However, her recent birthday did get me to thinking about this whole business of aging. So, I decided to do a little research on the subject; and low and behold, I discovered that she is not alone. Apparently, a lot of people are getting on up there in age.
Witness the following testimonials…
I've sure gotten old! I've had two bypass surgeries, a hip replacement, and new knees; I've fought prostate cancer and diabetes; I'm half blind; I can't hear anything quieter than a jet engine; I take 40 different medications that make me dizzy, winded, and subject to blackouts; I have bouts with dementia; I have poor circulation; I hardly feel my hands and feet anymore; I can't remember if I'm 85 or 92; and I have lost all my friends. But, thank God, I still have my driver's license!
I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape, so I got my doctor's permission to join a fitness club and start exercising. I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors. I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for over an hour. Whew, did I ever work up a sweat?! Unfortunately, though, by the time I got my leotards on, the class was over.
What do I hate the most about getting old? Well, my memory's not as sharp as it used to be. Also, my memory's not as sharp as it used to be.
I've finally learned how to prevent sagging... Just eat till the wrinkles fill out.
It's scary when you start making the same noises as your coffee maker.
These days about half the stuff in my shopping cart says, "For fast relief."
Just before the funeral services, the undertaker came up to me and asked, 'How old was your husband?' '98,' I replied: 'Two years older than me' 'So you're 96,' the undertaker commented. To which I responded, 'Hardly worth going home, is it?'
Reporters were interviewing me on my 104th birthday. One asked: 'And what do you think is the best thing about being 104?' I replied simply, 'No peer pressure.'
Lastly, it seems fitting today to conclude my thoughts with this...
THE SENILITY PRAYER:
"God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference."
SOURCE: Based on material found online at: http://jafs.ca/