Thursday, September 18, 2008

Gotta Luv Gettin Old

In one of the English classes I sit in on they have been reading poems about aging-and then I got this e-mail. Getting old I think is one thing that scares me-but this adds a little humor to something that usually makes me sad. I hate seeing old people who have a hard time getting around-but I love to watch old couples and ponder how they made it thru all those years. These stories are kinda like the old couple-cute enough to know that getting old will be okay, even if I too regress back to being like a child like in one of those poems where the child said to the old man "sometimes I wet my pants", and the old man replied "sometimes I do too" then the child stated "sometimes I feel like adults ignore me", and the old man stated "sometimes I do too". May we read this in good measure and remember all the important people in our lives-both YOUNG and OLD!!

The boss walked into the office one morning not knowing his zipper was down and his fly area wide open. His assistant walked up to him and said, 'This morning when you left your house, did you close your garage door?' The bosstold her he knew he'd closed the garage door, and walked into his officepuzzled by the question. As he finished his paperwork, he suddenly noticed his fly was open, and zipped it up. He then understood his assistant's question about his 'garagedoor.' He headed out for a cup of coffee and paused by her desk to ask, 'When my garage door was open, did you see my Hummer parked in there?' She smiled and said, 'No, I didn't. All I saw was an old minivan with two flat tires.'

An elderly gentleman... Had serious hearing problems for a number of years. He went to the doctor and the doctor was able to have him fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed the gentleman to hear 100% The elderly gentleman went back in a month to the doctor and the doctor said, 'Your hearing is perfect. Your family must be really pleased that you can hear again.' The gentleman replied, 'Oh, I haven't told my family yet. I just sit around and listen to the conversations. I've changed my will three times!'

Two elderly gentlemen from a retirement center were sitting on a bench under a tree when one turns to the other and says: 'Slim, I'm 83 years old now and I'm just full of aches and pains. I know you're about my age. How do you feel?' Slim says, 'I feel just like a newborn baby.''Really!? Like a newborn baby!?' 'Yep. No hair, no teeth, and I think I just wet my pants.'

An elderly couple had dinner at another couple's house, and after eating, the wives left the table and went into the kitchen. The two gentlemen were talking, and one said, 'Last night we went out to a new restaurant and it was really great. I would recommend it very highly.' The other man said, 'What is the name of the restaurant?' The first man thought and thought and finally said, 'What is the name of that flower you give to someone you love? You know... The one that's red and has thorns.' 'Do you mean a rose?''Yes, that's the one,' replied the man. He then turned towards the kitchen and yelled, 'Rose, what's the name of that restaurant we went to last night?'

Hospital regulations require a wheel chair for patients being discharged. However, while working as a student nurse, I found one elderly gentleman already dressed and sitting on the bed with a suitcase at his feet, who insisted he didn't need my help to leave the hospital. After a chat about rules being rules, he reluctantly let me wheel him to the elevator. On the way down I asked him if his wife was meeting him. 'I don't know,' he said. 'She's still upstairs in the bathroom changing out of her hospital gown.'

Couple in their nineties are both having problems remembering things. During a checkup, the doctor tells them that they're physically okay, but they might want to start writing things down to help them remember. Later that night, while watching TV, the old man gets up from his chair. 'Want anything while I'm in the kitchen?' he asks. 'Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?' 'Sure.' 'Don't you think you should write it down so you can remember it?' she asks. 'No, I can remember it.' 'Well, I'd like some strawberries on top, too. Maybe you should write it down, so's not to forget it?' He says, 'I can remember that. You want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries.' 'I'd also like whipped cream. I'm certain you'll forget that, write it down?' she asks. Irritated, he says, 'I don't need to write it down, I can remember it! Ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream - I got it, for goodness sake!' Then he toddles into the kitchen. After about 20 minutes,The old man returns from the kitchen and hands his wife a plate of bacon and eggs. She stares at the plate for a moment. 'Where's my toast ?'

A senior citizen said to his eighty-year old buddy: 'So I hear you're getting married?' 'Yep!' 'Do I know her?' 'Nope!' 'This woman, is she good looking?' 'Not really.' 'Is she a good cook?' 'Naw, she can't cook too well.' 'Does she have lots of money?' 'Nope! Poor as a church mouse.' 'Well, then, is she good in bed?' 'I don't know.' 'Why in the world do you want to marry her then?' 'Because she can still drive!'

A man was telling his neighbor, 'I just bought a new hearing aid. It cost me four thousand dollars, but it's state of the art. It's perfect.' 'Really,' answered the neighbor . 'What kind is it?' 'Twelve thirty.'

A little old man shuffled slowly into an ice cream parlor and pulled himself slowly, painfully, up onto a stool.. After catching his breath, he ordered a banana split. The waitress asked kindly, 'Crushed nuts?' 'No,' he replied, 'Arthritis.'

Happy aging to all my friends!



Lindsy Hartsock said...

hahahahaha oh man, i was cracking up. I read the boss and garage door joke to Ben cause I thought it was really funny, and Ben's response was " least it wasn't a compact" good thing he cracks me up, it makes me remember how much I love him. Anyway, thanks for a good chuckle!! When is the next time you're gonna be in Pocatello or Utah?

Jessica Adams said...

What kind of camera do you use?

The Adams family said...

hey I got your message, and then deleted it... without having the #! Sorry I would love to do it if you still have time. Anytime before the party would be great. Let me know if it is not to late. I was thinking about having you do them by the arch like Ambers I love the brick in the background! Let me know...

Angela Frasure said...

Hey I did not realize you finally started your own personal blog. Those jokes cracked me up. I hate realizing that we are getting old!

Amber Hooten said...

Hey! It was good to hear from you. Sorry I haven't responded much quicker! I seem to have no time to myself. I am student teaching right now and I swear those kids take all my energy out of me by the end of the day! Loved the blog on aging!