Ten sure fire ways to tell we are getting older!

Here is a list of things to consider:

1.  We love to go to flea markets and antique shops, but we notice more and more of our stuff is showing up there.

2.  Our old clothes have come back in style, and the younger people think they are the brand new fashion!

3.  Our car costs more than the first house we bought.

4.  Hardwood floors are “all the rage” now, but we remember being on our hands and knees with some Johnson’s paste wax polishing those suckers!

5.  We remember when Dwight D. Eisenhower was president.

6. We remember astronaut John Glenn’s first orbit around the earth and Neil Armstrong walked on the moon for the first time.

7.  We didn’t have pre-school and kindergarten, we started school in the first grade.  The only school supplies we needed was a big chief tablet, some pencils, crayons, scissors, and glue.

8.  We rolled up our hair using orange juice cans!

9.  We could walk to school and nobody would bother us and go trick-or-treating without fear of being poisoned.

10.  People got married first, and then lived together.

Yes, there are many ways to tell we are getting older, but you know, some of those ways were not half bad!

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6 Responses to Ten sure fire ways to tell we are getting older!

  1. Sheila H says:

    You really started a trip down memory lane! Have you had one of those “been there, done that” moment? Then you realize because we are older, we really are wiser & wouldn’t go there again……but, here we go again? Younger people think that just because it is them & not us, it will go better this time.
    I saw a show the other day that was highlighting special shopping experiences. For instance, a store that offers these wonderful, good for the environment, adorable print patterned “cloth diapers”. Really??? What a great new idea!??

    • Hi, Sheila! Good to hear from you! So many things have changed over the years, we could go on and on. I must admit when my daughter was born (43 yrs ago) I used the only disposable diapers they had at the time, Pampers. Not many sizes either, hers came up under her arms and I had to cut them down! LOL I will be curious to know how these new cloth ones sell. I remember my Mom telling me about a “diaper service” that use to come by once a week. I’ll bet all the Moms were holding their breath waiting to them to come!
      Thanks so much for your comment and I hope you will visit again!
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  2. annonces tunisie says:

    every one can figure out when he getting older and i think all point you have mentioned are tottaly true and this subject is very sad for many people but we have to keep positive, productive and don’t think this will be our major problem
    thank you very much for sharing this article 😉

  3. Liz says:

    Hey Barbara!

    Great post! Great bits of humor. I love it!

    I’ll counteract it with tips to feel young and stay sharp! 🙂


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