(Paula, Lucy or Jean)
Lot of jokes, theories and facts about aging. Some folk hate the idea, others appreciate the fact they are on the upper side of the dirt and grass. There are the in-between-ers who hate it one day and face it as a fact the next.
And it is a fact to each person who attains the age of 65-70, it seems to you that it happened over night. We all know it didn’t. We were so busy working, preparing for retirement, surviving, just getting by, or making it to the weekend, that we just didn’t notice. Now that is speaking from a man’s point of view.
I think from a woman’s point of view things are different. Society, movie stars and wealthy women have set the ‘standard’, and that is ‘the female must be perpetually young’. MOST girls hate it when they see the first gray hair or prominent wrinkle.
There is something in me (and most humans) that looks past the make-up, face lifts, hair coloring, etc. The majority of us look for that natural beauty. One of the prettiest ladies I know has a huge birthmark on her face. It took only a few minutes being around her, and I seldom noticed again. Her beauty came from within and that beauty was as obvious as the perfect ‘Playmate’ centerfold.
Sailors on the USS Independence Knew PT3 Akore. At a glance you couldn’t miss him. He looked like he was wearing the big nose novelty glasses. After you were around him 15 minutes, you knew you would love this guy and he was going to be a friend.
When you are old you look at reality. There is no perpetual youth. If a model or movie star lives long enough they will get old. Hollywood make-up artists can hide it, but the person knows what is underneath.
Age is not an obsession of mine (YET), my loss of hearing makes me appear much older (HA!), I am really a 17 yr. old boy trapped here in this 74 year old body (Still chasing that 17 yr old girl who is also trapped in an older body). That is good, because otherwise I couldn’t catch her...
Shucks, we all know everything doesn’t work as well as it used to, but IT STILL WORKS!
More on aging later.
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At one time seniors had to worry about kids putting them in a nursing home and spending your money. Now the kids want you to keep on working to support them.
This was born the year I was, but this one had a silver spoon in its mouth. 1939 Delage D8