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View Poll Results: As a user what's your approximate age.
20-29 Years Old 3 1.54%
30-39 Years Old 10 5.13%
40-49 Years Old 21 10.77%
50-59 Years Old 44 22.56%
60-69 Years Old 80 41.03%
70+ Years Old (older than dirt ) 37 18.97%
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Old 11-23-2015, 10:22 AM   #15
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I think Byron's guess that the average age has gone down is probably correct given the number o posts that I've read over the last few months by new or wannabe owners. I hope they will participate in the survey. Us oldsters tend to get out and vote in higher numbers whatever the issue is! Hubby and I are almost older than dirt.
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Old 11-23-2015, 12:15 PM   #16
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Some like to suggest that we get out, travel and make memories, and I cannot agree more. Making them is not the problem - keeping them may start getting harder. As Homer (Homer Simpson, that is) would say: "If I make a new memory, I have to forget an old one!"
Not to worry about keeping the memories. Without the memory you can go back to same place, enjoy and it's all new to you.

We took my mother-in-law to the same day use area in a local State Park every year. Every year was "This sure is pretty, I don't remember ever being here". New experience for her every year.
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Old 11-23-2015, 07:38 PM   #17
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Well, I'm in the middle spread.... kind of like my own middle spread.
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Old 11-23-2015, 09:31 PM   #18
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I participated in the poll, andif anyone is curious - I'm older than dirt. I recall my granny being very private about her age, and when asked she always replied "I'm as old as my tongue, and a bit older than my teeth".
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Old 11-24-2015, 02:18 AM   #19
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Yay! So far I classify as the young fella here. No doubt that will change soon though.

(I added a descriptor to the one category, just to clarify things )
Thanks, Jim, I really need the reminder.
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Old 11-24-2015, 08:26 AM   #20
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I almost wish there were a few more upper age brackets. My mother is 89 and still RVing regularly, though not in an egg. Curious if she has much company… Anyway, nowadays who considers 70 "older than dirt"!?
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Old 11-24-2015, 10:45 AM   #21
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Yep, that terminology ranks right up there with "Geezer" and other derogatory terms popular in the last century to describe individuals of a certain age and/or ability and, in 2015, many find them as offensive as the waiter/waitress who addresses customers of a certain age as "You Kids", in hopes of improving their tips.

Although the results of the last "Age" poll were never posted, I don't see any unexpected information. Basically, 85% of the group is over 50, and 60% is over 60, which, except for occasional grandchildren, pretty much rules out the need for including Bounce Houses and Pony Rides at FGRV events.

In short, we are "branding" ourselves to many as being the to-remained-unnamed group in a 1969 western movie starring Walter Bernnan, Chill Wills and Andy Devine.

To counter O-T-D, the phrase "70 is the new 50" fits well.
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Old 11-24-2015, 04:50 PM   #22
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Abnormal distribution?

This survey does need one or two more bins on the old age end. Why should all those "older than dirt" be lumped together? Those of us just over 70 are very different from those over 80 (much older than dirt) and those over 90 (really much older than dirt), regardless of how many of us are still around. Those who complain about the aphorisms, lighten up, please.

And, as far statistics go, the plot should have the shape of normal distribution - the bell curve more or less, but it does not. The old end is distorted.
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Old 11-24-2015, 04:58 PM   #23
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The old end is distorted.
which old end? Raz
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Old 11-24-2015, 05:46 PM   #24
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I don't see any"Aphorisms" being used in this thread at all.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aphorism


But a lot of euphemisms seem abound when referring those in certain age groups.
i.e. Kids, Geezers, older than dirt etc.... None of which do I appreciate. When a group of individuals are reduced to euphanisms they are, in turn, marginalized.


This is not at all different than the father that, just this past week, objected to his son , who is serving in the military, being referred to as "Boots on the Ground".


And the other point I make is that there are many reasons why the age group on this site will never be represented by a typical bell curve distribution. Our interests, to site another euphemism, are "Age Appropriate". LOL
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Old 11-24-2015, 06:04 PM   #25
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Sometimes I feel older than Abe's dog. Then better half barks marching orders and I'm over it.
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Old 11-24-2015, 07:10 PM   #26
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Yep, that terminology ranks right up there with "Geezer" and other derogatory terms popular in the last century to describe individuals of a certain age and/or ability and, in 2015, many find them as offensive as the waiter/waitress who addresses customers of a certain age as "You Kids", in hopes of improving their tips.
The only way a term like that could possibly be derogatory, is if that was the intent of the person using it. "Older that dirt" and "Geezer" are expressions I here elderly folks use, way more than young ones, and almost always said light heartedly.
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Old 11-24-2015, 07:29 PM   #27
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I'm a Geezer and dang proud of it... now give me my dang discount!

I see the Geezer group is ahead. Go US!
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Made one little memory...

We once stopped to buy lunch at a small place by the side of the road somewhere down south. After I paid the cashier for our wonderful pulled pork sandwiches and we were walking out, I said to my dear wife: "Did you notice she called me 'hon'?" She just looked at me and smiled. I did not mind it one bit!
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