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Being a Senior Vet is a lot of fun

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Tom Strunk, Mar 26, 2009.

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  1. Tom Strunk

    Tom Strunk Well-Known Member

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    Getting ready for the Arizona State shoot so I went to my Doctor today and have a heart monitor on me so I can be prepared for the whatever. I'm all wired up and must leave it on for 24 hours. Hell, my old friend Frank Hoppe wasn't sure if he was going to have to try and catch me at the Spring Grand when I almost passed out, but I was able to make it to a table for support--

    Then April 15th for my knee replacement. Ah -- the golden years.

    Shoot well, hope to see a lot of you at our state shoot.

    Tom Strunk
     
  2. below 0

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    Getting old sure sucks....But it beats the alternitive...lol Dale
     
  3. RogerNRA

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    If some one would have told me it was going to be this way, I would have stayed young................Roger
     
  4. biff

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    Tom, think of this way; it is such an advantage to be in a class with a bunch of old folks who can hardly see, with lots of aches and pains, ones who have seen their better days of shooting for the last forty or fifty years. Think of it as a piece of cake, with very little competition and every year some of those old vetrans move up into that class.....why even Kaye will be in it next year along with your buddy Frank Hoppe. The easy category everyone looks forward to reaching, you lucky dog! Biff
     
  5. Chango2

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    One thing golden in these golden years is one's urine. Hate to be so graphic, but benign prostate hyperplasia is to blame.
     
  6. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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    Tom ... welcome to Geezerhood!

    Remember... it is better to be a "has been" that a "never was".

    Do like I do...tell everyone that you are only old on the outside, but still only 30 inside. Of course, the other day one of the guys piped up with "You have had more repairs and replacement parts that a '53 Buick! You are a damned cyborg"!
     
  7. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    With only one good leg, Tom is still one of the most fierce competitive shooters around whether it's clay or the feathered kind! No wonder he may have slight heart problems, his is as big as Texas! A great friend to those fortunate enough to know him! After the state shoot and getting that bionic man knee, you'll be geared toward even better shooting my friend! Good luck to you next week too!!

    Hap
     
  8. Tom Strunk

    Tom Strunk Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone. As someone recently told me "at least your on the right side of the grass"

    Hope you all have a great season of shootin them pesty clay targets. See you at Tucson for our State Shoot and on crutches at the Redlands Winter Chain.

    Tom Strunk
     
  9. School Teacher

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    I will get to be a Senior Vet next year.

    I am still teaching (part time) and being around young people makes you feel young. We have so many good kids that I have great hope for the future. Many are struggling with family situations that were unthinkable when many of us were young.

    Every day is a new day and better than before.

    Ed Ward
     
  10. Mike Michalski

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    In 2 years, when I become a senior vet, so will Kay. I can hardly wait!
     
  11. Hauxfan

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    Hell......If I had known I was going to live so long, I'd have taken better care of myself.............lol

    Hauxfan!
     
  12. warren

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    viva viagra

    warren
     
  13. Onceabum

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    Many Senior Vets are the toughest shooters on the planet. Good luck!

    BB
     
  14. Old Confederate

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    A couple of years ago on a Sat. morning I was watching a high school kid shoot and he was shooting twice before I could get my gun up. A fellow shooter ask me if I wish I was young and quick enough to be that fast. My reply was that I don't have homework to do on the weekend and I don't have to go to work Monday morning. BEING OLD IS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!! Larry
     
  15. Big Heap

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    George Freeman, walking back to the clubhouse after an event, told a squad mate that he was 80. I overheard the comment and asked George why he had said that. Response was, "Sonny, I stutter and it's too hard to say ssseventy-ssseven".
     
  16. AAtrap

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    Hauxfan, You are so right. I guess all we can do,is laugh about it. Been fighting the surgeon's knife for several yrs. now. Knee, back, and now shoulder. Afraid it may be a loosing battle. Think this shooting yr. will tell.

    Good shooting all
    Hang in there
    Steve
     
  17. awbenz

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    I'm not 60 yet and I've had a stroke, open heart surgery, pins and screws in both feet, a plate and screws in my neck, yes I said Neck. Can't shoot now because of an Anurisym. Can't wait for the golden years.
    Bob said getting old isn't for Sissy's. Allen
     
  18. mudbug

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    I'm a SV also, and it is a sure thing - gettin' old ain't for sissies!

    Milt
     
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