The Gift of Age: Wit and Wisdom, Information and Inspiration for the Chronologically Endowed, and Those Who Will Be (Google eBook)

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Marion Street Press, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 168 pages
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A blend of touching stories, fascinating facts, and rollicking humor is presented in this entertaining look at the jaunt towards senior citizenship. Guaranteed to stir souls, stimulate minds, and tickle funny bones, the chapters include Why It’s Great to Be Chronologically Endowed, Grandkids Say the Darnedest Things, The Lighter Side of Aging, and Jest for the Health of It. Advice on enjoying one’s golden years is featured, from how to accumulate happiness and social wisdom to the delights of retirement. With puns, jokes, riddles, and puzzles illuminating important aspects on the aging process, this uproarious guide also lists outstanding achievements by “chronologically gifted” leaders, artists, writers, and athletes.
  

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Contents

Introduction
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1 Why Its Great to Be Chronologically Endowed
11
2 Age Before Beauty
15
3 Distinguished But Not Extinguished
18
4 A Dozen Ageless Athletes
22
5 Writing for the Ages
24
6 Signs That Youre Growing Old
28
7 The Way We Word
34
22 Antique Bumper Snickers
97
23 Work Works
101
24 The Joys of Retirement
104
25 The Importance of Exercise
110
26 Im So Old
114
27 Have You Heard?
116
28 Seniors Under Attack
118
29 Jest for the Health of It
121

8 Remember When
39
9 Valued Memories
44
10 Libraries Changed Our Lives
48
11 Why We Should Be Dead
51
12 The Lighter Side of Aging
55
13 The Art of the Comeback
61
14 Humorists on Aging
64
15 Grandkids Say the Darnedest Things
70
16 A Seniors Garden of Light Verse
76
17 Great Expectationsfor Life
82
18 A LateEdition Dictionary
85
19 New Lists for Olden Goldies
89
20 Golden Oldies
93
21 Metaphors for Aging
95
30 Laughing at Our Infirmities
125
31 My Forgetter Is Getting Better
130
32 AAADD
136
33 Ripe Love
140
34 Auto Biographies
146
35 AdVintage
149
36 A Seniors Night Before Christmas
151
37 A Good Old Game
153
38 Never Say Die
156
39 Golden Poetry
159
40 Movie Stars on Aging
161
41 Writers on Aging
163
42 Silver Quotations
166
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Richard Lederer is the author of more than 35 books, including Anguished English, Crazy English, Get Thee to a Punnery, More Anguished English, A Treasury for Cat Lovers, and A Treasury for Dog Lovers. He has been named International Punster of the Year and Toastmasters International's Golden Gavel winner. He lives in San Diego.

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