Fred Moir wrote:

> I'm becoming an olde coot.

> 1) Distinguished: Geezer who wears suits, ties, shiny shoes, and is well  
> groomed most of the time.
> 
> 2) Duffer: Golfer of ordinary ability: Includes geezers.
> 
> 3) Codger: old-fashioned or eccentric geezer.
> 
> 4) Geezer: Old man.
 
> 5) Coot: Eccentric geezer.

(Definitions from Oxford Dictionary)


> Fred Moir.Lynn MA.Diesel preferred.
 
> > Gerry wrote:
> > Someone mentioned that there are several of us geezers on the list (those 
> > over about 75 years) in a somewhat critical tone. Younger people (those 
> > under 65) do find us geezers; with our various deficiencies; threatening or 
> > disturbing. Just so they can understand why we have these unique habits, 
> > here are explanations of why the Creator designed us this way:  
> > 
> > > > God's plan for aging
> > > > Most seniors never get enough exercise. In His wisdom God decreed that 
> > > > seniors become forgetful so they would have to search for their 
> > > > glasses, keys and other things thus doing more walking. And God looked 
> > > > down and saw that it was good.
> > > > Then God saw there was another need. In His wisdom He made seniors 
> > > > lose coordination so they would drop things requiring them to bend, 
> > > > reach & stretch. And God looked down and saw that it was good.
> > > > Then God considered the function of bladders and decided seniors would 
> > > > have additional calls of nature requiring more trips to the bathroom, 
> > > > thus providing more exercise. God looked down and saw that it was good.
> > > > So if you find as you age, you are getting up and down more, remember 
> > > > it’s God’s will. It is all in your best interest even though you 
> > > > mutter under your breath.
> > 
> > > > Nine Important Facts To Remember As We Grow Older
> > > > #9 Death is the number 1 killer in the world.
> > > > #8 Life is sexually transmitted.
> > > > #7 Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.
> > > > #6 Men have 2 motivations: hunger and hanky panky, and they can't tell 
> > > > them apart. If you see a gleam in his eyes, make him a sandwich.
> > > > #5 Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a person to 
> > > > use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks, months, maybe 
> > > > years.
> > > > #4 Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in the 
> > > > hospital, dying of nothing.
> > > > #3 All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no 
> > > > attention to criticism.
> > > > #2 In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the 
> > > > world is weird, and people take Prozac to make it normal.
> > > > #1 Life is like a jar of jalapeno peppers. What you do today may be a 
> > > > burning issue tomorrow.
> > 
> > 
> > We geezers allow for the shortsightedness of youth (those under 65) who 
> > assiduously ignore the fact that in a few short years they will be geezers 
> > too.
> > Gerry
> > 
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