Wisdom from Seniors #4

Today was an interesting day.
We had an outing to the beach for those of the seniors that wished to go. We didn’t actually get to sand, but sat and ate fish and chips on the broadwater under an awning.
The funniest thing was that we were joined by an Asian tour group who were astounded at the sight of a group of white haired ladies and gents eating fish and chips out of the paper they were wrapped in. We were the subject of many photos. Some even sat at the table with the seniors. Continue reading

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Wisdom from Seniors #3

Several weeks ago, I sat with a delightful lady whom I shall call ‘Ester’ in the waiting room of the hospital emergency department.
We weren’t there for anything terribly serious, so don’t worry about that.
As we were waiting, conversation turned to Ester’s childhood (it is at this point that I should point out that Ester is about to turn 97).
“My father was a school principal” she told me. Continue reading

Wisdom from Seniors #2

We visited my in-laws on the weekend and whilst the Garden Gnome assisted with a big job that needed doing, the Teen and I chatted with MIL. She had taken a screen out of the window and was cleaning cobwebs when she said to us “We should take care of all Gods creatures but I just don’t understand what he was thinking when he created spiders……..and snakes!”

We couldn’t help it. The Teen and I both laughed out loud.

Wisdom from Seniors #1

Allow me to share a conversation I had today with a gorgeous ‘young’ lady aged in her early 90’s.

Me: “Hello Audrey* how are you today”?
Audrey: “I’m good thank you.”
Me: “That’s great to hear.”
Audrey: “Well, what is the point in feeling anything BUT good?”

I think she has a very valid point.

*name changed for privacy reasons