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I'm Fifty! (A Vanity to End All Vanities!)
My Life | july 24, 2010 | Diana in Wisconsin

Posted on 07/24/2010 8:03:02 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin

Today's the day, Freepers! Diana in Wisconsin turns fifty years old! (In Dog Years that's...Rhut-Roh! LOL!)

Help me celebrate! My actual party is tomorrow with family and friends here at the farm, but the celebration has been going on all week, so far!


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KEYWORDS: 50; dianainwisconsin; happybirthday
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Y'all come! Open cyber-bar and there will be plenty of food, fun and frivolity! Someone needs to provide music, too!
1 posted on 07/24/2010 8:03:06 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! You’re still just a kid.


2 posted on 07/24/2010 8:04:45 AM PDT by donhunt (Where does this totalitarian ashwipe get off telling me I can't chose for myself?)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

In dog-years, I’m dead.


3 posted on 07/24/2010 8:06:05 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Welcome to the club!

The fifties are awesome.


4 posted on 07/24/2010 8:06:11 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (When life gives you lemons, throw them back and demand chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Congratulations! BTW - you are still a youngster.


5 posted on 07/24/2010 8:06:11 AM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Book her Danno, she’s 5-0


6 posted on 07/24/2010 8:07:15 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I’ll be there (Lord willing) in 7 1/2 years. Save me a spot!


7 posted on 07/24/2010 8:07:17 AM PDT by big truck
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

aww grow up already!


8 posted on 07/24/2010 8:07:27 AM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed (<---oops! see?))
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Happy Birthday, Diana!

And remember this happy thought, which I can endorse from experience: fifty is the new forty-five.

Only with more joint stiffness and pain. :-)


9 posted on 07/24/2010 8:07:40 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

HBD DIW. You are such a young whipper snapper! ;D)


10 posted on 07/24/2010 8:08:36 AM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (The new improved version of NUC 1. This version will remember his password.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Dozens of roses for one of my favorite gardeners.


11 posted on 07/24/2010 8:09:11 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Happy bithday!...match you and raise you 20.


12 posted on 07/24/2010 8:09:38 AM PDT by lonestar (Barry is furious the big spill wasn't caused by EXXON...would have nationalized it by now.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Happy Birthday!!! I survived it. I find that I can’t run as fast, but I am better at strategy. And between the tortoise and the hare, we know who wins :)


13 posted on 07/24/2010 8:09:49 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: SandyInSeattle

I’m suspecting they will be! My whole life is changing...getting divorced, running the farm on my own (not like I haven’t all these years *Rolleyes*) and new friends and new adventures.

A girlfriend is slowly talking me in to skydiving wtih her...and I’m actually considering it! I mean, I had NO problem in my youth hanging out of the side of helicopters or rapelling down huge buildings with the Army, but that was a l-o-n-g time ago.

Second childhood coming up? Haven’t had that mid-life crisis everyone talks about...I’ve been too busy, LOL!


14 posted on 07/24/2010 8:10:03 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Welcome to the cusp of geezerhood.
15 posted on 07/24/2010 8:10:25 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Happy Birthday young lady. Now work on the second 50. Oh, and I’ll have some of that single malt and a little ice please. LOL


16 posted on 07/24/2010 8:10:54 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Music?

I can sing....hey!

:large quantity of fruits are thrown:

I can provide the fruit salad? Ow.
(You aren't suppose to throw canned fruit.)

Happy Birthday! May your garden always flourish.

17 posted on 07/24/2010 8:11:17 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (there are huge chunks of time...at night...where I'm just asleep...for hours...it's ridiculous....)
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To: OpusatFR
Thank you!
18 posted on 07/24/2010 8:12:08 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

The Senior Circuit just got better.


19 posted on 07/24/2010 8:12:23 AM PDT by bray (Did Rush say Absolute Failure?)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Happy Birthday, Diana!

You have a lot to look forward to because they say the first fifty years are the hardest. So it’s smooth sailing from today on...


20 posted on 07/24/2010 8:12:31 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

You kids, still getting excited about your birthday. I can’t even see 50 in the rear view mirror. LOL!


21 posted on 07/24/2010 8:12:50 AM PDT by 11Bush
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Repeat after me:
“Youth is wasted on the Young”

Big Congrats!


22 posted on 07/24/2010 8:12:52 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Congratulations! Turned 40 two years ago and it wasn’t painful. Let me know how it goes, as I will be there in 2018.


23 posted on 07/24/2010 8:13:06 AM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Maybe it’s true that life begins at fifty .. But everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out..
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> - Phyllis Diller


24 posted on 07/24/2010 8:13:18 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Remember, guys, the enemy is to the left and the middle.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Happy-Happy / Joy-Joy...!!!
25 posted on 07/24/2010 8:13:22 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Best wishes! I’ve been saying I’m 50 for a little while now, but the truth is I officially turn in the fall. So you’re ahead of me! I don’t know if that’s good or bad.


26 posted on 07/24/2010 8:13:28 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

You’re fabulous, dahling...Happy Birthday!!!


27 posted on 07/24/2010 8:13:49 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Youngster! Happy Birthday! May you have 50 more!


28 posted on 07/24/2010 8:14:07 AM PDT by 41Thunder (The SUPPLY of Government is GREATER than the DEMAND of the people)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

29 posted on 07/24/2010 8:14:12 AM PDT by smokingfrog (freerepublic.com - Now 100% flag free.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

A big Happy Birthday to you! I past that marker a couple of months back. It’s all starting to sink in now :-)


30 posted on 07/24/2010 8:14:15 AM PDT by Jagdgewehr (Obama: Dimming the lights of that shining city upon a hill.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

The Navy Seals will be by with your cake later.

31 posted on 07/24/2010 8:14:24 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

If you do the math, you’ll discover that a Dog Minute is about 8 seconds.

So, if you tell your dog to “wait a minute” and he starts moving in about 8 seconds or so, you’ll now understand.

(”Wadayameen NO? I did what you told me.”)

;-)


32 posted on 07/24/2010 8:14:36 AM PDT by savedbygrace (Rev 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Been there done that. Just figured you’re getting closer to retirement. Happy Birthday!


33 posted on 07/24/2010 8:14:40 AM PDT by Lucky2 (The most unqualified and ill-prepared person in the room is the POTUS, Barak Hussain Obama...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Happy Birthday, young-un!

The etch a sketch is fifty

NASA is 50

the “pill” is 50

Don’t worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid you

Inside every older person is a younger person – wondering what the hell happened

On your birthday: count your candles, count your years, count your blessings

No wonder I’m unhappy – My twin forgot my birthday


34 posted on 07/24/2010 8:14:54 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Argue from the Constitution: Initialpoints.net)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have some cake:

35 posted on 07/24/2010 8:14:58 AM PDT by Ellendra (I'll believe it's a crisis when the people who say it's a crisis, ACT like it's a crisis!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Welcome to the club!


36 posted on 07/24/2010 8:15:29 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (57)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Happy Birthday, Diana!

You’re still just a slip of a girl from where I stand.

Before hitting the adult beverage, we need to see some ID.


37 posted on 07/24/2010 8:16:11 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I’ll be joining you in the 50 club in July of 2011....have a great celebration!


38 posted on 07/24/2010 8:17:15 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: bigredkitty1

I sailed past 40 and 50, loving every minute. Even so, 60 was a ton of bricks.


39 posted on 07/24/2010 8:17:15 AM PDT by savedbygrace (Rev 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Oh, I know you meant that for Diana in Wisconsin, but I thought I should thank you anyway....

:)


40 posted on 07/24/2010 8:18:16 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
OMG Happy Birthday D ! Im 45 in case you're interested . . ▼
41 posted on 07/24/2010 8:18:51 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: Sender; Diana in Wisconsin
And between the tortoise and the hare, we know who wins :)

Old Age and Treachery

(Troy Seals - Max D. Barnes - Waylon Jennings)

Old age and treachery
Always overcomes youth and skill
Ain't too much that we won't do
What Waylon won't, Willie will.

Even though we've spent our lives
Charging up the wrong side of the hill
Old age and treachery
Always overcomes youth and skill.

Some people say that our
Get up and go's, got up and gone
I don't know 'bout you Willie
But I can still jump as high
I just can't stay that high, that long.

Even though we've spent our lives
charging up the wrong side of the hill
Old age and treachery
Always overcomes youth and skill.

Young bull says old bull let's run
That heiffer down and have a ball
Let's make her squawl
Old bull says young bull let's just
Ease on a-down and love 'em all.

Old age and treachery
Always overcomes youth and skill.

Rosie loves the raquet ball
She won't do it but her sister will
Damn what'd you say that for
Ain't got a thing to do with this
I know what you're tryin' to do
Your tryin' to get half a song
OK, we'll put your name on it...

42 posted on 07/24/2010 8:20:02 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Happy Birthday the big is not that bad


43 posted on 07/24/2010 8:20:28 AM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Happy Birthday the big 50 is not that bad


44 posted on 07/24/2010 8:20:40 AM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIANA!

I turned 57 on the 7th...Welcome to the Fabulous 50's Club!

45 posted on 07/24/2010 8:20:40 AM PDT by jellybean (Bookmark http://altfreerepublic.freeforums.org/index.php for when FR is down)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Go skydiving! It is the greatest thrill you can experience in life (other than emotional).

The new tandem rigs are very safe.

I instructed sky diving back in the 70’s, when they were still trying to figure out the systems. A lot of the fatalities were caused by mind-lock -— parachutes had to work a certain way and that was that. But some open-minded potheads came into the sport and changed it beyond measure.

Now, the ‘chutes are square instead of round. The ripcord is gone. In case of malfunction (rare now) the old capewell cut-away system has been replaced with a ring system than can put a person under a new canopy in less than 100 feet. It’s amazing.

The openings are soft, instead of the shocking blasts that we used to get when the reefing systems (used to slow the opening) failed to grab air. Man, I still remember those shocks; I saw stars.

You can experience freefall in your first jump. You will never forget it and will talk about it until the day you forget about life.

Jump. It’s beautiful!!


46 posted on 07/24/2010 8:22:24 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Argue from the Constitution: Initialpoints.net)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Did someone say 5 -0 ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LnK8b_jk8w&feature=related

Happy 50


47 posted on 07/24/2010 8:22:47 AM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I did my jump into the 50s almost two years ago. We grew up in an amazing time, didn’t we?

Saturday morning cartoons.

Gilligan, Brady Bunch, Partidge Family, Get Smart, Adams Family, Batman, Bewitched, and on and on and on

Sting-Ray Bikes.

We could go out by ourselves at 8-years old and our parents wouldnt worry.

Yea, growing up in the 1960’s and 70’s - Great times....

HAPPY 50TH


48 posted on 07/24/2010 8:24:34 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Go for it!!!

I’ve had more fun with my life at 50 than I had the first 40 years... I think those were just practice.

Old enough to have acquired some experience and wisdom, still young enough to enjoy it!


49 posted on 07/24/2010 8:28:51 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (When life gives you lemons, throw them back and demand chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

50? My God,you’re still a young pup! ;-)


50 posted on 07/24/2010 8:37:02 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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