Grey Mare

oldgreymare_menuCount your candles and see if you qualify for today’s National Holiday.  It’s National Senior Citizens Day! Today’s holiday bears the signature of President Ronald Reagan, the call number Proclamation 5847, and celebrates the contributions of our elders.

The old grey mare ain’t what she used to be, 60’s the new 50 and in some cases the new 40.  Senior citizens are poppin’ and not just because they have their own holiday.  Between Yoga, technology, AARP, plastic surgery and going vegan, the aged are limber, educated, wealthy, and enjoying life more than a few 20 somethings I know.  So, take today to celebrate the 60, 70, 80, and 90, somethings you know and if you’re planning to follow in their footsteps, you should probably take a couple notes. Even if they aren’t living like Jada Pinkett Smith’s mother, they have covered ground you have yet to see. Taking their advice can make your roads straighter and less bumpy and if you’ve already made a mess of things, I’m sure they know a great clean up crew.  Be wise, be well, and…


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