Category Archives: Supporting Each Other As We Age

Complete or Finished or Completely Finished?

LESSON:  Is it “complete”, “finished”, or “completely finished”?

No English dictionary has been able to adequately explain the difference between these two words – “Complete” or “Finished”. In a recent linguistic competition held in London and attended by, supposedly, the best in the world, Samdar Balgobin, a Guyanese man, was the clear winner with a standing ovation which lasted over 5 minutes.

The final question was: ‘How do you explain the difference between COMPLETE and FINISHED in a way that is easy to understand? Some people say there is no difference between COMPLETE and FINISHED.’

Here is his astute answer:

“When you marry the right woman, you are COMPLETE. When you marry the wrong woman, you are FINISHED. And when the right one catches you with the wrong one, you are COMPLETELY FINISHED!”

He won a trip around the world and a case of 25-year-old Scotch.

Hearing Aids

Sexual Relations

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The Answer to Life

1/20/22 — written by the Monk Father Nathan

Whichever books they are banning have written in them the tools you need to defeat whatever evil plot they are planning.

Retirement Age Protest

I received this birthday card and just howled.  It feels so good to laugh out loud!    Liz Hottel Barrett 1/10/22

Joy of Christmas

For Dog Lovers

Wise Words for 2022

Happy New Year 2022.

Hello all. The following was a holiday greeting from the younger sister of our classmate Susan Higgins Donnelly (editor note:  She is a published poet.  Read about her in “What We Do: Literary”), and I find it a lovely inspiration as we all turn the corner into a badly needed new year.  All the best from Maine, Elsa Anderson van Bergen

Whatever is true,
whatever is noble,
whatever is right,
whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely,
whatever is admirable–
if anything is excellent
or praiseworthy–
think about such things.

(Philippians 4:8)

First Senior Moment

November, 2021:  Thanks to Ann Merchant Boesgaard for this guffaw!

Life Today: Working at Home

“Mom’s currently in a meeting — will she know what this is in reference to?”