Monday, February 02, 2009

Happy Groundhog Day!!

No, I’m not referring to some overgrown rodent seeing or not seeing his shadow. I’m talking about what should be a National Holiday.

Yep. Today is my birthday. I’m not saying how old I am, but when someone at church this weekend jokingly mentioned that I am 29, I replied that I am indeed only 29, with 18 years experience! And so far, this is the oldest I have ever been!
(I don’t mind getting older, it’s the side effects I could do without)

I hope you all have a wonderful day and that you enjoy the following jabs at growing older…….
A few Quotes on Aging....

We spend our lives on the run: we get up by the clock, eat and sleep by the clock, get up again, go to work - and then we retire. And what do they give us? A bloody clock. - - - - Dave Allen

When you reach forty you can’t do anything every day.- - - - Henry “Hank” Aaron

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.- - - - Lucille Ball

If I were younger, I'd know more.- - - - James Barrie

To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.- - - - Bernard M. Baruch

What Youth deemed crystal,Age finds out was dew.- - - - Robert Browning

I prefer old age to the alternative.- - - - Maurice Chevalier

One keeps on forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave.- - - - Colette

Old age is no place for sissies.- - - - Bette Davis

As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.- - - - François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

I grow old . . . I grow old . . .I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.- - - - T. S. Eliot “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”

We do not count a man's years until he has nothing else to count.- - - - Ralph Waldo Emerson

If youth but knew; if age but could.- - - - Henri Estienne

Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.- - - - Bob Hope

After a man passes sixty, his mischief is mainly in his head.- - - - Edgar Watson Howe

I have everything I had twenty years ago, only it’s all a little bit lower.- - - - Gypsy Rose Lee

After thirty, a body has a mind of its own.- - - - Bette Midler

At age fifty, every man has the face he deserves.- - - - George Orwell

Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.- - - - Satchel Paige

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you was?- - - - Satchel Paige

Old Age: 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

When men reach their sixties and retire they go to pieces. Women just go right on cooking.- - - - Gail Sheehy

Said the little boy, “Sometimes I drop my spoon.”Said the old man, “I do that too.”The little boy whispered, “I wet my pants.”“I do that too,” laughed the old man.”Said the little boy, “I often cry.”The old man nodded, “So do I.”“But worst of all,” said the boy, “it seemsGrown-ups don’t pay attention to me.”And he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand.“I know what you mean,” said the old man.- - - - Shel Silverstein

Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that happen to a man.- - - - Leon Trotsky

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country. - - - - Kurt Vonnegut

The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.- - - - Oscar Wilde


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You Know You're Getting Older When . . .

Your knees buckle, and your belt won’t.

You feel like the morning after, and you haven’t been anywhere.

6:00 AM is when you get up, not when you go to sleep.

You hear your favorite song on the elevator at work.

Your back goes out more than you do.

You watch the Weather Channel.

You sink your teeth into a steak, and they stay there.

You join a health club and don't go.

Jeans and a sweater no longer qualify as "dressed up".

You're the one calling the police because those dang kids next door don't know how to turn down the stereo.

Older relatives feel comfortable telling sex jokes around you.

You don't know what time Taco Bell closes anymore.

Your car insurance goes down and your car payments go up.

You feed your dog Science Diet instead of McDonalds.

Sleeping on the couch is a no-no.

“Happy Hour” is taking a nap.

Dinner and a movie --- the whole date instead of the beginning of one.

You stop looking forward to your next birthday.

You look forward to a dull evening.

A $4.00 bottle of wine is no longer "pretty good stuff".

You actually eat breakfast foods at breakfast time.

Over 90% of the time you spend in front of a computer is for real work.


Growing older is mandatory. Growing up is optional.


Okay, that’s enough for now. Remember that growing older is something we all must do. It has been said that you are only as old as you feel. Well, if that’s true, then I am way too young for this.

I know a lot of people my age who are already grandparents. So I suppose I should be thankful that I am not yet a grandpa, I have most of my hair and all of my own teeth. I run more than two miles every other day and can bench press more than twice my own weight.

When I opened my lunch box today, I found a note from my wife.
It read, “You’re the kind of person who becomes more wonderful with every year.” There was more, but I’m not about to share that with you!

So I guess I am more like my favorite car, the 1932 Ford Model A (I don’t have one, but I sure do want one). I’m not getting old, I’m becoming a classic!

I’m not as young as I used to be, but then, I’m not as old as I’m going to be either. Every day that I live brings me one more day closer to the day I get to start spending my eternity with my Savior. In the meantime, I plan to spend my remaining days serving Him and telling/showing people about the incredible saving grace found in knowing Jesus as Lord of my life.

And only He knows how many days I’ve got left, so I guess I better get busy!

Blessings.

3 comments:

The Old Fart said...

Happy Birthday Alpha Dude from one Old Fart to Another. I liked what Jack Benny did, he always said he was 39 and lived to be 80.

Take care, so if this is the case I am 39 with 10 years experience

EE said...

Happy Birthday, Dude!!!!
Hope you have a great day... you deserve it!

CrazyDeb said...

Happy Birthday a day late!!!!! hope it was the best one yet!