Thursday, August 2, 2012

Not Old.... Just Mature

Today at the drugstore, the clerk was a gent.
From my purchase this chap took off ten percent.
I asked for the cause of a lesser amount;
And he answered, "Because of the Seniors Discount."

I went to McDonald's for a burger and fries;
And there, once again, got quite a surprise.
The clerk poured some coffee which he handed to me.
He said, "For you, Seniors, the coffee is free."

Understand---I'm not old---I'm merely mature;
But some things are changing, temporarily, I'm sure.
The newspaper print gets smaller each day,
And people speak softer---can't hear what they say.

My teeth are my own (I have the receipt.),
and my glasses identify people I meet.
Oh, I've slowed down a bit... not a lot, I am sure.
You see, I'm not old... I'm only mature.

The gold in my hair has been bleached by the sun.
You should see all the damage that chlorine has done.
Washing my hair has turned it all white,
But don't call it gray... saying "blond" is just right.

My car is all paid for... not a nickel is owed.
Yet a kid yells, "Old duffer... get off of the road!"
My car has no scratches... not even a dent.
Still I get all that guff from a punk who's "Hell bent."

My friends all get older... much faster than me.
They seem much more wrinkled, from what I can see.
I've got "character lines," not wrinkles... for sure,
But don't call me old... just call me mature.

The steps in the houses they're building today
Are so high that they take... your breath all away;
And the streets are much steeper than ten years ago.
That should explain why my walking is slow.

But I'm keeping up on what's hip and what's new,
And I think I can still dance a mean boogaloo.
I'm still in the running... in this I'm secure,
I'm not really old... I'm only mature.


Morning Pic Dump


Birthdays on August 2nd

Todays Pic Dump

Apple Bees

Sorry Barrack


Blast from the Past

Afternoon Funnies



Todays Quote
Birthday Boy
Carroll O' Conner

All in the Family was intellectual; it was art.
Carroll O'Connor

Both my brothers became physicians and I, of course, wandered into a business where the undisciplined are welcome.
Carroll O'Connor

Conventional show-biz savvy held that Americans hated to be the objects of satire.
Carroll O'Connor

Even a true artist does not always produce art.
Carroll O'Connor

Half the pictures directed by men of reputation fail.
Carroll O'Connor

I do talk less now because the sound of my voice saying over and over the things I said years ago embarrasses and depresses me. Why do I say the same things over and over?
Carroll O'Connor

I enjoyed in every way my 12 years of playing Archie, and I wasn't personally sad about finishing a long job.
Carroll O'Connor

I hate pride, but if I were going to be proud of anything it would have to be something I'd done myself. Race pride is kind of stupid.
Carroll O'Connor

I have heard show business characterized as a refuge for childlike persons in flight from all things harsh and real.
Carroll O'Connor

I'm lucky. Lord, I'm lucky.
Carroll O'Connor

I've run into some S.O.B. directors, but I gave them back as good as I got.
Carroll O'Connor

In a capitalist society, persons who create capital, like Michael Eisner, are given the staggering rewards.
Carroll O'Connor

It seems that entertainment is what most excites us and what we value above everything else.
Carroll O'Connor

It was a lack of system that made the '30s Depression as inevitable as all others previously suffered.
Carroll O'Connor

Millions of people thought Archie was a happy hero.
Carroll O'Connor

My Irish derivation has nothing to do with me. Why should it?
Carroll O'Connor

My professional life in Hollywood has been filled with joy and laughter.
Carroll O'Connor

Nations have come under the control of haters and fools.
Carroll O'Connor

Not all celebrities are dunces.
Carroll O'Connor

One irreducible residual of 38 years in the business is the number of lasting, loving friendships I have made.
Carroll O'Connor

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