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AIBU To find this a comfort and slightly amusing

(28 Posts)
granto7 Sun 30-Oct-11 01:29:23

Today,dear Lord, I'm 80, and there's much I haven't done
So I hope,dear Lord,you'll let me live until I'm 81
But then if I'm not finished all I want to do
Would you let me stay a while, until I'm 82

I'd like to visit many spots; there's many sights to see
D'you think that you could manage to make it 83?
I've done alot, but there is so much more in store
I'd like it very much to live until I'm 84

And if by then I'm still alive,
I'd like to stay until I'm 85

The world is changing quickly;
I wonder could you fix
for me to see what happens
When I get to 86

I know,dear lord, it's much to ask
and though it's nice in heaven
I'd rather stay right here
Unti I'm 87

I know,by then, I won't be fast
more like I'll be late
But twould be nice to be
around when I'm 88!!!!

I will have seen so many things
and had a lovely time
I'm sure I shall be willing
to leave at 89

Notsogrand Sun 30-Oct-11 07:52:09

That's lovely. smile

Ariadne Sun 30-Oct-11 08:22:37


Sbagran Sun 30-Oct-11 08:25:29

granto that is so lovely - I hope he will grant your wish but changing the 80's to 90's perhaps !!! grin
It sounds a bit like your 80th birthday is at this time? If so, many many congratulations! wine thanks

Annobel Sun 30-Oct-11 09:26:39

Lovely, granto. Great to read on a morning when I'm feeling a bit - a lot - decrepit. I would like to take a copy of this and remind myself that I have a while to go yet. thanks If it is your birthday, wine.

dorsetpennt Sun 30-Oct-11 09:48:29


Elegran Sun 30-Oct-11 09:49:35

Now this is one which is worth forwarding to everyone we can think of, unlike those buckets of syrup we usually get. Any objections, Granto 7 ?

Did you compose that yourself?

Grumpyoldwoman Sun 30-Oct-11 10:10:20

grin +cupcake +thanks+wine...Happy Birthday xxxx

bagitha Sun 30-Oct-11 10:45:37

Celebrate, Granto7 smile! and have the happiest of birthdays! wine thanks

Jacey Sun 30-Oct-11 10:47:44

Lovely!! thanks Happy Birthday!! wine

glammanana Sun 30-Oct-11 10:51:07

Loved it Granto7 may all your wishes be granted and more,thankswinecupcake

susiecb Sun 30-Oct-11 11:38:40

Happy Happy Birthday. cupcake

supernana Sun 30-Oct-11 12:25:02

Granto7 How lovely. HAPPY SPECIAL BIRTHDAY...thanks wine cupcake smile

Butternut Sun 30-Oct-11 13:10:45

What a marvellously positive take on reaching 80.
Congratulations, granto7. I am very impressed.


Butternut Sun 30-Oct-11 13:11:45

...that should be thanks

granto7 Sun 30-Oct-11 13:32:58

OOPPS !!!!!1
Sorry if I have given the wrong impression
It isn't my birthday and found this on another site, but like you I thought it was well worth "sharing"
Thankyou all for kind words Just sorry I didn't make myself clear

greenmossgiel Sun 30-Oct-11 14:41:12

Like it [granto7]! grin

Jacey Sun 30-Oct-11 15:44:54

That's OK Granto7 ...I'll still share wine with you ...loved it!! keep the thanks

supernana Sun 30-Oct-11 15:56:07

granto7 thanks for making us smile

gracesmum Sun 30-Oct-11 15:56:51

Love it! Thank you for sharing it with us - it is winging its way to many of my friends right now! wine

goldengirl Sun 30-Oct-11 16:52:19

It's a breath of fresh air! Thanks for sharing it with us. The future need not be scary after all smile

Mckneff Sun 30-Oct-11 17:20:15

very good..............

Not quite got there yet

glassortwo Sun 30-Oct-11 18:03:19

granto loved it, you could always have two birthdays like the Queen wink

jinglej Sun 30-Oct-11 18:21:57

Don't you think it's a little bit miserable to be thinking about how old you are, and wondering if you are going to make it to another year?

Sorry, but I think it's one of those internet things I can't stand!

nanarosie Sun 30-Oct-11 20:30:53

granto7 happy happy birthday - someone at work says they will start worrying about leaving here when they are 100 so way to go as they saythanks