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Oct 29, 2014 06:45:57   #
slatten49 Loc: Lake Whitney, Texas
 
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.

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!

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.

Women...your husband sleeps better on a lounge chair with the TV blaring than he does in bed. It's called his 'pre-sleep'.

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

You used to say, "I hope my kids GET married...Now, "I hope they stay married."

You miss the days when everthing worked with just an 'ON' and 'OFF' switch.

You tend to use more 4-letter words...'what?'...'when?'

:mrgreen:

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Oct 29, 2014 06:50:55   #
danclone1
 
cute!!

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Oct 29, 2014 06:58:48   #
rolech Loc: Louisville, KY
 
slatten49 wrote:
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.

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!

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.

Women...your husband sleeps better on a lounge chair with the TV blaring than he does in bed. It's called his 'pre-sleep'.

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

You used to say, "I hope my kids GET married...Now, "I hope they stay married."

You miss the days when everthing worked with just an 'ON' and 'OFF' switch.

You tend to use more 4-letter words...'what?'...'when?'

:mrgreen:
Your kids are becoming you...and you don't like th... (show quote)
Absolutely true.

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Oct 29, 2014 07:15:31   #
CowboyMilt
 
At 76 years of age I certainly relate to every thing you said...while reading them, I thought of some more, but by the time I finished reading them I forgot what they were...LOL

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Oct 29, 2014 07:19:59   #
slatten49 Loc: Lake Whitney, Texas
 
CowboyMilt wrote:
At 76 years of age I certainly relate to every thing you said...while reading them, I thought of some more, but by the time I finished reading them I forgot what they were...LOL


I'm 10 years younger than you, and I can't make it through the day without several 'pre-sleeps'. :mrgreen:

Practice makes perfect! :wink:

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Oct 29, 2014 07:32:28   #
CowboyMilt
 
As one get's into his/her "twilight" years...NAPS become a great perk. & is relatively cheap.

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Oct 29, 2014 07:50:53   #
Orrie
 
I make reminder notes to do the things that have to be done then forget where I put the reminder notes. I also have trouble recognizing the guy in the bathroom mirror looking back at me. Nope! Getting old is no fun for most of us.

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Oct 29, 2014 08:25:16   #
Snoopy
 
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slatten49 wrote:
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.

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!

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.

Women...your husband sleeps better on a lounge chair with the TV blaring than he does in bed. It's called his 'pre-sleep'.

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

You used to say, "I hope my kids GET married...Now, "I hope they stay married."

You miss the days when everthing worked with just an 'ON' and 'OFF' switch.

You tend to use more 4-letter words...'what?'...'when?'

:mrgreen:
Your kids are becoming you...and you don't like th... (show quote)


Slatten

I am 82 and the only thing gold in golden age is my urine.

Snoopy

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Oct 29, 2014 10:31:11   #
Floyd Brown Loc: Milwaukee WI
 
slatten49 wrote:
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.

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!

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.

Women...your husband sleeps better on a lounge chair with the TV blaring than he does in bed. It's called his 'pre-sleep'.

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

You used to say, "I hope my kids GET married...Now, "I hope they stay married."

You miss the days when everthing worked with just an 'ON' and 'OFF' switch.

You tend to use more 4-letter words...'what?'...'when?'

:mrgreen:
Your kids are becoming you...and you don't like th... (show quote)


I don't mind being old (77) so much as getting older.

There is almost no part of my body that don't let me know that it is there.

I just wish that my brain stopped writing checks that my body can't cover.

I can still do most of the things I once did but every thing is just not as easy as it once was.

I still believe that if I play my cards right I can get a few more years out of this aging body.

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Oct 29, 2014 11:06:36   #
slatten49 Loc: Lake Whitney, Texas
 
Floyd Brown wrote:
I don't mind being old (77) so much as getting older.

There is almost no part of my body that don't let me know that it is there.

I just wish that my brain stopped writing checks that my body can't cover.

I can still do most of the things I once did but every thing is just not as easy as it once was.

I still believe that if I play my cards right I can get a few more years out of this aging body.


:thumbup: :wink:

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Oct 29, 2014 12:49:20   #
WhatIt'sWorth Loc: Methane Sea, Jupiter
 
Even things like RULES OF GRAMMAR that I used to KNOW COLD...

I find myself typing the OPPOSITE for things like "there" vs "their" -- "its vs it's" -- "ascribe vs subscribe"

ah just caint member no more...

oh - btw - this IS the 'Royals vs Giants in game 7 thread'

isn't it?

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Oct 29, 2014 13:32:25   #
slatten49 Loc: Lake Whitney, Texas
 
WhatIt'sWorth wrote:
Even things like RULES OF GRAMMAR that I used to KNOW COLD...

I find myself typing the OPPOSITE for things like "there" vs "their" -- "its vs it's" -- "ascribe vs subscribe"

ah just caint member no more...

oh - btw - this IS the 'Royals vs Giants in game 7 thread'

isn't it?


No reason it can't be. :thumbup: :mrgreen:

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Oct 29, 2014 14:59:12   #
AuntiE Loc: 46th Least Free State
 
Snoopy wrote:
T

Slatten

I am 82 and the only thing gold in golden age is my urine.

Snoopy


Way TMI!! :!: :!: :!: :!:

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Oct 29, 2014 15:20:52   #
slatten49 Loc: Lake Whitney, Texas
 
AuntiE wrote:
Way TMI!! :!: :!: :!: :!:


That is a golden reply, AuntiE. :thumbup:

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Oct 29, 2014 15:25:26   #
AuntiE Loc: 46th Least Free State
 
slatten49 wrote:
That is a golden reply, AuntiE. :thumbup:


Go put your car phone charger in the car....N O W!

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