16 December 2013

Ageing

As I have got to get back to decorating the marble hallway, grand staircase and spacious landing of Pudding Towers, all I have for you today is this funny picture that I just found on the internet. Behind our chuckles and smiles, there is always some psychology. Here, the old lady is cocking a snook at health advice - proving that the doom-laden "smoking kills" warnings clearly didn't apply to her. She's also blasé about the special occasion - as if to say, "Screw you suckers, I need a cigarette!" 

All of us are growing older, day by day, moving inevitably to the end of this conveyor belt we call life. Though I am vehemently anti-smoking, I applaud the old lady's apparent spirit and when we lose that spirit, that zest for life surely we might as well be dead anyway. Talking about zest for life...where's my paintbrush? Her ladyship (not the one in the photo!)  will be expecting progress when she returns from playing Florence Nightingale at the local health centre. Onwards and upwards.  

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  1. I'll be she is still sharp as a pin too!

    Have fun with the decorating!

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    1. And I'll bet she knows how to spell "bet"! As Popeye might have said - Arf! Arf!

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    2. Must be the DT's kicking in; five alcohol free days going cold turkey from a bottle of whisky per day for years to zero takes it out of a chap. Surprised I can type anything at all!

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  2. Actually, that's not the lady whose Birthday it is. THAT lady is picking plums up a tree outside and looks half her age because she has never smoked or drunk alcohol, eats the 5:2 way and did so before it was even mentioned on the Horizon programme. No, that's her little 60 year-old sister who has emphysema.

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    1. Thanks for that amendment Kate. I am sorry that I was misled.

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  3. 100 years of making others suffer from the stench of her cigarettes. Or maybe she's lived alone for the last 50 of them.

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    1. "Stench" - now that's a good word but in my experience it's not one that smokers happily take on board. Nor do they like "stink", "odious", "foul", "acrid" - all accurate describing words for those who partake of tobacco.

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  4. Strange spectacles. Is that what you were drawing to our attention?

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  5. She is a strange spectacle but now you mention it GB, the glasses are rather unusual aren't they?

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