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Malibu Report 2 Aug 2006 09:33

from my dad who passed last april What is a senior citizen? We were born before TV, penicillin,polio shots,frozen foods, zerox, contact lenses, videos, the pill, househusbands and computer dating.We were before radar, credit cards, split atoms, laser beams and ballpoint pens, before dishwashers, tumble driers, electric blankets, drip dry clothes and before man walked on the moon. We got married first then lived together. Fast food was what you ate in Lent. A Big Mac was an oversized raincoat. Crumpet we had for tea. Meaningful relationships were getting on with cousins. Sheltered accommodation was where you waited for a bus. A chip was a piece of wood. Hardware meant nuts & bolts- software did'nt exist. A stud was used to fasten a collar to shirt. Going all the way meant staying on the bus to the bus depot. Grass was mown,- pot was something you cooked in and a joint was cooked on Sundays. Coke was kept in the coal house. A Gay person was the life & soul of the party and aids were people who helped others. So how do you know you are getting old ? Everything hurts and what does'nt hurt does'nt work. The gleam in your eye is the sun shining on your bi-focals. You feel like the morning after but you have'nt been anywhere. Your children begin to look middle aged. You join a health club, but don't go. A dripping tap causes an uncontrollable urge You have all the answers but nobody asks the questions. You look forward to a dull evening. You need glasses to find your glasses. You turn out the light for economy instead of romance. You are in a rocking chair but can't make it go. Your knees buckle but your belt won't. Your back protrudes more than your front. Your house is too big but your medicine box is not big enough. You sink your teeth into a steak and they stay there. Your birthday cake collapses from the weight of the candles. We who were born before 1940 are a hardy bunch, when you think of what we have to adapt to, all the changes, is'nt it any wonder that at times we are confused and there is ageneration gap. But by the grace of God we have survived. The End