|Record released in 1951.|
Okay. You may not know who but the scientists are saying the first person who will live to be 150 is already alive. I have not received any correspondence indicating that I am in the running. I wonder why? I am not fretting one bit because 150 is hard to even imagine. If everyone in a family followed that trend they would have to give some kind of discount down at the social security office. A family plan of sorts. Granny, the children, the grands, the great grands, the great great grands, they all could go and apply together. If that trend continues, it will become a crowded place in this old world. I did meet a lady last week who is 97 and let me tell you, she was a character. Spry, animated, excited, with a demonstrated zest for life. She acted at least 65. Hey wait a minute. That's about my age and she may have come across much more active than me. When will people learn to act their age? I think I heard that when I was a kid, more than once, in fact. Maybe she didn't. But, she was wonderful to behold because her deal was to bring a ray of sunshine to everyone she greeted. I say God bless her and may God be thanked for her spirit of joy. That means I have 32 more years before I begin acting like that. What's that you say? If she had waited that long she probably wouldn't have made it to 97. Point well taken.
Have you ever wondered why more people are not attacked at the register in the checkout line? Me too. I ran by the store the other day to pick up a few items and grabbed them and got in line. A lady and her three children were checking out their items. Each child had their own thing they had purchased. The lady had one of those voices that could set off a fire alarm system at any second. Shrill and loud. The kids had their own money. Problem. They did not have enough money. The mom's solution was to raise her voice a few notches and tell each child and everyone else why it's important to know the price and how much you have BEFORE you choose something to buy. I would have left but there were already folks in line behind me. This went on for a while. The kids were upset. The mom was loud and simply put, obnoxious. The young lady at the check out stand finally got them finished even though she had to keep several of the items they didn't have enough money to pay for. She looked at me and said, "Well, I suppose that was rather painless." My reply, "It certainly was not painless to watch." By the looks on the faces of those waiting behind me, it would not have been a good time to announce that I had left my wallet in the car. Yes, I know. It is a part of the fabric of life and I suppose that's why they invented aspirin. Have a good rest of the day and may God help that lady and her children. Amen. .......More later.