I've Landed!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Her Fruits of Their Labor


I decided to get brave and ask Sarah what I wondered about. 

She is in her late 80's and very active, very interested in life & people.
 She travels occasionally. She occasionally has surgery or a patch here or there to keep going.
She keeps her hair cut short and straight. Lipstick? Yes. 
Eye make-up? No.
Clever well-to-do clothes? Yes.
 Happy attitude? Yes.
 Perfect “Hollywood fake” teeth? No.
 Nice car? Of course! 
She breaks a bone now and then, but aces the recovery.

What I wondered about was what she was thinking about old age.
So I asked.
“Sarah, I write a little blog on aging.  May I ask you something I've been wondering about?”
“Of course.”
“What do YOU think is the very nicest thing about this stage of life?”

Without hesitation she said with enthusiasm, “Oh I love it that I am well off and don't have to budget. If I want something, I can just go buy it. The money is in the bank because we worked hard and saved. Roland always made good money and we managed it well. My brother was in high finance and he advised us well. Free. He never charged us for his advice. It wasn't always like this, and so I am enjoying the fruits of our labor. Roland left me well off when he died. I love to shop, but I actually have everything I need! I seldom buy anything, but I can if I want and I can buy the very best. My needs are all taken care of. I still love to shop even if I buy nothing.”

See? We become more and more different from one another the longer we live.  

Our experiences in life guarantee we will be different from one another.

Aging produces such interesting people!

You won't find any boring cookie-cutter-people on the twilight zone of life where I have landed, not having died young.

Surprised by Sarah's answer,