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    Ageing the sadness?:

    Ageing the sadness:
    Some years back I was visiting my now deceased mother in an old folk’s home in Canada after she had her first stroke.
    Went out for a smoke in the rather pretty gardens. Sat on a bench next to a guy who looked of a similar age to me also having a smoke. Turned out that he was mid seventies (me 65+) Got chatting...Apparently sold his construction company after his wife died and booked himself into the home. He asked what I did...Told him I was retired and had 40+yo Thai wife and running a rubber farm in Thailand...Seemed to depress him poor soul..Gave him the rest of my pack of LMs….
    One wonders? Once one reaches three score and ten is life worth living without love,family and a soul mate. Don't know what I would do if I lost my dear wife for any reason…….

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    Life goes on mate.

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    Someday you'll have to change that nick to Decrepitas...

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    Age isn't how old you are but how old you feel

    Or put another way. "You are only as old as the woman you feel!"

    Old age does not begin until 74
    Old age does not begin until 74, researchers suggest in a new report which looks at the real impact of an ageing population

    So I'm still young!
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    Change is inevitable...

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    dementia can be a blessing...

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    ^ I've often thought the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    dementia can be a blessing...
    Never.

    It is a tortuous burden on the family and the sufferer. It is a heart rendering condition that causes untold anguish.

    The demented are often confused, violent and despairing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    dementia can be a blessing...
    You can have my share as I don't want it. My brain is the only fully functioning part of me. Without it I would have to pretend I was American or Australian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg
    Never.

    It is a tortuous burden on the family and the sufferer. It is a heart rendering condition that causes untold anguish.

    The demented are often confused, violent and despairing.
    Well said, and the periods between dementia can be just as upsetting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crepitas View Post
    Ageing the sadness:
    Some years back I was visiting my now deceased mother in an old folk’s home in Canada after she had her first stroke.
    Went out for a smoke in the rather pretty gardens. Sat on a bench next to a guy who looked of a similar age to me also having a smoke. Turned out that he was mid seventies (me 65+) Got chatting...Apparently sold his construction company after his wife died and booked himself into the home. He asked what I did...Told him I was retired and had 40+yo Thai wife and running a rubber farm in Thailand...Seemed to depress him poor soul..Gave him the rest of my pack of LMs….
    One wonders? Once one reaches three score and ten is life worth living without love,family and a soul mate. Don't know what I would do if I lost my dear wife for any reason…….
    If you're feeling shit about being 70+ and have a few quid in the back, get down to Pattaya and shag, slurp and sniff yourself to death. Bollox to festering in a nursing home if there's nobody else around to look after you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crepitas
    Don't know what I would do if I lost my dear wife for any reason…….
    I was just gonna write something very similar to this....

    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah
    If you're feeling shit about being 70+ and have a few quid in the back, get down to Pattaya and shag, slurp and sniff yourself to death

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    Quote Originally Posted by crepitas
    Once one reaches three score and ten is life worth living without love,family and a soul mate.
    No but opinions differ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crepitas
    One wonders? Once one reaches three score and ten is life worth living without love,family and a soul mate. Don't know what I would do if I lost my dear wife for any reason…….
    Going it alone in advanced years would be horrible. I hope you've quit smoking by now.

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    [QUOTE=Dillinger;3264407]
    Quote Originally Posted by crepitas

    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah
    If you're feeling shit about being 70+ and have a few quid in the back, get down to Pattaya and shag, slurp and sniff yourself to death
    I'd give you a green back, but I save all my repo for stroller and thaimeme so I'm out of ammo. Have a Calvin instead and think of me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by crepitas View Post
    Ageing the sadness:
    Some years back I was visiting my now deceased mother in an old folk’s home in Canada after she had her first stroke.
    Went out for a smoke in the rather pretty gardens. Sat on a bench next to a guy who looked of a similar age to me also having a smoke. Turned out that he was mid seventies (me 65+) Got chatting...Apparently sold his construction company after his wife died and booked himself into the home. He asked what I did...Told him I was retired and had 40+yo Thai wife and running a rubber farm in Thailand...Seemed to depress him poor soul..Gave him the rest of my pack of LMs….
    One wonders? Once one reaches three score and ten is life worth living without love,family and a soul mate. Don't know what I would do if I lost my dear wife for any reason…….
    If you're feeling shit about being 70+ and have a few quid in the back, get down to Pattaya and shag, slurp and sniff yourself to death. Bollox to festering in a nursing home if there's nobody else around to look after you.
    I wouldn't go to that dump but doing that in Bangkok would be good. Aim for 300 women in 6 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allotafargina
    I wouldn't go to that dump but doing that in Bangkok would be good. Aim for 300 women in 6 months.
    Pretty sure there are better uses for your remaining time. Whatever floats your boat eh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Allotafargina
    I wouldn't go to that dump but doing that in Bangkok would be good. Aim for 300 women in 6 months.
    Pretty sure there are better uses for your remaining time. Whatever floats your boat eh.
    Like what?

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