Sunday, September 6, 2009

OMG--I'm 60 Years Old!!!

Yep, it's true I just turned 60 years old. Now, how the hell did this happen? I look in the mirror and it still looks like me and it still feels like me. Where is 15, 20, 25, 30 and all those other years before this 60th birthday? Are they hiding somewhere? Are they angry with me, is that why they left? It's a tad "mind boggling" to think about how fast time actually flies. And it's also a tad "mind boggling" that we are so unaware of it as it is happening.

When I was in my 20's I was a big fan of Harry Chapin--remember him?--I really loved one of his songs a lot and I find that recently I've been singing it in my head:

All my life's a circle,
Sunrise and sundown.
The moon rolls through the night time,
Til the daybreak comes around.

All my life's a circle,
but I can't tell you why.
The seasons spinning round again,
The years keep rolling by.

How true are these words? Very true indeed for all of us.
Now, to be honest turning 60 really isn't so bad-- it's just a number just like any other number. I think what makes it a little painful is that being 60 is a reminder to us that life is short and very precious. Well then we need to relish every minute of it, take one day at a time, and try very hard to see the glass as always "half full"! Oh yea, and dance to the music too.

1. Nato was established.
2. West Germany was established.
3. Communist People's Republic of China formally proclaimed by Chairman Mao Zedong
4. South Africa institutionalizes apartheid.
5. Britain recognizes the independence of the Republic of Ireland. Northern Ireland remains a part of the United Kingdom.
1. Harry S. Truman was President.
2. US population was 149,188,130.
3. NY Yankees won the world series of baseball.
4. 45 rpm records are sold in the U.S.
5. The first Emmys were handed out.
6. The Oscar for best picture: Hamlet.
7. Cable TV debuts.
8. Most Popular songs of the year: "Some Enchanted Evening", "Ghost Riders in the Sky", "Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer", and "Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend".
9. Some of the Movies of this year were: "All the Kings Men", "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon", "Twelve o'Clock High", "The Sands of Iwo Jima", and "The Third Man".
10. William Faulkner won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
11. The Pulitzer Prize for Drama was awarded to Arthur Miller for "Death of a Salesman".
12. In NY theater the most popular Shows were: "Death of a Salesman", "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes", and South Pacific.
1. roller skates with skate keys
2. hoola hoops
3. 45 records
4. Black n White TV
5. Drive In Movies
6.Playing punch ball, handball, stick ball, and stoop ball
7. Hop Scotch
8. Hit the Penny
9. Ked's Sneakers
10. Hi-Fi's
11. Teased Hair
12. Chewing Bubble Gum and cracking it.
13. The Lindy, the Mashed Potatoes, the Twist, the Fly, the Stroll, the Hustle just a few of the popular dances of my youth
14. Pedal Pushers
15. Troy Donahue, Ed Byrnes, Connie Stevens, Elvis, Chubby Checker, Fats Domino, The Supremes, The 4 Tops, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Bee Gees,
16. Route 66, Father Knows Best, Bonanza, Sky King, Lawrence Welk, Art Linkletter, Rifleman,
My Three Sons, American Bandstand, My Freind Flicker, 77Sunset Strip, Name That Tune, Milton Berle Show, Howdy Doody, Ozzie and Harriet, I Love Lucy, Rinky Dink, Dynasty, and so much more...
17. White Castle "murder burgers"
18. Rock and Roll
19. Hippies, peace symbols, "Hair"
20. candy cigarettes, egg creams, dots, fraps, good humor ice cream truck, ice cream sodas, little wax bottles with sugar water...
There is so much more-however, right now I'm having one of those senior moments that come with this new age of mine!!!
So that's all for now--ttyl


  1. I still can't believe that I am 60 years old. I certainly don't feel like it. It's so freaky how fast time goes by in life. Ya gotta take each day and try to enjoy it to the fullest.

  2. Oh, a very happy BDay to you. You look just wonderful and full of Va-Va-Vrim! Enjoy and thanks for the post

  3. Actually I can't believe you're 60. You look far too young!


  4. I can't believe how well you look for your age. But your right age is just a number and too me you seem no older than me! Happy birthday

  5. you finally caught up with me!!!!! but 60 is just a number......when you look in the mirror you are whatever you want to be.......stay healthy and happy and that is all that counts.....with lots of