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Observations on Growing Older

Sunday, August 21, 2011


~Your kids are becoming you...and you don't like them...but your grandchildren are perfect!

~Going out is good..
Coming home is better!

~When people say you look "Great"... they add "for your age!"

~When you needed the discount, you paid full price.
Now you get discounts on everything... movies, hotels, flights, but you're too tired to use them.

~You forget names.... but it's OK because other people forgot they even knew you!!!

~The 5 pounds you wanted to lose is now 15 and you have a better chance of losing your keys than the 15 pounds.

~You realize you're never going to be really good at anything.... especially golf.

~Your spouse is counting on you to remember things you don't remember.

~The things you used to care to do, you no longer care to do, but you really do care that you don't care to do them anymore.

~Your spouse sleeps better on a lounge chair with the TV blaring than he or she does in bed. It's called their "pre-sleep".

~Remember when your mother said, "Wear clean underwear in case you GET in an accident"?
Now you bring clean underwear in case you HAVE an accident!

~You used to say, "I hope my kids GET married...
Now, "I hope they STAY married!"

~You miss the days when everything worked with just an "ON" and "OFF" switch..

~When GOOGLE, ipod, email, modem....
were unheard of, and a mouse was something that made you climb on a table

~You tend to use more 4 letter words ...
"what?"..."when?"... ???

~Now that you can afford expensive jewelry, it's not safe to wear it anywhere.

~Your husband/wife has a night out with the guys or gals but is home by 9:00 P.M. Next week it will be 8:30 P.M.

~You read 100 pages into a book before you realize you've read it.

~Notice everything they sell in stores is "sleeveless"?!!!

~What used to be freckles are now liver spots.

~Everybody whispers.

~Now that your spouse has retired ...
you'd give anything if he/she would find a job!

~You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet ...
2 of which you will never wear.

~~~~But old is good in some things:
old songs,
old movies,
And best of all, OLD FRIENDS!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WEDDWT 8/23/2011 2:29PM

    Liver spots, ugh

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SHARJOPAUL 8/23/2011 9:06AM

    Getting older may have some disadvantages, but it sure beats the altenative!

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WILLBOYWONDER 8/22/2011 12:37PM

    Isn't it amazing how our mindset changes as we age. We do and see things so differently than when we were 'youngsters' as my elders would say. I also recall when I was a young kid, I thought my mom was a little strange because she was always so cold. In the winter, she kept the house EXTRA hot and in the summer, the A/C was seldom up very high. Funny that I find myself doing the same thing. Oh the irony of it all.

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OLDERDANDRT 8/22/2011 10:53AM


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KITT52 8/21/2011 8:45PM

    this was so true and great to know it's not just me.....

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    Great post filled with Smiles!! emoticon

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ASHLEEWEBART 8/21/2011 3:44PM

    You'd better believe it! This blog is full of truth, and thanks for the humor which makes it all easier to accept!


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CANBDONE 8/21/2011 3:31PM

    My favorite was the first one...young/ old reminder to cherish the moment.

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MRDPOLING 8/21/2011 3:03PM

    The underwear cracked me up as well!

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SUSAN134 8/21/2011 11:25AM

    Truer words were never spoken! LOL

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WILLOW49 8/21/2011 10:49AM

    emoticon Love it!

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L*I*T*A* 8/21/2011 10:08AM

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GOOSIEMOON 8/21/2011 9:50AM

    I really enjoyed this post. Thanks!

Have a great day!

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    This is great. Thank you for sharing.

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-ICANDOIT- 8/21/2011 12:22AM

    LOVE this! The underwear really made me laugh!

Thanks for the smiles!!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/21/2011 12:20AM

    Excellent blog.. .I can totally relate to most of this! Glad to count you as an "old friend". Love ya, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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