Inside the Mind of Isadora

Pondering from Mabel


Grandma Rockin'
 Mabel says ….

This mornin’ while on my way to the dining hall here at my new assisted living home I noticed some things I ought warn you ‘bout.


I noticed that stairs are getting steeper. And, everything is farther away. Yesterday, I walked to the corner and I was dumbfounded to discover how long my street had become.

People are less considerate now; especially the young ones. They speak in whispers all the time! If you ask them to speak up they just keep repeating themselves, endlessly mouthing the same silent message until they’re red in the face.

What do they think I’m a lip reader?

Another thing, everyone drives so fast these days. You’re risking life and limb if you happen to pull onto the freeway in front of them. All I can say is their brakes must wear out awfully fast, the way I see them screech and swerve in my rear view mirror.

On the other hand, people my own age are so much older than I am. I ran into an old friend the other day and she has aged so much that she didn’t even recognize me. I got to thinking about the poor dear while I was combing my hair this morning.

So, I glanced at my own reflection. Well, REALLY NOW – even mirrors – aren’t made the way they used to be!

Clothing manufacturers are less civilized these days, too.

Why else would they suddenly start labeling a size 10 or 12 dress as 18 or 20?

Do they think no one notices this?

The people who make bathroom scales are pulling the same prank.

Do they think I actually ‘believe’ the number I see on that dial?

HA! I would never let myself weigh that much!

Just who do these people think they’re fooling?

I’d like to call up someone in authority to report what’s going on but the telephone company is in on the conspiracy too. They’ve printed the phone books in such a small type that no one could ever find a number in there!

All I can do is pass along this warning:


Unless something drastic happens, pretty soon everyone will have to suffer these awful

Into each life a little humor shall enter …!!!

Come back and see what else I’ve been pondering …
Mabel    💗


***** Mabel is a character I’ve developed for the purpose of writing about life with a tongue-in-cheek humor from a seniors citizens point of view.

Author: Inside the Mind of Isadora

Intriguing, sensitive, mysterious, loving, artistic and crackling with excitement for life is a pretty good description of who I am. I just retired from the world of art where I sold my Artfully Designed Handmade Jewelry for 28 years; although, art will always be a part of who I am no matter what venue I choose to express it in.

16 thoughts on “Pondering from Mabel

  1. I nominated you for the duet awards. Please accept 🙂


  2. Ha, too late Mabel, the conspiracy is rampant here too!! 😀


  3. I think Mabel is so right 😀


  4. Lovely post. And yes with time and age things around us do seem changed. Thanks for sharing with us. Take care and God bless.


  5. I think you are right, my dear Mabel… we are under attack! Disgraceful! And these things aren’t just happening in your country, they are happening everywhere – spreading like a virus! 😆


  6. Yeah, I heard something like that I think! Seems to me that when we get a little older, everything in life just go too fast! And it’s true my friend! Things changed too quickly! Lol! Very nice post, have a great week.


  7. Marvelous…thanks for the laugh!


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