Here's my desk. Note that my chair has been replaced by a walker and I have a blow up cane that says "Over the Hill." In front of my computer is a display of books on ageing and I actually checked one out. As for the Sixty Happens banner - here are some of the sentiments:
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. Groucho Marx
Be kind to your kids, they’ll be choosing your nursing home.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. Mark Twain
Age is important only if you’re cheese or wine.
If you want to look young and thin, hang around old, fat people. Jim Eason.
You’re not old, you’re youthfully challenged.
We’re always the same age inside. Gertrude Stein
Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative. Maurice Chevalier
Over the hill…and on a roll.
It’s sad to grow old, but nice to ripen. Brigitte Bardot
In dog years, you’re already dead!
After sixty everything that doesn’t hurt, doesn’t work.
The secret to staying young is love, honesty, eat slowly and lie about your age. Lucille Ball.
It takes a long time to grow young. Pablo Picasso
You’re not 60, you’re 28 with 32 years of experience!
You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake. Bob Hope
Eat right, exercise regularly, die anyway.
The really frightening thing about middle age is you know you’ll grow out of it. Doris Day
This is the entrance to my work area. It's pretty hard to not know what birthday I'm celebrating. In addition to the black curtain, note the vulture.
My cake is decorated with black roses and says, "Over the hill is better than under it." So why am I laughing?
My own Diana Ross-style chorus is singing Happy Birthday to me. Working with these wonderful people is a present in itself.