Psalm 90:10, "The length of our days is seventy years—or eighty if we are strong....
Three Score and Ten the Introduction,|
Well here we go, After 50 years I am going to take another attempt at writing. The first time was the Palmer writers correspondence school in 1969. The writing will be not a book that will be written with the idea of being published, But will be a writing of thoughts unencumbered by possible publishing and monetary gain. This writing will be a hybrid of Journal and Reminisce. It is important to me that the writings are my true thoughts at the time, not influenced by any factor. The writing will try to explain how a 70 year old white, male USA citizen now relates to today's world. Is every oldest generation lost in their own world, that they aged into? What do I see, and feel as I age farther. I know I am not normal as in what this world today would consider normal. But I hope I am in the ball park writing the thoughts of a 70 year old. I hope for you to learn to know who I am, As I search for Who I am at 70+ This work will carry on until I am no longer able to think or write. This will be done on a nearly daily writing interwoven with a life's reminiscing. This writing has been in the planning for 10 plus years. and I have now made it to this starting point. This writing is dedicated to My Wife The Kitten, My family, My grand children, Lukas, Levi, Luis, Lydia and Sonora Pearl. I thank you God that you have allowed me to have your Three Score and Ten Time.
| I had a more restful morning, I did some gluing of books, and reading. It was on my to do list to write, so here I am. it has been difficult to write this evening. I picked up my auction winnings with some disappointment. But I bid without out actually viewing other then the images. So I take it on the chin sometimes. But know I am down, Sometimes I do not know why, Maybe I do. I collect and repair and sell some, Back Issue magazines. I have always found value knowing the past and learning from it. At times looking at old magazine issues from the 50's and 60's can depress me. What has happened since the WW2. As I look back and view the past it seems to me we have not improved anything, our Culture, Civility or Society wise. When you are aware of the past and what was, and know look at the present and what looks like the future it is depressing. Are we circling the drain? The younger people need to know things were not always as they are now. Things are possible to be better. If you search you inner being carefully you will know where it starts, It starts with us and a belief in God. God Bless Us All
It is again too long between writing, Every time I turn around it is another week gone. The trip north went well, I had a good visit with my cousin. I did get some line fence work done, mostly marking and signs posted for the deer season up coming. My nephews only hunt the farm and it needs to stay that way. my one nephews son got a nice size buck this year during the early youth hunt. He was one excited young hunter. His proper name is Hunter. Then we had our little get together for our now 80 year old neighbor, It went well. I think she was pleased. Then we drained our water system for the season. When we go up during the cold we only refill the cold water leaving the hot water drained. It is much simpler to fill and re- drain the cold water only. The biggest problem was my heart during the first night, I think I got over tired. I take limited medication for A-Fib. Me getting over tired can cause problems. The time change most likely did not help. But now to more recent news.
We are getting thing ready for winter here, Weather stripping doors, and Caulking. We are now also raking leaves and filling our leave compost operation. There is still Brussel Sprouts to pick one more time and Garlic and Strawberries to cover. We work to have things buttoned up here by Thanksgiving which is appropriate.
We will be in this old Queen Ann house 24 years in January. which is the longest either one of us has been in any one location. I never planned to be here this long. we had planned to move north 10 years ago. We could not do it. For us it would have been to stressful and would have been a bad choice. Now we will stay here till the end but I will not let the place fall down around us. Our kids and grandkids will need to carry us out. but I do worry about the upkeep here. The future will be interesting but also scary. Now onto weather stripping.
I hope you are having a Blessed Day
|Three Score and Now Eleven + Day 83
It is Nov 8 and very nice out, Went out in the Kayak Fishing, A first for a November day. It is normally out with the ice fishing shack in November. Only caught one crappie but sure was nice to be out this late in season. The months sure fly by now, It seems every time I turn around I am paying utilities. But I guess the alternative is not good either. We are closing in on our seasonal outdoor do list. If the weather holds for a bit longer and nothing new pops up we should close soon.
We are leaving for the north again tomorrow. I want to do some line fence work. Then I want to visit a cousin, she is about 3 years older then me. I would think we will have a lot to talk about after all this water is though the dam since out childhood. I pray it goes well. Then we are having a small get together for our next door neighbor. She will be 80 years old om Wednesday, quit a mild stone. I would say living 80 years in this world is an accomplishment to be celebrated. Then return on Friday and finish up outside. Have Blessed Week All