Here's Why We're All Gonna Live To Be 100

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    Feb 09, 2015 5:21 AM GMT
    This is a pic I took last week at a fundraising dinner my husband & I put together. The guy on the right is 89 years old, and still running around as our South Florida gay community's most revered social photographer. He'll be taking pics at least another 10 years. He's positively immortal, an inspiration to all of us. Perhaps some of you know him.

    My pic below appeared in several gay rags, so it's not a violation to post it here. Underneath it is the caption I wrote, and was in print.

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    Well-known community photographer Pompano Bill (r) receives an award at Mojo restaurant from Bradley Bush, President of the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus, in recognition of Bill's many years of photographic excellence and service to the Chorus and the community at large

    BTW, embedded in that glass award is another pic I took of Bill. It was my husband's idea to create it and present it to Bill as a surprise.
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    Feb 09, 2015 5:07 PM GMT
    we're all gonna live to 100 because this guy is 89 and got an award?
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    Feb 09, 2015 6:40 PM GMT
    CODY4U saidwe're all gonna live to 100 because this guy is 89 and got an award?


    I can't think of anything sadder than a gay centenarian. Hell, I don't want to be a gay octogenarian. Even if I were straight I wouldn't want to live to be 100.
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    Feb 09, 2015 7:33 PM GMT
    CODY4U saidwe're all gonna live to 100 because this guy is 89 and got an award?

    The award was merely the ocassion that caused me to photograph him. What he represents is the hope of living a long & active life.

    And being wonderfully respected, well-known, active and productive at 89. Long past the point when we used to just write off old guys, due to their age. We should all be so fortunate. And yeah, I think he's gonna make 100. And maybe others of us. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 09, 2015 10:10 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan said
    CODY4U saidwe're all gonna live to 100 because this guy is 89 and got an award?


    I can't think of anything sadder than a gay centenarian. Hell, I don't want to be a gay octogenarian. Even if I were straight I wouldn't want to live to be 100.


    Hey, if you've got some years left once you reach the age you want to die, can I have the rest?
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    Feb 09, 2015 10:23 PM GMT
    good for him
    Wish I, or I need to meet more men like him, but sadly nearly all the people his age I meet are at my job--most/all of Med/Surge beds are being used by people his age.
    Great for American Pharm.
    Don't think so many will live as long once Medicare goes insolvent.
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    Feb 09, 2015 11:30 PM GMT
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    UndercoverMan said
    CODY4U saidwe're all gonna live to 100 because this guy is 89 and got an award?


    I can't think of anything sadder than a gay centenarian. Hell, I don't want to be a gay octogenarian. Even if I were straight I wouldn't want to live to be 100.


    Hey, if you've got some years left once you reach the age you want to die, can I have the rest?


    When people in my family get into their eighties they develop dementia. If you want that you are more than welcome to my unused dementia years.
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    Feb 10, 2015 3:28 AM GMT
    Oh, God no, I'm fine with my 78 ish years.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Feb 10, 2015 3:45 AM GMT
    I'll go to 120 ... who knows ... maybe by that time they will have figured out how to reverse the aging process icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 11, 2015 2:42 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidThis is a pic I took last week at a fundraising dinner my husband & I put together. The guy on the right is 89 years old, and still running around as our South Florida gay community's most revered social photographer. He'll be taking pics at least another 10 years. He's positively immortal, an inspiration to all of us. Perhaps some of you know him.

    My pic below appeared in several gay rags, so it's not a violation to post it here. Underneath it is the caption I wrote, and was in print.

    P1030223_zps09179576.jpg

    Well-known community photographer Pompano Bill (r) receives an award at Mojo restaurant from Bradley Bush, President of the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus, in recognition of Bill's many years of photographic excellence and service to the Chorus and the community at large

    BTW, embedded in that glass award is another pic I took of Bill. It was my husband's idea to create it and present it to Bill as a surprise.


    So, in the Art_Deco thumbnail picture, you're wearing the Black and red cap because the guy in the trophy picture on the left (you) do not look like the guy wearing the blue cap.

    Does Pompano have a website? Let's see his pictures/photographs.

    I just got back from buying a $19 jar of honey. Now, with a teaspoon of apple cider in 12 oz of water per day and a teaspoon of raw, unfiltered honey per day, I'm making contributions to living longer. Getting the seven hugs a day has been difficult and impossible; but, God-Life may surprise me still.
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    Feb 11, 2015 2:43 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidThis is a pic I took last week at a fundraising dinner my husband & I put together. The guy on the right is 89 years old, and still running around as our South Florida gay community's most revered social photographer. He'll be taking pics at least another 10 years. He's positively immortal, an inspiration to all of us. Perhaps some of you know him.

    My pic below appeared in several gay rags, so it's not a violation to post it here. Underneath it is the caption I wrote, and was in print.

    P1030223_zps09179576.jpg

    Well-known community photographer Pompano Bill (r) receives an award at Mojo restaurant from Bradley Bush, President of the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus, in recognition of Bill's many years of photographic excellence and service to the Chorus and the community at large

    BTW, embedded in that glass award is another pic I took of Bill. It was my husband's idea to create it and present it to Bill as a surprise.


    You're a much nicer looking man than one can tell in the Art-Deco thumbnail photograph.
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    Feb 11, 2015 3:15 AM GMT
    Some people live to 100 or even 120 now. I wouldn't want to live so long unless I were in good shape - body and mind. I think I already know that I am not a Dorian Gray - portrait or not.

    As long as I can ski. An aunt and uncle of mine were still skiing into their 80s. That would be OK.
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    Feb 11, 2015 3:41 AM GMT
    Liberal Democrat Obamacare architect Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel has already advised people should die at 75 to avoid burdening society:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-ezekiel-emanuel-ama-met-20141111-story.html

    He also says yearly physicals are "worthless".



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    Feb 12, 2015 12:35 AM GMT
    Where did Art Deco ever say or even imply that it was HIM standing to the left the 89 year old?

    Though I'll concede that I can understand the mistake since most of us tend to look better standing next to 89 year olds.

    So as far as I'm concerned the more 100 year old gays, the better.