VIRUS - TROJAN Warning #39

By: GardenGrrl , 10:24 PM GMT on January 25, 2014

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This is the best song I have heard in 2014. Got all nostalgic and dug through a box of old photos. Here's some pics of my big sis and me....although I think I have done a pretty good job of not getting old inspite of growing old.



At the "Swimming Pool".



Hi Sandi, Shirley, Linda, Briar, WTS, Rob, Bug and Tony from the previous blog :)

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49. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
1:24 AM GMT on February 07, 2014
GardenGrrl has created a new entry.
48. ozgalah
11:15 PM GMT on February 06, 2014
Hi GG, the scam warning is good, our computer got held to ransom a while ago and it was a real pain! It looked like a official notice from our Federal police and when I first saw it I thought what have I done but reading further it asked for $100 to free the computer but there was no address to contact just a post office account to pay into. We contacted our internet provider who told us to contact the police as it was fraud, the police were great, but it took all day to sort and even then they said we were lucky as many people lost their computers for good.
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47. calpoppy
6:59 PM GMT on February 06, 2014
Snowing on your day off is a good thing, you and Roxie can go play in it! At least you have been getting good moisture, maybe a good year for wildflowers??
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46. GardenGrrl
5:51 PM GMT on February 06, 2014
Hello All, IT IS SNOWING!!!!!

There was nothing about this in the weather report yesterday afternoon. Just said cold and more cold. It is a nice dry powdery snow so is very pretty.

Hi Briar, that is a good idea about googling an ad vendor one is interested in rather than clicking on it first.

Hi Linda, I have always like Joan Baez. She sings this song perfectly. Yes we have brutally cold here. Okay, from a Southerners standpoint this is brutally cold.

Hi Skyepony, your garden is starting to look lush. A couple more weeks and that will all be filled in with happy green things. What are those, onions, peppers, broccoli?

Hi Sandi, they just get more and more creative with the scams. Apparently with carpet tape as well. (snicker ;)

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45. sandiquiz
10:36 AM GMT on February 06, 2014
I have a Yahoo mail address and they are very good at popping scam type mails straight into the spam folder. I have to check it occasionally as it sometimes pops Flickr mail into the spam folder, too.

I went into it this morning and found a mail from Barclays bank telling me my transaction was now complete .... I'm sorry? What? I don't bank with Barclays! So it was "poofed" along with three or four more that had dropped in over night!

I agree with Briar on the adverts, too. I hardly ever get adverts as I have subscriptions for most of the websites I actually use. I dislike adverts on the TV and so don't want them on the Internet.... but a friend clicked on an advert for carpet tape, as she had a carpet that insisted on lifting, and found herself on an "S&M" site!!!

Who knew they used carpet tape as well as handcuffs and whips!!! lol
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44. Skyepony (Mod)
3:29 AM GMT on February 06, 2014
Thanks for the trojan warning. I can think of a few that should hear about this one.

Garden is recovered from the cold..

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43. Thoughtsteader
2:19 AM GMT on February 06, 2014
I was so pleased the other day - I finally got one of those "Send me 40 grand and we'll both be rich" emails. Actually, this wasn't the Nigerian king - it was supposedly from a soldier trying to get his friend back from Afghanistan, or money, or something. I didn't read the whole thing. I just made it go POOF!

We finally had some sunshine this afternoon, and it was wonderful. It's been so danged gray for so long that I didn't realize the days had gotten a half-hour longer. We're making progress.

You are flat cold. I do think I saw that San Antonio and Austin may have some wintery precipitation tomorrow. None of that for us, I don't think, but a high of 42 is shiver-worthy.

The last two nasty days I went on a soup making binge, and now I've got enough in the freezer to keep me through February. No need to worry about supper, if I ever get to start really working again. ;)

I can't believe no one's posted this. I feel younger and older all at once listening to it. It's hard to believe I heard her sing it at a Bread and Roses concert in the 70s.

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42. BriarCraft
1:46 AM GMT on February 06, 2014
So glad you didn't get suckered in by the email. I have learned the hard way not to click on most links in emails from people I know, because they might have been suckered by one of these scams. When in doubt, mouse over a link and look in the lower left corner of your browswer before you click. At least in Firefox, and I think other browsers, you'll see the web address. Make sure it's a good one before clicking on a link. Any link.

Exercise the same caution about ads on web pages. You never know where they might take you. So if you are interested in what an ad is selling. Google that vendor and make sure you are going to a legitimate place and not a phishing site.

Oh, and happy GGfriday!

And extra happy that no one you care about is in need of a funeral.
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41. GardenGrrl
11:05 AM GMT on February 05, 2014
Good morning. It is cold and windy here. Brrrr. It's my Friday (Yay).
So hoping the biggest dilemma today will be thinking about what to cook on my days off in this cold weather. Hi Mom.

Hi WTS, why thank you. It's good to be the Vice President of Everything ;) Now if I could only find that darn limo.
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40. WatchinTheSky
4:55 PM GMT on February 04, 2014
You are wise on many counts, GG - I mean, Madame Vice Prez!

Looks like your freeze/thaw weather continues.
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39. GardenGrrl
10:58 AM GMT on February 04, 2014
Warning Funeral Home Scams via e-mail

I just got an e-mail on "e-stationary" that looked like it came from a funeral home. It was vague and talked about a friend passing away. It also contained a link to the details for when where etc for the service.

As the notice did not mention a name I almost clicked on that. Then it occurred to me most announcements would say who died.

I googled funeral home e-mail scams and this one came up as a brand spanking new scam for 2014. If you click on the link it will load a Trojan and malware into your computer.

Bottom line; never click on any e-mail links. From anyone. If you are that curious, google what they say the link is too. If the subject doesn't show up in google or is billed as a scam, it is.

Here is a link to BBB and what they say about this
Delete Fake Funeral Notice
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38. calpoppy
5:25 PM GMT on February 03, 2014
I hope your plants survive the flip/flopping weather!!
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37. Ylee
3:16 PM GMT on February 03, 2014
Lately, I think Kentucky's moved closer to Minnesota! :' )
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36. sandiquiz
2:59 PM GMT on February 03, 2014
I laughed at your comment, "rinse and repeat"!
I have just fetched the rubber tread strip, that I placed on the decking to stop it being slippery, back from the bottom of the garden. It is now anchored down by two large wooden chairs and three cans of paint!

I contemplated putting out some towels to dry on the washing line, but then I saw a plastic dustbin lid go sailing down the path behind my house, so decided against putting them out. I envisaged them taking off... next stop Texas!

Our rinse and repeat is rain and wind. If it isn't raining, it is windy, and for good measure, some days we get both together!
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35. GardenGrrl
11:20 AM GMT on February 03, 2014
Good Morning, we dodged the bullet here as far as ice goes. It rained. We had sleet. This went on most of the morning and afternoon. The drive home was not bad. Roads clearing up. Except for the soft ground you can't tell we had any moisture here this morning.

Farther north I think it may be different. Leaving work there was one old red truck covered in frozen snow and icicles. Must have had a long drive to get to work.


Hi Barb, what a cute little guy. He looks like he hasn't figured out if he likes snow or not yet. They should of had a big puppy with him to play.

Hi Skye, we had 72 the other day followed by 30, Go figure. Glad you got lots planted. Grow Grow Grow!

Hi Tony, oh do scan those photos and have the Queen label them so the grand kids know who is who. I have a box of old photos that are supposed to be family only I don't know who they are.

Hi Bug, I have to admit Sinatra does the song smoother, but Jimmy, well he's a classic.

Hi Ylee, we seem to be getting similar cold weather. Are you sure Kentucky isn't closer to Texas?

Hi Briar, we have cedar and juniper to contend with during the winter months. It has never been a problem before. Oh well. Funny song, I will be humming it today.

Hi Linda, so it's mountain cedar eh? So far we don't have any problem with ice in the metro-plex. I will take that blessing for sure. Glad it feels warm enough to keep the plants out where you are. It should be warm on the coast dog gonnit. We are supposed to warm up tomorrow and get cold again. Rinse and repeat.
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34. Thoughtsteader
2:49 AM GMT on February 03, 2014
Hi GG ~ I saw a report that the bridge over Lake Lewisville had iced over. I sure do hope you don't have a mess to contend with. We dropped from 69 this morning to 43 now, but it's not supposed to freeze here tonight. I had better not - most of the plants are back outside, although tucked in a corner out of the wind.

The mountain cedar has just been awful this year. I wouldn't be surprised if that's not what's affecting you. If we could get some good rain and wind, it'll knock it down. Then, we can start waiting for the pine pollen! And hackberry! And oak! Hooray!

Your photos of you and your sister are great. Gosh, what I wouldn't have given for a sibling or two. I think. ;)
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33. BriarCraft
1:40 AM GMT on February 03, 2014
I'm with you on the "The Theoretical Physics Of Aging". I clearly remember how very slowly time passed when I was 5. A month was way longer than forever, well not quite, but it sure seemed like it. Now, blink twice and a month as passed.

I found this for you at wordpress. I know it isn't pine pollen getting to you in January-February, but it is kinda cute.

Ode to Hay Fever
– To the tune of the Beatles’ “Yesterday”

Allergies…
cause my eyes to itch and make me sneeze
when the pollen floats in from the trees.
Oh, I’m not pleased with allergies.

Logically
I know pollen is good for the bees
And it helps create some other trees,
But it’s not good for me to breathe.

Why this yellow dust on my car, my house, my hair?
I am surrounded with this pollen everywhere!

I love spring,
Listening to all the birds sing,
Warmer days and blooms on everything.
Allergies are the only things
Negative about the spring.
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32. Ylee
9:28 PM GMT on February 02, 2014
It's snowing here again! :P lookks like it's close to doing the same there! :( Take care, and don't work too hard!
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31. palmettobug53
2:57 PM GMT on February 02, 2014
Morning, GG.

You know? I think you're right! I do believe it was Jimmy Durante who I first heard singing that song. It just became so associated later with Sinatra.

I'm older than I thought! lol
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30. plapman
1:06 PM GMT on February 02, 2014
Good morning Gardengrrl
it's amazing the memories old photos bring back.
The Queen's Genealogy project includes a book she made for me through Shutterfly. The cover is a picture of me when I was 35. She also has a picture of me when we were dating. My kids say I was a real catch. :). I have one of her when we first got married, 46 1/2, years ago, hidden away in my best clock. I sure can see why I was attracted to her when I met her at the dance hall we were at.
One day I'll scan them and post them here.
Enjoy your day.
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29. Skyepony (Mod)
2:10 AM GMT on February 02, 2014
White Rabbits X three for you GardenGrrl!

Looking forward to seeing your pitcher plant. Sorry your snow day is on a week day.

Warmed back up here, 72 after dark. Planted a bunch today.
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28. barbamz
10:27 PM GMT on February 01, 2014
A white bear with white around for you, GardenGrrl. All the best!

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27. GardenGrrl
5:20 PM GMT on February 01, 2014
White Rabbits, White Rabbits, White Rabbits!

Hello February. The year is already flying by. If one were to do math on how time passes with each life stage, I think we are now at weeks cubed speed per each day that passes and I thought what happened last week was two months ago. This is called; "The Theoretical Physics Of Aging".

Hi Sandi, thanks for the rabbits. Mmmm Chocolate Bunnies. Have no idea what has caused me to react to most likely cedar/juniper this year. Normally winter is not a problem.

Hi Prose, thank you for the greetings. That picture is SO February. Good choice.

Hi Bug, here is the original? Sung by Jimmy Durante

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26. palmettobug53
3:09 PM GMT on February 01, 2014
White rabbits X3, GG!

Good grief! $259.00 for two generics? Thank heavens for insurance.

I'm glad you're finally feeling a bit better.

Ever since you put this entry up, there was something niggling in the back of my mind that I knew a song with the words "young at heart" in it. It took me a while to remember what it was.

It's wet and chilly here today but I'll take that over frozen and cold.

I watched documentary last night on Pete Seegar. So many remembered songs....
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25. Proserpina
2:48 PM GMT on February 01, 2014
WISHING YOU A HAPPY AND HEALTHY FEBRUARY

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"Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius."
- Pietro Aretino
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24. sandiquiz
2:46 PM GMT on February 01, 2014


As Valentine's day falls this month I thought we would have some "chocolate" rabbits....you can imagine they are "white"!!

White Rabbits, White Rabbits, White Rabbits and a VERY happy, and WARMER month, to you:)

Sorry you are feeling grotty... have the allergies started early for you this year?

As to the cost of meds - I would get all mine free, being on a pension, but C has to pay £8.50 for each prescription he has, so usually £17 a month.
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23. GardenGrrl
10:09 PM GMT on January 31, 2014
Oh HI Prose and Bug, you all were writing while I was.

Hi Prose, on these cold days, the outdoor critters really do depend on us. Glad you are taking care of them. I'm am getting a whole lot more birds since they plowed over the many acres of trees and field nearby.

Hi Bug, I remember that song. Frank Sinatra was actually pretty good. Rosemary Clooney was great too.
Yes, it does seem there are many songs that contain those seeds of wisdom. I hope I always remember to listen to them.
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22. GardenGrrl
10:04 PM GMT on January 31, 2014
Good Afternoon. Am finally feeling a bit better. Went to the doctor and got some prescription allergy meds; generic clarinex $145, generic nasocort $114. Really? Are they nutz!
So glad I have good insurance.

Hi Briarcraft; thanks for printing out the lyrics. The old biker guy is a hoot. We had an older fellow at the park here who had a three wheeled motorcycle that he strapped his O2 tank and walker to.

Hi Bug, it really is interesting how old young people look in those old photos. It really seems like way back when, people had more responsibility and less safety net than we do these days. If you had a farm, a bad crop, fire etc. could really be life and death come winter.

Hi Jane, I imagine you are back at school now. At least I hope the weather has improved enough for that. A vacation somewhere sunny with your daughter sounds fun.

Hi SP, Pete Seeger, Holly Near, Ronnie Gilbert et all, those where some great artists. Ah yes, the engineer song. So so true in those days. Still a bit today but much better. Music does help make people aware.

Hi Sandi, my shoe size is 10 so I guess that makes me the eldest of us gals lol. Your great great grandma does look like royalty. Even the well cared for aged quickly back then. So glad we are in modern times.

Hi Shirley, sounds like you have some of that crazy shake-n-bake weather too. One day warm the next day snow. It's not boring that's for sure.

Hi WTS, yes attitude really is everything on how we view the world. I like to be able to see new things all the time in the most mundane places. As long as the world keeps revealing new things I stay young. Having a playful attitude and imaginary Yeti's helps too ;)

Hi Calpoppy, ya know, lot's of time when I see "older" people they really don't look that old anymore. Especially the ones that smile. Friendships that include laughter, no matter how long it's been, never get old. Hope you and your friend keep having coffee and laughs...even if it's with Skype.

Hi Ylee, naw we aren't old, we are just experienced.

Hope I got everyone. Peace from the blog porch.
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21. palmettobug53
9:53 PM GMT on January 31, 2014
Anyone remember Frank Sinatra singing, "Young at Heart"?


Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you
If you're young at heart.
For it's hard, you will find, to be narrow of mind
If you're young at heart.

You can go to extremes with impossible schemes.
You can laugh when your dreams fall apart at the seams.
And life gets more exciting with each passing day.
And love is either in your heart, or on it's way.

Don't you know that it's worth every treasure on earth
To be young at heart.
For as rich as you are, it's much better by far
To be young at heart.

And if you should survive to 105,
Look at all you'll derive out of being alive!
And here is the best part, you have a head start
If you are among the very young at heart.
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20. palmettobug53
9:50 PM GMT on January 31, 2014
Hi, GG

We are at a beautifully warm 55F right now. The sun has been out since midmorning and it's been a lovely day.

It's going to start raining tomorrow but I don't care; the temps will be wonderful compared to what we've had this past 3 or 4 days. NO snow or ice!
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19. Proserpina
9:46 PM GMT on January 31, 2014
Nice photos of you and your sister at a young age! What a great idea, someday I may post similar photos.

I have not visited you for a long time. I hope that you have been well and having lots of fun with little side trips. I am sure that work is keeping you busy.

It has been very cold here and I have been hibernating for the most part. However the birds and squirrels get fed no matter what the weather. That's my main commitment these days, and taking care of Mimi of course.

Ok, enough of my inane chatter. I just wanted you to know that I am still around the living. Have a wonderful evening.
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18. sandiquiz
10:30 AM GMT on January 30, 2014
Hello - Hope today s not too cold for you, at the moment it is registering 33F...Brrr, even colder than we are at 36!

Happy Thursday:)
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17. WeatherWise
3:57 AM GMT on January 29, 2014
Hi GG, Was about the same here -
a beautiful balmy 63 on Monday
then at 9:30 this am was only
in teens with a windchill of 3.
Sometime shortly after that it
started to snow. We are all
white here from a light snow.
Take care and have a good week!
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16. palmettobug53
12:52 AM GMT on January 29, 2014
We have an advert on the TV here that tells you to act your shoe size and not your age!

I'm 4 1/2 going on 5! lol

Sandi, even my maternal grandmother and her sisters looked 'old' in family pictures taken in the 1940's but I know they only had to be in their 40's or 50's.

It was like, once they were married and started a family, they threw away all their youthfulness. The hair styles, the dresses, the shoes were all very matronly and old lady-looking. And why all the somber expressions on their faces in photos? Having a snapshot taken wasn't as big a production as posing for portraits in the 1800's. I have very few photos of them smiling.
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15. sp34n119w
9:11 PM GMT on January 28, 2014
It's been too cold for too many days there :( Hope you made it safely to work on the slow roads - very wise, you are :)

Been listening to Pete Seeger all day and came across one I hadn't heard before that you might get a chuckle out of. Or, not :-/
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14. JanesVacation
7:33 PM GMT on January 28, 2014
I may take your CL suggestion and search out some used snowshoes. I could really use something fun to do during these days off. I feel like I am just wasting the time. And snowblowing isn't that fun!

Hopefully the ice will not be back for you. Ice is worse than snow.

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13. GardenGrrl
11:12 AM GMT on January 28, 2014
25f this morning. Brrrr. No ice thankfully. Definitely feel for the folks that get hit with though.
All the wind lately has kicked up my allergies. The congestion affects my inner ear so am grounded from freeway driving until it clears up. Got to finish getting ready for work. Have to use my blog time for taking the slow roads. *woof*

But it's my Friday so will reply to all tomorrow :)
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12. sandiquiz
8:46 AM GMT on January 28, 2014
It's minus 4C for you, which about 25F, so chilly for Texas! Hope today you can "work" indoors!!

WTS - Definitely agree with you about it all being attitude. The mind is powerful, and can make you believe whatever you want to believe!

I suddenly remembered the photo of my great-great grandma Bessie. She looks ancient. I know life was hard for folks 160 years ago, but she was a wealthy farmer's wife, with ten servants according to the census, so couldn't have had it as hard as some other women in the mid Victorian age. I worked out she was about 45 in this photo, but looks so much older!



I wonder what her attitude to life was? According to Google the AVERAGE life expectancy in 1850 was only 43 years. Bessie went on to live until she was 76 years of age, so almost double the life expectancy.

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11. WatchinTheSky
3:32 AM GMT on January 28, 2014
Careful Sandi, 48, then 6, soon you'll just be a twinkle in someone's eye!
Excellent blog theme, GG! Mind over matter, State of mind, Attitude - it's powerful. If you think you are old, you'll be right, so don't!
Hope the big freeze doesn't last too long :)
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10. calpoppy
12:52 AM GMT on January 28, 2014
Cute pics of you and you sister, and so 70's like SP said! I think the only time I think of my age is when I look in the mirror, other then that my age is always thirty. So I guess the moral is don't look in mirror!

When my friend and I got together in Seattle last year ( we have been friends since we were 14) it was like no time had passed at all. We were giggly teenagers again. And that is how it should be!!!
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9. JanesVacation
11:59 PM GMT on January 27, 2014
Cute sisters! I'm glad you posted it. I feel much younger than the number on my drivers license. I try not too think about age that much, keeping busy and learning new things is the key to staying young.

This cold weather is a drag this year, but Shhhh...don't tell anyone ... but I'm going on a get away with my daughter soon. We are going to head out of this frozen north and have some fun in the sun, she keeps me young!
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8. GardenGrrl
11:15 AM GMT on January 27, 2014
Good Morning, yesterday it was 70f. This morning it is 43f and expected to drop into the 30's by mid afternoon. The wind is steady hard and gusting to speeds that make a sound like a chorus of ice giants howling through the trees.

Dang, it's 5:14 I have to get ready for work and out the door in fifteen minutes. Bye.
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7. sandiquiz
7:09 AM GMT on January 27, 2014
There's a quote, supposedly linked to Groucho Marx, that says - "A man is only as old as the woman he feels."
My question is this... does it work the other way around? If so, I am only 48!! lol

Great image Briar, I want one if I have ever to resort to a wheelie chair!

We have an advert on the TV here that tells you to act your shoe size and not your age!
Hey, I am only 6!! lol

Hope work is behaving.

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6. BriarCraft
6:29 AM GMT on January 27, 2014
Here's somebody else that refuses to get old...



Just because the body fails, doesn't mean the spirit needs to follow!
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5. WeatherWise
1:45 AM GMT on January 27, 2014
Hi Garden Grrl, Love your new blog entry!

You are only as young or old as you think you are.

I still feel young at heart! I go for a walk everyday to make sure I stay young except this COLD week has put the brakes on. I did get in a mile walk today as temps were up to 52.

Have a great week and stay young at heart!
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4. BriarCraft
10:12 PM GMT on January 26, 2014
Intrigued by the lyrics, which as usual I could only make out part, I went off and found them:

My grandpa gave me a wheat penny and I kept it in my pocket
Had big plans in my backyard to build me a space rocket
Talked to my brother on a fake CB that I made from a tic-tac box
Packed my snowballs nice and tight and in the middle I put rocks

Don't trade in your tic-tac box for a ball on the end of the chain
And don't go spending grandpa's pennies buying into the game
You gotta keep your heart young
Don't go growin' old before your time has come
You can't take back what you have done
You gotta keep your heart young

Dad took the wheels off of my bike and he pushed me down a hill
But speed got the best of me and I took my first spill
That was back when alcohol was only used on cuts
Stung like hell so I shook my leg and mama said it would give me guts

Don't trade in your tic-tac box for a ball on the end of the chain
And don't go spending grandpa's pennies buying into the game
You gotta keep your heart young
Don't go growing old before your time has come
You can't take back what you have done
You gotta keep your heart young

So take a picture of the one you love and put it in a locket
Go dig up your time capsule and the blueprints for your rocket
Keep in touch on a fake CB and that same old tic-tac box
Pack your snowballs a little less tight and in the middle still put rocks

And keep your heart young
Don't go growing old before your time has come
You can't take back what you have done
You gotta keep your heart young

You gotta keep your heart young
Sometimes you don't die quick
Just like you wished you'd done
The love is a loaded gun
You've gotta keep your heart young
You can't take back what you have done
You gotta keep your heart young


Thanks for finding and sharing that with us! This is a really good country song with great lyrics that we all could stand to pay heed to.

Staying young at heart and proud of it is the best preventative for being old. People start to die when they forget the joys of being young at heart. I say, go ahead an stomp a puddle, poke an unwary squirrel in the tummy, do something silly. You'll feel better for it and so will the people around you.
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3. palmettobug53
9:42 PM GMT on January 26, 2014
We are young at heart, GG.

I've got a pic (somewhere) of me around age 6, topless, in my underpants, in one of those blow up pools in the backyard.

If I did that now? People would run, screaming in horror, and I'd wind up getting arrested and thrown in the chokey.
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2. sp34n119w
9:34 PM GMT on January 26, 2014
Big yellow smiley? The striped shorts? That's SO 70s! And, adorable :)
Oh I have raindrops bye
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1. Ylee
8:35 PM GMT on January 26, 2014
I reckon it's best to act old when you're young, and act young when you're old! ;' )

BTW, you ain't old; I'm too close behind you to ever say so, lol!
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