Tag Archives: aging

On Being Seventy

I closed out my 69th year by taking a short trip to Walmart and wearing my T shirt inside out. I wouldn’t even have noticed if the cashier hadn’t yelled across the store after checking me out….”Hey Ruth! Did you … Continue reading

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It was terrifying.  For the first time in her life, she was alone.  She had worked through the sadness, the grief, as best as she could.  It was time to move away and try to start over.   She didn’t … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Doing the Best I Can

Like most mothers. I continually doubt every decision I have ever made for my children.  Should I have done this?   What if I had decided this?  I wish I would have…. My children are all grown and I now … Continue reading

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One Liner Wednesday – Live

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” -Mae West

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Industrial sounds echoed across the sound of water. I couldn’t tell how far away I was from either of the sounds.  Throbbing pain on the left side of my head made me feel around for something to hold onto.  I … Continue reading

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The Music of Forever Caddo’s 7 Sentence Stories

He slowly reached for her hand and took her into his arms. She pulled away, frightened by the gesture, not understanding his intent. He pulled her close again, this time, bringing his face close to her ear, singing – “Heavenly … Continue reading

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Celebration: Farmer Style

Wednesday was my husband’s birthday.     We usually have a small get-together with our friends on the weekend closest to our birthdays, but this year it didn’t work out and everyone was busy with other committments.  This was birthday … Continue reading

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A Word A Week Challenge: Old

The Beach Boys said it well. Oh wouldn’t it be nice if we were older, And we didn’t have to wait so long….. When I was 5 years old, I couldn’t wait to get older.  My brother was 5 years … Continue reading

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on my last leg… er… knee

My home is starting to look like a medical supply store.  This is new territory for me.  I know it’s inevitable that your body starts to betray you as you age.  I know I have been  lucky with few health … Continue reading

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