The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

April 6, 2013

LIFE BEHIND THE PINE CURTAIN: About Growing Older


Palestine Herald-Press

EDITOR’S NOTE: Life Behind the Pine Curtain is a series of anecdotes collected and edited by Herald-Press Publisher Gary Connor.



   Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

   The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me; I want people to know “why” I look this way. I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.

   When you realize your eye sight and your hearing start to fail and you feel exhausted at the end of the day and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.

   You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.

   I don't know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.

   One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it's such a nice change from being young.

   One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.

   Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.

   If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you're old.