#308 Mary Maxwell makes aging a laughing matter

If you haven’t yet met Mary Maxwell, settle in and prepare for a treat. I might have missed this delightful woman if my friend Betty Brown hadn’t sent me a link to a YouTube video (below). In it Mary Maxwell gives the invocation at the Home Instead Senior Care’s 2009 convention. You’ve never heard a prayer delivered with dead-pan lines like these:

This is the first time I’ve been old, and it just sort of crept up on me. There were signs: Random hair growth, that’s special, particularly that first time you go to brush a hair off your lapel and discover it’s attached to your chin. You turn your left-turn signal on in the morning and leave it on all day.

You do strange things as you age, like driving up to a curb-side mailbox and ordering a cheeseburger and fries.

I won’t even mention driving into the wrong end of the car wash. People get so excited when you do that. I don’t know why the woman in the other car was screaming like that. I was just as surprised to see her as she was to see me.

Drop by the blog, “Laughing with Mary Maxwell”. She can’t eliminate the challenges of aging, but she will let you laugh about them until the tears roll down your cheeks.


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