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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Will Rogers on "growing old"

Ronnie Page, a columnist in the Branson Daily Independent, p. 2, Sunday, Octobere 4, 2009, listed the following observations from Will Rogers. Good stuff!
1. Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and begin bragging about it.
2. The older we get, the fewer things seem worth standing in line for.
3. Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know why I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved.
4. When you're dissatisfied and would like to go back to your youth, think of algebra.
5. You know you're getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.
6. I don't know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.
7. One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young.
8. One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.
9. Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.
10. Long ago when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today, it's called golf.
Bonus: If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you are old.

All true, I will testify! Though I might wish to think otherwise, I'm pretty sure I've already been to the top, and heading the other way.... ;-)

Though the day isn't over, it has been a great day, so far! ;-)

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