10 Surprises About Turning 60

NaBloWriMo Day 3

It has been a long day. Tutoring. Writing. Errands. Studying. Even some housework. Phone calls. Texts. Emails. Thinking.

You know, a typical day. At least for me.

Suddenly, I found it was 10:30 PM and I wasn’t done yet. And then I remembered I have a blog post to write.


OK, I’m Gonna Cheat!

I decided to “cheat” this evening and just give you a list. But not just any list. No, that wouldn’t do at all.

So this is not a list about teaching English, or why children need to learn cursive first, or why the U.S. needs to return to classical teaching methods. This is not a list about my favorite movies or books. It is not even a list about my favorite things, or my favorite foods.

Turning Sixty – with a Little Skywriting Thrown In


It is a list about turning 60. 


(That means I was born in 1953. Really.)


A list with some “vintage” photos in it. So enjoy. And see? Someone already thought it was wonderful enough to be 60 that they put the numbers in skywriting. Not for me, of course, more’s the pity, but for someone, at least.


A Bunch of 60 Year Surprises

1.  I love being a grandmother.

2.  People keep telling me, “60 is the new 40.”  Okay, I’ll buy that. But I still wish I looked like Audrey Hepburn…


3.  I feel exactly the same way…


inside as I always have…


until I look in a mirror.



Nope, not like Audrey Hepburn.



Still Laughing After All These Years


4.  Most of the same things that struck me as funny when I was 25 still tickle me now.

5.  I have a lot of fun admitting my age. And that cars really did look like this when I was born:

6.  I have just as many plans as always, and my Bucket List is longer.

7.  I enjoy saying things like, “When I was your age…” or  “Back in 1969 we used to…” or “Someday you’ll realize…”


King Solomon and the French Are Right



8.  King Solomon was right: There is nothing new under the sun.

9.  The French are right: The more things change, the more they remain the same.



Glad I Made It


10. Most of all, I’m glad I made it this far.

How about you?




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