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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bobg1951chevy, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. lstwsh
    Joined: Jun 4, 2008
    Posts: 440

    from Dayton,Oh

    Glad I am one of the young ones at 61. I hope I do some traveling when I retire at 66.
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  2. R A Wrench
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 425

    R A Wrench
    from Denver, Co

    70 soon and still have a bunch of projects waitin in the garages.
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  3. I thought I was the oldest here, at 74, but, thus far, a50Merc and TurboT are beyond me.
    Have to say though, with all that life throws our way ..... and my way, in particular, I'm damn happy to be here, writing to you guys.
    My mind still thinks like a kid, a prank is always just a few thoughts away. ;)
  4. BadgeZ28
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
    Posts: 999

    from Oregon

    71. Just finished putting in four hours laying on the ground working on a car.
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  5. aaggie
    Joined: Nov 21, 2009
    Posts: 2,528


    72 and still making fairly long term plans.
  6. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
    Posts: 3,306

    from Colorado

    75 last March
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  7. cheap-n-dirty
    Joined: Jan 28, 2002
    Posts: 662


  8. Hot Rod Jerry
    Joined: Oct 23, 2011
    Posts: 205

    Hot Rod Jerry

    I will turn 73 next week. I still drive my fenderless Model A hotrod everywhere. Still take in the local shows in the city parks of our small town shows. By local I mean 100 mile drives just to get there. Couple of weeks ago we went 600 miles on Rt 66. No A/C or heater. A NamVet, Attended too many funerals and survived open heart surgery.
  9. QUOTE="oldschool66, post: 11725516, member: 61306"]Just got an invitation to my 50th H.S. reunion. A good chance to see people I haven't seen in 5 decades and have nothing in common with , think I'll pass on that and spend the day with my wife of 47 years and the Grand Kids. I'm 68 years old.[/QUOTE]

    I had the same thoughts, as you, oldschool66.
    I didn't have anything in common with my classmates, anymore.
    But, after getting some convincing / pushing, my wife and I went to my 55th reunion last year.
    I had the time of my life.
    Funny thing, all the "ego attitudes" were now gone, folks were just nice folks.
    I was reunited with a buddy, Norm, who I hadn't seen in so many years.
    Norm was always a gearhead, became a Used Car dealer for many years, so our conversation, so many years later, picked right back up, as if we didn't have that gap of years in between.
    Norm looked frail , I thought, but we had fun chatting about our high school cars, etc.
    Norm passed away from cancer, about a week after our class reunion.
    Norm's wife said getting to the reunion was his main objective, for he knew his time was limited.
    I was so thankful that I went to that reunion, so thankful I got to see Norm, one more time.
    Rethink your plans, oldschool66, so glad I did !
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2016
  10. 65 and happy to be alive. And no I'm not the original owner of my 1940 Ford!:rolleyes:
  11. The road to maturity is loonggg. I'm 71, been traveling the road for a while. Ran off the road and into the ditch a couple of times, but still mobile (and hope to be for a while yet).
  12. EZ Cool
    Joined: Nov 17, 2011
    Posts: 260

    EZ Cool
    Alliance Vendor

    Mature is a state of mind. 64 here and still have a way to go.
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  13. Me too!
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  14. 60 Special
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 59

    60 Special
    from Omaha Ne.

    65.5 on Medicare and a pension
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  15. Sting Ray
    Joined: Mar 24, 2012
    Posts: 912

    Sting Ray

    A very immature 66.
  16. miker98038
    Joined: Jan 24, 2011
    Posts: 409


  17. trollst
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 1,514


    61, retired six years now, serious heart attack last month just about killed me, but I'm getting revenge, gonna build a drag car and try my best to die in it. Hope it takes twenty years and a lot of passes.
  18. Greetings Everyone......83 next Wednesday..S.S for past 20 years
  19. Seeing these ages pop up, it's no wonder there is such a wealth of knowledge here on H.A.M.B. :)
  20. You hang in there!
    I'd like to read where you took the trophy for the "Top Wattage" class in the 2040 U.S. ELECTRIC NATIONALS ! :D
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  21. J & D
    Joined: Aug 23, 2007
    Posts: 62

    J & D

  22. ken bogren
    Joined: Jul 6, 2010
    Posts: 574

    ken bogren

    Joined: Dec 27, 2009
    Posts: 1,231


    I refuse to Grow Up.
    I'll remain immature until the day I Die.

  24. I marked off the years steadily until I into my 13th year time in grade as an old galoot...73 last March. Maturity is highly over rated!
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  25. 48stude
    Joined: Jul 31, 2004
    Posts: 1,019


    I was 65 last January . Retired 1/1/16 and I've been in the garage pretty near every day since, trying to build my roadster. Bill
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  26. saltracer219
    Joined: Sep 23, 2006
    Posts: 639


    66, semi retired. my main goal besides finishing my projects is to outlive my dad, he will be 96 in Jan.
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  27. HarryT
    Joined: Nov 7, 2006
    Posts: 517


    74 tomorrow. Spent the day today making motor mounts for a new roadster project.
  28. wutnxt
    Joined: Aug 2, 2009
    Posts: 318


    70 and itching to get another project going. S.S. and State of Oregon pension. Walk 2 miles every day just to keep things from freezin' up
  29. hotrawd
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
    Posts: 193

    from lima,ohio

    I've been 18 for 50 years !

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