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Well written and thought out…Thanks for posting. I would add that you need to give back as we have lived in the BEST of times. I hope our grandchildren will be able to say the same.

Not sure I like the saying “If you don’t go 1st class, your children will”. We are blessed that our 3 children live within 4 miles of us and doubt they will ever move away which makes it easier for us to Snowbird in SE Florida.

Recently bought a new PU to pull the new Cat skid steer as you can’t take it with you. Just hope the computers these new things have don’t give problems.

While many would consider a 10 year old (now 13) Navigator as “squandering the kids’ inheritance”, it’s not compared to a new 45’ DP.

Thanksgiving is a reminder of how lucky we are to live in the USA. We’ve traveled enough to know the majority of the world is not as lucky as we are. Wishing all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


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Thanks for sharing, David.

People should read these often to remind them how lucky they are to be here and to be alive today to enjoy what they have worked so hard for all of those years.

Many folks never get the opportunity to do and see what many of us have done over the years of traveling with our rigs.

I say my Blessings everyday for the life I have been given.

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On 12/1/2021 at 1:38 PM, David Pratt said:

Life Between Sixty and Death!!!


A majority of the Members of the Monacoers Group are over Sixty, are retired and hopefully living the life they have dreamed of the following message is for you.

I really like what is said here and am going to try my best to follow it. Thank you to the person who wrote this. May God bless us all as we strive to be a blessing to others at this age, especially to our children.



🚩Between 60 and death. It's time to use the money you saved up. Use it and enjoy it. Don't just keep it for those who may have no notion of the sacrifices you made to get it. Remember there is nothing more dangerous than a son or daughter-in-law with big ideas for your hard-earned capital.

🚩Warning: This is also a bad time for investments, even if it seems wonderful or fool-proof. They only bring problems and worries. This is a time for you to enjoy some peace and quiet.

🚩Stop worrying about the financial situation of your children and grandchildren, and don't feel bad spending your money on yourself. You've taken care of them for many years, and you've taught them what you could. You gave them an education, food, shelter, and support. The responsibility is now theirs to earn their own money.

🚩Keep a healthy life, without great physical effort. Do moderate exercise (like walking every day), eat well, and get your sleep. It's easy to become sick, and it gets harder to remain healthy. That is why you need to keep yourself in good shape and be aware of your medical and physical needs. Keep in touch with your doctor, do tests even when you're feeling well. Stay informed.

🚩Always buy the best, most beautiful items for your significant other. The key goal is to enjoy your money with your partner. One day one of you will miss the other, and the money will not provide any comfort then, enjoy it together.

🚩Don't stress over the little things. You've already overcome so much in your life. You have good memories and bad ones, but the important thing is the present. Don't let the past drag you down and don't let the future frighten you. Feel good in the now. Small issues will soon be forgotten.

🚩Regardless of age, always keep love alive. Love your partner, love life, love your family, love your neighbor and remember: "A man is not old as long as he has intelligence and affection."

🚩Be proud, both inside and out. Don't stop going to your hair salon or barber, do your nails, go to the dermatologist and the dentist, keep your perfumes and creams well stocked. When you are well-maintained on the outside, it seeps in, making you feel proud and strong.

🚩Don’t lose sight of fashion trends for your age, but keep your own sense of style. You’ve developed your own sense of what looks good on you – keep it and be proud of it. It’s part of who you are.

🚩ALWAYS stay up-to-date. Read newspapers, watch the news. Go online and read what people are saying. Make sure you have an active email account and try to use some of those social networks. You'll be surprised at what old friends you'll meet.

🚩Respect the younger generation and their opinions. They may not have the same ideas as you, but they are the future and will take the world in their direction. Give advice, not criticism, and try to remind them that yesterday's wisdom still applies today.

Never use the phrase: “In my time.” Your time is now. As long as you’re alive, you are part of this time.

🚩Some people embrace their golden years, while others become bitter and surly. Life is too short to waste your days on the latter. Spend your time with positive, cheerful people, it'll rub off on you and your days will seem that much better. Spending your time with bitter people will make you feel older and harder to be around.

🚩Do not surrender to the temptation of living with your children or grandchildren (if you have a financial choice, that is). Sure, being surrounded by family sounds great, but we all need our privacy. They need theirs and you need yours. Even then, do so only if you feel you really need the help or do not want to live by yourself

🚩Don't abandon your hobbies. If you don't have any, make new ones. You can travel, hike, cook, read, dance. You can adopt a cat or a dog, grow a kitchen garden, play cards, checkers, chess, dominoes, golf.

🚩Try to go. Get out of the house, meet people you haven't seen in a while, experience something new (or something old). The important thing is to leave the house from time to time. Go to museums, go walk through a park. Get out there.

🚩Speak in courteous tones and try not to complain or criticize too much unless you really need to. Try to accept situations as they are.

🚩Pains and discomfort go hand in hand with getting older. Try not to dwell on them but accept them as a part of life.

🚩If you've been offended by someone – forgive them. If you've offended someone-apologize. Don't drag around resentment with you. It only serves to make you sad and bitter. It doesn't matter who was right. Someone once said: "Holding a grudge is like taking poison and expecting the other person to die." Don't take that poison. Forgive, forget, and move on with your life.

🚩Laugh. Laugh away your worries Remember, you are one of the lucky ones. You managed to have a life, a long one. Many never get to this age, never get to experience a full life.

My valued friends, enjoy peaceful life at this point in your life ...

Don't worry... be happy. 🥰


May We all Live a Long Happy Life!!!!

Thanks for posting Dave! Well said. I try to apply most if not all .

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8 hours ago, Ray Davis said:

Thanks David, I missed it when you posted it.   The only thing I would add is go to church.  Of course everyone on here goes to church already. 

Guilty of not going in recent years, but still a believer, and pray for us all regularly. 🙏  (David, please add the American Flag to the list of emojis.  ALL American websites should have our nation's flag in it's list.)

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David - (Kawika) (Ka-Vik-Ka)

Very well written and many thoughts that are worth following through life.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

-Mele Kalikimaka me ka Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!   -  (May-Lay Ka-Lee-Kee-Ma-Ka May Ka Ha-oo' Oh-Lee Ma-Ka-Hee-Kee Hoe-oo)

-Feliz Navidad y Un Prospero Anno Nuevo!


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