Travel Journal

Another Year Older, Ouch!

(Tuesday 30 December 2014) by Rick Clot
Today is my birthday. Today I am 69 years old and I can't believe there was a time when I looked at 40 year olds and thought they were old people. My opinion of 69 year olds were people who were just waiting around for the big one, that stroke or heart attack that would put them in a box and send them to that ultimate meeting in the forever after. But turning 69 today doesn't seem like that big of a deal. I'm still holding on to my health although every year my grip seems to loosen a bit. I still play softball twice a week even though it takes me longer to loosen up before games. It also takes me longer to run the bases on the rare occasion I reach base safely. I swear, somebody is moving the bases farther away. Just recently my new nickname has become 50/50 which refers to my chances of catching a fly ball in the outfield. And bending over to field a base hit has become an adventure. The bending over part is not so bad. It's the getting back up part that's the killer. Anyway, we are going out to dinner tonight with some family members to a cozy little restaurant then back to our house for dessert. On the dessert menu will be Sara Lee cheesecake, one of my all time favorite little pleasures in life. How I love that cheesecake.

Until Next Time,
Putting on the calories in Surprise,


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