I Nsist On Growing Old Gracefully

enjoyment and wisdom gained from growing older 56 People

    Define Gracefully, I Want To Be A Real Red Hat Lady

    When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple with a red hat that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me. And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves and satin candles, and say we've no money for butter. I shall sit down on the pavement when I am tired and gobble up samples...
    quieter quieter
    46-50, F
    Feb 6, 2012

    HOW to Call the Police If You're Old

    George Phillips  age 82 of Meridian, Mississippi was going up to bed,  when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in the garden  shed, which she could see from the bedroom window. George opened the back door to go turn off the light, but saw that there were...
    Grits4life Grits4life
    46-50, F
    10 Responses Mar 24, 2009

    Aren't You Glad?

    When my former wife, Mary, first met, she preferred to be called Mar' (and still does.) She'd joke that some day people could say "The old grey Mar', she ain't what she used to be." She turned 60 not too long ago and I reminded her of what she had said. And I asked her "Aren't...
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    Apr 19, 2012

    "strangers In Good Company"

    There is a wonderful movie called "Strangers in Good Company" and it is available at Netflix. I think The Canadian Film Board or something like that, supported it in some way. They do a lot of good unusual movies. The movie is about a bunch of elderly ladies on a day trip...
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    Apr 23, 2012


    I hope,When I grow old,It's gracefully,I insist,There's no other way,I'd like it to be.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    1 Response Oct 19, 2011

    Must I?

    Age is only a number. There's no way to deny arthritis, shingles, rheumatism, and any number of other things... But who says I have to grow old and like it (read: gracefully)? I want to be informed and continue to learn new things. I want to know what's going on in the world on...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine
    61-65, F
    1 Response Sep 29, 2013

    My Plan

    To accept my life and my body To accept the wrinkles when they come.  I've earned everyone and I think they add charactor to one's face.  To me each wrinkle tells a story of one's life. To at some point accept my gray hair.  Since I look younger than my age I...
    Grits4life Grits4life
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Aug 26, 2008

    On Being This Old Lady

    All women should live so long as to be this kind of old lady! Toward the end of Sunday service, the Minister asked, 'How many of you have forgiven your enemies?' 80% held up their hands. The Minister then repeated his question. All responded this time, except one...
    Grits4life Grits4life
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Dec 31, 2008
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