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When I’m eighty…
I will be sweet to everyone.
I’ll think only about positive things.
I’ll smile a lot with my toothless smile,
And I’ll wear emeralds and diamond rings.

I’ll get up late if I want to.
And I’ll eat anything I like.
I’ll watch cowboy movies and play the piano.
I may even buy a bright yellow bike!

When I’m eighty…
I’ll sing a lot-
Celebrating will be a must.
For all too soon I’ll be checking out,
Pushing  up daisies in the dust.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 9/19/2016 6:35:00 PM
yes,Betty, when we approach that final age, celebrating becomes a must for as you say we'll soon be checking out pushing up daisies in the dust. Stan Ohlswager, age 93 yes, I do try to celebrate that remaining!
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Date: 9/19/2016 6:43:00 PM
Thanks Stanley. Yes, we are fortunate to have lived a long life. I enjoy every day I have.
Date: 9/19/2016 2:47:00 PM
Hoping you reach 100 and have a howl all the way. Congrats, Old daver
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Betty Butler
Date: 9/19/2016 2:58:00 PM
Haha, thank you daver Austin. I'm still enjoying life!
Date: 7/22/2016 4:46:00 AM
love it . . . : )
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Betty Butler
Date: 7/29/2016 1:44:00 PM
Glad you liked it Indiana! :)
Date: 6/22/2016 8:36:00 PM
What a cute poem Betty, my Mom turns 80 in December! Hope you find your yellow bike!:)
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Date: 6/22/2016 8:46:00 PM
Thanks Cheryl!
Date: 6/22/2016 11:51:00 AM
Betty, good going here... ynr*Skat
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Betty Butler
Date: 6/22/2016 7:22:00 PM
Thanks SKAT A!
Date: 6/22/2016 10:30:00 AM
I'm 83 now, and do whatever I want- get up late, watch a movie, play the piano, and sing. I'm going to look for the yellow bike. :)
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