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Thread: By 50 a woman should know how to:

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    Senior Member mhollifiel's Avatar
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    By 50 a woman should know how to:

    OK, I am sharing this list sent to me by my SIL. I guess I received it 15 years too late. I am using that as my excuse for so many failures. Must have been quilting when lots of these learning opportunities sailed on by. Oh, well. . . . .

    By 50, women should know how to:

    Say “no” without feeling guilty.
    Book their own travel.
    Say “I’m sorry” and mean it.
    Laugh at themselves.
    Change a tire.

    Take themselves out to dinner and/or a movie — on their own.
    Get around in a foreign country.
    Program and operate their TV (this is easier said than done!).
    Mix at least a few classic cocktails.
    Do their own taxes.
    Invest in the stock market.
    Make themselves and their own needs a priority.
    Sew — at least a little.
    Defend themselves against an attacker with at least one signature self-defense move.

    Perform CPR.
    Carve a turkey.
    Choose their own wine.
    Light a grill — and then cook on it.
    Swim.
    Order a credit report — and then be able to read it.
    Examine their own breasts.
    Graciously accept a compliment.
    Flip their own breaker.
    Plunge a toilet.
    Properly hang photos and artwork.
    Whip up a signature dish that’s not spaghetti or meatloaf.
    Walk away from a situation or relationship when it’s not working.
    Tell off at least one person who deserves it.

    Say what they really want in bed.
    Put together a piece of “some assembly required” furniture.
    Apply makeup without a mirror.
    Buy something crazy expensive just because they want it.
    Ask for a raise.
    Mow their own yard.
    Unclog a drain.
    Tell which direction they are facing.

    Tell at least one really good joke.
    Make small talk with just about anyone
    Know when to reveal personal information — and when not to.
    Think critically and independently when hearing speeches and listening to the news.
    Paint a room.
    Buy the right-sized bra.
    Beautifully wrap a present.
    Hail a taxi.
    Reach out to an old friend.
    Jump a car battery.
    Show love with actions and not just words.
    Put together a real retirement strategy.
    Look good in a photo.
    Open a bottle of champagne.
    Holli
    Your Favorite (Retired) School Librarian

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    I agree. Now, how many have/can you done/do?

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    Does the fact that I don't know how to do quite a few of these mean I'm still young?

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    Check, check, check, check.... Only missed 4 --
    1. change a tire (weak hands have always made this a problem)
    2. hail a taxi (few taxis where I've lived)
    3. mow my own yard (have rented since I was 56)
    4. how to look good in a photo (I've never mastered this and wonder if most women feel this way)

    But if I had to miss any these were the most "worthless" to me in my opinion.

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    peacefully colors my world.

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    There is only a couple I can't do or rather haven't done. Guess I'm doing pretty good since I still like a couple of years before I reach 50.
    Sharyl

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    I've done pretty well! But have to admit there are a few I must have missed the boat! LOL

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    I'm turning 50 in August, so couldn't resist this thread.....Yep....done just about all 'cept still haven't mastered "looking good in a photo"...I do a great disappearing act when someone whips out a camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earthwalker View Post
    I'm turning 50 in August, so couldn't resist this thread.....Yep....done just about all 'cept still haven't mastered "looking good in a photo"...I do a great disappearing act when someone whips out a camera.
    Ditto - I'm 56 and the last photo of me that I liked was when I was 20!!

    I can change a tire though -- even if the garage guys used an air wrench to put the lugnuts on!!

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    Lots of them I can't do and some I don't care to ever do. I'm 67 and still have my Husband of 51 years. He can do most of what I can't do. Like changing a tire.
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

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    I've done and can do everything except:

    Get around in a foreign country.
    Program and operate their TV (this is easier said than done!).
    Do their own taxes.
    Invest in the stock market.
    Perform CPR.
    Choose their own wine.
    Light a grill — and then cook on it.
    Order a credit report — and then be able to read it.
    Flip their own breaker.
    Mow their own yard.
    Unclog a drain.
    Tell which direction they are facing.
    Beautifully wrap a present.
    Jump a car battery.
    Put together a real retirement strategy.

    Not too bad

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