Own Your Age

Sue Daugherty
Mar 23, 2010

A few months ago I read an article about being proud of your age.

I think I read it in the AARP Bulletin. It had pictures of physically fit, attractive, women wearing t-shirts that say “Own Your Age.”

In a nutshell this is a movement against ageism -- as in the discrimination and negative stereotyping of people based on their age. These proud "older" people are promoting a message that says I’m happy about who I am at my age.   

I find it interesting that in our culture, men with grey hair and crow’s feet are viewed as sexy, sophisticated, and attractive.  

Most women, however, will go to great expense to hide their grey and wrinkles because in American society grey hair and wrinkles are a detriment -- not an attribute for women.   

Generally speaking, these characteristics on a woman peg her as someone who is “old” -- which is a word we have come to believe is negative. Rarely is a woman with grey hair and crow’s feet perceived as sexy, sophisticated and attractive.

How did that ever come to be? What will it take for aging -- in a woman’s world --  to become socially acceptable? 

What do you do in your own life to make it socially acceptable to “Own Your Age?”

Comments

Karl Hungus-Mr....

OH SNAP!!!!!

Clawbar9

She's Back! She was reinstated.

EddieOs

***" She's Back! She was reinstated. "***

That is fantastic news! Good news!

Anonymous

And how much money was spent here ????? WHAT A JOKE !

Anonymous

beepx22 yeah big difference there !! NOT !!!!

Most Wanted

Someone was talking about different gun permits. Could someone explain the difference? Thank you.

ERNesbitt

Re: Most Wanted

The acronyms are different, but they are the same thing. CC, CCW, and CHL are all referencing the concealed carry permit allowing the holder to carry a concealed pistol anywhere that is legally allowed (schools, government buildings, etc. are not allowed. But, any store or business that does not have one of those "No firearms allowed" signs on their door allows for a Concealed Handgun License holder to carry a concealed weapon.)

http://www.ohioccw.org is a good place to start if you are interested in the different laws.

OC or Open Carry is legal for any resident of the state of Ohio over the age of 18. You can openly carry a loaded firearm. I'm not too sure of the restrictions (the same gov't buildings, etc.), but I do know it is legal.

The most important part of gun safety is education. There are people who got a CHL just to have one. However, the people who are likely to carry concealed are passionate about the subject, and have probably spent a good deal of time getting to know their firearm and how to use it properly.

The most important part of the education is learning *not* to fire the gun. Had this poor kid made the mistake of flashing a gun at a serious CHL holder, he would have probably been face to face with a snub-nose .357 before he could lay his hands back on his gun. He would have been ordered to the floor and kept their until the authorities showed up, or he would have ran and the robbery would have been averted.

As-is, the kid is an idiot... an all-around idiot. I hope he gets the help he needs in prison.

beepx22

well said ERN. thanks.

Most Wanted

Thank you ERNesbitt. My husband bought me a 9mm last year after our house was broken into. There are times he works late at night or has to travel overnight. I have been very leary about owning this gun. I have three kids in the house. Anyways, he taught me how to use it and all that and I'm a terrible shot outside at 80 ft. However, if someone was in my house at 20 or so ft. I don't think I'd miss since I have 9 chances! I was going to take the class that gets you licenced. Not because I want to carry but felt I would feel better knowing I took a class and educated myself. I didn't do it yet. Thinking I will now. Our car alarms have gone off twice in the last month after midnight. I slept with the 9mm beside me both nights. I just think I'll take the class after reading all these break-ins as of late. Don't see it getting any better any time soon. Thanks again.

Kimo

LEBANON, Pa.— An autopsy was planned Friday for a suburban mother who last year shocked other parents by openly carrying a loaded handgun at her daughter's youth soccer game and this week was found shot dead with her husband in an apparent murder-suicide.
Meleanie Hain, who ran a baby-sitting service and became a voice of the gun rights movement, and Scott Hain, a parole officer, were found dead Wednesday inside their home in Pennsylvania.

Didn't do her much good to carry a gun.
Her husband was quicker on the draw........

friendoffriend

ill repeat here as i did on the other......who's to say dustin even did it?? they have no gun....theres no video of him at the register...just shows him walking the store...maybe the so distraut cashier that cant work...needed to pad his pockets a little bit??? did they find the money on dustin? did they find a gun? nothing.....just from the cashiers mouth....

stacielee

Hey "Friend of a Friend" .... I know Dustin... And I know Cody (the kid who got stabbed) and I am not a keegan.. And guess what.. Dustin is a FU*k UP! What kind of person in his right mind would TRY to kill somebody??? It wasent over a girl and it wasent self defense! I know first hand!!!!! Who cares about his sad little life... Thats NO excuse for what all hes done! DO you know how many people this guy has HURT? Hes beter off rotting in prison.. And if you ask me.. your no better than him. since he is "your friend" What kind of person are you? I think you need to pick new friends. And im glad dustin robbed the Hill... Now maybe hell be in prison for a long long time!!!

friendoffriend

hahahahaha man im crying from laughin so hard....hahahah he tried to kill him really...hahah cause im pretty sure when cody fell on the knife and they were on the ground he coulda stabbed him if he wanted to and prolly kilt him...and if it wasnt over a girl then what was it??? probably because he drove to her house and told them on the phone he was going to kill them...simple as that...he did mess up..i understand that and im still his friend i could care less what you say...as far as me...i actually work 40 plus hours a week at almost $20 an hour not trying to brag or anything but to prove another idoit on this site, never done drugs, drink on very few occasions...never been arrested...your just ignorant for even saying something like that when for one you have no clue who i am or anything about me...but you must be a detective with ole unknown sense you know so much...but once again werent there...

lovinyou

friendoffriend you had made a comment on the 9th saying that the police was taking the cashiers word. well for your information he descibed the guy and thats who they said it was. my husband doesnt know Dustin. And you are saying stuff to someone else about judging well you need to take your oun advice. you dint know the cashier.he does work so i dont know what you are talking about.

friendoffriend

i wasnt refering to the cashier what im saying is they dont have him on camera actually robbing the place...all i said is that its all just hear say inless they find a gun....because they dont actually have him on tape..only thing he's on tape doing is waking back and forth...nothing against the cashier....

beepx22

friendoffriend... I'd suggest you never go to law school, you'd make a horrible laywer.

Kimo

re:Most Wanted wrote on Oct 9, 2009 12:27 PM:I slept with the 9mm beside me both nights.

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla.— A man who thought there was an intruder in his house shot and killed his fiancee the day before they were to be married, police said Friday.

"Right now everything points to a tragic accident," Police Chief Kevin Brunelle told The Associated Press, adding investigators were awaiting forensic results.

John Tabutt, 62, told investigators he got his gun when he thought he heard an intruder, then fired at a figure in the hallway, according to Brunelle. It was Tabutt's live-in fiancee, 62-year-old Nancy Dinsmore, who family members say he was going to marry Saturday. Tabutt told authorities he thought she was next to him in bed the whole time.

Think about your kids lady.
You think you hear an intruder.
It turns out to be one of your kids.

beepx22

Jimbo, then he was an idiot and didn't know the proper discipline for discarging a firearm.

Kimo

beepx22 wrote on Oct 10, 2009 9:07 PM:Jimbo, then he was an idiot and didn't know the proper discipline for discarging a firearm.

Look bub.
I bought my first gun in 1949.
Been around the block more than once.

Anyone that keeps a loaded gun next to where
they are sleeping is asking for trouble.
Anyone that is awakened by a noise and grabs
the gun, will shoot first and think later.
It happens time and time again, and it's
usually a family member that dies.

People are people and to think that you can
"train" them to think first, and shoot later,
when coming out of a deep sleep, is wishful thinking.

I have more than one gun, but never keep any of
them loaded.

I'm concerned for the ladies kids, not your
gun business or whatever it is you sell.

Kimo

re:then he was an idiot

The fact that you used "then he was an idiot"
tells me you haven't been around too long, or
haven't learned to much.

Anyone that calls some poor soul that woke out
of a deep sleep and shot his wife to be "an idiot"
knows little about people and how they react to
a stressful situation.

BTW
When I ran this in my spell checker it flagged
"idiot" as likely to offend someone and suggested
I use another word, you should take advice from
my spell checker.

Laughrica

This dude is a friend of a male cashier there, and not the one who got robbed. there are two that work there, so the other one.

hmmmm sound fishy to anyone else

whatsinaname

Comment deleted because it contained personal information and potentially libelous statements. — admin

Laughrica

although i'm surprised this place hasn't been shut down yet. its got more health violations than i could possibly put in the text box. one that really sticks out is the time i almost made the mistake of purchasing a doughnut from here. i looked in the case and there was about 50 (no exaggeration) gnats swarming and 3 flies. one of them was trying to burrow into a doughnut. some one please report this place

whatsinaname

Strawberry Hill is a dump. I've been in there twice and it's always a mess. I would be afraid of what the the bathrooms look like..

Laughrica

lol there are no bathrooms, just poorly kept port a potties out back behind the place. and dont bother asking for toilet paper.

"employees are not responsible" is what you get from the clerks

beepx22

Jimbo. I don't sale guns, though in these times i wish i did. If someone jumsp straight out of bed and starts shooting, then they're not properly trained. Plain and simple. and i'd never advise anyone to sleep with a loaded gun near them. Im self sleep with the unloaded gun and a speedloader locked within a few steps, along with a flash light. If you have the mental dexterity to load a pistol with a speed loader, you should be able to at least think well enough to gather basic target data before you start hammering at the local neighborhood cat or what ever is in your yard making noise. you never put your finger on the trigger till you're ready to shoot, and your never ready to shoot until you know there is a threat. So yes, the guy in the news article that shot his fiance... is an idiot. It's like owning a car. if you let someone loose thats never driven in a high powered sports car, they're going to probably hurt someone. Same with a gun, if someone that doesn't know what to do with it gets loose then yeah someone is probably going to get hurt. Thats why you get educated.

redroses

STACIELEE: YOU HAVE A SAD LITTLE LIFE TOO...IT'S GOING TO GET MORE SAD...

socially hazardous

this comment is too beepx22 you said that friendoffriend would make a horrible laywer but the truth in the fact is its not what you know its what you can prove beyond a reasonable doubt, #1 no gun has been found yet,#2 he has not addmitted to anything,#3 there is no video that shows him at the register robbing the place or adjusting anything in his waist, right there is enough to dismiss a case.

friendoffriend

exactly...so sorry buddy but word from a cashier and some crackhead thats not even aloud in strawberry hill...isnt enough to proove him guilty...maybe law school isnt for you...seems to make sense to everyone else....

beepx22

just curious, is that the only tape? or is that the one released by the police to identify the robber? I've been in strawberry hill a million times, they have more than one camera

Pages