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Mon Mar 11, 2019, 02:35 AM

I wonder who the oldest and youngest members of Democratic Underground are.

Got to be someone over eighty in this crew. I wonder if there's anyone under twenty?

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Reply I wonder who the oldest and youngest members of Democratic Underground are. (Original post)
byronius Mar 2019 OP
Renew Deal Mar 2019 #1
Dennis Donovan Mar 2019 #8
The Truth Is Here Mar 2019 #16
Dennis Donovan Mar 2019 #17
Rhiannon12866 Mar 2019 #47
Phentex Mar 2019 #20
jaysunb Mar 2019 #2
True Dough Mar 2019 #9
unc70 Mar 2019 #15
MineralMan Mar 2019 #18
jberryhill Mar 2019 #38
True Dough Mar 2019 #41
sweetroxie Mar 2019 #13
akraven Mar 2019 #3
No Vested Interest Mar 2019 #4
Hekate Mar 2019 #5
murielm99 Mar 2019 #6
leftyladyfrommo Mar 2019 #10
Rhiannon12866 Mar 2019 #11
A HERETIC I AM Mar 2019 #21
canetoad Mar 2019 #55
Jimbo S Mar 2019 #45
Cha Mar 2019 #7
Hekate Mar 2019 #22
Cha Mar 2019 #43
ornotna Mar 2019 #63
Cha Mar 2019 #65
ornotna Mar 2019 #66
MrsMatt Mar 2019 #12
No Vested Interest Mar 2019 #23
49jim Mar 2019 #14
The River Mar 2019 #32
llmart Mar 2019 #39
Initech Mar 2019 #19
backtoblue Mar 2019 #36
Mosby Mar 2019 #24
MosheFeingold Mar 2019 #49
panader0 Mar 2019 #25
MosheFeingold Mar 2019 #48
panader0 Mar 2019 #50
byronius Mar 2019 #59
dalton99a Mar 2019 #26
rurallib Mar 2019 #46
bearsfootball516 Mar 2019 #27
panader0 Mar 2019 #28
JHB Mar 2019 #56
justhanginon Mar 2019 #29
redstatebluegirl Mar 2019 #30
KPN Mar 2019 #31
DFW Mar 2019 #33
IphengeniaBlumgarten Mar 2019 #34
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2019 #35
FuzzyRabbit Mar 2019 #37
fierywoman Mar 2019 #40
underpants Mar 2019 #42
DFW Mar 2019 #57
underpants Mar 2019 #58
Separation Mar 2019 #44
appleannie1943 Mar 2019 #51
Tiggeroshii Mar 2019 #52
virgogal Mar 2019 #53
byronius Mar 2019 #60
virgogal Mar 2019 #64
Tracer Mar 2019 #54
VOX Mar 2019 #61
byronius Mar 2019 #62
VOX Mar 2019 #67

Response to byronius (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 02:39 AM

1. Kleeb!

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 05:13 AM

8. Hahahaha!

Wonder how ol' JK is?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 08:26 AM

16. Hes fine and happily lives in VA

 

Big on genealogy.

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Response to The Truth Is Here (Reply #16)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 09:15 AM

17. Good to hear!

Great guy - I remember him...

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Response to The Truth Is Here (Reply #16)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 04:15 AM

47. Thanks!

Tell him that Rhiannon says "hi!"

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 12:21 PM

20. That made ME feel old!

a blast from the past

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 02:57 AM

2. I'll be over 80 in 4 years. N/t

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Response to jaysunb (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 05:38 AM

9. I have a lot of respect

for septuagenarians and octogenarians who have adopted computer use, surf the internet and participate in discussion forums. Of course, I respect those who refuse too. But they're missing out.

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Response to True Dough (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 08:24 AM

15. I've been using computers since 1963

Was a mere teenager in high school when I learned to program. I have several relatives in their 90s who are online, one cousin recently turned 100. He was still mowing his own grass, last I heard.

I think there should be a few DUers in their 90s, quite a few in their eighties. There are a lot of us in our 70s.

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Response to True Dough (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 09:20 AM

18. Many of us in our 70s were part of the reason we have that technology

today. I took my first Fortran programming class in 1963, when code was entered on an IBM punch card machine. You could look at us as "very early adopters." Some of us have been involved ever since. So, there should be no surprise.

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Response to True Dough (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 02:26 PM

38. Heh...


I think the internet may be a mite older than you think it is.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #38)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 02:47 PM

41. Well, I know Al Gore invented it!

Sure, there are a lot of "seniors" who use the internet. But I also know many who either want nothing to do with it or who don't trust it at all: no online shopping or banking.

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Response to jaysunb (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 07:24 AM

13. I'll be over 80 in less than 3 years. Joined DU in 2004.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 03:30 AM

3. 64 and hangiing in!

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 03:31 AM

4. I qualify for one of those categories....

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 03:39 AM

5. Back in the old days we had at least one high-schooler.Don't know where s/he is now. Some college...

...students, too.

I hope some young'uns check in.

As for me, I came in 2002 and am now 71. Do the math. I used to have much more energy to fight BushCheney than I do now to fight the Orange Monster.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 05:08 AM

6. I'm seventy,

and I joined in 2003. I lurked for a year before that.

I have more energy now to fight, because I have more time for it. I am retired. I hope things remain stable enough for me that I can continue the fight.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 06:19 AM

10. I'm 70.

Still can't believe it. Years go by so fast.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 06:20 AM

11. We had 4 that I remember

LeftPeopleFinishFirst has checked on on DU.3, but that's it. They were teenagers at the time, I remember when she and John Kleeb graduated in the same year. But they all must be well out of college but now.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 12:25 PM

21. Remember "Asher Heimerman"?

"CONFERENCE CALL IN TEN MINUTES!"



He turned out to be one GIANT dickweed, not to mention a fraud and a huckster.

https://newstalk1130.iheart.com/featured/common-sense-central/content/2018-02-26-the-shame-of-sheboygan/

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #21)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 02:51 PM

55. Oh yeah

I was trying to think of his name until you posted it.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 04:02 PM

45. A couple

Aja and WritingIsMyReligion back in the day. Likely in their early 30's now.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 05:12 AM

7. How about.. who has

the most posts?

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Response to Cha (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 01:27 PM

22. That might be you!

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Response to Hekate (Reply #22)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 02:52 PM

43. They add up fast, Hekate!

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Response to Cha (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:42 PM

63. Back in the day

That would have been newyawker99. She had like a brazilion posts.

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Response to ornotna (Reply #63)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:46 PM

65. Yes, I was a newbie compared to her..

Wonder where she is now?

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Response to Cha (Reply #65)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:50 PM

66. I'm not sure

I think I remember seeing it posted that she was not well. She's been gone from here for some time now. Ah well.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 06:36 AM

12. I know of one member in his 90s

He doesn't post much, but he was still active as of March 7 2019.

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Response to MrsMatt (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 01:48 PM

23. Wonderful!!!

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 07:32 AM

14. I'll be 70 in September....

joined 09/2001, liberal democrat my whole life...DU my # 1 go to site...enjoy following everyone...just don't post much.
I couldn't vote in 1968 against Nixon (I was 19 and voting age was 21). My first vote was for George McGovern in 1972, by then voting age was lowered to 18. The outcry at the time(in the 60's) was, you could die for your country in Nam but couldn't vote!

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Response to 49jim (Reply #14)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 02:12 PM

32. Same Age

same month, same year. I too wanted to vote against Nixon but
I was too young to vote despite actually being in 'Nam.
Joined DU the first week it came online.

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Response to The River (Reply #32)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 02:28 PM

39. +1

Turning 70 in July.

First vote was for McGovern. Self-identified as a feminist about my junior year in high school. Joined NOW and still have the first issue of MS magazine. Lurked on DU for quite awhile before I joined, basically because of the stolen 2000 election.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 09:22 AM

19. I will be turning 39 in June!

One year away from the big 4-0!

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Response to Initech (Reply #19)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 02:21 PM

36. Beat ya there by a few months

The big 4-0 doth loom...


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Response to byronius (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 01:54 PM

24. MosheFeingold is almost 100, I think.

He served in WWII in some special units because he is fluent in german and polish.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #24)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:35 AM

49. By"special" he means

They armed me with a typewriter and I wrote reports.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 01:54 PM

25. Moshe Feingold is about 95.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #25)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:33 AM

48. 94

Don’t put me closer to the grave than I need to be.

I want to hang in for 2020 election, but the last year has been pretty rough.

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Response to MosheFeingold (Reply #48)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:54 AM

50. Love you Moshe!

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Response to MosheFeingold (Reply #48)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 08:55 PM

59. Holy cow you win the post.

Please hang in. I shall send you Good Vibrations.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 01:55 PM

26. These two:

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #26)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 04:13 PM

46. "let's get in the Lounge and look at the kitty pics"

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 01:55 PM

27. I'm 26!

Joined DU when I was 24. Had my first kid with my wife on Election Day last November!

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #27)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 01:59 PM

28. Braggart. Whippersnapper!

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Response to panader0 (Reply #28)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 02:56 PM

56. What's worse: "Whippersnapper" brought to mind lyrics from Devo's...

..."Whip It" (snap that whip...), only for the follow up thought to surface that the song is half-again older than bearsfootball516.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 02:01 PM

29. 82 1/2. Yeah, I'm approaching old age with some dread.

Not sure how this all turns out. Well, I can make a pretty good guess but that SOB trump better not still be in office when I kick off or I'll be pissed for all eternity and that's a loooong time I hear.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 02:02 PM

30. I will be 64 in a month.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 02:06 PM

31. Not me!

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 02:13 PM

33. I once shook hands with President Johnson

Andrew Johnson, that is.....

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 02:14 PM

34. 80 here. nt

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 02:19 PM

35. I'm neither oldest or youngest: 75! Stayin' alive!



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Response to byronius (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 02:23 PM

37. Just turned 73 a month ago.

Still trying to decide what to be when I grow up.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 02:41 PM

40. 68 in 17 days.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 02:47 PM

42. Mentally I'm 4

My wife had me tested

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Response to underpants (Reply #42)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 02:58 PM

57. Can't be THAT low

Otherwise, you'd be posting every ten minutes in the Primaries board advocating the presidential candidacy of Susan Sarandon.

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Response to DFW (Reply #57)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 05:32 PM

58. If I was 5 I'd be that focused

I'm all over the place like a riot in a preschool

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 03:04 PM

44. I used to love the tradition we had on the Marine Corps Birthday

The youngest and oldest Marine would be the ones who formally cut and share a piece of the birthday cake with the guest of honor.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:59 AM

51. Still young. Only 75

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 12:29 PM

52. joined when a freshman in college in 2004

I am a little older than that now.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:37 PM

53. I'll be 85 the end of August.

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Response to virgogal (Reply #53)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 08:58 PM

60. That's a big birthday. Ninety -- then one hundred --

And then ten thousand because life extension technology will kick in and you'll get to dial back the clock to 24 and counting until you just get too bored with the whole thing.

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Response to byronius (Reply #60)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:45 PM

64. I think Im getting bored with the whole thing now.:-)

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 02:45 PM

54. I'm so old that ...

... one of my earliest memories was the bonfire and block celebration when WWII ended.

79 and still working.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:23 PM

61. My odometer rotates to 70 next month. It's very weird.

Although retired, I still play my guitars (paid-up Musicians Union dues, gig-ready); go to the gym 3 times a week, and swim often (also hike); my mind is as keen as ever (blessed/cursed with a steel-trap memory); and I have numerous collecting interests that connect me with people worldwide: Native American carvings and textiles, paper ephemera, toy soldiers (that’s “military miniatures” to the coinniseur), and BOOKS.

Other than a few minor aches from working out, and creeping deafness in my left ear (too many rock concerts seen up-front), and the unstoppable “historical changes” in one’s face, I’m still the same person that I was in my 30s (but far, far wiser).

Turning 70 conjures up grandfatherly stereotypes of a portly, cherubic gent nodding off in a La-Z-Boy recliner while reruns of “Gunsmoke” flicker on the TV. BUT IT’S NOTHING LIKE THAT!

It is a weird, somewhat unbelievable sensation when you ponder “70 years.” It seems like a long road traveled in some ways, but new and interesting things are popping up all the time. I do worry a bit about the mathematical certainty of passing away, suddenly or otherwise, because that time is now obviously closer. But who knows when the actually expiry date will occur? Nobody! So, until then, Cheers!

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Response to VOX (Reply #61)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:37 PM

62. That's a great prescription for aging gracefully.

If you rest you rust. Have to think and play and work and learn and try hard all the way to the Very End.

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Response to byronius (Reply #62)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:52 PM

67. And as the great Satchel Paige said, "Don't look back, something might be gaining on you."

And he added, “Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter."

With the wisdom gained over time, I pace myself better, eat better, sleep better (although the slide into Trumpist fascism vexes me no end), and have far more interests going than I did 15-20 years ago. My wife is a fantastic partner, she cooks, gardens, swims, and she plays guitar too— we jam at night often! Why the hell not?


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