Monday, January 14, 2013


What is life?  I know, that's too profound.   Too hard to really measure.  In my women's group, and in groups all over the world, we are getting old.   It's funny that at 58 I a the youngest, old eldest member is 85.  I was worried about having somone that much older than me in the group.  I couldn't have been more wrong.

Oh sure, she has some of the infirmities that come with age.  But she takes it all in stride.   There isn't really any other choice, but my worries were unnecessary.

We all hear harder and we Don't know what it means to be old and why it means to get older and become a grown up.

I am going to post the the Websters Dictionary definition of then l  I would like to figure out is,   who says what's old? 
a : dating from the remote past : ancient <old traditions>
b : persisting from an earlier time <an old ailment> <they brought up the same old argument>
c : of long standing <an old friend>
a : distinguished from an object of the same kind by being of an earlier date <many still used the old name>
b capitalized : belonging to an early period in the development of a language or literature <Old Persian>
: having existed for a specified period of time <a child three years old>
: of, relating to, or originating in a past era <old chronicles record the event>
a : advanced in years or age <an old person>
b : showing the characteristics of age <looked old at 20>
: experienced <an old trooper speaking of the last war>
: former <his old students>
a : showing the effects of time or use : worn, aged <old shoes>
b : no longer in use : discarded <old rags>
c : of a grayish or dusty color <old mauve>
d : tiresome <gets old fast>
a : long familiar <same old story> <good old Joe>
b —used as an intensive <a high old time>
c —used to express an attitude of affection or amusement <a big old dog> <flex the old biceps> <any old time>

Examples of OLD

  1. He's an old man now.
  2. We rented an old black-and-white movie.
  3. There's an old saying that good fences make good neighbors.
  4. a new approach to an old problem
  5. She wore a T-shirt and an old pair of jeans.
  6. I wish you would stop wearing that dirty old hat!
  7. The hotel was old and dingy.
  8. the oldest known civilization in the region
  9. The house we live in is 50 years old.
  10. We went back to visit our old neighborhood.

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