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Friday, July 29, 2016


Cordorus State Park
Hanover, PA

We are back at a park we know well.   Wide open grassy sites.  Good cell and satellite reception.  Would be perfect if there was water and sewer.   We will be here for a week.......the 60 gallons fresh water in the tank will suffice.   We are just steps from the bathhouse.

I've been thinking a lot lately of the fact I am now in old age....early 70's.   My body does not want to cooperate.    Forget about sitting on the ground or kneeling.   I need a crane to now get upright. Guess I am glad we have a shower in the RV.  Getting up from a tub would be impossible.  And embarrassing when the firemen have to rescue me.

This week my older daughter turned 50.  My baby will be 48 next week.  How did that happen.

I look at my granddaughters and wonder how they will be at teenagers.  Not to be a downer, but I can't help but wonder if I will there with them.   My grandson is almost 29.  A grown man.   Most of my step-grandchildren are on their way to adulthood.

My biggest worry is not my body but my head.   Since the stroke I often mean one thing but say something similar.   I really hate it when ordering a meal and mean Special # 2 (meatloaf) but say Special #3 (what almost passes for chicken croquet so I have to eat what tastes like fried bread.)  Len gently corrects me several times a day.  He usually knows what I mean, not what I say.

Today I am really frustrated.   I got a new MIFI a few weeks ago.  It came with a $50. rebate.  I filled out the paperwork and sent it in.  Then I remembered....I forgot to include the proof of purchase.  So, it was rejected.   The same week we bought 6 tires for the truck.  I went online to get the $60. rebate.  It was approved and we received it last week in the mail in the form of a debit card.   I showed the card to Leonard and then have no idea where it went.  I suspect I threw it out with the envelope.  But I don't know for sure.   I've looked everywhere I can think it would be.  No card.

Is it my age or something more scary.   Or possibly I have become an airhead.


  1. Hugs! I'm only 59 and do the same things. I'm not near as bad as my Mom, either are you :)

  2. I have 4 great grandchildren starting school this semester. HOW did that happen already. I can't remember anything and lose lots of things too. And I am not yet 70. It must be something in the air.

  3. These "old age" things happen to me, too and I have never had a stroke - I don't think... When I feel the "old age" stuff creepin' up on me I try to get a couple days extra rest and eat salads and fruit and stuff that's good for me, pray a little extra and read a good Agatha Christy.

  4. You hang in there!! Every day is a gift from God and you are His special child. We all can relate to what you said....you are not alone. Enjoy your family and try not to let the mistakes bother you. Sending hugs!!