May 10, 2011

She Doesn't Care What You Think

Today I made my way back across New York State and Massachusetts after spending a long weekend with my mom and sister in Canada to celebrate not only Mother's Day but also my 50th and my sister's and mom's upcoming 60th and 90th birthdays. We spent a few nights in Niagara-on-the-Lake, a charming town with British quaintness where the Niagara River flows into Lake Ontario. All the trees were blooming and the tulips were popping, and we fed ourselves to the gills with great food and had lots of good laughs and relaxation. Although all the meals were memorable, my favorite was at the Charles Inn  should you ever be north of Niagara Falls. Ohh la la.

After two weekends away it's time to settle back into regular life, get back to work, and at least begin some gardening. Our yard is such a wreck.

What follows has been going around the internet as having been written by Andy Rooney from 60 Minutes but it was actually written by Frank Kaiser. I think it is so true. As I grow older I like how much less anxious I am about so many things in life such as these:

"As I grow in age, I value women who are over 50 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why:

A woman over 50 will never wake you in the middle of the night to ask, “What are you thinking?” She doesn’t care what you think.

If a woman over 50 doesn’t want to watch the game, she doesn’t sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do. And, it’s usually something more interesting.

A woman over 50 knows herself well enough to be assured in who she is, what she is, what she wants and from whom. Few women past the age of 50 give a damn what you might think about her or what she’s doing.

Women over 50 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won’t hesitate to shoot you, if they think they can get away with it.

Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it’s like to be unappreciated.

A woman over 50 has the self-assurance to introduce you to her women friends. A younger woman with a man will often ignore even her best friend because she doesn’t trust the guy with other women. Women over 50 couldn’t care less if you’re attracted to her friends because she knows her friends won’t betray her.

Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 50. They always know.

Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 50 is far sexier than her younger counterpart.

Older women are forthright and honest. They’ll tell you right off if you are a jerk if you are acting like one! You don’t ever have to wonder where you stand with her.

Yes, we praise women over 50 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it’s not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed hot woman of 50+, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year-old waitress.

Ladies, I apologize."

Thanks to Jack in lane #1 for sending this in.