Thursday, June 6, 2019

Sixty-Two Magoo!


Today I'm sixty-two years old.


That don't seem possible. I'm still a young man I think and feel, but my adult daughters give the lie to that quickly enough. Getting old is something the world rejects because the next step is quite startling indeed. And in the last year I have had to give in to my physical infirmity resort to bifocals...sigh. My sight has been weakening for some time, but I fended off the inevitable with ever stronger reading glasses stashed all over my home and car and classroom and anywhere I was likely to turn up.


But finally it became all too much and I had to try bifocals again (I did it once and it was a disaster) and so far so fine. I've adapted to them pretty well, but without them my Magoo existence is still one of guesswork. I used to laugh at Mister Magoo, but now alas I can only laugh alongside him.


Here are some posters of Mister Magoo doing absurd things, but sadly they no longer seem quite as outlandish as they once did.





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13 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! I don't comment much, but I read every post. Thank you! for keeping up this blog and all the work you put into it.

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    1. Thanks for the support and the kind words.

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  2. Happy birthday, RJ. Here's a little trick - reverse the numbers of your age so that you're only 26. When you're 67, it won't work of course, so milk it while you can.

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    1. Math always was my arch enemy. Thanks for the kind words.

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    1. It was a pretty happy one by and large. Thanks.

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  4. Happy birthday. 62 isn't a bad age to reach with not needing regular glasses I managed that until 57 then needed bifocals to read (so far only weak lenses needed for distance and only for night time driving) . Lots of things go when you hit 60,for me the main thing I lost was my tolerance for bigots and buffons.

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    1. And don't forget bad spellers, McS. (Buffoons.)

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    2. We are all of us buffoons from time to time, but there is only one real "buffon". I know who you mean sir.

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  5. Yeah fair point Kid, I blame not having my glasses on.

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    1. Such "buffonery" is ideally suited to this particular post about the infirmities of age and the relentless weakening of the senses! I judge thee not, as he who who is without typo should cast the first bon mot.

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    2. I correct my own typos when I spot them, RJ, so I treat others as I do myself. It's the helpful thing to do.

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    3. I concur. Sorry if I came off a tad snotty on that one.

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