Tag Archives: growing old

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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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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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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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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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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THE GOLD IN AGING

Each year becomes more of a struggle. We trudge through life, with goals, hopes and dreams. We reach the epitome of living and wonder who we are, why we’re here and where we’re going. Within the blink of an eye, … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN

“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.” Charlotte Bronte I’ve written about aging several times.  I do so because I’ve reached … Continue reading

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WEEKEND ROAD WARRIORS

Last weekend, we traveled to Wisconsin for a wedding along with our son and his lady.  It’s always delightful to drive through the land of my youth.  The landscape is dotted with family farmsteads, pristine and well manicured.  Giant spruce … Continue reading

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I KNOW HOW SHE FEELS

Entering one phase of life to another can be daunting.  My thirteen year old granddaughter is struggling with this now as she hangs on to her childhood years while wanting to be grown up.  Suddenly you’re expected to shed off the … Continue reading

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