Ode to Older People  

sexyldy1000 65F  
10305 posts
1/5/2021 11:33 am
Ode to Older People




Older people are easy spot at sporting events. During the playing of the National Anthem, they remove their caps, stand proudly at attention and sing loudly without embarrassment. They know the words and believe them.

Older people remember the Great Depression, World War II, Pearl Harbour, Normandy and ration stamps.

If you bump into an older person on the sidewalk, they will apologize first.

If you pass an older person on the street, a man will tip his hat in greeting a lady and will say, "Ladies first".

Older people will hold the door open for others to enter first and wait till everyone else has passed through.

Older people get embarrassed when others curse in front of women and and dislike that language used on television or in movies.

Older people are proud to state their age and make sure they receive their 'senior discounts'.

Older people dress for comfort and don't worry about fashion trends.

Older people seldom brag unless it's about their or grandchildren.

Older people should be valued, appreciated and taken care of whenever they need a hand.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
1/5/2021 11:44 am

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Paulxx001 65M  
22616 posts
1/5/2021 1:00 pm

I'm old.
But I guess I'm just not old enough.
At least not old enough to be taken care of.

I could use a hand though...
I'll come back.😶


Tmptrzz 59F  
107033 posts
1/5/2021 2:30 pm

Such a great blog and so very true, I hope your day is treating you well..

Seduce the mind and see what a wonderful adventure the body will take you on..


AzinQueen69 61M/49F

1/5/2021 2:40 pm

Very nice.


redrockrascal 63M  
23580 posts
1/5/2021 4:16 pm

Old age and treachery will always beat youth and exuberance.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


lonlyforlove2 79M  
32704 posts
1/5/2021 6:21 pm

It is just a showing of the respect for life we have developed by being allowed to get "older" some day I might consider my self old but got a lot of life to go through first.. right now just a bit older!! I hope you enjoy your day, be safe.

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sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
1/5/2021 8:09 pm

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    I'm old.
    But I guess I'm just not old enough.
    At least not old enough to be taken care of.

    I could use a hand though...
    I'll come back.😶
I have met people whose chronological age was much younger but they seemed 'old' and conversely, those who would be considered 'advanced in age' but could run circles around most. No doubt there are many who would offer you a hand if you asked


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
1/5/2021 8:13 pm

    Quoting  :

Great attitude! I laugh at the ones who send out 'form letters' hoping 'someone' will respond.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
1/5/2021 8:15 pm

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    Such a great blog and so very true, I hope your day is treating you well..
I saw it posted elsewhere and enhanced it. Keep safe. Keep smiling!


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
1/5/2021 8:18 pm

    Quoting  :

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. You raise some valid points. Recently, I was pleasantly surprised when out walking my dog and an 'older' gentleman tipped his hat and said, 'Ladies first' to let us pass. That put a smile on my face for the rest of the day


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
1/5/2021 8:19 pm

Thanks for stopping by to read my post. Perhaps you will do so again. Keep safe!


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
1/5/2021 8:20 pm

    Quoting redrockrascal:
    Old age and treachery will always beat youth and exuberance.
'treachery'? That seems a little strong. Life experience counts for a lot


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
1/5/2021 8:25 pm

    Quoting lonlyforlove2:
    It is just a showing of the respect for life we have developed by being allowed to get "older" some day I might consider my self old but got a lot of life to go through first.. right now just a bit older!! I hope you enjoy your day, be safe.
So nice to see you dropping by . I also like this quote by David Bowie, "Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been". Cheers to a happy, healthy and safe 2021 for everyone!


ULIXBIG 67M  
9288 posts
1/5/2021 9:16 pm

Older people are cool!


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
1/5/2021 10:11 pm

    Quoting ULIXBIG:
    Older people are cool!
Yes, they certainly are!


easyrider4008 65M  
2563 posts
1/7/2021 2:06 am

Age has some benefits, most people will mellow a bit and have more respect for the world they live in, not all of course!


Solfan55 67M
500 posts
1/7/2021 7:26 am

I find that a lot of people are surprised when I hold the door open for them. I do find it annoying when the few don't have the common decency to say thank you. My response to that is always a loud "you're welcome"!

Stay safe sexyldy!


p1947q 75M  
140 posts
1/7/2021 11:00 am

Great Blog as usual
One line may have to be updated some time because I am old, but not old enough to have remembered these the Great Depression, World War II, Pearl Harbour, Normandy and ration stamps.
I do remember when you picked up the telephone handset the operator would ask you what number you were trying to reach, or give you the time and/or the weather if you asked; I remember my great grandmother telling me about taking water to the Confederate troops encamped on the street in front of her house during the Battle of Antietam and so many more memories of my childhood. And I wouldn't want to give them up for anything.

I was chatting with a friend on here about young pups and old dogs and I opined that (1) you can teach an old dog new tricks, and, (2) some of us have actually experimented with some of those new tricks. To which she responded "And as to having new tricks...I will choose an old dog any time -
More patience and more experience" - So, yes, I am proud to be an old dog


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
1/7/2021 11:26 am

    Quoting easyrider4008:
    Age has some benefits, most people will mellow a bit and have more respect for the world they live in, not all of course!
Often life experiences will temper perspective and patience.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
1/7/2021 11:31 am

    Quoting Solfan55:
    I find that a lot of people are surprised when I hold the door open for them. I do find it annoying when the few don't have the common decency to say thank you. My response to that is always a loud "you're welcome"!

    Stay safe sexyldy!
As a transit user, I often see women giving up their seats to someone who needs it. A ‘gentleman’ will always receive my notice and appreciation’. Staying safe is the only option.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
1/7/2021 11:58 am

    Quoting p1947q:
    Great Blog as usual
    One line may have to be updated some time because I am old, but not old enough to have remembered these the Great Depression, World War II, Pearl Harbour, Normandy and ration stamps.
    I do remember when you picked up the telephone handset the operator would ask you what number you were trying to reach, or give you the time and/or the weather if you asked; I remember my great grandmother telling me about taking water to the Confederate troops encamped on the street in front of her house during the Battle of Antietam and so many more memories of my childhood. And I wouldn't want to give them up for anything.

    I was chatting with a friend on here about young pups and old dogs and I opined that (1) you can teach an old dog new tricks, and, (2) some of us have actually experimented with some of those new tricks. To which she responded "And as to having new tricks...I will choose an old dog any time -
    More patience and more experience" - So, yes, I am proud to be an old dog
So nice to see you dropping by! Cheers 🥂 to a happy, healthy and safe 2021 for everyone!
Time gives us the opportunity to reflect on our past and those that came before us. What hit me hard recently was speaking to my Mother’s last and youngest remaining sibling who is not giving up but has had enough.


trixietrixster 54F  
3125 posts
1/18/2021 2:32 pm

Always sharing great information with us - thank you! That must have been kewl to have some dude tip his hat at you!

In Luv, Lite, Laffter ...


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
1/18/2021 3:03 pm

    Quoting trixietrixster:
    Always sharing great information with us - thank you! That must have been kewl to have some dude tip his hat at you!
Thank you 🙏. I enjoy sharing an assortment of things on here. And yes, I probably was blushing at the chivalry of that random gentleman.


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