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101 tips for growing old, gracefully...

Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:21 pm
by LBR
1) Always take off your reading glasses before you walk around.

Re: 101 tips for growing old, gracefully...

Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:36 pm
by pumpy
2). Try to remember why you went out to the shed,in the first place.

Re: 101 tips for growing old, gracefully...

Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:16 am
by grumpy-gran
I want to grow old Disgracefully what am i talking about silly me I am already there :cheers:

Re: 101 tips for growing old, gracefully...

Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:24 am
by invisiblepiper
.............I saved my youth - I'm going to misspend my middle age!! :wink:

3. smile knowingly

Re: 101 tips for growing old, gracefully...

Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:59 am
by ina
4. Make long lists of things to do - and then leave a large note on the door telling you where you left the lists... :oops:

Re: 101 tips for growing old, gracefully...

Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:24 am
by theabsinthefairy
5. Wander out into the garden with your early morning cuppa in your jammies and dressing gown and a pair of wellies and realise that you are still there 4 hours later pulling weeds, collecting veg and have your dressing gown pockets full of seeds that you have randomly collected on your way round and now have muddled together and cannot identify. :oops:

(I would not like to point out at this stage that this happened to me yesterday - and strictly speaking I have not even reached mid-life crisis age)

At this point - give a gallic shrug, nonchalently toss out the stone cold dregs of your coffee, and saunter over for your midday glass of medicinal red wine!

Re: 101 tips for growing old, gracefully...

Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:23 am
by LBR
6. "Oh dear, what have I started/done, etc.?" When this thought occurs, just smile, think "All right, it's going this way now.", and go on, in some direction you like.

7. Keep supplies of things you use and like on hand. If they haven't stopped making them already, they will soon.

8. Give things away so that you have more room to find the things you've been looking for.

Re: 101 tips for growing old, gracefully...

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:40 pm
by snapdragon
9. Use your best china/crockery every day

10. If you've 'always wanted to....' Do It

11. Christmas is an option, not a neccessity

12. Learn when you can.

13. Dig when you can.

14. Rest when you can.

Re: 101 tips for growing old, gracefully...

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:31 am
by Rod in Japan
15. Shake after No.2s more assiduously than I have been wont, maybe with a bit of knee action thrown in for the sake of maintaining suppleness.

16. Get a wife who is too young to know what normal behaviour is.

Re: 101 tips for growing old, gracefully...

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:16 am
by Millymollymandy
17. Wear purple, with a red hat that doesn't go.

Re: 101 tips for growing old, gracefully...

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:38 am
by Green Aura
I keep trying to think of something to add, but to be honest I intend to grow old as disgracefully as possible. :tongue: :bootyshake: :happy10: :glasses7: :thefinger: :protest: :occasion5:

Re: 101 tips for growing old, gracefully...

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:30 pm
by tiggy
nurture and grow your sense of humour

Re: 101 tips for growing old, gracefully...

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:02 pm
by Annpan
Millymollymandy wrote:17. Wear purple, with a red hat that doesn't go.
... and pick flowers from other peoples gardens :flower: :flower: :flower:


That is a lovely poem.

Re: 101 tips for growing old, gracefully...

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:46 pm
by oldfella
Millymollymandy wrote:17. Wear purple, with a red hat that doesn't go.

I do, but it still makes no difference.

Now what was I trying to change? :scratch: :scratch: :scratch:

Re: 101 tips for growing old, gracefully...

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:47 pm
by invisiblepiper
oldfella wrote:
Millymollymandy wrote:17. Wear purple, with a red hat that doesn't go.

I do, but it still makes no difference.

Now what was I trying to change? :scratch: :scratch: :scratch:
Ok - so save beermats and pencils in boxes, and eat a pound of sausages in one go.....