These are not original stories. As a matter of fact, they were emailed to me from a friend, who is experiencing the 6th decade of his life, as am I. Remarkably, we can find that we have many characteristics in common regarding our rapid journey into aging. And we wonder...will this be us?
1. Three retirees, each with a hearing loss, were playing golf one fine March day. One remarked to the other, "Windy, isn't it?"
"No," the second man replied. "It's Thursday."
And the third man chimed in, "So am I. Let's have a beer."
OK, I hate to say it, but this already sounds like some of my conversations with my husband. Except for the golf part.
2. As a senior citizen was driving down the freeway, his car phone rang. Answering, he heard his wife's voice urgently warning him. "Herman, I just heard on the news that there's a car going the wrong way on I-77. Please be careful."
"Heck!" said Herman. "It's not just one car! It's hundreds of them!"
This has not yet happened but it seems so within the realm of possibility.... And my favorite....
3. Three sisters, retired, live in a house together. One night, the oldest sister draws a bath. She puts her foot in and pauses. She yells to the other sisters,"Was I getting in or out of the bath?"
The middle sister yells back, "I don't know. I'll come up and see." She starts up the stairs and pauses. Was I going up the stairs or down?
The youngest sister was sitting at the kitchen table, having tea and listening to her sisters, she shakes her head and says, "I sure hope I never get that forgetful, knock on wood..."
She then yells, "I'll come up and help both of you as soon as I see who is at the door."