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I must be getting old and out of shape!
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Mark Hendershot    Posted 04-30-2002 at 13:58:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
5 years ago I could drive 75 steel fence stakes 2ft in the ground non-stop. Today at the age of fifty I could only drive 50 of them in a row and now I am burnt out doing it. I guess when you hit the big 50 you just slow down. Anyone else out there being fifty that has noticed that too? Mark H.


Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-01-2002 at 06:32:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
I feel pretty good this morning! Only my hands are sore, but they have these splits from all the digging and fence work done during the last week. I will put those last 22 stakes in today and finish the line. Mark H.


Cowboy Joe    Posted 04-30-2002 at 21:57:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
I dig your drift.


8NTX    Posted 04-30-2002 at 20:57:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
For my 50th birthday a couple of months ago, my new (younger) wife took me to Disneyworld. Said I had been acting too d$#@! old lately. I think it helped. Been wearing my Mickey cap around the farm a lot.


Mark Hendershot    Posted 04-30-2002 at 21:17:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Acting young keeps you young! When you become a Old Codger you are one. So nothing wrong acting like a kid again as long as you stay out of trouble! Besides it more fun. Mark H.


Cowboy Joe    Posted 04-30-2002 at 21:57:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well said.


Jack in Bartow    Posted 04-30-2002 at 19:28:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mark, Mel Tillis once said that he could still cut the mustard, but it just took a little longer to spread it around. Are you getting like that? Jack


Cowboy Joe    Posted 04-30-2002 at 21:59:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
My spread (belly) is spreading now that I qualify for AARP membership.


Mark Hendershot    Posted 04-30-2002 at 22:05:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
My wife got me a membership in AARP and I asked her what am I supposed to do with this? Mark H.


Dan G/Soganofla    Posted 05-01-2002 at 11:03:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't NEVER ask my wife what I'm supposed to do with something. ;-)>>>


Jim(MO)    Posted 05-01-2002 at 10:13:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mark, check their automobile and homeowners insurance policies. Saved us a bundle. Have only had one auto claim and they handled it quickly and fairly.


Mark Hendershot    Posted 04-30-2002 at 20:29:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
YA! And now I feel like putting in the rest tomorrow. It took 6 hours to stop hurting but the mussles feel OK now. My joints in my hands are wore out from doing electrical work for 30 years. So they get numb after a lot of pounding with a hammer or driver. ButI still can cut the Mustard. There was a saying I heard once "When I was young and in my prime, I used to do it all the time. Now that I am old and gray, I can only do it once a day. Mark H.


Dukester    Posted 04-30-2002 at 18:20:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I retired 4 years ago after 42 years in a steel plant. Then I made the mistake of getting a girlfriend with a grape farm and I haven't had a day off since. Spent the day driving grape posts with a 20 lb sledge. Don't care if h*ll freezes over, tomorrow I'm going turkey hunting.


Mark Hendershot    Posted 04-30-2002 at 18:32:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
This 128 lb frame has swung a 15 lb sledge and that will wear you out fast!!! I don't even want to think of a 20 lb one. When I was about haft way thru these stakes I pulled the driver up to far and it came back and hit me in the forehead I saw stars and had to keep driving the post so it would quit hurting. I only have 22 to put in tomorrow and that is the last fence on this place to go in!!! I must have put in a mile of it so far one my 40 acs for pastures. Mark H.