SUMMER IN FORT LAUDERDALE PART 7   Leave a comment

I love old people but I don’t understand them!!  LOL  Gateway had their First Annual Health Fair and Carnival this past week. The previous Sunday they had a monthly ice cream social.

The Friday before that it was movie night and guess what they served? Yes, popcorn but also ice cream, fudge brownies, chocolate syrup, sprinkles and cherries!

The Wednesday before that at the General Assembly meeting they served Dunkin’ Donuts! And at today’s General Assembly meeting once again donuts and muffins!

Should I even get into what was served at the HEALTH Fair? How about hot dogs and hamburgers with sides of relish, sauerkraut and potato salad? Oh yes, popcorn and snow cones. With all the above I am wondering where the health part comes in and why are they serving  this stuff to old, mostly fat, mostly ill people with heart problems?!?!? By the way in case anyone cares I DID NOT partake of any of the foods! (See that halo above my head? NO, I didn’t either!)

Summertime? South Florida? Hot weather? Seniors? TIME TO EAT!!! Anytime a business wants old people to show up all they have to advertise is “Free Food” and the crowds sign up!

  I may have to bring up that in the future we serve fresh fruit but then again do I want 300 angry seniors after me?

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“There is a land of the living

and a land of the dead,

and the bridge is love.”

                                                           Thorton Wilder 

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You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old. ~George Burns

What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy. ~Voltaire

You can’t turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again. ~Bonnie Prudden

The trick is growing up without growing old. ~Casey Stengel

It takes about ten years to get used to how old you are. ~Quoted by Raymond A. Michel in The Leaf

The answer to old age is to keep one’s mind busy and to go on with one’s life as if it were interminable. I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when he was dying of tuberculosis. ~Leon Edel

The older you get the stronger the wind gets – and it’s always in your face. ~Jack Nicklaus

You’re only as young as the last time you changed your mind. ~Timothy Leary

It takes a long time to become young. ~Pablo Picasso

The problem with beauty is that it’s like being born rich and getting poorer. ~Joan Collins

I never dared be radical when young
For fear it would make me conservative when old.
~Robert Frost

The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of the blood. ~Logan Pearsall Smith

Our bodies are the burial grounds of dead time. ~T.A. Sachs

Middle age is when your classmates are so gray and wrinkled and bald they don’t recognize you ~Bennett Cerf

I am old enough to see how little I have done in so much time, and how much I have to do in so little. ~Sheila Kaye-Smith

There is always some specific moment when we realize our youth is gone; but years after, we know it was much later. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook , 1960

When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age. ~Victor Hugo

Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to. ~Bill Vaughn

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country. ~Kurt Vonnegut

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Posted August 20, 2013 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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