Approaching 64 Year’s Checklist

John didn’t make it with his tragic end at 40 and George was only 58.  Ringo’s the oldest at 75 and Paul is a young 73.  I’ve been waiting for their song to come true for me since their “Sargent Pepper” album and soon it will happen.  Now it is time for the 64 year old’s checklist.

  • When I get older
  • Losing my hair
  • Many years from now (but not!)
  • Will you still be sending me a Valentine?
  • Birthday greetings, bottle of wine?
  • If I’d been out ’til quarter to three
    would you lock the door?
  • Will you still need and feed me
  • When I’m ___?
  • You’ll be older too
    and if you say the word
    I could stay with you
  • I could be handy
  • Mending a fuse
    when your lights have gone
  • You could knit a sweater by the fireside
    Sunday mornings go for a ride
  • Doing the garden
    digging the weeds
    who could ask for more?
  • Every summer we can rent a cottage
    in the Isle of Wight if it’s not too dear
    we shall scrimp and save
  • Grandchildren on your knee
    Vera, Chuck and Dave
  • Send me a postcard
    drop me a line
    stating point of view
  • Indicate precisely what you mean to say
    yours sincerely wasting away
  • Give me your answer
    fill in a form
    mine for evermore
  • Will you still need and feed me

When I’m ___?

Off the 19 bullet points, I scored 12.  Oh well…


About Rev. Joe Jagodensky, SDS.

A Roman Catholic priest since 1980 and a member of the Society of the Divine Savior (Salvatorians). Six books on the Catholic church and U.S. culture are available on
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