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Kim Holmquist send this to the chat group.  Thanks, Kim.  11/24/22

 

As We Age…

As We Age………..

“It’s paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone.” – Andy Rooney.
 
“The older I get, the better I used to be.” – Lee Trevino, Professional Golfer.
 
“Nice to be here? At my age it’s nice to be anywhere.” –George Burns.
 
“The older I get, the more clearly I remember things that never happened. – Mark Twain.
 
“First you forget names, then you forget faces, then you forget to pull your zipper up, then you forget to pull your zipper down.” – Leo Rosenberg.
 
“Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you are aboard there is nothing you can do about it.” –Golda Meir.
 
“Old people shouldn’t eat health foods. They need all the preservatives they can get.” – Robert Orben.
 
“You spend 90 percent of your adult life hoping for a long rest and the last 10 percent trying to convince the Lord that you’re actually not that tired.” – Robert Brault.
 
“At my age, flowers scare me.” – George Burns.
 
“The years between 50 and 70 are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down.” – T.S. Elliot.
 
“The important thing to remember is that I’m probably going to forget.” – Unknown.
 
“At age 20, we worry about what others think of us… at age 40, we don’t care what they think of us… at age 60, we discover they haven’t been thinking of us at all.” -Ann Landers.
 
“I was thinking about how people seem to read the bible a lot more as they get older, and then it dawned on me—they’re cramming for their final exam.”- George Carlin, Comedian.
 
“Everything slows down with age, except the time it takes cake and ice cream to reach your hips.” – John Wagner.
 
“Grandchildren don’t make a man feel old, it’s the knowledge that he’s married to a grandmother that does.” – J. Norman Collie.
 
“When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it’s a sure sign you’re getting old.” – Mark Twain.
 
“You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.” – Joel Plaskett.
 
“There’s one advantage to being 102, there’s no peer pressure.” – Dennis Wolfberg.
 
“There are three stages of man: he believes in Santa Claus, he does not believe in Santa Claus, he is Santa Claus.” – Bob Phillips.
 
“Looking fifty is great—if you’re sixty.” – Joan Rivers
 
“Time may be a great healer, but it’s a lousy beautician.” – Anonymous

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Making Lemonade from Lemons

Liz Hottel Barrett, August 202

So I had a reverse shoulder replacement of my right arm in December of 2019.  Many of us have had replacement parts, and that one was something for which I am grateful.  I have complete upper range of motion:  the only hard thing is pulling up my pants since I’m unable to reach anything on my right backside with my right arm.  A nuisance but I’m still lucky to have most of the rest of my range.  

However, I’ve not been able to hold my fork to eat comfortably.  It’s weird, and I wish I could get back a “normal” feeling when eating, but I can’t seem to.  It’s not obvious to an on-looker, at least I don’t think so.  But the consequences include spilling things down my front.  It is so annoying, and most of the time I am unaware of it.  Anyway, I’m pretty good with stain removers and bleach, but sometimes I just can’t seem to get rid of the stains.

Therefore, I have become incredibly creative:

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My son John loves the fact that I remind him of Phyllis Diller and all the which things she used to do and say.   Ah, aging is such fun!

 

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.

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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