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Faces of Fifty

Celebrate this amazing milestone in your life!  Share  your story.  How does it feel to be fifty?  What have you done in your life so far?  What would you like to do next?  Can’t wait to hear from you and see your friendly faces!

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  1. Kate Bensen permalink
    March 23, 2009 11:29 pm

    I got carded twice this year. With the AARP card that is. Like 2 weeks before my birthday, I get a card in the mail. I braced myself, as the letter suspiciously looked like an AARP invitation. I bent it, yea, the card was there stuck to a letter with a few dabs of glue, damn! So I opened it and low and behold, it was for a Kate B. Murphy! Ha! Thats not me anymore! I quickly thought “wrong person”! While chuckling under my breath. I shreaded it immediately!!! A Few days later another of the damn dreaded things shows up on my dining room table. Same procedure, bend, open, read. What luck again this one wasn’t to me either!! They had fallen, stupidly, for the “on” spelling of my last name instead of using the letter I have used my entire life “e”. Wow, what luck, I have managed to be 50 now for two weeks and still have not received a proper invitation to that glorious foundation that I don’t need or want. Quite happy with the way things are thank you AARP. Now go away!! I don’t need another reminder!!

  2. Kate Bensen permalink
    March 25, 2009 5:39 pm

    I got my real AARP card the day I wrote that, with my full name and correct spelling. Wow, go figure.

  3. lorikk11 permalink
    March 25, 2009 7:13 pm

    KB – Okay — That is just plain freaky. So, are you going to do it?

    • Kate Bensen permalink
      April 1, 2009 1:21 am

      It is freaky, I should not have opened my mouth huh? I shreaded it today!!!!

  4. January 18, 2010 3:18 pm

    I’ve learned that no matter how much older I get, I still have new things to learn! Fifty is fabulous for me – I’ve embraced it because it’s not going backwards anytime soon! I love that ole saying “‘Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways – Chardonnay in one hand – chocolate in the other – body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming ‘WOO HOO, What a Ride'”. That’s going to be me! 🙂

    • lorikk11 permalink
      January 18, 2010 4:51 pm

      Now — THATS’ what I’m talking about!!!!! (make mine a Cab and a fabulous pair of shoes)!!

  5. Jack permalink
    November 17, 2010 3:05 pm

    From a mans perspective- I just passed the six months countdown to Fifty. I opened a webpage the other night, that featured pictures of my elementry school being torn down . My first instinict was to feel sadness. I asked myself why couldn’t it be 1968 again, and I could just start over with my childhood and youth?

    I realize however, such reminising is not healthy if it leads to negative, and sad thoughts. Making it to this stage in our lives, is in no way negative! Our aqquired wisdom, and experiance is something to be celebrated.

    I choose to let that torn down school be a metaphor, for sweeping away (but never forgetting) the finished part of my life, and moving on to the fresh new possablities that lie ahead.

    Having a mid-life crisis is not a requirement for anyone. Reject that prospect at all costs! Peace and happiness to all.

    • lorikk11 permalink
      November 18, 2010 3:39 pm

      That’s a great metaphor Jack! I remember when I turned 29, for some reason that age really bothered me, I think I felt that I had missed something in my 20’s and I couldn’t get those years back. No mid-life crisis here, it’s nice to be comfortable with who you are and where you’ve been and embrace that. Thank you for your thoughts — celebrate that 5-0 with style! ~ Lori

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