Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Top 10 on turning 60

Now that I am sixty, I see why the idea of elder wisdom has passed from currency.--John Updike

Now that I am 60, I am going to prove just how right Updike was. Here is my list of top 10 reasons to feel good about turning 60. Do send more as they occur to you. I hope to be in my 60s for quite some time and may need moral support.

10. Turning 60 reminds me to give thanks for my long-term husband and fine old friends, most of whom are far more experienced in aging than I am.

9. My birthday party included my grandchildren, daughters, sons-in-law, husband, and parents-in-law, who came from AZ, TX, IL, MD, and NY.

8. 60 is 16 Celsius (said George Carlin). Sweet Sixteen, the sequel!

7. Post-menopausal zest (Margaret Mead's term) really exists.

6. How can 60 be bad when the 60s were so much fun?

5. I can go to first-run movies on Tuesdays for only $5.

4. Offspring in their 30s are lots of fun.

3. I'm in no danger of dying young.

2. I can't have a midlife crisis.

And the winner is ...

1. Sexagenarian sounds so promising!


David Neff said...

Well, well, well. Let's just see how sexagenarian lives up to its (her) promise! -- The other sexagenarian in the house.

Anonymous said...

Do we have a new "blogitus of love"?

Mary said...

Now I feel bad that I'm only 43!