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I’m 75 Today


I’m 75 today, thought I looked good & strong

But everyone seems bent on proving me wrong.

I shop for my groceries and feel like a star

Then someone says, “Do you need help to your car?”

At the nursery I got plants and am ready to pay

He says, “Lucky for you it’s senior discount day!”

I tried on some shoes at the mall I could wear

Salesgirl said, “My grandmother has the very same pair.”

We’re all getting older – this is not big news

So eat well, laugh often, and wear comfortable shoes.

 ~ ~ ~ ❤️ ~ ~ ~

I survived a pandemic so I can survive the scrutiny of posting an un-retouched photo taken on my 75th birthday. And I vow not to retouch the one I post when I turn 80!

28 Responses

  1. Gina Love says:

    You are absolutely beautiful Jenny Jones with a beautiful personality! I wish you well and more birthdays to come. I miss seeing your cooking videos on YouTube!.

    Take care and remain blessed.


  2. Maggie says:

    You look great, Sounds like you feel it to. Lucky you have such nice helpful people around you. Everyone knows your age so of course there going to refer to it..But just know when you walk away there saying Dam she looks good. Keep doing what your doing, it works..Hope you had a happy birthday..!!

  3. Steve says:

    My mother taught me the Duppa word. Loved hearing it! Where in Poland were you from? Have you had your genealogy traced? My grandparents were from Silesia, near Opole. I visited there five to seven times and now skype with relatives there and Polish/Silesians living in Brazil (found through genealogy).

    I’m on my 3rd round with your Gołąpki recipe and now found your blog. Thanks for sharing! I am 74 years old now and used to be the genealogist for several VIPs, including presidents and TV and movie celebrities. Now, I am giving back to society. You are an inspiration!

  4. Roxy says:

    Hello! I only knew you from your youtube channel. I noticed you had not uploaded a video for a few years and felt concerned. I found your website. I’m so glad you are alive and well and are such an amazing person. Thank you for sharing so much with the world. 🌷🌷🌷🌷

  5. Valerie says:

    Love seeing your smile! Happy belated Birthday!!!

  6. Lee says:

    Hi Jenny Happy Birthday!I love your YouTube cooking video’s. Im making your apple pie this week!
    Its been a while a since you made a video. I was worried about you. Glad you are well. You remind me of my most favourite HS class … Home EC. Thankyou so much for your amazing fun videos. God bless💗

  7. Mary says:

    Hi Jenny! Happy birthday!! 🎉 You look amazing! I am so happy to read that you are doing good. I’ve been watching your videos for years and as I was gonna make some whole wheat bread today I wondering how you were doing so decided to check out your blog. So glad I did! I want to thank you for teaching me so many yummy and easy recipes, I love making them.
    I hope you had a wonderful birthday day and many many many returns of the day! Many blessings to you and your family!

  8. Carol Garama says:

    Hi Jenny. Happy birthday to you.
    I stumbled on your cooking on youtube. With my first ever oven, i knew i wd bake and bake… but my baking was so horrible until i found you. I have baked twice in a row..😀 the chocolate cake and the cupcakes. Next will be the cinamon rolls and on to all the rest on your list. You make baking seem soo easy and fun… with ” who’s yo daddy”😎. Thank you so much. God bless and keep you. 🙏. I look fowrad to more healthy recipes for queenagers. 😁

  9. Valencio says:

    Hi Jenny
    I have searched through so many,
    But none of them are worth a pennny.
    But now I’m glad I found you because my search is through!

  10. CSchrum says:

    Happy Birthday to you Jenny! You’re beautiful!!!

  11. Christine Malaka says:

    Happy Birthday!
    I love your youtube recipes for choc cake and lemon cake. They are the nicest.
    I’d love you to make another video, same recipe, of your polish Pu-jelly donuts. They are so good. I’m not sure how you say it… it’s sounds like punshki or punshkis or else pushki. Just because of how good the recipe is, makes doing it again such a good idea.
    In the whole recipe incl the coating there’s only 2 tbsp butter, I think, or three. working men melt and and go aw my god. They REALLY work. They really are lovely, and you are very pretty…it has to be said.
    We sure do come from people who knew how to cook. You really can cook.
    From your slovak/ukie cousin. 🙂

    • Moterg says:

      I never watched your tv show nor really ever heard of you before today 9/4/21. I was looking at your cooking recipes on youtube as I am also of Polish extraction. I noticed your jokes at end of videos and really enjoyed your humor. I looked up your history and you have a very interesting background. Your joy is your stronghold. Keep laughing and keep cooking. I’m 68 and just really started enjoying cooking in the last few years cooking for my 90 year old father. Also, what else is there to do at our age with the Pandemic that is wholesome and keeps one out of trouble?!!! I also like tha td you are not selling or pitching anything on your videos and have a free download of your cookbook. You have a lot of special qualities. May God bless you and keep you.

  12. Will ogorman says:

    Wow,what a life you’ve had,I wondered what happened to you as you don’t post on YouTube anymore.So glad to see you’re still enjoying life.
    All the best from the UK X

  13. AlanD96 says:

    Hi Jenny!

    I was born on June 7, 1946 so I know exactly how you feel being 75.

    When I go to the Jewel food store here in Chicago, they often ask if they can help me with my groceries to the car and I just roll my eyes. I hate being reminded of my age. (Maybe I should remove all the mirrors in my house also, that would help.

    Glad you are feeling great also. Hopefully I can write to you on June 7, 2036 when we are both NINETY!!

  14. Da Wa says:

    Jenny, you are delightful and so funny. Happy birthday.

  15. Marilyn says:

    I think you still look beautiful! I’ve just started watching your YouTube cooking videos and have made several things. They’ve all turned out perfect! You are my inspiration 😀🙏

  16. CJ says:

    You look abfab. Do you have any exercise tips for staying fit?

  17. Adrian says:

    I’ve always loved the saying, “You’re only as old as you feel.” You feel like a star because YOU ARE, Jenny! My grandmother will celebrate 80 years on December 22nd and she absolutely loved your show. You’ve still got that beautiful warm smile that would brighten anyone’s day. I’ll be 35 in August and i’m starting to cherish every moment of life and learn to not let the words of others dictate my feelings. We are fearfully and wonderfully made and it’s such a blessing to be alive. Keep shining your light, Jenny and keep showing that gorgeous smile. God bless!

  18. Lyndal says:

    Hello from Australia. First of all I want to say I hope I look as good as you when I’m your age I will be 64 on the 26th on this month (June). Next I came across your site by accident and I have tried and still use a lot of your recipes. Ilovehow quick and easy they are. Love you and your sense of humour you are a joy to watch. Keep it up.

  19. Linda says:

    Happy belated Birthday!!!

    I hope you enjoyed YOUR day 🙂

  20. Sarah says:

    Jenny, you look fabulous! Happiest Birthday wishes! 🎂 🥳
    I miss your Jenny Can Cook YouTube vids.

  21. Rhonda says:

    Happy belated Birthday to you, Jenny and many, many more 🥳🎉🥳🎉🥳
    Take care and God Bless you…

  22. Ginlyn says:

    Happy Birthday. You look great.

    We share the same birthday and Polish heritage!

  23. Jude says:

    Happy birthday! You look lovely. Hope your day was full of blessings. You remind me of my Aunt Joy Chabot (60’s movie star). I am making your Acai jello today as I’m having trouble eating for med reasons. I’m so grateful because it was bothering me to have to eat lots of jello with food dye etc in it, so from the bottom of my heart- thank you!

  24. allen says:

    Happy birthday!! Wow you look great and we love your cooking channel on youtube 🙂

  25. Sue McCarthy says:

    Happy birthday JJ!🎂 You still look amazing! Many more!!🎂

  26. Tanya says:

    You go, girl! Happy Birthday!!! 🎂

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