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Aging & Dying

THEY SAID: He passed through the unseen curtain.

WE SAY: He died.
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THEY SAID: He/she is older than dirt.

WE SAY: He/she is very old.
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THEY SAID: He/She is older than footprints.

WE SAY: Very old (not quite as old as dirt, though).
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THEY SAID: His head's wore out two bodies.

WE SAY: He looks older than his years.
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THEY SAID: "I rise to ejaculate" (believe it or not from a very articulate 94 year old Grandma)

WE SAY: "I'd like to interject something" (snickering WAS heard at the table )
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THEY SAID: I'll live 'til tomorrow unless a tree falls on me.

WE SAY: I'm doing alright.
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THEY SAID: Long in the tooth .

WE SAY: Old.
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THEY SAID: Older than the hills and twice as dusty.

WE SAY: Ancient.
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THEY SAID: Too bad about old Jake, he "kicked the bucket!"

WE SAY: Too bad, old Jake died.
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THEY SAID: Too old to cut the mustard.

WE SAY: Too old to party or dance.
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THEY SAID: We grow too soon old and too late smart.

WE SAY: Wisdom comes only with age.
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