First felt grown up

Question of the Day April 19, 2012 – First felt Grown Up

Haven’t had that yet ๐Ÿ˜‰
Still just a big kid !

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Hi Deb et al

It seems to me that I have taken on many responsibilities and roles in the community, and yet I still feel somewhat childlike.

To paraphrase Oscar Wilde – The tragedy of growing old is not that you feel old, but that you don’t.

And I can recall at age 7 having conversations with some of my father’s old army friends, in which it seems to me that my reasoning and understanding was already well beyond theirs, and I am now older than what they were, but they seemed ancient at the time.

So it is a very mixed sort of thing.
I have most of the habits of an adult, and at the same time, I mostly feel very young (except when I think about the aching joints and bit that are missing or don’t work so well any more).

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Don’t confuse the issues OM ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’m master of the ship all right, and I have been drive vehicles alone since I was 4 years old.

By the time I was 10 I would go off to sea by myself at first light, and return around dark.

The child in me feels quite capable of exploration, and use of big and powerful tools (even a little Fergie tractor seems very big to a 4 year old).


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At 4 I was driving a tractor by myself on the farm ๐Ÿ˜‰

Didn’t first get my hands on the controls of an aircraft until 14 (didn’t get to go solo until 40).

Started driving cars on farms at about 7, and did my first solo on back country roads at about 12.

Never been too concerned about laws, but much more interested in the probability of being caught ๐Ÿ˜‰

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