Too old to die young
By Judy Evans
December 19, 2017 6:12am CST
A friend sent me an email regarding a calendar put out by a German nursing home. Various residents appear in each month. Professional photographers and make-up artists were used to create some very classy photos. The stances are all iconic so James Bond is there together with classic poses from Dirty Dancing, Easy Rider, Cabaret, Titanic and others. However it is the last quotation that hit home with me. It reads ‘Do not regret growing old. It is a privilege denied to many.’ So that is something to ponder on for us oldies. Be grateful for every day above ground. As I said to Vince just a day or two ago ‘we’re now too old to die young’. He and I need to remember to be grateful for the fact that we are still alive. The photo is of Queen Victoria in George Square, Glasgow, Scotland, with an irreverent seagull perched on her head. Isn't it a beautiful model of the horse?
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• United States
We were lucky to see that very statue in Glasgow!!! I recognized it instantly when I opened your page, and it's been a little over five years since I saw it. At least my old memory isn't gone, yet! That is a very wise quote, and one which we try very hard to live by.
• Bunbury, Australia
I would have to agree with that. My mother lived to 104 and was in her own home until she was 99. Not having enough to keep herself occupied in the nursing home was a constant source of frustration for her. At the finish, her sight had gone and she was nearly deaf. She used to fold towels for the laundry ladies just so she had something to do.
Thanks for pointing that seagull out. I did check the photo in the beginning, admiring the horse, but couldn't work out what that white top 'thing' was that sit on a horse. Thought it was a kind of a fancy torch . Now that you explained, I could see very clearly some handsome figure sitting there on that beautiful horse, with the despicable and illiterate seagull which didn't learn enough history, hence, had no respect for that queen!