I am only 25, but I like the idea of feeling youthful when I am older. When I read the poem I think of my Grandmother, who is now in heaven. She enjoyed life. She was indeed a 'LADY', but she did not care what clothes she had on her back, she was happy to have clothes. She was very proper, but til her alst day on earth she stilled enjoyed a good laugh and mix matched socks. I want to be like my Grandmother when I am old. I want to be able to enjoy life and not take everything so seriously. Just like the poem implyes- Enjoy life-have fun- and live for you. I am sure that the LADY in the poem does not go around spitting all the time, but she is old enough and has lived long eneough, if that is what she wants to do its okay beacuse afterall she is a lady.