Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Objects or People Older than 50 years

Anyone remember when 50 sounded “old” and 60 was about as close to The End as we could imagine? Life has altered — just a little — since then.

Those of us who don’t die young — we lost a few early on — tend to live longer than our parents did. Many of us are pondering if we really want to live to 100. If you aren’t sure, there are some 90+ actors, singers, and dancers to give you hope!

Han Pot – made around 206 BC–220 AD – That’s pretty old! These were the first mass-produced kitchen pottery.
Fenway Park – Built 1912 on the same day on which the Titanic sank. Probably explains the “real” curse.
Old Number Two, dating back to the 1950s and currently undergoing restoration.
Prow on The Beaver, a cargo ship dating to the 1700s.
Steeple of the abandoned Unitarian Universalist church in Uxbridge. Built in the 1880s, I think. Might be earlier, but I’m not sure.

I have a lot of old friends. I’m not including them. No need to thank  me. I am, after all, one of you, too.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.


  1. LMAO Thank you for “not including us” smirk smirk. lmao after all we know who we are, we’re in an elite club, aren’t we? Yeah! Loved this, Marilyn, the photos, the delightful humour, too wonderful!!! can that be? I think not! cause you always pull something delightful out of the hat and I love it.

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  2. Great photos as usual! I have contemplated the fact that I may outlive any sort of useful life (I already have IMHO), and live to see the century mark. I hope elective euthanasia is allowed if that appears to be the case. I have a relative tottering close to that magic number…her mind is cloudy on the best of days and not there at all on the worst. She has money though and I suspect that cushions the worst of being ga-ga. I also have a (now deceased and I bet she’s real glad too) grandma who reached 98 without trying too hard. Me? Seventy will do just nicely thanks and if 72 is the number, well that’s alright too. But 100? Horrors! It should be the QUALITY of life that determines our days and not the quantity. But congratulations on being ‘old’ (which is subjective. I thought 45 was incredibly old when I was 15. It’s all in the perspective.

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  3. Marilyn, that Han pot has to be worth a lot of money, have you thought of putting it for auction? There has to be some collector some where willing to pay a tidy sum for it.


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