I encourage you to read/follow posts by Dr. Coker on Life, Spirituality and Common Sense in today’s world of ‘confusing messages’. This one on ‘growing older’ and maybe ‘growing up’ is poignant for us Seniors.



I stood on the advanced tees at the golf tournament saying to myself, “I don’t believe I am supposed to be hitting from these tees. They are for ‘old’ people. You had to be 70 years old to hit from the forward tees. You were classified as a ‘super senior.’ I was 73 at the time and for three years I had pushed to the back of my mine the fact I was not a ‘super’ senior. Turning 70 was rifted with emotional landmines. All this hullabaloo about aging gracefully was ‘for the birds.’ “I’ll show them!” Off to the gym on a regular regime, eating all that healthy food and oh! yes, a little aging cream to make my eyes look normal. I didn’t have an aging problem. I had an attitude problem. I had to accept the inevitable changes of aging rather than seeing them as a…

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Retired in 2013 after 5 years as an elementary school teacher and 40 years as a sales representative. My essays/stories are a way to communicate through the telling of personal experiences. One reader said about my essays, "...these are like a cold sip during a marathon run, simple, real life events". Enjoy the run!

10 thoughts on “Reflections…………………………………Aging”

  1. You are too sweet.  So you can reblog.  I’ll show this to Gary.  How was your visit to see the grandchildren. Bet you were worn out. I’ve been sick all week with acute bronchitis and sinus infection and I’m just now feeling a little bit better today but still not back to my old self. Seems to take me longer these days to get over these sort of things. Glad you enjoyed Gary’s blog. I did a terrible job of proofreading, didn’t I. He may dock my pay.

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    1. Jennie, my brother-in-law wrote this and has many more on his blog site ( Dr. Coker is a professional educator at the college level and I’ve told him about you. You might like to visit his blog site and, who knows, you might even follow him. As for this post, I agree, attitude is so important.


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