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08-27-2016, 10:39 AM   #28801
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Argus, my English teacher used to recite : "Into the valley of death rode the brave 500".
Brave maybe, but I've always thought there are more fitting adjectives for them. Well, at least for Lord Cardigan

08-27-2016, 10:43 AM   #28802
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Some days I feel as old and worn out as you.
I don't think anyone but Jim could possibly feel as old and worn out as he is and still be alive to complain about it.
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Since it's Saturday night an'all (at least it is here), remember the rules:

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I don't think anyone but Jim could possibly feel as old and worn out as he is and still be alive to complain about it.


Avascular necrosis.


Degenerative disc disease.


Bunions and dislocated second toe (both feet).


Osteo arthritis in my hands, wrists, and knees.


I don't complain though, because it doesn't make it any better, and no one really cares.


Besides, if it doesn't kill me, it can only make me stronger.




And, to maintain a positive outlook, my elbows, ankles and shoulders are still in great shape.

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Avascular necrosis.


Degenerative disc disease.


Bunions and dislocated second toe (both feet).


Osteo arthritis in my hands, wrists, and knees.
Wow! I guess I was wrong.
08-27-2016, 11:40 AM   #28806
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Guess I'm way behind the times.
I was browsing deals of the day on Amazon and ran across something I had never seen before, barefoot sandals.
Still trying to figure out if they're stupid or genius.

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Guess I'm way behind the times.
I was browsing deals of the day on Amazon and ran across something I had never seen before, barefoot sandals.
Still trying to figure out if they're stupid or genius.
Depends on whether they're sending the profits into your bank account

Jim
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Since it's Saturday night an'all (at least it is here), remember the rules:
"anal" ...





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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Avascular necrosis.


Degenerative disc disease.


Bunions and dislocated second toe (both feet).


Osteo arthritis in my hands, wrists, and knees.


I don't complain though, because it doesn't make it any better, and no one really cares.


Besides, if it doesn't kill me, it can only make me stronger.




And, to maintain a positive outlook, my elbows, ankles and shoulders are still in great shape.
Crikey.

But yeah, a positive outlook is the only way through. If you choose the other path, the "if it doesn't kill you it can only make you more miserable", well, then you'll definitely end up being miserable. Or dead. I don't like any of those options.

My daily exercise is to think through things that could've been worse than they are. And most things could've been worse. The conclusion I can draw is usually: I'm a lucky SOB, so stop complaining!
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"anal" ...



Ah, excuse my French...
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Ah, excuse my French.
08-27-2016, 04:01 PM - 2 Likes   #28812
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Hug mom for us Rupert!
Appreciate that!...and I did!

Just got in, it was wonderful beyond my expectations! My niece did an outstanding job of putting it all together, it was picture perfect! My Mom was totally and completely taken by surprise......She thought my sisters were taking her to meet us at a restaurant for her birthday dinner...when she walked it to the big Church lobby and all those people were there to greet her it was a complete surprise.

Some photos later.....

Regards...It was a great day for my Mom and everyone else too!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Avascular necrosis.


Degenerative disc disease.


Bunions and dislocated second toe (both feet).


Osteo arthritis in my hands, wrists, and knees.


I don't complain though, because it doesn't make it any better, and no one really cares.


Besides, if it doesn't kill me, it can only make me stronger.




And, to maintain a positive outlook, my elbows, ankles and shoulders are still in great shape.
Thanks Racer......I just started to feel a ton better. Heck, I'm in petty great shape after all!

Working on a few shots from today...this was one of the best days of my life and no doubt for my Mom! It was pure perfection.

My niece put together a 30 minute slide show with music from each decade that chronicled my Mom's life in photos from the past...it was simply amazing and playing on two big screens for all to view. Many shots I had never seen from old family albums.
An amazing tribute to her life and family/friends.

Before I post any shots from today.....I'll share a few old ones from the slide show...out of the hundreds of shots there, these were some relevant to me personally....

My Mom wasn't always 90...
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Neither was old Rupert...
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I had more hair...and Mrs Rupert was ...maybe 12?
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Mrs Rupert was always gorgeous!
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A few shots from today tomorrow.....which reminds me....I realized today how important all the photos we take of loved ones really are...take all you can, some day they will be cherished treasures for you and your family. All those memories come streaming back....and they are wonderful!

Regards!
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I realized today how important all the photos we take of loved ones really are
I worked with a lady once who refused to have her photo taken.
I berated her several times over a number of years and told her to think of her kids.
I'm not sure that any of it got through to her though.
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And I went some place called Australia
It's a good place isn't it?
You ought to apply to immigrate.
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