28 er, inspiring thoughts on getting older…

Much as it pains us wrong-side-of-50 whippersnappers, we soon will be looking down the barrel of old age. Here, at least, are some thoughts that if nothing else will help us a keep a sense of humor about it.

28 er, inspiring thoughts on getting older

With thanks to my good friend (and wrong-side-of-50 contemporary) Hester F., who shared some of the following with me…

Read on and be inspired – to laugh about getting older

1) Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional. [Read more…]

On getting (a bit) older…

On getting a bit older

My wild oats are mostly enjoyed with a handful of nice prunes and some All-Bran.

A few points to ponder: thanks to my good friend and HTWB columnist Lynn Tulip for bringing this depressing yet amusing list to my attention…

Lying around, pondering the problems of the world, I realized that at my age I don’t really have answers any more.

If walking is good for your health, the postman would be immortal. [Read more…]

Getting older and proud to be, dammit

Thanks to my good pal Eleanor S for sharing this missive she received recently from an older friend. Some true wisdom, indeed…

Humor In Writing from HowToWriteBetter.net

…and it’s the tortoise life for him…

It’s the tortoise life for me!

As I was lying in bed pondering the problems of the world, I rapidly realized that I don’t really give a rat’s bum.

1.. If walking is good for your health, the postman would be immortal.

2.. A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water, and is fat.

3.. A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years.

4.. A tortoise doesn’t run and does nothing, yet it lives for 200 years. And you tell me to exercise?? I don’t think so.

Now that I’m older here’s what I’ve discovered:

1. I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.

2. My wild oats have turned into prunes and all-bran.

3. I finally got my head together, and now my body is falling apart.

4. Funny, I don’t remember being absent-minded.

5. Funny, I don’t remember being absent-minded.

6. If all is not lost, where is it?

7. It is easier to get older than it is to get wiser.

8. Some days, you’re the dog; some days you’re the lamp post.

9. I wish the buck stopped here; I sure could use a few.

10. Kids in the back seat cause accidents.

11. Accidents in the back seat cause kids.

12. It’s hard to make a comeback when you haven’t been anywhere.

13. The only time the world beats a path to your door is when you’re in the bathroom.

14. If God wanted me to touch my toes, he’d have put them on my knees.

15. When I’m finally holding all the cards, why does everyone want to play chess?

16. Its not hard to meet expenses . . . they’re everywhere.

17. The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.

18. These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about the hereafter . . .I go somewhere to get something, and then wonder what I’m hereafter

19. Funny, I don’t remember being absent-minded.


God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference. 

Humor in writing from HowToWriteBetter.net

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