Almost everyone, I know, claims to forget. They say that it isn’t only us old folk.
How do you feel about war and peace? Foolish question, isn’t it? Everybody loves peace, or at least we say we do.
Memories are important to us. Alzheimer’s is a serious reminder that anyone of us could lose ours. Lucky enough to still have memories, we cherish them and often share them with others, especially good friends that share theirs with us as well.
We all are aging, aren’t we? At least, those of us still upright and responsive. I call it being lucky; my religious friends say that I have been blessed.
Isn’t it wonderful that people, without motive for personal financial gain, reach out day after day, in a variety of ways, to help their fellow humans? We read and hear about such generosity directly and in the media.
Beauty is as beauty does. You’ve heard it before too, I’m sure. Exactly, what do you believe that means?
How much money is enough? Depends, doesn’t it? Too many poor folks never have enough to even be assured of adequate food and shelter.
A good friend suggested that I describe a day on a small rural dairy farm back in the early ’30s since times have —dramatically — changed.
What question did the lady ask? She wanted to know why, in a column entitled Aging, isn’t there more attention given to aging issues? Good question. Today, I’ll try to spend time specifically on that topic.
The second most unforgettable person that I have ever known was Thomas Eaton. Tom had a ranch on the Stillwater River, which bordered on the Absaroka Range about ten miles east of Red Lodge, Mont.
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I received a list of Tips for Better Health from the Veterans Administration. They were geared more for mental health, but that fits all of us — wouldn’t you agree?