Well, I’ll turn the “big 6-0” this week. I tried to prepare myself over the last year, realizing it will be a new era. I do agree with my children that 60s is the beginning of sounding old, but you wouldn’t know it if you met me.

I’ve given many speeches, and I tell people that you can’t really control what happens to your body from the neck up, but you have total control from the neck down. Of course, I’m eliminating plastic surgery. Just know, I do support any surgery that gives you confidence.

David Tepera: davidtepera@yahoo.com.

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Paula Flinn

I’m 79, and didn’t slow down until 75, when at work, I missed a step, fell, and broke my ankle. Before surgery, I was given a dose of Fentanyl & Versed for a “muscle relaxant,” and I was allergic to it. It nearly threw me into cardiac arrest.

Since then, I have not been able to do anything without taking some rest breaks. My stamina is low. My fatigue is real. I cannot mow my own lawn anymore. I do take vitamins and calcium and BP meds. I still exercise at lest 3 times a week and walk.

My point is that you probably won’t feel old until after 75 or so. Or maybe you fall and break something like I did. I am still recovering from Fentanyl I was given.

David Tepera

Hey Paula

You’ve had a tough road. Glad you’re recovering. I appreciate the uplift knowing I’m still a youngn. 😁

Carlos Ponce

Some can be "old" before what most consider "old". But I know some in their 90s who are still growing strong.

Robert Bear cleaned out the overgrowth at the Alta Loma Cemetery. He then cleared out the overgrowth at the Camp Wallace Army/Navy Base in Jack Brooks Park. He'll be 84 in a few weeks.

David Tepera

I love it !!

Ted Gillis

Robert Bear is great guy. Almost a hero. Send him to the Arcadia Evergreen Cemetery next, will you.

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