You Know
You're Getting Old When.....

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"You Know
You're Getting Old When....."

* The little old gray haired lady you help across the street is your wife.
* Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.
* A fortune teller offers to read your face.
* Everything hurts; and what doesn't hurt, doesn't work.
* Your back goes out more than you do.

* You feel like the morning after when you haven't been anywhere the night before.
* You talk about "good grass" and you're referring to someone's lawn.
* Getting lucky means you find your car in the parking lot.
* Your children begin to look middle aged.
* Your idea of weight lifting is standing up.

* You know all the answers, but nobody asks you the questions.
* It takes twice as long to look half as good.
* You sit in a rocking chair and can't get it going.
* Your knees buckle and your belt won't.
* You and your teeth don't sleep together.



* Your idea of a night out is sitting on the patio.
* You regret all those mistakes you made resisting temptation.
* Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either.
* You are cautioned to slow down by the doctor instead of by the police.

* You're asleep, but others worry that you're dead.
* Your try to straighten out the wrinkles in your socks and discover you aren't wearing any.
* Your ears are hairier than your head.
* You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.
* You shop for health insurance the way you once shopped for a new car.

* Your mind makes contracts your body can't keep.
* You're 17 around the neck, 42 around the waist, and 106 around the golf course.
* You enjoy hearing about other people's operations.
* You can live without sex but not without your glasses.
* You don't remember when your wild oats turned to shredded wheat.





For Good Measure - here's a few famous quotes, quips & witty repostes all about getting old!:

Mark Twain - "wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been".

Ralph Waldo Emerson - "the age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles!".

Richard Needham - "for the first half of your life, people tell you what you should do; for the second half, they tell you what you should have done!".

Sinclair Lewis - "whatever poet, orator or sage may say of it, old age is still old age!".

Henry David Thoreau - "none are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm".

Andrew Carnegie - "as I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do".

Maurice Chevalier - "old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative".

Tom Wilson - "wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age,sometimes age just shows up all by itself".

Dorothy Fulheim - "youth is a disease from which we all recover".

Joan Collins - "the problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer!".

Leon Trotsky - "old age is the most unexpected of all the things that happen to a man".

Diana Cooper - "age is an ugly thing, and it goes on getting worse".

Harold Coffin - "middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with you!".

Mark Twain - "consider well the proportion of things. It is better to be a young June bug, than an old bird of paradise!".

Marty Bucella - "when it comes to staying young, a mind-lift beats a face-lift any day".

Josh Billings - "in youth we run into difficulties; in old age difficulties run into us".

Bob Bowen - "we are only young once. That is all society can stand!".

Helen Rowland - "the follies which a man regrets most in his life are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity".

Bob Hope - "you know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake!".

Brigitte Bardot - "it is sad to grow old but nice to ripen!".

Mark Twain - "the first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity".

Arnold Glasow - "find an aim in life before you run out of ammunition!".

Malcolm Forbes - "by the time we've made it, we've had it!".

Elizabeth Barrett Brownin - "a woman's always younger than a man of equal years".

Truman Capote - "life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act".

Bette Davis - "old age is no place for sissies!".

Tom Stoppard - "age is a very high price to pay for maturity".

Mark Twain - "age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter!".

Don Marquis - "age is not a particularly interesting subject, anyone can get old!".

George Burns - "you can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old!".

Ralph Waldo Emerson - "all diseases run into one - old age!".

Aristotle - "bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age".

Victor Hugo - "forty is the old age of youth, fifty the youth of old age!".

Gene Fowler - "he has a profound respect for old age, especially when it's bottled!".

Lucille Ball - "the secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age!".

Bob Hope - "I don't feel old. I don't feel anything till noon. That's when it's time for a nap!".

Pope Paul VI - "in youth the days are short and the years are long. In old age the years are short and day's long!".

Jules Feiffer - "maturity is only a short break in adolescence!".

Bob Hope - "middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle!".

Holbrook Jackson - "no man is ever old enough to know better!".

Golda Meir - "old age is like a plane flying through a storm, once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do about it!".

Calista Flockhart - "so people think I'm lying about my age all the time? It's the records that are wrong!".

Logan Pearsall Smith - "the denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of old age!".

John Glenn - "there is still no cure for the common birthday".

J.B.Priestley - "we pay when old for the excesses of youth!".

Bill Cosby - "when you become senile, you won't know it".

George Bernard Shaw - "youth is such a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children!".


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