June 29, 2018
Some people have memory lapses; some have senior moments; mine's just pure, natural "brain drag."
• You know you're shifting "age-gears" when you start liking old things better than new things. It starts young — by age 30, claim the Koffe Klutcher boys. The other day, they celebrated Cow Boy George's 90th birthday.
• Vic the Vet, always a straight of a shooter, sed: "George, you've got the teeth of a 20-year-old cow, one that's chewed a lot of rocks."
• "So, I'm just an old teenager," sighed George. "Aging ain't for the young; they don't have the patience to handle it."
• "Before smart phones," chimed in Uncle Herbie, "uh ... we useta have attention spans. I can blame senility. What's youth's excuse?"
• "And, when you're 'seasoned,'" added Ol' JD, "you know you flame easier and burn out faster — like firewood."
• "Keep saying it," sed Phil Osifer: "I'm not getting old. I'm not aging. I'm rustic!" Say it enuf times; maybe you'll start believing it.
• "The older you get, the faster time goes," grumbled Barn Bette, "along with your money and your mind."
• "The greatest thrill of a lifetime," noted Preacher, "comes afterwards." And that put an end to that conversation.
Jonathan Birdsong is a pen name for a Farm Progress editor.
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