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How old are you?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by fossil, Feb 22, 2009.

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How old are you? (poll)

  1. 20-29

    41.7%
  2. 30-39

    30.1%
  3. 40-49

    20.3%
  4. 50-59

    7.0%
  5. 60-69

    0.8%
  6. 70-79

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. 80-89

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. 90 and up

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. hensonconst1

    hensonconst1 Member

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    31 and just started burning wood. Don't know why I didn't before.

    Oh yeah my dad burnt wood all my childhood and I hated it, but I see why know that I have these expensive kids.

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  2. adrpga498

    adrpga498 Minister of Fire

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    53 and I hate the long par three holes. Working on the putting more and more.
  3. wendell

    wendell Minister of Fire

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    Happy Birthday!!
  4. wendell

    wendell Minister of Fire

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    BTW, 47 but feeling like a lot more. Too many years of rugby. :)
  5. Young Buck

    Young Buck New Member

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    32 and trying to get back into shape :down:
  6. R Mannino

    R Mannino Member

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    Bearing down on 42.
  7. jadm

    jadm New Member

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    Twas 35 when I met and married the one and only love of my life.

    First child born 2 years later.

    I ignore my birthdays but this summer will celebrate 22 years of a wonderful marriage and that child that was just a twinkle in our eyes just had his 19th birthday.

    I leave the math to you. ;-)
  8. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    I wonder how much this is simply an age reflection of those using this site, versus those who really burn wood. I would like to see the actual age breakdown of wood burners across the country. I bet we'd see it skewed from the 30's up a decade or two. Many of those burners in their 40's, 50's, 60's, may just not be on this site as they aren't digital natives like many "yougin's" but are digital refugees!

    pen
  9. chad3

    chad3 Feeling the Heat

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    To the point that my wife was asked the other day: What was the first thing you did this morning? Her response was, "put wood in the stove".
    Yup, I love her.
    Chad
  10. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    If you don't love that woman for that reason, I think this site is testament to the number of men in this country who would!

    pen
  11. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, pen, we were musing about that back a page of posts or so. I agree. I suspect that this tiny sampling has some significant built-in bias because it's here on Hearth.com, and there must be scads of woodburners out there who don't even have computers. Heck, even here, it's a scratch in the surface...there are more than 14,000 registered members, and we've had 240 votes so far. I know it doesn't mean much in the big scheme of things, but I still find it kind of interesting. Rick
  12. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    My apologies for not joining the conversation then!

    Whether it be an accurate assessment of woodburners age or not, I too agree that it is at least interesting to investigate! I drive about 50 miles in rural pa to and from work each day (about 20 of which are dirt road). I literally drive past 30+ wood burners just on my venture, and only know of 1 person in my area on this site.

    Mark Twain said, "There are Lies, Damn lies, and then there are Statistics." I like his thinking :) Regardless of this polls validity, it still has worth.

    pen
  13. RowCropRenegade

    RowCropRenegade Feeling the Heat

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    27 years young.
  14. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    I think Twain was one of the most perceptive, candid, and delightfully articulate observers/interpreters of human thought and behavior ever to put pen to paper. This little poll is certainly valid, but only within an extremely tightly woven context, and if anyone ever attempted to take it out of that context, I certainly would not sign my name to it. It has worth only if we, who are among the very few inhabitants of that tightly woven context find that it does. Rick
  15. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    Oh I wish you were a classmate of mine in my masters of education courses!

    pen
  16. ikessky

    ikessky Minister of Fire

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    I always tell people that I'm the oldest 27 year old they'll meet. Got married at 19, had our first child a few weeks before I turned 21, and bought a house when I was 25. I'm still too young to know my limits and often push myself too far because I'm stubborn.
  17. glenng

    glenng New Member

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    I just turned 40 but my wife thinks I`m about 12. I still like stuffing the firebox full and seeing how high I can get the stove top thermometer. I will never learn and I don`t want to. Then the mortgage bill shows up and I go to work........woodstoves and fire have kept me young and full of fun.
  18. rowerwet

    rowerwet Minister of Fire

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    36 in september, for some reason I keep getting older but my wife is stuck at 29.
  19. g8rnbft

    g8rnbft New Member

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    62 - would have been 63 but I was sick for a year.
  20. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    40 - and loving life. A little too busy for my liking, but hey, if ya wanna do stuff, ya gotta be busy to do it. And I like doing stuff.
  21. waynek

    waynek Member

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    I will be 65 soon and am a "digital native" My first computer was a Commodore 64 that I believe was purchased in 1985. It is stored on a shelf in the basement and I gave instructions to my kids to donate it to the local museum when I am gone.

    Still swinging a maul.

    Jackpine
  22. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Just bumping my own poll to see if we can get some more responses...every vote makes it more representative of our little Hearth.com world. Rick
  23. roac

    roac New Member

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    41... So when is it that I am suppose to get old? When I was a teenager I thought 30 was old but now who knows. :roll:

    mike
  24. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    44- I am young at being old and old at being young :)
  25. Blizzard

    Blizzard New Member

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    Well I guess I am proud to say that I am the youngest one ("baby") on here! I'm 20 getting close to my 21st birthday woohoo! Really like the site.
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