Category Archives: aging

YOU’RE OLD, GET OVER IT!

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. Age isn’t particularly where anyone in our society … Continue reading

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WHAT ARE YOU WORTH?

When we grow old, some of our self-worth diminishes right along with our ability to get up each day. Somewhere during middle age we become so busy  taking care of our family and building a life, we tend to forget … Continue reading

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THIS TOO SHALL PASS

OK, so I have two kidney stones.  I’m not sure why these nuggets keep forming within me. I may be able to use them somewhere in my garden, but unfortunately these are the kind that need to be blasted, so … Continue reading

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ACTING FOR SENIORS

I don’t know these women, but it sure looks like they’re having a good time. I will begin a new adventure today.  I’m going to be teaching a group of 55+ some dramatic skills.  These theatre games, scene work, improv, … Continue reading

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THANK GOD FOR GOOD NEWS!

In this year before the next presidential election, we’ve been bombarded with all kinds of yucky news.  I for one am sick of it and have decided to disconnect when it’s time for the news shows.  It has become nothing … Continue reading

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EERY MORNING RANDOM THOUGHTS

This image reflects what I’m seeing from my window this morning.  It’s already 8 AM and a thick haze of fog envelopes my view.  The wind is slightly tickling the branches on the trees so you might think it was … Continue reading

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HAPPY GRANDPARENT’S DAY

I don’t know why this day always seems to sneak up on us.  I’m not sure when it originated, but I know it wasn’t around when I was a kid.  I think it’s a good idea to honor our golden … Continue reading

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WHAT’S NEXT?

As dear friends are falling asleep in our heavenly Father’s arms – as those of us who remain, struggle with various physical ailments – as we age and become helpless where we used to be strong – as our worldly … Continue reading

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DAYLIGHT IS A BURNIN’

One of the points of taking a vacation is to forget about all the things you should be doing.  You should set your brain at idle and focus on nothing.  You’re expected to fritter away the hours and consort with the … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN – PART V – 90 & UP

  Nonagenarians now represent 4.7 percent of the 65-and-older US population, compared to 2.8 percent in 1980.  The U.S. Census Bureau has estimated that by 2050, the number of those living beyond 90 years will quadruple. By the time we … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN PART IV – 80-90

You are now part of an elite group of survivors.  The ages between 80 and 90 are reserved for those who still have much to give the world or those who have been filled with new parts that won’t give … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN – PART III – 80-90

A commercial came out recently showing people in their 70s and 80s still in the workplace.  There’s the fireman who weighs about 80 pounds, trying to handle a gigantic fire hose.  We see an elder woman as a DJ while another entertains as … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN – PART II – 60-70

“When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable.  There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.”  Victor Hugo Unlike most women, I wasn’t upset or depressed about this milestone.  I’d begun my own business.  I was busier than … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN – PART I – 50-60

“Life is but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more.”  William Shakespeare – “Macbeth” OK, so you’ve turned 50.  This is supposed to be the pinnacle … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN

Last year about this time I did a series on aging. Since I’m not getting any younger, I thought it might be time to repost for those who haven’t read my advice or have forgotten what I wrote. Actually I … Continue reading

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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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