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    You Know You're Getting Old When…

    A thread in the Neanderthal Haven made me think of posting this.

    You know you're getting old when…

    You can't remember why you have your teeth in.

    You feel like taking a nap after putting your socks on.

    You record your favorite programs on TV to watch again later because you are likely to fall asleep while watching them the first time.

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    When you go to a car show and the "classics" were brand new when you were in high school.

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    Publicity photos of performers younger than you are of old people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa Starr View Post
    When you go to a car show and the "classics" were brand new when you were in high school.
    back in my youth I bought a '67 Dodge Coronet R/T for $600, a '70 Dodge Coronet R/T for $1700, a '56 Ford F-100 for $1500, and a '70 Mustang Mach I for $1500...
    In reasonably good condition that $5300 worth of vehicles are now worth nearly a 1/4 Million. I've seen versions of each with asking prices over $100k...

    --wasn't there a 'what would you tell your 18 year old self NOW' thread not long ago?
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    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    - Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

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    My father (I think) told me to buy a new car and put it in protected storage.. When I would be ready to retire, the car would make it possible...
    If I had a 1964 anything car with basically 0 miles, it would be valuable now !!! Especially if it turned out to be a classic !!!

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    You start paying attention to expiration dates, almost as if you’ve suddenly got one.

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    When you realize 1 of your lifetimes takes you back to before the start of WWII, 2 is before the Civil War and 3 is the Revolution.

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    The movie Indiana Jones is 40 yrs old, Star Wars is 44.

    You remember using a slide rule in high school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Aumiller View Post
    My father (I think) told me to buy a new car and put it in protected storage.. When I would be ready to retire, the car would make it possible...
    If I had a 1964 anything car with basically 0 miles, it would be valuable now !!! Especially if it turned out to be a classic !!!
    A 1964 Mustang or Corvette would be nice.

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    Sorry folks, but putting a car away for 40 years will only guarantee that it’ll be junk when you go to sell it.
    That Plymouth that was buried in Arizona in 1957 (if memory serves) was a brand new, time capsuled rotted out piece of junk.
    Most cars need to be maintained and run to be viable.
    Better off buying stock in the company.
    Now me, I know I’m getting old because as I try and raise our 105th child (foster), while the wife and I are in our 70s, I keep on saying “I could never have spoken that way to an adult, more and more”.
    Young enough to remember doing it;
    Old enough to wish I could do it again.

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    Suspenders, hearing aids and comb-overs.
    NOW you tell me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole Anderson View Post
    Suspenders, hearing aids and comb-overs.
    I remember high school, too.

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    Lisa those are the only car shows I want to go to.

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    Can you remember when you could tell who made a car coming down the road without having to see the name on the hood or side?

    Do they all seem alike now?

    Cars Then and Now.jpg

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