Community Magazine

Life in The 80s

By Friday23

After the great birthday bash on Saturday evening followed by the slide show and movie of my life dug out by a grand-daughter, I feel I’m over the hump so to speak and from now on it’s all going to be downhill. On the other hand a voice is shouting at me from somewhere inside saying ‘get your ass in gear – it’s a whole new challenge’. I’ve already found out that I am in no place for the weak-hearted and I have proven many times that the couch is the easiest and the most comfortable way to spend time. 

Does it feel different? In many ways it does, but it’s not a physical thing, rather a sense of achievement at having arrived safely. Having grown up in a world where life expectancies were about 20 years less one, one eventually expects that you will follow suit. So in many ways, as my ex-neighbor who was in his late 80s used to say, “I am surprised every day”.

The trick now is to remain healthy and occupied. The healthy part only depends partially on me – most of it has to do with good genes. I am kept occupied, working a few hours on some, but not all days. This is due to a boss who hopefully has forgotten my age and who I never see, so he is not reminded. Then there is the crossword and the blog and I may learn to play bridge when I retire. Bridge is a major activity here in the retirement home but I walk past occasionally and take a good look at the players – it’s the bridge that’s making them look so old?

And then there is the painting. Finally I am Old so it should be a short step to becoming an Old-Master, right?   


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Airbus A330-200, Thomas Cook Airlines

    Airbus A330-200, Thomas Cook Airlines

    @ San Francisco International Airport, CA October 2018 Starting in May 2017, Thomas Cook began operating two flights per week between SFO and Manchester, UK... Read more

    The 09 December 2018 by   Htam
    PHOTOGRAPHY, SOCIETY
  • Caroling Party

    Caroling Party

    Last night we hosted our fourth annual caroling party. I'm not a big Christmas gift-giving person, so our gift to everyone is doughnuts, hot chocolate, hot... Read more

    The 09 December 2018 by   Sherwoods
    FAMILY, PARENTING
  • Struggling to Afford Insulin

    Struggling Afford Insulin

    People who need insulin for their type 1 or type 2 diabetes are skimping on the shots because the drug has become so expensive. A study this week in the... Read more

    The 09 December 2018 by   Dietdoctor
    DIET & WEIGHT, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, MEDICINE
  • 8 Guiding Principles For Pursuing A Winning Venture

    Guiding Principles Pursuing Winning Venture

    Every entrepreneur has an idea for transforming a market with innovative new technology, or transforming society with a new process. Read more

    The 09 December 2018 by   Martin Zwilling
    BUSINESS, CAREER
  • Nutrition and Your Doctor

    Nutrition Your Doctor

    There are certain things that doctors are great at. How to prescribe medications? Yes. How to do surgery? Yes. Nutrition and weight loss? No, definitely not. Yo... Read more

    The 09 December 2018 by   Dietdoctor
    DIET & WEIGHT, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, MEDICINE
  • Sunday 9th December: Annie Chinery

    Sunday December: Annie Chinery

    I'd like to begin this blogpost by saying that I do love my mother-in-law very much. My own mother died shortly before my marriage, and Ma Walker did exactly th... Read more

    The 09 December 2018 by   Kirsty Stonell Walker
    CULTURE
  • Indoor Air Pollution: Are You Protected?

    Most of us think of big cities and smog clouds when contemplating air pollution. However, indoor air pollution can be just as prevalent and dangerous, if not... Read more

    The 09 December 2018 by   Meet Rv