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I’m too old to be stumbling through life
“…I am too old to cry, but it hurts too much to laugh…” – from a story often told by Abraham Lincoln when he had difficulties in his life.
The parties might have slowed, but the marriage remains strong
A couple of weeks ago, Colon and I observed our 67th wedding anniversary.
Dr. Walter Joe still gives me a reason to smile
The personality of Dr. Walter Joe Thomas, DDS, was cast in many differing characters, all of which were interesting, uplifting, inspiring and enjoyable.
67 years of marriage and both hearts are ticking strong
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “Holidays,” a sonnet written in the 1850s, alluded to The Secret Anniversaries of the Heart.
A dear friend dearly missed
“A firm friendship experiences all emotions, all ideologies, all circumstances, remaining staunch, dependable and sometimes disputatious, while retaining strength and length.”
Rain can become a real pain when it comes to yard care
“All the best days of life slip away … and dreary old age and pain sneak up …”, Virgil, "Georgics”. i.30.
The best times are often when nothing is happening
One of the best yet, at the same time, one of the dullest things in life when you get to your mid-to-late 80s is the passing of another day when nothing important or moving happens.
We have but one more move to make
I suppose it to be a natural thing that when folks get my age we begin to anticipate our final destination and we turn our thoughts to the road behind us.
Sweet Talk . . .
“Nobody ever did anything very foolish except from some strong principle.”
Life still has its extremes
Thomas Hood, the 18th/19th century English poet, wrote, “…’extremes meet’, as the whiting said with its tail in its mouth …” in his 1836 comparison of comics and Quakers.
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