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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

I'm getting old.

My eyesight is leaving me, my back aches, my feet hurt, Uncle Authur makes daily visits, I can't hear without say ... "what did ya say" or "huh" and I forget ALOT... My kids laugh and tell me they are going to buy me a walker, a hearing aide and have reserved my room in the Old Timers Ward of the nursing home.

They have even made comments like ...

"Mom, you know back in the day when y'all used chisel and stone?"

"Mom, you remember when y'all had to walk up hill 10 miles just to get to school and 10 miles down hill just to get home?"

"Mom, was electricity invented when you were a little girl?"

"Mom, how many cows did you have to milk as a little girl just to get a glass of milk?"

I can't wait until the kids get older, have children of their own and get asked the exact same questions. I'm going to laugh my butt off. And it will happen ... I know it will because I've already put the "Mother's Curse" on them... you know the one...

"Your kids are going to be JUST LIKE YOU only five time worse!"

Their response to me is...


;-) They know they are wrong...

I received this e-mail the other day on George Carlin's Views on Aging and How to stay young. I believe that it relates to all of us.

George Carlin's Views on Aging

Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions.

"How old are you?" "I'm four and a half!" You're never thirty-six
and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's the key

You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump
to the next number, or even a few ahead.

"How old are you?" "I'm gonna be 16!" You could be 13, but hey,
you're gonna be 16!

And then the greatest day of your life . . you become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony . YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!!

But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you're Just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed?

You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away.

Before you know it, you REACH 50 and your dreams are gone.

But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would!

So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60.

You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!

You get into your 80's and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime. And it doesn't end there. Into the 90s, you start going backwards; "I Was JUST 92."

Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. "I'm 100 and a half!" May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!


1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay "them."

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop." And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

10.Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
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Comments on ""


Blogger Toni said ... (6/12/2007 1:01 PM) : 

Great post and so true! My favorite is Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath


Blogger Tug said ... (6/12/2007 1:02 PM) : 

I'm so old I had to walk uphill to school AND back home.

hmmmmmm... ;-)


Blogger Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said ... (6/12/2007 2:39 PM) : 

so true my friend!

smiles, bee


Blogger Comedy + said ... (6/12/2007 7:46 PM) : 

Yep, this is right. I can relate to the age part, the George Carlin part, and the How To Stay Young. Yep, this is all correct. Thanks for the smile! :)


Blogger Meribah said ... (6/12/2007 7:47 PM) : 

I turned??? Awww, man! And here I was thinking how nice and fresh I was! **Trudges to the door** If anybody wants me, I'll be out on the curb, sitting beside the sour milk! LOL :P


Blogger Linda said ... (6/12/2007 8:27 PM) : 

Thanks for the "timely" reminders of age and aging!

My kids shall be suffering through the same fate as yours! Heehee!


Blogger Travis said ... (6/12/2007 8:55 PM) : 

Look at the bright side - now when the kids ask for something you don't want to give them, you can simply keep saying "What's that? I didn't hear you."



Blogger Gail said ... (6/12/2007 11:04 PM) : 

I am taking this opportunity to say "I love you"...


Blogger julie said ... (6/12/2007 11:14 PM) : 

Very very good Dixie! I like the "Don't take guilt trips"! That's a good one!



Blogger Angell said ... (6/13/2007 2:25 PM) : 

Love them all honey - I appreciate that as I get older. :D



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