Valentine: Welcome the latest member ...

Valentine: Welcome the latest member to Club 100

There are 18 comments on the The Reporter story from Dec 30, 2011, titled Valentine: Welcome the latest member to Club 100. In it, The Reporter reports that:

Franceschi, a five-year resident at Paramount House Senior Living Assisted Living and Memory Care in Vacaville, celebrated turning 100 years old on Dec.

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Barbi

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Dec 30, 2011
This is nice, I guess. But does anybody REALLY want to live to be 100 years old?
John

Hayward, CA

#2 Dec 30, 2011
Barbi wrote:
This is nice, I guess. But does anybody REALLY want to live to be 100 years old?
God no! With the world's population exploding and the resources to take care of the population shrinking, quality of life suffers.
Barbi-VV

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Dec 30, 2011
I've known several who made it to 100. Only one was lucid. The others didn't really want to be around anymore.
It would be cool to live that long if you could still see, hear, think and have at least some control of your bowels. Oh, and most of your teeth.
John

Hayward, CA

#5 Dec 30, 2011
Ever notice that those who want to "live forever" are usually under age 40?
Rickster

Suisun City, CA

#6 Dec 30, 2011
John wrote:
Ever notice that those who want to "live forever" are usually under age 40?
That's because the reality of certain death hasn't set in yet at that age. That usually happens around 50.
Barbi-VV

Los Angeles, CA

#7 Dec 30, 2011
Yeah, about the time one of your parents dies or you're pooped out before your kids are. Or you need yet another prescription for your glasses and that "routine wellcheck" scan shows something funny that prompts a call from your doctor the next day!
Rickster

Suisun City, CA

#8 Dec 30, 2011
Barbi-VV wrote:
Yeah, about the time one of your parents dies or you're pooped out before your kids are. Or you need yet another prescription for your glasses and that "routine wellcheck" scan shows something funny that prompts a call from your doctor the next day!
The golden years. LOL
VVT

Vacaville, CA

#9 Dec 30, 2011
That isn't Barbi. It's a cheap imitation.

RandMan

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#10 Dec 30, 2011
I have an aunt in another state who just turned 98. She still runs around town with her girlfriends, does a lot of stuff with her church, and, according to my sister, she is rumored to even have a "gentleman friend" that she keeps on the down low, to avoid scandal, obviously. She's as clear as a bell and she's healthy and she's still loving life. She's the exception, however, and hardly the rule.
Barbi-VV

Los Angeles, CA

#11 Dec 30, 2011
RandMan wrote:
I have an aunt in another state who just turned 98. She still runs around town with her girlfriends, does a lot of stuff with her church, and, according to my sister, she is rumored to even have a "gentleman friend" that she keeps on the down low, to avoid scandal, obviously. She's as clear as a bell and she's healthy and she's still loving life. She's the exception, however, and hardly the rule.
I knew a woman who married at 85 and kept going until she was around 100, I believe. When she was 85, she was still teaching dance classes. SWING classes! The only thing wrong with her was she was a mean old crow, but she was probably like that when she was young. Anyway, amazing.
John

Hayward, CA

#12 Dec 30, 2011
What to do with the elderly?

"It's people. Soylent Green is made out of people. They're making our food out of people. Next thing they'll be breeding us like cattle for food. You've gotta tell them. You've gotta tell them!"
-Charleton Heston as Detective Thorne
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070723/

RandMan

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#13 Dec 30, 2011
Barbi-VV wrote:
<quoted text>
I knew a woman who married at 85 and kept going until she was around 100, I believe. When she was 85, she was still teaching dance classes. SWING classes! The only thing wrong with her was she was a mean old crow, but she was probably like that when she was young. Anyway, amazing.
Wouldn't it be great if it was like that for everybody? I'd like to live to be 100 if I could do it in good health and keep my wits (and teeth) about me. I'd like to blow my 401K on viagara.

RandMan

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#14 Dec 30, 2011
John wrote:
What to do with the elderly?
"It's people. Soylent Green is made out of people. They're making our food out of people. Next thing they'll be breeding us like cattle for food. You've gotta tell them. You've gotta tell them!"
-Charleton Heston as Detective Thorne
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070723/
Still one of the best Sy-Fy movies ever made.
Barbi-VV

Los Angeles, CA

#15 Dec 30, 2011
John wrote:
What to do with the elderly?
"It's people. Soylent Green is made out of people. They're making our food out of people. Next thing they'll be breeding us like cattle for food. You've gotta tell them. You've gotta tell them!"
-Charleton Heston as Detective Thorne
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070723/
I remember I was too young for that movie because it horrified me. I need to watch it again, now that I'm all grown up.
Barbi-VV

Los Angeles, CA

#16 Dec 30, 2011
RandMan wrote:
<quoted text>Wouldn't it be great if it was like that for everybody? I'd like to live to be 100 if I could do it in good health and keep my wits (and teeth) about me. I'd like to blow my 401K on viagara.
But you wouldn't need viagara if you were in good health, right? Of course it wouldn't hurt to have some young, enthusiastic stimulation, so you gotta look good, too! lol!
Rickster

Suisun City, CA

#17 Dec 30, 2011
John wrote:
What to do with the elderly?
"It's people. Soylent Green is made out of people. They're making our food out of people. Next thing they'll be breeding us like cattle for food. You've gotta tell them. You've gotta tell them!"
-Charleton Heston as Detective Thorne
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070723/
In it's time, that ending was pretty shocking. Great flick though.

RandMan

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#18 Dec 30, 2011
Barbi-VV wrote:
<quoted text>I remember I was too young for that movie because it horrified me. I need to watch it again, now that I'm all grown up.
Just about everybody who ever saw it remembers it. It made a hell of an impression, that's for sure.

RandMan

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#19 Dec 31, 2011
Barbi-VV wrote:
<quoted text>
But you wouldn't need viagara if you were in good health, right? Of course it wouldn't hurt to have some young, enthusiastic stimulation, so you gotta look good, too! lol!
You're right, of course. But on the other hand, how many 80-year-old guys wouldn't love to be able to carve their initials in the bark of a tree, if you know what I mean...

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