Inside Every Old Person

Inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened.

Terry Pratchett, quoted in “The Times” (UK), re-quoted in “The Week” magazine, July 31, 2015

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As someone who will be turning 60 in Nov. 2015, I can attest to the horrible, terrible truth in this quote ;D That is the cruel joke in getting older: you don’t feel older in your head but your body quickly tells you, yeah, you are now an old fart, and your mean mirror will shock and scare you every morning with your mother’s face looking back at you when you sleepily expected to see the you from “back in the day”. This getting older stuff is not for the faint of heart lol! Jeneane Behme

About jeneanecommonplacebook

What Is a Commonplace Book? A commonplace book is someone’s personal collection of quotes, witticisms, observances, poems, and even graffiti that have inspired them, made them laugh or touched them in some way. Many famous people throughout history have had commonplace books, such as Thomas Jefferson, John Milton, Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau, and the scientist, Carl Linnaeus. I began my commonplace books while I was in junior high school in the early 1970’s and so I have almost 50 years of quotes about such a wide variety of topics told in ways more eloquent, wise or humorous than anything I could ever come up with. And it’s wonderful that in this type of blog, I can also include some of my favorite artists and their artwork as well. I'm almost 60 years old with a daughter, 3 granddaughters, and a kitty-cat. I live in beautiful Bay City, MI. I have 2 associate degrees with additional college credits and hopefully I will be able to complete my goal of obtaining my Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. (Life keeps getting in the way). I enjoy literature, horse racing, baseball, NFL football, The Olympics, astronomy, history (particularly Irish), art, old movies, Downton Abbey, The Good Wife, Unit One, science, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, U2, The Doors, oh and so much more! I have very eclectic and prolific interests. If you would like to check out my personal writings, please go to
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