Thursday, October 23, 2014

My Daughter

Yesterday my daughter e-mailed me again, asking why I didn't do something useful with my time.

"Like sitting around the pool and drinking wine is not a good thing?" I asked.

Talking about my "doing-something-useful" seems to be her favorite topic of conversation. She was "only thinking of me", she said and suggested that I go down to the Senior Center and hang out with the guys.

I did this and when I got home last night, I decided to play a prank on her. I e-mailed her and told her that I had joined a Parachute Club.

She replied, "Are you nuts? You are 78 years old and now you're going to start jumping out of airplanes?"

I told her that I even got a Membership Card and e-mailed a copy to her. She immediately telephoned me and yelled, "Good grief, Dad, where are your glasses?! This is a Membership to a Prostitute Club, not a Parachute Club."

"Oh man, I'm in trouble again," I said, "I really don't know what to do. I signed up for five jumps a week!!" The line went quiet and her friend picked up the phone and said that my daughter had fainted.

Life as a Senior Citizen is not getting any easier, but sometimes it can be fun.

Hat tip: Hillbilly Willy
Image Credit: Writing as Therapy
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  1. Now see, this is exactly why I can't wait to retire. :)

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    1. Bwahahahahahaha. You crack me up Ann. :)

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  2. 5 jumps a week may be a bit ambitious but it would be fun trying. bahahahaha!

    big hugs xoxo

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    1. Yep, that may be four too many. :)

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  3. roche' says he wants to jump 5 times. he has no idea why though, the little devil!

    smiles, bee
    xoxooxxoxo

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    1. Roche could probably pull this off. :)

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  4. I've heard that one before but I laughed just as hard this time as the first. That's one of the advances of getting old....you've forgotten all the punch lines.

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    1. I'd not heard this one before. It's a good one though. :)

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  5. I've always said I will jump out of a airplane and bungee jump when I'm 80. I'll have led a full life by then, and I won't be as scared to die. I'll get it right, though. No prostitute club for me!

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    1. No prostitute club for me either. :)

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  6. That is hysterical and giving me all kinds of great ideas. That is so funny. Sandee, you and Zane have a fantastic day.

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    1. You got to watch the seniors. They have years of experience. :)

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  7. Lol Oh and I thought I wanted to keep working.

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    1. Yep, it's kind of scary isn't it. :)

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  8. Oh my gravy, that was funny. I need to tell this one to MM as a warning😉

    Always smiling. Big hugs, my friend...miss ya!

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    1. I hope he doesn't roll his eyes over this one. :)

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  9. Now that's what I call retirement. When can join? Ha,ha,ha. I sent your joke to my wife and friends. I can't wait to here from them. Have a wonderful Thursday Sandee. See ya.

    Paul

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    1. You can do whatever you think you can get away with Paul . :)

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  10. oh, I could SOOOOOO see my Dad doing this to me. He's savvy and wisea$$ like that.

    :)

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    1. Yes, seniors are quick thinkers most of the time. :)

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  11. LOL looks like five jumps a week may be too much for the daughter, if you "wink" know what I mean "wink"

    Have a jumptastic day :-h

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    1. I know what you mean Steve. :)

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  12. Either way he's going up to go down.

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    1. You're probably right Kyla. :)

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  13. Life as a Senior does has its own charms.
    Have a great day!

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  14. Heeheehee! Dad is clever!

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  15. Totally remembering it for when... :D

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  16. That's cute. It reminds me of when I used to work at a doctor's office and one day the doctor excitedly tells me that one of our senior patients admitted that she and her husband made love everyday. I was a newlywed at the time and I replied, "Well, they're old." From his reaction, it looked as though he was thinking that everybody was getting some but him.

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    1. Well, perhaps everyone was getting some but him. :)

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  17. Damn, he sounds a lot like me. c-)

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    1. It sure does Odie. It sure does. :)

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  18. Hahaha! Retirees have all the fun!

    Enjoy your day Sandee! Scritches to Little Bit!

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    1. We sure do. Scritches to the babies and I hope you're feeling better. :)

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  19. Lol. You are the best. I know your daughter did not appreciate it but that is so something my mom and I would do to others.

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    1. We seniors can be so wicked sometime. It's grand fun. :)

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  20. Seniors shouldn't have all the fun.

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    1. That's true, but many of us do. :)

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  21. At first I thought i was reading a real story - cute!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Yes, it starts out that way, but then when you're here you should no better than to experience anything serious. :)

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  22. oh hahahah serves her right for being such a bossy daughter!

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  23. They say when starting new things, it's best to just jump into it!

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    1. Well, I think you have a good point here. :)

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  24. I actually could imagine my dad doing this. Thanks for the laugh.

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    1. Some seniors are wicked aren't they. Good for them for having fun. :)

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  25. Not long & I'll be eligible to join too

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