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December 30, 2009 / theoldsilly

Hilarious Hump Day – Happy Birthday Me and a New Year’s Prayer

Well, gang, the Old Silly turns sixty today. Yupperdoodles, it’s that landmark day where I hit-

The Big Six Oh!!


And I’m down with that. No, really – I’m cool with the old man image. Jeez, when I was a kid I thought anyone in their 60’s was ancient with one foot in the grave. My, my, my, how time changes our perspectives, hmm? I am reminded of a quote I heard from the great speaker and motivational coach, Norman Vincent Peale on his 92nd birthday. He had just been told, by a snotty nosed little Harvard brat, after a speech Norman had given, that the student “didn’t know if he ever wanted to live to be that old!”

Peale smiled and had a little chuckle, then in his vast wisdom and dry come-back style, patted the young upstart on the shoulder and said, “Well, young man, that’s because you’ve never been ninety one years old.”

So anyway, I had my checkup, and the Doc says I’m doing fine – see?

Okay so I’m carrying a few too many pounds. Lighten up, willya? What’s that? I’M the one who should “lighten up?” Oh – the weight, yeah. Will do, it’s on my “New” Year’s (whatever the heck a “new” year is – but that’s another muse and post) resolution list. Promise. Scout’s Honor, the Old Silly is dropping 25 pounds by swimsuit season here in Michigan.

So but anyhoo, gonna end this celebratory post with a New Year’s prayer fitting for someone my age:

God, grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
The good fortune to run into the ones that I do,
And the eyesight to tell the difference.

Thanks for blogging in, peeps, toodles and good things to you from The Old Silly, and blog back in tomorrow for an inspirational post to ring in the “New” Year with.

(would someone tell me just what a new year is?)

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  1. yvonne lewis / Dec 30 2009 7:28 am

    Happy Birthday Marvin and many more, less of the old( I’m older than you lol).
    May I tell you this joke I heard at a concert I went to? It goes like this:

    A man who was 92 went to his doctor for his yearly check up,
    The doc, said” Wow you’re
    in excellent shape for your age”
    The old man said well that’s just as well as I’m getting married next week…….to a lass of 16 yrs.
    The doc exclaimed will you be having “Relations?” of course the 92 year old said.
    Well take things easy replied the doctor.
    The old man said well if she dies she dies.

    Have a wonderful birthday.


    • theoldsilly / Dec 30 2009 9:04 am

      Yvonne – LMAO! Now THAT’s attitude! 😉

  2. L. Diane Wolfe / Dec 30 2009 8:03 am

    Happy Birthday, Marvin!!!
    And sixty is NOT old. You’re right – the more years that pass, the further away ‘old’ becomes. It’s all in our attitude and how we view the world and life.
    I plan on acting silly and childish right until the very end!

    • theoldsilly / Dec 30 2009 9:05 am

      Thanks, Diane – and you and me BOTH! 🙂

  3. CatLadyLarew / Dec 30 2009 8:33 am

    Happy Birthday, you Old Silly! Love the new serenity prayer… works for me! Enjoy your day!

  4. Stanley Berber / Dec 30 2009 8:37 am

    Kudos on making it to the BIG SIX OH, Old Silly! Loved the cartoon and the yuks today – keep going strong, YOUNG man!

  5. Cactus Annie / Dec 30 2009 8:38 am

    LOL – love the Peale quote. And I’m with Diane – sixty is NOT old if you are still young at heart. Here’s to another 60 years for the Old Silly and Happy B-Day!

  6. John Standish / Dec 30 2009 9:03 am

    60!? That ain’t old – that’s just gettin’ started, Old Silly! Loved the Hump Day jollies – Happy B-Day and keep on keepin on, dude!

  7. Marcus Franks / Dec 30 2009 9:11 am

    60. Has a nice ring to it. Hey – long as you got your health, a sound mind, and a sense of humor like YOU got, all is well, eh? Happy Birthday, you Old Silly you!

  8. Mason Canyon / Dec 30 2009 9:16 am

    You just get younger every year. Love the poem. Have a great day. And since you’re going to lose all that weight, enjoy an extra dish of cake and ice cream today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  9. Karen Walker / Dec 30 2009 10:09 am

    I’m singing you Happy Birthday, Marvin. Can ya hear me? Think we should start a 60 and sassy club or something. Things just keep getting better and better.

  10. quirkyloon / Dec 30 2009 10:40 am

    Happy Birthday Old Silly
    Happy Birthday Old Silly
    You’re covered with new wrinkles
    Happy Birthday Old Silly!


    Nothing like rubbing it in, eh?

    From a FOURTY-something fan


    • theoldsilly / Dec 30 2009 11:35 am

      You can rub it into me ANY day, Quirkster! 😉

  11. Helen Ginger / Dec 30 2009 10:43 am

    Happy Birthday Marvin.

    I remember being young and looking at my mother and aunts and thinking they were so old. Now, I think back and realize they were probably in their forties. Old? Ha! It’s all relative.

    Straight From Hel

  12. tdryden1 / Dec 30 2009 10:47 am

    HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I just hope I make it to 60! Let me see …………………. That would be what? hummm, only 9 more years!!! Maybe I’ll make it that long, not sure! If the darn docs don’t quit wanting to do surgery on me I might. I really need zippers on my body. Everything is just falling apart. Glad you are in such great health. Appreciate it!

    Anyway, have a wonderful day and keep looking up! By the way, you look great for 60. I would have guessed 50 – 55 maybe!!!

  13. MadMadMargo / Dec 30 2009 11:02 am

    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    You maybe turning 60
    But you look 52!

    Happy Birthday Cool Dude!!!

  14. theoldsilly / Dec 30 2009 11:37 am

    Gosh – to EVERYONE – thank you all so much, this is a bit overwhelming. I really appreciate all of you, and I got nothin but love for y’all and best wishes for health, happiness and prosperity in 2010!

  15. Alex J. Cavanaugh / Dec 30 2009 11:53 am

    Hey, happy birthday!!

  16. Michelle / Dec 30 2009 2:06 pm

    Happy birthday young man! Now I get all of the discussion about what is and is not a new year. 🙂 Seriously, have a spectacular day!

  17. Patricia Stoltey / Dec 30 2009 2:30 pm

    Happy birthday, kid! I wish you great things in 2010 and beyond.

  18. Elspeth Antonelli / Dec 30 2009 3:39 pm

    Happy birthday, Old Silly! Be merry. Juggle balloons.


  19. Ron Berry / Dec 30 2009 4:11 pm

    Happy birthiday old boy. There is a swimsuit season in Michigan?

  20. Leeuna / Dec 30 2009 4:12 pm

    Happy Birthday Old Silly. I love your blog. I’m glad I found it. Have a happy New Year too. Oh and 60 is the new 40, so you’re still young. 🙂

  21. ReformingGeek / Dec 30 2009 4:53 pm

    I love the prayer but I’m on to you. There is no swimsuit season in Michigan!

    Happy Birthday!

  22. tashabud / Dec 30 2009 6:55 pm

    Sorry, Marvin. It looks like I’m the last one to wish you a happy birthday.
    Okay, this is in “Ella Fitzgerald” style. I hope your like her style. Or should I go for “Kiss” style?

    Happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday Old Sillyyyy….
    Happy birthday to youuu…..

    60 is the new 50-year-old age.

  23. theoldsilly / Dec 30 2009 6:59 pm

    Hey once again,everyone – you guys are the BEST! And yes to the 60s being the new 5-s or even 40s – it’s all about ATTITUDE! hmm?

  24. E. Marie / Dec 30 2009 8:33 pm

    On a serious note, I hope the rest of your years will be the best of your years.

    I love life and am grateful our paths crossed so I can help you celebrate yours.

    Best to you my friend and brother – nothing but the best!

    • Marvin D Wilson / Apr 15 2010 6:50 am

      That’s so sweet, Kissie. Thanks for being a friend, it’s the most important value in life, hmm?

  25. Elizabeth Spann Craig / Dec 30 2009 9:58 pm

    Hope you’ve had a happy day! 60 is the new 40, isn’t it? Love the cartoon and your prayer. 🙂

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  26. Rayna / Dec 31 2009 2:56 am

    Happy Birthday, Marvin.

    When I was young, I thought anyone in their late thirties was old. I am that age now, and I definitely do not feel middle aged, much less old.

    Age is what you make of it, and you are a fantastic person, whether you are 20, 40, 60, 80 or 100.

    Happy Birthday from across the Seven Seas.


  27. Enid Wilson / Dec 31 2009 10:45 am

    Happy Birthday old pal! May you have a great 2010 and all your wishes come true.

    Really Angelic

  28. AmyLK / Jan 5 2010 9:41 pm

    Happy Birthday! Sorry so late, been playing with Son. So when is swimsuit season in Michigan? is it different from the rest of the US?

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