Monday, October 27, 2008

Too Old To Trick Or Treat


You know you are too old to Trick or Treat when:

10. You get winded from knocking on the door.

9. You have to have another kid chew the candy for you.

8. You ask for high fiber candy only.

7. When someone drops a candy bar in your bag, you lose your balance and fall over.

6. People say: "Great Boris Karloff Mask," And you're not wearing a mask.

5. When the door opens you yell, "Trick or..." And can't remember the rest.

4. By the end of the night, you have a bag full of restraining orders.

3. You have to carefully choose a costume that won't dislodge your hairpiece.

2. You're the only Power Ranger in the neighborhood with a walker.

And the number one reason Seniors should not go Trick Or Treating...

1. You keep having to go home to pee.


Nancy said...


I have a staunch Republican friend who trades political cartoons with me.

Yesterday I received one that showed three kids all dressed up for Holloween standing on a guy's porch and he is saying to the kids," I am only going to give you half of the candy I might have,and I am going to give the other half to kids who were too lazy to put on a costume and come to my door like you did."

One of the kids turns to the other two and shouts, "Oh, crap, he's a Democrat!!!!!

Some political comment is fun if you take and receive it with a sense of humor.

Joy Des Jardins said...

Yeah, I love these Darlene. I'm afraid of that last one for sure.

I watched the 1/2 hour Obama campaign commercial last night....I thought it was really classy and heartfelt and informative.....really great.

Happy Halloween to you my sweet friend.....BOO!

Sylvia K said...

I'm afraid I personally recognized most of these -- whatever, I won't be in costume tomorrow night or ringing doorbells, and maybe that's a good thing -- I'd hate to hear someone say "what a great costume" and know I wasn't wearing one. Thanks for the giggles!

Kay Dennison said...

This is funny!!!!

I, unfortunately, missed Trick or Treat in my neighborhood on Sunday -- I had tickets to the theater and I was stuck with a bunch of candy. My friend stopped by yesterday and was talking about her art classes & the light bulb in my brain lit up and I gave the candy to her for the kids. SWhe was delighted.

Bev said...

love this!

I found you through a visit at Kay Dennison's blog, and I'm glad I did

I'll be back to visit again

Darlene said...

Nancy, I got that one from my Repub. friend too. Tee Hee.

Joy, thank you. I watched it sldo and agree.

Sylvia, you are too funny.

Darlene said...

How the heck did the word also become sldo? I guess I had better preview my comments from now on. My typos are becoming more frequent.

Bev, thank you for stopping by. I welcome you and hope you will come again.

kenju said...

I like this so much that I copied it and sent it in email to all my friends!!

Betty said...

Too funny! Too true!

Darlene said...

Thanks to all of you for your comments. Glad you enjoyed the humor Kenju and Betty.

Rain said...

Those were really funny

Darlene said...

Hi Rain, I thought so too.

Baino said...

Hello Darlene, I came over to visit from Australia,this All Hallows Eve from Grannymar. We don't widely celebrate Halloween today although I did see a few families on the way home from work all dressed up and knocking on doors! I have to say I admire you for blogging. I work with a financial planning company and the retirees are the most 'vibrant' of our clients! Happy Halloween.

Darlene said...

Hi Baino from down under. I have seen your comments on Grannymar. Thank you for visiting me.

Baino said...

Darlene I meant to also say that I love the name of your blog. It's very northern English my father used that term so often!

steph said...

Hi! Darlene

I too, am a big fan of Grannymar so when she suggested I come your way, I knew I wouldn't be disappointed.

You're never too old to enjoy the benefits of the internet (as you and Nancy so ably demonstrate) so when Grannymar wrote a post recently about the poverty of old age, it stimulated me to look into getting a computer facility set-up at the nursing home where both of my parents reside. My proposal has been welcomed with open arms and so I hope to have a few more silver haired retirees surfing the internet before long.

I'm full of admiration for what you've achieved. Long may you continue to enjoy this pleasure!

Darlene said...

Thank you, Baino and Steph.