Miscellaneous Rumbles

Where has the time gone?

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My granddaughter Violet started 7th grade yesterday.

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Right? I remember your first pic's. She's growing up quick, for sure.

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Had the rare occasion of being with all eight of mine this past weekend.

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My youngest starts college in two weeks. I’m gonna be a bad empty nester.

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Violet is a lovely young lady, my granddaughter started kindergarten on Monday. You're right, Farmerbrown, time is fleeting!

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My youngest is now old enough to drink.

Wha...?

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It seems I was just teaching him some Who songs.

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Violet is looking terrific.....as usual! She's gonna' get even taller, like her grandpa.

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We can invent little devices with buttons that we press so we can change the channel on our 72" flat screen high definition TVs...but we can't invent anything that slows the aging process. That is the great scientific breakthrough the world needs.

Dogs are better when they are puppies, people are better when they are young. Thirty-five and over...ugh -- time for the rocking chair, the Viagra, and the Gretsch. Much better being twenty-three when you had the Ford Mustang, the coke, and the Stratocaster.

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What a sweet, sparkly, lovely princess she is! Violet, you make me have hope.

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Man you must be proud! (I think I may have detected some pride there - totally justified)

My son turns 22 in a week or so. How did that happen?? It's Sunday and he has some of his Uni friends around working on a group assignment - they're architecture students and they're doing a unit on brutalism. So we actually had a real grown-up discussion about how brutalism is re-emerging and how the concept of brutalism is misunderstood.

Seems like only last week we were reading the Very Hungry Caterpillar to him.

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Thanks for sharing. Looking at those pictures you‘ll see the meaning of life in all it‘s beauty. My lil‘ one starts kindergarten in 2 weeks. Time flys...

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It is so true, FB. I had thought maybe time would seem to slow down when I retired (almost 1.5 years now), but it hasn't. It seems to have sped up! I was thinking about the time going by yesterday, while I was watching my grandson riding a horse at a local 4H event. He's seven years old now. How did that happen?! Just need to enjoy every moment we can...

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My theory for why time flies faster as we get older is that we can only compare time to what we have already experienced. So as we get older a day becomes a smaller and smaller part of the total time we have lived.

I'll stop now because I find it too depressing!

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For my grandson, a year is 1/3 of his life. For me, it's 1/70.

Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.

Time is just nature's way of keeping everything from happening all at once.

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My theory for why time flies faster as we get older is that we can only compare time to what we have already experienced. So as we get older a day becomes a smaller and smaller part of the total time we have lived.

I'll stop now because I find it too depressing!

– JimmyR

That's part of my explanation. When you're 10, a year is 10% of your life. When you're 50, it's 2%.

Others have posited that life is measured by unique events. As a young person, lots of things are new and exciting - grade change, first boyfriend/girlfriend, first job, etc... As an older person, not much is a first.

OTOH, birthdays are good. As long as you are feeling good, each one is a blessing. As a doctor, I recognize one of the few 100% true rules in all of medicine: The more birthdays you have, the longer you live!

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You can measure it in funerals, too. I went thru a period in the '70s where I went to 14 funerals in three years---Dad, both grandmothers, uncles, aunts, friends. Seems to me that's what truly ages you.

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My daughter starts seventh grade in a couple of weeks. It is psychotic how the passage of time accelerates. I'm (only?) middle aged and it already feels like a toboggan ride. My parents are alive and well, and I completely understand how they crave every opportunity they can get to spend time with their kids and grandkids. Life is already starting to feel a bit limited.


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