The Lighter Side of Aging – Quotes and Ponderables About Getting Older

By on February 27, 2012

Everyone is getting older at the same rate… some of us just got started sooner. Today’s QUOTES and PONDERABLES provide humorous reflections on aging from baseball legend, Satchel Paige, to a fiery red-headed lady who slammed full speed onto the TV airwaves in 1947 at age 54.

The Fiery and Controversial Ms. Fuldheim

Age is a matter of mind over matter

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“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?”  ~Satchel Paige

Have you been considering plastic surgery?

When it comes to staying young, a mind-lift beats a face-lift any day.  ~Marty Bucella

Ahh, those pesky kids

“Youth is a disease from which we all recover.”  ~Dorothy Fulheim

In praise and appreciation of the old

“Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.”  ~Quoted by Francis Bacon, Apothegm

Aging – journey from the sublime to the ridiculous

“When I was young I was called a rugged individualist. When I was in my fifties I was considered eccentric. Here I am doing and saying the same things I did then and I’m labeled senile.” ~ George Burns

“I don’t get no respect”

“There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age – I missed it coming and going.” ~ J.B. Priestley

Did you expect a quote from Rodney Dangerfield. My apologies to those under 45 who have no idea who Rodney Dangerfield was.

Hope you enjoyed the sentiments!

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Jeopardy Answers:

Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige (1906-1982) – Pitcher and American League legend in his own lifetime. Began his rookie year at age 42 and was the first Negro League player inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Marty Bucella – New York cartoonist and illustrator. Follow link in Marty’s name to his Cartoon Store!

Dorothy Fulheim (1893-1989) – first female news-anchor, journalist, and commentator. Her reputation matched her fiery red hair. If you have the time read the Wikipedia entry linked to her name. Ms. Fuldheim was quite the gal and was not above throwing an author’s book at him on air!

Francis Bacon (1561-1626) – an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, lawyer, jurist, author and pioneer of the scientific method. How did folks manage to do so much way back when?

George Burns (Nathan Birnbaum) (1896-1996) – Are you kidding? If you don’t know who George Burns was you’re too young to read this piece! “Good night, Gracie.”

J.B. Priestley (1894-1984) – an English novelist, playwright and broadcaster. By the age of 30 he had established a reputation as a humorous writer and critic.


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About Lynn Baber

Lynn Baber is a Christian writer who shares simple messages of faith over fear by reducing complex issues into simple either/or choices. Lessons learned throughout her forty year career as a business consultant, motivational speaker, and World and National Champion horse breeder, trainer, and judge, are shared in print, in person, and in the round pen working with troubled horses. Read more on her blog, Simple truth - Simple Faith: Follow her ministry message on Amazing Grays Ministry:

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The Lighter Side of Aging – Quotes and Ponderables About Getting Older