What’s so good about growing old ?

cartoon old womanReporters interviewing a 104-year-old woman:
‘And what do you think is the best thing
about being 104?’ the reporter asked…
She simply replied, ‘No peer pressure.’


Question: How many days in a week? 
 6 Saturdays, 1 Sunday


Know how to prevent sagging?
Just eat till the wrinkles fill out.


Question: When is a retiree’s bedtime?

Answer: Two hours after he falls asleep on the couch.

ink blot cartoon poking tongue

Question: How many retirees to change a light bulb?

Answer: Only one, but it might take all day.


Just before the funeral services, the undertaker came
up to the very elderly widow and asked,
‘How old was your husband?’ ’98,’ she replied….
‘Two years older than me’
‘So you’re 96,’ the undertaker commented..
She responded, ‘Hardly worth going home, is it?


Question: What’s the biggest gripe of retirees?

Answer: There is not enough time to get everything done.


Question: Why don’t retirees mind being called Seniors? 
 The term comes with a 10% discount.


It’s scary when you start making the same noises
as your coffee maker.


Question: Among retirees, what is considered formal attire?

Answer: Tied shoes.

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Question: Why do retirees count pennies? 
 They are the only ones who have the time.


The nice thing about being senile is you can hide your own Easter eggs and have fun finding them.


Question: What is the common term for someone who enjoys work and refuses to retire?

Answer: NUTS!


These days about half the stuff in my shopping cart says,
‘For fast relief.’


Question: Why are retirees so slow to clean out the basement, attic or garage?

Answer: They know that as soon as they do, one of their adult kids will want to store stuff there.

cartoon woman

Question: What do retirees call a long lunch? 
 Normal .


Question: What is the best way to describe retirement

Answer: The never ending Coffee Break.


I’ve sure gotten old! I’ve had two bypass surgeries, a hip replacement,
new knees, fought prostate cancer and diabetes. I’m half blind,
can’t hear anything quieter than a jet engine, take 40 different medications that
make me dizzy, winded, and subject to blackouts.
Have bouts with dementia. Have poor circulation;
hardly feel my hands and feet anymore. Can’t remember if I’m 85 or 92.
Have lost all my friends. But, thank God,
I still have my driver’s license.

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Question: What’s the biggest advantage of going back to school as a retiree?

Answer: If you cut classes, no one calls your parents.


Grant me the senility to forget the people
I never liked anyway, the good fortune
to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight
to tell the difference.


Question: Why does a retiree often say he doesn’t miss work, but misses the people he used to work with?

Answer: He is too polite to tell the whole truth.


QUESTION: What do you do all week? 
 Monday through Friday, NOTHING
…. Saturday & Sunday, I rest.


I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape, so I got my doctor’s permission to

join a fitness club and start exercising. I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors.
I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour.

But, by the time I got my leotards on, the class was over.

Cartoon kids jumping

My memory’s not as sharp as it used to be.
Also, my memory’s not as sharp as it used to be. 

Raili Tanska











26 thoughts on “What’s so good about growing old ?

    1. Yeah – I can couch for it. oops – vouch 🙂 Seriously, that WAS a proper typo. I’m sitting here on a Sunday morning at 11am having read the morning paper, had a cup of good percolated coffe and eaten a bowl of oat porridge (yes! it’s good for the bowels ) and now am blogging. Still in my ‘jamies and dressing gown 🙂


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