

    There is also that "one thing" between graduating high school and getting married.
    Then again some were early starters!;)
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  20. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 20,083

    from Michigan

    Or having your cherry popped.... :confused::D
  21. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 26,608

    Jalopy Joker

    you are just a pup compared to many here
  22. 3W JOHN
    Joined: Oct 8, 2015
    Posts: 935

    3W JOHN

    happy birthday kid.
  23. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 20,083

    from Michigan

    Happy Birthday!!!!.... :)
    Mine is coming up also in a couple of days... Damn! I gotta renew my tags for the plates.. I'll do it tomorrow... :(
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  24. trollst
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 2,017


    Thanks guys, its not that I'm 65, its that, like some here, I never thought I'd make it this far. All my life, I looked at guys my age as old fuckers, past their prime, and suddenly, here I am. Seems I got married just yesterday, (its been forty long miserable years, I tell the boss), my kids were little yesterday, now they're older, accomplished adults, I have a great grandchild, its like holy fuck did I get here fast, how did all this shit happen in such a short period?
    I own two hot rods, grew up poor, wishing someday I could own a hiboy, wished I could afford to buy tools, dreamed of being able to build cars like the guys in magazines I'd read about, these magical talented people who I'd never compare to......
    Well, somehow that all happened, guys come to me for advice, to get work done, wire cars, it all happened so fast it passed me by. I never realised I was a chick magnet, the coolest guy on the block, walked with a swagger, breezed through life with absolute authority, and now.....I'm just that old bastard who lives down the road with a cool car or two. Young women no longer appreciate my cool manliness, if I smirk at them I'm just an old pig, some sort of old pervert who could be their grandad, I can only get away with flirting with the old gals, jeez, what happened?
    I wouldn't change a thing, being an old fucker is the grandest thing I have experienced, bring it on boys.
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  25. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 4,849


    I've been there and guess what?............I'm Still here! Praise the Lord and Wash Your Hands!! Congrats on the Milestone.
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  26. G'day and Happy Birthday, I have 10 months to go but have a heart surgery coming up. I have lost an aunt and an uncle to the same surgery so I will keep my fingers crossed that I can join you retired guys.
  27. B Bay Barn
    Joined: Dec 27, 2009
    Posts: 441

    B Bay Barn

    Upon being queried by former customers as to how I enjoyed retirement I responded "Well, my big decision of the day is do I make coffee or open a beer? That generally resulted in a "look" by those who didn't really know me and my twisted sense of humor well.
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  28. Mimilan
    Joined: Jun 13, 2019
    Posts: 842


    Happy Birthday from the other side of the world. :p

    over 30.PNG
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  29. gene-koning
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 2,371


    I couldn't wait until I got to 65, I had the opportunity to get out early, so I retired at 62! I highly recommend it!
    I was self employed, its been a year and a half since I retired and I still get people that want me to do "just one more job" for them. Its almost fun to tell them "No, I'm retired now." The only car I'm climbing under these days is my hot rod. Gene
  30. Now that's some Phunny shit there but how so tru
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