Sunday, 8 July 2012

When I'm 64

It's not a mop's a kat kidston shower cap!

The family came around last night for a belated celebration for my sister's birthday. You couldn't really tell that now she is in her mid sixties, she has far too much chutzpah for that and could never, ever be mistaken for one of those grey hairs, who watches Countdown with her slippers on, her pen and pencil at the ready.
Ann is our family's matriarch. She possesses an iron fist in a velvet glove kind of personality that would have "won the war" if indeed, she was living in 1945. and she is the constant backbone for a family which is now happily heading towards it's fourth generation
Happy Birthday Chuck
and we did enjoy your rendition of this little "ditty" last night!

"When I get Older, losing my hair,
many years from now.
Will you still be sending me a valentine,
birthday greetings,
bottle of wine?
If I'd been out til'' quarter to three,
would you lock the door.
Will you still need me
will you still feed me,
when I'm 64!"



  1. Come on - you can't fool us - that's you after a shave with a pillow stuffed up your jumper, isn't it?

  2. Anonymous12:55 pm

    Had to sing that...just had to. She sounds like my kind of gal.

  3. What - no You Tube clip of Ann singing her ditty? I feel cheated! Happy belated Birthday Greetings, Ann.

  4. Happy 64th ! Was it not this sister who put together a certain 50th Birthday not too long ago? Cheers !

  5. I hope you spoiled her rotten....she deserves it being your sister!!
    Jane xxx

  6. Bro,
    thank you for a lovely evening, we had fun,Tom is right I think you should come clean over the photo
    Love Ann xx

  7. She's just a spring-chicken. I sang that 2 years ago!

  8. Happy Birthday to your Sis! Sounds like a grand girl! Great post!

  9. When Paul McCartney turned 64 several years ago, it really brought home the incredible speed at which we age--and how irrelevant it is!

  10. Sis looks like a pip! Happy birthday from me, as well. As for the shower cap... baldness has its benefits! (What a good sport.)

  11. Rhyl Journal- A man in his early fifties,who has not been named was found in a dazed condition wandering around Trelawynd on Sunday afternoon, he was humming a Beatles tune and suffering from a dead leg and chinese burns to both wrists. Police are looking for a very attractive, slim, well dressed woman in her early 60's who was seen driving away a speed wearing a show cap.
    A xx

  12. Ha ha...I sang it as I read it!

  13. Smiling here. That was lovely, John. Happy birthday to your fabulous sister. Now, I must sing that song to my husband, so ciao for now.

  14. How come you get a fun sister, and I have a cranky, can't-stand-her kind of one? Not fair.

  15. I have two fun sisters!!!

  16. Happy Birthday to Ann!

  17. "I could sit and "?" by the fireside . . . Sunday morning, go for a ride!"
    I can't remember what he does by the fireside.
    I came here looking for your "Sunday cheer" post, as it's grey and dismal here . . . but it's gone (?)

  18. Hope your sister had a delicious birthday. She sounds like my kinda gal.

  19. Haha. It's funny you have this song. My hubby said the same thing to me, but had to add 'in four years' for me. ;o)

    Happy belated birthday to your Sister!

  20. Belated birthday greetings to Ann! I also had to sing along and laughed out loud at Ann's comment regarding the man in his early 50's and slim, attractive woman driving away in a shower cap.


  21. Happy Birthday Chuck, too. We are all as old as we feel and we should dress accordingly. I refuse to be old, so there.


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