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    How many on here are 75 and over and using the computer and also quilting.

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    I'll be 75 in November of this year and I do both. I drive 30 miles to go to the grocery store and buy material when I need it. I do everything that need to be done, except do the weed eating, my Son does that.

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    I'm only 73 but feel 75, does that count?LOL

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    I'm 76 and don't know which I enjoy most, quilting or my laptop. BTW, today is my DH & my 58th wedding anniversary.

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    I agree 73 is close enough.

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    You know, I've never believed the "can't teach an old dog new tricks" saying. I'm only 34 but all of my grandparents and great-grandparents kept learning and doing until the day they died, and the ones that are still living are still learning and doing! One of my great-grandfathers even got his pilot's license and built a plane...in his 70s! I remember flying with him, it was great!

    I think that many older folks (not all of them of course, and I even know younger people who are this way!) are so used to doing things a certain way that they get into the "this is the way I've always done it so I'm not going to learn a new way" mindset. I think also that too many young people just expect that older folks aren't capable or interested in learning new technologies, which is ridiculous!

    You rock ladies! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by caliquocat
    I'm 76 and don't know which I enjoy most, quilting or my laptop. BTW, today is my DH & my 58th wedding anniversary.
    Congratulations!

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    Sorry, I'm only 56. My dad is 79 1/2 and he is on the computer all day. He worked in the computer field all his life starting with the old punch card programs and installing large mainframes so the technology is not new to him. He doesn't quilt though.

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    Am 82 and have been quilting since 1990 (sewed for many years). Have been using computer for 7 years and was ready to throw it out the window but since I found this Board I wouldn't be without a computer--love it. Have been directed to many interesting quilting web sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caliquocat
    I'm 76 and don't know which I enjoy most, quilting or my laptop. BTW, today is my DH & my 58th wedding anniversary.
    Congratulations!

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    I learned to use the computer at 75 and an now 81. I love my computer and spend way too much time on it. I tell everyone you can teach and old dog new tricks.

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    76 and quilting and using the computer. These things make my day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caliquocat
    I'm 76 and don't know which I enjoy most, quilting or my laptop. BTW, today is my DH & my 58th wedding anniversary.
    Congratulations! What a beautiful milestone. <3

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    I'll be 76 this year. Have quilted for years and years.
    Use the computer for a 'few' years"..but only for e-mail,this board, and to look up information. I don't know
    how (and don't want to know how, unfortunately) to put
    personal information on here, and I don't do "facebook".

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    I'll be 78 next month, and again I'm asking my kids for either a new Anti virus protection for my computer, a new Glock, or sky diving treat. Or maybe a hot air balloon ride. But most of the time my wildest actions are either trying to cut down that @%$^& Albizzia tree and it's decendenats, or going hiking in Yosemite Valley just a few miles by myself. Since my DH's been gone for over 4 years, friends and family have introduced me to several men...they have all been feeble old coots who can't keep up with me. They all seem to want one of two things. A 22 year old blonde bimbo on one arm, or else they want a life long nurse maid and I could look like I wore a mop on my head and pasted on Mr. Potato head features for all the attention they pay me...

    I'm liking my life up to now, and hope it doesn't change that much. Got too much fabric that needs cutting apart and sewed back together and I want to paint the kitchen and.....

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    I bought my 86 year old aunt a computer and had email and internet set to gardening forums and blogs so it would be very simple for her. In a matter of weeks she had made friends all over the world sharing her knowledge of growing roses. She said she felt useful again to be sharing what she knew to others and learning new things too. No more lonely days for her and she doesn't have to leave her home to be social.

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    My mom, who is actually a member here, but isn't active on the board, is 86.

    She just drove herself 3.5 hours from VA into NC to her greatgrandson's b'day party over the weekend. Mom quilts, volunteers long hours for the Red Cross doing blood drives, gives a small dinner party at least once a month, belongs to the local guild and works backing and basting the community quilts every month, is an activist in her senior-living complex (they don't maintain the landscaping to suit her and the club room is closed after 4pm!), AND she is giving up her land line for cell only, LOL!

    I got my genes from Daddy's side. :cry: I hope she'll take care of me in my old age!!!!

    Jan in VA

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    75 and lovin it. I would quilt more but I spend to much time on the QB.Right now there are three quilts that the tops are done, one is sandwiched, the other two are hanging with a lot of quilt block waiting for attention. I have tried paper piecing and if I could get the hang of it In think I would love it. My favorite is to applique over any kind of background.

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    Happy Anniversary....that is just way too cool.
    Quote Originally Posted by caliquocat
    I'm 76 and don't know which I enjoy most, quilting or my laptop. BTW, today is my DH & my 58th wedding anniversary.

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    OMG that is just too cute. I WOULD LOVE TO MEET HER..wish she lived close to me.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    My mom, who is actually a member here, but isn't active on the board, is 86.

    She just drove herself 3.5 hours from VA into NC to her greatgrandson's b'day party over the weekend. Mom quilts, volunteers long hours for the Red Cross doing blood drives, gives a small dinner party at least once a month, belongs to the local guild and works backing and basting the community quilts every month, is an activist in her senior-living complex (they don't maintain the landscaping to suit her and the club room is closed after 4pm!), AND she is giving up her land line for cell only, LOL!

    I got my genes from Daddy's side. :cry: I hope she'll take care of me in my old age!!!!

    Jan in VA

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    I'm 70, will be 71 in October lol. I have been quilting for and sewing for 50 years...the computer for about 10?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    I'll be 78 next month, and again I'm asking my kids for either a new Anti virus protection for my computer, a new Glock, or sky diving treat. Or maybe a hot air balloon ride. But most of the time my wildest actions are either trying to cut down that @%$^& Albizzia tree and it's decendenats, or going hiking in Yosemite Valley just a few miles by myself. Since my DH's been gone for over 4 years, friends and family have introduced me to several men...they have all been feeble old coots who can't keep up with me. They all seem to want one of two things. A 22 year old blonde bimbo on one arm, or else they want a life long nurse maid and I could look like I wore a mop on my head and pasted on Mr. Potato head features for all the attention they pay me...

    I'm liking my life up to now, and hope it doesn't change that much. Got too much fabric that needs cutting apart and sewed back together and I want to paint the kitchen and.....
    I wanna be like you when I get to 78 ....:thumbup: :D :lol:

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    Congrats, ladies! This is great.....keep up the good work!

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    My mom will be 80 in Nov, and is on the computer a lot- buys and sells on eBay, we video Skype. She taught me to sew, has made quilts for all of her grandchildren when they graduate from high school. She lives alone and is very active in senior center and exercise classes,when I visited her last year she took me to back to back zumba classes! I have a hard time keeping up with her!
    She is also a member on this board, but I don't think she checks in too often. I hope she sees me bragging on her. She is involved in quilting with a group at her church that also includes my sister, and she also helps with a group quilt at her senior center.

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