Just Some Passage Of Time

    This is a first hand report on the process of aging and the results of same. Please enjoy the latest emission from the mind of a newly inducted curmudgeon.

     Time does not necessarily heal all wounds my friends, sometimes the scars are just too deeply ingrained in the memory to be forgotten.

    Stay young and fight the onset of curmudgeon-ry,




Just Some Passage Of Time


We go from baby to grown-up

without warning or sign

we go from all warm and cuddly

and safe and sublime

to old men and women

who’ve aged not, like fine wine

now grumpy curmudgeons

who’ve crossed over some line

leaving the past and its promise

somewhere far behind

and how swiftly that happened

with just some passage of time.


Jack Downing

April 2016

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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7 Responses to Just Some Passage Of Time

  1. Beth Ann says:

    What is the female term for curmudgeon? I am fast approaching…..

  2. This post, and the accompanying artwork, illustrated precisely how I felt when I walked into cell phone store on Sunday to investigate getting a new cell phone. I told the staffer, “I am cell phone illiterate.” The eldest daughter has set up the cell phone plan in the past. By the time I left, after waiting forever to be helped, I was in a grumpy mood. Just give me a mobile over my crib.

  3. I guess we old(er) folk who still remember party lines had no idea what was headed out way in the name of progress,did we? Lol

  4. No phone??? I’ll bet the youngsters of today could not even imagine that!! Probably think it was surely stone age stuff.lol

  5. Sarah Kelley says:


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