Growing Old

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Ahhh…getting old. We are all getting old and some of us faster than others…ha ha ha! Today’s little blog contains a collection of hilarious little quips/thoughts that I think all of us would enjoy as we continue our journey through this life.

Don’t be worried about your smartphone or TV spying on you. Your vacuum cleaner has been collecting dirt on you for years.

If you can’t think of a word say “I forgot the English word for it.” That way people will think you’re bilingual instead of an idiot. 

I’m at a place in my life where errands are starting to count as going out. 

I’m getting tired of being part of a major historical event. 

I don’t always go the extra mile, but when I do it’s because I missed my exit. 

Ate salad for dinner. Mostly croutons and tomatoes. Really just one big round crouton covered with tomato sauce, and cheese. FINE, it was a pizza. OK, I ate a pizza! Are you happy now? 

I just did a week’s worth of cardio after walking into a spider web. 

I don’t mean to brag, but I finished my 14-day diet food supply in 3 hours and 20 minutes.

Senility has been a smooth transition for me.

Remember back when we were kids and every time it was below freezing outside they closed school? Yeah, Me neither. 

I may not be that funny or athletic or good looking or smart or talented. I forgot where I was going with this. 

I love approaching 80, I learn something new every day and forget 5 other things.

A thief broke into my house last night. He started searching for money so I got up and searched with him. 

I think I’ll just put an “Out of Order” sticker on my forehead and call it a day. 

Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed. 

Having plans sounds like a good idea until you have to put on clothes and leave the house. 

It’s weird being the same age as old people. 

When I was a kid I wanted to be older. This is not what I expected. 

Life is like a helicopter. I don’t know how to operate a helicopter. 

It’s probably my age that tricks people into thinking I’m an adult. 

Marriage Counselor: Your wife says you never buy her flowers. Is that true? Me : To be honest, I never knew she sold flowers. 

Never sing in the shower! Singing leads to dancing, dancing leads to slipping, and slipping leads to paramedics seeing you naked. So remember … Don’t sing! 

I see people about my age mountain climbing; I feel good getting my leg through my underwear without losing my balance. 

So if a cow doesn’t produce milk, is it a milk dud or an udder failure?

I’m at that age where my mind still thinks I’m 29, my humor suggests I’m 12, my body mostly keeps asking if I’m sure I’m not dead yet. 

You don’t realize how old you are until you sit on the floor and then try to get back up.

We all get heavier as we get older, because there’s a lot more information in our heads. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.


  1. Reblogged this on Mitch Teemley and commented:
    My Featured Blogger this week is Coach Muller of My Good Time Stories. This happily married father of two has been teaching and coaching for 35 years and “loved EVERY minute of it” (caps his). Coach’s goal is to “make people laugh and feel good about themselves” through “inspiring and heartwarming stories.” Why? Because, he reminds us, “everyone is fighting a battle that you know nothing about.” Mission accomplished, Coach!

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  2. Thanks for the chuckles. And the belly laughs. And for the laughing so hard my eyes squint shut and I can’t read anymore! I related to many of these a little too much. I’m going to pretend, as I gather speed on the downhill slide, that I’m just sledding for fun and enjoying the ride!

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  3. I am seriously thinking about starting a coffee spitting contest. I would win while reading things like this. I (almost) blew my coffee out my nose. Thank you for the belly laugh. I needed this. Blessings and honor, Christine C Sponsler

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  4. Thanks for the heaps of laughter for all of them.
    I would love to get that “out of order” sticker for my husband….just for fun of course.
    “Having plans sounds like a good idea until you have to put on clothes and leave the house.” ..ugh..definately me. 😂

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  5. I found this post after Linda Lee reblogged it. It really made my day, these were hilarious! As a teenager, I may not be able to relate to all of the old jokes, but I can still 100% relate to the eating unhealthily, not wanting to leave the house, and the money jokes. Ah, the broke life of a student….

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  6. Reblogged this on Becoming the Oil and the Wine and commented:
    For today’s Fun Friday post, I want to share Coach Muller’s post- Growing Old.

    Getting older in age can either be traumatic or joyful. I believe it is better to embrace it with courage and of course some great humor.

    Thank you, Linda Lee/Lady Quixote for reblogging this post so that I was able to enjoy it. Coach Muller’s blog is amazing!

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