Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

,CyOlder' Age Throws Up Fresh Challenges; Here's a Thought with Fay Owens

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

,CyOlder' Age Throws Up Fresh Challenges; Here's a Thought with Fay Owens

Article excerpt

TODAY is the oldest you've ever been, yet the youngest you'll ever be, so enjoy this day while it lasts.

Here are some observations on growing older.

Your kids are becoming you...and you don't like them...but your grandchildren are perfect!

Going out is good. Coming home is better!

When people say you look C[pounds sterling]GreatC[yen] Co they add C[pounds sterling]for your age!C[yen]

When you needed the discount, you paid full price. Now you get discounts on everything. Co movies, hotels, flights, but you're too tired to use them.

You forget names but it's okay because other people forgot they even knew you!

The five pounds you wanted to lose is now 15 and you have a better chance of losing your keys than the 15 pounds.

You realise you're never going to be really good at anything, especially golf.

Your spouse is counting on you to remember things you don't remember.

The things you used to care to do, you no longer care to do, but you really do care that you don't care to do them any more. …

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