Recently I turned 71. I do not fear aging. So far aging has only affected my back and knees, my brain, my skin and other things I can’t share. But I am thankful for the good health that I do have. I have a good life. My mind is sharp, except for lunch dates or … More I’m Getting Older, Thankfully
I saw a special on the television about Westerns and aging gracefully several years ago. The narrator interviewed stars from the old Western cowboy shows. They shared their memories and experiences during their shows. As a young girl, I grew up watching these brave, daring, rescuers of every maiden, settler, or family member with their … More Westerns and Aging Gracefully
Feisty: “to be bubbly, energetic, zesty, lively, and scrappy.” So how do we incorporate these qualities into our lives in our senior years? As we age it is so easy to stay home, thinking about the past or about the reasons we never do the things we want to do. My first recommendation is to … More Ten Ways to Be a Feisty Senior
I believe that having a youthful attitude influences our health, happiness, friendships, attitudes, and lives in general. I have been accused of being a bit of a goofball in the past and occasionally now. But I think that ability to be silly sometimes has helped me feel younger. (Ever notice when someone with wrinkles, smiles, … More Stay Younger Longer
Last weekend I turned 71! I am thankful for my life and the people who have shared it with me, loved me, befriended me, supported me during trying times, taught me, trusted me, and shared time and experiences with me. I am thankful for the good health I have. I am “getting up in years.” … More Seventy One Years of Life
I want to share a tribute to two elderly neighbors, Alice and Walt in Fuquay-Varina. They were like the parents to some of their younger neighbors. Walt passed away several years ago; I was sad for our loss but happy for him to be with God in heaven. He loved his dear wife Alice and … More I Miss Walt and Alice
Several years ago I attended the funeral of my elderly neighbor, Mr. Q. I experienced some thoughts and feelings from his death and funeral that I found at times to be upsetting, surprising and then comforting. Funerals are something I usually avoid when possible. I went to my father in law’s funeral this past year. … More A Neighbor’s Death Observed
Because I am a woman over 70, I thought this would be appropriate and funny. For those of us older women who could use a boost today, here is a song that will raise your spirits!! When I saw it it made me laugh!! What a hoot! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4QzHeUE-CM&feature=share.
Am I getting older or what? As I sit and watch the TV advertisements of pizza with loads of cheese and fat filled meats (blocked heart arteries waiting to happen) on a pie crust with cheese built into the rim of the crust (more cholesterol), I realize how I used to eat pizza every week! … More Pizza, Fried Chicken, French Fries?? No Thank You.
(A little grammatical humor for any grammar aficionados reading this.) . I learned a lot about how to protect and treat my back’s spine and muscles for over 20 years. You may want to read my first post about how it started. I’ve learned to listen to my back! Knowing I had a weight lifting … More Baby Your Back! (Not- “Baby, You’re Back!”)