Category Archives: aging

LONG TIME ON THIS TRAIN

Another train car to unpack.  I’m now on my ninth.  One for each decade. The first four, I packed my cars – education, family, houses, cars, friends and stuff – from cars and jars to singing tunes and measuring spoons. … Continue reading

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HUH? WHAT DID YOU SAY?

  “Come on, Dad, grab some bread and let’s go see if there is any evidence of peristeronic activity in the park,” Mike says as he attempts to get his eighty-year-old father to give up his seat on the couch. … Continue reading

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GROWING OLD UPS AND DOWNS

    Old folks don’t like change they say I’ve worked a long time to learn it my way. Does it have to do with my age? Must just be that I’m in a stage. But it is getting harder … Continue reading

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LOOKING FOR ELIXIR

Neither Juan Ponce de Leon not Mrs. Jane Doe ever found the fountain of youth. The snake oil sold by Mr. Chara Ton was a          dreamer’s sham. Losing weight won’t do it, even if you appear … Continue reading

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MY NEW ACCESSORY

I have a new accessory; They say it’s a necessity. I wish it were a bracelet or a purse. I guess it could be something worse. But I don’t like it, not one little bit. I prefer music and puppies … Continue reading

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PAYING TAXES/RECEIVING BENEFITS/AND OTHER MUSINGS

HEY YOUNG FELLOW, YOU GOING TO BE ABLE TO PAY FOR YOUR GRANDMA AND YOU? My first retirement (teacher’s) began 29 years ago; my second (social security) about 25 years ago.  I remember when I had to start paying SS … Continue reading

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LAST DANCE

“Let’s do it!”  Sandy and Hank agreed. “An ice-skating honeymoon.” So the wedding  was on Valentine’s Day – fifty years ago. They first met at a skating rink when Hank helped Sandy after a fall.  She had twisted her ankle.  … Continue reading

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NEW BEGINNINGS

THE PARTY’S OVER! And I’m back to normal—good enough for me. I’ll try not to take advantage of my “eighties” excuses. I worried that my huff, bluff, and fluff which included the “ranting about me” might be more than I … Continue reading

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ME HOT WITH HOT YAHTZEE

  What a night!  Three games and five Yahtzees for me!  It turned out to be Yahtzee night because all five players won Yahtzees, but I was the only FIVE winner!  That Hotzee there in the blue is ME = … Continue reading

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CANE PAIN

Hope you enjoy this rerun.  It is near the top of all my posts as far as likes and comments.  I still get a kick out of it.  Come and grow old with me. ***************** How humiliating!  I had to … Continue reading

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