Us old folks looking after one another

As we know, having friends is an important contributor to good mental and physical health, at all ages. And humour is an excellent contributor to good mental health as well. What can be a better sign of friendship than sharing some good humour.  Thanks to my friend Bill for sharing and caring. I decided this story is worth passing along; you never know who else in the blogosphere might need a boost to their mental health!

The Road Trip

While on a road trip, an elderly couple stopped at a roadside restaurant for lunch.

After finishing their meal, they left the restaurant, and resumed their trip.

When leaving, the elderly woman unknowingly left her glasses on the table, and she didn’t miss them until they had been driving for about forty minutes.

By then, to add to the aggravation, they had to travel quite a distance before they could find a place to turn around in order to return to the restaurant to retrieve her glasses.

All the way back, the elderly husband became the classic grumpy old man.

He fussed and complained, and scolded his wife relentlessly during the entire return drive.

The more he chided her, the more agitated he became. He just wouldn’t let up for a single minute.

To her relief, they finally arrived at the restaurant.

As the woman got out of the car, and hurried inside to retrieve her glasses, the old geezer yelled to her, “While you’re in there, you might as well get my hat and the credit card.”


This coming week is National Senior Mental Health Week.

You can do YOUR part by remembering to contact at least one unstable Senior to show you care.

I have now done MY part.


Addendum: We oldsters are pretty good at looking out for each other, between our gentle yoga classes, bridge, bowling, and emailing jokes to each other. But you younger folks should feel free to reach out to us oldsters in friendship and good humour anytime!


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4 Responses to Us old folks looking after one another

  1. jane tims says:

    I think it’s interesting that the most caring, helpful comments/questions are also the most annoying. An example is the tireless, “are you ok?” My husband hates it, but a couple of times the question has been answered by a “no” and assistance was required. I am so happy that the two of us have made it this far together.

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