Age Is Just A Number

It is said age is just a number and it is usually said by someone that has a lot of them.  I guess it is just one of the phases we all go through.  When you were a kid, you always made your age what it was going to be.  “I’m almost 7”.  Then, as you grew, the magic number was 21.  After that, as we put on more digits, we became a little more vague.  “I’m in my 30’s or 40’s.  You fill in the blank.  And finally, when we really start getting up there, we’re kids again.  “Do you know how old I am?  I’m almost 80”. It is now a badge of honor without an accompanying certificate of achievement.

This came to mind the other day when I received an email from a friend about aging.  At first read, I just thought it was just humorous.  Then I realized that it hit pretty close to home, humorous or not.  

1969: Long hair
2019: Longing for hair

1969: KEG
2019: EKG

1969: Acid Rock
2019: Acid reflux

1969: Moving to California because it’s cool
2019: Moving to Arizona because it ‘s warm

1969:Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
2019: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor

1969: Seeds and stems
2019: Roughage

1969: Hoping for a BMW
2019: Hoping for a BM

1969: Going to a new hip joint
2019: Receiving a new hip joint

1969: Rolling Stones
2019: Kidney stones

1969: Screw the system
2019: Upgrade the system

1969: Disco
2019 Costco

1960: Parents begging you to get your hair cut
2019: Children begging you to get their heads shaved

1969: Passing the drivers test
2019: Passing the vision test

1969: Whatever
2019: Depends

About oldmainer

I am a retired manager living in Southern Maine and a would be writer of poetry, narratives, short stories, and random opinions, and that's how Oldmainer was born. Recently, I decided to try an experiment. I added photography to the mix, using only a cheap cell phone with a limited camera and the editing software that came with it, and added the blog site Inklings at to showcase the results. So, feel free to use whatever you find interesting or worthy, but please honor the terms of my copyright when and if you do. They may not be much, but they are still a piece of me. I appreciate your checking me out and hope that you find something that will encourage a return visit. Thanks for stopping by.
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1 Response to Age Is Just A Number

  1. “Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor”
    Too funny!


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