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When I am old ...

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

There is that wonderful poem by Jenny Joseph which reads in part:

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me,
And I shall spend my pension
on brandy and summer gloves And satin sandals …

I have decided to re-write that to suit me.

When I am an old woman I shall keep wearing my blue jeans
With red cowgirl boots, and a red purse that doesn’t match my outfit.
I shall spend my retirement money on
Iced low-fat vanilla lattes and summer sandals
And iTunes music to play all day long
While I get luxurious massages once a week and
Eat out when I want to.

Here is a pix of the boots I just got … to come after this Sunday will be a picture of me and my son celebrate our 30th and 65th birthdays together. Me – 48 pounds lighter than last year… Life is so good.

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  • HOLLYM48
    Awesome boots! I am sending wishes for a happy celebration for you and your son! I love turning another year older since it means I am still here on this great earth and kicking and getting better with each passing year and so are you!
    Have a great time kicking those boots around!
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    2663 days ago
    Once a Girl Scout, Always a Girl Scout!!! I am a member of the Green Hat Society for Girls Scouts over the age of 50. I'm 66 and can't wear cowboy boots anymore, but I did when I was 3 and a fan of Hopalong Cassidy and Roy Rogers. I love your new boots and wish I could wear them too!

    Happy Birthday!!! By the way, my name is Jackie too, and I live not too far from where Annie Oakley grew up and is buried. Just saying... Have a great day with your son and enjoy your day, both of you!!! emoticon
    2665 days ago
    I like your version. I have never felt ready to be a "Red Hatter".
    Of course i have lived my life more or less doing what I want regardless of what others think anyway. As long as my actions, or what I ware doesn't hurt anyone, who's to care.
    I LOVE the boots. Did you get them new? They look fab and very expensive.
    I want some, have wanted some red cowgirl boots for some time. Just haven't seen any her in Salem.
    Now I have to have a pair. Going to the rodeo in July and we talked about going to the Pendelton Roundup in September.
    I know you are going to look sensational in your red boots, and 48 lbs lighter. Woo Hoo!!. Have a wonderful time with your son, both celebration birthdays. You are very fortunate to have this time together.
    Happy Birthday Jackie, enjoy and embrace every minute of everyday.
    Hugs Tisha
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    2666 days ago
    love the boots and the rewrite......*grin* I've always loved that poem.....kept me going at times.......well, for when I get old, that is........;p of course, I am only 69....so in my mind, I will never get old.........it's just too bad my body sometimes chooses to argue back.....

    Happy, Happy Birthday to both you and your son..... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2666 days ago
    Are you going to do a line dance, or square dance in those boots, to celebrate your birthday? emoticon
    2666 days ago
    Nice boots, Jackie! I have always loved that poem, and your adaptation was cool!
    2666 days ago
    emoticon I think they are kinky in aggd way, reakk cute and I hop you kick up those heels, show them off and reall have a greay time. We need to enjoy life!

    Remember this song "These Boots are Made For Walkin"

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    2666 days ago
    Beautiful boots. Beautiful lady. Beautiful poem.

    Happy b-day Jackie and son!

    2666 days ago
    emoticon re-written version of the poem, Jackie!! I really enjoyed it. Love your boots! How wonderful that you and your son are celebrating your birthdays together! Can't wait to see the pictures. Congratulations on your 48 - pounds weight-loss success! I am so proud of you! Have a wonderful time on your birthday celebration!

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    Jackie, Happy Birthday to you!
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    May all of your wishes come true!
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    Have a wonderful and memorable day!
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    Sending birthday hugs your way!
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    2666 days ago
    Jackie Oakley, I love the boots! I know you will look terrific in them and your son will be so proud to be with you at dinner. I love both poems, but for now, I'll choose liking yours better because its newer:) Have the most wonderful birthday!
    You've been through so very much this year, you've had a wonderful weight loss and darn straight, you deserve a very memorable birthday!!! Love you, honey, and keep strutting your stuff! (hugs) Noel
    2667 days ago
  • JILL313
    Wow, Your new boots are awesome. You are very talented and I love your version of this poem better. Wishing you and your son an early Happy Birthday celebrating together. He's young and looking for life adventures and so are you as you're a young 65, in my book. . .Enjoy getting admiring glances from others from now on.. . .Hugs & Love, Jill emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2667 days ago
    Your version is better. I like those" boots were made for walking" and the enthusiasm you still got. So many people are wonder than that and talking old talk way too soon. emoticon
    2667 days ago
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    Love your poem and boots, have a wonderful birthday. emoticon
    2667 days ago
    Love it - I have been a fan of the original poem for MANY years. One year a casual friend I had exchanged comments with online (back in 1986 actually) brought me a gift of a framed copy of the poem, a pair of purple socks, and bright red hat. He said I should practice for WHEN I WAS OLD - I have treasured the poem, have the book and still have the purple socks - LOL Thanks for brightening my day.
    2667 days ago
    Really cute boots. Love the poem. Congrats on the amazing weight loss. Hope you and your son have very happy birthdays and you have a great week! Hugs!!
    2667 days ago
    Great boots! Happy Birthday!
    2667 days ago
    The boots are beautiful and I love the rewrite of the poem! So much fun! Happy, happy birthday, Jackie!! Love, Jeannie emoticon
    2667 days ago
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