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Tuesday, November 4, 2008



Below is a wonderful essay on the value of women over 40 which has been attributed to Andy Rooney via an internet rumor that has been circling around. According to Snopes.com this was not written by Andy Rooney, but by Frank Keiser in 2000. The Snopes page and Keiser's article also have the "Old Mistresses Apologue" written by Benjamin Franklin in the year 1745.
No matter who wrote it, it is a great ode to women over 40 and should be read by every male once a year starting at the age of 12 and by every woman approaching or at the age of 40, don't you agree?
As I grow in age, I value women over 40 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why:

A woman over 40 will never wake you in the middle of the night and ask, 'What are you thinking?' She doesn't care what you think. If a woman over 40 doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do, and it's usually more interesting. Women over 40 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you if they think they can get away with it. Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it's like to be unappreciated. Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 40. Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 40 is far sexier than her younger counterpart. Older women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off if you are a jerk if you are acting like one . You don't ever have to wonder where you stand with her. Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize.
For all those men who say, 'Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?', here's an up date for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage Why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage!

Divas, always be proud of who you are at every age - you are woman, you are Diva and you are wonderful!

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  1. Even though I've read it several times before, this gets better in every time! Especially the last line. Talk about the unvarnished truth for a whole lot of women ...

  2. Yeah, it's a great read for all women, young and old, because it points out that women of all ages have value!


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