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Seniors: Strangers, Rangers, and Partners

Apr 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Relationships in retirement come in all kinds of forms, often unexpected, often serendipitous, often very rewarding.

The other day as I stood in the express check out lane at our local market, I struck up a conversation with a gentleman, just behind me. A quick few sentences revealed that he knew my mother, who had been his nurse years before when she was still actively employed.

It only took a few moments to discover his mother was also still living and he was her primary caretaker. We discussed the ramifications of that undertaking. He enjoys fishing, has some heart issues, has lived in our town all his life. That was one of those experiences in meeting a stranger, but discovering a ranger, someone who ambles into your life unexpectedly and pleasurably.