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How old is old

Updated on May 12, 2009

Growing old

  How old is old?  Is there a certian age you reach that qualifies you as being old?  Maybe old is just a feeling.  There were some mornings as a kid when I would hear my dad getting out of bed and his complaints about feeling old would travel down the hallway.  Being that at the time he was about 40 years old, I was slightly confused.  Forty doesn't  seem that old even by kids standards.  There was a few times that I stayed at grandmas house and I never heard her say she was feeling old, and she was sixty-five years old.  My dad would come home from work and all he would want to do is relax and watch some t.v., maybe take a nap.  When I would hang out with my grandma she would make me breakfast, get me cleaned up then take me to the park for the day.  After about three to four hours we would head back home and have some lunch.  She would have me take a nap and she would then clean around the house for about an hour.  After my nap she would take me up to her garden to check on the flowers and veggies, maybe pull out some of the weeds that made there way back into the garden.  After a hour or so head back to the house to play a board game or if I was lucky she would teach me how to play Rummy.  Then after that we would, or should I say, she would start diner.  I think I just got in her way.  After diner we would watch some t.v. Then I would go to bed.  The point I am trying to make is that my dad who was twenty-five years younger than my grandmother would come home after eight to ten hours of work, relax, eat diner , relax some more than go to bed and in the morning wake up and complain that he feels old.  I would spend  whole days with my sixty-five year old grandmother, between twelve and fourteen hour days with this woman and never once hear her say anything about feeling or being old.  Either she felt old and with her being sixty-five thought she was old and therfore didn't say anything, or the saying is true, your only as old as you feel. 

Quotes about age from Bob Hope

Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.

She said she was approaching forty- I could't help wondering from what direction.

Life not only beginss at forty, it begins to show.

I'm so old they've canceled my blood type.

In my lifetime I saw the Berlin Wall  come and I saw it go.  George Burns can say the same thing about the Ice Age.

You know your getting old when...

... the end of your tie doesn't come anywhere near the top of your pants.

the four - letter word for something two people can do together in bed is "Read."

the names in your little black book are mostly doctors.

when the candles cost more than the cake.

you and your teeth no longer sleep together.

you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you used to get from a roller coaster.

you can live without sex, but not without glasses.

you have a party and the neighbors don't even realize it.

your back goes out more than you do.

your ears are hairier than your head.

you're asleep, but others worry that you're dead.

you can't tell the difference between a heart attack and an orgasm.

you sink your teeth into a steak and they stay there.

work is a lot less fun, and fun is a lot more work.

the gleam in your eye is the sun hitting your bifocals.

you start having dry dreams and wet farts.

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