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Month: October 2018

My Mother’s Aging Poem

OLD AGE IS HELL

By Geraldine K. Purse

The body gets stiff, you get cramps in your legs

Corns on your feet as big as hen’s eggs,

Gas in your stomach, elimination is poor

Take Ex-lax at night, but then you’re not sure.

You soak in the tub or the body will smell,

It’s just like I said: OLD AGE IS HELL!

The teeth start decaying, eyesight is poor,

Hair falling out all over the floor,

Sex life is shot, it’s a thing of the past,

Don’t kid yourself, friends, even that doesn’t last.

Can’t go to parties, don’t dance anymore

Just putting it mildly, you’re a hell of a bore.

Liquor is out, can’t take a chance

The bladder is weak, might pee in your pants.

Nothing to plan for, nothing to expect

Just the mailman bringing your Security check.

Now, be sure your affairs are in order and you will is made right

Or on the way to your grave, there’ll be a hell of a fight.

So, if this year you feel fairly well,

Thank God you’re alive, although Old AGE IS HELL.

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Fruit Harvest 2018

Last year, Mother Nature wiped out all the blooms on fruit trees, so we got nothing – but this has been a better year.

Last year, we planted a little peach tree. Our entire yield this year consisted of two peaches. We anxiously watched them till they were ready to pick, and they were yummy. Obviously, we are hoping for a few more next year.

At one time, someone planted trees out along our irrigation line that were peaches grafted onto plum bases. When we moved here, there were only a couple branches of peach left, and now they have totally reverted to little green wild plums. In addition to freezing some, we got a dehydrating machine on Craig’s List and have been making prunes. We all know about old folks and prunes, so…enough said.

The raspberries have also done great and there is a stash in the freezer.

Gwynne got disgusted after a few bad garden years and plowed it under last fall, but I really hate the tasteless store tomatoes, so we got just two small plants and have had enough to eat fresh.

I was pretty happy about homemade apple pies earlier in the year, then figured out they were FAUX apple pies made with zucchini. OK, they were pretty good with ice cream or whipped cream on top, but now we have REAL apples and the pies are even better.

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