“Seniorhood” Story compliments of Gretchen
You know you are old when……
Gretchen was at a local drug store in search of a good old hot water bottle to take the chill off the sheets at night. She asked the 20 something cute clerk if the store carried them. She looked at Gretchen curiously and said “hot water bottle, you mean like something you could put coffee or tea in?”
Oh, my, Gretchen might as well have been asking for a “buggy whip”, which she might interpret as a new kind of dessert topping.
Susan sent me a “Maxine” story about fitness that I am paraphrasing.
“A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years.
A tortoise doesn’t do anything yet lives 150 years.
And you tell me to exercise, forget it. I’m a senior, go around me…
Great stories, thank you and keep them coming!
NO ONE IS AGING BUT ME
I noticed recently that the women on the shows I watch don’t look the same anymore. Very few have the same face. Many of the women stars are my, age but we don’t look the same age. Maybe they know something I don’t. I eat leafy greens, exercise, take care of myself, cream my face every night etc., but I am not looking any younger. They (Bette Midler, Susan Sarandon, Dolly Parton, Andrea Mitchell) are under Hollywood pressure to always look young and vibrant. This puts undo pressure on me and others like me to either get our faces done or filled or lifted or whatever it takes to look the same as our peers.
Even the men are looking different these days. More men than ever before are having face work. Look at Kenny Rogers (if you can look at him now). He doesn’t look anything like he used to with all the face work. I am finally getting used to looking like me and I am not ready to start looking like anyone else. Maybe a little duct tape behind the ears might help. I’ll try that if I can remember where I put the duct tape. As I progress into “seniorhood” I will just frost the mirrors in my house so I don’t get a clear view of myself. Keep checking my web pictures for changes…