July 8, 2010

Today is my 66th birthday

I like getting older, it's so much better than the alternative. I've liked each of my birthdays. Never had a melt-down about turning 30, 40, 50, or 60.

"Signs of Getting Old.”
Author Unknown

My forgetter's getting better.
But my rememberer is broke,
To you that may sound funny,
But, to me, that is no joke.

For when I'm here, I'm wondering,
If instead I should be there,
And when I try to think it through,
I haven't got a prayer.

Oft times I walk into a room,
And say, 'what am I here for ?"
I wrack my brain, but all in vain,
A zero is my score.

At times I put something away,
Where it is safe, but gee,
The person it is safest from,
Is generally me.

When shopping I may see someone,
Say 'Hi' and have a chat,
Then, when the person walks away
I ask myself, "Who the hell was that ?"

Yes my forgetter's getting better,
While my rememberer is broke,
And it's driving me crazy,
And that isn't any joke.

Happy Birthday to Me.


  1. Happy Birthday Jan. I hope you have a wonderful birthday. And I agree, they get better every year!


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  3. LOL...I think I will repost this on my birthday.

    Hope today is the best day/birthday celebration ever!

  4. Happy Birthday!! They are only numbers---it really doesn't effect who we are or what we can do. I wouldn't go back to being 16 again. lol Have a great day!!

  5. Happy Birthday to YOU! laughed along with you at the poem, Thanks for sharing it.

  6. Just had to come by and wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jan. I had no idea yours fell on the same day as mine. It was really sweet of you to stop by and wish me birthday greetings also. May yours be a very happy one also. I need to stop by more often. I have missed visiting. A great day to you and a great weekend.
    An English Girl Rambles

  7. Happy birthday from another July baby! Mine was last Saturday. :)

    Hope you had a grand day!

    Sandy A

  8. Hope your day was Fabulous!!! Happy Birthday!

  9. I hope you had a wonderful day! Happy Birthday!

  10. Wishing you a happy belated birthday. Hope your day was great!

  11. Happy birthday to Yooooooouuu!!!!!! DH just turned 66 last week! I hope you have a wonderful day. I wholeheartedly agree on celebrating each one.

  12. I'm sure your family helped you have an awesome birthday! I've never minded getting older either, well, I did have a problem turning 21 or all ages, lol. But suddenly I realized my teenage years were over.


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