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Gregory Scott

1 Year Ago

Celebrating Over The Hill Or Older Than Dirt

Yesterday, an an artist whose birthday we were celebrating very humbly asked that we close the thread.
I can respect that. So now, if you have a favorite "older than dirt artist", perhaps you could, without naming names, celebrate the mature artists among us by showing us an example from their portfolio.

So here are a few people that come to mind:
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Note: Danger! If you post a woman's art in this thread, do so entirely at your own risk. Self humiliation/promotion is permitted.

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Camille Lopez

1 Year Ago

okay I'll bite
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Gregory Scott

1 Year Ago

Thanks. I was afraid I might have committed a faux pas, or maybe a "stepped in it", depending on if you're from France or a US agrarian region.
I'll nominate a hummingbird-guy-who-shall-remain-nameless:
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Vivian ANDERSON

1 Year Ago

I'll drink to that!

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Paul Cowan

1 Year Ago

This was over a hill .... well, up in the mountains, actually ,,, and I'm pretty sure it's older than me. But maybe it isn't

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(I don't mind self-humiliation but I'm not risking calling out anyone over their age!)

 

Vivian ANDERSON

1 Year Ago

Over the hill, and faaaar away!!

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John Rizzuto

1 Year Ago

How did I get put into the "over the hill" category??? I am 46. I am a baby compared to all the geezers on this site. I still have my own teeth and I do not require an adult diaper.

 

Paul Cowan

1 Year Ago

Shush, child.

 

Janine Riley

1 Year Ago

getting closer every day......Art Prints

 

Gregory,
I am proud to be an old 'geezette', older than dirt for sure, I invented dirt!


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In Dog Years...I'm only 427!!! :-p

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Janice Drew

1 Year Ago

When I ask my granddaughter how old I am, she says "A whole bunch, Grandma". I'm 63. To a not-yet-three-year-old, that is "older than dirt".

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Vivian ANDERSON

1 Year Ago

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Janice Drew

1 Year Ago

Gregory, this is outstanding!
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Ann Powell

1 Year Ago

we are not geezers, we are Classics!! And your time is coming John, once you pass 40 it is all down hill from there soon to be over the hill by going down hill.
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Mary Ellen Anderson

1 Year Ago

Oh all right, since Dinosaurs were still local wildlife when I was a kid, here's my latest :)

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Mark Smith

1 Year Ago

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This image is going on its 500 sale
True sign dirt lives

 

Angelina Vick

1 Year Ago

Well played...:)

 

Angelina Vick

1 Year Ago

Of course...there are older guys here....but some are approaching half a century!

I mean....that is old enough to be a grandpa....a papa age is definitely over the hill.

 

Angelina Vick

1 Year Ago

Personally I think there is so much more character in the old versus the young.

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Angelina Vick

1 Year Ago

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wait a second, what is old here? John is only 46...

 

John Rizzuto

1 Year Ago

I actually thought I was a virile young man until Angel pointed out the errors in my thinking. Grandpa age???? I ain't doing no grandpa style over here.

 

Rich Franco

1 Year Ago

I'm so old......

"Committee called to business! We've just about named everything here on this new "planet" and we just have this pile of brown stuff and we're done for the day, what should we call it?"

From the corner"Well it's brownish, can't we just call it "brown?"

"No, too confusing, other stuff is brown, but not like this stuff"

Rich raises his hand" Well to me, it looks "dirty".

"What's "dirty"?

"You know, dirty, dirt tee!" Like dirt!"

Everybody stopped and looked at Rich, with amazed looks on their faces!

"That's what we'll call it then , DIRT!" I like it!

"Much better than "brown"!!!

"Meeting adjourned!!!"

and that how old I am, I helped name it dirt!

Rich

 

Janice Drew

1 Year Ago

John, I've known people who became grandparents at age 40. Rich, you have a great sense of humor.

 

Jim Sauchyn

1 Year Ago

CPR house in Alberta, maybe over 100 years old(?)

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Shasta Eone

1 Year Ago



Old enough to know better ....

and young enough to try it again. !


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Rich Franco

1 Year Ago

John,

And furthermore, having all your teeth ain't no big deal at my age, just have to remember where I left them......

Hey, I've got a "bridge" I want to sell you.......

I'm proud to have all my teeth at my age, in fact there are 4 in the drawer of my nightstand.......

Rich

 

for those of you who remember Charles Peck; last fall I was down in Florida and looked Charles up in Punta Gorda..Penny and I went to lunch with him and we toured Punta Gorda to see the many murals he's done down there... We discussed everything from our favorite books to crazy stories of our youth.. He said one thing that I will always remember .. I'm in my mid fifties and he's in his mid sixties and he told me in his words " your 50's are the old age of your youth and your 60's are the youth of your old age, and I'm enjoying my youth once again"
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Rich Franco

1 Year Ago

RJ,

I think I'm just entering my "teen" years then!

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70 is the new sexy

 

Rich Franco

1 Year Ago

RJ,

Good to know! I've got 6 years to get my act together!

Rich

 

Chuck Staley

1 Year Ago

This lovely gentleman was 92 five or six years ago. Don't know if he is still around or not:

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Me? I'm just a pup at 81.

 

Gregory Scott

1 Year Ago

Long ago, my wife was grieving over her 35th birthday and approaching middle age.
I tried to "comfort" her this way:
This shouldn't really be a problem. To be middle aged, there has to be a middle. If the average life span is around 75 years, then middle age would be the middle third of your expected life span, 25 to 50. So you're already halfway through middle age already!

I don't remember if I was brave enough to remind her of the natural corollary to this line of thinking on her 50th.


 

David Bishop

1 Year Ago

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you're as young as you feel..........that makes me very old unfortunately

 

Megan Dirsa-DuBois

1 Year Ago

I'm 52... enjoying all the images and the conversation and since I've been awake all night I'm too tired to look or share another image, but I am sorta curious, how do those adult diapers work after the forth or fifth drink? (laughing) I'm to do the light-speed dash-dance instead of the dance-floor dance too often! Aghhh. I HATE getting old!

 

Paul Cowan

1 Year Ago

Well, I don't feel any older than I did 30 or 40 years ago. Just a bit slower and with some slight malfunctions. The only difference, of course, is that now I look back on the years of my mis-spent youth with a great deal of regret and wish I had been a lot more profligate in my mis-spending of it (any impression I may have given my offspring of dad's drug-crazed hippy 60s are sadly embroidered .... damn it! I was in the Conservative Association at uni!).

 

Greg Jackson

1 Year Ago

Old enough to remember 10 cent pay phones.

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I turned 59 this past November, and between 3 step-daughters, and one of my sons, my wife and I have a total of 11 grandchildren. At times I feel much older than 59, lol.

 

Elizabeth Lane

1 Year Ago

Just look at the great art on here! We get better with age........at 62, I'm just getting started [with the fun].
In a minute I will promo......I mean post mine.
I think it's safer to put oneself in the "over-the-hill, older than dirt category", yes?

 

Elizabeth Lane

1 Year Ago

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In celebration of the opening post and the image of Roger Sweezey's cockroach.

 

Terril Heilman

1 Year Ago

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JAXINE Cummins

1 Year Ago

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I really really qualify for this. Darn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Rich Franco

1 Year Ago

Chuck, Beautiful portrait!!!

Paul, I'm with you. If I stay away from mirrors and reflections and disregard the aches and pains, I feel like I always did, make the same mistakes I did when I was younger!!!

Greg, I have an older version, that works! in my garage! For many years, I used that phone in the kitchen and told people that they needed to put money into it, if they wanted to make any calls! Eventually the old printed circuit board inside died, and would have cost a couple of hunderds of $$$ to fix, so it's been retired now.

Rich

 

Greg Jackson

1 Year Ago

Rich,

I found that pay phone located in a side street location in Louisville, KY. during the 2010 Worldwide Photo Walk. Here in our town I've purposely looked for any working pay phones (just to see if any exist here), and cannot seem to fine one. Unique idea having people put money in the one you have, lol. :)

 

Mary Bedy

1 Year Ago

Lost both parents recently - mom 91 and dad 94. I was blessed to have them with me for 62 years. Here's a couple of my dad's pocket watches among the 4 or 5 I found in the house:

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Chuck Staley

1 Year Ago

It was a phone like this that I used when I was six and woke up and NO ONE WAS IN THE HOUSE!!!

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I quickly ran to the wall phone and cranked the handle. "Operator" she said.

I tearfully asked: "Where's my mother?"

"Now, Charles, your mother is at the hospital--you have a little baby sister! And your grandmother is on her way home to get you."

"How do YOU know?" I asked rudely. "Operators know everything," she replied.

And, guess what? They probably still do...

 

Janice Drew

1 Year Ago

Mary, my condolences to you on the passing of your parents. Bill, I enjoyed your story. I have a replica of an old fashioned phone in my kitchen. It is in working condition.

 

Mary Bedy

1 Year Ago

Chuck, you remind me of party lines....remember when we had to wait for the people who shared the circuit to get off the phone before we could use it? Now I do facetime with my grandchildren wherever I am. We've come a long way, baby...

Edit - thanks, Janice. They died within 5 months of each other. Clearing out the house of a 94 year old man who never threw anything out was interesting....

 

Angelina Vick

1 Year Ago

Age is only a number John. =)

I really do think being young is a condition of the heart.
Maybe the mind as well....willing to keep looking at the world with fresh eyes and wanting to engage in it.

I'm not going to age anymore after 39 though...I'm just going to stop right there...lol.

 

Patricia Strand

1 Year Ago

Chuck, what a story! Mary, I do remember our phone being on a party line when I was a child, and I thought it was really spooky. Angelina, your words are so true. Mary Ellen, I had not heard of the term Geezette -- very clever, love it!

 

Catherine Howard

1 Year Ago

After reading all of these wonderful posts... I am thinking I may be one of the oldest on FAA... or at least close to.. Wow... could I have the honourary title of "elder Catherine" or maybe "Catherine the Elder" sounds more worthy of my esteemed age.. lol

 

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