vintage and chic ~~ andy rooney’s sage comments about women…

…over 40.

I had to post this…it made me smile all the way through reading and it ended with a hearty chuckle.  Who didn’t love Andy Rooney?  Enjoy!


Andy Rooney’s thoughts on women over forty:

“As I grow in age, I value women who are over forty most of all. Here are just a few reasons why: A woman over forty will never wake you in the middle of the night to ask, “What are you thinking?” She doesn’t care what you think.

If a woman over forty doesn’t want to watch the game, she doesn’t sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do. And, it’s usually something more interesting.

A woman over forty knows herself well enough to be assured in who she is, what she is, what she wants and from whom. Few women past the age of forty give a hoot what you might think about her or what she’s doing.

Women over forty are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won’t hesitate to shoot you, if they think they can get away with it.

Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it’s like to be unappreciated.

A woman over forty has the self-assurance to introduce you to her women friends. A younger woman with a man will often ignore even her best friend because she doesn’t trust the guy with other women. Women over forty couldn’t care less if you’re attracted to her friends because she knows her friends won’t betray her.

Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over forty. They always know.

A woman over forty looks good wearing bright red lipstick. This is not true of younger women. Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over forty is far sexier than her younger counterpart.

Older women are forthright and honest. They’ll tell you right off if you are a jerk, if you are acting like one! You don’t ever have to wonder where you stand with her.

Yes, we praise women over forty for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it’s not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed hot woman of forty-plus, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some twenty-two-year-old waitress.

Ladies, I apologize.

For all those men who say, “Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free,” here’s an update for you. Now 80 percent of women are against marriage, why? Because women realize it’s not worth buying an entire pig, just to get a little sausage.”

Happy Sunday!



31 thoughts on “vintage and chic ~~ andy rooney’s sage comments about women…

  1. Great post Heather, did not know this author, I will find his works. I strongly agree with his arguments. I think the philosophy of my blog so let notice. Mature women are much more interesting than mature men and young women. At least how I see it.


    • Thanks, JMB. Andy Rooney was a news correspondent for decades. He died in 2011 shortly after retiring. And yes, I agree, your blog has done a wonderful job of celebrating “women of a certain age”. We all love it!


    • He was such a news icon here for SOOOO long, I assumed he was better known. Of course…I don’t know any broadcasters on your side of the pond either.


  2. I love this man’s way of thinking … a pleasure to met him. Never heard about him before … sad that he left too early. Love this post. Thanks a million.


    • You are welcome, ma chere! I used to love his commentary at the end of 60 Minutes. He would just say it like it is but with a healthy dose of dry humor. I wish I had watched him more than I did.


  3. Oh, ouch! That last zinger is hilarious! I can tell you that British men seem to think along these lines. Sadly, living in Oklahoma and Utah, I didn’t meet many men who would understand any of this. Then again, by the time I hit 40, I’d moved to the UK. Thanks for sharing these fabulous ideas.


    • Oklahoma and Utah, huh? Sadly, I have a visual. IMHO, I think many non-USA men have a better appreciation for the “older woman”. Smart move on your part heading to the UK. : )


  4. Hat dies auf happyface313 rebloggt und kommentierte:
    😀 This is too good to be true! 😀
    I think I’ll print and frame it and stick it to my dressing room wall.
    😀 This will make me HAPPY every morning and I’ll leave the house with a big fat smile on my face when I go to work 😀
    Ladies, enjoy! 🙂


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