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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Terrible Tom, Jun 14, 2021.

  1. ^^^^^ Like saying "it isn't the fall that'll kill you, it's the sudden stop".
     
  2. pirate
    Joined: Jun 29, 2006
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    pirate
    Member
    from Alabama

    I think it was Billy Graham when asked about getting older and dying said: “l’m not afraid about dying I’m afraid about living”
     
  3. redo32
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
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    redo32
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    Joint supplement is legal here now.
     
  4. 34 5W Paul
    Joined: Mar 27, 2020
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    34 5W Paul
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    from Fresno CA

    I'm 60 and helped my 74 YO cousin do an OT project. He took a lot of breaks, more and longer than I wanted to. In retrospect, was glad he did. I was sore for a couple days. I lift weights twice a week, can bench more than when I was in HS and I think it helps, but I can feel Father Time riding on my back.
    Helped my 64 YO brother on Sunday. We replaced the valve stem seals with the heads still on the engine and the engine in a tight engine bay on a 393 SBF. Started out OK but ended up sweaty as hell, dirty, annoyed and frustrated at the whole process. Gotta learn from my cousin, slow down, use more and longer breaks and win the war, not every battle. Wisdom comes slowly.
     
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  5. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
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    BJR
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    When you are gone,:eek: who will start threads on the Hamb? :D
     
  6. pirate
    Joined: Jun 29, 2006
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    pirate
    Member
    from Alabama

    Used to work with a guy who’s favorite saying was “work smarter not harder”
     
  7. When I was Smoking I used to Roll my own it was Cheaper & tasted Better
    I bought the Machine found the Tabaco that I wanted & that was it
    I could make a pack for 1.25 cents, or less.!
    I still had all the Stuff sitting in my Room, Because I liked to Smoke.
    2 years ago my Neighbor asked if I wood driver her into the Villaghe
    to get some Smoke's, I said I could not & gave all my Stuff to her.
    that would hold you for awhile.

    Just my 3.5 cents

    Live learn & Die a Fool
     
  8. bobkatrods
    Joined: Sep 22, 2008
    Posts: 687

    bobkatrods
    Member
    from aledo tx

    Yes Sir I am right there with you, those 4 hour jobs now take me two days and hurt for at least another day. but waking up on the greenside and still be able to do the work is a plus. some of my friends are no longer able to do any of it.
     
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  9. bobkatrods
    Joined: Sep 22, 2008
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    bobkatrods
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    from aledo tx

    Probably if you are 40 now
     
  10. 4tford
    Joined: Aug 27, 2005
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    It's like hitting a wall, stops you in your tracks. Brain willing to do the job but body saying NFW! The under car work for me now at 75 I get my son to do/help with. I thought about getting rid of it all but driving them is still good and let's face it tinkering on them still is a good thing even though we need a little help now and then.
     

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