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Youthful Forever

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
Henry Ford


... so I started a genealogy class today....

  
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JAMER123 9/16/2014 11:36PM

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USMAWIFE 9/16/2014 7:27PM

    so very very true

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BLAZINGSWORD 9/16/2014 6:50PM

    Yes, that's true!

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Oh What Music!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

I'm visiting my mother in Houston and she wanted to go to a special concert given by a collaboration of three churches, one Baptist, one Methodist, and one Presbyterian. With a full orchestra, and a combined choir of more than 200, it was glorious!

They even let the congregation join in on three hymns, and they went accapella for every third verse... the voices alone were unlike almost anything on earth....their sheer beauty could almost make you tear up.

Words fail me.

  
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F8CONE8 9/16/2014 2:12PM

    How wonderful!

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KIRTLEY2 9/16/2014 10:19AM

    Music is one of the most amazing gifts we have on earth!! Glad you appreciate it!

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4EVERNESS 9/15/2014 12:04AM

    Sounds wonderful. Reminds me of the Scottsdale symphony orchestra doing Handel's Messiah and the audience joining in singing the Hallelujah chorus with them. Beautiful stuff...or hearing the choir in the loft at the Basilica of St Louis, as if angels from heaven. Memories to be cherished!

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JAMER123 9/14/2014 11:45PM

    Sounds like a fantastic concert! So glad you and your mom were able to attend!
Thank you for sharing!
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Campus Fun

Saturday, September 13, 2014

I spent the day on the Texas A&M University campus WITHOUT planning on attending their evening football game tonight.....I was there for a scholarship reception that brings scholarship recipients together with their specific scholarship donors, and A&M provides a delicious and beautiful brunch /dessert buffet so that schmoozing can go on for hours without impediment... It's always great fun, but, oh my goodness, the students just get younger and younger looking every year!!!

Fortunately, the game wasn't scheduled to kick off until 8pm (!!!!So late!!!), so the main bulk of people attending the game were trickling in to the campus, even though some had set up their tailgating spots by Friday night. Anyhow, the campus wasn't completely blockaded for the game during the day, and it was really neat to people watch and just play spectator of all the commotion and set-up shenanigans... this is not a scene that I know much about, and I am fascinated at the efforts to host big parties under rather challenging circumstances. Oh, and by the way, it rained 3 inches the night before, and a thunderstorm was on its way from the south...

Tents stretched as far as the eye could see, and some had table linens and chair decoration just like in a fancy outdoor wedding..Many, if not most, had TVs and big barbecue grills.. Apparently keeping up with the Jones is a time honored tradition as far as tailgating goes, so the escalation of hospitality is what happens naturally.... it's fascinating.

But I'm glad to get away from all that temptation, and I'll be glad to watch the game from home...
Gig 'em, Aggies!

  
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F8CONE8 9/14/2014 1:40PM

    Wow that sounds like an interesting place to be. I know tailgate parties are popular here in Oregon but I've never been to one.

Yes, the college students are younger. My grandson is in his second year and my granddaughter in her first year. There parents are still children. emoticon

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JAMER123 9/14/2014 12:11AM

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Tailgating is nothing like it used to be, that's for sure!!

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ROCKYCPA 9/13/2014 8:14PM

    Smart move - good for you!

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 9/13/2014 8:06PM

    I agree that watching the game from home sounds good to me. I used to love to set in the bleachers and watch the games. But now the call of comfort gets my attention. I bet it was fun to watch all the pre game activities, I know the students look younger to me too. Could it be our age that makes them seem so young? Have a great evening Hope your team wins.

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BLAZINGSWORD 9/13/2014 7:01PM

    Good idea, staying away from temptation. emoticon

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Fresh Incentive

Friday, September 12, 2014

Yesterday I saw a photo that had been taken of me when I wasn't looking...... ACK!

Not a pretty sight.... and it gives me an extra kick in the pants as far as making short term wise decisions, like foregoing the offer of an ice cream dessert, or choosing to walk around the neighborhood instead of vegging out on the sofa with a good book....


Sometimes you (i) need that extra kick in the pants...

  
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F8CONE8 9/13/2014 4:26PM

    Uh oh. It is so hard to be vigilant. I know..... Keep working on it one day at a time.

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JAMER123 9/12/2014 9:47PM

    I hear you!! I don't like what I see the old me. Even though I have regained 20# the new me looks so much better!! I am sure you are proud of the progress you have made!!
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BLAZINGSWORD 9/12/2014 4:38PM

    I totally understand where you are coming from. I went to a friend's home to help pick aronia berries last summer and she took my picture while I was sitting on a low stool and I got my kick in the pants then. emoticon emoticon

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Have a great week-end! Maybe we'll get some rain!

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JOHNMARTINMILES 9/12/2014 9:41AM

   
Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

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Out of My Control

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The next few days I'm going to have quite a few meals that will be out of my control- basically only 2 choices- Take it.... or Leave it.....

Here's hoping that I remember to carry some good options with me...

And that I CHOOSE wisely...

So far, so good.

  
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MCFITZ2 9/12/2014 12:48AM

    You can do it. If not perfect choices to chose from I know you will make the best of it.

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BLAZINGSWORD 9/12/2014 12:36AM

    You can do it!
Have a great weekend!

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JAMER123 9/12/2014 12:30AM

    As long as you get some fuel for your body and be able to choose the better of each options. You will do fine. No food is off limits, just portions.

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IMPROVINGME 9/11/2014 11:02PM

    Just get your portions under control and you should be okay.
Enjoy!

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