Getting old can be challenging, but like everything else, it’s easier if you maintain your sense of humor! Back in 2009, a 72-year-old woman named Mary Maxwell attended an annual convention for a care center owned by some of her friends. They asked her to give the opening invocation, and something tells us they vastly underestimated her comedic chops!
Mary started her speech with a prayer for the patience and well-being of the staff members at Home Instead Senior Care. Just when we thought she was finished, she paused dramatically and said, “Oh sorry, God. As long as I have the microphone….”
That’s when she launched into a hilariously deadpan exploration of aging, beginning with this quip: “The thing about old age is you don’t get a chance to practice. This is the first time I’ve ever been old, and it just sort of crept up on me.”
Check out her take on everything from “random hair growth” to neck waddles in the video below, and don’t forget to share this story to make someone smile.
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