Henry Wheeler Shaw On Ripening In Old Age

“It is not all bad, this getting old, ripening. After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash.” - Josh Billings a.k.a. Henry Wheeler Shaw.

 

 

 

 

Henry Wheeler Shaw was a famous humor writer and lecturer in the 1800s. He was normally known by his pen name of Josh Billings.

 

Not Only Fruit Ripens

Healthy seniors are never ready to be plucked. Nobody ever wants to call its quits, but ultimately, nature gets her way.

 

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