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My college roommate and I have remained good friends, and now that we're hitting middle age, I never miss a chance to kid him about being older than I am--even if it's only by one month. So for his 40th birthday I gave him a not-so-subtle jab by gift-wrapping a CD by the British ragae group UB40. A month later he sent me my own birthday gift--the latest release from the Irish rock band U2.
--John David, Cedarburg, Wis.



Checking out of the grocery store, I noticed the bag boy eyeing my two adopted children. They often draw scrutiny, since my son's a blond Russian, while my daughter has shiny black Haitian skin. The boy continued staring as he carried our groceries to the car. Finally he asked, "Those your kids?" "They sure are," I said with pride. "They adopted?" "Yes," I replied. "I thought so," he concluded. " I figured you're too old to have kids that small." -- Reader's Digest - April, 2000

Just as she was celebrating her 80th birthday, our friend received a jury-duty notice. She called to remind the people at the clerk's office that she was exempt because of her age. "You need to come in and fill out the exemption forms," they said. "I've already done that," replied my friend. "I did it last year." "You have to do it every year," she was told. "Why?" came the response. "Do you think I'm going to get younger?" -- Reader's Digest - April, 2000


This page was updated with new stories on March 15, 2000

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