View Poll Results: What’s your age?

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  • Below 10 (there shouldn’t be any replying, but you never know)

    0 0%
  • 10 to 19 years old

    3 1.58%
  • 20 to 29 years old

    2 1.05%
  • 30 to 39 years old

    24 12.63%
  • 40 to 49 years old

    26 13.68%
  • 50 to 59 years old

    32 16.84%
  • 60 to 69 years old

    73 38.42%
  • 70 to 79 years old

    26 13.68%
  • 80 to 89 years old

    3 1.58%
  • 90 and beyond!

    1 0.53%
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Thread: What’s the average age here at UU Poll

  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickie View Post
    AustinHing,
    As a uker, 8 years. “Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves

    My dear AustinHing,
    Everyone brings sunshine and laughter to others,
    Some when they arrive,
    Some when they leave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Another Ukulele View Post
    My dear AustinHing,
    Everyone brings sunshine and laughter to others,
    Some when they arrive,
    Some when they leave.
    I hope I have brought some! I reap much more than what I could imagine. There’s a huge bunch of genuinely nice folks here except when enabling UAS instead of curbing it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AustinHing View Post
    I hope I have brought some! I reap much more than what I could imagine. There’s a huge bunch of genuinely nice folks here except when enabling UAS instead of curbing it!
    I like being enabled, though my UAS, UBAS, GAS seems to be curbed at the moment with 9 ukes, 25 bass ukes, 3 amps, 6 mics with wireless adapters and 3 mixing boards. (Yep, I'm a retired Baby Boomer with disposable income.)


    This is Michael Kohan in Los Angeles, Beverly West near the Beverly Center
    9 tenor cutaway ukes, 5 acoustic bass ukes, 11 solid body bass ukes, 9 mini electric bass guitars (Total: 34)

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    Geez , I just made it into the 60 to 69 section , and I'm wondering if everyone there is a former guitar player like me.
    " Anything larger than a soprano is cheating "
    " I'm no luthier but ,........"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pukulele Pete View Post
    Geez , I just made it into the 60 to 69 section , and I'm wondering if everyone there is a former guitar player like me.
    Yep, played guitar almost fifty years from when I was fifteen in 1965. Switched to ukulele over six years ago and a year later added bass uke. Gave my nephew two of my guitars (a very accomplished guitarist and composer), and gave two to a couple of people in my Sunday acoustic group Meetup.


    This is Michael Kohan in Los Angeles, Beverly West near the Beverly Center
    9 tenor cutaway ukes, 5 acoustic bass ukes, 11 solid body bass ukes, 9 mini electric bass guitars (Total: 34)

    • Donate to The Ukulele Kids Club, they provide ukuleles to children in hospital music therapy programs. www.theukc.org
    • Member The CC Strummers: YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/CCStrummers/video, Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheCCStrummers

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    Quote Originally Posted by captain-janeway View Post
    Wow you got to retire at 60? I live in the SF area. I figure I'll be able to retire when I'm dead.
    Most teachers retire around 60. In my state the max pension is based on 37.5 years of service. Many start teaching around 22-23. I taught 34 years and started at 26. Teaching is different than other occupations. The kids are always the same age and every year I was a year older. I also opted to leave at the end of our three year contract. The medical benefit package was going to change and not for the better.
    I also live in a less expensive area than SF and we have no children. We were able to save quite a bit instead of paying college tuitions. We're not rich but have enough money for all the things we need and some of the things we want. We're luckier than most! My wife's sister lives in Pacifica and their home is small, maybe 1,100 square feet. Last I heard their home was worth upwards of 800 grand. They bought it in the mid 70's for around 30 grand. I have 2,300 square feet and could maybe sell it for 200 grand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kohanmike View Post
    I like being enabled, though my UAS, UBAS, GAS seems to be curbed at the moment with 9 ukes, 25 bass ukes, 3 amps, 6 mics with wireless adapters and 3 mixing boards. (Yep, I'm a retired Baby Boomer with disposable income.)
    Your personal inventory could possibly supply for a few bands at the same time.

    Speaking of the poll, there’s seems a lack of 30 and below ukers. The uke makers must be worried about this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AustinHing View Post
    Retirement is a luxury.
    Sometimes it's a necessity. I'm too pooped to work. I actually wore myself out!
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

    Music washes from the soul, the dust of everyday living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AustinHing View Post
    Your personal inventory could possibly supply for a few bands at the same time.

    Speaking of the poll, there’s seems a lack of 30 and below ukers. The uke makers must be worried about this.
    You'd be amazed by how many people take up the uke in their 50s, 60s, and even 70s. I don't think the luthiers have anything to worry about, for a long, long time.
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

    Music washes from the soul, the dust of everyday living.

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    I took up the ukulele at age 55. I am 61 now and still a while from retirement.

    That might change if I could collect both State Teachers Retirement (been teaching since 2001) and Social Security (paid into SS from 1975 to 2006 and eligible to retire at age 66.8).

    As it stands now, I lose a chunk of my Social Security because of the Windfall Elimination Provision. There was legislation introduced in 2018 that would give me a stipend to reimburse the lost SS (the Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act), but it stalled in Congress. So, I will probably continue to teach as long as I am physically able.
    - Laura

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