Old manThe simplest things in life can touch our heart, only if we let it to..

Had dinner with sis yesterday in a SS2 restaurant late at 10pm, sitting next to our table was a group of seniors in their 60 perhaps.

They obviously gone a bit tipsy, talking loudly and laughing even louder. I could see a few empty bottle of red wine, they sure know how to enjoy life.

Enjoying my meal, I wasn’t bothered much, until they started singing a birthday song.. I turned my face, and I saw a happy face, an old man smiling broad, and suddenly I was touched.

It’s a blessing to have your friends remember and celebrate your birthday every year, and someone must have a wonderful life to have their friends celebrating their birthday in their aging years.

I sure hope when I reach the days when I couldn’t chew on a steak, that my friends will still remember who I am, and blow the 60+ candles with me.

Old man smiling
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9 Responses to “When I am 60, will you remember me?”

  1. Tanya Says:
    June 22nd, 2006 at 3:49 pm

    Listen to The Beatles’ “When I’m 64”

  2. Yvy Says:
    June 23rd, 2006 at 11:52 am

    I just hope that I aint alone when I’m 64!

  3. Jee Says:
    June 23rd, 2006 at 11:35 pm

    Tanya.. ermm never heard of the song, got to find it in YouTube or somewhere.

    Yvy.. no worries, your hubby will always be with you.

  4. Mei Says:
    June 25th, 2006 at 11:51 pm

    a very touching post indeed.

    and thanks for dropping by my blog. I’ve replied to your comment ;)

  5. daphne Says:
    June 26th, 2006 at 8:36 am

    I paste the song here:
    “When I am 64
      When I get older losing my hair,
      Many years from now.
      Will you still be sending me a Valentine
      Birthday greetings bottle of wine.
      If I’d been out till quarter to three
      Would you lock the door,
      Will you still need me, will you still feed me,
      When I’m sixty-four
      
      You’ll be older too,
      And if you say the word,
      I could stay with you.
      
      I could be handy, mending a fuse
      When your lights have gone.
      You can knit a sweater by the fireside
      Sunday morning go for a ride,
      Doing the garden, digging the weeds,
      Who could ask for more.
      Will you still need me, will you still feed me,
      When I’m sixty-four
      
      Every summer we can rent a cottage,
      In the Isle of Wight, if it’s not too dear
      We shall scrimp and save
      Grandchildren on your knee
      Vera Chuck & Dave
      
      Send me a postcard, drop me a line
      Stating point of view
      Indicate precisely what you mean to say
      Yours sincerely, wasting away
      Give me your answer, fill in a form
      Mine for evermore
      Will you still need me, will you still feed me.
      When I’m sixty-four ”

  6. Robin Says:
    June 26th, 2006 at 11:47 am

    Friends stay forever, though I won’t say the same for marriages.

    I do hope that by then, senility does not set in and everyone remembers everybody.

    Treasure today, because it is the present!

  7. Jee Says:
    June 26th, 2006 at 4:50 pm

    daphne.. thanks for lyric

    Robin.. hmm not all friends stay forever, they come and go and only a few stay for lifelong. Treasure today, u’r right.

  8. Daphne Says:
    June 27th, 2006 at 8:59 am

    Friends stay forever. I agree… But STAY doesn’t mean live near and meet often. If he/she is a friend, no matter where he/she goes and how long you haven’t see each other, your heart will be together. When you get in touch again after long time no see, you still feel so warm and excited. If they, who “come and go” as Jee said, are not real friends and become strangers one day. Then we needn’t to be so painful.
    Regarding marriage, my idea is you lover is also a friend who you will never forget. Just like the other friends, sometimes close and sometimes far to us. When close enough you marry, otherwise depart.
    Then friends and lover are same based on this point.

  9. Jee Says:
    June 27th, 2006 at 10:25 am

    Nicely said Daphne, brava brava!


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