I’ll try Anything

When Ruth turned sixty-five, she noticed some subtle changes.  Time got away from her, energy levels dropped, and her memory wasn’t sharp.  She knew it was part of the aging process, but she didn’t like it.

She tried herbal remedies and vitamins. She sent for all the latest treatments advertised on TV to fight the problem.  She ate healthy foods, lost some weight, exercised several times a week, but there was little change.

As a last ditch effort, she decided to try the latest Facebook craze.  They were a little hard to swallow but at last she thought she felt more energetic.


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Sean Fallon (photo credit)

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About Life in the 50's and beyond...

Welcome to Life in the 50's and 60's and beyond .... where I write about my childhood memories, music of the 60's and about life in the country. I am a mother, grandmother, farmer's wife, business owner, and retired teacher.
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20 Responses to I’ll try Anything

  1. I’m hoping the latest Facebook craze was swallowing vitamins is all!


  2. Stephanie Alexandra says:

    I let out a good loud “HA!” when I got to the end of this. Clever and painfully relevant.


  3. gahlearner says:

    If it’s on facebook, it has to be true. I think Ruth misunderstood something about recharging. Fun story.


  4. Michael says:

    Painful but if it works …


  5. madamewriter says:

    Holy reason, that’s funny…and sadly possible. Plz Grandma’s everywhere: no eating of batteries. Lmao


  6. I’m 10 years away but I could use a jolt of energy myself!


  7. Margaret says:

    How funny. I love it. I hope Ruth finds a better solution.


  8. Haha! Nice one! Battery juice, here I come!


  9. Sandra says:

    If it works, don’t knock it. I know just how Ruth feels.


  10. It’s silly enough for people to try!


  11. any1mark66 says:

    It would make great infomercial. Nice spin on prompt


  12. Not quite sure what you would wash them down with :). Good story!


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