Aging Baby Boomers reflections on life!

Do you like to celebrate New Year's Eve or like many aging baby boomers do you go into reflection mode like I do?  I try really hard not to but I always do. 

I start to think of happier times when all the family was around me, now they are either scattered across the globe or as with Mum and Dad gone to a far better place but I still feel their loss.  I guess you always do.

I don't tend to go for a rave any longer on New Year's Eve usually just a nice meal with a good bottle of wine and then settle down to either watch a good film or whatever's on the tele.

If there is something that holds my attention until midnight I watch the celebrations on the television and see and hear the fireworks going off locally.  By 12.30 a.m. it's all over and life will go on much the same if we're lucky.   I guess that's a sign I'm growing old! Do I hear ........... Bah Humbug?

It's lucky I have some daft friends that are aging baby boomers too that send me lots of jokes about this growing old business.  The following email dropped into my inbox and it certainly made me smile so I thought I would share it with you.


For all aging baby boomers of a certain age!

Because only they will have the maturity to relate to  these  so if it makes you smile  Welcome to the  Club!



1966 : Long hair

Long Hair Hippy

2013 : Longing for hair

Bald head

1966: Keg of Beer

keg of beer

2013: ECG

ECG

1966: Acid rock

acid rock band

2013 : Acid reflux

acid reflux


1966 : Trying to look like  Liz Taylor or Marlon Brando



Liz Taylor
Marlon Brando

2013:   Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando  or Liz Taylor


old Marlon Brando
old Elizabeth Taylor

1966: Seeds and stems

seeds and stems

2013: Roughage


vegtable roughage

1966: Going to a New Hip joint

Popular night club

2013:Receiving a new hip joint

new hip joint

1966: Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones

2013: Kidney Stones 

Lady with kidney stones

1966: Screw the system

rebelling teenager

2013: Upgrade the system

computer upgrade

1966: Passing the drivers' test

young man passed his driving test

2013: Passing the vision test

eye test chart

1966: Whatever

2013: Depends


Just in case you weren't feeling too old today, this will certainly change things.

The people who started university this year were born in 1994 - perhaps that's your Grandaughter or Grandson! 

young lady

They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up.

space shuttle

aids symbol

Their lifetime has always included AIDS.


Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic.


bottle caps

CD

The CD was introduced 5 years before they were born.


They have always had an answering machine


telephone answering machine

chocolate remote control

They cannot fathom not having a remote control.



Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.


popcorn

Jaws


They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.



They do not care who shot J. R. and have no idea who J. R. even is.


JR

original typewriter

They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.



Do you feel old yet?  Notice the larger type, that's for those of you who have trouble reading...

pair of spectacles

Remember Growing old is a privilege denied many

live life to the full and enjoy every minute!



If you enjoyed this you'll like the rest

Retirement Humour on Aging and Technology

Retirement Humour II - Humour on our aging bodies

Old Age Jokes and Quotes

Aging Babyboomers Take a Trip down Memory Lane

Babyboomers-Remember - Food in the 1950's

Babyboomers-Remember Part II - take the babyboomers quiz

Babyboomers-memories- Guess this Grandma's Age

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