Women over thirty are at their best,
but men over thirty are too old to recognize it.

Also see A Humorous Perspective on Aging; Growing Older and For Women Only.


A Woman of My Age

(By Theresa S)

They say . . .

A woman of my age should not let her hair
Fall below the marks of her shoulder.
It will bring the face down
And make her look older.

Furthermore, a woman of my age
Should not were blouses without sleeves
Because her upper arms
Aren't what they should be.

A woman of my age
Should keep her skirts hemline at the knee
Because as you age
There are some things folk's should not see.

A woman of my age
Should wear sensible shoes!
Because of corns and bunions
It is the best thing to do.

But I say . . .

A woman of my age
Should let her hair grow.
When it gets too long
I think she will know.

A woman of my age
Should wear tank tops when it is hot
Whether she can lift fifty pounds,
Or not.

A woman of my age
Knows personally best
The length at which
Her hemlines need rest.

A woman of my age,
How I hate the way it sounds!
We listen to the media
And in its images we drown.

A woman of my age
Is secure and finally sure of herself.
She doesn't long to be nineteen,
But she is not ready for the shelf.

A woman of my age
Should not wear tube tops.
On that point I agree,
But that is where it all stops!


(Jenny Joseph)

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick the flowers in other people's gardens
And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

Grandmas Ain't What They Used to Be!


I have made my grandkids web pages,
And keep my friends up to date on their ages,
But more fun is posting pics from motorcycle trips,
And downloading software and games using zips.

Another use is to sell my wares,
And get my friends matched up in pairs.
I love to make new friends all over . . .
I even found myself a lover!

Mixed Feelings About HRT

(Denny Davis)

Estrogen is a wonder drug
your doctor will explain;

It keeps your skin so very soft
and helps you walk without a cane;

It stops those awful night-sweats
so you can sleep again;

It makes your heart last longer--
and the same goes for your brain.

With all those many benefits
I guess I shouldn't complain;

But sometimes I have to wonder
if it's a blessing or a bane -

Having PMS and periods at my age
is an annoyance and a pain!

Thoughts on Older Women

(Andy Rooney)

As I grow in age, I value older women most of all. Here are a few reasons why.

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