Saturday, July 9, 2016

When I'm 64

In 1967, when the Beatles song was popular, I was a girl of 15. The song really had no meaning for me except that people who were 64 were OLD! Flash forward to 2016 and I have a granddaughter who is nearly 15 and I am 64! The words are from a man's point of view but they are still very appropriate for me on this day. 

When I get older losing my hair
Many years from now
Will you still be sending me a valentine
Birthday greetings, bottle of wine?
If I'd been out till quarter to three
Would you lock the door?
Will you still need me, will you still feed me
When I'm sixty-four?
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 can knit a sweater by the fireside
Sunday mornings go for a ride
Doing the garden, digging the weeds
Who could ask for more?
Will you still need me, will you still feed me
When I'm sixty-four?
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 & 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 me, will you still feed me
When I'm sixty-four?
Ho!



11 comments:

Susan said...

Happy Birthday! You're looking good. Hope you have a beautiful day. x

ES said...

Many happy returns :)

dutchcomfort said...

Happy Birthday Diane and welcome to the club!;-)))

Leanne said...

Happy Birthday my friend! It is a great song, one I've always loved.

gpc said...

You look fabulous -- happy birthday! :)

mascanlon said...

Wow, I had forgotten how on point the lyrics are for us! 15 seems like a lifetime ago but as you said I feel 30 ish in my heart but not my legs! Hope to buy you lunch and celebrate soon!

MelodyA said...

Happy Happy birthday and Happy New Year for today is the beginning of YOUR NEW YEAR!!!
and as for the Beatles, they wrote some amazing music. I was 9 in 1967. Brought back lots of memories. Thank you.

Tamie said...

Happy Birthday!

Robby H. said...

Happy Birthday! I didn't understand that song all that well when it was popular, but it does bring back memories of a happy time in my life.

Ramona said...

Happy Birthday, Dianne! I met you in passing at Glamp last November, and let me say I would have NEVER put you in your 60's. You must be living right. ;-)

Jodi said...

Great song, Diane! I hope you had a wonderful birthday! I want to remember that song when my husband turns 64 in four years :-)