Some of the Advantages of Getting Older

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By Grace Christine Doucette (My mom)

I can wear a red hat with a green blouse and yellow pants. People just shake their heads and think, “Well, she’s old.”
Strong young men accost me just to put my groceries in my car. As I adjust my wig, they walk away with a smile, thinking, “Well, she’s old.”
I can smile and wink at every handsome man I see, young or old, and receive a smile or wink in return. It’s safe to flirt now, “I’m old.”
People let me cut in at the grocery store checkout line, and they smile when I have to ask, “What’s the date?” “Oh well, she’s old.”
I can add ten years to my age and smile when people say, “You look so good for your age!”
I can ask for directions, and people lead me right to the place. They don’t want me to get lost, cause “I’m old.”
When I go to the laundry mat, I can mix my colors and my whites in one load. I don’t even flinch when an organized woman sorts her laundry and shakes her head at me, thinking, “She’s old.”
The secret no one knows, is that I present this old face to the world, while inside a young woman laughs at my private joke.
“Who’s old? Not me!”
I love to send scribbles to WWTTM and see them emerge legible and in sharp clean print. I can expose my innermost thoughts to you all and you can laugh at me or with me. I’ve found new friends, though you’re far away and I can’t see your faces, you are all near and dear to me.
I’m not sad about getting older, I did it one day at a time. I’m a product of all my yesterdays, the good and the bad. Today I like who I am, and when I look in the mirror I can honestly say, “Well done kiddo, you did the best you could with what you had!”

16 thoughts on “Some of the Advantages of Getting Older”

      1. It was wonderful. I was cracking up the whole way through!! Thanks so much for sharing it!! Really brightened my day!! How is life on the farm today? LOL! Still busy canning? I’m guessing you have done it before now? Happy you can do what you love!
        xoxo
        😍💖💕🌹🌹

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          1. I loved it!! Still makes me laugh!! Canning is a major process, for sure! You almost have to keep after it as each veggie gets ripe! Happy you enjoyed it!! There is something very special about having grown something, picked it, canned it and then being able to serve it!! I’ll be anxiously awaiting my photo of Blackberry Crumble???? LOL!
            xoxo
            😍💖💕🌹

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