. . . to let you know that today’s edition of “Oldies w/ the Old Guy” has been uploaded to Mixcloud
https://www.mixcloud.com/upload/billdickerson/oldies-with-the-old-guy-11-10-15-unesco-world-peace/complete/ and also to provide “the answer” to something that’s been bugging me for the past couple years. . .
THIS MADE ME FEEL BETTER. SO I’M SHARING IT.
Brains of older people are slow because they know so much . People do
not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall
facts because they have more information in their brains, scientists
believe . Much like a computer struggles as the hard drive gets full,
so, too, do humans take longer to access information when their brains
Researchers say this slowing down process is not the same as cognitive
decline . The human brain works slower in old age, said Dr. Michael
Ramscar, but only because we have stored more information over time.
The brains of older people do not get weak. On the contrary, they
simply know more.
Also, older people often go to another room to get something and when
they get there, they stand there wondering what they came for. It is
NOT a memory problem, it is nature’s way of making older people do
SO THERE .
Now when I reach for a word or a name , I won’t excuse myself by
saying “I’m having a senior moment”. Now, I’ll say, “My disk is full!”
I have more friends I should send this to, but right now I can’t
remember their names.
So, please forward this to your friends; they may be my friends, too.
Yesterday my son e-mailed me again, asking why I didn’t do something useful with my time.
Like sitting around the pool and drinking wine is not a good thing? I asked.
His talking about my “doing-something-useful” seems to be his favorite topic of conversation.
He was “only thinking of me”, he said and suggested that I go down to the Senior Center and hang out with the gals.
I did this and when I got home last night, I decided to play a prank on him.
I e-mailed him and told him that I had joined a Parachute Club.
He replied, “Are you nuts? You are 78 years old and now you’re going to start jumping out of airplanes?”
I told him that I even got a Membership Card and e-mailed a copy to him.
He immediately telephoned me and yelled, “Good grief, Mom, where are your glasses?! This is a Membership to a
Prostitute Club, not a Parachute Club.”
“Oh man, I’m in trouble again, I said, I really don’t know what to do. I signed up for five jumps a week!!”
The line went quiet and his friend picked up the phone and said that my son had fainted.
Life as a Senior Citizen is not getting any easier, but sometimes it can be ever so much fun.
And finally — proof that one is NEVER to old to learn something
new. . .