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For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for May 22, 2019

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  6 months ago

    Being five years under 40 myself, I think I can relate to the “middle” part… just a bit.

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    Enter.Name.Here  6 months ago

    “Yeah, but it shows more!”

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    LeeCox  6 months ago

    Thirty was nothing for me. Forty made me say “Wait, what?” Fifty? “Bring it on. Fifty is the new 30!” And now that I’m approaching 60, I’m saying “Bring it on again!”

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    wldhrsy2luv  6 months ago

    life begins at 40.

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    Anathema Premium Member 6 months ago

    Each decade gets more serious. I turn 65 this July.

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    JudyHendrickson  6 months ago

    just wait until you get older!!!

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    Spencer59  6 months ago

    we have lost 15% our graduating class the dice are rolling again such as life

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    tatsu10  6 months ago

    AT 40 HE LOOKS GOOD

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    Watcher  6 months ago

    40 is nothing. It’s when the grandkid’s show up and that’s when you start worrying.

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    jpayne4040  6 months ago

    The irony! That’s a snarky comment just like the ones John always makes.

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    fuzzbucket  6 months ago

    Watch him cry when he hits 70.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 6 months ago

    Middle age? I heard that in the middle ages things were brutish and hard. Seems a little soft to me.

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    artheaded1  6 months ago

    Reading this on the verge of 55 and LAUGHING!

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    rlaker22j  6 months ago

    6 weeks

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    cornpopper Premium Member 6 months ago

    30 I hardly noticed. 40 made me conscious of my age. 50 bothered me because a half century seemed old. 60 came and went and I barely gave it a thought. 70 was a tougher one for me because it seemed I really was getting old. 80 arrived and I finally began to feel my age. Onward and upward!

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    kathleenhicks62  6 months ago

    Had a kind of “thing” at 30, but gave it up because I look younger than I really am adn am proud of my age-71

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    1JennyJenkins  6 months ago

    I love that zinger: “your middle hasn’t aged any more than the rest of you” . I’m cutting it out and putting it on my fridge…

    People who attempt all kinds of youth preserving surgical procedures should read that line before paying big bucks to look younger…

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    samfran6-0  6 months ago

    It is truly a blessing to get older. Do it with grace and consider the alternative. I have survived the 60’s …. twice.

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    TheCoosBayBachelor   6 months ago

    Just think, John, only 25 more years on the treadmill until America’s traditional retirement age. If you’re lucky, it might be only 35 more years since you’re in business for yourself.

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    1MadHat Premium Member 6 months ago

    I’ve set up a “Surly Old Curmudgeon” scale for myself:

    At 40 I became an apprentice Surly Old Curmudgeon

    At 50 I became a Junior Surly Old Curmudgeon

    At 60 I became a Graduate Surly Old Curmudgeon

    At 70 (next month) I became an Emeritus Surly Old Curmudgeon

    It’ll probably a couple of years before I learn what the next level is

    And I’ve got a doozy of a plan for my 100th birthday, but I can’t describe it here……..

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    Night-Gaunt49  6 months ago

    50 is middle aged these days for some.

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    sjsczurek  6 months ago

    My dad, rest in peace, always said that 40 is when you become a gentleman. Nowadays I’m thinking he was probably right.

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  6 months ago

    I’m not sure how I survived to turn 40, but I’m sure someone somewhere lost a bet.

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    jbarnes  6 months ago

    He’s a dentist. If you predicted his age by looking at the wear on his teeth, I bet he would be young for his age.

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    kodj kodjin Premium Member 6 months ago

    When I turned 70, I began to notice an indicator of my advancing age; young women began to open and hold doors for me out in public. Now that I have hit 80 ( Thanks, George Carlin) women in their 60s are opening doors for me. Now I’ve noticed men are opening doors for me. I guess I have really made it to old cootdom.

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