I’m “Retiring” NOT Croaking

Okay, listen up because I’m not going to repeat this again.

Ever since I notified people…friends and business associates…that I was going to retire from my present position and “cut back” on my time working to better enjoy my future time and my family, people have written and talked to me as though they should get a back-hoe and start digging a hole in the ground.

Knock it OFF!!!…(the talk, not ME!

That said, I have pulled together a few tidbits to help you giggle at my prior announcement and possibly help you think about where you are going as well.

Here they are….enjoy!

SERENITY Just before the funeral services, the undertaker came up to the very elderly widow and asked,
‘How old was your husband?’ ’98,’ she replied.
‘Two years older than me’
‘So you’re 96,’ the undertaker commented.
She responded, ‘Hardly worth going home, is it?
Reporters interviewing a 104-year-old woman:
‘And what do you think is the best thing
About being 104?’ the reporter asked.
She simply replied, ‘No peer pressure.’
The nice thing about being senile is
You can hide your own Easter eggs.
I’ve sure gotten old!  
I’ve had two bypass surgeries, a hip replacement,
New knees, fought prostate cancer and diabetes
I’m half blind,
Can’t hear anything quieter than a jet engine,
Take 40 different medications that
Make me dizzy, winded, and subject to blackouts.
Have bouts with dementia .
Have poor circulation;
Hardly feel my hands and feet anymore.
Can’t remember if I’m 85 or 92.
Have lost all my friends. But, thank God,
I still have my driver’s license.
I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape,
So I got my doctor’s permission to
Join a fitness club and start exercising.
I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors.
I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour. But, by the time I got my leotards on, the class was over.

-0-My memory’s not as sharp as it used to be.
Also, my memory’s not as sharp as it used to be.
Know how to prevent sagging?  Just eat till the wrinkles fill out.
It’s scary when you start making the same noises
As your coffee maker.
These days about half the stuff in my shopping cart says,
‘ For fast relief.’
Grant me the senility to forget the people
I never liked anyway,
The good fortune to run into the ones I do, and
The eyesight to tell the difference. 

Now then, are you Happy?

My wonderful wife Jolaine and I are not headed for the last roundup, we’re headed for the open trail and I would like to wish all you readers of my blog the same.  Enjoy what you have, where you’ve been and what you’ve learned.  No one can take that away from you.

Little Joe

About little joe

Born on the Midwest Plains...and live the same way. Enjoyed a small town upbringing and a big city career. Value small town ethics and the big city opportunity. Write from the heart while wearing a smile. and enjoy all that's around me
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