What A Card!

What A Card!
By Madeleine Begun Kane

I haven’t been carded in years,
But the last time it brought me to tears.
I was laughing, I mean:
To be seen as a teen
By a fellow whose folks were my peers. 

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6 Responses to “What A Card!”

  1. the skwib says:

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  2. Nelumbo says:

    I guess this is the timeline of maturity:
    stage one: pray you won’t be carded
    stage two : disappointed you still appear young enough to get carded
    stage three: flattered that you are carded
    stage four: disbelief that you are carded
    stage five: laugh at being carded

  3. bobbarama says:

    I LOVE your limericks. They’re always witty and wonderful. Please don’t EVER stop doing them.

  4. madkane says:

    Thanks Bob! And Nelumbo, that sounds just about right.

  5. LOL! Many years ago my wife and I built a place on the California coast. I had just turned 55. We had some things to drop off at the dump, and I saw that on turning 55, I was entitled to a half price senior discount.

    We pulled up to the dump and I mentioned to the lady that I was entitled to the senior discount. She replied, “You’re kidding”. I had to show her my driver’s license. I got carded at the Mendocino dump!

  6. madkane says:

    Fun story! Thanks for sharing it.