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  • margaretclare
    margaretclare Posts: 10,789 Forumite
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    " its all down hill now dad"

    But it need not be! 'The best is yet to come...'

    I fell in love all over again aged 62, widowed, redundant, struggling to earn a living. Life does NOT stop at 50 or at any other age.
    [FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Æ[/FONT]r ic wisdom funde, [FONT=Times New Roman, serif]æ[/FONT]r wear[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]ð[/FONT] ic eald.
    Before I found wisdom, I became old.
  • lilac_lady
    lilac_lady Posts: 4,469 Forumite
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    The alternative to aging is worse than aging!
    " The greatest wealth is to live content with little."

    Plato


  • moneypenny2k
    moneypenny2k Posts: 1,121 Forumite
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    I suggest you start telling everyone you're forty ten, if nothing else it will make you giggle

    Oh yes, I'm an antique teenager too ;)
  • zaksmum
    zaksmum Posts: 5,529 Forumite
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    The strange thing about heading for the big 50 is that it's only about a month or so before you're very suddenly heading for the big 60. I mean, surely ten years can't possibly have gone by THAT fast...???
  • Gers
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    Have a read of 'Warning' by Jenny Joseph (change the gender if necessary!)

    http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/warning/

    I used to have this pinned up in my office until I left the place. Cheers me up every time I read it.
  • January20
    January20 Posts: 3,769 Forumite
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    Gers wrote: »
    Have a read of 'Warning' by Jenny Joseph (change the gender if necessary!)

    http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/warning/

    I used to have this pinned up in my office until I left the place. Cheers me up every time I read it.

    Great poem, but the way the NHS police is watching us, when I'm old , there'll be no drinking brandy or eating butter allowed! As for growing fat.... :rotfl::rotfl:
    LBM: August 2006 £12,568.49 - DFD 22nd March 2012
    "The road to DF is long and bumpy" GreenSaints
  • Mojisola
    Mojisola Posts: 35,559 Forumite
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    Gers wrote: »
    Have a read of 'Warning' by Jenny Joseph (change the gender if necessary!)

    http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/warning/

    I used to have this pinned up in my office until I left the place. Cheers me up every time I read it.

    And your wife could join the RedHatters - http://britishredhatters2.weebly.com/
  • Steve_Warwickshire
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    Well, I have my kids wondering, I have just brought loads of new jeans, cargo trousers,T shirts & other tops, new trainers, in short, a new wardrobe.

    I catch them looking & scratching their heads, what fun!!.
    I am now at the age where i can be a pain to my kids & not the other way around.
    :-)
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  • luxor4t
    luxor4t Posts: 11,125 Forumite
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    So, you're 50...there are no 'benefits' as 50 is not old anymore: you've got 20 years before state pension age ;)
    I can cook and sew, make flowers grow.
  • John_Pierpoint
    John_Pierpoint Posts: 8,391 Forumite
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    National Express coaches used to have a 50+ card but there has been a bit of inflation and now it it 60+.

    http://www.nationalexpress.com/coach/offers/senior-coachcards.aspx

    You could try “over 50s experts” Staysure, or Saga,

    By the time the original poster gets there it will be 70+
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