Old Folks

Jane Fonda is going in for hip replacement surgery.

Jane Fonda. Hip replacement.

Okay, NOW I feel old.

Comments

  1. Now I feel a dust mote of vindication for not doing aerobics all these years.

  2. caroline says:

    too many ‘fire hydrant’ leg lifts? nah. that’s what probably held it off till now. didn’t henry, her papa, have fairly serious arthritis?
    still. Ack.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Better to have the replacements available than no replacements, but.. I do think a lot of it is the genes. I have one of those arthritis ones, double ack.

    –Meredith T.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I commiserate completely! I was just telling my daughter–she’s seven–how when I was her age I didn’t have a calculator or a computer or a dvd or video player for entertainment. All those gizmos that she takes for granted and that don’t cost a king’s ransom to acquire…today. I also told her that medical science had made so many strides forward that wearing glasses will likely be a thing of the past, now that lasik surgery is here. Back when I was a kid wearing glasses for the first time, glasses was *it*. We weren’t rich enough for contact lenses, which were still hard glass. And laser surgery was still a twinkle in someone’s eye, so to speak, if even that.

    My ‘feel old’ moment came when I realized that my childhood would, in many respects, seem like life on another planet to my little girl today. TV was black and white, with no cable–so if I missed a Charlie Brown special or “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” that was it until next year when it showed again and I had to endure being a social pariah at school the next day. That Lucky Charms ceral only had pink hearts, yellow moons, orange stars and green clovers. Today, one can hardly see the cereal for all the marshmallows. Oh, yeah, and Tang was the breakfast drink of astronauts. Anybody seen a Tang jar lately?

    I think I had better close before I get lost in maudlin nostalgia…

    Maer aka “Merely a whim.”

  5. Anonymous says:

    I commiserate completely! I was just telling my daughter–she’s seven–how when I was her age I didn’t have a calculator or a computer or a dvd or video player for entertainment. All those gizmos that she takes for granted and that don’t cost a king’s ransom to acquire…today. I also told her that medical science had made so many strides forward that wearing glasses will likely be a thing of the past, now that lasik surgery is here. Back when I was a kid wearing glasses for the first time, glasses was *it*. We weren’t rich enough for contact lenses, which were still hard glass. And laser surgery was still a twinkle in someone’s eye, so to speak, if even that.

    My ‘feel old’ moment came when I realized that my childhood would, in many respects, seem like life on another planet to my little girl today. TV was black and white, with no cable–so if I missed a Charlie Brown special or “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” that was it until next year when it showed again and I had to endure being a social pariah at school the next day. That Lucky Charms ceral only had pink hearts, yellow moons, orange stars and green clovers. Today, one can hardly see the cereal for all the marshmallows. Oh, yeah, and Tang was the breakfast drink of astronauts. Anybody seen a Tang jar lately?

    I think I had better close before I get lost in maudlin nostalgia…

    Maer aka “Merely a whim.”

  6. Anonymous says:

    I commiserate completely! I was just telling my daughter–she’s seven–how when I was her age I didn’t have a calculator or a computer or a dvd or video player for entertainment. All those gizmos that she takes for granted and that don’t cost a king’s ransom to acquire…today. I also told her that medical science had made so many strides forward that wearing glasses will likely be a thing of the past, now that lasik surgery is here. Back when I was a kid wearing glasses for the first time, glasses was *it*. We weren’t rich enough for contact lenses, which were still hard glass. And laser surgery was still a twinkle in someone’s eye, so to speak, if even that.

    My ‘feel old’ moment came when I realized that my childhood would, in many respects, seem like life on another planet to my little girl today. TV was black and white, with no cable–so if I missed a Charlie Brown special or “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” that was it until next year when it showed again and I had to endure being a social pariah at school the next day. That Lucky Charms ceral only had pink hearts, yellow moons, orange stars and green clovers. Today, one can hardly see the cereal for all the marshmallows. Oh, yeah, and Tang was the breakfast drink of astronauts. Anybody seen a Tang jar lately?

    I think I had better close before I get lost in maudlin nostalgia…

    Maer aka “Merely a whim.”

  7. Anonymous says:

    I commiserate completely! I was just telling my daughter–she’s seven–how when I was her age I didn’t have a calculator or a computer or a dvd or video player for entertainment. All those gizmos that she takes for granted and that don’t cost a king’s ransom to acquire…today. I also told her that medical science had made so many strides forward that wearing glasses will likely be a thing of the past, now that lasik surgery is here. Back when I was a kid wearing glasses for the first time, glasses was *it*. We weren’t rich enough for contact lenses, which were still hard glass. And laser surgery was still a twinkle in someone’s eye, so to speak, if even that.

    My ‘feel old’ moment came when I realized that my childhood would, in many respects, seem like life on another planet to my little girl today. TV was black and white, with no cable–so if I missed a Charlie Brown special or “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” that was it until next year when it showed again and I had to endure being a social pariah at school the next day. That Lucky Charms ceral only had pink hearts, yellow moons, orange stars and green clovers. Today, one can hardly see the cereal for all the marshmallows. Oh, yeah, and Tang was the breakfast drink of astronauts. Anybody seen a Tang jar lately?

    I think I had better close before I get lost in maudlin nostalgia…

    Maer aka “Merely a whim.”

  8. Anonymous says:

    Ack! Sorry, but I did not mean to post three times! Geez! I got a “Blogger not found” page when I posted the first time. So fo course, I retraced my steps and tried it again…and again, unfortunately. I am so very sorry. “Blogger not found” Um, is this supposed to happen like that?

    Maer
    — stepping away from the computer…

  9. Anonymous says:

    Judi said———–

    You people are not old. I remember my grandmother and my mother and my aunts talking in the kitchen one evening. They were going over the changes they had seen in life and trying to decide which was the best advancement for the world. They talked about everything from cars to men on the moon, when my grandmother said,” The very best invention in my lifetime has been running water in the kitchen.” That stopped the discussion!

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