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The Best Time of Life?

 
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iwarburton



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:31 pm    Post subject: The Best Time of Life? Reply with quote

A recent re-hearing of Maurice Chevalier's I'm Glad I'm Not Young Any More led me to wonder what the best age/time of life is.

For me it would take a lot to beat my present age of coming up 60. My wife and grown-up family look after me well and the grandchildren have now started to appear. My mortgage is paid off, nobody could now make me join the Army and all that teen/early 20 angst is well behind me. But I'm in tolerably good health, can start to look forward to at least a distant prospect of retirement (can hardly wait!) and, by the law of averages, can at least hope to be around for a good while yet.

What do you reckon is the best age to be?

Ian.
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Mark Mayhew



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a great post.

I would say age 21-I have great memories of this age.
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tarahrah bomdiay



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definately not school that's for sure Very Happy

My best time would probably be around 1992, it was when I met my other half.
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RockitRon



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in a similar position to you, Ian, although, having married relatively late, my son is still at home and showing little sign of wanting to settle and put his own roots down.

On balance, although recent family bereavements, and the unexpected death of a couple of friends/ex work colleagues of my age, have given me occasional intimations of mortality, I think I'm content where I am. Little stress, happily married, no debt and good health.
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iwarburton



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That says it all, RockitRon.

By the way, I wasn't at all unhappy at school, taken as a whole, but I'd never say that schooldays were the happiest of my life.

Ian.
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Behind Geddon's Wall



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would like to echo the remarks of the previous posters.

I too am at a stage where I don't have to prove anything, my wife and I take each day as it comes, and if we make it through incident and pain free, it's a bonus. The kids and Grand kids come and go as they please, and I'm content with life.
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You simply mustn't blame yourself -- the days were perfect
And so were exactly what I was born to spoil
For I am the Rider to the World's End
Bound across the cinder causeway
From the furnace to the quarry
Through the fields of oil
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