The older I get - Alan Jackson

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The older I get - Alan Jackson

Post by jerryd6818 » Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:31 pm

Got this this morning from an old Marine Corps buddy of mine. It just resonated with me. Hopefully you'll enjoy it as much as I do.

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Re: The older I get - Alan Jackson

Post by Just Plain Dave » Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:39 pm

Awesome!
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Re: The older I get - Alan Jackson

Post by edge213 » Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:46 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:31 pm
Got this this morning from an old Marine Corps buddy of mine. It just resonated with me. Hopefully you'll enjoy it as much as I do.

Thanks Jerry
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Re: The older I get - Alan Jackson

Post by jerryd6818 » Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:02 pm

It means more to me with each passing day.
Forged on the anvil of discipline.
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Re: The older I get - Alan Jackson

Post by rea1eye » Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:29 pm

There is a lot of truth to that post. Only us older folks really appreciate
what was said.

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Re: The older I get - Alan Jackson

Post by garddogg56 » Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:40 pm

I've always like Alan Jackson,His music resignates with me and my life. ::tu::
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Re: The older I get - Alan Jackson

Post by FRJ » Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:51 am

That song strikes a chord.
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Re: The older I get - Alan Jackson

Post by treefarmer » Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:36 am

Thank you, Jerry, for sharing this for us older fellers to chew on! ::handshake::
Best I could tell it would be about the 2nd verse of this song that said, "the older I get the fewer friends I have", really hit me as we just buried another one of my friends yesterday.
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Re: The older I get - Alan Jackson

Post by Dan In MI » Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:38 am

FRJ wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:51 am
That song strikes a chord.
You took the words right outta my mouth. Alan Jackson is the perfect vocalist for that song, too.
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Re: The older I get - Alan Jackson

Post by Mumbleypeg » Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:41 am

Great song - you’re right that you have to be old to truly understand it.

Reminds me of when the Seniors Sunday School class taught a lesson to the rest of us. I was about 30 years old at the time. At the start of the class each of us were given a paper and pencil and told to write down, if we could be any age what would it be? So we all wrote down an age. The teens all wanted to be over 21. The 30-40 year olds wanted to be 25 to 30.

Then each of the seniors took turns telling of their favorite memories in their lives. Of children graduating high school or college, getting married, watching grandchildren grow up, of travel adventures, of 50 year friendships and 50th wedding anniversaries, etc. All things none of the younger folks had experienced.

Then they asked everyone to write down again what age they would like to be. IIRC the average the second time came out to be over 70.

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Re: The older I get - Alan Jackson

Post by texoma » Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:55 am

My wife is a big Alan fan so I listen to his music often.
Good song ::tu::

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Re: The older I get - Alan Jackson

Post by bighomer » Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:58 pm

Thanks for posting it Jerry, good song and well sung by one of my favorite singers.
Then line about having fewer friends is sure hitting me hard, seems I'm losing them at a rate much faster than I like
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Re: The older I get - Alan Jackson

Post by Steamboat Willie » Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:54 am

At 41 I still don’t have any grey hair, but that song still hits me where I live. Growing up in the steam engine business, most the guys who befriended me when I was a teenage kid were older than me by decades. Now I’m loosing them at the rate of about three a year. ::teary_eyes:: I look at old photos and choke on the thought of never hearing their voices again.

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