Of Senior Menus, Creaky Joints and Bifocals
May 12, 2011 § 1 Comment
“Getting old is a state of mind” … hmm … not so sure about that. There are definite indications in the body and all around. Like that creaky feeling when you get up after sitting a while, or when you hear that your son-in-law needs bifocals, or when young vendors just assume you qualify for the senior discount, or when you get inappropriately excited about being added to Medicare.
Thanks to another “old” friend (who is younger than I am), I’m adding to the You Know You’re Old list.
Kenny Vickers, fisherman, fire department employee and Harley rider submitted his list yesterday.
“I Knew I Was Getting Old When:
- I looked in the mirror and saw my father
- My back went out and I had to stay home
- The little old lady I helped across the street was my date
- I bit into a juicy steak and one of my teeth stayed in it
- I started gravitating to the senior menu
- I think more about my future than my past
- My grandson is faster on the iPad than I am
- I reflect on life before the microwave
- I remember paying .16 cents a gallon for gas
- I realize most of my friends are as old as I thought my grandfather was.”
OK, the rest of you “oldsters,” what’s on your list?