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Getting old

There are a few expressions when we talk about getting older. One is ‘It’s hell getting old!’ Another is ‘Getting old ain’t for sissies.’ I happen to like the second one a lot because so many of us complain on a daily basis that we have aches and pains and we’re tired and cranky. We hate our birthdays because it just means that we are getting older.

When my mom was a live she used to say that she loved her birthday because my wife and I would take her to dinner or lunch; my brother did the same on another day and a former neighbor would drop by and take her to lunch on yet another day. She sai...


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