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The Foibles of Aging

One of the joys of doing the blog is that folks send you links like this one. With over 8 Million hits on YouTube (approaching Lady Gaga numbers) this grace before meals offered by Mary Maxwell is one to remember. You need to stay tuned for at least a minute when all of sudden and with the timing of a professional comedian, this diminutive “little old lady” shines a very funny light on the foibles of aging, to the delight of an audience filled with senior-care experts.

Mary ends with a beautiful poem by Esther Mary Walker which is printed in full below the video. Enjoy!

Friends of the Aged.

Blessed are they who understand
my faltering steps and shaky hand.

Blessed are they, who know my ears today
must strain to catch the things they say.

Blessed are they who seem to know
my eyes are dim and my thoughts are slow

Blessed are they who looked away
when coffee was spilled at dinner today.

Blessed are they, who with cheery smile
stop and chat for a little while.

Blessed are they who never say
“You’ve told that story twice today”.

Blessed are they who know the ways
to bring back memories of yesterdays.

Blessed are they who make it known
I’m loved, respected and not alone.

Blessed are they who ease the days
of my journey home in loving ways.

Esther Mary Walker.

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