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When I’m 64

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AussieGran59 Wed 25-Jan-23 22:59:58

I have a birthday coming up very soon. That Beatles song When I’m 64 keeps playing around in my head! Unfortunately I teased my husband when he turned 64 and sang the song every opportunity I had.
Now he’s getting revenge.
Oh, it’s driving me crazy!
Will you still need me
Will you still feed me
When I’m 64!
I don’t expect any replies to this silly thread, just wanted to vent.

HeavenLeigh Wed 25-Jan-23 23:07:40

Getting his own back AussieGran 🤣

Cherrytree59 Wed 25-Jan-23 23:52:37

Me too, AussieGran,
Think the clues in our GN names.
Happy birthday when it comes 🎂🍹🍾
then only 12 month of 🎵

Kate1949 Wed 25-Jan-23 23:56:46

I wish I was 64!

Hetty58 Thu 26-Jan-23 00:05:05

Oh - so do I!

flixukay Thu 26-Jan-23 00:33:25

Read Jenny Joseph's well loved poem 'When I am old' and embrace your 64 years in the knowledge that you have at least another decade before you can call yourself 'old'.
I'm not far behind you (62) and see the next 10 years (if I'm lucky enough to get them) my 'warming up and winding down' to old age decade.
And at 72, it's on with the purple and the red hat!

AussieGran59 Thu 26-Jan-23 00:45:15

Thanks Cherrytree59, same to you when it comes around.
flixukay, what a lovely post. Unfortunately I hate purple and look ridiculous in hats but rest assured, I will think of something.
Daughter moaned the other day that she’s 41 soon. Kate and Hetty, I guess it’s all relative. I sure didn’t have so many aches and pains at 41!

nanna8 Thu 26-Jan-23 01:38:13

Happy Birthday Aussie gran. I have changed the words of that song to ‘when I’m 84’, which is more appropriate to us and our friends!

Kim19 Thu 26-Jan-23 04:29:26

I'm trying to remember what that was like!

Oopsadaisy1 Thu 26-Jan-23 07:30:44

Oh yes I remember being 64…..

I also remember singing along with the song when it first came out and thinking “64? Crikey, that’s ancient”. How little we know.

Sparklefizz Thu 26-Jan-23 08:00:11

I read somewhere that we only view "old" as being 20 years older than ourself, whatever age we are.

NannyJan53 Thu 26-Jan-23 08:25:04

Happy birthday AussieGran59 I am 70 later this year so 64 is a mere youngster smile

sodapop Thu 26-Jan-23 08:33:00

Happy Birthday AussieGran enjoy your day.

Iam64 Thu 26-Jan-23 08:40:30

That song led me to choose my gransnet name. I’ll be 74 soon 😵‍💫

kittylester Thu 26-Jan-23 08:42:50

Crumbs Iam, that's sobering!!

rosie1959 Thu 26-Jan-23 08:57:02

Oh heck now it’s going round in my head I will be 64 on Sunday. In my head I am still around 35 where did the time go.

Iam64 Thu 26-Jan-23 08:58:06

kittylester

Crumbs Iam, that's sobering!!

You’re not kidding kitty

LRavenscroft Thu 26-Jan-23 09:07:12

flixukay

Read Jenny Joseph's well loved poem 'When I am old' and embrace your 64 years in the knowledge that you have at least another decade before you can call yourself 'old'.
I'm not far behind you (62) and see the next 10 years (if I'm lucky enough to get them) my 'warming up and winding down' to old age decade.
And at 72, it's on with the purple and the red hat!

Strangely enough I have developed a penchant for purple (lavender) and red woolly hats. Oh! And cats.

Yammy Thu 26-Jan-23 09:22:32

Happy Birthday, Aussie Gran,flowerscupcake
64 is a mere girl, I'm a few months older than DH he reminds me every New Years Eve that I will be whatever the year the coming year, but it's not until the autumn, I laugh when his comes up just in the New Year and I call him my toy boy.

henetha Thu 26-Jan-23 09:26:06

Gosh, you are so young. Have a wonderful day 😁💐

AussieGran59 Thu 26-Jan-23 10:47:39

rosie1959

Oh heck now it’s going round in my head I will be 64 on Sunday. In my head I am still around 35 where did the time go.

Have a great day on Sunday! Happy Birthday.

AussieGran59 Thu 26-Jan-23 10:50:22

Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes.
To those of you who now can’t get the song out of your heads: sorrygrin

Witzend Thu 26-Jan-23 10:55:22

Happy Birthday!
BTW I’d be quite pleased about being 64 - given that I’m going to be ten years on very soon! 😱

bluebird243 Thu 26-Jan-23 11:09:18

I'm 74 in a few weeks time too. Can't believe it.

When the Beatles were singing the song little did we know 2 of them wouldn't make it to 64. Loved George.

Enjoy your birthday.

Witzend Thu 26-Jan-23 11:13:39

I know, Bluebird - I often think, how can I possibly be 73? How can this have happened?
(Before anyone says it, I do know I’m lucky and that it’s better than the alternative!)