09APR2021 – OCF Update – Life Imitates Art

On such a beautiful day I naturally decided to spend it extracting thorn brambles and Russian olive trees with a shovel and a 6 foot pry bar.  After a couple of hours of sweat and back ache I remembered a line from the movie “Treasure of the Sierra Madre.”

Curtin:  What are you going to do with your hard-earned money old timer when you get back and cash in?

Howard:  I’m getting along in years.  Oh, I can still hold up my end when it comes to a hard day’s work but I ain’t the man I was once, and next year, next month, next week I won’t be the man I am today.  Reckon I’ll find me some quiet place to settle down.  Buy a business maybe … a grocery or a hardware store, and spend the better part of my time reading comic strips and adventure stories.  One thing’s for sure … I ain’t going to go prospecting again and waste my time and money trying to find another gold mine.

I certainly know what Howard was talking about in that scene.

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TomD77
6 months ago

I’m 72 now, just you wait!

TomD77
6 months ago
Reply to  photog

Yes, like a graph with a negative slope on an exponential function.

I’ve been going to gym’s for a large portion of my life. When you’re young to middle aged, you go to the gym to improve. Later, the purpose is to maintain fitness and ability. If you keep at it, things eventually devolve to where your best hope to reduce the decline.

Last edited 6 months ago by TomD77