When I Was Young

On My 57th Birthday

When I was young I never worried about money or healthcare.

When I was young I never heard of sunscreen or moisturizer (except Noxzema)

When I was young I never thought about my daily BM or bladder control. And I certainly never talked about.

When I was young a telephone was for making phone calls.

When I was young I took for granted 20/20 vision and brown hair.

When I was young I didn’t make funny noises trying to get out of bed in the morning.

When I was young I didn’t spend energy worrying about my kids. I only worried about myself.

When I was young I didn’t have skin on my neck and under my arms that flapped like a sheet in the wind.

When I was young you had to stay in one room to listen to music or watch TV.

When I was young I was convinced I didn’t snore.

When I was young there was a  thing called writing letters.

When I was young I took things for granted.

When I was young I didn’t have a husband who loved me no matter what.

Being young is overrated.  Go back? Never !

Fifty-Seven and Fabulous!



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  • Reply Nancy Rimel

    Happy Birthday Laureen. A toast from La Quinta!

    January 14, 2017 at 7:03 pm
  • Reply Kathy Kuhn

    So glad I discovered your blog! Super inspiring,honest and thought provoking. Kit and I are on a very similar path and mind set at this stage in our lives and it’s so encouraging to hear your story. Thank-You and Happy Birthday!

    January 15, 2017 at 5:43 pm
    • Reply Laureen

      Thank you! I am blessed. Keep on trying!

      January 16, 2017 at 12:14 am

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