A Dizzy Ditty about When I’m 64

When I’m Sixty-four

I wrote this a few years ago. How quickly the time has passed – today I really am sixty-four!

Thank you Google and Facebook for the Birthday wishes, I won’t ask how you knew . . .

I must say both Google and Apple have gone a long way to meet my needs outlined below. I haven’t bought one of those smart-home devices that they advertise yet, but I feel it’s only a matter of time.

If they ever get it to make a bacon sandwich I am definitely a buyer!

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I’m getting quite bold

I can admit my bad deeds

and tell you my needs

‘cos nobody cares

about my affairs

When Im 64 I’m beginning to tire

of all that wire

that helps me to think

Copy/paste and link

to send an email

or tell my tale…

When Im 64 Now just one device

would be very nice

to summon a car

so I can travel far

to lay out my suit

or plan my route

When Im 64 And while you’re about it

(I really don’t doubt it)

It could make my arrangements,

avoiding estrangements

and do all of my shopping

while I go out bopping

When Im 64 It could open my door

and vacuum the floor

cook yummy food

for all of my brood

even feed the cat

Is there an app for that?

When Im 64 It could pick my TV shows,

while another cool app, mows

the lawn, prunes my  shrubs

and looks after the bubs

Oh Android and Apple

With this you must grapple

When Im 64 We know you are tireless

enhancing things wireless

but we’re just retirees

shooting the cool  breeze

with no more career

 we need to be freer

when Im 64 ONE thingy will do us

now please bring it to us!!!


Photo Attribution


By m.caimary from Sant Boi,

Catalunya (iphone 4) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org

/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons


When I’m 64


  • Anonymous

    January 8, 2018 at 11:08 am

    Your ditty made me laugh aloud as I empathized with every word you wrote. You seem to be a joyous person with a sense of humor and an observant eye!

  • m.butcher@iinet.net.au

    December 19, 2017 at 8:16 am

    Thanks Clive and a belated Happy Birthday to you!
    Yes, letting go of that control can be a problem, but I do love my iron that turns itself off and I wouldn’t mind having a heater that could be checked when I am 20 miles away & start to wonder if I have left it on . . .

  • Clive

    December 18, 2017 at 3:27 am

    Happy Birthday for yesterday! I reached the same age three months ago, but to my shame I didn’t write an ode to celebrate: I relied on the Beatles to mark my big day! I admit that I love technology, but haven’t yet got into the smart home stuff – to my mind there’s something a little sinister about devices which take control of my home. I want to choose which buttons to press, and when 😉

  • m.butcher@iinet.net.au

    December 18, 2017 at 2:03 am

    Thank you! Isn’t it amazing how much easier and more interesting technology makes our lives, whilst at the same time giving us
    feelings of bewilderment and frustration when it doesn’t all work like it should?
    And why do they put all those wires at the back so we have to move furniture to remove them? I notice some have seen the error of their ways
    and now locate some of the slots in the front.

  • The Juicenut

    December 17, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    Happy Birthday! We got a new cable box recently and I keep finding tv programmes suggested and recorded for me that I didn’t know existed!

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