Category Archives: Aging

Approaching 64 Year’s Checklist

John didn’t make it with his tragic end at 40 and George was only 58.  Ringo’s the oldest at 75 and Paul is a young 73.  I’ve been waiting for their song to come true for me since their “Sargent … Continue reading

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Kids Show Us How To Age

They are carefully held at birth, some in proverbial swaddling clothes, fed often, night light turned on, homework completed, learning not to just print, small tasks are assigned to begin testing the waters, ironing and folding are folded into their … Continue reading

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They’re My Age

It took many of my years to catch up to them but most of them are gone and now I find myself among the “them.”  Does age do that? I’m older than the president of the United States, 10 years … Continue reading

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Scrooge & Our Lives

It was another lonely meal beside the fireplace as he’s done night after night after a twelve hour day of balancing the books in unbalancing ways.  Crackling sounds growing louder pauses his meal as his dead partner visits with a … Continue reading

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Sam & Sylvia Are Me

I’ve had these two beastly cats for ten years now so I know their moods, behavior and movements as much as they know mine. I have owned that they are both a part of me even though cats refused to … Continue reading

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“In Between” Time

It’s my favorite time of the year.  It’s one of my favorite phrases and its meaning we all love to hate.  “Inbetween.”  (Although it’s actually two words.) This December 31 when did we stop saying “Merry Christmas?”  Was it the … Continue reading

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“We Lose A Library”

“When an old person dies, we lose a library,” is a loosely stated African proverb.  How true.  How much that person has read throughout life and digested from fun fiction to telling biographies to shocking newspaper headlines. Digested but remembered?  … Continue reading

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Bless This Cane of Mine

“Lord, you have given me many gifts and opportunities in my life and I hope I’ve lived up to Your hope for me.  I’m not sure if You’ve given me this cane but please inspire me to see it as … Continue reading

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The Red Chair

There it is at the end of the hall.  I am see it clearly.  How long will it take me to reach it? I remember, just last, how easily that distance was reached.  Now it teaks me longer because my … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Years of Aging

“I’m Glad I’m Not Young Anymore” “Poor boy! Poor boy! Down-hearted and depressed and in a spin Poor boy! Poor boy! Oh, youth can really do a fellow in! How lovely to sit here in the shade With none of … Continue reading

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