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Old November 30, 2012, 11:56 AM   #21
Old Grump
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I used to be a gorilla who played football, boxed and competed shooting at the All Army level with a broken wrist, dislocated shoulders, while recovering from knee surgery and today 40+ yeas later I walk on crutches. I ate lots of aspirin and shot. Was it worth it. Ask me tomorrow when you see me struggling to stand up after getting out of bed. You makes your choices young. you pays for those choices old.

When I was 17 an old duffer in town who watched me play high school football with a knee brace told me I had to start taking better care of myself or I would regret it when I was older. I laughed because I was young and invulnerable, I knew I would heal. I really do wish I had been half as smart as I had been tough, I wouldn't be a crutch jockey today. Your choice not ours but in 30 years remember this post.
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