Joe is my friend. We had a great breakfast time together this week and discussed things that make life enjoyable now in our seventies. If you don’t think there are any such things in the later years of life, you are not looking for them.
Last night, my brother, Gene, posted a link on Facebook to a music trailer by country western singer Alan Jackson. The song was “Remember When,” and it was an examination of that special time in life when everything was new and when growing old seemed just an isolated concept reserved for others. I know when I turned 30 I wasn’t alone in thinking that reaching my 70s was something I would ever experience. It’s like that for everyone. I just know it is. No matter how much time passes, you’’ll never be “old.”
But, if we’re lucky, we do eventually grow old (gracefully, we hope) and suddenly, instead of looking ahead at all the new and exciting things we’ve yet to do for the first time, we begin experiencing things that we may be doing for the very last time. The last time I played golf, for example…
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