In the second beginning

My new blog will be called "On the Back Burner". I decided on this name because the column that I write for our congregation's monthly bulletin is called,"On the Front Burner". My thoughts are from my placing my life in a holding pattern. There is so much that I still want to do. I figure that I only have 20 more years to do things, and you know how fast time moves when you are 80 years old. And eighty is old. I don't like the expression, "eighty years young". That's an insult. I know that I have wrinkles, that I wear glasses, that I am shrinking. I am proud of all of this. I have reached this day in reasonably good shape, with a good attitude toward life and I celebrate that. Eighty years old is a mark of respect and distiction. Do not take it away from me. There are things on my bucket list that are on the back burner until I can get to them. I want to ride a motorcycle on Trail Ridge Road in Colorado. I want to have a driver drive me in a motor home, stopping for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches along scenic roads. I am thinking that this would be a great time for the Grandchildren to take turns driving me in this motor home. I have it all planned out. They could take 7 to 8 day turns and we could see America. I know, I could do this in a car, but a motor home sounds like so much more fun. And gas is getting cheaper. I can bring my pet. Cool.Come along on this new journey. It's called life.

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debbie jefko | Reply 30.03.2015 17.55

Love it. Love how you brace life.

debbie jefko 30.03.2015 17.57

Should be embrace life!

mousenik | Reply 30.03.2015 16.35

aren't motorcycles dangerous? Be careful!

Sharon napshin | Reply 30.03.2015 14.34

Hooray, my favorite morning read is back. Better than any newspaper columnist, the adventures of Leona make me smile, think and enjoy life. Thanks so much!

Ginnie Srenman | Reply 30.03.2015 14.25

Very nice Leona. I hope you get to do everything. Come over to our house any time. We love seeing you and talking to you. Bless you, Ginnie

Bettye Buchman | Reply 30.03.2015 14.15

Welcome back with your new blog. I love reading your stories.

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Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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