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#1181136 - Mon Nov 13 2017 04:40 PM Old age and your memory
gtho4 Offline
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    A couple in their nineties are both having problems remembering things. They decide
    to go to the doctor for a checkup. The doctor tells them that they're physically okay,
    but they might want to start writing things down to help them remember.

    Later that night while watching TV, the old man gets up from his chair. His wife asks,
    "Where are you going?"
    "To the kitchen," he replies.
    "Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?"
    "Sure."
    "Don't you think you should write it down so you can remember it?" she asks.
    "No, I can remember it."
    "Well, I'd like some strawberries on top, too. You'd better write it down, because you know you'll forget it."
    He says, "I can remember that! You want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries."
    "I'd also like whipped cream. I'm certain you'll forget that, so you'd better write it down!" she retorts.

    Irritated, he says, "I don't need to write it down, I can remember it! Leave me alone! Ice cream
    with strawberries and whipped cream -- I got it, for goodness sake!" Then he grumbles off into
    the kitchen.

    After about 20 minutes the old man returns from the kitchen and hands his wife a plate
    of bacon and eggs. She stares at the plate for a moment and says... "Where's my toast?

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#1181190 - Tue Nov 14 2017 05:11 AM Re: Old age and your memory
JanIQ Offline
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I suppose the toast is with the strawberries smilee


Edited by JanIQ (Tue Nov 14 2017 05:11 AM)
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#1181789 - Mon Nov 20 2017 09:18 AM Re: Old age and your memory
HairyBear Offline
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Loc: Florida USA
I think your memory's going... this joke was posted about five years ago, maybe ten.

That's not to say I haven't done the same thing.

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#1182184 - Fri Nov 24 2017 07:20 PM Re: Old age and your memory
MtnGuy1954 Offline
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Registered: Mon Jul 07 2014
Posts: 25
Loc: Virginia USA

I always heard the mind was the second thing to go. I can't seem to remember the first thing right now.

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#1182232 - Sat Nov 25 2017 02:44 AM Re: Old age and your memory
JanIQ Offline
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In Belgium we have a popular saying among the elder people that a donkey gets trouble with his limbs first.
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#1182522 - Mon Nov 27 2017 09:52 PM Re: Old age and your memory
ren33 Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
Posts: 12546
Loc: Kowloon Tong  Hong Kong      
We say that the first sign of losing it was looking for hairs on the palm of your hand.
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#1187040 - Wed Jan 10 2018 04:56 AM Re: Old age and your memory
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Registered: Tue Nov 28 2017
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Loc: France
“Poor Old fool,” thought the well-dressed gentleman as he watched an old man fish in a puddle outside a pub. So he invited the old man inside for a drink. As they sipped their whiskeys, the gentleman thought he’d humor the old man and asked, “So how many have you caught today?”

The old man replied, “You’re the eighth.”

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