Sunday, July 31, 2011


Those of us who think that at 60 and above, it's time to hang up our dancing shoes and put our singing days behind us can draw inspiration from these veterans of entertainment.

Meet 94-year-old Reynaldo Creagh. He was in Singapore last month together with Maracaiboand, 86, and pianist Rubalcaba, 85. Together they are "The Grandfathers of Cuban Music".

Also in Singapore last month was Ruth Flowers better known as DJ Mamy Rock. She first gained fame on the world stage when she spun music at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009. Today at the age of 71, she still gets invited to deejay at prestigious clubs and music festivals all over the world.

The world's oldest showgirl, Dorothy Kloss, is now 87, and still doing her high kicks with the world-renown Palm Spring Follies, an off-broadway revue that celebrates the songs and dances of the 1940s through to the 1970s. What's remarkable about the Follies is their age which range from 50s to 80s.

A trip to LA to see the Palm Spring Follies at Plaza Theatre is definitely on my bucket list. Remember the Diamonds and their 1957 hit "Little Darlin"? They will be performing in the Follies' new season.

These grandpas and grandmas are living the best years of their lives. For them, life has never slowed down, and never been sweeter.

We have all heard this said a godzillion times before: Age is just an attitude. If you think you are old, you ARE old. It's about mind over matter - if you don't mind, it doesn't matter. Age is of no importance unless you are cheese.

Well, as long as we merely know this, but do not internalize it or live it, we will always look old, feel old and be OLD, even at 40.


Starmandala said...

Oh dear... I found these video clips inspiring! After watching these funky old dudes strut their stuff, I'm convinced there's some life left in me :-) xoxoxox

Cheryl said...

Oo... this is life. I want to grow "young" gracefully

Anonymous said...

me ? retired at 55 in 2000 BUT today
11 years later , i'm amazingly 44 & next year i'll be 43 then 42, 41 .....till 31 then 32, 33, 34 ....hahahaha , life is wunderful !!