For over a year, my daughter (also a senior) Vicki and I, have been using the name of Willie Nelson to describe a moment of forgetfulness. We were trying to remember his name. When we couldn’t, we borrowed it to describe incidents when we had mental lapses. And, as those multiplied we began to blame him for everything; hence “Willie Nelson moment”.

While it allowed us to somehow shift the blame, it also occurred to us that we could not continue this forever (not that either of us had forever) but this man is 83 years old, and pretty well used.

We had to think about other alternatives; someone a good deal younger. The names like young Justin Beeber, Blake Shelton, and Fifty Cent came to mind. The longevity of whom might even be dubious, given their life-style.

What we ask is; at least one more alternative from you,

We’re waiting……..

Are you having a Willie Nelson moment?

O.K. we’ll lend you Willie, briefly, while you gather yourselves.

…………….Times up!       Give him back!




About 4hispraise

I am quite simply a child of our Lord God. What good that I have done or may do, I pray will reflect solely on the presence of The Holy Spirit who speaks for me in all things.
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  1. ptl2010 says:

    Senior moments occur all over the world. The names mentioned are foreign to us who live in the East so it would be difficult to remember even after the embarrassing moment to pass blame. In the Peranakaan culture a crafty egoistic mother-in-law would say “O pochok” , drawing attention to self as if with pride with the privilege of the moment, instead of in embarrassment. In expression she would be saying “O it’s just me! What can I do?”

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