Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Okay Birthday time again. Yes this would be my 70 th yes I said 70. The sad part of that is I can no longer say I am in my 60's. This birthday was a great one. I saw my daughters together with me for the first time in 38 years. Was a birthday to remember unlike last year,that I want to forget. I had two birthday days this year, the 24th with my daughters Donna and Kim , then on the 25th with my daughter Amie and her family. Too awesome for words, it was great.

On a sad note this is the year I lost my wife to a rare illness. We were married for 37 years and I sure miss her a great deal. I have a monument in the corner of my living room dedicated to Barbara, including the fireplace she always wanted . It has been a rather big change learning to live alone but I like to think I am doing the best I can. I will always miss my Barbara but life goes on for now.

My company for now is my beloved kittens Ellie and Lexi , and I Think they are starting to understand english, from me talking to them so much, and belive it or not they don't talk back. It has been a big change in lifestyle and I am in hopes of doing things a little different. I am trying to live everyday to the fullest and enjoy everything possible for my age. Belive it or not age, although you are wiser things come a little slower. I can do everything I used to,just a little slower. Well I just wanted to let my MANY fans know I am still above the dirt not below it. For now it is Jim signing off.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

What Could Be Great About Being Over 65?

As good as those peak work years were,and childhood and young adult years, and the child-rearing decades ,too,the time of life that begins at 65 tops them all. Of course,having those other parts of life behind me has something to do with this. A lot of "have-to's" are in the past,and I am more free than ever before to choose how I spend my time. What shall I learn more about or become better at, or what new activity shall I try.

I sense a world of possibilities, many more than when I was 18 and starting my work life. Though I am not rich and have some age related physical problems that limit what I can do, I still have some responsibilities that take up some of my time,I know that I am the happiest I've ever been. Key to this new state of being is that I find it impossible to dwell on what I don't have or can't change.

Perhaps some people were born with this attitude or developed it along the way, but I cannot imagine having reached this state earlier than 65. Becoming a card carrying member of the senior generation was a reality check. I don't have time to waste on ways in which the glass is half empty. Instead I pay attention to the good and the good within the bad. I am not preoccupied with how I can make life turn out one way or another. For the most part,it has already turned out.

I appreciate things I didn't notice earlier in my life-a strangers smile,a driver who slows to allow me to change lanes. The priorities that dictate how I spend my time are clear: the people I love,the activities I enjoy and those that keep me healthy. Observing my children move along in their life paths, does not make me long to relive mine. For me, it's great to be on the other side of those rich parts of life, free from the demands that go along with them and free from "WHAT IF" and "IF ONLY" thinking. Nothing like freedom to do what you want when you want to and enjoy it to the fullest.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Birthday Time

Hello to all my many followers. Just wanted to vent my frustration with july and aug. The day before my birthday july 25th my dog of 12 years suffered a stroke. Took her to the vet and in addition to a stroke she had cancer. So in all fairness to my sweet KATIE I had to put her down,like loosing one of the family. Will remember her forever she was a sweetheart. Then came my birthday, it was one of the worse birthdays ever( and I always thought 69 was a fun number) not so. Two days after my birthday had to call 911 for my wife. She spent 4 days in the hospital with numerous things wrong. She was released on a friday and the folling tues had to rush her back to the hospital. The changed her antibiotic and said they dont know what else to do. The following tues took her to a holistic person because she was no better. She gave her pills ,vitiams ,silver etc. the folling tues had to rush her back to this holistic person for more test. This has been a long horriable 5 weeks, hope 70 is a better number. Sixty nine sucks unless it is meant in a sexual way,that I could enjoy being 69 is not the ans. Looking forward to 70,has to be better. Just wanted to post something so all my follers knew I was above dirt not below dirt , Things will get better.....they have to .

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Had this on my mind and wanted to vent it to all my many followers. Just my opinon,if you agree or disagree please comment,would love to hear your take on my feelings.................................

You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for,another person must work for without receiving. The govermment cannot give to anybody anything that the govermment does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for,that my friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation.You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it. ........

Just my opinion,right or wrong.


Sunday, July 26, 2009


Just wanted to let all know I survived another birthday. Getting older only means getting wiser. If I knew I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of myself when I was younger. I am in pretty good shape for my age,a lot of friends and family seem like they are 20 years older than me. Mentally I am 25 physically I am 26...not bad for an old fart. Any day above ground is better than 20 under ground. My birthday was a pleasant one,got a complete body massage,had a great dinner,talked to all my family ,and my special friend Joni. All in all a very nice day.Looking forward to my next birthday ,only 364 days away. OK just wanted all of my many followers to know I am alive and well.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thur.Eve ramble

Hi to all my follower's. Just starting this new blog, trying new things. Wanted to tell all that Big Brother is about to start and I predict Laura will be leaving the big brother house. Had some showers today that helped the tomato plants,I am sure you are all interested in that. Will get better at coming up with ideas so stay with me until I get my feet wet. Just wanted to get a post so people know I am out here.