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Re: So, here it is...

Hi Jim,

I can kinda relate.  My dad died when he was 48; at the time I was 23 and on
my way to Vietnam.  I was certain that no matter what happened there was no
way in hell I'd ever make it past 48.

Well, to make a long story not quite as long, I recently celebarted number
63, and right now have no intention of checking out in the near future.  I
will admit that the couple of years after 48 I felt often as though I had
one foot in the grave and the other on a bannana peel.

Give it a little time, and I think you'll get over it.  Besides you're too
damned onery to check out soon.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: "Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, November 13, 2004 1:28 PM
Subject: [CHAT] So, here it is...

> Doomsday.
> Betcha weren't expecting that!
> The occasion is, today I officially reached age 72 years. For some
> reason at age 10 or 12, I became convinced that I would live to age 72.
> Now, when I was 10 or 12, life expectancy was something like age 68. So
> 72 seemed like a derring-do. Progress; Roosevelt was president and all
> things were possible. But, for reasons I can't explain, age 72 has now
> become some sort of end game in my mind. I have the distinct feeling
> that it's all borrowed time from here on out.
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Zone 10a
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
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