Sunday, 15 November 2009

NOW I'M 63

You'll remember that John Lennon sang about his concern that the love of his life might not still love him when he reached 64. he wrote the song in 1966 which was the year that his Dad became 64. I was 20 and remember thinking back then that being 64 sounded positively ancient. Now, I'm just a year away.

I know it's just a number and it genuinely doesn't trouble me to be this age. The important thing of course is to be 'young at heart' as Frank Sinatra sang in 1954 - you can hear it here on a 78 r.p.m. record with authentic crackles, just as I remember 78s. 

The snag is that however young at heart you may feel, your body keeps reminding you that it's starting to wear out. I'm lucky in that I still have my hair and my own teeth. In fact all of me is original with a few bits missing. Mind you, it's a race as to whether my knees or my hips will get replaced first.

It took a while, but I've learned that the old guy in the mirror is me. I've also learned what I can still do and what I can no longer do and what tablets to take and exercise to do in order to keep the old body working well. So I'm happy with my age, at home with myself so to speak.

However, if you would prefer to be younger, follow Lucille Ball's advice - lie about your age! Oops! I blew it in the title. Oh well, I'll just have to keep taking the tablets.


  1. Tony you and I are both a year away from that magical #64. I really never thought I would get this far surprise. The sun doesn't always shine in Ohio but this past week has been exceptional weather wise. Have a great day.

  2. As for me, I'm taking Lucy's advise.

  3. If I'm starting to feel slightly old at 48, then how am I going to feel at 64??!! My son turns 28 today. I am in total shock that he is this close to 30. It just does not even seem possible. Seems like just yesterday that he graduated from high school. Matter of fact, it seems like just yesterday that I was 28!!!