Calling All Baby Boomers

Since  last I wrote, I have endured another birthday. Actually, I acknowledged the 37th anniversary of my 21st birthday (you can do the math!) In my mind I am still 35; my body says otherwise.  Oy, the aches and pains. Whoever said that grower older was a graceful process?  My body is conducting warfare on itself!

Oh well. I guess another birthday is a small price to pay considering the ultimate alternative. Now, where is my Geritol?

In belated celebration of the fateful (or, should I say birth) day, let me share with you a few chuckles which recently arrived in my inbox.

It’s been fun being a baby boomer… until now.  Some artists are revising their hits of the past with new lyrics to accommodate aging baby boomers:

They include:

Herman’s Hermits — Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Walker

Ringo Starr — I Get By With a Little Help From Depends

The Bee Gees — How Can You Mend a Broken Hip?

Bobby Darin — Splish, Splash, I Was Havin’ a Flash

Roberta Flack — The First Time Ever I Forgot Your Face

Johnny Nash — I Can’t See Clearly Now!

Paul Simon — Fifty Ways to Lose Your Liver

The Commodores — Once, Twice, Three Times to the Bathroom

Marvin Gaye — Heard It Through the Grape Nuts

Procol Harem — A Whiter Shade of Hair

Leo Sayer — You Make Me Feel Like Napping

The Temptations — Papa’s Got a Kidney Stone

Abba — Denture Queen

Tony Orlando — Knock 3 Times On The Ceiling If You Hear Me Fall

Helen Reddy — I Am Woman, Hear Me Snore

Leslie Gore — It’s My Procedure, and I’ll Cry If I Want Too!

And my favorite:

Willie Nelson — On the Commode Again

I hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane. Oops. If you are as old as I, maybe I shouldn’t have said trip!

To keep this stitch related, I’m happy to share that I received, as a birthday gift, a set of Clover Soft Touch Hooks, C thru J (thanks, Anita). What a godsend for these arthritic fingers of mine.

Sweater update:  The sizing of the large sizes of the Basket Weave Pullover has become problematic, but I promise to have everything complete presently. My apologies to those of you who have pre-purchased the pattern. I’ll have it in your hands as soon as I can. Thanks for your patience.


1 Response to “Calling All Baby Boomers”

  1. 1 Hinda
    August 7, 2008 at 9:31 am

    Hi Peter; I just read your Calling All Baby Boomers blog with amusement. And, since I’m also a Baby Boomer (my husband and I are currently Heinz 57, as he likes to say), I can verify all that you’ve said! Anyhow, be well, and as you said, getting older isn’t that bad, when you consider the alternative (quote from George Burns).

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