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    @ Johan
    "I have read the Torah, the New Testament, and the Qur'an many times over and the overarching impression I get is that while the New Testament presents a kind, loving God, both the Torah and Qur'an present a very, very different God- to the point where I think they're describing a different God altogether. Inasmuch as that may be, I don't believe in the divinity of Jesus for one minute so that pretty much puts me outside the bounds of any brand of Christianity."

    Did you just read them without praying about it? Looks like you did not practice faith.

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    Well, according to Wikipedia I should be dead for a while.
    I'm 83, full of life and full of dreams. 4 generations are around me, that keeps me going.
    I go to bed around 11 and get up around 7. Have some light breakfast. Within an hour, the toilet is calling me, that is of utmost importance. Get rid of whatever I ate the day before, don't collect in your body.
    I do not eat industrialized food, now and then I might have some fast food if my wife of 79 decides not to cook. I keep going all day tending a garden full of vegetables and fruit. I hop on my tractor and do some grading here and there. I moved last year to another house in another State in the Countryside, have about 4 acres to take care of. I just finished building a gazebo.
    I'm 5.10 and weigh 115Lbs. I try to gain some weight for years, my doctor says stay the way you are. All my medical test results are within range and I don't take any drugs or supplements.
    So whats wrong with me? My eyesight is controlled with glasses, my weak hearing is fixed with hearing aids, I only wear them in public. My upper teeth fell out one by one past 80, I wear snap/fixed dentures that are perfect, I don't even notice that they are there. I have some back pains in the morning when I get up, they disappear after I start moving. Do I forget where my keys are? Of course, no big deal.
    I set my next goal to 85.
    I believe we are what we eat. I also believe in GOD that gives me hope..........
    Hang in there..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by schwab View Post

    Did you just read them without praying about it? Looks like you did not practice faith.
    "If you don't get it, you must be doing it wrong"? Really?

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    Got this in an email today from an old friend.............

    Someone asked the other day, 'What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?'

    'We didn't have fast food when I was growing up, I informed him.

    'All the food was slow.'??


    'C'mon, seriously. Where did you eat?'

    'It was a place called 'at Home,'' I explained.


    'Mom cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, and if I didn't like what she put on my plate I was allowed to sit there until I did like it.'


    By this time, the kid was laughing so hard I was afraid he was going to suffer serious internal damage, so I didn't tell him the part about how I had to have permission to leave the table.


    But here are some other things I would have told him about my childhood if I figured his system could have handled it :


    Some parents NEVER owned their own house, never wore Levis, never set foot on a golf course, never traveled out of the country or had a credit card.



    In their later years they had something called a revolving charge card. The card was good only at??
    Sears Roebuck. Or maybe it was Sears & Roebuck.
    Either way, there is no Roebuck anymore.??
    Maybe he died.


    My parents never drove me to soccer practice. This was mostly because we never had heard of soccer.


    I had a bicycle that weighed probably 50 pounds, and only had one speed, (slow)


    We didn't have a television in our house until I was 11.


    It was, of course, black and white, and the station went off the air at midnight, after playing the national anthem and a poem about God; it came back on the air at about 6 a.m. And there was usually a locally produced news and farm show on, featuring local people.



    I was 19 before I tasted my first pizza, it was called 'pizza pie.' When I bit into it, I burned the roof of my mouth and the cheese slid off, swung down, plastered itself against my chin and burned that, too. It's still the best pizza I ever had.



    I never had a telephone in my room. The only phone in the house was in the living room and it was on a party line. Before you could dial, you had to listen and make sure some people you didn't know weren't already using the line.



    Pizzas were not delivered to our home.?? But milk was.



    All newspapers were delivered by boys and all boys delivered newspapers
    --my brother delivered a newspaper, six days a week. It cost 7 cents a paper, of which he got to keep 2 cents.?? He had to get up at 6 AM every morning.



    On Saturday, he had to collect the 42 cents from his customers. His favorite customers were the ones who gave him 50 cents and told him to keep the change. His least favorite customers were the ones who seemed to never be home on collection day.



    Movie stars kissed with their mouths shut. At least, they did in the movies. There were no movie ratings because all movies were responsibly produced for everyone to enjoy viewing, without profanity or violence or most anything offensive.



    If you grew up in a generation before there was fast food, you may want to share some of these memories with your children or grandchildren.



    Just don't blame me if they bust out laughing.



    Growing up isn't what it used to be, is it?



    MEMORIES from a friend :



    My Dad is cleaning out my grandmother's house (she died in December) and he brought me an old Royal Crown Cola bottle. In the bottle top was a stopper with a bunch of holes in it. I knew immediately what it was, but my daughter had no idea. She thought they had tried to make it a salt shaker or something. I knew it as the bottle that sat on the end of the ironing board to 'sprinkle' clothes with because we didn't have steam irons. Man, I am old.



    How many do you remember?



    Head lights dimmer switches on the floor.



    Ignition switches on the dashboard.



    Heaters mounted on the inside of the fire wall.


    Real ice boxes.



    Pant leg clips for bicycles without chain guards.



    Soldering irons you heat on a gas burner.


    Using hand signals for cars without turn signals.



    Older Than Dirt Quiz :



    Count all the ones that you remember not the ones you were told about. Ratings at the bottom.



    1. Blackjack chewing gum
    2. Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water??

    3. Candy cigarettes
    4. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles
    5. Coffee shops or diners with table side jukeboxes??
    6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
    7. Party lines on the telephone
    8 Newsreels before the movie
    9. P.F. Flyers
    10. Butch wax
    11. TV test patterns that came on at night after the last show and were there until TV shows started again in the morning. (there were only 3 channels...[if you were fortunate)

    12. Peashooters
    13. Howdy Doody

    14. 45 RPM records
    15.S&H green stamps
    16. Hi-fi's
    17. Metal ice trays with lever
    18. Mimeograph paper
    19. Blue flashbulb
    20. Packards
    21. Roller skate keys
    22.
    Cork??popguns??
    23. Drive-ins
    24. Studebakers
    25. Wash tub wringers



    If you remembered 0-5 = You're still young
    If you remembered 6-10 = You are getting older??

    If you remembered 11-15 = Don't tell your age,
    If you remembered 16-25 = You'r older than dirt!



    I might be older than dirt but those memories are some of the best parts of my life.



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    Aging sucks to say the least. Thinking like you're still 30 and trying to perform tasks like you were doesn't usually work out too well when you're pushing 60.

    I still look at the pretty girls and flirt with them, but know that's not going anywhere. The women my age remind me of just how old I must look to the pretty girls I flirt with.

    Women my age who spent a lot of time in the sun when they were in their 20's and 30's look awful now. Like prunes. Then I hear one every now and then hacking, coughing, and wheezing like they're on their last breath thinking "go ahead and have another cigarette and a shot of Jack".

    I guess men age better than women , I don't know. Not all women age like that though. If they have taken care of themselves over the decades they can remain preserved pretty well. What I like is seeing a woman my age and thinking she's 10-15 years younger.

    I've been told I look "distinguished" and "handsome" and I didn't hear this when I was younger. Do men get better looking in their 50's and 60's??? They just look like old men to me and I'm fast becoming one. I'm actually there.
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    I am there too, probably 20 years ahead of you. Don't worry about it.
    In spring this year I planted some mature apple trees. Some folks could not understand why I spend so much money. My answer was simple "I don't have time to wait to get apples in future years". It paid off, I now have apples.
    Nothing has slowed me down yet.

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    Aging sucks to say the least. Thinking like you're still 30 and trying to perform tasks like you were doesn't usually work out too well when you're pushing 60.

    I still look at the pretty girls and flirt with them, but know that's not going anywhere. The women my age remind me of just how old I must look to the pretty girls I flirt with.

    Women my age who spent a lot of time in the sun when they were in their 20's and 30's look awful now. Like prunes. Then I hear one every now and then hacking, coughing, and wheezing like they're on their last breath thinking "go ahead and have another cigarette and a shot of Jack".

    I guess men age better than women , I don't know. Not all women age like that though. If they have taken care of themselves over the decades they can remain preserved pretty well. What I like is seeing a woman my age and thinking she's 10-15 years younger.

    I've been told I look "distinguished" and "handsome" and I didn't hear this when I was younger. Do men get better looking in their 50's and 60's??? They just look like old men to me and I'm fast becoming one. I'm actually there.
    Herr Rentz, you're a man after my own heart and a connoisseur of fine beers and women

    I have this image of us sitting in a quiet corner of the Ketterer Brauerei in Pforzheim, sampling the local lagers and discussing National Socialism as young, large-breasted waitresses serve us all evening

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    Yes, I wish like hell we could do that. Really.

    If I take up all of these rogue loan companies up on their offers of loaning me $2000 to $10,000 dollars that I get in the post four a week I might just escape to Europe with their money.
    American by birth, made of parts from Emmingen, Baden-Württemberg.

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    I don't get those offers anymore.
    I get sweet letters on cremation deals.

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    What terrifies me more than anything is living to be really old. I'd much rather die at a younger age. 75 tops and preferably even younger than that. This world is way too messed up to be living in for a very long time. That is just the way I feel although many will probably disagree.

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