A Great Party for Individuals Aged 50 to 80

I saw an AARP TV commercial last night for supplemental life insurance for individuals aged 50 to 80. The back ground was a 1970's kitchen with all the colors I recognized from the '70's.

"Poor old farts", I thought.

$15,000 for their death certificate and they seemed very satisfied with the potential windfall to have a nice funeral and pay off the credit card. Life would then be good for the surviving spouse.

Then it hit me. I'm their target group.

I'm age 50 to 80 and grew up in a 70's kitchen.

I am slipping into old fartness but I'm at the kicking and screaming denial phase. Yes friends are getting serious illnesses and yes I have lost two friends to death this year. Yes the parents are thinning out and on deck as we whipper snappers say.

You know....that's not a bad deal. $15,000 with no medical questions would make one heck of a funeral party.

Today I go to social services for the FIL. This should be a rich source of blog fodder. Who yo baby daddy?


Unknown said...

With $15K do you think you could afford a coffin that looks like Cruzan rum bottle?

Chris said...

You're only as old as you feel, so that would put you around 20.

I think I would have a hard time keeping up with you...

Ali said...

My kitchen still looks like that.
And you're hardly old! I may complain that I feel old, but like I've said before, I won't be old till I'm dead.

AmyK said...

I heard some comedian say " Inside every senior citizen today is a very surprised baby boomer!" I'm one too and I wonder when was that moment I turned into my mother?

Judy said...

I know so well what you are saying! Here I am 60 and I don't feel any different than I ever did. I have been thinking a lot lately about "running out of time".