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Old 07-09-2012, 06:07 PM   #1
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70, July 12th-Too Old?

2 yrs. ago my wife said that soon I will be too old to drive the big
74 Merc. ( 19 ft. long) to the car shows. What did I do next?

I came home with a 31 ft. motor home. Hope I have a few more
years to drive both of them.

PS: Chevron oil loves me. I get 8 mpg on the MH and 14 mpg on
the Merc.

Just my thoughts
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:13 PM   #2
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Good for you, Fred!
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:21 PM   #3
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2 yrs. ago my wife said that soon I will be too old to drive the big
74 Merc. ( 19 ft. long) to the car shows. What did I do next?

I came home with a 31 ft. motor home. Hope I have a few more
years to drive both of them.

PS: Chevron oil loves me. I get 8 mpg on the MH and 14 mpg on
the Merc.

Just my thoughts
You go Fred.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:30 PM   #4
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You'll know when you not capable of driving. You may not want to, and you may not quit. But you'll still know..
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:34 PM   #5
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too old for what ???
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:46 PM   #6
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Iv'e seen alot of them that are too young to be driving anything! Go for it!!
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:49 PM   #7
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when does old age start? If known, please advise as I will not turn to that month or year.
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Some will know, and some won't. Some will know and , still won't quit. As long as your able and you feel able and safe for yourself and others, you go and enjoy.
Congrats on your purchase Fred
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:07 PM   #9
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I hope I die a peaceful death in my sleep at the ripe old age of 104, like dad did.... Not terrified and screaming like the rest of the folks that were with him in his '74 Merc.

Seriously... If you're safe, you can drive till the cows come home. There's no magic age that's too old. My mom is 88, delivers meals on wheels to people 20 years her junior in her old Buick. Still sharp as a tack, and I'll ride with her anywhere. You go Fred.
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My Uncle turns 89 in the 19th of this month and he tows a triple axel 5er with no signs of slowing down...good for him!
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:45 PM   #12
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Fred.. You are as old as you are.. And odds are that is not the age you get by subtracting today's date from your date of birth.

I know folks 10-15 years my junior who are "Older" than I am when it comes to getting things done.

I know folks 10-15 years my senior who are younger. ... But not all that many of them.

Heck, I know people half my 61 years who are "older" than I am.

(my last heart study.. Excelent, (100%) one phone call I got when I answered 9-1-1 calls "It can't be my heart, I'm only 27" guess what, it was. Textbook symptoms, I should knwo, I had the textbook in front of me.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:58 PM   #13
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I have a friend that is 85, still driving a 40'er around. I hope I'm in as good of shape when I'm his age.
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A neighbor gentleman is 102 this month and he still drives his Subaru into town to do his grocery shopping. He isn't walking 4 miles a day like he did three years ago, but he could out-run me, and I hadn't turned 70 back then.

He's using a walker now and has slowed considerably, but he IS 102!!
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