Murdo Girl…Old people are funny

Staying home and writing reruns..

Old People are Funny…by Mary Francis McNinch

Old people are funny. I’m glad I’m not there yet.

They forget to remember, but remember to forget.

Now what was I just saying? Oh yes, I’m not that old.

I’m always far too hot, when the old folks are too cold.

I admit I sometimes have a little trouble with my thinker.

I’m hoping I last longer than the bulb in my left blinker.

If my hair gets any thinner it will look like some old geezer’s.

Each day I pluck the long hairs from my chin with eyebrow tweezers.

The feet I used to run with are now busy growing bunions.

My acid reflux keeps me eating Tums instead of onions.

When I get my bags out to pack for a vacation,

my clothes go in the smallest and in the big bag…medication.

My friends and I agree the latest fashions don’t excite us,

but Katy bar the door if there’s a new cure for arthritis.

It saddens me that I can’t sing and dance much anymore.

My kids say, “Don’t worry mom you never could before.”

I guess it won’t be long now til I’m forced to face the truth.

I heard my Dentist say I’m getting longer in the tooth.

Even though most people call me ma’am instead of honey,

I’m not considered old yet cause I’m really not that funny.


P.S. When someday I am faced with things yet unforeseen,

I’ll hold my double chin up and remember I’m a queen.

15 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…Old people are funny

  1. lifelessons June 7, 2017 / 4:15 am

    Ha! Love this one, Mary. Funny by too too true


    • Mary Francis McNinch June 9, 2017 / 6:44 am

      I know Judy. I thought of several more, but I was beginning to feel depressed.


  2. sanjuan831 June 2, 2017 / 10:22 am

    Right! Unique up on it! You got it. How do you catch a game tame squirrel?


    • scoper07 June 2, 2017 / 11:07 am

      Don’t know that one.


  3. scoper07 June 1, 2017 / 9:25 am

    There must be a lot of old people where I live because none of them use blinkers when they drive!

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    • Mary Francis McNinch June 1, 2017 / 9:29 pm

      really? Everywhere else, they leave the left blinker on all the time, no matter which way they’re turning…or if they’re turning at all!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Billy Francis June 1, 2017 / 11:45 pm

        Wonderful! Keep up the young thoughts. If you get old, I have no choice!

        Liked by 1 person

      • Mary Francis McNinch June 2, 2017 / 7:28 am

        All we have to do is change the DOB on everything like Mom did..Are you younger than your kids yet?

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    • sanjuan831 June 2, 2017 / 10:14 am

      Yes, MG. I am all done with school testing job. Was out celebrating in Monterey yesterday with a friend. Email me! How do you tame a unique squirrel? ( -a joke from Caitlin.)


      • scoper07 June 2, 2017 / 10:17 am

        U neak up on it.

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  4. scoper07 May 31, 2017 / 6:19 pm

    Thanks for a good laugh. So true on a lot you wrote. Just never thought it would come so fast.

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    • Mary Francis McNinch May 31, 2017 / 11:42 pm

      I could still be writing this one 07..I ran out of time before I ran out of ailments and aging side effects. 🙂

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      • sanjuan831 June 1, 2017 / 8:33 am

        Yeah, this poem could go on and on into “a universe far far away…” Agree with 07, each Bday came faster than the one before. Loved the line about your thinker and bulb in your left blinker!

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