A Happy Senior Citizen

Having reached the 'venerable' age of sixty and loving it, I thought I would get some other ladies and gents to share their thoughts with me. I am from New Delhi, a retired stockbroker and suddenly I am a senior citizen!!.

I don't remember getting older - but the world seems to enjoy reminding me of that fact in various ways. I remember thinking that anyone over the age of 50 really was an old fogey and then the age become sixty and now it is 90 years old.

I enjoy swimming, going to the gym, dancing and wearing jeans and tee-shirts. But then so do all my friends. Our bones do creak when we get up suddenly, and now we look for shoes that are comfortable rather than smart. Our pants have to adjust to growing paunches, our hips - well we really wish we could ignore their growing size - but they seem to have a will of their own.

But aside from all that - what are the advantages of reaching here ?

Our homes run efficiently - years of practice - of course.

Our grandchildren are our main stress busters - at least we dont have to worry about them full time.

We can leave home to see a film whenever we want to.

We can go away for a holiday at a short notice.

And above all - we have friends who have been with us for years - they are the joy of our lives.

Oh and I forgot - very important - the children are beginning to realise that we are not really as foolish as they thought we were. We make great baby sitters, we cook good food and occasionally offer sensible advice !!!

What more do we need.

Welcome to the glorious sixties and beyond them !


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NightWalker said…
Hi Mridula,

I read this post of yours ... I think it's a few years old, but I wish to congratulate at being around at 60 and being there to see your grandchildren flourish. My mom, who is just 58 years was diagnosed with brain tumor 4-5 months ago. She is struggling everyday and since the type of tumor she has is largely untreatable and has the worst life expectancy (barely 3-6 months) of all brain tumors, we are expecting the worst to happen soon.

I wish my mom would stay to see my year and half old baby grow and study and marry.

Wish you and your family the best in life.

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