Don’t Let The Old Man (Woman) In

When Toby Keith, famed songwriter and country music hit star, asked his friend, 89 year old actor/director Clint Eastwood how Eastwood keeps up his relentless energy and strength (while others his age are content too just sit and reflect) Clint simply responded “I just get up every day and don’t let the old man in.” (click here)

Toby Keith and Clint Eastwood

Toby Keith was so inspired by just that one sentence Eastwood spoke, he wrote a song about it and sent it over to Clint. That song became a winning feature in Clint Eastwood’s latest movie, ‘The Mule‘.

There’s much wisdom in what Clint Eastwood said. Whether you’re a man or a woman, never let the old person into your life, stay young and just keep on doing what you’re doing. It’s as plain and simple as all of that.

Here’s the song. Listen closely to the lyrics:



  1. I definitely want to see this movie because I can relate to letting the old woman in. The aches and pains of lifting my Grandson and stuff to help my son move had taken its toll. So last week I decided to kick her OUT! I Hesitated getting a new car but looking at $1000 more in repairs on my 2007 Jetta with 135,000miles. And my son kept telling me to get a safer car like his Subaru Outback. I decided it was time. Especially since Subaru had 0% financing. I decided to do 72 month loan and the payments equal my dividend check from the monthly 11%preferred stock I bought last May that I told you about. So in essence the preferred stock is in my Roth and I have no tax consequence making the payments and I am not touching any of the principal to drive a new car.
    I am also on a warpath to clear out all the stuff that I inherited from my family. I keep asking if they want anything and they say not now when they really mean not ever.


    • We’ve been steadily purging and tossing crap each and every month for over a year! What were we thinking???? Anyway, congrats on your new car. You know how much I love zero financing. And on a car…..perfect! Enjoy.
      You go girl! Don’t let that old woman in! Thanks for your comment.


      • I saw “The Mule” recently. Great film. I’m trying to keep the old woman away from me but she creeps in sometimes and it makes me sad. I don’t want her to be the woman that people remember when I’m gone.

        On a lighter note, I’m dedicating the remaining six months of this year to severely purging, tossing, donating or selling the stuff that suffocates my closets, cabinets, drawers and basement. My kids don’t want it, I’ve contacted local auctioneers to see if they could sell it (no market for the stuff they say) and my efforts to sell some of it myself haven’t been successful so out it goes. Most will go to local charities that have nice re-sale shops and the profits funnel back into the community in terms of providing food and services for those in need.

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      • HI Lisa, your plan sounds like a very good plan. We started purging over a year ago. At first we paid companies to take our crap out of here (no garage sales because we just can’t be bothered) Anything of value that could be sold we sold on Criag’s List. Everything else just got tossed. On our weekly sanitation pickups, we get two large garbage containers included in our monthly pricing. Since we have very little in garbage, we use one of the containers for purging. We’ve been throwing out the stuff that has absolutely no value. The rest, like you, we bring to Goodwill almost on a monthly basis. I can’t believe how much stuff we used to have in this place. 18 years of stupid stuff!
        Now, if we need anything, I go back to a Goodwill and shop there first. I can pick up great work clothes for hubby and neat things for the kitchen. It’s all good!
        I haven’t seen The Mule yet, but its on my list.
        Thank you for your comment. Happy purging!


  2. That’s a simple quote, and one easy to remember but hard to follow. I had a bad health week while travelling and felt like I was decades older than my colleagues, some of whom I am younger. I let the old woman in I guess, but I’m going to send her elsewhere this weekend and get my energy back up!


    • Good for you Sam. Don’t let that old lady in anywhere! I hear ya on the traveling. That can do a lot of us folks in. Rest up if you can. Get your strength back up. ready to face another day! Thanks for your comment.


  3. UPDATE: I just saw the movie ‘The Mule’ You can rent it for only $2.99 from YouTube. You have 30 days to watch it, but only 48 hours when you start the movie. Worth every penny. This movie was excellent, amazing, wonderful, TRUE story. Will have you reaching for your hanky at the end. Clint Eastwood did an excellent job. Reminded me of Henry Fonda in his last movie ‘One Golden Pond’. Message of Clint’s movie: be good to your family and don’t take them for granted. I can tell you that without spoiling the movie.


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