Jim and Gladys, children, grandchildren, DIL, SIL
"The glory of young men is their strength;
and the beauty of old men is the gray head."
- Proverbs 20:29 -
"Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you'd never complete your life, would you? You'd never wholly know you."
- Marilyn Monroe -
"Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you have to start young." - Theodore Roosevelt -
"Error is acceptable as long as we are young; but one must not drag it along into old age." - Goethe -
"I still have a full deck,
I just shuffle a little slower now."
- unknown -"Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
- Satchel Paige -
"The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball." - Doug Larson -
"You are as young as your faith,
as old as your doubt;
as young as your self -confidence,
as old as your fear;
as young as your hope,
as old as your despair.""Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional." - Chili Davis -
"Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul." - Samuel Ullman -
"The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance
of blessing previously secured."
- Cicero -"In youth the days are short and the years are long; in old age the years are short and the days long." - Nikita Ivanovich Panin -
"Old age: the crown of life,
our play's last act."
- Cicero -"Old age comes on suddenly and not gradually as is thought."
- Emily Dickinson -
"The years teach much which the days never knew." - Emerson -
"Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many."
- unknown -
"Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative." - Maurice Chevalier -
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been." - Mark Twain -
"It's important to have a twinkle in your wrinkle." - unknown -
"Be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur." - Muriel Spark -
"Everyone is the age of their heart." - unknown -"Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty." - Coco Chanel -
"Give me chastity and continence,
but not yet."
- Saint Augustine -"Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness." - Edward Stanley -
"None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm."
- Henry David Thoreau -
"Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty -
they merely move it from their faces into their hearts." - Martin Buxbaum -
"Old wood best to burn,
old wine to drink,
old friends to trust,
and old authors to read."
- Francis Bacon, Apothegm -"Don't worry about avoiding temptation - as you grow older, it starts avoiding you." - unknown -
"The process of maturing is an art to be learned, an effort to be sustained. By the age of fifty you must have made yourself what you are, and if it is good, it is better than your youth." - Marya Mannes, More in Anger, 1958 -
"The boy gathers wood for a temple, and then when he is thirty, concludes to build a woodshed." - Henry David Thoreau -
"Beautiful is old age - beautiful as the slow-dropping mellow autumn of a rich glorious summer. In the old man, Nature has fulfilled her work; she loads him with blessings; she fills him with the fruits of a well-spent life; and, surrounded by his children and his children's children, she rocks him softly away to a grave, to which he is followed with blessings. God forbid we should not call it beautiful." - J. A. Froude -
"But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate,
sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
That they may teach the young women to be sober,
to love their husbands, to love their children,
To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed."
- Titus 2:1-5 -
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Prayer Keeping - Maxine - Kurt - Cindy - Sandra -