Jerry Earl Johnston: The terribly strange age of 70

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  • Flipphone , 00
    Jan. 15, 2019 1:37 p.m.

    CMTM - , 00
    Jan. 11, 2019 9:51 a.m.
    RE: “Back in the 1960s, Paul Simon penned a song called “Old Friends.” In one line he says, “How terribly strange to be 70.”I was 21 at the time and 70 seemed strange and terrible indeed”

    For me, At the time, I was in the Vietnam war at that time and it was really strange and terrible indeed.
    I was no, “Fortunate Son” Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR)

    CMTM, our generation was shaped by those times. and those times have shaped today.

  • Weston Jurney West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 10:49 a.m.

    Simon himself is 77 and still going strong. I wonder if he modifies those lyrics when he sings them now.

  • Flipphone , 00
    Jan. 14, 2019 2:17 p.m.

    I suppose the only age worse than 70, is 80.

  • Light and Liberty St George, UT
    Jan. 12, 2019 7:48 p.m.

    Do not 'stand down'. I love your articles. You are a peaceful island in a turbulent ocean.

  • 1covey Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 11, 2019 8:16 p.m.

    Never say 'die', just do try, especially a little good along the by; so, someone will say "there was a guy!"

  • estebanborup Brunswick, GA
    Jan. 11, 2019 4:26 p.m.

    Pretty optimistic self-portrait there, Jerry!

  • hbeckett Colfax, CA
    Jan. 11, 2019 1:35 p.m.

    at76 I some timesjust want to leave this rock and move on to something better

  • CMTM , 00
    Jan. 11, 2019 9:51 a.m.

    RE: “Back in the 1960s, Paul Simon penned a song called “Old Friends.” In one line he says, “How terribly strange to be 70.”I was 21 at the time and 70 seemed strange and terrible indeed”

    For me, At the time, I was in the Vietnam war at that time and it was really strange and terrible indeed.
    I was no, “Fortunate Son” Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR)

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 11, 2019 9:07 a.m.

    On the other hand, it's been said "once past 70 be prepared to die at any time." As my 70+ compatriots show up in the obits, I think this is good advice.

    Oh, and the notion 60 is the new 40 is pure hogwash!

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    Jan. 11, 2019 7:51 a.m.

    What happens when I'm seventy?
    Must come a time... seventy.
    When you're old, and it's cold
    And who cares if you live or you die,
    Your one consolation's the money
    You may have put by...