We recently got to celebrate a BIG birthday with a special girl. Mr B’s mom, Franny D, turned 80 years young. Those might be some good gene’s he’s carrying around.
What’s a birthday without cake? So I made a pile of chocolate cupcakes to share with all her neighbours, but unfortunately they are not allowed outside food 😦 Luckily the staff gladly took them off my hands. One of the guys admittedly felt guilty, but I insisted. I didn’t want 20 cupcakes tempting me at home. We lit a single candle for Franny and it appeared she enjoyed every moment. Or it’s possible she’s just cracking up at our off key rendition of Happy Birthday. Either way, it’s always good to see her smile.
Do you dread getting older? I always think, “I don’t want to have to live in these places”. I’m just the fussiest eater ever and I like to stay up too late. I think it’d be the pits to be told what to do and when to do it. But honestly, I haven’t seen Franny D this happy in some time. It does seem like her calendar is plenty full.
(mmm……. Jo Jo’s Corn Maze, is that a good idea with seniors?)
The staff is friendly and attentive and there’s a really nice sunken garden to visit. We went for a little stroll in the sunshine. It’s a really pretty view out Franny’s window too.
Garden flowers can’t help but put a smile on your face. Oh and guess what? You’re also never too old for a new boyfriend. Melvin and Fran held hands in the backseat when we took them out for dinner.
It was so cute. We’re really happy that they have found each other. Admittedly, I really shouldn’t worry yet. Is it possible there’s more to getting older than I think? Perhaps as long as you can feel the sun on your face and can hold hands with someone you love, it’ll all be ok. As the old song goes, “Fairytale’s can come true, it can happen to you, if you’re young at heart”.
What say you?
Your perfect retirement will include…
golf, travel, hobbies, grandkids?
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