...You get them from your kids! 

My photo, birds and trees are flowering...spring is on its way.


I really enjoy the changing seasons. I look forward to the new life budding all around me very soon.. Flowers peeking through the snow, tree's budding out, and the most enjoyable, hearing the song of the birds.

  Let's think on those things, not the BLAHS of winter and AGING...

Here are some humorous lines from a book by Ed Fischer called YOU'RE NO SPRING CHICKEN..there really is a funny side to being over 50, 60, etc.


*Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone

- Anthony Burgess


*When you get older it takes a lot longer to do nothing" - Catharine Brandt


*If I had my life to live over I'd do the same things only sooner 

- Tallulah Bankhead


*If you had your life to over again - you'd need more money. - --       - Constitution Digest


*Youth is a gift of nature, but age is a work of art" - Garson Kanin


*Getting old ain't for sissies...The famous line Bette Davis said in her academy award role as Margo Channing in "All about Eve"


I like TV better than movies - it's not so far to the bathroom.

- Cecil B. DeMille


*You know you're getting old when you have to sit down to brush your teeth.


*Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. - Erma Bombeck


* If life is a bowl of cherries, why do I get the pits. - Erma Bombeck


Why does the word "retirement' stir up so many mixed emotions?  For some, it signals an end.  For others, it marks anticipated beginnings.

 "By the grace of God I am what I am,"1 Corinthians 15:10 NIV


An article from the book "Coming of Age Gracefully"

      Unanswered Prayer by Elise Maclay


How satisfying it is 

  On this gray November day

    to brew pot after pot of coffee

      While I pursue

        My own projects

          At my own pace

            In my own way.

  Anyone I want or need to talk to

   Is as near as the phone.

    On the other hand,

      Working alone 

        I get more done.

          Have more ideas.

           My time is not taken up with meetings,

             Office politics, polite greetings.

Even the much touted

  Support system

   I had as an executive -

     Secretary, file clerk, switchboard operator -

       Got in the way of the 

         Free-wheeling creativity

           That sparks my day

             Now that I'm retired.

               I never dreamed it would be

                 Like this.

Ideas tumbling one over the other.

  I thought I'd sink in unstructured time.

    Instead, I'm just beginning to see

      What a  lead weight the routine of an office can be.

        Oh God, thank you

          For not listening

            When I begged you not to let them 

              Retire me.



 What an inspiration this article is to me.

My prayer for everyone in the Silver years is,  Take advantage of the time you have been given to enjoy and share the memories and wisdom you have acquired over the years. Look to the sunshine not the shadows of life.  Keep humor in your heart and on your lips.

I hope you enjoyed this look at life on the other side of the hill.!


"This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it" 

Psalm 118:24















































































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20.10 | 16:04

Very informative. Thanks for sharing.

20.10 | 10:30

I totally agree with the value of eating fruit. So tasty and delicious and good for you too! Love it. I enjoy your blog Geri. It's always a positive note!

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14.08 | 18:02

A belated Happy Birthday to you! I'm glad you're doing so well. I do enjoy reading your blog.❤

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