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Old 06-09-2011, 11:23 PM
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When somebody tells me to act my age I don't know how as I've never been this age before!
Be honest Ron - it is probably just that you have forgotten how old you are - common when you get so old
Old 11-08-2012, 01:41 PM
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Every one is a year older now
Old 11-08-2012, 07:30 PM
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Every one is a year older now
But are we any wiser?
Old 11-08-2012, 08:39 PM
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Larry, it's worse than that as I hit the Big 6-0 in September! At least some of my Facebook friends complimented me by saying that I only looked 50.
Me at 80, MPH that is!
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:54 AM
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[quote]ORIGINAL: Ron Olson

Larry, it's worse than that as I hit the Big 6-0 in September! At least some of my Facebook friends complimented me by saying that I only looked 50.
Me at 80, MPH that is!
[/quote Ron ,I have a 50 yr old son
Old 11-18-2012, 06:50 PM
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Hi Ken,
I am 68 but who is counting! the years are going too fast.

Len..
Old 11-18-2012, 08:56 PM
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Len, kids don't understand that and I didn't either when I was young, that time flies by quicker than you'd think.
When you're young and in school it took eons for the school day to get over then Friday seemed like it took forever to get there. You wait for turning 13, then 16, 18 and 21; those magic years for boys. When you get out into the working world then it's payday and bill paying time. It seems like you just paid that bill and it's due again already? Months fly by then years. It's still hard for me to wrap my mind around being 60 as that's an age for old people!
I can't get used to being able to to buy things and getting a Senior Citizen's discount or being able to live in a retirement community if I wish. Many of those are now happening at younger ages, 55 for a lot of them where it used to be over 60. The AARP starts sending you mail at 49, just before your 50th birthday. Yeah, my wife thought that it was funny until she got hers! There's about 5 yearts and 9 months between us so I have the head-start on all of this stuff over her.
Old 11-19-2012, 05:46 PM
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The older you get,the faster time goes by. You know what they say "hair today,gone tomorrow"
Old 11-20-2012, 05:10 AM
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Being somewhere in the middle I can certainly relate - I can remember all too well waiting for time to pass - the year could not go fast enough. Especially true at the end of the year with Christmas, Birthday, and end of school year/summer vacation (A southern hemisphere thing). The months would really drag. But now it is really a blink and another month has passed. Perhaps as we age there is more added to our calender so we are kept busier. Having a wife you know all too well she has most months booked with events and things that otherwise would not be happening too. My son has just hit 2 so I have him as a reference for time too. Amazing how quick it passes as you watch them grow.

Stay young guys!! Remember - Your only as old as you feel - But just don't feel anything younger than 18 or you will be in trouble
Old 11-26-2012, 01:21 PM
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ORIGINAL: Ron Olson

When you're young and in school it took eons for the school day to get over then Friday seemed like it took forever to get there. You wait for turning 13, then 16, 18 and 21; those magic years for boys. When you get out into the working world then it's payday and bill paying time. It seems like you just paid that bill and it's due again already? Months fly by then years. It's still hard for me to wrap my mind around being 60 as that's an age for old people!
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Stay young guys!! Remember - Your only as old as you feel - But just don't feel anything younger than 18 or you will be in trouble
What you guys say is sooo true...I am now 'pushing 40' and it seemed like yesterday when I waited forever for the 'school bell' to ring ....Or even the big moment when I finally got my drivers license after waiting what seemed like eternity.....It seems like my young years took forever, especially in the teen and pre-teen years but after 21 it was like getting on a skateboard and started down a never ending long and steep hill....The years are going by faster and faster and they are not slowing up at all...Before you know it I will blow by 40 then 45, 50, 55, 60, 70 and faster and faster to the end...I wish I could find a way to put the brakes on life and slow it down to my pre-teen speeds....I think hitting the Mega-Millions lotto just might do the trick..

I think it is because we have to WORK and try to stay afloat in all the monotony that makes time fly...I too see the time go by in my two very young children. My wife took both sons and our live in nanny on a business trip for a week...When they got back my youngest (5 1/2 months old) looked so different...Each week he is transforming before our eyes and it's hard to tell until they go away for even a short while...It seemed like yesterday when my oldest son (2 1/2 years) was born...now he seems so big...

-Rich.

Old 12-25-2012, 01:03 PM
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Damn, are we getting personnal or what
I started building R/C boats almost 30 years ago while I was a student at the now closed naval training base in Millington TN, plastic models prior to that. That should put you in the ballpark

I'll be 61 in January. I just noticed that you once were stationed in Millington... Do you still remember Jonesboro, Arkansas? about 65 miles from Memphis. That's where I call home.

Carl
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I'm 31. I used to fly an R/C airplane when I was younger, but crashing costs too much! I was given a nitro boat kit in April and am almost done building it. Hope to get it on the water soon!
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I'm 70, flew U-control in the 60's, sail planes in the 70's, cars and nitro planes in the 80's, 7.5 tunnel hulls, nitro and gas planes up to 2003 when I retired and moved to Nevada, nitro, electric planes and back into sailplanes, full circle.
Old 05-13-2014, 03:06 AM
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54 started rc 34 years ago
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40 years young, got into this hobby in my early-mid 30s
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hi I am 26 years old
Old 10-12-2017, 08:43 AM
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Good to see you on RCU Lilejamson, I am 52, And only 2 years in to the next 50.
Old 04-14-2019, 04:52 AM
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40 was a tough one for me. The body made that perfectly clear. But for 50 I was recovering from a heart attack and quad bypass. Then there was 60 and the cancer...........
At 66 the cancer issues continue. Major problems from the treatments though the cancer itself is gone.

Can't wait for 70!
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I am 38, but my doctor says I have a, "High mileage chassis". Something about having 2 back surgeries and always being in pain. I guess I shouldn't have landed flat as much as I did while kayaking over waterfalls as a kid.
Old 08-30-2019, 01:29 AM
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I am 38, but my doctor says I have a, "High mileage chassis". Something about having 2 back surgeries and always being in pain. I guess I shouldn't have landed flat as much as I did while kayaking over waterfalls as a kid.
Are you sure you want to play with a 5+ foot gasser?
Then again, I'm building a 4+ foot gas scale hydroplane so who an I to talk
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Originally Posted by Hydro Junkie View Post
Are you sure you want to play with a 5+ foot gasser?
Then again, I'm building a 4+ foot gas scale hydroplane so who an I to talk
That's a good point. The initial plan was to get a small outrigger type boat and make it a fast electric. That was a great plan until I found the huge hull in my dad's garage for "free".
In all honesty, I haven't changed what I do much, it just hurts more. Except I don't land flat after kayaking over waterfalls anymore. I'm not very smart, but I did learn that lesson.

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