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March 23, 2006

old kitty


There is a bullentin board on the wall in my Mother's apartment. I must have walked past that bullentin board a thousand times and never really looked at the things she has attached to it. Last night I had a few minutes while I was waiting for my mom to do something - I don't remember what exactly. Every thing she does takes her three times longer than it use to do. But on this eighty-three-year-old's woman's bullentin board was a very profound statement told by a children's fictional character. It kind of says it all and I am retelling it here for you. I did not see any copyright so I hope I am not stepping on anybody's toes.

The Cat In The Hat On Aging

I cannot see
I cannot pee
I cannot chew
I cannot screw
Oh, my God, what can I do?

My memory shrinks
My hearing stinks
No sense of smell
I look like hell
My mood is bad -- can you tell?

My body's drooping
Have trouble pooping
The Golden Years have come at last
The Golden Years can kiss my ass

Posted by roadapples at March 23, 2006 05:52 PM

That's what I want on my headstone - The Golden Years CAN KISS MY ASS!

Posted by: meg at March 23, 2006 08:42 PM

Tried to comment...

that's what I want on my headstone

The Golden Years CAN KISS MY ASS!

Posted by: meg at March 23, 2006 08:45 PM

In little tiny font it says...

"Your comment has been received. To protect against malicious comments, I have enabled a feature that allows your comments to be held for approval the first time you post a comment. I'll approve your comment when convenient; there is no need to re-post your comment."

OK, I see it now. I give up ;-)

Posted by: meg at March 23, 2006 08:47 PM

Sorry meg, but I had a good laugh when I saw the three posts. Would you like I should remove a couple?

Posted by: road apples [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 23, 2006 10:07 PM

i dunno what that's all about. i can chew just fine.

Posted by: kim [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 23, 2006 10:35 PM

Good ol' Dr. Seuss. Gives you your painful truth serum with such syrupy fun, makes you want to kick *his* ass.

He didn't write it? Oh, sorry then.

Never mind.


Posted by: Jennifer at March 24, 2006 02:15 PM

hahahahahahahahahahahahah you guys are a riot. I bet you could kick that cartoon cat's ass, Jen. He would be kind of like a wet paper bag, you think?

Posted by: road apples [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 24, 2006 03:24 PM

Well, I guess gettin' old beats the alternative huh? Heh. Here I come golden years!

Posted by: poopie at March 25, 2006 11:59 AM

amen jani

Posted by: road apples [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 25, 2006 05:29 PM

I got this in email last year, and I fully agree!

Posted by: kenju at March 26, 2006 06:39 PM

Well, I guess that might speak for one side of aging. And for some old age just might be that bad. But I prefer to look for what I can appreciate.

Posted by: Tim Rice at March 28, 2006 07:20 PM

I love your blog's look and all of the cool text boxes you use!

Posted by: jen at March 29, 2006 08:01 AM

I thought this was kind of fun and fits in with the thought of getting older.

Posted by: Sharon at March 29, 2006 08:21 PM

You're right Sharon, it did put things into perspective.

Posted by: road apples [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 29, 2006 09:16 PM

That's very witty!!! I wish I could've shown it to my grandpa. He would've laughed out lout reading this.

Posted by: Scribe at April 5, 2006 04:11 AM