May 22, 1948. Yes that is when I was born.
2007 - 1948 = 59 years.
Sure I can do the math (with the help of a calculator , numbers this LARGE are a little hard), but the real question is, "How did the years pass so fast?"
I really can't complain as my health is very good. I have never spent the night in a hospital from an illness. Two overnight stays, one when I was hit by a car in Los Angeles when I was 12 and for a tonsillectomy when I was 15.
I can count on one hand the number of days I have missed work from illness.
The old saying, "I am not as good as I once was, but I am as good once as I ever was" ( heck I never was as good as I thought I was anyway).
But I can still put in a hard days work ( with the help of aspirin) but am sore the next day if I have used muscles I am not used to using.
I have type II diabetes but have no trouble keeping it under control if I eat like I should. I really don't have to follow a diet, just watch my sweet intake.
My eye site is alright for someone my age as I can see in the distance better than most people of any age and just need glasses to read.
I have more forehead to wash but it is offset by having less hair to comb. Heck, I even have less teeth to brush than when I was younger.
I still like to look at the women, but I just can't remember why!
So as I wind down to retirement I guess I am very fortunate for the shape I am in.
Now I have something to look forward to, the BIG six O.