Thursday, May 12, 2011

O. L. D.

Is it the grey hair, streaking across the top of my head?


Is it the ominous creaking when I get up or down?


Is it the children asking if I used a telegraph when I was little?

 And I can't believe they really thought I did.

So, why then do I suddenly feel old?

I did NOT get carded yesterday when buying wine for dinner tonight.

(Of course, that may have had something to do with the fact that the proprietor and I
were discussing the various merits of veal marsala and chicken marsala at the time...)


  1. Ha, I did get carded well into my thirties, and was indignant at the time. (Don't I look grown up yet?) Hope your marsala dinner came out well.

  2. I was 47 the last time I got carded while on a "daddy/daughter date". Since then I grew my beard out and clerks call me "sir". I don't know which is more disturbing. :)

  3. I was probably about 24 years old when I got carded for buying a rated-R movie. I thought the salesperson was joking.


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