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Pondering from Mabel – Love is in the Air at my Assisted Living



Pondering from Mabel – Love is in the Air at my Assisted Living

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I’m sure you know that Valentine’s Day is just a few days away.

Love is in the air, ’cause they’re puttin’ up those

bright red hearts and balloons for our Valentine Dinner and Dance on Saturday.

I don’t know if my husband, Fred, would have been involved

with all of the celebratin’ we do here. I suppose they’re afraid we might get bored.

They have a gal from the local beauty salon donatin’ her time to doll us all up.

Bless her heart. It should go real quick considerin’ most of us have hair so thin you can see our scalps.

You get to be our age and you don’t rightly care. No sir, breathin’ is the most important.

Of course, sweet little Mary Lou Cho wears one of them new hair wigs.

She always looks real nice. Tiny little thing. I suppose her vanity has her going through all that work.

Ya’ll remember, 91 year old, Willie gettin’ lost on New year’s eve, don’t ya?

If you missed it, you can check here to read all about his foolery.

I got to pondering that, maybe, I should write about something

Seniors should be thinkin’ about for after our Valentine Dance.

I plan on dancing ’til dawn. I hope ya’ll have a real nice Valentine’s Day.

Ccome back and visit real soon.

Live Life,


Lovemaking Tips for Seniors

1. Wear your glasses to make sure your partner is actually in the bed.

2. Set timer for 3 minutes, in case you doze off in the middle.

3. Set the mood with lighting. (Turn them ALL OFF!)

4. Make sure you put 911 on your speed dial before you begin.

5. Write partner’s name on your hand in case you can’t remember.

6. Use extra polygrip so your teeth don’t end up under the bed.

7. Have Tylenol or whatever you use ready in case you actually complete the

8. Make all the noise you want … The neighbors are deaf, too.

9. If it works, call everyone you know with the good news … even if its 8PM… !!

10. Don’t even think about trying it twice.

Remember Old is When

Your sweetie says, ‘Let’s go upstairs and make love,’ and you answer, ‘Pick

I can’t do both!’

Your friends compliment you on your new alligator shoes and you’re barefoot.

Going bra-less pulls all the wrinkles out of your face.

You are cautioned to slow down by the doctor instead of by the police.

’Getting a little action’ means you don’t need to take a laxative today.

’Getting Lucky’ means you find your car in the parking lot.

An ‘all nighter’ means not getting up to use the bathroom.

You’re not sure if these are facts or jokes. 




 ***** Mabel is a fiction character I’ve developed for the purpose of writing about life with a tongue-in-cheek sense of 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.

23 thoughts on “Pondering from Mabel – Love is in the Air at my Assisted Living

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  3. So cute Izzy, and the lovemaking tips were hysterical. My, what we have to look forward to. 😉

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  4. “Even if it’s 8pm!” 😆 Thanks for the laughs, Mabel.


  5. Guess I’ll have to take my bra off today!


  6. Hi Isadora, great story, we don’t see many stories with elderly characters, hope Mabel has lots of fun, looking forward to read more about it!


  7. That a way, Mabel … cheers to your positive spin … and keep on dancin’!


  8. Sadly I can relate to Mabel 🙂 although I’m not quite there yet! There’s lots to look forward to I think – more than anything, to still be on the right side of the divot as we golfers say LOL


  9. Mabel is a superhero!!! I believe she ought to write a book! 🙂
    Happy new week, my dear Isadora! 🙂 xx


  10. This is soo funny! 😀 😀


  11. It makes me smile when we can relate to the humour of these tips… it is like antiques, when we recognise and use to use them…. 😉


  12. I had to laugh at the fact that you ‘clued’ some of us in that Mable is made-up, Izzy. Remember when? 🙂 LOL

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  13. You made me smile and you are right with a lot here 😀


  14. As a real senior citizen, I have to point out that it’s a real mistake to wear your glasses in bed, because you’re almost sure to break them after you fall asleep. I could comment about a number of other bits, but i know that the intention is humor, and you did bring me a smile.


    • I can tell you as a pre-senior(67)that wearing glasses anyplace other than you’re nose can cause an issue.
      I wore them in my pool during the summer. A big mistake. I live in a community in Florida that has a great
      deal of seniors. I learn many things from them … and … hear lots of things. They are confident to say
      and do things I wouldn’t necessarily do or say. It is with their blessing that I post these humorous vignettes.
      I’m glad I made you smile,Simon, as that is why I post. We have too many things that are negative. Just trying to
      lift the spirits. Keep smiling …. it looks good on you. 😃😃😃


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