Growing Old….With Old Persons Neck

I have no problem with growing old. It happens to all of us. In fact, I consider it a privilege for each and every year. Too many people are gone before enough living has been done.

However, there is one issue I have with aging. Some may call it vanity. Truthfully, I don’t believe I’m vain. I have no intention of changing any of my body that reveals I’ve been living. I’ve earned every wrinkle or laugh line.

Growing old, a picture of my neck

(If I was vain, would I even post this picture?)

What I’m not thrilled with is what I call old people’s neck. Now you’re either laughing, or, you know exactly what I mean. Admittedly, my family rolls their eyes at me. They don’t see what I see. Or, it doesn’t matter to them. Either way, I see it in the mirror each and every day.

Frankly, it annoys the heck out of me. For whatever reason, I can handle lines or sagging boobs, but why the neck? Has it not had enough of a workout? Please, it’s held up a tired head many a night. Raising children has had it on a swivel.

Seriously, can there not be one inch of my body that remains in tact? I feel as if my head is shrinking into the rest of my body. Soon I will be a cartoon character….. no neck Tina. Sigh, if only growing old came with super powers.


  1. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I must say that you’re a much better person than I because I do have vanity issues; well more to be exact is, I wish I still looked like I did when I was 18, 28 or maybe even 38 but truthfully 18. I’m 47 and 48 come January but I would do whatever my wallet and fear factor would let me to look youthful again but I’m with you on this one point, I hate my sagging neck.
    How do Hollywood and others stay looking young and mostly normal ? Some of them actually do look normal and not all frozen and pumped up, which I would not like to look like. I guess we regular folk are stuck with botox and some fillers but I have no clue about the neck issues.