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  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Monday, October 27, 2014

Pumpkin Carving and Words

Three of my granddaughter's carving pumpkins
and this scene seems like yesterday
Some words I underlined
in the New York Times yesterday
made me smile

"Old Masters"
After 80 some people don't retire, They reign...

One at 84 replied " I'm in complete denial which I think is useful."

another "I think I'm freer now, I think I am better.  It's crazy
As it goes downhill, I'm getting up."

another, experiments have shown that mental attitudes might revere some of the
ravages of old age.

Some positive statements
that this one likes
and thinks the same way
as she just keeps going onward....

8 comments:

lil red hen said...

Clever words from the Times, and the smiles on your granddaughters' faces are worth a thousand words.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Charlotte, I agree :)
hope you are slowing down...

sandra hagan said...

little girls are grand visitors!

take care of you, i'm taking care of me.

Judy said...

I like the one about being in denial and how wonderful it is, LOL. I can't imagine being 80, but I sure hope I get too.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Sandy and Judy, :)

Tabor said...

Wish my kids would come down to carve pumpkins because I am not doing it!

Cape Cod Kitty said...

Lovely to see the girls carving pumpkins....such fun. We did it here on Sunday.
The lives from the NYT on aging are priceless. I can see that light in my life, and certainly see it in what you write about your life. Lovely!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Tabor, pumpkin carving at my daughter Beth's condo :)
Marcia, thanks for visiting.