Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Is Fifty Fabulous? Well maybe if you are a sewing machine!
Okay, so I had "that" birthday this week. Fifty years old sounds charmingly vintage when applied to fashions. It sounds distinguished when applied to men. But applied to women it just sounds old. :( Here are probably the only pictures of me you will ever see on this blog because I hate taking photos. To be fair, the photo on the left was taken a year ago so let's just call it what "almost 50" looks like. (And yes, that is the Manhattan skyline behind me.) In comparison, here is a picture of me at 20. (And yes, that is a rocking horse behind me, I was already the mother of two children.) At 20 I thought I'd look like that forever...didn't we all?
Now here is a Fifty year old who hasn't changed a bit in half a century
Yes, Bud and I are the same age. I had to look this word up, but we are Quinquagenarians which is quite a mouthful. So who has held up better? No contest, it is this Singer 503 sewing machine. It still looks as great (if a bit dated) and works as perfectly as the day it was born. I can't say the same for me either way.
Besides me and Bud, there are lots of celebs born in 1962, which includes nearly the entire cast of St. Elmo's Fire and a couple of Desperate Housewives ;)
I am in good company with all these celebs who also turn the big 5-0 this year:
Jon Bon JoviMatthew Broderick
Kelly Preston (and she just had a baby a couple of years ago...I guess she has some parts that are still working!)
Laura San Giacamo
Another big birthday, which happens next month, is my Grandma who will be 100 years old on Halloween. Just to think that she was born the year the Titanic sank and has lived TWO of my lifetimes. I guess that makes me feel comparatively "young".
Posted by MKB at 3:06 PM