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  •  I'm reminded of this story (NSFW!!!) (6+ / 0-)

    Four old men were sitting at a retirement home in the mid 1980s.   They were clinging glasses together and laughing like hyenas.  

    Everytime someone would talk over to them, they would get really quiet.  

    Then, people would talk away, they would go back to eating and soon the laughter would get loud and boisterous.

    Finally, someone walked over to them, (I can't remember this person's name) and sat for a bit and talked to them.  The laughing got loud again.  Now people were laughing so hard it could clear the room.

    Finally, I walked over and sat down.  I asked what was so funny, and finally I got the story, one of the men there was recounting a tale of how he had contracted some sort of STD during WWII after being shot somewhere in Europe.  I can't remember more details than that.

    Anyway, the story was unbelievably graphic, pornographic, outrageously funny, etc.   Since his wife was also in the retirement community, I asked if his wife knew.  He said: OF COURSE she knows!  They'd been married for decades, and they weren't married when he was in the war, for Christ sake.  He thought he was going to die!

    Someone else said: she ever worry that you're thinking of her when you're with her?   And he snapped back (now this is long before Viagra existed): "She better be glad I can remember her, I don't know what kind of sex life we'd have now if I couldn't remember the way that girl looked at 22!"

    Everyone laughed their damn asses off.  

    The reality is, like I said above, we may dismiss it, but I've been around way too many elderly people to think it's not a factor.  You think they don't remember or talk about sex ?   You could not be more wrong in the world.  That's the way kids want to think of their parents, as though they are sexless beings who just contemplate their existence.

    Trust me, when I'm 70, I'm hoping I can still remember my wedding night.  And I don't mean just the cake and the food.

    Gandhi's Seven Sins: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle

    by Chris Reeves on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 04:37:15 PM PST

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