Symptoms of Being 35

Author: Ring Lardner
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 3,919 / 10 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 93
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 917
Added to site: 2010.10.13 29255
Genres: Humor, Short Story

bble down in the basement and get a few sticks of wood?

On the other hand they might be 2 or 3 brother eagles in the mediocer 30s that is even more mildewed than me, but I am afraid they's a whole lot more of them feels like a colt. They take care of themselfs. When they get up in the A. M. they take a cold plunge and then hang by their eye teeth on a hook in the closet while they count 50 in Squinch. And noons when they come back from their lunch of hot milk and ferns, they roll over on the office rug 10 times without bending their shin.

I can't compete with these babies. I slice a few golf balls in season but bet. Nov. and May the only exercise I get or want to get is twice a wk. when I take the buttons out of shirt A and stick them in shirt B.

Leave bad enough alone is my slogum.

They's still another crowd yet that renews their youth by going back every yr. to commencement or a class reunion or something. Well I don't know if I want to renew my youth or not. Leave bad enough alo


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Henry L. Ratliff

(1921) Humor / Short story

Plot bullets

  • Ninety years ago, times were different.

  • But, ninety years ago, it appears, people were the same

Published in 1921. First published in The American Magazine, 91 (May 1921),
as \'General Symptoms of Being 35--Which Is What I Am.\'

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