Posts tagged: Ageing well

Love endures for Frank and li’l sis Lilian

  It was a touching moment when the two siblings – my 95-year-old father Frank and his 92-year-old sister Lilian – fell into each other’s arms and wept.   They had not seen each other for two years since my Auntie Lilian’s 90th birthday and the emotional reunion took place at father’s facility – the Glynde […]

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Frail Frank soldiers on at 95 years.

My frail father, Frank, turns 95 today and my sister Anne and I are with him as he shuffles on his walking frame to Kafe Schulz, the restaurant in his nursing home where we will buy him a chocolate drink and cake. Frank has always been a chatty fellow and talks as he walks. He is […]

Lunch reveals lives of older boomers

We are seven women of a certain age, who are lunching together at Kate’s place to celebrate my long-time friend  Sheryl’s birthday.   Sheryl is a baby boomer creeping further into her early 60s and we range in age from her sister, Diane, the youngest at 58 years of age to Margaret, who is 70 years […]

A moment with Margaret

In  the midst of the Christmas shopping frenzy I met an old woman in a wheelchair and she called out to me in barely legible words that she was selling a book for $2 a copy. “It’s a book of my poetry,’’ she says as I momentarily stop. Her left hand is wrapped in a […]