Senior Ramblings

| April 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Farewell Chat

As we age, it’s inevitable that we lose some of our family and friends. Over the past few months I’ve lost three friends. They were younger than I am, in their 70s. The first was Pete D., a loving and caring man, who was one of eight children and of Greek ancestry.  He had family in Greece and visited them several times. He was an excellent florist, and I’ll miss him.

My second friend was Richard D. who owned a pet shop. He used to bring his pet parrot, Amiga, to visit. He was a very kind man who loved to travel, and just returned from a trip to Africa. Richard D. was also a volunteer at Mercy Hospital.

My third friend who recently left us was Roger M. Also a kind and caring man, he collected vintage vehicles (50 years and older), and attended car shows throughout the country. Though he had a hearing problem, he was always kind and had a smile on his face.

I shall dearly miss these fine gentlemen.

Pet Chat

I have a wonderful calico, female cat named Samantha. I adopted her a few years ago from the San Diego Humane Society on Gaines Street. She’s now about 11 years old.

Here are some cat facts:

  • Cats purr as a sign of contentment. However, they only do this in the presence of another cat or person.
  • Cats hiss as a sign of defensive aggression. Cats that hiss are frightened, and they may attack if they feel cornered.

Friendship Sayings

My friend is not perfect, nor am I, and so we suit each other admirable…Alexander Pope. It is better to be in chains with friends than in a garden with strangers…Persian proverb. The language of friendship is not words, but meanings. It is an intelligence above language…Thoreau. There is no desert like being friendless…Baltasar Gracian.

Irish Humor Chat

If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks…Brendon Behan. This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever…Sigmund Freud. And now, whatever you think of the Irish (I love them!), go on out and hold someone’s hand!

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