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Re: encroaching maturity

You're still a vision woman - please. Do be serious. I'm aging albeit
gracefully but I feel no differently than I ever did. AAnd that's what
matters IMHO.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Jesse Bell" <jesserenebell@hotmail.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 11 Feb 2004 15:51:48 -0600

>Yeh..I was the later bloomer....it hit me around 35...like my eyes opened 
>for the first time and I really saw things they way they WERE, not what I 
>thought they were.  And I will forever picture myself at the ages between 35 
>and 40....I'm with you Jim, I look at the fine lines and gray hair starting 
>to come in and think, "hmm, funny.  I don't FEEL older inside?"  I mean, I 
>still sit outside and blow bubbles with my kids...doodle on paper...blow 
>bubbles with my gum.
>But Zem sent me this the other day...and I have to say "RIGHT ON!"
>"Life is not a journey to the grave
>with the intention of arriving safely
>in a pretty and well preserved body,
>but rather to skid in broadside,
>throroughly used up, totally worn out,
>and loudly proclaiming...
>WOW - what a ride!"
>Jesse Rene' Bell
>Claremore, OK
>Zone 6
>>From: james singer <jsinger@igc.org>
>>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Happy Birthday! -- Parenthood
>>Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 16:40:25 -0500
>>Interesting. Turning 30 was a watershed event for me, too. I've heard,  
>>however, that 40 is how you will think of yourself for the rest of your  
>>life. And I guess I believe that--it's always disconcerting to see  myself 
>>in the mirror these days. Takes a moment before I realize it's  me.
>>On Wednesday, February 11, 2004, at 07:07 AM, Melody wrote:
>>>The day I turned 30 was one of the greatest days of my life...I finally
>>>got to be the age I'd felt since I was a very young girl...like my body
>>>finally caught up with "me inside". It was a truly satisfying day!
>>>Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>>>"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
>>>--Albert Einstein
>>>  --- On Tue 02/10, Pamela J. Evans < gardenqueen@gbronline.com > wrote:
>>>From: Pamela J. Evans [mailto: gardenqueen@gbronline.com]
>>>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>>Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 11:50:39 -0600
>>>Subject: RE: [CHAT] Happy Birthday! -- Parenthood
>>>Mine too. But I get to be as goofy as I want now (can't you tell?) to
>>>make up for it, so that's cool.<br>I'm glad my folks raised us to be so
>>>independent. Even if people do have<br>a tendency to tell me I must  have
>>>been 30 when I was born.<br><br><br>LOL<br><br><br>---------- Original
>>>Message ----------------------------------<br>From: "Donna "
>>><justme@prairieinet.net><br>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>Date: Tue,
>>>10 Feb 2004 06:12:15 -0600<br><br>>Got to agree Eva... my dad was also
>>>very something.... besides the work<br>>aspect, he also taught me to be
>>>street and business wise. I remember<br>>times when very young (like 8)
>>>and if I didn't have his permission in<br>>writing to go somewhere...
>>>didn't happen, even tho he said I could go.<br>>By 12 I could drive a
>>>car and change the oil, tune-ups and normal<br>>maintenance. What he
>>>taught me was to be a great business person, common<br>>sense, think
>>>logically and be totally independent. In some ways it is<br>>great, but
>>>can't say that I enjoyed childhood like most kids..... never<br>>had  the
>>>chance to be a goofy kid. So you can take it too
>>>far....<br>><br>>Donna<br>><br>>> <br>>> BTW, putting them to work is
>>>the BEST thing you can do for them.<br>>Soon<br>>> they'll be thanking
>>>you for the important lessons you are
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>>Southwest Florida
>>Zone 10
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