Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Really elderly...

Keeping a positive attitude is important to one's well being. That said, it gets a little more challenging as time goes by. 

me & my cousin, Cheri at Jacey's grad party



Apparently my mind is stuck somewhere around thirty five while my body is moving along to seventy three in two months. Most of the time I'm okay with that (not really) but it is what it is, and being able to laugh is important for attitude adjustment.



Take the other day and a conversation with a neighbor gal.  She had driven into the hovel complex with a new little car. It would be a nice type of ride for Jacey so I went over to ask her about it. We talked about gas mileage, dependability, price, and other fine points for a bit and then she said...

"I'm concerned about my mother driving it, she is "really elderly", but she still drives occasionally  and can sorta handle a small car." She went on to impress on me how  really elderly her mother was at seventy three!

I barely made it back to my hovel before busting out laughing. Looks like I'll be "really elderly" in a couple months...

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  1. Kids. LOL Yup elderly is 60. My kids think I am way beyond my time. I am not even 60 yet. Oh well when they reach the 60th year they will know what it is all about.
    Happy 70+ years to you in a couple of months!!!! It is true though I don't think like an elderly person might think. The body is worn out but the mind keeps thinking young. I guess that could be a problem.(-:

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    1. CiNdEe, Why, you are just a youngster!
      I told Jacey the story of the neighbor, she said that I don't look or act like old people do. (I think that was a compliment?) lol

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  2. Snerk... You're only as old as you act... :-)

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    1. Old NFO, My situational awareness takes a hit when I pass a mirror though. LOL

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  3. I might be getting older, but I refuse to grow up!

    Or something like that.....

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    1. drjim, good philosophy to live by, I'm thinking.

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  4. 73 was a good age...if I remember it right...heh.

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    1. Skip, Sure you do, and I'm glad to hear it!

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  5. Growing older is mandatory -- growing up is optional.

    If you don't my saying....I'm 68, and from your photos, I guessed you to be considerably younger than I.

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    1. scamorama, I feel pretty darn blessed to have been given the opportunity to be around to grow old.
      Thanks, we 'really elderly' never turn down a nice compliment.

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  6. "Old" is relative I've found out!

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  7. You're quite old compared to me also. I'll be 73 in 6 months, and I feel better already about it knowing you're older. Not only do YOU get better with age ............ BUT that photo.

    Seriously, if you and I acted our age we wouldn't be any fun, huh.

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    1. Woodsterman,
      Yep, I've aged like a fine bottle of red mountain goofy...


      Seriously, damn straight!

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  8. Older than you by a couple. Age doesn't bother me, but the vessel isn't doing as well as the mind. Technology is the reason I still able to type this, CPAP and a pacemaker.

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    1. WSF, Ah dang, I'm sorry you have carcass issues. Hang tough my friend!

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  9. Passed into "elderly" last New Year's Eve. I said something on my blog about being 72 and hubby had to come in and remind me that I'm 73. Hmmmmmmmm - considering my options 73 works for me.

    You look mahvalous darlink!

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    1. Adrienne, Whoa, I thought you were younger than me, probably because you told me you were on your blog...LOL

      Thanks.

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  10. I am the young Badger here, at 57, it would seem!

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  11. You got time.

    My mother and her brothers didn't take away the 66 chrysler until my grandmother was 99.

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    1. HMS, I sure hope so, Dad was into his 90's when he quit driving his car. He was still hell on wheels with his scooter til a few months before he passed away.

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  12. Funny. I used to think of elderly as frail but if it's an age, I passed into it a few years ago lol. I know if I got into a newspaper, it'd call me elderly at 75. I don't think of myself as younger or older. It's always just been about being where I am and it's not a number. I didn't feel young when I was young but I did feel strong. i am not as strong for sure as those were years of bucking hay bales. Today, they'd buck me ;). Fortunately, we went to the big bales and nobody bucks them anymore. Well, the tractor does.

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    1. Rain, Yep, I know people younger than us that, for no other reason than their outlook, are much older.

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  13. Yes, most definitely "It is what it is". Also turning 73 in two months. Like wine, supposedly getting better with age.

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    1. AZDave, Yay, we need to celebrate the riot of passage, or should that be rite...

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  14. You look fantastic and this is a very funny blogpost!

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