Tuesday, January 24, 2023



You may have thought that the last few items were the last of reader contributions but, in the last few days, various readers have sent me contributions so I will continue posting their contributions as Readers Week.


By the way, yesterday I posted a piece called ‘White Bread” and commented that you may not agree with all of it but some parts would strike a chord. You can view that post at:

Byter Tim B sent me an email:
Morning Otto,

You said that some of us may not agree with some of the contents of this post. I was just wondering what part someone would not agree with. Just curious, maybe you could ask them to let you know and pass it on to us.

Hope the new year is going well for you and your family.

Tim B

Reader comments?


Today’s reader contribution is from Byter Steve M. Thanks, Steve . . .

One or two good ones in amongst those below, Otto.
Steve m

Some thoughts on aging . . . 

"It's paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone.” 
- Andy Rooney

“The older I get, the better I used to be.” 
– Lee Trevino, Professional Golfer.

"Nice to be here? At my age it’s nice to be anywhere." 
– George Burns.

"The older I get, the more clearly I remember things that never happened. 
- Mark Twain.

"First you forget names, then you forget faces, then you forget to pull your zipper up, then you forget to pull your zipper down." 
- Leo Rosenberg.

"Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you are aboard there is nothing you can do about it." 
- Golda Meir.

“Old people shouldn’t eat healthy foods. They need all the preservatives they can get.” 
– Robert Orben.

“You spend 90 percent of your adult life hoping for a long rest and the last 10 percent trying to convince the Lord that you’re actually not that tired.” 
– Robert Brault.

"At my age, flowers scare me."
- George Burns.

"The years between 50 and 70 are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down." 
- T.S. Elliot.

"The important thing to remember is that I’m probably going to forget." 
– Unknown.

"At age 20, we worry about what others think of us… at age 40, we don’t care what they think of us… at age 60, we discover they haven’t been thinking of us at all." 
-Ann Landers.

"We don’t grow older, we grow riper." 
- Pablo Picasso.

"I was thinking about how people seem to read the bible a lot more as they get older, and then it dawned on me—they’re cramming for their final exam."- George Carlin, Comedian.

"Everything slows down with age, except the time it takes cake and ice cream to reach your hips." 
-John Wagner.

"Grandchildren don’t make a man feel old, it’s the knowledge that he’s married to a grandmother that does." 
- J. Norman Collie.

"When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it’s a sure sign you’re getting old." 
-Mark Twain.

"You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks." 
- Joel Plaskett.

"There’s one advantage to being 102, there’s no peer pressure." 
- Dennis Wolfberg.

"There are three stages of man: he believes in Santa Claus, he does not believe in Santa Claus, he is Santa Claus." 
- Bob Phillips.

"Looking fifty is great—if you’re sixty."
 - Joan Rivers.

"Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician." 

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