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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Friday, April 13, 2012

Fun Friday - with a little help from my friends!!!

Another year has passed and we're all a little older.
Last summer felt hotter and winter seems much colder.

There was a time not long ago when life was quite a blast.
Now I fully understand about 'Living in the Past'

We used to go to weddings, football games and lunches.
Now we go to funeral homes, and after-funeral brunches.

We used to have hangovers, from parties that were gay.
Now we suffer body aches and while the night away.

We used to go out dining, and couldn't get our fill.
Now we ask for doggie bags, come home and take a pill.

We used to go to nightclubs and drink a little booze.
Now we stay home at night and watch the evening news.

That, my friend is how life is and now my tale is told.

So, enjoy each day and live it up... before you're too damned old!

I have been in many places, but I've never been in Cahoots.
Apparently, you can't go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone.

I've also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there.

I have, however, been in Sane. They don't have an airport; you have to be driven there. I have made several trips there, thanks to my friends, family and work.

I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump, and I'm not too much on physical activity anymore.

I have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go, and I try not to visit there too often.

I've been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm.

Sometimes I'm in Capable, and I go there more often as I'm getting older.

One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense! It really gets the adrenalin flowing and pumps up the old heart! At my age I need all the stimuli I can get!

I may have been in Continent, and I don't remember what country I was in.

It's an age thing.

Here is a riddle for you:

You give someone a $1. You are this person's brother. The person is not your brother.
Who is it?




Life is too short for negative drama & petty things. So laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly! From one unstable person to another... I hope everyone is happy in your head - we're all doing pretty good in mine!




Rhonda said...

Quick snap here, just wanted to say you're the best....thank you for always visiting my blog and commenting....enjoyed your postings those old ladies...are they not the funniest?

Nancy Claeys said...

Loved all of your "old age" wisdoms. So true!

And I want that pull weeds sign for my back door. Only, I don't have a bell. :)

Janie Fox said...

I loved these!!

Crystal Mary said...

This is all so good..Especially the old lady and the wine. I didn't get who the person who wasn't the brother was???

Debbie said...

You started my Friday the 13th off with a snicker. It's bound to be a good day hereafter.

And the riddle: It's your sister. Right?

Sandra said...

i am painting that sign to stick in our front yard. weeds be gone. i love every single one of these today, perhaps because i can relate to them. the thing is all of these are true and all are funny. keep laughing is my motto and yours to

Granny Annie said...

I only know that I am my brother's sister:) Fridays are always great around here Sandie, even Friday the 13th:)

jack69 said...

I' m with Granny Annie!
I loved the post, I am not usually up this early, but I am and I have already had my morning chuckles.
I do love the sign, 'Pull Weeds'.


These are all so so good!!!! I like the old lady talking to the wine best. I must remember to use that one on Bud next time. Just to see his expression.

I have an award waiting for you

Have a great day.

Changes in the wind said...

That getting old hit close to home because it is so true:) I think that brother of mine is "Uncle Sam". Love the sign on the front door..think I may get one of my own.

Jim said...

Hi Sandie ~~ I like the week puller sign. When I was in the Army doing basic training all of us recruits pulled the weeds and topped the grass. I never saw a lawn mower the whole time, just rows and rows of troups squatted down making their way across the grass triming it by hand.

The person getting the dollar is the sister. My sister made a killing off me, her five-year-older brother.

Jill said...

These are so funny! You have a marvelous Friday, my friend!

Jeanie said...

Thanks for the "woo hoo, it's Friday" laughs. You have made it an even better day.

Gloria Hood said...

This was awesome!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

What's the answer to the riddle? Did I miss it or does the answer come tomorrow?

Remington said...

Thanks for the smile, my friend! Have a fun weekend!

Remington said...

Thanks for the smile, my friend! Have a fun weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

pulling weeds. ha ha. :) i'd pay my sis a $1 to pull weeds. :)

andy said...

OK the old married couple with the wine isa funny!!! Have a great weekend

barbara l. hale said...

Thanks for the chuckles!

Lynn said...

lol at the wine story. :) What's the answer to the riddle???

Ginny said...

Funny stuff today! Hey, the brother riddle, I can't figure it out, you have to tell us!!! Oh wait, I know, it is your sister!!

SweetMarie said...

Good stuff Sandie! Thanks for the chuckles! Pull weeds is a good one. Is sister the answer? :)

Stella said...

Love all you aging funnies. Actually it's not just funny it is all true as my biggest delight in life in the winter is to sit home and watch the fire burn. Have a good weekend.

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

Haven't been by in a while.... been working on a project deadline and now that it's done, I can PLAY again!

Enjoyed my visit.... you always have lots to chuckle over and think about!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Very good! I have no clue about the riddle! Hope you're having a nice day!

Nezzy said...

Gotta be your sister!!!

Your sign reminds me of one of mine, it says...Don't just stand there...pull weeds!!!

I love visitin' ya and I adore the laughter!!!

God bless ya and have yourself a magnificent weekend sweetie!!! :o)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Love the riddle.... Sister, huh?????? Cute one.

Love that sign about pulling weeds also... I need that one.

Have a great weekend.

Angela said...

Great Friday Funnies Sandie!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Eva Ason said...

I love your Friday funnies, cheered me up today!
Have a lovely day my friend!


Pat MacKenzie said...

I love the old people jokes and stories - maybe because I can relate to them better now!!! Have a happy Friday the 13th.

SavannahGranny said...

You are so funny. We all need to laugh and you do an excellant job of providing laughs.
You are giving the money to your sister.
Hugs, Ginger said...

I am still laughing at your blog . The old folks jokes are right on. Pat is right because we can relate to them. Yikes. What does that say of us old birds.

Happy Friday.

Thanks for coming to my blog and commenting.

That corgi :) said...

LOL with the lady and the wine :) Too funny!! Have a great weekend!!


Grandma Bonnie said...

First off I forgot it was Friday thanks for reminding me. I had to think a minute before I relized the sister is who got the dollar. I need your pull the weeds sign. I hope you have a great weekend.

A Quiet Corner said...

Ah's Friday and we all have two days off all! I might just dip into the wine this weekend!...:)JP

Belle said...

Love the poem about getting old as well as everything else. Have a lovely weekend, Sandie.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Gotta get me a "pull weeds" sign-love it! Happy Weekend:@)

Paula said...

Lots of good funnies here. I need one of those weed signs too.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

"It's me, talking to the wine." THANKS for the best laugh I've had in a while...thanks!

Ann said...

I love that sign and since I could use some help with all the weeding that needs done here I need one of those :)
Have a great weekend.

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Your blog always cheers me up. No matter what awful thing is going on, I can come here and laugh out loud. "It's me ... talking to the wine." Priceless!

Life 101 said...

What a hoot. Great post.

Mevely317 said...

Hiiiii Sandie! I SO enjoy seeing what you've up your sleeve each Friday. :)
Earlier today, I caught myself getting stressed and stepped outside with the wonder-phone to read your post....
All better!
Have a fabulous weekend@

Retired English Teacher said...

Fun post. Where do you find these things????

Donna K. Weaver said...

lol You're really feeling it today, aren't you? Love that pull weeds sign. I'm so stealing it. =D

Pondside said...

Thanks for the Friday laughs!

Annesphamily said...

Hi Sandie! It is good to visit you here. I always have good intentions of visiting and then I get to a few blogs and start reading posts and...time gets way! Sigh!
Hope Easter was beautiful for you and yours. Love and Hugs Anne

Susan said...

Oh Sandie....That was a super post. So many good things. I even liked the little chickies. Thanks for finding such cute things. Loved the donkey in the flowers header, too. Susan

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Thank you for the smiles!
Happy Weekend!

forgetmenot said...

Sandie, Can't help but have a smile on my face--funny stuff!!!! The days (make that years) do pass quickly. Have a great weekend--enjoy every moment. Mickie ;)

BlueShell said...

...:My sister????

I loved the one talking to the wine..hahahahah

This is so funny!

I am happy...

Sallie ( said...

;>))). Thanks for your Friday funnys, as always.

Catherine said...

You are always good to start the weekend off with a laugh!!

Wishing you a happy weekend Sandie!
xo Catherine

Cranberry Morning said...

Good grief, do you know how far I had to scroll down to post a comment?? You've got a lot of readers, friend!!! :-) I got SUCH a kick out of that first photo and text. I had to share it with my husband. SO FUNNY.

Have a great weekend. The Titanic goes down on ABC tonight. (sent from my husband's computer. mine is STILL not up and running. Grrrr.)

Thisisme. said...

Having had my 65th birthday on Friday, I can so relate to this post and getting older !! Still , as long as we can still be silly . That's the main thing!! xx

Betty Manousos said...

these are all so funny!

great stuff on "old age" sayings.

thanks for the chuckles.


Sharon said...

Just caught up on all your recent posts. Wow, looks like you had some fun last week! Loved all the photos. GS is beginning to look so grown-up. Isn't it funny how they start to lose that "little boy" look?!

Always love your stuff about old(er) age. Not that I can relate or anything...

And, the answer to the riddle: Your sister. are both monks, so he's your "brother" but not your actual brother??

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a fun post. Thanks for the laughs. Hope your having a Happy Sundday. Love, Debby

The Brown Recluse said...

Must be the sister...but I had to think a minute.

I loved that in cahoots/cognito/sane thing...I wish I'd wrote it! hahaha

I made a very sinful looking ice cream cone.

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