“A New Year's
resolution is something
that goes in one year and out the other.”
— Author Unknown
As the years pass ...
Old child care workers never die ...
It's just that you know you're getting on when ...
• Everything hurts — and what doesn't hurt,
• The gleam in your eyes is from the sun hitting your bifocals.
• You feel like the night before and you haven't been anywhere.
• Your little black book contains only names ending in M.D.
• You get winded playing chess.
• Your children begin to look middle aged.
• You join a health club and don't go.
• You begin to outlive enthusiasm.
• Your mind makes contracts your body can't meet
• You know all the answers, but nobody asks you the questions.
• You look forward to a dull evening.
• Your favourite part of the newspaper is "25 years ago today."
• Your knees buckle and your belt won't.
• You're 17 around the neck and 42 around the waist.
• You stop looking forward to your next birthday.
• Dialling long distance wears you out.
• Your back goes out more than you do.
• A fortune teller offers to read your face.
• You turn out the lights for economic reasons rather than romantic ones.
• You remember today, that yesterday was your wedding anniversary.
• You are startled the first time you are addressed as "Old Timer".
• You are burning the midnight oil anytime after 9:00 p.m.
• You sink your teeth into a steak and they stay there.
• Your pacemaker makes the garage door go up when you see a pretty girl walk by.
• You get your exercise acting as a pallbearer for your friends who exercised.
• You get too much room in the house and not enough room in the medicine cabinet.
• The best part of your day is over when the alarm goes off.
I Stand Alone
I stand alone,
I stand alone on this path to no where
Looking every which way for help
People see me for something i,m not
When I ask them for directions
They don't understand
So they turn their backs and walk away
I try to fallow them but can't catch up
So I then give up
And all hope is lost
I sit empty minded for as long as I can
And soon I can't take it anymore
I feel as though I don't belong
And I constantly think about if dying would be best
In that very same moment I change my mind
The figure came up and held out it's hand
Telling me it cares and that i'm not alone
I stand up strongly and give it a nod
It simply nods back
We walk away side by side
Watching eachothers backs
Through the long path in nowhere
© By Harrison Tobin
An optimist stays up until midnight
to see the new year in.
A pessimist stays up
to make sure the old year leaves.
— BILL VAUGHAN