Some think that anyone over 70 is ready for the grave, but we still have a lot to offer.  About one third of U.S. Senators are over 70 – nice part time job for a retiree – but I digress.  I was referring to the average Joe over 70 who has something worthwhile to contribute to society.

We might look at age as something way off in the distance – not pertaining to us – something our parents and grandparents are – until time catches up with us and we’re part of that generation.  The benefits for seniors includes discounts at various venues, getting offered a seat on the bus (sometimes,) they get to know their doctors personally and they get to collect the unemployment benefits that were taken out of their pay checks every day of their working lives.  Isn’t that special?

You’re often considered useless, because you’re physically wearing out and your mind isn’t as sharp as it used to be.  You don’t grasp technology and still use basic math skills to make change or balance a check book.  You grew up saving everything only to be living in a disposable society.

As a golden ager, I wish to say that I am not dead yet.  I still have a brain and a body that works most of the time.  I can still work with young folks that could easily be my children and keep up with them.  I have years of wisdom stored up in my pea sized brain and tons of experience in child rearing, teaching, encouraging, using my writing to reach peoples’ hearts and a whole lot more.

Today is Senior Citizens Day.  Take a moment to realize that the older generation can be a wellspring of knowledge, wisdom and love. if we let them.  Now if that isn’t enough, it’s also National Poet’s Day, so I’ll close by saying:

It’s time for me to celebrate,

I think I’ll try to eat a steak,

I hope that my false teeth don’t break!



As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
This entry was posted in aging, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

12 Responses to BIZARRE HOLIDAYS

  1. I think today was national ice tea day…
    believe it or not, this southerner isn’t that much of a fan…hot tea, yes….iced tea, not so much

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I am so glad senior citizens still contribute. There is so much wisdom they have to share…as evidenced by this post! Love this Kathy….and I am getting closer to that category every day! In fact some places say I am :)!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. You are an inspiration, dear Kathy!! 💜💜

    Liked by 1 person

  4. hatrack4 says:

    What I find bizarre is that once retired, every day is like every other. The holidays and Sundays are the days that you do not receive mail. But we tend to celebrate more of the bizarre holidays, like “Talk like a Pirate Day” and “Tell an old joke day”.

    It is just one of those WHY NOT? kind of things, I guess.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s