Category: Age

The Turtle and the Russian

MT: [lists all the John Thomases and Thomas Johns] Nana: “…and I got one that’s somethin’ to do with a turtle. And a Russian. Svet Svet Svet. It’s SVETlana.”


Nana on turning 93: “I can’t believe how many cards and flowers I got. I thought all my friends were dead!”

Outlasting their usefulness

After being treated for breast cancer and a hysterectomy, she told her doctor… Nana: “When these things are through being useful, they ought to dry up and fall off!”

Die Hard 5: Straighten Up and Die Right

Nana: “I don’t want to be one of those hunched over old crabs. I used to see them when I was younger and I’d think of that song ‘straighten up and die right.’” KT: “I thought it was ‘straighten up and fly right’?” Nana: “Ohhh… that does make more sense.”

Age is relative

Nana: “That lady looks older than me. She shouldn’t be out to breakfast, she should be home eating an English muffin.”