Musing on Dandelions

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Across the street, the lawn is covered with golden dandelion flowers. The small yellow flowers make me think about seeds that soon they produce. How strange that those daisy-like flowers will turn to dome of seeds. Fluffy and silver white.

Suddenly I remember about a poem (song) written by Marlys Swinger:

O’ Dandelion
O’ dandelion, yellow as gold, what do you do all day?
“I just wait here in the tall green grass, till the children come to play”.
O’ dandelion, yellow as gold, what do you do all night?
 ” I just wait and wait, while the cool dew falls, and my hair grows long and white”.
And what do you do when your hair grows white and the children come to play?
 “They take me in their dimpled hands and blow my hair away”.

Dandelion seeds remind me of my grey hair. The colour is very similar. Yes, if I don’t colour my head, almost all the hair will be silver grey. Actualy, I hated hair colour but it makes me look younger. Many people always say that grey hair will make someone looks older.  The funny thing was that I said to my husband many years ago that I would stop colouring my hair when I turn fifty. Since then, many years have passed but until today I still colour my hair. I have to stop using that poison on top of my head. I have to grow old gracefully. It is just natural if you are growing old, your hair will turn silver. Too much hair colour is not good…. so I think I am now making another promise to myself. Yes… I will certainly stop colouring my hair when I turn sixty. I could hear my hubby chuckled: “Oh yeah, it will be the day….!”


Photos Before and Now


Buat semua teman teman dan famili yang sudah luama banget tak ketemu saya, ini lah photo photo saya zaman dulu mulai dari masih kecil dan mini sampai sekarang tua dan maxi!!! Ha, ha, ha……

For Those Young At Heart

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Growing Old is not a laughing matter, but it is nothing wrong to have a bit of fun and humour. I found this song parody and it is for those who are not so very young anymore but feel young at heart. Let us sing and have a bit of fun….. 



Wondrous Things

Julie Andrew’s song in the film The Sound Of Music



Medicines, doctors and needles for knitting,

Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings,

Bundles of magazines tied up in string,

These are a few of my favourite things….


Hearing aids, magnifying glasses and

Polident and Fixodent, false teeth in glasses,

Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings,

These are a few of my favourite things….


When the bladder leak,

When the bones creak,

When the knees go bad,

I simply remember my favourite things,

And then I don’t feel so bad….


Hot tea and softer food for easy chewing,

No spicy hot food, sugary and salty things,

Bathrobes and heat pads and hot meals they bring,

These are a few of my favourite things…


Back pains, confused brains and hard remembering,

Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinning,

And we won’t mention our short shrunken frames,

When we remember our favourite things….


When the joints ache, when the hips break,

When the eyes grow dim,

Then I remember the great life I’ve had.

And then I don’t feel so bad……

Note: My husband just had a set of hearing aids for the very first time. So I dedicated his song for him 🙂