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    Favourite memories from the over 70s

    Let's have some--- as a way of remembering your past and showing younger members some of your roots .

    I occasionally feel old because I remember a great deal of the mid and late seventies .
    But it would be a pleasure to hear more tales from those who flew bi-planes and lived through great wars .

    Particularly for Americans who have never felt the joy of being on the winning side of a war since the Allied Forces guided them through the much easier second half of WW2 .

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    I'd rather talk about sex. But I'm only 63.
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    That's where I placed you --- ca 65 .

    But I want you to get out there and be involved again with the ladies , rather than talking about sex --- a poor man's attempt to keep himself alive .

    I have never had performance problems but a bridge playing acquaintance , who was running three different lady ' friends' at the same time , introduced me to Cialis about 20 years ago .

    It matters not a jot how you rate your present private life , taking this as judged appropriate is a revelation .

    I had heard stories of people who could not control arousal and thought they were fantasy nonsense .

    Not so .
    Enough said .

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    I was talking about the past. I have no desire whatsoever for a relationship these days, in fact, the thought is nauseating. But I had my fun and fill, so no regrets.
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    If you are a Mountain Man and in isolation you might consider a Goat or a Donkey .

    Not my choice but it might keep a smile on your face . Or the Donkey .

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    Re: Favourite memories from the over 70s

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahso! View Post
    I was talking about the past. I have no desire whatsoever for a relationship these days, in fact, the thought is nauseating. But I had my fun and fill, so no regrets.
    Great answer, I feel pretty much the same way. My greatest memory of the '70's courting and marrying my wife.
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    Re: Favourite memories from the over 70s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raphael View Post
    Let's have some--- as a way of remembering your past and showing younger members some of your roots .

    I occasionally feel old because I remember a great deal of the mid and late seventies .
    But it would be a pleasure to hear more tales from those who flew bi-planes and lived through great wars .

    Particularly for Americans who have never felt the joy of being on the winning side of a war since the Allied Forces guided them through the much easier second half of WW2 .
    Americans have a very different experience of war from europe for one thing americans tend to forget there were other people involved.

    In the UK or anywhere else in europe for that matter you would be very hard pressed to find a family who did NOT have someone involved or who was lost in ww1 or ww2, (scotland lost 1 in 7 of it's adult male population fair to say it had quite an impact. ) most of the adults around me had been involved. In my experience those who had actual combat experience never actually talked about it very much you find out incidentally. I worked with a security guard who couldn't stand the smell of bacon, forget how it came up exactly but it turned out he had been a tanker throughout the north african campaign and the d-day landing where he got his hearing damaged driving a flail tanks. The smell of bacon reminded him of tanks brewing in the desert. My school was putting on a production of "O What a Lovely War " Our PT teacher a former spitfire pilot who was going to drill the pupils playing the part of soldiers when he found out it was an anti-war piece made a big play of how he no longer wanted to be involved was upstaged by three other teachers who all stepped in to offer to to take his place. As one of them put it it was all right for the brylcreem boys they got to go home for tea and where were you bastards when I was being strafed in the desert. Fair to say it sparked an awful lot of interest up until then no one had any idea about who was teaching them.

    Given your age you probably know a lot of vietnam vets and now iraq and Afghanistan vets as well. The real combat veterans probably won't have mentioned it to you. There is no joy in war even if you do win.

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