Friday, June 6, 2014


Recently we received in the mail, a bright pink postcard which Uni placed on my desk with a sober look on her face.  It had the startling headline:


Dear William Eunice I:

          This notification is to inform you that your factory warranty expires based on mileage or age.

This was a bit startling - so startling that I failed to notice that it got my (our) name wrong.

As I read on I realized that it was speaking of my automobiles and not of me personally.  As our two PT Cruisers are 13 and 11 years old respectively and their factory warranties had long ago expired, I recognized that this was simply a scam.  But the notification didn't say that it was my vehicles' warranty that expired, but ­mine.  Of course, at our age something like this is always a matter for discussion.

Moses in Psalm 90:10 makes the following claim:  "As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years, or if due to strength, eighty years."

Uni and I have often joked that our seventy year warranty ran out quite a while ago, that we are now in the ten-year extended warranty, and that it's only a few more years till that one will expire.  That's why this card caused quite a chuckle.  (See:  SEVENTY YEARS.)

These are good years.  Though we're not quite as physically active as we used to  be, (It's been 10 years since I last rode in the MS150.) we still get around pretty good.  And we have time - time to think, time to read, time to talk to each other.

And there are special assurances given to us in the Scriptures:

"Gray hair is a crown of beauty; it is found in the way of righteousness" (Proverbs 16:31).

"The splendor of old men (and I suppose, women) is their gray hair" (Proverbs 20:29b).

"Even when you grow old, I am the same, And when you turn gray, I will carry you" (Isaiah 46:4a).

And being old is sort of like having a time machine.  This morning walking in the mall (That's what old people do.) we met a young couple.  He was 18, she was 17.  Immediately we were drawn back nearly 60 years to our "courting" days.

It just don't get no better than this!  Thank You Lord!


geeksandtech said...

Ha! I have a crown then. I've been going grey since my mid-twenties.

You still sound like you're mentally well and happy, Bill. Screw the warranty, you guys are doing just fine.

lynette said...

Hi Uncle Bill & Aunt Uni,
You are never old, you just get better as you age.

Love You, Lynette & Cliff