Are your parents elderly .

@weemam (13389)
February 10, 2007 5:29pm CST
As I look around this site there seems to be mostly young people , I am 64 and I still have my parents who are 88 years old , It will be my Dads 89 birthday tomorrow ( Sunday the 11th )and My husband ,My youngest son and myself are taking them out for a meal . The sadly both have Alzheimer's and both still live in their own home ( I go down every day) is this unusual in this day and age to still have your parents at 88 and 89 years old , please don't think it is all doom and gloom because it isn't we have brilliant days and laugh a lot , xx
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@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
10 Feb 07
You are so lucky to still have both of your parents at their age. I am 46 and my Mother is 75, my Father is 81. They are both extremely healthy and active, and I thank God for them and their health every day. Your parents are lucky to have your love and support so that they can stay in their own home. That is something that would mean a lot to me. My parents have been married for 52 years and have lived in their house the entire time. I would do whatever it took so that they could both stay there. Have a great time tomorrow!
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• Canada
10 Feb 07
I don't look at my parents as elderly yet . My dad is in his sixties and my mom is in her fifties and still see them as young and hope they will remain on earth for a long time yet as I can't imagine my life without them in it and a part of what I do .
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@Sweetpeas (739)
• Australia
15 Feb 07
Aaaw bless em', I hope you all had a wonderful night hun. My parents are younger yes both my mum and dad will be 49 this year, and ill be 30, so they still take us out for dinner lol. I think its great that you make time to take your lovely parents out and that you get that time to spend all together as a family. Bless.
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@weemam (13389)
15 Feb 07
We have some good laughs and especially now when they both have Alzheimer's every day is so precious xx
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
11 Feb 07
Hi Weemam, I agree with you as I have been looking around and notice that the majority of people here on mylot are very young, you are very lucky to still have your parents, as mine have passed away. Wow way to go for your father, please wish him a Happy Birthday from me, that is so nice that you are all going to take your father out for a meal. Yes unfortunately it is very unusual to go and see our parents everyday. No it is not unusual to still have your parents at age 88 and 89 years of age some people are very lucky and still have their parents. I am happy that you enjoy your life as that is what life is all about not just gloom.
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@weemam (13389)
11 Feb 07
thanks kathy we have had a brilliant day , a lovely meal and a good laugh xx
• Pakistan
15 Feb 07
I donot think that it is unusual having parents at such age! I am 19 ma father is60 and my grand father is 96 almost! Now tell is is unusual? :)
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• Philippines
15 Feb 07
you are so lucky having your parents both alive until now, i wish my parens would go old like that too so that i can take care of them. i am 42,and my parents are 64(father)60(mother) they are not so old compare to your parents. i wish them long life and good health.. good day
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• United States
14 Feb 07
No they are about 62 and 63. but when i am 64 they should be about the same age
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@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Getting older just means that you have more perspective on our foibles and difficulties that we younger MyLoteers may have. You also have more insighgt into the world today and the world and times as they have changed. Your parents are also the repositories of tons of information that will not be told in the same way by anyone else once they pass. First hand accounts of living while history was made. So don't look at us and think that your getting old. You're just far farther along the road to getting better than many of us here are.
• United States
11 Feb 07
well no my parents are only 39 and 40 but i am 17. But my grandma is 67 and that's kind of young
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@anonymili (3138)
11 Feb 07
I'm in my late 30s and my dad is 70 and mum is 62. They bought a treadmill last year which quite scared me at first. They've just celebrated 40 years of marriage together and my mum seems to have more energy than me! They buy each other Valentine's cards and stuff like that which people assume that people who've been married for years don't do. They both receive a pension but I don't see them as elderly. They're just energetic pensioners! I hope you have a lovely family meal with your parents today. x
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@nicky35 (751)
11 Feb 07
thats lovely,im glad you still have your parents,sorry they have alzheimers.i have 3 kids age 2,5 and 9,im 35,my mams56,my dads 53,my mums mum is78,my mums dad is 79 and my dads dad is 86.i love my parents and my grandparents dearly and i hope they live happy and healthy for as long as possible.i hope your mum and dad stay as well as they can aswell.
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@sweetcakes (3506)
• United States
11 Feb 07
no my parents not elderly yet.
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• United States
11 Feb 07
Yes, enjoy them!!!! I lost my parents and two brothers in an automobile accident when I was 14. So I don't know what it's like to have elderly parents. I am, however, a grandmother, with three grandchildren and many surrogate grandchildren!!! Every child deserves to have a grandma!! Cherish your moments with your elderly parents/grandparents, for after all, unless something happens to each of us, we'll all get there sometime! And I know my kids/grandkids are gonna miss me! And that's how I want it. Can you imagine them saying, "Boy, am I glad she's gone!!!" ??? So, I do all I can to bring happiness to each one of them!! I want them to have happy memories of me. And yes, laugh!!! There is nothing better than to laugh!
• Nigeria
11 Feb 07
my parents are not very elderly my dad is just 43 years of age and my mum 39.. i am the first of the kids that they have we get along very well as a family
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@casper65 (38)
• United States
11 Feb 07
Hello ! Your are so blessed to have your parents nearing their 90's.Even more you too are 64 & to continue to have their presence for so long is something very few get to experience. I too have my parents in their 75's its a blessing .I wish & pray that they too see their 90's. We have a lot of fun ,their presence makes a lot of difference. Its so nice to know that you are planning to go out.
• Portugal
11 Feb 07
you got lucky to have them ;)
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• Egypt
11 Feb 07
me toooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo hase the same case man hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
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• Egypt
11 Feb 07
hay man I have the same problem
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• China
11 Feb 07
Happy birthday to your father!! I think you are lucky to have your parents accompany you for so long a time.When you are sad,they comfort you;When you have achievements,they share your joy.They are always there,no matter how you change.Maybe the connection with them reduced when you had your own family your own child,but the deep love won't change forever. I am a young girl,my parents are getting old.Sometimes it is sad to find that Father is not as strong as before,Mother begins to hear me not well enough.However it is also warm to find that there are so many memories we three can share. Blessing every day!Hope we all can cherish our life!!
@icebucks (127)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
my mom's 62 and im 29. She's the only parent I can remember. She have diabetes, and we argue alot whenever I ask her to stop eating stuffs that I know is not good for her. I wish she could stay for the longest time any man can. I cant imagine life without her, she lives near us and gives me food whenever she can. (she's a great cook).
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