how to grin and bear it

@deeeky (3667)
Edinburgh, Scotland
April 30, 2007 1:08pm CST
There’s nothing the matter with ne. I’m healthy as I can be; I’ve got arthritis in both my knees; And when I talk I talk with a wheeze; My pulse is weak and my blood is thin, But I’m awfully well for the shape that I’m in. Arch supports I have for my feet, Or I woudn’t be able to walk down the street; Sleep is is denied me night after night, Yet every morning I find I’m alright. My memory is failing, my head’s in a spin, But I’m awfully well for the shape that I’m in. The moral is this, as my tale I unfold, That for you and for me who are now growing old, It’s better to say “I’m fine”, with a grin, Than to let people know the shape we are in. How do I know that my youth has been spent, Well, my ‘Get up and go’ has ‘Got up and went’, But really I really don’t mind when I think with a grin, Of all the grand places my ‘get up’ has been. Old age is golden, I’ve heard it said, But sometimes I wonder, as I get into bed, With my ‘ears’ in the draw, my teeth in a cup, My ‘eyes’ on the table, until I wake up. ‘Ere sleep overtakes me, I say to myself “Is there anything else I can put on the shelf?” When I was young, my slippers were red, I could kick my heels well over my head; When I grew older, my slippers were blue, But still I could dance the whole night through; Now as I am old, my slippers are black, I walk to the shops, and pant all the way back. I get up each morning and dust up my wits, And pick up the paper and read the ‘obits’. If my name is still missing, I know I’m not dead, So I have a good breakfast and go back to bed. Have a nice day from Deeeky.
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@Darkwing (21586)
30 Apr 07
My theory is that we're as old as we feel. I certainly am not going to let age creep up on me without a fight. I socialise with everybody from the kids up to the elderly, and I don't miss out on much! ha ha ha The kids took me off to a nightclub a couple or so years ago. Guess what? I ended up looking after their coats and bags whilst they went off dancing!!! :-) I did have one or two dances and although I'm not a lover of today's nightclubs, I quite enjoyed myself. It was a change, and it was with the youngsters and they had asked me because I can converse and have fun with them. Never again tho!!! ha ha ha Brightest Blessings, and think young, because if you spend the shortest part of your life feeling old, you've failed! You're only 41, aren't ya? ;-)
@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
1 May 07
I expect it was like going to a grab a ganny night at the local dance club lol. I don't know if they still say 'You're as old as the woman you feel'
@Darkwing (21586)
1 May 07
Far from it actually, but that's a different story, and one that I still laugh about with the people I was with. :-)
@Mickie30 (2630)
30 Apr 07
Did you write this I am sure I have hear it before. Where did you get it from? Surely this is plagerism posting it without saying where you got it from. You post it as though it is your own.
@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
30 Apr 07
Sorry for not saying. It was from an old training pamplet that my partner used from many years ago when she was learning about training with the dementia elderly.
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@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
30 Apr 07
Hope your new website does well melanne!
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@cool1girl (248)
• India
1 May 07
Do I detect a faint depression behind the optimism? I guess I might feel a little sad too At your age....All the best! Keep up the optimism!
@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
1 May 07
I am not depressed by any means as I have a positive mental attitude towards life and that gets me through and I am a very optomistic person to boot. Thanks for your response.