Versailles News: Old enough to laugh about it


Does our sense of humor improve with age or do we become grumpy old people? There’s never a shortage of jokes poking fun of various segments of the population. Over the years, we’ve heard and told popular knock knock jokes, ethnic jokes, blonde jokes, even the occasional dirty joke…but now the joke just might be on us.

It’s been said that laughter is the best medicine. We know a good laugh is good for the soul and if a joke is really funny we enjoy sharing it with others. Hopefully these jokes help us laugh our way to a longer and healthier life. Afterall if we learn to laugh at ourselves we will have a lifetime of entertainment.

Life not only begins at 40, it begins to show.

Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.

Don’t worry about avoiding temptation — as you grow older, it starts avoiding you.

To me wrinkles are just antique smiles.

Few women admit their age. Few men act theirs.

How can I tell if I’m having a mid-life crisis when my whole life has been one crisis after another?

I don’t do drugs. At my age I get the same effect just standing up fast.

I don’t know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.

I finally got my head together, and my body fell apart.

I started out with nothing…I still have most of it.

I was always taught to respect my elders, but it keeps getting harder to find one.

If you’re as old as you feel, how can I be alive at 150?

I’m not old; I’m just a victim of gravity!

I’m not young enough to know everything anymore.

The irony of life is that by the time you’re old enough to know your way around, you’re not going anywhere.

Wrinkled was not one of the things I wanted to be when I grew up.

It is easier to get older than it is to get wiser.

I’ve only got one other speed and it’s slower.

Just when I was getting used to yesterday, along came today.

Lying about my age is easier now that I often forget what it is.

Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.

My memory is still perfect. I can even…now what was I saying?

No man is ever old enough to know better.

Old age comes at a bad time.

Old age is when you still have something on the ball, but you are just too tired to bounce it.

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.

The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

Setting an example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age.

There is always a lot to be thankful for, if you take the time to look. For example, isn’t it nice that wrinkles don’t hurt?

Warning: dates in calendar are closer than they appear.

Are you laughing? Keep on smiling and find comfort in knowing we are all getting older at the same rate of speed—we just got started at different times. Don’t forget growing old is mandatory but growing up is optional and inside every one of us is a young person wondering what the heck happened.

Upcoming events:

There’s still time to have Versailles Young Life spread mulch at your residence, but today is the deadline to order mulch from Groff Mowing and Lawn Care (526-3380) and receive free local delivery by mentioning that Young Life will be spreading it for you. Don’t forget to follow up with a call to Lisa at 621-0917 to schedule the mulch spreading laborers. They do a fast and fabulous job for a donation towards their summer camp.

A memorial co-ed softball tournament is scheduled for Saturday at the Versailles K of C diamonds. All proceeds benefit the Allyson Mescher memorial scholarship. For more information contact Tom at 614/404-2710.

This Saturday is also Armed Forces Day. This is a day to honor Americans in uniform that serve their country, in any branch of the military or have served in times of war and peace.

Happy birthday to Keith Horst, Cyndie Rhoades, Della Burch, Charles Brown, Taylor Hayes, Dan Weaver, Jolene Rinderle, Becci Miller, Mitchell Gehle, Judy Magoto, Janice Tebbe, Donna Huelskamp, Savannah Apple, Carrie Borchers, Alan Henry, Bonnie Phlipot, Jackie Watren, Mary Lou Runner, Michael Menke, Kendall Monnin, Colleen McKnight, Sharon Kunk, Allen Platfoot, Corinna Alexander, Carol Francis, Kris Krueger, Diane Gilmore, Danielle Cochran, Della Steinke, Sue Drees, Grant Jones, Karen Lawrence, David Holfinger II, Mike Holfinger, Shad Unger, Tammy Collins, Jenny Timmerman, Ryan Langston, and Lauren Unger as their birthdays approach. Anniversary wishes to Danielle and AJ Magoto, Nickie and Ryan Meyer (11), Kim and Mike Hayes (13), Kelly and Barry Paulus (19), Cindy and Eric Miller, Amy and Rob Carmen (20), Barbara and Steve Fort (25), Lois and David Bruns (27), Vickie and Pat Monnin (33), Marilyn and Tom Blakeley (37), Irene and Bob Murphy (?), Wanda and Leroy Billenstein (52), Carolyn and Gary Poling (56), Karen and Jim Lawrence (57).

Attention Prayermedics: Give your supportive and healing prayers for the many who are dealing with any of life’s countless challenges, and especially for; Payton Platfoot, Lois Youngker, Linda Wilson, Jim Crotcher, Adam Schwieterman, Kevin McCoy, Judy York, Jim Youngker, Delores Williams, Sam Yagle, David Zumberger, Brian Voisard, Cyril Frantz, Dave Francis, Ann Paulus Pedersen, Dan Monnin, John Davis, Eileen Rahm, Cyril Voisard, Wayne Pittsenbarger, Barb and Jon Agne, Samantha Smith, Michelle Ullom, Bob Homan and all those who are sick, suffering, hospitalized, and/or homebound.

Sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Virginia McClurg (72), Fr. Bob Monnin (86), also remembering the lives of Alma Pequignot, David “Bubbles” Marshal, Paul Bensman, Don “Flowers” Grillot, Ed Lease, Mamie Warrick, Janice Raffle, Allyson Mescher, Reva Bridenbaugh, Winnie Bulcher, Al Meyer, Ruth Wagner, Donald Meyer, Jonathan Wysocki, Kenny Luthman, Fr. Leo Hoying, Rick Francis, Lynn Henry, and Madison Schultz and all those not mentioned by name as the anniversary of their passing nears.

“Don’t let aging get you down—it’s too hard to get back up!” ~Unknown

“People with a good sense of humor have a better sense of life.” ~Unknown

“Laughter is timeless, Imagination has no age, And dreams are forever.” ~Walt Disney

By Kathy Magoto

Kathy Magoto is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with her weekly Versailles community column. She can be reached at [email protected] or at 526-3798. Feel free to contact her with Versailles news and tidbits. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.

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