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August 25, 2012

As Time Goes By: What's that you say? You have a deal for me? Huh?

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Well, I finally agreed that I should get my ears tested, and I was wired up to a machine. I cannot tell you what the machine   did or said but afterwards I felt the strong need for a cigarette and a shower. (The machine was good; I haven’t smoked in   31 years.)
The outcome was that I sure could use a hearing aid or two and that I could get them as soon as I handed over some check from   the insurance company.
Right now I can hear really well. It wasn’t wax, like they claimed, but some moldering carrots and a couple of Brussels sprouts   from the victory garden planted in 1943.
It’s great to find out that the odor that seemed to follow me wherever I went was not decay heralding old age but some unimportant   veggies that had “fallen through the cracks.”
Keep a close watch out for words like “fallen through the cracks,” because the older you get, the more likely you will end   up “between the cracks.” As time goes by, your only concern should be whether there is a six-foot drop on the other side.
Like Porky Pig always said at the end of the show, “Tha-tha-tha-hat’s all folks!” (Poor fellow, with all those repeats, he   must have been almost stone d
eaf.)
Henry Geerken is a three-time NYSUT award-winner writing humorous articles addressing retiree and senior citizen concerns.   Geerken also writes for Sail-World, World Cruising Newsletter, regarding his many humorous sailing episodes through the years.   He can be reached by e-mail at hgeerken@stny.rr.com. ‘Senior Scene’ columns can be found at www.thedailystar.com/seniorscene.
 

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