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The Day I Knew I Wasn't a Kid

Old 01-06-2018, 02:05 PM
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So, first off at 38 I know I'm not old by any stretch. But this week a friend from high school and junior college died of "natural causes". He didn't know he was diabetic. He is the first person I know of that didn't die from "unnatural causes" i.e. drug overdose, car wreck.

Also somebody posted a video of songs that turn 20 years old and they are songs that I still think of as being relatively new. In that they came out after I was out of high school. Then I went to watch my nephew play basketball. Two people that I graduated with had kids playing ball too. A guy that I played football with is a president of a bank.

When people you grew up with have "adult" jobs, have children that are getting ready to graduate, and are actually dying from things that don't generally happen to young people you are not a young man anymore.

Even though I have kids and have been called sir by guys that work for me I didn't think of me as old, or even much of an adult. But this week I have come to the conclusion that I'm almost "old".

So when did you know you weren't a kid? When was the revelation?
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Old 01-06-2018, 02:07 PM
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When the cops said, "No more vacations at juvie for you... now the judge gets to try you as an adult!"
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I first felt really old when we started hiring newly minted college graduates that were born after I got out of grad school #2 and started my career - I was 46.
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Old 01-06-2018, 02:28 PM
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My 30th was on a Friday and my little girl was born that Sunday.

I I joke all the time I turned into an adult over the weekend.

I'm turning 33 this year and I was just thinking to myself the other day how old I'm starting to feel. Not physically, but like yourself I have lost a lot of friends this past year. None of them are my age but just the fact that it's becoming normal to lose friends and loved ones made me feel rather old.
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Old 01-06-2018, 02:29 PM
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When I turned 53. Now that I'm 55, I still have the spirit of a kid, just alot less energy.
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Old 01-06-2018, 02:34 PM
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Heck I can't even remember how old I am half the time and I am only 35 or 36 now. But I realized I wasn't in boy scouts anymore once I had ak47 bullets ringing past me in Iraq
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For me was turning 50 a year ago. Everything went down hill so fast it made my head spin
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Old 01-06-2018, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by r.waddill View Post
For me was turning 50 a year ago. Everything went down hill so fast it made my head spin
Don't sweat it. I thought the same thing at 50.

For reasons I don't understand it comes back like normal. I am still as active as 50 and my memory is better than ever.
I am trying at this moment to remember what this thread is about.

Life is a journey, enjoy the entire ride.

One thing I have told the high school kids I have coached over the years, you have only one life to live. It is yours and you should live it with the passion and beliefs that you are willing to exit this world being satisfied with. Funny they don't hear that at home, but I think I made a lot of young people "get it" over the years.

Wow just saw you have a 25 Blackfin. I had a 1979 25 CC cuddy with a gas inboard.
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Old 01-06-2018, 03:13 PM
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Having a child at 30, this is serious stuff, I'm now 54 and she's 24 with a college degree.
Married at 28, having a child is a much bigger deal.
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Old 01-06-2018, 03:17 PM
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The Day I knew I wasn't a kid? When I was in high school "visiting" my english teacher at her place..........
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Originally Posted by mouse4x4 View Post
Heck I can't even remember how old I am half the time and I am only 35 or 36 now. But I realized I wasn't in boy scouts anymore once I had ak47 bullets ringing past me in Iraq
LOL. Exact same age, exact same thoughts when in IZ.
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It's been said, You become an adult full time after your parents are gone.

Just hope they did a proper job while they were around.

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When my parents died.
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Old 01-06-2018, 04:59 PM
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My stepfather got me my first real job (16 yo) as a busboy at a local piano bar/restaurant. He was the bartender there. An older waitress grabbed me, nibbled my ear, stuck her tongue in my ear, and tickled my brain, in front of my stepfather. i remember being embarrassed. Stupid kid.
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I remember "Muzak" on the overhead speakers at the local Safeway supermarket and in the elevators. Drove me up the wall!!
6 months ago, supermarket had Steely Dan rocking on the speakers, I was grovin..... untill they interrupted to announce "customer service , line 2," over and over and over again..........at least it wasn't the Carpenters, again!!
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I'm pretty sure it was in June of 82' when Chief Petty Officer Artemus Thrower yelled " Get the Eff outa' them racks maggots" .
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When my parents died.
Ditto. As the oldest "child" in my family nothing else has been more sobering.
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Ditto. As the oldest "child" in my family nothing else has been more sobering.
Same boat as you Nicecast. Oldest child here as well and when my Dad passed I felt as though I was on my own even though I was 50. Very sobering.
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I will let you know. Turn 50 in May.
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