Category Archives: AGING

Oofta when did I get old?

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I am a child of the sixties in my sixties. I can no longer say that I am middle aged.  I look in the mirror and see my mother…where did those sagging cheeks come from?  And why are my knees  starting to brother me?  Another thing, what is the deal with dry eyes and mouth?  Oofta, oofda…when did I get old?

Seeking to maintain my health and youth over the years I have watched my diet, (accept for an occasional cookie or beer) and exercised when I found the time…and bought multiple and sundry beauty items.  Age laughs at my attempts to hold it back.

Needless to say, time is now at a premium.  So as I slide through my 60’s I try use each minute.. but, an afternoon nap often calls on my days off and housekeeping chores are put off.

Age is a number…I get that.  But days are numbered too.


oofta, I love Co!





we are enjoying a week at a working ranch in Southwest Colorado.  This was just a short hike from our bunk house.  while retirement is a few years away…we took a drive today to check out homes for sale.  Oofta, if we win the lottery we will be out here in a flash!  Swedish German that I am…I think that my ancestors would not understand. Desert?  No trees?  But it is so beautiful here, I just know that this is apart of my future.ruins2




He negotiated with Jimmy Hoffa…he is the brains and brawn behind Chun King Foods…and dozens of other top name brands in the food industry.  This month, this titan of industry turned 90 years old.

I had the pleasure recently to sit down with Duluth’s multi millionaire entreprenuer….and he is still a force in our community.

Oofta!  We should all be this active at ninty….click Jeno’s photo to see the story of America’s coolest boss over 90!

Oofta Pirates seen on Hill Lake!



Oofta, the Pirates have landed in Hill City, Minnesota. Seriously the pirate in the middle is my mother and she in 82 years old. If it is really a matter of genetics I have a lot of life to look forward to!

If you Missed it…here is a podcast about growing old.

Gas prices and conservation…Oofta!

I am at a certain age where I am closer to retirement than midlife crisis…and Oofta between upcoming winter heating bills and ongoing pain at the pump I truly worry that my 401K will see me through the many years to come.

Funny I never feared that possibility two years ago. My retirement fund was climbing weekly and the visions of security in my golden years seemed assured. Heck I shop at Walmart! In fact my Golden Parachute included a job as “greeter.” Oofta, how many of us have thought about that possibility to supplement our Social Security.

Today banks are failing, the stock market is plunging and there’s a waiting list for those jobs.

I’ve never squandered my money…now the money I do have seems even more dear. And that leads me to a idea I have been mulling over. MAYBE it is time to buy a scooter. They are gas sippers, I still have my balance and would probably survive a drive into town and back…and frankly they look like they’d be fun!



My purchase would also stimulate the economy.

I imagine the wind blowing thru my hair as I wave happily to my neighbors and the town folks. Putt, putt, putting thru town…with the songs from Easy Rider playing on my 25 year old Walkman. I’d like a little basket up front for my dog. He loves to ride shotgun. I am still mulling over models. Safety or style? Practicality or flamboyance?

I am leaning toward something in red…but the training wheels? They have to go!