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26 October 2004 @ 11:23 am
 
I'm typing up the cast list for the 1993 production of Tin Pan Ali, and there's already three people in that show that are now dead. It's weird. I still feel like I'm young enough that people my age aren't dying. That's what people do after they turn 50.
 
 
 
Ravi Kanodialine88 on October 26th, 2004 10:41 pm (UTC)
What I don't understand is how anyone still manages to carry on a conversation by the time they get to our parents' age. I mean think about how many stories and conversation topics are already about people you know who have died... now imagine being more than twice your current age...
Genegdw on October 27th, 2004 11:15 am (UTC)
Elderly coversations
I used to think it was weird to have had a lot of friends and family members die early; then I started dating Courtney and saw all the stuff that her family, you guys, and the Children's theatre group had to deal with and maybe it's more common than anyone tells you when you're growing up.

I think that senility helps to recycle conversation topics by making you forget that you've had them already. That and the ability to ramble until everyone has forgotten what the original point of your story was, sort of like this reply.

“We can’t bust heads like we used to, but we have our ways. One trick is to tell them stories that don’t go anywhere. Like that time I took the ferry over to Shelbyville; I needed a new heel for my shoe. So, I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on them. ‘Give me five bees for a quarter,’ you’d say. Now where were we? Oh yeah, the important thing was that I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didn’t have any white onions, because of the war; the only thing you can get was those big yellow ones.” - Grandpa Simpson

MegaManmegaman on October 27th, 2004 07:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Elderly coversations
I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who recalls that simpsons quote anytime anyone mentions "elderly" and "ramble" in the same conversation.