Today, dear-Lord, I’m 80, and there’s so much I haven’t done.
             I hope dear Lord you’ll let me live until I’m 81.
But then, if I haven’t finished all I want to do,
            Would you let me stay awhile, until I’m 82.
So many places I want to go, so very much to see,
             Do you suppose you could manage to make it to 83?
The world is changing very fast, there is so much in store,
             I’d like very much to live until I’m 84.
And if by then I’m still alive, I’d like to stay till 85!
More planes are in the air, so I’d really like to stick!
             And see what happens to the world when I turn 86.
I know dear Lord, it’s much to ask,
             (and it must be nice in Heaven)
                   But I’d really like to stay, until I’m 87.
I know by then I won’t be fast, and sometimes will be late,
            But it would be so pleasant to be around at 88.
I’ve seen so many things, and had a wonderful time.
            So,I’m sure that I’ll be willing to leave
                    At the age of 89…maybe
Just one more thing I’d like to say, dear Lord,
           And I thank you kindly.
But if it’s okay with you, I’d love to live past 90!

Celebrating Jack J. Scott's 80th year.  Return to Woodspoint.   Return to Stith Valley.


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