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So, When You Were Young


“Here I come. Ready or not!”  That was the phrase we shouted as children playing “Hide and Seek”.  It could also be used to describe the swift moving of life’s journey from youth to senior years.  In our teens, we can’t even fathom (from our brief life experiences) how long it must take to progress from 16 to being white-headed.  Teens and children see grandparents and wonder if our pets “way back in our youth” were baby dinosaurs.  They try to imagine life before cell phones and lap tops just as we could not believe our parents did not have electric lights or televisions when they were children.

Age is the reward of living well, taking care of one’s body and mind, and being blessed by God with longevity.  Here are some things about aging and “growing older” that I hope will bring a smile to your face on this Monday….

When I was young I was called a rugged individualist. When I was in my fifties I was considered eccentric. Here I am doing and saying the same things I did then, and I’m labeled senile.
George Burns.  I’m so old they cancelled my blood type.  Bob HopeAs you get older, the pickings get slimmer, but the people don’t.  Carrie Fisher.  As we grow older, our bodies get shorter and our anecdotes longer. Robert Quillen.   People say that age is just a state of mind. I say it’s more about the state of your body.  Geoffrey Parfitt.

Even with the challenges of growing older, there are some genuine perks.  Someone sent this to me, and I thought it would be a good way to brighten your Monday.  If you are not yet in your “Senior years”, you can smile.  If you are at that stage of life, feel free to say “Amen”!


  1. Kidnappers are not interested in you.
  2. In a hostage situation, you are likely to be released first.
  3. No one expects you to run anywhere!
  4. People call at 8 PM and ask, “Did I wake you?”
  5. People no longer look at you as a hypochondriac.
  6. There is nothing left to learn the hard way.
  7. Things you buy now won’t wear out.
  8. You can eat supper at 4 PM.
  9. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size.
  10. You are grateful for anything in “LARGE PRINT EDITION”.

Grow old along with me! 

The best is yet to be, 

The last of life, for which the first was made: 

Our times are in His hand 

Who saith “A whole I planned, 

Youth shows but half; trust God: see all, nor be afraid!”  – Robert Browning