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Question: Best years of your life? :: Total Votes:70
Poll choices Votes Statistics
Birth to 10 years old 1  [1.43%]
11 years old to 20 7  [10.00%]
21 years old to 30 19  [27.14%]
31 years old to 40 19  [27.14%]
41 years old to 50 8  [11.43%]
51 years old to 60 13  [18.57%]
61 years old to 70 2  [2.86%]
71 years old to 80 1  [1.43%]
81 years old to 90 0  [0.00%]
91 years old to 100 0  [0.00%]
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2002-2007.

Because them are the years I've been a UJ member.

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Without a doubt, my retirement years, age 52 to the present. It's been 8 great years.

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My 20s were pretty darn good.  Off at school for a lot of the time, no responsibilities, hot chicks, etc.

My 30s are doing just fine though....


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Couldn't vote, as every year is the best.  It just gets better every year, as I learn, grow, and mature.  One of these days, I might look back, but for now, I just look forward.  Every day is better.  Some not so much, but on the whole...

Life is good.


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Gonna say 41-50....just entered that decade...kids at a very fun age (13,10, 8)...health good (knock on wood)...tremendous amount of free time to hunt, and great amounts of land to hunt on and birds to shoot at (highly debatable point to some)....financial "heavy lifting" already done in prior two decades...
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I said 21-30.  Granted at 31 I don't have many options but I married my awesome wife and had a beautiful daughter and found all my new friends here.  Works for me.  I have high hope for the next decade, I have great plans...

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I chose 31 to 40.

The years after divorcing my first wife and being single again.


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Right now.
I have a beautiful wife, good kids, my health, their health, the time and ability to travel, and alot of happiness.
Being wealthy does not suck either, no matter what anybody tells you.
And I wish every member here the good fortune to have the same.
I could die tomorrow, and so could you. The best times of your life are always in the present, no matter how hard they may seem.
Enjoy the moment and try not to think of "when" or "if", Your best years are those that touch you now.


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From now on is looking pretty good.

Still not finished college but it looks like I may this year. My attempt at college the traditional way was foiled by some big time anxiety and depression and my reluctance to admit I had a problem. Everything spiraled out of control, I failed all my classes, lost touch with most of my friends, my once great relationship with my parents was almost completely gone, I hardly left my house, didn't answer my phone and pretty much shut myself off. Once my thoughts turned real dark I realized I had to fix this before there wasn't anything to fix.

Saw some doctors, dropped out of school to focus on other things for a while and to worry about one day at a time, literally. Got a job that I threw myself into which was theraputic in its own right.

I just finished my first college course since re-embarking on my degree.  
A- in calculus this summer. This fall I will take 3 classes. Baby steps.

Many people attach the "best years of my life phrase" to college. I sure hope that is not the case with me and it looks like it won't be. I do have some fond memories and great friends but the furture is looking far brighter than the past.

So here's hoping 24 1/2 to 34 1/2 is good.

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Bede,

  Many of us go through some tough dark times as you have.
Sounds like your on the right track for a good life.
Keep up the good work.  :)


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I can't think of ten years that hasn't been mared. Don't get me wrong, I have had some wonderful times in my life. Just had some real shi$$ things happen in 20s 30s and 40s. And at 51 hard to tell how the 50s will turn out. But in and among all the crap I am glad to have been here. I have 2 great boys, a great string of dogs and hunting and fishing stories to last a life time. My Mother always said, "If something bad is going to happen it will happen to Gregg." Dam I hate it when she is right.
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but if I'm still getting around as well when I hit 70 as my pal Paul is, I'll be a happy camper.

Jeez, I've got to start "training" in earnest because I don't want to be constantly saying "wait up Paul" all through Manitoba and Saskatchewan. ???  :blush:

Oh Geez..you thought I was talking about Browndog of UJ fame!  I was talking about another guy you've never met. Works out all the time. No I wasn't talking about old Paul B. Although he gets around pretty good for an older-than-you-and-me kinda guy, especially when you consider that he has to carry that portable oxygen tank everywhere he goes!  :laugh:

Where's earnest?? Must be a suburb of Fredrecton??


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I put 21-30. I'm 29.

I'm getting married in less than a month, have two good bird dogs, own my home (well, me and the bank), have a successful career and am my own boss, and I am healthy.  I got to hunt and fish a lot in my 20s and have seen some interesting parts of the world.  In short, life ROCKS!

That being said, I think the best is yet to come.... but I gotta live it first.

Today might be my last, and I am living it that way... Smiling, honest, and no regrets.

Best of luck to everyone on here.

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5 - five years old - why?

Peanut butter & jelly = gourmet cuisine
Naps are mandatory
fishing is what you did in summer "just to be with Dad"
working on the boat - see above
girls are icky and won't ruin your life - see "the boat"
bologna & butter on wheat bread - see PB&J
root beer is the beverage of choice
grapes - a food and a game
no school
cartoons on Saturday - followed by creature double feature
waiting at the end of the driveway just to park the car...
being allowed at the table when the guns came down for the quarterly oiling
christmas day and being oblivious to the looks on your folks faces as you dive into the pile - but to see it again just once...

five - if I could be one age - both mentally and physically - five, no doubt...


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Wow, I envy those whom have experienced a steady improvement in life. As for me 23-35 was a good time, got sober, had a good job working on the road, girl in every port, played golf at least twice a week, hunted anytime I wanted to. 36-40, not so much, got married, went broke in Arizona, one bright spot had my little girl and got the dogs. 40- present(43) much better, got divorced, kept the house and daughter and have a good job. All in all, these are pretty good times! Now, about those girls in those ports........

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