Full blown geezerhood

Posted by: Papa

Full blown geezerhood - 07/23/13 05:21 PM

I am receiving Medicare, Social Insecurity, and just made out my will. I informed them at work that I have reached the age where I can no longer be held accountable for any decisions I make even though the will says i have a sound mind.

Making out a will is a different experience. I went the lawyer route rather than trying to do it with a computer program. I did the will, power of attorney, medical directive, power of attorney for medical care, and a beneficiary deed for the house. The cost was well worth it for the added peace of mind.
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: Full blown geezerhood - 07/23/13 06:26 PM

We did our wills this past Spring. Even though we are young, it is a peace of mind knowing things are taken care of. Still need to do the whole funeral planning one day.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Full blown geezerhood - 07/23/13 06:42 PM


CONGRATULATIONS!
(?)

I was out 4 the evening playing
a few favorite tunes on a JukeBox
when some jerk yells over the music;
"WHO PLAYED 'THE GEEZER ROCK'?" cry

At first I felt insulted
then I realized, HE WAS RIGHT! frown



FlashBack
Posted by: Papa

Re: Full blown geezerhood - 07/23/13 06:44 PM

I gave both my kids a written letter explaining by burial wishes. We purchased cemetery lots and had a tombstone installed several years before the wife passed away.

I had always planned on being shot by a jealous 18 year old husband when i was 80 but the number of possible jealous husbands has been expanding at a rapid rate so I did the will now.
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: Full blown geezerhood - 07/23/13 06:53 PM

Originally Posted By: Papa
I had always planned on being shot by a jealous 18 year old husband when i was 80


laugh

Ha! Love it
Posted by: AusMac

Re: Full blown geezerhood - 07/24/13 02:23 AM

So. Officially, how old is a geezer?
Posted by: musicalmarv7

Re: Full blown geezerhood - 07/24/13 03:24 AM

Thinking about this is very depressing. Maybe one day i will partake in this but not for now.
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: Full blown geezerhood - 07/24/13 06:10 AM

Well, if you google How old is a geezer, the first answer pops up is Geezer Butler! laugh

But the Urban Dictionary says:
1. geezer
In the U.K.: A guy, a bloke, a person in general. The British equivalent of the American slang word "dude".

In the U.S.: An old man, particularly one who is either cranky or eccentric. Rather derogatory term.


So here in the U.S. I guess it depends. I'm 48 and don't feel it at all, yet to some younger people, I'm old!
Posted by: drjohn

Re: Full blown geezerhood - 07/24/13 07:14 AM

Originally Posted By: musicalmarv7
Thinking about this is very depressing. Maybe one day i will partake in this but not for now.


Thinking about not reaching geezerhood would be more depressing. wink
Posted by: drjohn

Re: Full blown geezerhood - 07/24/13 07:21 AM

Originally Posted By: Papa
I am receiving Medicare, Social Insecurity, and just made out my will. I informed them at work that I have reached the age where I can no longer be held accountable for any decisions I make even though the will says i have a sound mind.


I need to remember that line. LOL laugh
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Full blown geezerhood - 07/24/13 07:50 AM

Geezer Rock? No! That's real rock! cool
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Full blown geezerhood - 07/24/13 08:19 AM

Originally Posted By: Celandine

CONGRATULATIONS!
(?)

I was out 4 the evening playing
a few favorite tunes on a JukeBox
when some jerk yells over the music;
"WHO PLAYED 'THE GEEZER ROCK'?" cry

At first I felt insulted
then I realized, HE WAS RIGHT! frown



FlashBack



ROFL....
What a perfect fit.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Geezer-rock
Posted by: Pirate

Re: Full blown geezerhood - 07/24/13 10:41 AM

First I was a greaser...now I am a geezer...full tilt boogie over the hill and headed down the other side sails flapping in the wind long of tooth (only got one) short of hair (only got one of those too)...waiting for the zombies to attack but then I am safe cause I hear zombies don't know how to work an elevator
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Full blown geezerhood - 07/24/13 11:14 AM

They don't need to know how to work an elevator.
Please view part @ 2:10

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcwTxRuq-uk
Posted by: Pirate

Re: Full blown geezerhood - 07/24/13 03:21 PM

Got a good supply of cooking oil...that'll stop'em
Posted by: Pirate

Re: Full blown geezerhood - 07/24/13 03:43 PM

Geezers and old fogies rock the house

http://www.wimp.com/elderlyperformance/
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Full blown geezerhood - 07/24/13 03:50 PM

LOL... but... but.. there's millions of them!
Posted by: Pirate

Re: Full blown geezerhood - 07/24/13 03:52 PM

gallons and gallons and more gallons of cooking oil
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Full blown geezerhood - 07/24/13 04:30 PM

Originally Posted By: Pirate
Geezers and old fogies rock the house

http://www.wimp.com/elderlyperformance/


Old Fogerty Rock
Posted by: Stumpy1

Re: Full blown geezerhood - 07/24/13 05:38 PM

I wholeheartedly agree!

grin
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Full blown geezerhood - 07/24/13 05:53 PM

If it weren't for Geezers and old Fogerty's I'd never see another concert.


Papa,
Quote:
The cost was well worth it for the added peace of mind.


Peace of mind is worth the cost. For you and for family…
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Full blown geezerhood - 07/24/13 06:39 PM

Originally Posted By: Acumowchek
If it weren't for Geezers and old Fogerty's I'd never see another concert.



Seriously frown
We saw Roger Waters in '04 on his 61st B'Day
during a brief lull between two songs I yelled;
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ROG!" cry
he gave a small smile and said, 'Thank You' smile

apparently the kids didn't have a clue.

The last time I saw Pink Floyd, a kid
sat down behind us, leaned forward and
asked, "Which one is Dave Gilmour?" shocked
I handed him my monocular saying, "See
that fat ol' man in the tee-shirt? ...that's
who you spent your paper-money to see."

Another time we were seeing Pink Floyd in
Yankee Stadium, and they were in the middle
of "Astronomy Domine" when a kid next to Ted
asks him, "Is THIS From Their NEW Album?" smile
When Ted stopped laughing he said, "Kid,
THIS was "New" when I was Your Age!" grin


Another time we were in MSGarden to
see The Moody Blues and Donovan was the
opening act. The kid behind us blurted out,
"WHO IS DIS GUY?!?" cry I almost hit him!

** The "Geezer Version"
...some things improve with age. wink
Posted by: Stumpy1

Re: Full blown geezerhood - 07/25/13 07:56 AM

Very enjoyable, Celandine. Stills can still carry a tune.
Posted by: Pirate

Re: Full blown geezerhood - 07/25/13 08:02 AM

I use to get a kick out of watching the PBS old rock and roll, doowop reunion shows, seeing the old groups doing their stuff again but for the most part most of them have lost both their hearing and vocal range, to the point that it has an adverse effect on the show
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Full blown geezerhood - 07/25/13 10:17 AM

Originally Posted By: Stumpy1
Very enjoyable, Celandine. Stills can still carry a tune.


That John (old wink ) Fogerty song/link
was actually to one of the songs from
His Latest Album/CD called
"John Fogerty, Made Songs For Everyone"
(samples available in the iTunes Store)

in which John plays with various other
Big-Name Stars. cool cool

J.F. has lost neither his touch nor appeal smile

GOODONIM!
Posted by: Stumpy1

Re: Full blown geezerhood - 07/25/13 03:13 PM

I still like watching those, but the problems of age are a reminder that I'm not young anymore.

When singing or playing, practice can help, but can't always accomplish everything.

There's an album from the '70s called "After the Ball" with Joan Morris (voice) and Robert Bolcom (piano). Morris' singing on that album was totally outstanding - beautiful and amazing.

I've not heard much of her since, though I understand she and Bolcom are still active.

About ten years ago one of my brothers claimed she was losing some of her ability to sing due to age. This happens to most of us, I think, to a lesser or greater degree depending on practice, events in our lives, and whatever gifts God has given us.

When I listen to my voice-mail recordings at work, I hear my Dad's voice when he was getting up in years. A reminder that time marches on.
Posted by: Stumpy1

Re: Full blown geezerhood - 07/25/13 03:15 PM

BTW, Papa, congrats on doing your will. A good thing to do, in my opinion. smile
Posted by: Papa

Re: Full blown geezerhood - 07/25/13 03:50 PM

Thanks. I went in and finished the papers this morning. I spent two days on the phone making sure that everything had a POD or TOD on file. We very seldom get any warning when our life contract is running out. Might as well do it when we can.
Posted by: Papa

Re: Full blown geezerhood - 07/25/13 03:55 PM

I have seen what happens when someone dies without a will. It is time consuming and expensive to deal with. We had a friendly lawyer that helped keep the cost down but it still took almost 2 years to fix everything.
Posted by: cope

Re: Full blown geezerhood - 07/27/13 02:35 PM

Hope you cleared your browser history as well.cool
Posted by: Papa

Re: Full blown geezerhood - 07/27/13 02:48 PM

I will be sure and do that. Strange the lawyer didn't suggest it. They did give me a form to lay out my burial wishes. I may ask to be cremated and have my ashes scattered in Kate Upton's lingerie drawer.

How are things in the mildew state?
Posted by: cope

Re: Full blown geezerhood - 07/27/13 03:14 PM

Things are piling up.

I have had a busy summer doing teachery stuff (5 days at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University studying "Space Medicine: The Human Factor", 2 days at Daytona Racetrack creating lessons for "Driving Science" and 8 days beefing up on oceanography and climate) and baby-sitting $1,500 worth of sod (a tedious process). Lots of distractions at work (don't ask) such that the coming school year promises to be...shall we say "challenging".

Mrs. cope is still vastly underemployed (and uninsured until that communistic, socialistic, Kenyan Obamacare comes into play) presenting us with various financial challenges but daughter and family just moved into a brand new house that is a bit quicker to get to (less than 2 hours) and that is good.
Posted by: Papa

Re: Full blown geezerhood - 07/27/13 04:23 PM

Sounds like a mixed bag of things. Some good and some not so good. Is she not teaching? I can't complain on the insurance front. Between my NALC insurance and Medicare, I have really good coverage.
Posted by: cope

Re: Full blown geezerhood - 07/28/13 06:25 AM

Her teaching gig lasted one school year then her position was given to a nurse from the county office who had seniority.

She is doing contract work (i.e., no salary, no benefits, no fixed schedule) as a home health care nurse for a hospice organization. Her last paycheck (as well as several previous ones) bounced.

I need 6 more years of teaching to get my 30 years in the system at which time I will be LXX. I think I can make it but the way the education system is being systematically destroyed for the profit of various corporations, it will be difficult to weather the storm.

We have a new principal with an unknown agenda and the assistant principal in charge of my department will be retiring after this year. I was in good graces with my previous principal and current assistant principal so right now, I'm golden. All that can change in an instant, however, so I never really know what's coming down the road.
Posted by: Papa

Re: Full blown geezerhood - 07/28/13 07:01 AM

I am sure there is a silver lining in there somewhere. You might as well hang around here some. You can vent your frustrations, post some electric pickle videos, and you might get the inspiration to start playing the banjo again.
Posted by: cope

Re: Full blown geezerhood - 07/28/13 04:15 PM

There is always a silver lining. I expect I will hang out in here a bit more often and quit just reading things online (politics, education) that serve only to raise my ire.

I have in fact tuned my 12-string acoustic to an open G tuning and am working on improving my skills using a beautiful ceramic slide my loverly wife got me for my b'day.

Electric pickle videos...maybe not so much as I got some blowback about how unsafe my procedure was. More likely, I will try to become more proficient using my various telescopes and cameras. Yeah, THAT'S the ticket...

So it goes.