The Back Nine


The Back Nine...

You know ... time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware
of the passing years. It seems just yesterday that I was young, just
married and embarking on my new life with my mate. Yet in a way, it
seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know
that I lived them all. I have glimpses of how it was back then and of
all my hopes and dreams.

But, here it is... the back nine of my life and it catches me by
surprise...How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and
where did my youth go?

I remember well seeing older people through the years and thinking
that those older people were years away from me and that I was only on
the first hole and the back nine was so far off that I could not
fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like.

But, here it friends are retired and getting gray...they move
slower and I see an older person now. Some are in better and some
worse shape than me...but, I see the great change...Not like the ones
that I remember who were young and vibrant...but, like me, their age
is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to
see and never thought we'd become.

Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for
the day! And taking a nap is not a treat anymore... it's mandatory!
Cause if I don't on my own free will... I just fall asleep where I sit!

And I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for
all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and
do things that I wish I had done but never did!! But, at least I know,
that though I’m on the back nine, and I'm not sure how long it will
last...this I know, that when it's over on this's over. A
new adventure will begin! Yes, I have regrets. There are things I wish
I hadn't done...things I should have done, but indeed, there are many
things I'm happy to have done. It's all in a lifetime.

So, if you're not on the back nine yet...let me remind you, that it
will be here faster than you think. So, whatever you would like to
accomplish in your life please do it quickly! Don't put things off too
long!! Life goes by quickly. So, do what you can today, as you can
never be sure whether you’re on the back nine or not!

You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your, live for today and say all the things that you want your
loved ones to remember...and hope that they appreciate and love you
for all the things that you have done for them in all the years past!!

"Life" is a gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to
those who come after. Make it a fantastic one. LIVE IT WELL!   ENJOY
Remember "It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver .


~Your kids are becoming you......but your grandchildren are perfect!
~Going out is good.. Coming home is better!
~You forget names.... But it's OK because some people forgot they even
knew you!!!
~You realize you're never going to be really good at anything like golf.
~The things you used to care to do, you aren't as interested in
anymore, but you really do care that you aren't as interested.
~You sleep better on a lounge chair with the TV 'ON' than in bed. It's
called "pre-sleep".
~You miss the days when everything worked with just an "ON" and "OFF"
~You tend to use more 4 letter words ... "what?"..."when?"... ???
~You notice everything they sell in stores is "sleeveless"?!!!
~What used to be freckles are now liver spots.
~Everybody whispers.
~You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet.... 2 of which you will never wear.
~~~But Old is good in some things: Old Songs, Old movies, and best of all,

Stay well, "OLD FRIEND!" Send this on to other "Old Friends!" and let
them laugh in AGREEMENT!!! It's Not What You Gather, But What You
Scatter That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived.

“Do Not Regret Growing Older. It is a Privilege Denied to Many.”
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Longevity Advice to heed

Longevity Advice to heed… 

107 Yrs. old

Longevity Advice to heed

“For better digestion, I drink beer. 
In the case of appetite loss, I drink white wine. 
In the case of low blood pressure, I drink red wine.
In the case of high blood pressure, I drink scotch.  
And when I have a cold, I drink schnapps.”

“When do you drink water?”

“I’ve never been that sick.”

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Halloween Rules for Seniors

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Halloween Rules for Seniors 

You know you are too old to Trick or Treat when:

Halloween Rules for Seniors
Halloween Rules for Seniors

You know you are too old to Trick or Treat when:

10. You keep knocking on your own front door.
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9. You remove your false teeth to change your appearance.
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8. You ask for soft high fibre candy only.
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7. When someone drops a candy bar in your bag,
you lose your balance and fall over.

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6. People say...'Great Boris Karloff Mask,' 
And you're not wearing a mask.

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Halloween Rules for Seniors

5. When the door opens you yell, 'Trick or...'
And you can't remember the rest.

4. By the end of the night,
you have a bag full of restraining orders.
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3. You have to carefully choose a costume that
doesn't dislodge your hairpiece.

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2. You're the only Power Ranger in the
neighbourhood with a walker.
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Halloween Rules for Seniors
And the number one reason Seniors should not
Trick Or Treating...



1. You keep having to go home to pee.
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No matter, have a HAPPY HALLOWEEN anyway...

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A walk down memory lane


-- Author Unknown

A little house with three bedrooms and one car on the street,
A mower that you had to push to make the grass look neat.
In the kitchen on the wall we only had one phone,
And no need for recording things, someone was always home.
We only had a living room where we would congregate,
Unless it was at mealtime in the kitchen where we ate.
We had no need for family rooms or extra rooms to dine,
When meeting as a family those two rooms would work out fine.
We only had one TV set, and channels maybe two,
But always there was one of them with something worth the view.
For snacks we had potato chips that tasted like a chip,
And if you wanted flavor there was Lipton's onion dip.
Store-bought snacks were rare because my mother liked to cook,
And nothing can compare to snacks in Betty Crockery's book.
The snacks were even healthy with the best ingredients,
No labels with a hundred things that make not a bit of sense.
Weekends were for family trips or staying home to play,
We all did things together -- even go to church to pray.
When we did our weekend trips depending on the weather,
No one stayed at home because we liked to be together.
Sometimes we would separate to do things on our own,
But we knew where the others were without our own cell phone.
Then there were the movies with your favorite movie star,
And nothing can compare to watching movies in your car.
Then there were the picnics at the peak of summer season,
Pack a lunch and find some trees and never need a reason.
Get a baseball game together with all the friends you know,
Have real action playing ball -- and no game video.
Remember when the doctor used to be the family friend,
And didn't need insurance or a lawyer to defend?
The way that he took care of you or what he had to do,
Because he took an oath and strived to do the best for you.
Remember going to the store and shopping casually,
And when you went to pay for it you used your own money?
Nothing that you had to swipe or punch in some amount,
Remember when the cashier person had to really count?
Remember when we breathed the air; it smelled so fresh and clean,
And chemicals were not used on the grass to keep it green.
The milkman used to go from door to door,
And it was just a few cents more than going to the store.
There was a time when mailed letters came right to your door,
Without a lot of junk mail ads sent out by every store.
The mailman knew each house by name and knew where it was sent;
There were not loads of mail addressed to "present occupant."
Remember when the words "I do" meant that you really did,
And not just temporarily "til someone blows their lid."
T'was no such thing as "no one's fault; we just made a mistake,"
There was a time when married life was built on give and take.
There was a time when just one glance was all that it would take,
And you would know the kind of car, the model and the make.
They didn't look like turtles trying to squeeze out every mile;
They were streamlined, white walls, fins, and really had some style.
One time the music that you played whenever you would jive,
Was from a vinyl, big-holed record called a forty-five.
The record player had a post to keep them all in line,
And then the records would drop down and play one at a time.
Oh sure, we had our problems then, just like we do today,
And always we were striving, trying for a better way.
And every year that passed us by brought new and greater things,
We now can even program phones with music or with rings.
Oh, the simple life we lived still seems like so much fun,
How can you explain a game, just kick the can and run?
And why would boys put baseball cards between bicycle spokes,
And for a nickel red machines had little bottled Cokes?
This life seemed so much easier and slower in some ways,
I love the new technology but I sure miss those days.
So, time moves on and so do we, and nothing stays the same,
But I sure love to reminisce and walk down memory lane.
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Back to Work After 30 Years

The shortest video you've ever seen ...
A woman goes back to work after thirty years.
This video is only 5 seconds long, but, you'll get it.
If you're younger than 40, you probably won't understand it."

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