Author Topic: You know you're middle aged when  (Read 57161 times)

hellymedic

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Re: You know you're more than middle aged when
« Reply #775 on: January 07, 2019, 01:14:57 pm »
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Dear All,
It is with great sadness that I forward a message from [Mrs year mate] .
**** passed away peacefully in hospital on 3rd January from aspiration pneumonia as a complication of his dementia. She is clearly shocked but is well supported by friends and family . She requested that I share the news with all of his medical school colleagues .
With best wishes to you all

Art is long, life is short.

T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #776 on: January 07, 2019, 01:22:52 pm »
Aye. I remember my father being remarkably cast down by the first natural death among his 1930s cycling gang.
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

hellymedic

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #777 on: January 07, 2019, 01:57:13 pm »
Several contemporaries have died.

Cancer is 'natural' and sad.

Dementia...

T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #778 on: January 07, 2019, 04:15:07 pm »
My father had vascular dementia when he died: lifelong smoker, turned diabetic at about the same age as I did, died at 73. Showed first signs about 5 years before, was largely 'elsewhere' for the last couple.
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

hellymedic

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #779 on: January 07, 2019, 04:43:25 pm »
I believe my colleague was a Professor of Public Health and a non-smoker in his early 60s.

Basil

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #780 on: January 10, 2019, 10:41:34 pm »
You know you're beyond middle aged when (do we need a separate thread for this?) you receive a letter from the DVLA inviting you to reapply for your driving licence.
Surely you don't need to do that until you're 70?
Oh. Hang on.
Bugger.   :facepalm:
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Re: You know you're more than middle aged when
« Reply #781 on: January 11, 2019, 10:46:57 am »
Today's email...

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Dear All,
It is with great sadness that I forward a message from [Mrs year mate] .
**** passed away peacefully in hospital on 3rd January from aspiration pneumonia as a complication of his dementia. She is clearly shocked but is well supported by friends and family . She requested that I share the news with all of his medical school colleagues .
With best wishes to you all

Art is long, life is short.

You know you're middle-aged when half your friends are dead. Fortunately, there's  a cure for that - make more friends.
Jennifer - walker of hills



lou boutin

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #782 on: January 11, 2019, 06:49:50 pm »
You know you are middle aged when it's your birthday and this time next year you will be changing the first number as well as the second.

road-runner

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #783 on: January 11, 2019, 07:53:22 pm »
On that reckoning, lou, middle age comes round time and time again; in fact, every 10 years!

Kim

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #784 on: January 11, 2019, 07:54:48 pm »
On that reckoning, lou, middle age comes round time and time again; in fact, every 10 years!

Middle age is when you start counting in hexadecimal to try to reduce that...
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Basil

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #785 on: January 11, 2019, 08:16:17 pm »
On that reckoning, lou, middle age comes round time and time again; in fact, every 10 years!

Middle age is when you start counting in hexadecimal to try to reduce that...

 :D Hey.  I'll be only 46 in March.   :thumbsup:
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lou boutin

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #786 on: January 11, 2019, 08:35:59 pm »
True, but this first number change is definitely a big sign of middle age :(

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #787 on: January 12, 2019, 01:59:23 pm »
Don't worry Lou - I'm finding 29 tough too  :-*
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #788 on: January 12, 2019, 02:03:13 pm »
I have a similar problem, Lou, except some people will think I'm leaving middle age this year...
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

lou boutin

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #789 on: January 12, 2019, 05:01:05 pm »
Don't worry Lou - I'm finding 29 tough too  :-*

He he! I wish.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #790 on: January 12, 2019, 06:55:03 pm »
All you think about when in work is about retiring.

ElyDave

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #791 on: January 12, 2019, 07:47:23 pm »
One of my son's carer's said that both me and SWMBO look younger than our years. 
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T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #792 on: January 13, 2019, 10:25:33 am »
Don't worry Lou - I'm finding 29 tough too  :-*

The man's in his prime. Me too, but as of next week I won't be.
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.