After a short time, a smile came to her face and she answered proudly, explaining that she had first married a banker when she was in her 20's, then a circus ringmaster when in her 40's, and a preacher when in her 60's, and now - in her 80's - a funeral director. The man opens the freezer door, the parrot walks out, looks up at him and says, "I apologize for offending you, and I humbly ask your forgiveness."The man says, "Well, thank you.The interviewer looked at her, quite astonished, and asked why she had married four men with such diverse careers. They had kept no secrets from each other, except that the little old woman had a shoe box in the top of her closet that she had cautioned her husband never to open or ask her about. I forgive you."The parrot then says, "If you don't mind my asking, what did the chicken do?One of the most emotionally complex and difficult things a person can experience is taking care of an elderly parent.I recently spent time tending to my aging, widowed father, and thought I'd pass along these 15 points, each of which I found to be significantly helpful during this phase of my own life.
One cause may be the increased popularity of erectile dysfunction drugs that have made sex possible for millions of aging men.
Humor lightens your burdens, inspires hopes, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded, focused, and alert. He then asked her if she wouldn't mind telling him a little about her first three husbands and what they did for a living. As the old woman was leaving, he called out, "Goodbye, Mother! " "Your mother said that you would pay for her," said the clerk. But the parrot starts insulting him and gets really nasty, so the man picks up the parrot and tosses him into the freezer to teach him a lesson.
The interviewer asked her questions about her life, about what it felt like to be marrying again at 80, and then about her new husband's occupation.. She paused for a few moments, needing time to reflect on all those years. " As he stepped up to the checkout counter, he saw that his total was 7.50. He hears the bird squawking for a few minutes, but all of a sudden the parrot is quiet.
(Wait for it...) - She smiled and explained, "I married one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to go." (Oh, just hush-up now and send this one on to somebody who needs a laugh.) ha! A man and woman had been married for more than 60 years. For all of these years, he had never thought about the box, but one day, the little old woman got very sick and the doctor said she would not recover. " An elderly woman had just returned to her home from an evening at church service when she was startled by an intruder.
In trying to sort out their affairs, the little old man took down the shoe box and took it to his wife's bedside. As she caught the man in the act of robbing her home of its valuables, she yelled, "STOP! " (Repent and be baptized, in the name of the lord, so that your sins may be forgiven.) The burglar stopped in his tracks.
According the CDC, close to 2,550 cases of syphilis were reported among adults between the ages of 45 and 65 in 2010 -- up from around 900 cases in 2000.
And the number of reported chlamydia cases in the age group almost tripled, from around 6,700 in 2000 to 19,600 a decade later.
The contribution of any or all of these factors to the rising STD rate in this age group is not clear, experts say, because very few researchers have studied the issue.
“If you want to know about sexually transmitted infections in teens and younger adults, there are plenty of studies to look at, but there is almost nothing to tell us why rates are increasing among older adults,” says Rachel von Simson of King’s College London, who co-wrote an editorial published in the journal Student BMJ.
It's difficult not to feel occasional anger and resentment if you're a primary caregiver who seems to be doing all the work caring for your parents – especially if other family members live nearby but are content to leave the details of such elderly care giving to you.
Or conversely, to be the caregiver of senior parents (determined solely by geographical location or because you're ‘the oldest') who is trying to do the best you can, but who must constantly listen to advice or criticism offered by other family members who may or may not be willing to offer actual help.