Older people have all the fun

We seem to spend the majority of our time with those who are much older than us, and I kind of prefer it that way. I’ve always had more in common with the elderly; things like going to bed early, being hard of hearing, and getting indigestion for no apparent reason.

Last night, we met up with several people from church to play Dominoes. There were two couples and a sister, all in their seventies and eighties. After an enjoyable dinner, we gathered around a small table and began playing. Their rules were a little different than ours, but we managed to keep up fairly well.

One might be inclined to think that such an evening would be, for lack of a better word, boring. It was far from it. We laughed constantly as one of the men kept trying to cheat, one lady couldn’t seem to figure out the rules, and another always went out with so many pieces that she couldn’t add up all the points without help. Honey literally laughed so hard that he almost blacked out!

Surprisingly, they kept me up far past my usual bedtime and I’m beginning to think that older people have really got the whole “fun” thing figured out.

Author: Brian

Blogger. Bookworm. Michael Jackson fanatic. Lives in Kentucky with partner of 12 years and three fabulous felines.

4 thoughts on “Older people have all the fun”

  1. “I’ve always had more in common with the elderly; things like going to bed early, being hard of hearing, and getting indigestion for no apparent reason.”

    OMG, me too!!!
    Actually I’m kind of serious. My closest friends are often people who have children my age. I don’t know, I just seem to connect with folks that are a lot older than me. And like to go to bed early… ;)

  2. Well, I have friends of a variety of ages, however, I seem to “connect” more with people older than me.
    Although it is not because of any of the things you listed. LOL

    I have often wondered why myself.
    Here is some to the top reason I think it is.
    (1) My grandparents played a huge part in my life growing up. My dad’s dad and my mom’s mom took time to do things with me and talk to me as a grew up.
    (2) I have alot of old fashion values and principles that the older generations do.
    (3) I love to listen to their stories of “way back when”. The older generation lived through some amazing historical events and they seem to have a “strength of character” that you don’t find in people my age or younger.

    As for having fun…I think it just depends on the people you are around and by the sound of it, you and Alan was in some good company last night!!!!

  3. Do I count as an “older person?” I’m 55. :-) I think we really know how to have fun because we’ve figured out that it doesn’t have to be wild or crazy or obnoxious–you just need a good friend or two and time together and you are set for making some gentle memories.

    You know what? I know those older people you hung out with that night just loved showing you a good time.

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