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How old would I be then?

Monday, October 17, 2011

"When are you going to start acting your age?"

That was a question my sister asked me a few months ago when I told her that I had just gotten my 10 speed touring bicycle tuned up so I could start riding again.

"You have a birthday coming up in a few months." she reminded me.

"I know." I said.

"And how old will you be?"

"I don't know," I replied, "I've forgotten."


"Well, I suppose I could figure it out....anyway, it's just a number...."

"Well, let me remind you......you will be 63...."

"Thanks," I told her, " I'll make a note of that."

"And you're going out riding your bicycle?"

"Every chance I get...."

That's when she asked that dreaded question.......when are you going to start acting your age?

That really upset me. And when I get upset, I like to ride my bike. In fact it upset me so much that I bought a recumbent exercise bike for the house, (so I can ride at night and on rainy days, and in the Arizona summers)

Last week I bought a one-speed cruiser bicycle for "fun" (I love bicycles).

But what I really, really want is a pair of rollerskates.

Should I?

Would that be having too much fun?

I mean, if I did buy the skates, can anybody tell me how old would I be then?
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  • --KREN
    "Act" your age? No acting needed. Just BE yourself! lol

    1692 days ago
    Personally....what is age? I do NOT know what it means to "act my age". My grandma was OLD at my age....me....I am YOUNG!!! I will continue to enjoy myself long as I can. I take care of people 10 yrs. younger and more, who could NEVER do what I do!!!
    2330 days ago
  • DGAIL51
    Way to go girlfriend! I love your spunk & positive attitude. I think I will dust off my bike and get out myself. I am not far behind you-- turned 60 in May. Too bad I am too far away or we could ride together, (since I am in Tennessee). I don't think my balance will allow roller skates though! LOL.
    2341 days ago
    If you are comfortable on your bike I say go for it. I have to admit that I only got my bike out once this summer and went for a short ride.
    2346 days ago
  • SILLYHP1953
    Yes, with the bicycles and the roller skates you would be about...10. Sounds like a good age to me. I used to go to the roller rink every once in a while when I was young but because I never fell down I was always scared to fall down, so I never relaxed and got into skating. Your sister is just jealous! I'm impressed.

    For my brother's 50th birthday I got him a little plaque that said "If you haven't grown up by the time you're 50...you don't have to". I think that applies to 63, too.
    2346 days ago
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