How Old Are You?

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How Old Are You?


How old are you my dear friend?

Old as the woman I touch

Said Groucho Marx when questioned
I like this answer much


How old are you my friend asked?

I said older than you

But not as old as that man

With no teeth left to chew


Our age? How vague we try and be

When people ask, and delve

We want to hide, embarrassed

And keep it to ourselves


Don Matthews July 2019

◄ The Oak

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Don Matthews

Sun 1st Dec 2019 09:49

How old you are doesn't bother me Jennifer. It's what's inside and how you are that counts...

jennifer Malden

Sun 1st Dec 2019 08:25

Hi Don! Very funny again! The Marx brothers were really fantastic, but one never sees any of their stuff now. Perhaps it has all faded, is not able to be shown? I am quite happy to say how old I am, but I must say I've started to notice that people tend to cross you off if they know you are really ancient. (now I've been and gone and dunnit)! I overheard a friend the other day, saying 'OK, she's .........., but she's very good company!' In fact most of my friends are a lot younger.


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Sat 30th Nov 2019 15:56

Mysterious does it matter even if he touched she is only dust n no one ever cares....😋

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Don Matthews

Sat 30th Nov 2019 10:28

It's Marilyn Monroe in the picture
Giving Groucho a hmmph don't you touch me
Young Grouch he does smile, and looks hopeful
After pic did he get to touch she ?

Hmm...we'll never know....


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Sat 30th Nov 2019 09:57

This is will be men!! ol are you....rather i should be asking....HOW YOUNG ARE YOU MY FRIEND!! 💖

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