Monday, March 24, 2014

Youth and vigor are no match for old age and treachery

Do you recognize her?  I'll bet not, unless you read the same obscure "Where are they now" article online I did yesterday.

I've never been too conscious of age, or birthdays, or getting old.  It's gonna happen anyway, so just roll with it, right?  Wrinkles happen, hair takes a vacation, sometimes teeth take up residence in a glass in the bathroom overnight.  It's all good.

But that article yesterday really got me to thinking about how old all the sports / entertainment / news icons of my yoot are, or would have been, today.  Yikes!

Elvis, had he lived, would have been 79.

Captain Kangaroo (Bob Keeshan) would have been 89.

Paul Newman would have been 89 also.  Paul Newman!

Sophia Loren is 79.  Lemme say it again....SEVENTY NINE!

Henry Winkler, aka Fonzi, aka The Fonz....68.

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, would have been 88.

Roger Staubach (Dallas QB) is 72.

Raquel Welch is 73.
Diane Sawyer, the TV news anchor, is 68.

Frankie Avalon is 73.

Little Richard is 81.

This old geezer is 63.

Chubby Checker is 72.

Terry Bradshaw (Pittsburgh QB) acts a forever young 65.

One of my main teenage crushes, Leslie Gore, is 67.  (Unfortunately for me I wasn't "her type".)

And this beautiful lady, whose picture adorned many a young boy's room back in the 1960's, is the same as the first photo shown above....79 year old Bridget Bardot.

Tick Tock Tick Tock Tick....just roll with it.  

All my "beautiful people" are....umm....still beautiful. ;)



  1. Time and tides stop for no one. We're all getting a bit long in the tooth.

  2. Bridget Bardot in a candid moment. To be fair, she stepped out of the spotlight a long time ago. Sophia Loren is still quite stunning when she appears in public. I still have not figured out who the old lady is in the mirror when I get up in the morning!

  3. Somehow I knew who the first picture was, I guess I've seen similar stories. I remember we could not see her movies. There was no rating system yet, so I don't remember how or why, but her movies were too sexy (I've still never seen one) and Teens were not allowed in.

    The interesting thing to me is, if I knew a lady when she was at her external best and I see her today, her persona is still that of a young beautiful lady regardless of how she has transformed. Your an old fart, is that just me?

  4. You look might fit for a 63 year old, hang in there. My dad went from young to elderly looking in his 40's and I have done the same. He had an active life until he was 84, doubt I will see that with the junk food and pesticides and fallout from 2000 bomb tests.

  5. Cruising quietly toward 74 in a few weeks. As a younger friend of mine once said "I'd have never thought I would someday go to bed with a 67 year old woman!"

  6. Am I the only one who looks at old movies (I'm thinking of movies from the 50's or so) and thinks that the men and women looked so much older than us now, when realistically they portrayed characters in their 20's and 30's?

    I'm specifically thinking of Lucille Ball during her "I love Lucy" years. She was in her 40's, but somehow she just looks...well, older than I feel. (I'm 55 now).

  7. Time is not passing us by, but is carrying us along.