Category Archives: aging

TIME TO FLY

When you reach a certain point in life, you wonder how many things you might cross off the old bucket list. I’ve never thought too much about a bucket list. I’m happy to see the dawning of a new day … Continue reading

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TELL YOUR STORY

For most of us, we don’t think there is anything worth writing about in our own story. However, God has created each of us with a uniqueness that can’t be denied. Each story is important. Each life has merit and … Continue reading

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A TABLE FOR TWO

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER Each Valentine’s Day they met there, a table for two was set, Vase with a flower were set there, a place they’d never forget, For years it became a habit, one that would keep … Continue reading

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AFTERGLOW

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© What will remain when we are gone, what memories will stay, How will the world remember us when we are far away, The treasures that we leave behind are often just a … Continue reading

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WHAT WAS I LOOKING FOR?

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to put on a pair of shoes like this? Especially when you get to be my age. In a couple years I’ll be 80. I never thought I’d make it this long, but here I am. … Continue reading

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ARE YOU ACTIVE OR PASSIVE?

Passivity is a term best described as being a couch potato. The Oxford Dictionary describes it as, “acceptance of what happens, without active response or resistance.” Lately I’ve found myself going to the couch more often than I’ve ever done. … Continue reading

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AGING WITH PURPOSE

Does becoming a senior citizen mean that our days of usefulness are over? I hope not. So far I’ve been blessed with a sound mind, except when I’m dreaming or creating a new piece of work; and I’m physically sound, … Continue reading

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JUST ANOTHER HUMP DAY

Apparently the origin of Hump Day occurred while a group of office workers were standing around the water cooler.  Being the middle of the work week, Wednesday was tantamount to getting over the hump of said work week.  Others allude … Continue reading

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SATURDAY CHUCKLES

We all need a good laugh, especially those who have lived a long time and are still pushing on.  If we can’t laugh at ourselves and the world around us, we would surely be crushed by all of it.  

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AGING DOESN’T HAVE TO MEAN DEATH

Lots of people look at age as a sign of weakness, deterioration and imminent death. Some cultures place age in a special category because of the wisdom a person has acquired in his life. In America, we tend to admire … Continue reading

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SILVER & GOLD

My maternal grandmother was the wife of a farmer; a woman with a true pioneer spirit. She often shared memories of her childhood in Montana, gathering buffalo chips to build a fire. When she grew older and married a farmer, … Continue reading

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NOBODY WANTS OUR STUFF

About four years ago, we moved into a house that’s half the size of our old one.  It required a lot of throwing away, giving away and garage selling to cut us down to size.  Unfortunately, it hasn’t taken us … Continue reading

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AGING FOR THOSE WITH A SENSE OF HUMOR

I’m currently in the process of brainstorming, which could be dangerous for a 78 year old woman.  The storming of my brain is nothing new, but the subject matter has changed over time.  I used to write about funny parenting … Continue reading

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THE AMAZING INVISIBLE WOMAN

For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow When I was a kid, I thought it … Continue reading

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LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP

I love technology.  I hate technology.  I can’t live without it. I want to live without it.  It’s a conundrum of magnificent proportions to those of us who grew up with 10″ television screens and 45 rpm records.  However, I’m … Continue reading

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TWO MORE WEEKS

Early on in this “stay at home” policy, I noted that it seemed we were being required to do this in two week increments.  I’m not sure if that deadline is meant to encourage us to be optimistic that this … Continue reading

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PRUNIFIED

Isn’t it funny to see those commercials for products which promise to reduce or removed wrinkles and signs of aging – and all the models in said ads are probably 14 years old? For once, I’d love to see real … Continue reading

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GROWING OLD LIKE FINE WINE AND AGED CHEESE

The idea of growing old never occurred to me until I became part of the silver haired generation. It still doesn’t hold much interest. In fact I’m trying to avoid it completely. Now that I’ve arrived, I can tell you … Continue reading

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WHAT’S A VULNERABLE ADULT?

“Memory in youth is active and easily impressible; in old age it is comparatively                 callous to new impressions, but still retains vividly those of earlier years.”             … Continue reading

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BACK IN THE FRAY

Once more into the fray… Into the last good fight I’ll ever know… Live and die on this day… Live and die on this day…  The phrase, “Into the fray,” has meant to me – getting back into the game … Continue reading

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