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Senior Citizens: How To Get The Gifts You Want

Updated on September 8, 2014

The Clever Senior Citizen Knows The Gifts They Want And How To Get Them!

Everyone knows that getting old is not for sissies, but with the right skill sets, you can make it work for you! Knowing what are the best gift ideas for the elderly, is important, yes! But, how the Clever Senior can manipulate the unwary young to do the their bidding, to get those gifts, is an ART.

Unfortunately, understanding how to use those skills is sadly lacking for too many seniors. UNTIL NOW! By the time you finish reading this you will WISH you were old like me! To be sure, Mother Nature strikes cruel blows to the older persons body and mind, every minute of every day.

Photo Courtesy Morguefile by Chilombiano.cgsociety.org

But this old woman laughs, LAUGHS at it! Because she has THE CLEVER SENIORS TOOLBOX! (And you, yes YOU non-senior, this is for you too! Not just because I want you to keep reading, but because if you are fortunate to grow old in life, you too will need to arm yourself with the Tools of Senior Happiness, and that day will come sooner than you think!) DON'T DELAY! READ BELOW QUICKLY BEFORE YOU FORGET WHAT YOU ARE DOING!

The Art of Forgetfulness-It's A Gift!

One of the wondrous, and least appreciated, gifts old people have been given is what I call the Art Of Forgetfulness. This can take many forms, but the minute you recognize it's appearance in your life, look for ways to take advantage of it!

For example, I love to read and have many large over-flowing book cases and boxes of books around the house. Now, it used to be a problem feeding my insatiable need for new reading material. BUT NO MORE! I can read a book now that I just read a few months ago, and it's only vaguely familiar! Once I realized this, and the slight tremor of fear in my hands subsided, I found that if I line up my favorite books properly, I have a good years worth of "new" reading material!

Ca Ching!!

Now, if you want to stem the tide of forgetfulness, there are ways, and reading is one. Crossword and jigsaw puzzles are great tools as well. Puzzles seem to be hot for oldies. I know, I do them almost daily, and I don't know why.

There is also a great site called Luminosity that I can recommend, that gives you daily puzzle type exercises that are supposed to help your brain. I don't have the link for it, but you can copy-paste it into your browser. Copy-paste? Simply hold down your right finger...no, I think it's your left finger on your mouse and then...and then..oh, crap, just type it in your search box.

Movies, TV series? See above, works like a charm. Now, a caution here...some of you might find that the time span between viewing a movie or TV show, and your remembering it, has been reduced to a day or less. DO NOT BE ALARMED! It's just the way television and movies are made these days. They want people to easily forget them so they can get more residuals for the re-runs!

There are many more examples that I can't wait to share with you! (And I will, as soon as I can remember them)

Senior Citizens
Senior Citizens

The Clever Senior Style

You Know Them When You See Them

The Clever Senior citizen has that certain style that separates them from the pack.

Photo courtesy The Morguefile by ohsusana

The way they walk, even when assisted, or that twinkle in their eye that tells the world who they are, and that they have no fiber issues. They speak with authority, but never brag. Confident from experience, and that they are wearing super absorbent pads to deal with any unexpected accidents, they live life with a touch of flair. Kind, yet firm to those around them, the they can deal with all that life sends their way, because they use the Tool Box to guide them!

Seniors Personalized Romance Novel
Seniors Personalized Romance Novel

Clever Seniors In A Romance Novel!

Give Them A Gift They Will Remember!

Can you imagine starring in your own novel? Imagine the delight and fun the Oldsters in your life; parents, grandparents and friends will have getting a romance novel, and finding they are the main characters! You can customize the novel (choose from many) adding their names, and special things about them that will fit right into the story! What a hoot! The Clever Seniors really want this, let me tell you!

Check out the stories and type of books that you can personalize for them:

Have Your Clever Seniors Star In A Romance Novel!

Peer Pressure: Dealing With Other Clever Senior Citizens

What was that again?

Clever Seniors know they have to deal with having asked the same question more than once in say, less than an hour, to the same person. This can be a sticky situation when that person is also a Clever Senior. How to get around it? Let's look at an imaginary conversation:

CS-1: Is American Idol on tonight?

CS-2: No, it's on tomorrow night. You just asked me that this morning, don't you remember?

CS-1: Yes, but when you told me, my phone started vibrating in my pocket and I didn't hear you.

CS-2: Oh, who called you?

CS-1: It was just a telemarketer, so I hung up...hey, is that rain outside?

See how easy that was? Ca Ching!

Senior Moments: Myth and Reality

You have often heard someone laugh about having a "Senior Moment". They will be with some friends, and say something like: "After I came home from the store, I put the jug of milk on the table by the door and my car key's in the refrigerator!" while laughing hysterically.

Actually, this is a Clever Senior practicing the Art of Muddle Head Humor. Your audience is WITH you, not feeling uncomfortable and hoping they don't have to ride in your car with you in the future! Now, if you don't want to do the favor of driving said person somewhere, just let your eyes slowly look up into the sky, like you can't remember what day it is, and mumble something about getting lost on your way home from the post office the other day.

Ca Ching!

Eating Right Put Into Perspective

A lot of attention has been made about Senior Citizens not eating right.

Now, the Clever Senior knows that this is just a ploy to get them to eat food they do not want to. It might even cause them to have to prepare a meal that takes longer than 15 minutes, which is a no-no.

There are 5 requirements in the Clever Seniors diet plan:

Cheap.

Quick.

Easy clean up.

Their pets will eat the leftovers.

You can get it fully prepared at a drive up window.

However, dining out on another persons tab is clearly the most favored way to get nutrition by the Clever Senior. When asked what they want for their birthday, holiday, etc., they always say something like: "Well, I'd love to get out of the house once in a while to eat, but I'm saving what little I have left each month towards a trip to the Vet for my little Muffin".

Nearly in tears at your sad situation, the gullible, good-hearted person will surely fork over at least one good gift card, maybe two.

Ca Ching!

Bonus Tool Box Tip:

For you Seniors who like to visit Indian Casino's to pass your time, don't forget to use the points they give you as a reward for losing your Social Security money. The points can buy meals in their Cafe!


Save Money and Reduce Household Chores!

The CS Tool Box Level 6

As one ages, cleaning the home can become a dread. Even simple chores like putting away clothes that you have jammed into the bathroom towel rack so tight you can't even get to a towel to dry your hands and you start calculating how much longer you can go before you have to put them in the clothes hamper...oh, wait, that was just me a few minutes ago.

The Clever Senior has tricks and tips in their Tool Box to deal with everyday situations like this, and household chores are no exception.

1. Floor cleaning. Perhaps the most important chore to do to keep family and friends from looking for a good assisted living situation for you! Do not ignore this! Get throw rugs that hide debris! It's a well known trick that certain decorative patterns fool the eye into not seeing leaves, bits of old food, etc among the patterns! (Don't forget to pick them up afterwards so you don't trip on them!) Vacuum when necessary, but make sure you have one that is lightweight and easy to whip around the rooms.

2. Window cleaning. Here is a tip to save on energy bills, and reduce the frequency of window washing. Get decorated window covers! Easy to put up and will awe your friends and family at your renewed sense of beauty and home decor!

3. Doing the Dishes. Everyone hates this, but the Clever Senior throws convention to the winds and eats off paper plates as often as they can. All other dishes and utensils go into the dishwasher, period. Potential bonus here! If you invite others over and serve them on paper plates, they might take you out to eat next time!

4. Company coming and no time or energy to vacuum? Whip out the handy hand vac and suck up those flies on the window sills and bits of this and that on the floors in the rooms they will walk in. Close all doors to rooms you don't want them to look into!

You Need To Get Out More!

So, you want to go to a ballgame, but won't or can't afford to pay for the tickets or want to sit shivering on a cold bench? No problemo for the Clever Senior! Getting what you want is a snap when you know how to do it, and have the long term plan in place. Here's how:

Months before the season of your favorite sport begins, make sure that whenever family or friends are with you, that you have the sports section of the paper in your lap, and ESPN on the television. Regardless of the conversation subject of your visitors, hold your hand up, and turn your head to the television. Reach for the remote to turn up the sound if they are talking about the sport you wish to attend. Make a comment like, "Dang, that So and So is a great player...I can't wait to see (your team) play him this year"! Be very excited about it, then quickly apologize for the interruption and turn the sound off.

Tactics like this will plant the seed of what to buy for you. If you already have tickets, say something like, "Dang! It's going to be tough on these old bones, watching the game on those cold hard seats, when we play them!". Out of the corner of your eye, watch the unwary mentally make a note about what gifts to buy for you. If you are blessed, and have utilized all the tools in your box, you might get a windfall!

Ca Ching!

Clive Cussler is a Very Clever Senior! - Juan Cabrillo, my Hero!

Many a Clever Senior yearns for adventure and the chance to Save The World from maniacal eco-terrorists, but we do have to face the facts: We don't have the funds for that kind of operation! But, we can read about them and enjoy it vicariously, and no author does it better than Clive Cussler. My favorite of his many books are in the Oregon Series. The action is fast and furious, and to add icing on the cake, the paragraphs are really short, which we Oldsters prefer!

These make great gifts for the Clever Seniors in your life, male or female. There is no sex and the violence against the bad guys is always deserved! I promise they will fall in love with Juan Cabrillo, his grand crew of men and women, and the great ship Oregon! I am reading the Clive Cussler Oregon series for the 2 time this year, and it's only March!

Are You A Clever Senior or Know One? - Share Your Tool Box Tips and Tricks!

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    • merfzel profile image

      merfzel 

      4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      This is a master lens.. great job! Thanks for liking my Atlanta lens :)

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      How clever can you get....this is a fun topic you have covered so well.

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      WebMarketingPro 

      5 years ago

      What a cool lens! But where's the like button?

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      linsm76 

      5 years ago

      love it, especially the intro image.

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      L Olson 

      5 years ago from Northern Arizona

      @blestman lm: Obviously he was very clever!

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      blestman lm 

      5 years ago

      Great lens. Lots of tongue-in-cheek humor. My grandfather used to take advantage of being "hard of hearing" when he dealt with beaurocrats

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      prakash-mishra-9212 

      5 years ago

      Very interesting. Good lens.

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      Rob Hemphill 

      5 years ago from Ireland

      This is wonderful and full of interesting stuff, well done.

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      techsavvy123 

      5 years ago

      Awesome! I loved the nuggets.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      I love that intro photo! I'm 55 and getting up there...I need some of these like the magnifier...glasses arent doing the trick!

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Funny, well done!

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      Therestlesssoul 

      5 years ago

      great lens..

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      Maria Burgess 

      5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      This is really a cute lens, Sophie, and great ideas! I was laughing tears throughout the page - thanks for sharing! =) Congratulations on your LoTD and Purple Star.

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      topbuilderlist 

      5 years ago

      What great fun and great oldies ideas...congrats on the LOTD:-)

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      L Olson 

      5 years ago from Northern Arizona

      @DrBillSmithWriter: Yep, I would say so!

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      William Leverne Smith 

      5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      I'd like to think so... I'm a Squidoo Giant Squid and SquidAngel, author and GeneaBlogger... ;-)

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      nicos25 

      5 years ago

      Yes I love this. Getting there myself. I'll keep some in mind.

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      L Olson 

      5 years ago from Northern Arizona

      @businessblossom1: Yes, I have it on my To Do list to add something about that! Thanks!

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      businessblossom1 

      5 years ago

      EXCELLENT. Brought back memories of all the Clever Seniors in my family who contributed to me, and reminded me of the Clever Seniors I still serve and love. Picked up some tips and have one to offer to you from my mother -- 62 and just joining the ranks of Clever Seniors. Watch those throw rugs -- make sure to secure them so they don't slip or buckle. The last thing you want is your Clever Senior having a fall!

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      Nnadi bonaventure Chima 

      5 years ago from Johanesburg

      This lens is interesting and highly informative and it makes me realize that being a senior is something that doesn't come easily..

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      Sara2901 

      5 years ago

      Enjoyed this. I like the large handle key turner

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      cire81 lm 

      5 years ago

      Good lens writing. Keep up the good work and looking forward to more lens from you. Do check out my lens and give me your comment.

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      Nancy Johnson 

      5 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

      Wonderfully clever lens! Congrats on the LOD and Purple Star! I work with many of them on a daily basis; all of what you say about the Clever Senior is true! I am taking notes!

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      Mary Stephenson 

      5 years ago from California

      Congratulations on LOTD. What a funny read. I still got all my marbles but figure if no one is coming over...hey the dust is not hurting anyone. It will still be there when I get around to getting the rag out. Hopefully I will get notification if anyone is coming to visit. Families live a long way from me. One that lives closer doesn't visit much and would call before showing up...so I am save to not waste time doing all that unnecessary dusting.

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      happynutritionist 

      5 years ago

      What great fun and great ideas...congrats on the LOTD:-)

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      NightMagic 

      5 years ago

      Congrats on LotD. Hilarious lens with great ideas. I especially liked the personalized romance novel.

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      CrazyHomemaker 

      5 years ago

      Great lens! You've listed a bunch of good stuff that I'm sure people would appreciate. I know, in a few years, I will be wanting some of these things. I like your writing style, too.

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      L Olson 

      5 years ago from Northern Arizona

      @Elyn MacInnis: I will too because I forget what a wrote so fast it's always new and full of laughs!

      (Who wrote that anyway..oh, yeah, ME! hehe)

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      L Olson 

      5 years ago from Northern Arizona

      @Rangoon House: Thanks so much!

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      L Olson 

      5 years ago from Northern Arizona

      @GrammieOlivia: That's right..keep um on their toes! Stay young at heart always!

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      GrammieOlivia 

      5 years ago

      I'm working my way there too, but got one that I take care of still, my mother! She's still a work in progress, but we are progressing. Just wait till I try a few of these on her.........great lens, thanks. Congrats on LoftD and a purple star!

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      AJ 

      5 years ago from Australia

      May we all be clever seniors when the times comes! Congratulations on LOTD!

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      Elyn MacInnis 

      5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha... you are a riot. I am going to come back here often for laughter therapy! Congratulations to you for your LOTD and star -

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      writerkath 

      5 years ago

      @lgOlson: Love it! :) You're the best!

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      L Olson 

      5 years ago from Northern Arizona

      @mina009: I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

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      mina009 

      5 years ago

      Great lens, so enjoyable for the one who writes and the one who reads, perfect combination and so nice to bump into your lens..

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      L Olson 

      5 years ago from Northern Arizona

      @RawBill1: Raw, it might be sooner than you think!

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      L Olson 

      5 years ago from Northern Arizona

      @Swisstoons: hah! good one!

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      L Olson 

      5 years ago from Northern Arizona

      @Heidi Vincent: Thanks Fresh!

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      BarbsSpot 

      5 years ago

      @Lensmaster...Clever Lens! Congratulations on LotD and the Purple Star award!

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      Heidi Vincent 

      5 years ago from GRENADA

      I really enjoyed this lens, SophieOlson, and had a good laugh! You're definitely a Senior with a lot of spunk, magnificent sense of humor! Congratulations on winning the Lens of the Day (LOTD) also!

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 

      5 years ago from Michigan

      "Photo courtesy of the MORGUE file," eh...? Don't say, "morgue" to a senior citizen (as Aunt Blabby might say). An excellent subject, wittily presented. Congratulations on your LOTD!

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      sondra1 

      5 years ago

      Yep! I'm getting there. I can check a book out of the library that I just read a month or two ago and it seems like I've never seen it. Thanks for a great lens!

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      Bill 

      5 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

      Congrats on LOTD. Well done, this is very funny and really well written. I have just turned 40 so have a fair way to go yet, but in another 40 years I will be checking back here for the advice!

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      June Campbell 

      5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      This is a clever, original lens -- and useful, too! I love the idea of that personalized romance novel. Congrats on LOTD

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      DebMartin 

      5 years ago

      Ca Ching!

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      Bartukas 

      5 years ago

      CONGRATULATIONS ON LOTD ! Very nice lens great job!

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      L Olson 

      5 years ago from Northern Arizona

      @squidoopets: Isn't that great? I hope to be writing these things until I can't type anymore!

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      L Olson 

      5 years ago from Northern Arizona

      @writerkath: Thanks Kathy! You made my day too. I know what you mean about meeting people through writing like this, and you wish you could just go have a cuppa something with them! I guess that is the best outcome of writing like this, isn't it? Knowing there are other knuckleheads like yourself out there!

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      SteveKaye 

      5 years ago

      It's very true that all the rules change when you become a senior. Thanks for publishing this cool list of clever things.

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      Chazz 

      5 years ago from New York

      Fantastic lens and great suggestions - I'll be sending this to my son in the (unfortunately) not-too-distant future!

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      anne mohanraj 

      5 years ago

      Enjoyed this lens! Congratulations on LOTD!

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      katiecolette 

      5 years ago

      Very clever gift ideas for a clever senior! The large handle key turner looks very neat - I am not a senior but could use one myself :)

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      writerkath 

      5 years ago

      Sophie...Sophie...Sophie... Do you know how much this made me smile today? You grabbed me with the intro photo, and kept me going with your excellent sense of humor. My 85 year old dad still loves to send me surprise packages that typically have a "note" in it - a 20 or 50... He'll write, "I would have sent more but I had already sealed the envelope!" I love it!

      Seriously, you have one very wonderful funny bone, and I wish you lived near me. Or I lived near you. And then we could hang out and talk about stuff like... uh... what was that again? :)

      Congratulations on one of the best Lenses of the Day I've read in a while!

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      Mandy Stradley 

      5 years ago

      Lol not a senior yet, but I work (and live) with lots of seniors :) Congrats with LOTD!!!

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      DebW07 

      5 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! Very well done!!

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      JRsFavoriteFinds 

      5 years ago

      Great lens. Very deserving of LotD!

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      Helen Phillips Cockrell 

      5 years ago from Virginia

      LOVE this lens!! Would bless if I could, will when I can :-)

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      Darcie French 

      5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      Oh my paternal grandmother was AMAZING - this lens brought back some lovely memories of an excessively talented and clever woman who was that way right up until she died in her 90's. And my hubby's grandmother at 93 is still building garden sheds and stuff - I kid you not.

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      lesliesinclair 

      5 years ago

      There's a real bounty in your ideas - clever indeed, for helping out seniors having a moment, or anyone else whose memory is a bit stirred up.

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      AlleyCatLane 

      5 years ago

      A clever lens from a clever senior! I can definitely relate!

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      Heather Burns 

      5 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      hilarious! love your gift ideas!

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      Emily Tack 

      5 years ago from USA

      Great idea for a Lens, and congratulations! I actually know my parents had of these, before they both passed away, and were glad to own them. Anything to help the vision, keep them laughing, and improve memory is ALWAYS welcome!

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      I love your lens and it was fun to read; I've never seen the Levo Handless bookstand. Thank you for sharing these useful resources.

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      Angela F 

      5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Fun read! Congrats on LotD

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      Vikki 

      5 years ago from US

      Ah yes, I do know one very well--my very clever 96 year old grandmother ;) Congrats on lotd!

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      francescajohnston 

      5 years ago

      Hilarious and Awesome Lens! Well deserving of Lens of the Day! Congratulations! =)

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      ConvenientCalendar 

      5 years ago

      Congrats on getting Lens of the Day! I enjoyed your lens!

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      L Olson 

      5 years ago from Northern Arizona

      @Craftypicks: Hah! So sweet and a little sad, isn't it? But, we trudge on!

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      L Olson 

      5 years ago from Northern Arizona

      @Erin Mellor: Yes, we must be vigilant in that arena!

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      L Olson 

      5 years ago from Northern Arizona

      @loudshannon1299: Honestly, my own life and some other people whom I dare not mention!

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      L Olson 

      5 years ago from Northern Arizona

      @Sweetbunny LM: hehe...you will but will forget again, it happens, so don't be afraid! Embrace it!

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      L Olson 

      5 years ago from Northern Arizona

      @Tim Bader: tim, I should have added that to this article, but I think I forgot..hehe.

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      L Olson 

      5 years ago from Northern Arizona

      @pauline60: Clever move!

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      L Olson 

      5 years ago from Northern Arizona

      @rattie lm: You've got that right!

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      L Olson 

      5 years ago from Northern Arizona

      @anonymous: We are EVERYWHERE! LOL

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      L Olson 

      5 years ago from Northern Arizona

      @Virginia Allain: So right you are vallain! I was going to add a note about that, but I forgot..LOL. Will do so today!

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      L Olson 

      5 years ago from Northern Arizona

      @Faye Rutledge: Hah! You are well on the way to being a Clever Senior!

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Terrific lens, very original and pertinent. Congratulations on getting LotD!

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      Violin-Student 

      5 years ago

      Cute page. I'm gonna have to start using some of these ideas.

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      Ellen Gregory 

      5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      So many things here hit home. My 96 year old aunt tells me she ran out of books to read, but no problem she just go into the box of books from last year and they will seem new. Congratulations on LOTD

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      myspace9 

      5 years ago

      Congrats on Lens of the Day.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Very very cute!

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      gottaloveit2 

      5 years ago

      Very clever article. Love the gift suggestions too. Nicely done. Congrats.

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      Faye Rutledge 

      5 years ago from Concord VA

      Yes, I can relate to this! My favorite money saving trick is re-reading books. I may even re-read this lens! Congratulations on LotD!

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      RinchenChodron 

      5 years ago

      Congrats on your LOTD - well deserved! Very funny and well written.

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      fifta 

      5 years ago

      What a great selection of gifts for clever seniors. I love the ring zipper pull and large handle key turner. I bet my mom will love these as gifts.

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      ChristyZ 

      5 years ago

      This is a great article, congratulations on lens of the day Sophie!!!

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      Stephen J Parkin 

      5 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      This is too close to the bone to be funny! Well actually I think its time I took the advice to heart I am over 60 and keeping 6 horses 2 dogs and a cat is as much as I can handle, so no house work gets done until it has to be done! LOL Throw rugs are great for hiding dust etc!

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      Delia 

      5 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! What a wonderful lighthearted written lens! I LOVE it! I love reading a lens when a personality comes through...as far as aging, I hate it! Everyday is a new challenge, I never realized how fast and noticeable the aging process is, especially when you get into the senior group...naaw, I'm not divulging me real age, although easy to figure out when reading some of my lenses...ha ha...Sophie, Thank You for sharing these clever tips!

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      Gardener Don 

      5 years ago

      You need to add the shoehorn with the looooong handle! Great lens, from a guy that's almost ready for getting the senior's discounts!

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      Ruthi 

      5 years ago

      Thanks for all the clever tips and tricks for seniors. I plan to put this tool box of yours to the test real soon!

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      Susan Deppner 

      5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Back to say Congratulations for your enjoyable and very clever Lens of the Day!

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      Virginia Allain 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      I guess I can be included in the senior crowd, but I may not have acquired all the cleverness needed to get through this time of my life.

      I would advise the clever senior not to hide messy floors with throw rugs. They call them throw rugs because when the unwary senior trips on one or catches their cane on one, it throws you to the floor, breaking your hip.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Giggling, helplessly. I know this woman! She's every grandmother I ever knew!

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      Otto Phillips 

      5 years ago

      Fantastic Lens! Congrats on LotD!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Congratulations on this great LOTD

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Very funny and a joy to read. Great lens.

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      rattie lm 

      5 years ago

      Funny! I enjoyed this lens and to be honest, there don't seem to be too many years between being mature and then becoming a clever senior! Best medicine is laughter.

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      Zienna1 

      5 years ago

      Congratulations for getting LOTD. Reminds me of my grandmothers. I wonder how they feel surviving their elderly years without their precious partners. Both of my grandfathers perished in the war so I didn't see my grandmothers enjoying those loving moments with old age partners. It would have been heaven to listen to their stories about their clever ascends in life. Thank you for sharing.

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