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Thursday, 4 June 2015


I just came across this again and knew I should post it here in case I forget where I found it.  I smile every time I come across this. And no, I am not knitting socks.  I am just too tired

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick the flowers in other people's gardens . . .
But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple. 
(written in 1961 by Jenny Joseph who lives in Minchinhampton, England)

1 comment:

  1. ha ha the temptation to try............................ :-)