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Re: Elderly wisdom and staying on top of things!


Pam, Thanks for the pat on the back!  Cercis

> [Original Message]
> From: Pamela J. Evans <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
 > Date: 01/25/2003 10:30:41 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Elderly wisdom and staying on top of things!
>
> There is nothing selfish about pursuing the interests you like or doing
> things for yourself. And choosing only the activities you like and that
> suit you is a great way to keep life simple. Why be pressured into doing
> things any other way??
> 
> 
> :-D
> 
> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> From: "Georgene Bramlage" <cercis2@earthlink.net>
> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date:  Sat, 25 Jan 2003 9:20:35 -0500
> 
> >01/25  Theresa, I'm sure everyone has his/her own method...mine
> >1) pray a lot...particularly saying "Thank You!" whenever I find
something
> >nice and/or good.  The number improves the more often one say "Thank
You!"
> >2)  don't think so much about retirement, but know what you can or can't
do
> >/ accomplish...know when to give up or give in!  And this goes for
> >retirement as well...I'm beginning to feel as if I could write a book
about
> >attitude adjustments :+)
> >3)  read lots of garden catalogs and books so you can dream a lot...even
if
> >"stuff" never gets planted or dies because you mistakenly put it in the
> >wrong spot or forgot to take care of it.
> >4)  surround yourself with "real" gardeners! I initially joined what was
a
> >very social garden club (sort of felt like capitulation) so I could "talk
> >plants" with others.  Guess what...the garden club has changed in subtle
> >and non subtle ways and is now less social and more "sophisticated" and
> >very much more active and garden oriented.  Our members, though all
women,
> >are very much like female members of this list :+) And then I joined
myself
> >and husband to another larger garden club in another town north of us
that
> >allows single males (!) and couples (!)...sometimes we don't do as much
as
> >its core group, but we do enjoy ourselves, time permitting.
> >6)  I've reached the point (in my maturity!)where unless something is
> >essential for family benefit I take on no obligations (unless they seem
> >like FUN!) unless they are plant related.  Am I selfish or what?!  I also
> >spend a lot of time writing...mostly about plants because I have a good
> >reason for researching and it is a good outlet.
> >5)  as for employees, kids and curmudgeonly spouses...one can either
learn
> >to live with the mess or keep nudging them to pick up after themselves!
> >Nice talking with you...stay warm and stay happy or at least content! 
> >
> >
> >> [Original Message]
> >> From: Theresa- yahoo <tchessie@yahoo.com>
> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Date: 01/23/2003 10:37:34 PM
> >> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Re: now elderly ramblings< now elderly wisdom
(orany
> >other kind of wisdom for that matter!
> >>
> >> OK-  somebody quick tell me the secret- how do you keep going everyday
and
> >> not just want to scream or stay in bed all day!  This has been a
> >> particularly bad week- but- man I need to win the lottery so I can
retire
> >> and play in my garden instead of going to work!  I actually had to
talk to
> >> my staff about cleaning up after themselves today- and people wonder
why I
> >> haven't had kids yet!
> >> So- how do you all keep your sanity??
> >> 
> >> Theresa
> >> 
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> >> Behalf Of Aplfgcnys@aol.com
> >> Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2003 6:17 AM
> >> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: We are so sorry to announce ......now elderly
> >> ramblings
> >> 
> >> 
> >> In a message dated 01/23/2003 1:57:27 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> >> mhobertm@excite.com writes:
> >> 
> >> > My goodness, Auralie--you make yourself sound quite ancient..
> >> 
> >> Believe me, Melody, there are mornings when, at 74, I feel ancient. 
And
> >> then
> >> when I work in my garden and things grow well, and when I share
interests
> >> with friends, I don't feel that old at all.  As long as the old body
keeps
> >> moving - and on mornings like this when the temperature is in the
single
> >> digits, it moves more slowly - and the mind keeps functioning, I guess
> >> chronological age doesn't matter too much. That's a good thing about
the
> >> Internet - you can't see all my wrinkles.  Jim may sound like a
grandpa to
> >> you, but to me he sounds more like one of my sons - God bless 'em. 
> >Auralie
> >> 
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> >
> >
> >--- Georgene Bramlage
> >--- cercis2@earthlink.net
> >Personal Web Page: Over the Garden
> >Gate(http://www.suite101.com/myhome.cfm/cercis2)
> >Topics at Suite101.com:
> >Designing Home Landscapes(http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/17244) -
> >Begun November 2002
> >A Homeowner's Guide to Landscaping
> >(http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/16118) -Archived November 2002
> >
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> 
> --
> Pam Evans
> Kemp TX/zone 8A
> 
> 
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--- Georgene Bramlage
--- cercis2@earthlink.net
Personal Web Page: Over the Garden
Gate(http://www.suite101.com/myhome.cfm/cercis2)
Topics at Suite101.com:
Designing Home Landscapes(http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/17244) -
Begun November 2002
A Homeowner's Guide to Landscaping
(http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/16118) -Archived November 2002

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