Growing Old Sucks!

Closing Thought–31Dec19

My final thought for 2019…….

A friend on mine sent me this in an email and since Christmas Eve is a short day for IST….I thought I would share this for my old farts and for the younger so they can grasp what is ahead for them….

Some senior citizens are being criticized for the present deficiencies of our modern world; real or imaginary, present or past, foreign or domestic.     
We take responsibility for all our actions and omissions; we do not try to blame others for our past imperfections, ignorance or failures.

Our generation saved the World from Fascism, Communism, and Racism, while we raised the Standard of Living, Health Care, and Life Expectancy.

HOWEVER,  upon reflection   , we would like to point out that it was   NOT     senior citizens who took:

The melody out of music,

The     pride     out of appearance,  

The     courtesy     out of driving,  

The     romance     out of love,

The     commitment     out of marriage,  

The     responsibility     out of parenthood,  

The     togetherness     out of the family,  

The     learning     out of education,  

The     civility     out of behavior,

The     refinement     out of language,

The     dedication     out of employment,

The     prudence     out of spending,


 And, we DO understand the meaning of patriotism, and remember those who have fought and died for our country.  



 I’m the life of the party . . . even if it lasts until 8 p.m. 

I’m very good at opening childproof caps . . .     
With a hammer.  

I’m awake many hours before my body allows me to get up. 

I’m smiling all the time, because I can’t hear a thing you’re saying.   

I’m sure everything I can’t find is in a safe secure place, somewhere.  

I’m wrinkled, saggy, lumpy, and that’s just my left leg; but I haven’t made my skin look like wall paper or snake skin.

My ears, nose, tongue, or naval haven’t been pieced with metal rings.

I’m beginning to realize that aging is not for wimps.  
Yes, I’m a SENIOR CITIZEN, and I think I am having the time of my life! 

Now if I could only remember who sent this to me, I wouldn’t send it back to them.

Or, maybe I should send it to all my friends anyway.  
They won’t remember, even if they did send it. 

Spread the laughter

If you celebrate the new year please drink responsibly and do not drive…..

Be well, be safe

“lego ergo scribo”

12 thoughts on “Growing Old Sucks!

  1. Obviously, it is a ‘YES’ from me, to all of that.
    I didn’t drive anywhere last night, and I even managed to remember where my bedroom was at 3 am. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.