The Future is no Scarier than the Past / Old Age has its Perks

Laughter: Carbonated Grace

at 18 at 18

at 20 at 20

jeep_elf3 at 36 with my family

at 75 at 75

I finally figured out that all the people I ever was from infancy on still live inside me. It makes for an interesting group most days. And if I don’t like how I feel today, I just return and watch the world when I was having a better time. Young people actually seem impoverished, because they haven’t got a clue about the riches we old guys carry around within us. I wouldn’t trade, because we can go back and be their age inside our memories, but they can’t come forward and enjoy the pleasures of a party without having to drive miles, spend hundreds or pay later with a hangover.
We do know more dead people and we have seen more tragedies up close and personal, so sometimes we hover protectively over our grandchildren. But we can look back…

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About Eileen

Mother of five, grandmother of nine, great-grandmother of five. 1955 -1959 Rice University in Houston, TX. Taught primary grades; Was Associate Post Director of Religious Education at Ft. Campbell, KY; Consultant on the Myers/Briggs Type Indicator, Was married for 60 years to an Architect in Middle Tennessee.

Posted on January 4, 2016, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. still a beauty, Miss Eileen… 🙂


    • LOL….glad this isn’t Skype!
      Been sick for a week and aged five years at least.
      Thanks though.
      Enjoyed your photos and information about Death Valley. I’ve never been there. Was this a recent trip?
      My grandson, his 6 year old daughter and his new fiancee spent a week in Paris and a week or so in London. They got engaged
      on New Years in Paris. I have been loving all their photos. Great-Granddaughter is quite a diva and totally in love with Paris. He surprised her by flying into London and after a few days taking the Chunnell to her heart’s desire….Paris.


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