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3 hours ago, greensider said:

Given your family history and other factors such as job and hobbies how long do you think you will live or be happy reaching I think 70 would be nice 

Anything over 56 is a bonus if I go by family history. 


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Mom lived to 91 Pop to 93.  Both sharp as a tack until their passing.  I’m 50 and seriously question my tap out. If you don’t see me start a birthday thread or snarky remarks.... I’ve met my maker 

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At almost 55 with the exception of cancer from smoking a fair amount of my family especially on grandmothers side live fairly long lives my grandmother being 98 now and her brother still going strong hopefully I have at least 25 to 30 more seasons 

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My Dad died from lung cancer at the age of 66 . My mother almost made it to 90 years of age .

When I go , I expect someone will be saying , Go check Ed's tree stand and see if his Blaze Orange walker is still there . 

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Here is one for you guys I’m 33 and today the 6th person from my high school graduating class of 160 passed away. That is slightly over 3% or more than double the average death rate for 33 year olds.


That being said my mother is my oldest living relative at 69 years old. All 4 of my grandparents died before the age of 70 all from smoking related illness. So who knows but I’ll take what I can get.


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Here is one for you guys I’m 33 and today the 6th person from my high school graduating class of 160 passed away. That is slightly over 3% or more than double the average death rate for 33 year olds.


That being said my mother is my oldest living relative at 69 years old. All 4 of my grandparents died before the age of 70 all from smoking related illness. So who knows but I’ll take what I can get.


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My family genetics are not great, cancer runs in the family as does heart problems. I am trying to help myself as much as I can. Haven’t smoked since I was a teen, always been a hard worker and I go to the gym at least 3 days a week. Now that I work for the state well let’s just say I don’t work as hard as I used to. 

I am back on my weight loss regimen though. I have lost 55 lbs total but had to loose 15 again that I gained back. Looking to loose another 25 so 75 lbs total, I can say just getting the 15 off again I feel better. 

I am 49 now, I hope to make it to at least 70 .

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Well I just went over the 62 hump and am taking no major meds ( except Cholesterol med ) so hopefully I'd like to get 20-30 years out of SS and Pensions ! But do to being Irish and the little bastard Murphy it will be the day after I paid off the mortgage !

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My dad is the first male on his side of the family to live past 52. All of them drop dead of heart attacks. My dad has had two heart attacks already, one at 42 the second at 51. He’s 66 now and has been having some issues so I’m not sure how much longer he will last.

Females on both sides live into their 80s-90s. Not sure where I’ll end up but I’m not in bad shape but that really doesn’t matter as my old man is in decent shape weight wise and my grandfather was a newly retired Marine drill Sargent when he went. I figure if I can maintain a decent weight combined with today’s medicine, I should make it to at least 70 or so

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I was at the hospital today taking what they call the Nuclear Stress Test . I don't know the results yet but it must be okay as they turned me loose . Should be good for a few more years .

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Neither of which is Marine Corps Policy !

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On 8/13/2019 at 1:47 PM, Robhuntandfish said:

My Dad lived to 61 and his Dad lived to 61......hmmmm

Fat full and pushing 50!  Just had my physical last week and no issues.  I take NO meds at all and i am never sick - have 450 hours of sick time only because they max you out there.  I will be the guy that just drops one day out of the blue. lol. 

My Dad died on January 14th and his Dad died on January 14th. Only time I get superstitious! Always glad to see January 15th!

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I have never Smoked Cigarettes.So that is a plus. And my Liver is probably doing well as, I am only a Social Drinker on Holidays. 3 or 4 Capt Morgan's Rum and, I am a happy Drunk to have around on the Holidays. Seriously- that is the only time, I drink. I will be 60 on September 15th and hope, I can make age 70.

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Looks like the men in my family tend to go somewhere in the 80's, but I do have lot that made it to the 90's. The women in my family tend to make it to the 90's. Id be happy making it to my 80's

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Be 66 in Dec. Mom into her 94th year. I guess I have time to hunt and to get my 2nd hole-in-one.

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On ‎8‎/‎13‎/‎2019 at 10:43 AM, greensider said:

Given your family history and other factors such as job and hobbies how long do you think you will live or be happy reaching I think 70 would be nice 

I personally have no expectations because given the world we live in today it can all be gone in a second. As long as I can see the fall come and go and I am able to enjoy what is out there to experience I am good. When I get to the point where I can't do what I enjoy it is time to cash it in.

Sitting in a chair gazing out the window is not for me regardless of age.

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On 8/13/2019 at 10:51 AM, wooly said:

Could be any day now,lol

My family has a history of suffering into their 80's and early 90's.

I intend to break that trend and planning on tapping out here in a few more years by the age of 50 as soon as I complete my saw collection!:D

You aint going nowhere! I just planted some black walnut that will be ready for carving in 20 years! 

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Mom is 86 Dad passed last year at 86. Just try to stay healthy, got to cut back on the booze at 56 it catches up with ya. Not the pounds but for me the dehydration part of it and makes my joints ache. 


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I recently learned of a friend's passing at the ripe old age of 82.  It was a shock, since he was very healthy for his age.  An infection from an injury took him out.  The saddest part is, he was the primary contact for his mother, who is now 112 and still lives at home with nurse visitation, and wasn't able to come up from Florida for the funeral.

He used to say his mother wakes every day wondering why God didn't take her during the night.

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Both my grandfathers succumbed to cancer.  My grandmothers lived to 86 and 92.  They grew up in hard times.  My parents are a bit more fortunate to be able to take better care of themselves.  My dad is 70 and just hiked up to the top of Inari mountain with my oldest son sitting on his shoulder the whole way up and down without breaking a sweat.


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Read "The Blue Zone".  Studies parts of the world where there are extremely large concentration of people who lived to 100 and their life styles.  Diet and exercise are obvious but what I found to be the most interesting is that they found these people worked in some way or another till the very end.  They also continue to be a major part family decision making.  Essentially, once you are no longer "needed" and/or you're cast aside by your family, the clock starts to tick faster.

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"We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." - Native American Indian Proverb

"My goal in life is to become as wonderful as my dog thinks I am" - Toby & Eileen Green

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Hard to say. I have good longevity in my family, but despite being much healthier than my parents I seem to somehow have a higher blood pressure than them.

So Maybe into my 80's or maybe I keel over at 55.

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