What is a Senior Citizen?

This is something I have had on my fridge door for many years. Thought some of you might enjoy it.


A Senior Citizen is the one who was here before; the pill, television, frozen foods, contact lenses, credit cards… and before man walked on the moon.

For us, “Time Sharing” meant togetherness, not holiday homes, and a “chip” meant a piece of wood. “Hardware” meant nuts and bolts, and “software” wasn’t even a word.

We got married first, then lived together, and thought cleavage was something that butchers did. A “stud” was something that fastened a collar to a shirt, and “going all the way” meant staying on a double decker to the bus depot.

We thought that “fast food” was what you ate at Lent; a “Big Mac” was an oversized raincoat and “crumpet” we had for tea. In our day “grass” was mown, “pot” was something you cooked in, “coke” was kept in the coal house and a “joint” was cooked on Sundays!

We are today’s SENIOR CITIZENS. A hardy bunch when you think how the world has changed!


Author unknown – to me!


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