• Would they have some knowledge or wise sage that they could share that would help us baby boomers better appreciate what is yet to come as we get along in years?
• Do they have a unique perspective that only comes after living six, seven or eight decades?
• What might we learn from them that could be applied now to make life just a little less daunting?
I discovered several interesting quotes from a few well known people that makes me think that we may lose our memory as we age, but it appears that we don't lose our sense of humor.
"Sometimes, when I look at my children, I say to myself, 'Lillian, you should have remained a virgin."
- Lillian Carter (mother of Jimmy Carter)
"We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress."
- Will Rogers
"Don't worry about avoiding temptation... as you grow older, it will surely avoid you."
- Winston Churchill
"Maybe it's true that life begins at 50... but everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out."
- Phyllis Diller
"Old age is fifteen years older than I am now."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Age in something that simple does not matter unless you are cheese."
- Billie Burke
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I beging each day with coffee and obituaries."
- Bill Cosby
"An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her."- Agatha Christie
And by far, this favorite one,...
"I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalog: 'Not good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.'"
- Eleanor Roosevelt