“C’EST LA VIE” SAY THE OLD FOLKS

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But I never thought I’d actually BE one of them!

old folks are shocked that they're old!

I was watching a 33 year old movie recently (Victory), starring Michael Caine and noticed how young and handsome he looked, (and thinking the movie was way more recent than that). Then it hit me – and not for the first time! I’m well over the hill and on the downward slide. All I can say is “What happened?” “Where did the time go?” and all those other tired clichés.

This is from one of my favourite movies; made only 20 years ago.

C’est la vie, indeed.
Kick up your heels and enjoy it!

[Original post from Jan. 2012. Updated Sept, 2014]




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Canine Innkeeper in suburban Toronto, Canada, known as “The Doglady”. Writer/website owner, photographer, animal lover, music fanatic, inveterate traveller. History, literature and cinema buff. Eternal “hippie/rockchick”. Binational, German/Canadian and multilingual. Looking for the next adventure!

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12 thoughts on ““C’EST LA VIE” SAY THE OLD FOLKS

  1. My dear friend of some ages!!!

    The moment it hit me was about a month ago, when I was purchasing a train ticket online!!! Since I have the rail card, I punched in the number and got a nice advert “you are eligible for our senior promotion–would you like to take advantage of it?”…………………..YIKES! SENIOR!!!! ME!!!!! SENIOR!!!
    Then it hit home………..yeeeeeeeeeeeees….. senior, me! I am over 60 and in Italy in three years time I will be eligible for social security pension!!!!!!! [If the country holds up till then, that is! ]

    I was shocked….all that weekend!!! It was all that I could think about!!!! And I have to confess, I’m still not used to it!!!!

    1. I know what you mean! 🙂 About 7 or 8 years ago, I went to Shopper’s Drug Mart and they were having “Senior Discount Day”. Imagine my shock when the cashier asked if I was eligible?! I wasn’t old enough, but that bummed me out for the whole day. 🙁 It’s nice to be able to take advantage of these lower prices though. Hubby, being older, always claims the privilege.
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  2. Oh, my gosh, Debbie… you have brought all kinds of tales to recall… Let’s go with this one… When I was in my mid-twenties, I went to the fair in the fall, in Memphis, when I met up, as planned, with a girl who was eighteen. Part of the evening was spent, seeing Chuck Berry in concert, which was all kinds of fun for me, but not for her. She was just a little too hip for this performer from the past… bear in mind, even “My Ding-a-ling” was a golden oldie by this time… Anyways, I gathered, throughout the evening, her perception of me was changing, and by the time we left, she saw me as an “older” person. Add to that, from the fair we went to a steak house that was inhabited by nothing but adults, which I imagine, sealed the deal for her. When we parted company that night, I thought I heard her call me “Sir” under her breath (in a respectful way, of course.) There is a little more to this, but I think it is best left unsaid here. I will tell later, if you wish.

    Wonderful post, as always… Thanks, Myke
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  3. The “hill,” my darling is a state of mind. Since my mind says I’m 17 I haven’t even started approaching this mythological hill, despite my body’s complaints of otherwise. 😉

    I’m figuring that I’ll be 17 way into senility and then it won’t matter where I am on the hill since I won’t recognize it anymore!

    Longs chats de minou en direct! Err, Vive Peter Pan! 😉
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  4. LOL this scene from the movie is one of my faves too! It takes me back further to when Chubby Checker was singing about doing the Twist!
    Now for a Tom Petty tune quote…Oh my my, oh hell girl put on your party dress!!!
    smiling,
    Rx