Monday Morning Musings

Posted on January 27, 2014 under Monday Morning Musings with no comments yet


Betty and Leah

We’ve just about broken the back of January, so hang in there.

The tribute I did last week for Joe Judique MacDonald received an overwhelming response. I had a number of conversations with family, Joe’s health care workers at the R.K. and friends. There are so many people like Joe who have been robbed of their mental faculties and can no longer tell their own story. I think it is important for all of us to chronicle the lives of our loved ones, when dementia and Alzheimers prevents them from telling their story any longer.

I am sure that there are some people who wish my computer would break so that I would stop sending them stuff on Facebook. The only good news in this is that most of you who are technologically savvy know how to make me go away. I have worked hard to bring a consistent, predictable product to my readers over the past year. It is frustrating when I know they are receiving some but not all of my stories. Those of you who know me well,  know that I don’t give up easily ( stubbornness? ) and I will continue to soldier on.

I was hanging out in Halifax on the weekend with my granddaughter, Leah. It is amazing to watch your grandchildren begin to crawl and start to communicate. We had lunch together and I was picking away at a bowl of grapes. The John Steinbeck classic “The Grapes of Wrath” popped into my head. It seems like everybody is a wine drinker these days. A lot of people  make their own. Some people will even pay $25. for a bottle of wine that is only 6% alcohol by volume. Can you say “Nova 7?” The more I pondered the wine phenomenon, the more I felt compelled to write a story. I dashed to the computer and wrote “The Wrath of Grapes” and you’ll be seeing it here sometime soon.

I hang out a lot with seniors… because I am one of them! I also spend a lot of time with people 20 and 30 years older than me and I love to listen to their stories. I am going to publish a piece in the near future  that was sent to me recently. It is called “The Back Nine.” I couldn’t track down the author. It is NOT about golf but about life. Regardless of your age, I think there are pearls of wisdom in the piece for every person who reads it.

My grateful jar for January is almost full. What are you grateful for today, besides life saving caffeine?!

Have a great week.

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