Category Archives: aging

GENERATION GAP

In the span of the last hundred years we have seen a great divide.  We’ve even put certain age groups into pigeon holes.  The years from 1900-1945 are the Traditionalists of which I am one.  1946-1964 created the Baby Boomers.  From 1965-1980 we met Generation … Continue reading

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TRAVELING WHEN RETIRED

Retire, they said.  It will be fun, they said.  You are free to go anywhere, do anything and scratch things off your bucket list, they say.  Who are “they” and I’ll bet they’re not retired?  Traveling today isn’t easy, no … Continue reading

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ADAPTING TO OLD AGE

In today’s society 77 isn’t considered old, yet why do I feel like I’ve entered a new dimension – like the Twilight Zone?  My hefty body has been supported by legs and feet which are beginning to falter under the … Continue reading

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MEMORY FAIL

The human mind is an amazing organ.  It can hold more information than a computer, yet as we age, the data we’ve accumulated causes it to crash and even become useless.  The one fear I have about growing old is … Continue reading

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I’M NOT A TREE!

There’s something about a tree.  When it grows old it has gained great stature.  It has reached towards heaven and branched out in many directions.  The circles on your trunk indicate how many years you’ve endured.  People on the other … Continue reading

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REFURBISHING

Today is my last day of being 76.  Thus you will notice a variety of posts on restoration, rebranding, renovation, rebuilding and many more redos.  When you’ve lived this long, you feel it’s time for a make-over.  The thousand mile … Continue reading

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EXCESS BAGGAGE

“Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter.” John Muir We moved into our new “old” house almost … Continue reading

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COUNTDOWN TO 77

Every time I go in for my six month physical, I feel like I’m getting an oil change.  Each of my levels is checked to make sure they are functioning the way they should.  I’m asked the same questions I … Continue reading

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FEELING CRISPY

There are some days when I feel full of energy and ready to leap tall buildings with a single bound and then I realize that I’m almost 77 and my cape has long since worn out.  It’s then that my … Continue reading

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AND HE DIED

Methuselah was an old, old man when God finally took him to heaven.  For 969 years he stumbled around the planet.  He raised a family, saw them grow into adults, had grandchildren and great grandchildren. And then he died. So … Continue reading

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ACT YOUR AGE

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” C. S. Lewis Wouldn’t it be nice if we never had to age – if we could remain children forever – if we never had to experience … Continue reading

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BREATHLESS

I suffer from asthma and many other breathing disorders.  As my life progresses, each breath I take becomes harder. I find myself getting short of breath after just a small amount of exertion.  When I need to use my inhaler … Continue reading

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RUNNING A MARATHON

Don’t worry.  I’m not thinking about running a marathon.  I’m not thinking about taking up running.  In fact, if I did, I would look more like Tim Conway doing his old man routine.  I’m thinking about walking.  For me that … Continue reading

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GROW OLD WITH ME

We join our hands together, Hands that have grown wrinkled and leathered with time, Still the touch of your skin against mine delights and excites, The broken, withered digits, which over time have grown weary, The tightness of your grip, … Continue reading

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A LIONESS IN WINTER

  “What freezings I have felt, what dark days seen, What old December’s bareness everywhere!”  William Shakespeare This morning I realized what my poor dog has been going through.  As I took him outside for his morning ritual, he began … Continue reading

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I FEEL LIKE CINDERELLA!

Every young girl dreams of someday finding her Prince Charming – of being magically transformed into a vision of loveliness – of finding true love and living happily ever after.  On our wedding day, we feel like a princess, dressed … Continue reading

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DRIED UP

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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AGING ENLIGHTENED

The Age of Enlightenment was a time in history between 1700-1800.  It was a time when the world was changing drastically.  Some considered it a time of enlightenment and philosophy.  In our own nation, big changes were occurring.  Immigrants in … Continue reading

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GET RID OF THAT BELLY FAT

OK, so the after the holidays diet started out pretty good. I even lost a couple pounds.  Then Sunday came and my church is big on snacks so that got me started again.  It began with a small caramel and … Continue reading

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I’M LIVING IN NARNIA!

“Wrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight, At the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more, When he bares his teeth, winter meets its death, And when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again.”  … Continue reading

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