You Know You’re Older When…

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A Clue for Adrianna (Captain’s Point Stories Book 1) – The first novel in the Captain’s Point series.  A romantic women’s fiction/family saga/chicklit novel written by Annie Acorn & Juliette Hill writing as Charlotte Kent.

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Chocolate Can Kill (Emily Harris Mysteries Book 1) – a full-length, cozy mystery by Annie Acorn.

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Those of you who follow this blog know that I’ve been known to write from the viewpoint of a tired older woman. The date of my birth is approaching the point where it’s reasonable to assume it will soon attain that revered status of a national day of mourning. This past week, though, I felt even older as my birthday approached.

Where did this past year actually go? Personally, I will always refer to 2014 as the year that wasn’t. If anyone finds it, please return by certified mail. After all, we wouldn’t want to lose it again.

As I had done a couple of years ago in You Know You Are Older, I decided to sit down and, once again, analyze what was making me feel so much older. The following is what I came up with this time:

You Know You’re Older When…

Your mother always reached for Mercurochrome when you cut yourself.

You Know You’re Older When…

All your friends had bubble lights on their Christmas trees.

You Know You’re Older When…

You remember the first commercial, passenger jet planes.

You Know You’re Older When…

Mucilage was your glue of choice as a child.

You Know You’re Older When…

You watched a lady in a starched apron place the first foil tent over a roasting turkey on television.

You Know You’re Older When…

You and all of your friends wore girdles to high school.

You Know You’re Older When…

You remember the Beach Boys as boys.

You Know You’re Older When…

The clerk in the shoe store x-rayed your feet to make sure that your shoes fit.

You Know You’re Older When…

The number of petticoats worn under your dress mattered.

You Know You’re Older When…

You wore pleated skirts as a matter of course.

You Know You’re Older When…

You went to bed every night wearing metal curlers held in place by a net and lace cap.

You Know You’re Older When…

You wore organdy pinafores over your puffed-sleeved dresses, when you played with your friends as a child.

You Know You’re Older When…

It was one of your chores to tune the television to the test pattern.

You Know You’re Older When…

You remember when there were only three networks on television.

You Know You’re Older When…

You spent an hour each day on penmanship in grade school.

You Know You’re Older When

3.5% butter fat in the milk served to you at grade school was considered to be a good thing.

You Know You’re Older When…

You were born in the same year that the original film version of The Secret Garden debuted.

You Know You’re Older When…

Watching the Perry Como Christmas special was one of your childhood traditions.

You Know You’re Older When…

You remember presidential elections before they included formal, televised debates.

You Know You’re Older When…

You flew on Eastern Airlines.

You Know You’re Older When…

You read Burma Shave signs along the highway to pass the time on family trips.

You Know You’re Older When…

You wore an original mini-skirt.

You Know You’re Older When…

You seriously considered purchasing a paper dress.

You Know You’re Older When…

You wore a circle skirt with a poodle appliqued on it to grade school.

You Know You’re Older When…

You wore a bonded material, A-line dress to your bridal shower.

You Know You’re Older When…

None of the girls in your high school had pierced ears.

You Know You’re Older When…

You served Tab to school friends and felt cutting-edge sophisticated.

You Know You’re Older When…

Every Sunday evening meant watching Walter Cronkite host The Twentieth Century.

You Know You’re Older When…

You received most of your news from the Huntley-Brinkley Report.

You Know You’re Older When…

You grew up middle class and your clothes were washed in a wringer machine.

You Know You’re Older When…

One of your chores was to iron your school clothes.

You Know You’re Older When…

You remember a time before interstates.

You Know You’re Older When…

You remember a time before cruise control.

You Know You’re Older When…

You grew up middle class and your family’s car didn’t have air conditioning.

You Know You’re Older When…

You received a smallpox vaccination as a baby and again before leaving for college.

You Know You’re Older When…

You’ve survived three types of measles, the mumps, and the chickenpox.

You Know You’re Older When…

You remember aspirin before it was coated.

You Know You’re Older When…

You remember a time before gelcaps.

You Know You’re Older When…

You remember a time before gift bags, unless they were made of brown paper.

You Know You’re Older When…

You watched the Tonight Show before it was hosted by Johnny Carson.

You Know You’re Older When…

You remember Charlie Brown’s baby shower.

You Know You’re Older When…

Truman was president when you were born.

You Know You’re Older When…

All your high school friends were considered to be cool because they knew how to jitterbug, waltz, foxtrot, cha cha, and do the twist.

Well, I’d better close. It’s time for me to check my mailbox for my lost year that one of you may have already found and sent me certified!

I live in hope…

Annie Acorn

A Tired Older Woman: Loses Weight and Keeps It Off! – by Annie Acorn

Also available in print on iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

Murder With My Darling (Bonnie Lou Mysteries Book 1) – by Annie Acorn

NOTE: Author is NOT responsible for anything the main character says!

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Luna Lake Cabins: The First Year (Luna Lake Cabins Stories Book 5) – a collection of stories by Annie Acorn, all filled with the magic of love.

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