Thursday, August 11, 2022

Snarky Judgemental Wench

Yes, that is me.

We were watching a repeat episode of Everybody Loves Raymond.
They were talking about Frank, the father, and his horrible driving. 
The mother of his grandkids does not wish for him to drive the kids anymore. He runs over mailboxes, uses hand gestures over turn signals, etc. At one point the 2 brothers are discussing their father's driving record and suggest they may need to take away his license.
They say, "Well, he is 66 yrs old now"  As if that is too old.

WHAT?

These two look older than 66 for heaven's sake.
That was a most depressing comment to me.
Geez. 
Do we really look this old but we're delusional? (yes apparently)


Let me tell you when I told this to Rick he kept saying, NO! NO! 
We do not look like this. 
Nice to know I am not delusional alone. 
The eyesight is the first to go, "they" say.

If you ever catch me dressing like this character Marie - It's over for me. Just so you know! I've given up on life and I don't wish to go on. 
She wears flowered smocks all the time. Some look like my grandmothers sofa. 

13 comments:

Cop Car said...

If I got it all straight:
"Marie" was played by Doris Roberts, born in November 1925. "Frank" was played by Peter Lawrence Boyle, born in October 1935.

I don't have a clue when your posted photo would have been taken, but the series ran September 13, 1996, to May 16, 2005, implying (to me!) that the taping was done, roughly, during that time span.

If the photo was taken during taping of the series, the two actors would have been 69-79 and 59-69 years of age, respectively.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Cop, you have too much time on your hands. 🤣🤣 if they were in their 50s, it's even worse!

Julie H said...

LMAO I was thinking on our drive home my kid probably thinks of me like I think of my mom. Not quite all with it haha

Misadventures of Widowhood said...

The line about Frank being 66 would have been right on target, given the information in Cop Cars' comment. And back twenty years ago when the show was produced queen sized women did dress like Marie because the clothing companies hadn't started making much else for them to wear. I can't stand watching reruns of old shows on TV. They are too dated in their humor, dress, storylines and acting for my taste. But those old people channels that do all the reruns are popular here at the CCC.

Cruisin Paul said...

Man did I love watching that show. Loosing the two older actors was awful. I still see Romano on the golfing scene.I hope that you are feeling better Peg.

Cruisin Paul

Mike said...

After 65 it just depends on what shape you're in. Claudia is 70 but hasn't driven for 6 years because of her Parkinson's. I'm 75 and can see myself driving another 20 years.

Arkansas Patti said...

Loved that show. I was just 5 years younger than Frank so that would have shocked me too.

bluzdude said...

Every time I saw the show, I'd half expect Peter Boyle to put on a tux and sing "Puttin' on the Ritz."

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Paul, I knew he loved golf but didn't know you ran in the same circles to see one another. 🤣

Patti, we love this show. Sadly all too familiar with some of the family issues.🤣 Marie reminds me of an Aunt of mine is oh so many ways!! Frank is my father and his brothers all wrapped into one. I don't care what they say, I am 66 and perfectly able to drive, at least as well as I did at 35. I've never been a good driver....shh, don't tell Rick I admitted that!!

bluzdude, I knew someone would say that. He was awesome as Frankestein (or steen...tee hee) Seeing as how your avatar is from the movie and all it had to be you.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

I am seeing comments in my dashboard but not on the actual page of the post. What the hell is going on here?

Hope Springs said...

My mom is 90 and still driving, so there is that. Should she be? Another question all together. Her doctor actually encouraged her not to give up her license since she's not having any issues. GAH.

It's.a.crazy.world said...

I have noticed, mostly from old family photos, our Grandmothers/fathers did not dress the same way we do now, at the same age. The hair styles and dress that were common then are out the window! We use hair dye more often too...that can make a big difference (although some shades of grey hair have become more trendy). When I was working, I noticed that some 60 year old women dressed "old", and some had on jeans, tees and flip flops. And hairstyles are not the cut and curl of my Mom's day!

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Jean, i love old shows. I just watched a Leave It to Beaver. June Cleaver was an example how women should never behave!

Mike, yes but now you won't be able to yell at the drivers anymore. 😋 I am not going to stop driving at 66. To hell with that show!

Hope, well at 90 I wonder. I know how hard it was for my mom to get my father to stop. Finally she asked his doctor for help. Told the doctor that if he used hurting a child it would get to him. It worked like a charm. He came out of the drs office and told my mom he was done driving. Never drove another day. It was wild. He was 89.

It's, yes they sure did dress like old people. I am not giving up my license even if I do have gray hair now. And those "shampoo and sets" as the hair dressers called them. I can't fathom only doing my hair once a week. Yuk.