A senior citizen’s take at the hastily passing scene

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Another month has come and long past. Do they seem to return and go faster as you get older, or do the days drag by way of for you?

I hope you hold busy with stuff you experience and added that such things would possibly consist of your paintings in case you are nonetheless in the group of workers. Almost every day after I turned into an instructor, and then a professor and administrator, the days appeared to fly through, as did the years. Since retirement, I’ve nonetheless had “my list” of what I want to do every day, and the exceptional aspect approximately being retired is that it’s very flexible. Some days I say to Jane, “Let’s cross for an experience,” and we take off in our car for south, north, or west. We’re already approximately as some distance east as you may cross in this valley, and so our massive windows at the again of our home appearance out over one beautiful and blessed location to stay — Cache Valley, USA.

 

I’m satisfied we did our traveling before rheumatoid arthritis crept into my frame, and the journey we did — to the north, south, east, and west, in addition to to the isles of the sea and continents of Asia and Europe. We led tours to Hawaii for the USU alumni and then ended up having that as our “base” when we served a -yr task for our church. We labored with faculty administrators, instructors, and couples we had encouraged to be at the faculties full-time as they served. Many of them had been additionally from Cache Valley, due to the fact the ones have been the folks we knew great, but some others from throughout the country and Canada also volunteered as missionaries for the International Teacher Education Program, ITEP.

We’ve visible humans from throughout and word many distinctive “styles.” Styles certain appear to trade over time.

I’ve been questioning lots lately approximately the sorts of today. Jane has been reducing my hair for many years, as she did for our seven sons when they needed a trim. It seems that many men, or even some young boys, have determined it’s excellent to be bald. (I wish they’ve hats to wear or use lots of sunscreens now that summer is coming.) Now, after which I’d want to ask one with an obviously shaved and “designed” haircut just where they had this performed? It’s nearly a work of art.

Some women and teenage ladies have joined the fashion, and wow, the colors are shiny and beautiful. Perhaps that’s what they are looking for. “Look at me.” “I want to stand out in a collection or crowd.” It’s likely a segment and possibly higher than constantly sporting a headband or even a veil when out in public like an awesome part of the world’s populace. But for anything purpose, they DO acquire many 2d seems and confused expressions from we who are in the older set.

When I turned into the essential at the Edith Bowen Laboratory School at USU (no longer the equal building or faculty that exists today), the fashion for boys became to put on pants as little as they could without them falling off. Not all of the boys did this, of course, however, some did and once in a while at recess or P.E., several of the boys did have their pants crumple after they have been walking. Embarrassed? I doubt it. It turned into all part of being “stylish” at the time.

When we had been at Wal-Mart not long in the past, I noticed two ladies with green hair and one with crimson. Jane stated to me, “Don’t ask, simply hold on seeking out what we came for.” I told her that I thought the green one perhaps turned into for St. Patrick’s Day, however, what day is it for Crimson?

According to the dictionary, an elegant person is someone who has an ambitious experience of style — like a queen with flowing gowns and robes or your friend who usually wears the high-quality-looking jeans. Stylish can describe well mannered and fashionable manners, or it may describe dressing with the modern-day style tendencies, such as you walked off the pages of a magazine.

Does being stylish suggest that you need to be uncomfortable? For girls, the answer is sort of without a doubt yes. There’s just no doubt approximately it. Some women put on excessive-heeled shoes, dresses, extensions in their hair, and goodness knows what else. None of these things are specifically at ease. In reality, it has been cautioned on severa events that carrying heeled shoes will increase the danger of knee and joint problems, specifically at a later age. The true information, even though, is that there are ways to make certain that looking elegant isn’t impacting your level of consolation, and here are most of the high-quality opportunities to don’t forget on that front.

There are plenty of fashionable shoes that aren’t in particular secure even for guys. A get dressed shoe or business shoe, for instance, is by no means going to present your feet the consolation that they deserve. But they are able to, with an object like a cushioned insole. These soles may be positioned interior any shoe to make them extra secure and make it experience like stepping on a reminiscence foam mattress. As properly as imparting extra consolation, they will additionally preserve your feet heat via the iciness months, and no person could be able to tell you’re sporting them.

On to a distinct sort of “style” … There are even styles of poetry. A short rhyming poem with 14 lines is a sonnet. A 5-line witty poem with a unique rhythm is a limerick. And Haiku is famend for its small size in addition to the suitable punctuation and syllables wanted on its 3 lines.

Here’s the best poem that comes to thoughts at this second: “Fleas, Adam had ‘em.”

Do you ever experience “old” and a part of another era? I actually have another birthday arising soon, and I knew that I am old. I’m even a senior citizen. I wonder if they give double reductions for that anywhere? And simply so you recognize, I don’t have fleas … but!