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

◄ How and Why

The Journey ►


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jennifer Malden

Mon 3rd Feb 2020 10:37

Hi Don!
Up to last year I had no probs about my (considerable) age, and never told lies about it, but now I have changed my mindset a little, as if people don't know you, but find out how ancient you are, they tend to write you off automatically. I overheard a friend saying to someone 'she may be ....., but she's very good company!!!


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Don Matthews

Mon 3rd Feb 2020 06:34

Thankyou for your comment MC and Emer you like

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 2nd Feb 2020 13:30

I'm reminded of the cable enquiry about the age of actor Cary Grant.
Q: "How old Cary Grant?" - to which the actor responded...
A: "Old Cary Grant fine. How old you?".

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