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Thanks to Don for sending this one!

While many of you have not reached this magic age, you probably have
friends who have.  Share this with them. They will be grateful for
your caring gesture.


Begin by standing on a comfortable surface where you have plenty of room
at each side.
With a 5-lb. potato sack in each hand, extend your arms straight out
from your sides, and hold them there as long as you can.  Try to reach a
full minute, and then relax.
Each day you'll find that you can hold this position for just a bit

After a couple weeks, move up to 10-lb. potato sacks.
Then try 50-lb. potato sacks.  Then eventually try to get to where you
can lift a 100-lb. potato sack in each hand, and hold your arms straight
for more than a full minute.
(I'm at this level.)

After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each of the

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