Alice, one of our members at the Rainier Senior Center, brought in this funny article and shared it with some of us yesterday. She sent it to me, so I could post it on our blog to share with anyone who missed it yesterday. I laughed so hard I cried. Thank you, Alice!
Yesterday my daughter e-mailed me again,
asking why I didn't do something useful with my
“Like, me sitting around the pool and
drinking wine is not a good thing?” I
My "doing-something-useful" seems to be her
favorite topic of conversation.
She was "only thinking of me", she said and
suggested that I go down to the Senior Center and join
I did this and when I got home last night, I
decided to play a prank on her.
I e-mailed her and told her that I had
joined a Parachute Club.
She replied, "Mother, are you nuts? You are
78 years old and now you're going to start jumping out of
I told her that I even got a Membership Card
and e-mailed a copy to her.
She immediately telephoned me and yelled,
"Good grief, Mom, where are your glasses?! This is a Membership to
a Prostitute Club, not a Parachute
I calmly replied, "Oh my, I think I'm in
real trouble then, because I signed up for five jumps a
The line went quiet and her friend picked up
the phone and said that my daughter had
Life as a Senior Citizen is not getting any
easier, but sometimes it can be real fun.
Just because you're "Young" doesn't
that you can outsmart an "old
Don't make old people mad. We don't like
being old in the first place, so it doesn't
take much to tick us off.