Old and dear friend from California added these about old age.
'Old age is not for sissies.' (Bette Davis. A sissy she WASN'T.)
And: '"old" is always 10 years older than you are now.'
This reminds granny of her dad aged 80 odd in a convalescent home alongside a lot of 70 odd year old women crying 'I never expected to find myself in a place with old ducks like this.'
Hung-over Granny and Beloved defied their age - old or young- this morning by clipping the wings of Connie, Cora, Kitty, Caron, Cassie, Cathy and, of course, Colin. They made a fuss - some more than others. Some are smarter than others at escaping - gradually Granny begins to learn them. Beloved is less interested in identifying them individually. But even he knows which is Colin - he's getting agressive. He PECKS.
To go right to the other end of things; gorgeous granddaughters, all with wings unclipped, all crying 'Happy Birthday.' Middle one - aged 7 - added; 'I'm going to tell you a story.'
ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A GIANT. HE HAD A TICKLE ON HIS BACK, THE TICKLE WAS A CATERPILLAR LEARNING TO CRAWL.
This is of course Granny at her worst, relaying grandchild's bon(s) mot(s.) Too bad.
ENJOY. (Or not as the case may be.)