Joined Jul 15 2011
80 years old
I'm coming up on age 75, and while that's 3/4 of a century, I surely don't feel it. My bones and joints do, but that's their problem! I deal with all the joint replacements, as well as those that are not, and get on with it.
I am married for the third time to my junior/senior highschool sweetheart. We have each been widowed not once, but twice. After 50 years, I found him on classmates.com, sent him a brief message, not knowing whether he would even remember me. Remember? Was I kidding? He said he had kept me in his heart all those years, and never stopped loving me. Oh, my goodness! We emailed for a few weeks, then began the phone calling...every night! I absolutely loved it, and loved him for not having ever changed; only growing sweeter. He came from CA to see me, came back to help me following a hip replacement, and proposed to me. We've been married for 7 years.
Life is good, but he still maintains him home in CA, and misses his family, so it's lots of trips back and forth from Mississippi. At least he has accepted becoming a MS resident well. It would be easier for him if I could accept becoming a CA resident again, but he realizes that this is the first place I've lived where I could find real peace, and isn't about to ask me to leave my place in the woods.
Besides, I vowed I would not move my piano ever again! I am celebrating it's 100th birthday this year.....all year long! It's an 850# upright grand, a Shumann, and I wouldn't trade it for anything. It has a cast iron sounding board, and has never broken a string. That's because when it loses it's tune, it raises instead of lowering, so the strings need to be loosened; not tightened. Amazing. It hold its tune so well, that the piano tuner I use is envious.
At any rate, we find life is good, and enjoy it to the fullest. He is precious, and spoils me rotten. I love it.
I have 5 children, 10 grands and 12 greats. I don't feel like a great-grandmother, but then what is one supposed to feel like? Again, my body is an absolute disaster, but I don't feel broken down or old. Could it just be because of my Ronnie???
My interests include four acres of paradise with many flower gardens, and now a sizeable vegetable garden that is Ronnie's project. He'll never be wanting for something to do on this place. When he first came here, he said, "This place has good job security!" Since I am no longer able to do the heavier work, and could not find reliable help in order to maintain it, I was ready to put it on the market, and build a small place in the woods with no yard work. Along came Ronnie to the rescue, and has enable me to stay on this charming and peace-filled place.
Other interests include music, of course, and I so enjoy my piano and organ. Actuallly, the item I play the best is the stereo! However, I do find myself advancing some, and you, Miss Cynthia, have just provided me with the most beautiful, peaceful music in the intermediate range that I find I can just sit down and play! This is what I've been looking for. THANK YOU!
I love to knit, crochet, cross stitch, and make pine needle baskets, as well. I love to cook, and create good things in the kitchen, but our diabetes and weight control programs restrict me somewhat. However, I do provide Ronnie with a weekend treat. This can be whatever he wants, but if it's pie, for example, I make him one individual serving. If it's ice cream, we don't purchase the big bucket! We go out for ice cream. I don't want it in the house! Well, I want it, but would eat it every night until it was gone.
I believe this is enough of "a little about myself". Thank you for reading all this!