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JeanieS: Bennies Of Growing Old

On her Nuts & Nonsense blog, JeanieSpokane lists the benefits of growing older, including:

  • No menopause -- I'm too old. Again -- you don't appreciate this unless you have a gazillion hot flashes in one hour; sleep with someone who has a gazillion hot flashes in one hour; drive behind someone with a gazillion hot flashes in about a two mile stretch, screaming her head off with a string of expletive deleted words.
  • No rush hour traffic. We avoid them. We don't need them. They are a total waste of our energy.
  • No dressing up - I can go out in my tattered jeans and baggy t-shirt. Pretty much anywhere.
    6. I only need two pair of shoes - one pair for the single party I go to a year (to go with the one dress I own)
  • No alarm clock.
  • Medicare. I'm so old that Medicare pretty much pays all my health bills (about $600,000 a year)
  • More here

Question: Can you think of other benefits to growing old?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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