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11/15/2022 “Female Wisdom”   Leave a comment

I collect many books of odd and interesting information but a few weeks ago I found something in a box that surprised me. Stuck between two other stacks of papers was a small paperback book of only 63 pages. It is titled Womens Wit and Wisdom and was published in 2000. One chapter caught my eye concerning quotations from various women from various years with their thoughts on Life. Here are a few.

  • “Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you’re aboard there’s nothing you can do.” Golda Meir 1973
  • “The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.” Lucille Ball 1989
  • “I was thirty-seven when I went to work writing my column. I was too old for a paper route, too young for Social Security, and too tired for an affair.” Erma Bombeck 1979
  • “Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.” Coco Chanel 1956
  • “It is better to be looked over than overlooked.” Mae West 1967

  • “Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.” Lillian Hellman 1939
  • “At the end of your life you will never regret not having passed one more test, winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret the time not spent with a husband, a child, a friend or parent.” Barbara Bush 1990
  • “Adolescence is just one big walking pimple.” Carol Burnett 1986
  • “Suddenly you find at the age of fifty, that a whole new life has opened before you, as if a fresh sap of ideas and thoughts was rising in you.” Agatha Christie 1977″
  • “My friends have made the story of my life. In a thousand ways they have turned my limitations into beautiful privileges and enabled me to walk serene and happy in a shadow cast by my deprivation.” Helen Keller 1903


05/11/2022 Mish Mosh   Leave a comment

Let’s start this silly post with another really stupid headline. I’ve always wondered how much the headline writer’s get paid and are they ever fired for these kinds of mistakes. They probably never get fired; they’re usually promoted to Editor.


Let us move onto another of my favorite categories, Retro Bumper Stickers. I’m pretty sure my better-half still has the second one on her current car.

YOU! Out of the gene pool!

Don’t Drink and Drive – You Might Spill Your Beer.

As always, I like throwing a quote into the mix. Here’s a pearl of wisdom from Coco Chanel, one of the hottest women ever (in her 20’s & 30’s).

Her Best Look!

 “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”

And last but not least, an honorable mention to another of our favorite stupid criminals.


Oklahoma City – Dennis Newton was on trial for the armed robbery of a convenience store in a district court when he fired his lawyer. The Assistant District Attorney said Newton, 47, was doing a fair job of defending himself until the store manager testified that Newton was the robber. Newton jumped up, accused the woman of lying and then said, “I should have blown your [expletive] head off.” The defendant paused, then quickly added, “-if I’d been the one that was there.” The jury took 20 minutes to convict Newton and recommend a 30-year sentence.


01/17/2022 Women’s Words   Leave a comment

Elizabeth I

I thought it was time to recognize the fairer sex. As you well know I love posting quotations, but I’ve come to realize that most quotations are attributed to men. I know for a fact that women have important thoughts on every subject, but I almost never see them published anywhere. Today I’ll be sending you quotes made by women about men. It should be interesting . . .

  • “The more I see of men, the better I like dogs.” Marie-Jeanne Roland 1754-1793
  • “Men have had the advantage of us and telling their own story. Education has been theirs insomuch higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands.” Jane Austen 1775-1817
  • “A gentleman opposed to their enfranchisement once said to me, “Women have never produced anything of any value in the world.” I told him the chief product of the women had been the men and left it to him to decide whether the product was of any value.” Anna Howard Shaw 1847-1919
  • “Intense love is often akin to intense suffering.” Francis Ellen Watkins Harper 1825-1911
  • “Passion always goes, and boredom stays. Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel 1883-1971
  • “I do not consider divorce an evil by any means. It is just as much a refuge for women married to brutal men as Canada was to the slaves of brutal masters.” Susan B Anthony 1820-1906
  • “I do not want a husband who honours me as a queen, if he does not love me as a woman.” Elizabeth I 1533-1603

This will be the first installment of quotes by women. I have many more available and will pass them on periodically because some of them are truly profound. For my friend in Romania many thanks for prodding me to do the required research. I appreciate it.


06-08-2013   Leave a comment

I have a lot of fun teasing my female readers but I hope they understand that it’s all done with my tongue firmly implanted in my cheek.  I’m positive being a women is no bed of roses these days because almost every women I’ve ever known has spent a great deal of her time and mine telling me about it.  I’m really very sympathetic to their plight but for the most part I have no easy answers or solutions for them.

Here are a few things I know would happen if I were suddenly turned into a warm, soft, built, attractive, and fire breathing woman with a man’s attitude and outlook on life. I suspect that slutiness would have a new poster girl.  I’d find it  extremely difficult to keep my panties on if I actually chose to wear any.  I’d be like that famous women of yore who was known as a real "man eater".  Married women would hate me, single women would envy me, and men would desire me.  I’d give it up (if you know what I mean) at every opportunity much like General Robert E. Lee gave it up at Appomattox. 

Like most women I’d refuse to admit my age and would do everything in my power to remain young looking and sexually active like good old Mae West did.  One of her favorite quotes was "I’m not concerned about the men in my life, it’s the life in my men that worries me."  That’s not an exact quote but you get the idea.  After reading Mae’s quote I decided to search out a few more informative female quotes pertaining to aging and life as a senior.  Here are a few quotes and short poems to help you ladies enjoy this posting even more.

  • Please don’t retouch my wrinkles. It took me so long to earn them.
    ~ Anna Magnani
  • You’re not 40, you’re eighteen with 22 years experience. ~Author Unknown
  • After 30, a body has a mind of its own. ~ Bette Midler
  • Getting old ain’t for sissies. ~ Betty Davis
  • It’s sad to grow old, but nice to ripen. ~ Brigitte Bardot
  • Forget about the past, you can’t change it.
    Forget about the future, you can’t predict it.
    Forget about the present, I didn’t get you one."
    – Unknown
  • Nature gives you the face you have at twenty, but it’s up to you to merit the face you have at fifty. ~ Coco Chanel
  • The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you’ll grow out of it. ~ Doris Day
  • We know we’re getting old when the only thing we want for our birthday is not to be reminded of it. ~ Unknown
  • I finally got my head together, and now my body is falling apart. ~ Unknown
  • You’ve had many many birthdays,
    Too many for me to mention,
    But there’s still one or two more
    Before you  draw your pension.
    ~ Unknown
  • Life has got to be lived – that’s all there is to it. At seventy, I would say the advantage is that you take life more calmly. You know that "this, too, shall pass!" ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Looking fifty is great–if you’re sixty. ~ Joan Rivers
  • If you survive long enough, you’re revered-rather like an old building. ~ Katherine Hepburn
  • The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. ~ Lucille Ball
  • I like my bifocals,
    my dentures fit me fine,
    my hearing aid is perfect,
    but Lord I miss my mind!
  • I’m at an age when my back goes out more than I do. ~ Phyllis Diller
  • Few women admit their age. Few men act theirs. ~ Unknown
  • "They say that age is all in your mind. The trick is keeping it from creeping down into your body." ~ Unknown

As for all of you men out there, don’t worry I’ll be sure to dedicate a posting only for our gender at some future time.  I thought it was only proper to give the ladies their due after  all the fun I’ve been having at their expense in recent weeks.

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