Posts Tagged ‘ growing older ’


Jan 27th, 2013 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

This past weekend marked the official and pragmatic closing of one of the colleges my seniors generation attended. It was the oldest junior college in the state of Texas. It had been the launching pad for lots of folk who had groomed themselves for other educational experiences. Lots of sentiment was sold off in an auction of its properties. Lots of memories went up for sale. Only those who had invested part of their lives there knew what those memories represented.

Now, it is gone. You know you are older when all of the schools you attended have fallen to the wrecker’s ball or have been converted to other uses. No more walking those familiar hallways. No more reminiscing in former classrooms, cafeterias, over college pride. From elementary to college now there is nothing left but a museum here, an office there, a proposed business, a faded collection of structures that mean little to most,


Jan 17th, 2013 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

As seniors age all kinds of signs appear to remind us of occurrences that suggest change in our physical and psychological state of being. These are often obvious, sometimes subtle, frequently temporary.

Others are daily symbols of our having passed one milestone or another. Just the other day, a two hour respite (?) in the dental chair indicated that enough time had passed that major attention was required. At the same time that is happening, I am recovering from a corneal transplant, my fourth, which indicates that my inherited difficulty with vision continues in my 70’s.