Okay - some jokes about getting older...
40 Years of Marriage...
A married couple in their early 60s were celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary in a quiet, romantic little restaurant. Suddenly, a tiny yet beautiful fairy appeared on their table. She said, "For being being such an exemplary married couple and for being loving to each other for all this time, I will grant you each a wish."
The wife answered, "I want to travel around the world with my darling husband!" The fairy waved her wand and - poof! - two tickets for the Queen Mary II appeared in their hands.
The husband thought for a moment and said, "This is all very romantic but an opportunity like this will never come again. I'm sorry my love, but my wish is to have a wife 30 years younger than me." The wife and the fairy were deeply disappointed, but a wish is a wish, so the fairy waved her magic wand and - poof! - the husband became 92 years old.
The moral of this story: Men who are ungrateful should remember that fairies are female!
I borrowed this joke from Lazy Days and Sundays.
Happy Birthday to Delta Burke - wikipedia
Ever since the early 1990s, Burke's weight has been a subject of discussion in the tabloid press. In reality, her struggles with weight, depression, and eating disorders stretch back to her pageant days in the early 1970s. She became a much-parodied figure in the press due to her seesawing weight, including a skit on Saturday Night Live, wherein Leon Phelps from The Ladies Man has a sexual fixation on her. In 1989, Burke asked Thomason to write an episode addressing her weight. The episode, "They Shoot Fat Women, Don't They?", had Suzanne Sugarbaker going to her 15-year high school reunion and getting her feelings hurt after hearing disparaging remarks about her weight. This episode is said to have earned Burke her first Emmy nomination as Best Actress. She earned a second nomination the following year.
Burke recently lost about 60 pounds, due to her nearly 10-year battle with type-2 diabetes. She says she plans to keep on losing weight to remain healthy, as well as to improve her prospects for playing "Truvy" in the Broadway production of Steel Magnolias; a role that required her to be more slender.
Good for her! I'm proud of you!