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What Characteristics enabled you to get to be Over 80? 8 months 3 weeks ago #3055232

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I am 86 , soon 87, and I don't know how I got to be this old. I don't feel like it and at times am not happy with it, but have learned to accept it (most of the time). I did try to do the right thing, but agree, it is the genetic and the luck of the draw for the longevity.

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What Characteristics enabled you to get to be Over 80? 7 months 2 weeks ago #3083697

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If I knew, I would certainly share it with my "kids". Good fortune and metabolics, I suspect.

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What Characteristics enabled you to get to be Over 80? 6 months 4 weeks ago #3094766

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I am neither tall or thin and I do very little exercise.
I eat too much and drink too much.
I believe a lot of longevity has to do with genetics,
my mother, grandmother and my mother's sister all
lived into their nineties and I am over 85..

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What Characteristics enabled you to get to be Over 80? 6 months 4 weeks ago #3095064

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I am 84 years old and have been retired for 26 years. I owe my longevity thus far to PERSISTENCE.
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What Characteristics enabled you to get to be Over 80? 5 months 1 week ago #3131864

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I believe I fit your theory. I am 6' 4" 160 lbs. That's what I weighed as a high school senior. I think my tolerant attitude towards many things and a good sense of humour has served me well.
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What Characteristics enabled you to get to be Over 80? 3 months 6 days ago #3179042

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ALON wrote: I believe I fit your theory. I am 6' 4" 160 lbs. That's what I weighed as a high school senior. I think my tolerant attitude towards many things and a good sense of humour has served me well.




you sound very healthy and have a good attitude ALON.

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What Characteristics enabled you to get to be Over 80? 3 months 2 days ago #3181987

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Who says I'm over 80? I have about 11 more years. (;;)

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What Characteristics enabled you to get to be Over 80? 2 months 3 weeks ago #3187508

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My mother is 93 she drank smoked like a trooper but hated everyone I think her hatred kept her going , it gave her a purpose and she is still doing it.!!!

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What Characteristics enabled you to get to be Over 80? 2 months 3 weeks ago #3187518

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Cussedness :laugh:
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What Characteristics enabled you to get to be Over 80? 1 month 4 weeks ago #3202355

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Determination and ability to be a survivor...

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